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Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member]

Thanks for letting me know, Heath. Its been corrected.

Sep. 20, 2020 @ 15:55

In response to: The Walking Dead: Season 9 Blu-Ray Review

Comment from: Heath Baker [Visitor]

Just a small correction. Episode 11 is skipped in your title list with the episode times. All the titles are there, they are simply numbered wrong.

Sep. 20, 2020 @ 14:24

In response to: Trailer Trauma 4: Television Trauma Blu-Ray Review

Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member]

Thanks for letting me know, Stuart. It's been corrected. There are a few films from the era with that title, so it's an easy mistake to make without sitting here and comparing each trailer/TV spot with the cast lists on IMDB. - Paul

Sep. 19, 2020 @ 19:29

In response to: Trailer Trauma 4: Television Trauma Blu-Ray Review

Comment from: Stuart McPherran [Visitor]  

Actually Evil Eye came out in 1963 aka “The Girl Who Knew Too Much” Italian: “La ragazza che sapeva troppo” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057443/

Sep. 19, 2020 @ 03:51

In response to: How to Identify Counterfeit Bootleg DVD Box Sets Being Sold on eBay and Amazon

Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member]

Hi Dan

Was the item shipped and sold by Walmart or by a third-party seller? Like Amazon, Walmart.com can have listings created by third-parties. Sounds like it was a third-party. I believe that Walmart ships from their *own* inventory, unlike what I've heard about Amazon. I could be wrong, of course. So far, I've never had any bad experiences with items shipped and sold by Walmart.

[UPDATE]
I had one more idea as to an explanation about what you're experiencing with the Last Man Standing season 7 DVD set. If you look carefully on the Walmart page, you'll see this: "Studio & Production Company: Fox Mod". MOD stands for "manufacture on demand". That means its a DVD-R product made when you order it.

It's the same thing over at Amazon if you read the reviews.

It looks like Fox/Disney has no interest in releasing the series on actual factory-pressed discs. To me, these manufacture on demand releases are just one step above bootleg and counterfeit.

-- Paul

Aug. 30, 2020 @ 21:57

In response to: How to Identify Counterfeit Bootleg DVD Box Sets Being Sold on eBay and Amazon

Comment from: Dan [Visitor]  

I recently purchased the Last Man Standing Series Season 7 discs from Walmart.com. When they arrived the first thing noticed was the discs appeared to be burned on purple DvD R discs. Closer inspection revealed DVR printed on the inner ring of the disc. When I placed them in my MacBook Pro External DVD player they would not play. I did an info check and it told me the disc has 7.46 Gb which seems legit. However, when I look at the Video TS folder, it states there is no information in the folder.

I returned this set and was sent a new set which is exactly the same as above. I am suspecting both of these Series sets are unauthorized copies. I was expecting better from Walmart. com but maybe I was wrong.

Would you agree these are likely copies? If so, are others seeing this from Walmart.com?

Thanks,

Dan

Aug. 30, 2020 @ 15:37

In response to: How to Identify Counterfeit Bootleg DVD Box Sets Being Sold on eBay and Amazon

Comment from: Gregg Eshelman [Visitor]

What can be a mess with Amazon is they do commingled inventory. If you have Amazon do your order fulfillment and shipping, when you send your inventory to they it all goes into the same bins as other products with the same UPCs from Amazon and other sellers.

So if some fly by night sends a pallet of counterfeit series discs to Amazon, and you have sent a bunch of real ones, and didn't pay extra for separate stocking, there's a high possibility of your legit sets going to the counterfeiter's customers, and the counterfeiter's copies going to your customers.

That's why many companies have banned 3rd party sales of their products on Amazon, even if tagged as used, refurbished etc. They're too cheap to pay extra for separate inventory.

Aug. 16, 2020 @ 20:55

In response to: Neca $6.99 Superhero Blind Bag Unboxing Review

Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member]

I finally bought one of the new $9.99 Superhero Blind Bags, so check out my unboxing review of it. - Paul

Jul. 9, 2020 @ 20:55

In response to: Shot On Site - East Pavilion Hospital Stock Footage

Comment from: Valorie [Visitor]  

The east pavilion also appears in charmed season 2 episode 12

Jul. 8, 2020 @ 16:58

In response to: How to Identify Counterfeit Bootleg DVD Box Sets Being Sold on eBay and Amazon

Comment from: Richard Robicheau [Visitor]

An interesting article. I have been finding it harder and harder to get legitimate DVDs. I shop a lot on Amazon and find that while Amazon generally sell genuine discs the same can't be said for Amazon's marketplace sellers. More and more I find myself having to return bootlegs. The good thing is I'v always been able to get my money back. The bad is that the number of bad sellers seems to be increasing and not just with bootlegs, a number of times I've received used sets when they were supposed to be new. While it's nice that i can get my money back Amazon seems unwilling to take any action against these sellers and they just keep on selling to other buyers. The people who are sellers can afford to refund the money when they get caught knowing that most of the time they don't get caught. So the sellers continue to make money off bootlegs and since Amazon turns a blind eye to these practices they make money as well and are indirectly complicit in the selling of bootlegs.

