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RAPTURE released as a Blu-ray only December '11


,,,can be ordered from Screen Archives Entertainment...

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Note a Twilight Time release. The only official Twilight Time outlet is Screen Archives, but screen archives also is a third party on Amazon. Check out both and calculate shipping to determine which way is cheaper for you.

Twilight time has a deal with a couple studios to release titles in limited releases of 3000 units only. The studios promise to not release the title for at least two years. Essentially cases where the studios are reluctant to release it themselves, although TT has gotten some very good titles.

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Finding the information is easy once you get into the Screen Archives Entertainment webpage. Shipping costs really make little difference. Thanks to the OP for the information.

I wonder what the basis for the choice of titles is for these 3,000 units Limited Edition Blu-ray titles. From the webpage, it seems only about 25 titles have been released (or planned for release) so far. I suppose releases of just 3,000 units are barely economical and that might account for the high prices. At 30 dollars and over, the prices are comparable to those of BDs of the most recent (and popular) movies. For Rapture, this Blu-ray might be the only form available so far. But for most of the other old films, they had already been available previously in some other forms (including DVD).

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Twilight Time's release of this title is now OOP. Be prepared to pay a premium price for a copy of this delicious film.

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Don't know where you're getting your info from but Twilight Time hasn't sold out of RAPTURE. It's not even on the "low quantity" alert list.
In any case, it was also released on Blu-ray from Eureka (though I prefer the Twilight Time version of the cover, which uses the original poster artwork)

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Both versions are still available. I think it was the musical score CD (that I also have) that had been sold out. One advantage of the Eureka version was that there are two discs (gives you also the DVD) and there are also extras not available in the Twilight Time Blu-ray disc. As for the video and sound qualities, framing, etc., I don't know which is superior and I doubt most buyers would know or care about very minor differences.

Edit: I think the Eureka version is Region B (and the free DVD is PAL) and you would need a multi-region player if you're from North America.

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