Otley

Otley. Image shows from L to R: Imogen (Romy Schneider), Gerald Arthur Otley (Tom Courtenay).

Otley

Comic spy caper about a London antique dealer who finds himself caught in the midst of two opposing spy rings

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Marc P

  • Monday 7th May 2012, 9:40am
  • England
  • 17,698 posts

Classic 1968 comedy. Seems odd you can only buy an American region DVD. Anyone know a source for an English version?

Cheers
Marc

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Monday 7th May 2012, 11:45am
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,643 posts

Why not get a regionless DVD player? Costs no more than a normal one now.

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Oldrocker

  • Monday 7th May 2012, 11:50am [Edited]
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13,416 posts

And if the one you've got now isn't region free you can hack it. I did my LG a few months ago.

Google the make, model number and 'region free hack'. You should find something.

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Marc P

  • Monday 7th May 2012, 12:19pm
  • England
  • 17,698 posts

Cheers guys, it's for a friend who is techno illiterate! :)

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Monday 7th May 2012, 12:44pm
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,643 posts

Then why not buy them the recorder as well? They could be waiting years for a home release to come out, that's the problem. Still no Otley, still no The Jokers, still no Psychomania, still many good ones not yet on home DVD, although I have to say, many more have made it in last couple of years, which is great news. Like Tales From The Crypt. :)

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Marc P

  • Monday 7th May 2012, 12:45pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 17,698 posts

Yeah maybe I will buy him a wide screen TV and house to put them in too :)

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Oldrocker

  • Monday 7th May 2012, 12:46pm
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13,416 posts

You can get a multi region Sony DVD player for under £30.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Monday 7th May 2012, 12:49pm
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,643 posts

There you go, hand in pocket time, Marc/Marc's friend. :)

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Nil Putters

  • Monday 7th May 2012, 12:50pm
  • A galaxy far, far away or, England
  • 28,684 posts

Or you could buy it and rip it, removing the region coding. Or your 'techno' mate could.

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Aaron

  • Sunday 18th March 2018, 4:53pm [Edited]
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,176 posts

Its debut UK release - a delicious region-free Blu-ray restoration with a host of extras - is out tomorrow. I can see why it was never the biggest of hit films, but it's never the less a very fun comic crime caper. If you're interested at all in the film, I do recommend it.

https://www.comedy.co.uk/film/otley/shop/5703/otley/

Product artwork - buy at Amazon

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Sixty3closure

  • Sunday 31st March 2019, 12:39am
  • W1A, Scotland
  • 86 posts

Had this in my Amazon basket for some time based on a viewing about 30 years ago. It seems to be fairly consistently around £14-19 which seems a lot for a film nowadays. I've probably been spoilt by being able to pickup box sets for fiver but is it actually any good or more for historical interest?

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Aaron

  • Sunday 31st March 2019, 12:49am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,176 posts

I really enjoyed seeing it, but didn't think it way out amazing.

Assuming you're talking about the Blu-ray then unless you can pick up a second hand copy that's the cheapest ball park you'll find it for as it's a very good remaster with loads of extras, from a very small label. I think early copies also have a booklet. Very much a deluxe release.

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Sixty3closure

  • Sunday 31st March 2019, 2:10am
  • W1A, Scotland
  • 86 posts

OK you've convinced me. Gone for the new blu-ray at a massive £19. That's about two series of NCIS :)

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Aaron

  • Sunday 31st March 2019, 2:13am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,176 posts

Enjoy!