Jun. 30, 2020 @ 10:55

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Comment from: Andrew [Visitor]

Brilliant! Thanks.

Jun. 22, 2020 @ 03:47

In response to: LG Smart TV Unknown Device Is Disconnected Fix

Comment from: Eric [Visitor]

Thanks very much. Without your article I wouldn't have thought to try to fix my own TV (2016 LG 65" UH850T). Symptoms included losing my internet link on both wired and wifi connections, Smart Remote going awol and occasional "unknown device" errors. Removing the wifi module has allowed the wired link to function reliably while I wait for a new wifi module (EAT63153401) to arrive. I want a functioning wifi connection as the Smart Remote uses it for many functions including cursor control. I can use the Smart Remote to switch on/off the TV and bring up the home screen. After that I need a mouse plugged into a USB port on the TV to get into and operate Netflix & Youtube. the mouse is actually a really useful addition to the TV but I have a 3 metre cable dragged across the carpet.
Great article!

Jun. 15, 2020 @ 01:24

In response to: Neca $6.99 Superhero Blind Bag Unboxing Review

Comment from: Roger [Visitor]  

Bought the last superhero bag my Target had.
I got a Deadpool lanyard, Ant Man and Wasp crew socks, Avengers 57 pin and a Batman v Superman bestie necklace set.

Jun. 7, 2020 @ 22:36

In response to: Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (2020) Home Video Review

Comment from: Tattoo [Visitor]  

lol

May. 22, 2020 @ 18:19

In response to: Trailer Trauma 5: '70s Action Attack! Blu-Ray Review

Comment from: Chuck [Visitor]  

Hi Paul,
Thanks for making all of these reviews and especially for the lists. I have put them into a spreadsheet just so I can organize them as well. I ended-up with all the drive-in delirium series based on your reviews. I have just one of the Trailer Trauma series (I was originally going to buy those until I read your reviews and compared the two). TV Trauma seems like a reasonable deal at least because it has so many short trailers. Anyway, I took the leap on the 42nd Street Forever Blu-Ray after comparing the listings that you provided (and that I put into a spreadsheet). While there is some overlap, it isn't nearly as much as with Trailer Trauma. I put together a list here (sourced from another site) with the years released (I had to add this). I had to correct several titles because the other website had several errors. Hope you find this helpful.

The comment feature won't let me leave the listing so if there is a way I can leave it or if you would like the listing, just let me know! I bought the blu-ray on Amazon for not too much money.

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EDIT FROM PAUL - I GOT THE LIST FROM CHUCK VIA E-MAIL, AND HAVE ADDED IT IN BELOW.

This is the 42nd street collection... from what I can tell some are fun trailers and then there are some that are pretty outrageous (even in the title). I didn't add the "aka" titles from IMDB but this is the collection at least!

1. Black Samson (1974)
2. Savage! (1973)
3. Kenner (1968)
4. The Guy From Harlem (1977)
5. Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975)
6. Boss Nigger (1974)
7. Honky (1971)
8. Sugar Hill (1974)
9. Rolling Thunder (1974)
10. Act of Vengeance (1974)
11. Ms. 45 (1981)
12. They Call Her One Eye (1974)
13. Ginger (1971)
14. Savage Sisters (1974)
15. Chained Heat (1983)
16. Delinquent Schoolgirls (1975)
17. The Pom Pom Girls (1976)
18. The Teasers Go to Paris (1977)
19. The Teacher (1974)
20. College Girls (1968)
21. Street Girls (1975)
22. The Babysitter (1969)
23. Teenage Mother (1967)
24. I A Woman (1965)
25. When Women Had Tails (1970)
26. The Curious Female (1970)
27. The Tale of the Dean's Wife (1970)
28. The Minx (1969)
29. The Centerfold Girls (1974)
30. The Depraved (1971)
31. Invitation to Ruin (1968)
32. Helga (1967)
33. The Sun the Place and the Girls (1962)
34. Fairytales (1978)
35. Flesh Gordon (1974)
36. Starcrash (1978)
37. Dark Star (1974)
38. The Raiders of Atlantis (1983)
39. Matango (1963)
40. The Green Slime (1968)
41. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)
42. The Deadly Spawn (1983)
43. The Dark (1979)
44. The Evil (1978)
45. The Evictors (1979)
46. The Undertaker and His Pals (1966)
47. The Devil's Nightmare (1971)
48. Deadly Blessing (1981)
49. Rabid (1977)
50. Eye of the Cat (1969)
51. Mark of the Witch (1970)
52. I Dismember Mama/The Blood Splattered Bride (1972)
53. Women and Bloody Terror (1970)/Night of Bloody Horror (1969)
54. Dr. Butcher M.D. (1980)
55. The Grim Reaper (1980)
56. Dr. Tarr's Torture Dungeon (1973)
57. Wicked Wicked (1973)
58. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
59. The 3 Dimensions of Greta (1972)
60. Hard Candy (1976)
61. Panorama Blue (1974)
62. Italian Stallion (1970)
63. Maid in Sweden (1971)
64. Pornography in Denmark (1970)
65. Secret Africa (1981)
66. Shocking Asia (1982)
67. Taboos of the World (1963)
68. Chappaqua (1966)
69. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
70. The 44 Specialist (1976)
71. The Bullet Machine (1970)
72. Death Drive (1977)
73. Spy in Your Eye (1965)
74. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966)
75. The Last of The Secret Agents (1966)
76. The Crippled Master (1979)
77. Shogun Assassin (1980)
78. SuperManChu (1973)
79. Born Losers (1967)
80. Hells Angles on Wheels (1967)
81. Devil's Angels (1967)
82. The Pink Angels (1971)
83. Werewolves on Wheels (1971)
84. Dixie Dynamite (1976)
85. Mr. Billion (1977)
86. Super Fuzz (1980)
87. Sunset Cove (1978)
88. Van Nays Blvd. (1979)
89. Skatetown U.S.A. (1979)
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May. 9, 2020 @ 16:50

