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Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and The Crow Pre-orders Up
Posted August 5, 2011 07:32 AM by Webmaster
Miramax's upcoming October titles Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and The Crow are
now available for pre-orders on Amazon.com. Those much awaited classic catalog titles are
attractively priced at $13.99, which continue a relatively new and welcome trend, lower
prices for new premium catalog titles.
very nice prices. this is the way it should ALWAYS be for movies as old as these. The Crow is day one for me for sure ! Pulp Fiction really surprises me. I thought an EASY $20 for that one. I got the Poland import so i will wait to see comparisons on the 2. Hope for everybody out there that the US version is as good as the Polish import !
I really hope Miramax gives these films the priority treatment they deserve, though I'm afraid they will DNR the crap out of them. My girlfriend and I watched Jackie Brown (her first time seeing it) on dvd the other night and the print wasn't the greatest and thought that it really needed a good cleanup on blu-ray when it's released. I'm not jumping the gun on any of these movies until I see reviews, just keeping my fingers crossed.
I'm with Azmodeous on this one. The dvd's of Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown have a ton of supplementary stuff. I'll wait till I see reviews on these before I purchase. No pre-order for me, but hopefully I'd like to add all three to my collection.
Went ahead and preordered all three. Reviews usually come out soon enough that i can cancel if it appears the releases will not be up to par. I've noticed a lot of times Amazon rises prices by a buck or two closer to the release date, so might as well lock in this price since i can always cancel if need be.
as many have already said, I also bought the Polish import of Pulp, so I'll be curious to see comparison as well. The import video qualities are outstanding, so it's hard to imagine they could have done better with the US release.
@Lucy Diamond - I'm in, i'll even drive and pay for the beer
@jaws3dfan - Would prefer a DVD or (better yet) a second disc with new features like a retrospective or interviews with the fans instead of the same special features from the 2001 special edition DVD (along with the self absorbed/martyr friendly commentary by Jeff Most).
Still, for improved A/V quality, I'm in for day one, preordered, along with Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, because, well, they're F**KING PULP FICTION AND (the arguably better) JACKIE BROWN!
Oh, and, also, it looks from the cover image on this site that 'Pulp' looks to have a slip cover. Do we know if 'Jackie' and/or 'Crow' are being afforded the same luxury? Sorry, i'm kind of a display whore..
No offense to anyone but it seems like the cool thing to do now to claim that Jackie Brown is QT's best film just to spite the fact that Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, and Reservoir Dogs are his most celebrated films. I mean, that's all I see from posters lately that Jackie Brown is all of a sudden his best film. Well, I have to be the one guy to claim that I think it's his second worst film after Death Proof. Hey, it's still a quality film but it's nowhere near close as Pulp, Basterds, Dogs or even his Kill Bill films.
@ Dellamorte13, i hope that isn't the case. I know this might seem trivial, but one of my favorite features on the DVD was the collection of Pam Grier and Robert Forster trailers from throughout the years and i didn't see those listed in the special features on the BD
I believe that the JB and Pulp Fiction transfers are director approved according to the press release, would make sense considering that was the case with Lionsgate's release of Nolan's Memento (even had the director approved sticker on the cover like a Criterion). I believe the upcoming Mimic release is also getting the same treatment, not sure about The Crow but I hope that is the case.
Just so you know, Quentin Tarantino supervised the new transfers for Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction so I'm sure they will be awesome. Both films will carry the DVDs bonus feature and also they will add new ones so for 13.99 each I think everyone should buy them. Already pre-ordered both!!!
I put JB and PF on preorder today. Sounds like a no-lose proposition to do so and lock in the price. If amazon does any price drops before release day, then I will reorder to lock them down. I did this with The Big Lebowski (1 week to go!). Hopefully the collective optimism displayed here, bears fruit to give us all the transfer/audio quality & special features that we all want.
I've got all 3 on DVD, and to tell you the truth, I don't get Pulp Fiction. I mean, I just don't get the point of the movie. QT's disjointed way of editing films is so confusing, you never know what's going on, or in Jaclkie Brown's case, what's true or not, as if I remember correctly, was a telling of he same incident thru multiple people's perspectives. That said, I don't really care for either film. However, the Crow is a classic. I just hope the sequels get BD releases eventually. Yeah, even 3 & 4.
am i the only worried about that price? that price tells me they just whipped something together and put it out for quick sales, not to make the disc superior. well looks like i'll be waiting on reviews before going anywhere near any of them.
I know what you mean but keep in mind, "Taxi Driver" initially came out at $12.99 and is one of the best BD releases out there, especially for a catalogue title. So, combine that with the fact that QT is supposedly supervising the transfers for his films, then we may have something pretty damn special. I can't speak for "The Crow" though...that one might be a disaster of "From Dusk 'Till Dawn" like proportions. I mean, I know it isn't Echo Bridge but still...
Very excited for all 3. I sold my Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown like 2 years ago so I'll be excited to see them again. Sorry to agree with the "cool" kids but I also think Jackie Brown is an underrated classic. I saw all Tarantino's movies as they came out and didn't love Jackie Brown the first time I saw it but have learned to appreciate it more. I love Pulp Fiction but I have seen it too many times and at times I get bored with it now. Kill Bill is number 1, Inglorious Bastards is 2 and Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction tie for 3. Even though I love Reservoir Dogs it's definitely 4. I think with Jackie Brown it's that the movie really manages to be, not just a tribute to an era, but a really good version of what QT was trying to achieve. It has some definite pacing flaws but it's just too cool of a movie to dismiss. To each his own though. Can't wait to get these back in the collection.
@ Boothill Gunslinger....It's all a matter of opinion. What you like others may not and what others like you may not. It's all cool. I love all 3 films and like many here I think Jakie Brown is Tarantinos best movie, but that is just my opinion. Others may disagree and that is cool with me.
I'll buy them all...I'm I the only 1 who thinks they should release more films from the 80's and 90's?...I'm 26 and love those films more, don't get me wrong there are some good films in the last 11 years but not enough.
Artiste - You didn't have to cancel it...Amazon's pre-order price guarantee means you get it at whatever the lowest price is between when you place your order and when it streets. If the price drops to $2.99 between now and then for even an hour, that's the price you'll pay when they ship it.
I preordered both Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown from Amazon and now i see a price drop for JB that's even better and with Prime I'll have em both day one. As for The Crow the Genon release is good enough for me I can't imagine Lionsgate doing a better job.
Artiste - Verbal is right. I was a little skeptical, until my LOTR EE's came out $16 less than when I pre-ordered them, and they only charged me the lowest amount. Amazon has done a good job by me, but I understand the worry. Can't wait for all of them. "The Crow" is the only one of that series I will own. IMO, the others were terrible.
The Crow - $13.49
Pulp Fiction - $13.99
Jackie Brown - $13.99
The Crow, of course, releases 2 weeks after the Tarantinos, so I tacked Pee-Wee's Big Aventure ($13.49) on to my PF/JB order for a total of $46 after taxes, then ordered The Crow separately (along with a couple of books to get into free shipping territory).