Kind of like the shout factory bestNow that The Thing (1982) is finally coming to 4K UHD in September 2021, I decided to take a closer look at the different transfers that we had so far.
I compared the very first Blu-ray release from Universal in 2008 to the 4K restoration (4K mastered Blu-ray) by Arrow Video from 2017 and the 2K restoration by Shout Factory from 2016.
Don't go by what you see on iTunesNEW comparison including 4K iTunes version!
It's been sold out a while with most retailersReceived automated email from WB Shop that my order has gone to 'processing'.
Also noticed that the item page has disappeared from the store. In fact the item pages from all retailers have now sold out, which is strange because I swear the the Entertainment Store (on eBay) had 100+ copies for sale the other day.
It's been sold out a while with most retailers
A lot of orders done but you need to remember these are limited editions only a set amount is made and each retailer would been allocated a set amount of stock
Amazon likely got most of that allocation due to how many items they order on a regular basis from the distributor
The majority of the discs made are for the 4K standard amaray edition which is what happens with most releases
This is why for example StudioCanal 4K UHD collector editions and other labels limited editions sell out quickly
The difference is StudioCanal wait until the 4K collector limited editions sell out before they do a 4K standard edition
Arrow do the same they release a standard edition after limited edition sells out
Universal though most times do limited edition and standard edition same time which is what they have done with this release
This 4K collector's edition of The Thing and both 4K steelbook releases was always going to sell out quickly and before release date in UK
You may see some retailers after release due to customer cancellations or payment issues make available some stock
Also If you not aware WB Shop often take payment 2 weeks before release date but only dispatch your order a few days before release date
Amazon/Entertainment/HMV have live stock systemGood to know, RE: WB Shop, as it's my first order with them.
Do we know the number of Collector Editions made for release? Every retailer sold out quick and then by magic places like Amazon, Entertainment Store and HMV started selling more copies a couple weeks later.
I am very certain that Entertainment Store was still selling 10s copies the other day. Made me think there isn't a specific number of copies and they decided to sell as much as they can before the cut off date to have the packages manufactured. I'm highly likely to be wrong here, but made me think that whilst keeping an eye on stock that was still for sale.
StudioCanal would not have the rights to do a release in UKI wish,hope, need..... StudioCanal to give this CE treatment to one and only,
John Carpenter's, ''Assault on Precinct 13''!
thank you, but dangit, missed out on their full slip edition and you can't find it nowhere. thankfully, was able to get the full slip edition from CineMuseum sometime back. Since Second Sight still have rights, maybe they might do a 4k limited edition in the future. Love their Limited Editions!StudioCanal would not have the rights to do a release
UK rights for Assault on Precinct 13 are with Second Sight
They already done a blu-ray collector's limited edition it was a digipak in a slipcase also included cd soundtrack and artcards and been sold out a good while
Standard blu-ray amaray is still available from second sight to order it's just Blu-ray disc