In response to: The Munsters Complete DVD Collection Review

Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member]

Hi Brian

Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad that my article was helpful to you. I have no idea that iOffer shut down, but I never ordered from anyone on there, anyway. It always seemed a bit sketchy, and I never felt safe enough to try it out. I don't frequent bootleggers too often, due to high prices and product that isn't always of the quality I would expect from those prices, but I have taken a chance on a few. The only bootleggers I can, currently, recommend are Mantronix and Monsterland Media.

-- Paul

May. 5, 2020 @ 21:11

In response to: The Munsters Complete DVD Collection Review

Comment from: Brian [Visitor]  

Hey Paul, first of all, kudos, golfer's clap, thunderous applause.....great job on this Munster's article. I was browsing my home collection and began checking out my often too neglected TV section and finally cracked open my Munsters box set, the one you liked, so glad I got the right one...hate those stacked discs too.

Anyway, as I began reading, I suddenly felt the collector's need to at least get the 2 disc "America's First family of Fright." Even though disc 1 is a total repeat and thus a waste, your exhaustive listing of disc 2 blew me away. So I pounced on ebay and snagged one. Would never have known about it without your great article.

We appear to be cut from the same collector's cloth....awesome...and I also like how you share the fact that sometimes you gotta go bootleg to get what you need. I sort of have this weird enjoyment for roaming ComicCon's and seeking out bootlet tables to see what they carry. I always prefer to purchase official releases if they're available, but once in awhile, you gotta go boot. So, do you have any favorite sites to get some fun bootlegs? I use to use iOffer until they shut it down. Too bad. They had some great bootleggers on there. So I'm hoping to find a new iOffer to fill the boot, if you will ;)

Thanks again on the great article!

May. 4, 2020 @ 20:00

In response to: Trailer Trauma 5: '70s Action Attack! Blu-Ray Review

Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member]

Stuart

I am not familiar with that series, though I see that someone uploaded Volume 3 to the Internet Archive. These "Drive-In Delirium" and "Trailer Trauma" Blu-rays are my first foray into the realm of commercially-available trailer compilations. Before this, I was either taping them myself off Sci-Fi Channel's "Trailer Park" show, Night Flight, other sources, and I got some from tape trading (like "Revenge of the Jedi").

- Paul

Apr. 26, 2020 @ 21:24

In response to: Trailer Trauma 5: '70s Action Attack! Blu-Ray Review

Comment from: Stuart McPherran [Visitor]  

What about the Dusk To Dawn Drive-In Trash-O-Rama Show from Something Weird Video?

Apr. 26, 2020 @ 14:04

In response to: Trailer Trauma 5: '70s Action Attack! Blu-Ray Review

Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member]

Hi Stuart

I'm undecided about the 42nd Street Forever Blu-Ray. I suspect it'll repeat a lot of what's on these 10 releases (5 Drive-In Delirium + 5 Trailer Trauma) that I already covered.

I'll likely pass on any DVD compilations unless they have more mainstream films in other genres. I'd love to replace all of my self-made VHS compilations with Blu-rays (or DVDs) with higher-quality copies of everything that's on them - which is mostly mainstream trailers from the 1980s and 1990s.

-- Paul

Apr. 25, 2020 @ 17:11