Looking For a "Split Second"
July 28, 2004 6:15 PM   Subscribe

Rutger Hauer + Big Guns + Kim Cattrall Topless = Split Second, a 1992 Sci-Fi flick that is selling for too much money on Amazon. I need this flick on DVD, not VHS, and I need it for a price less than $30. I am aware that this may well be impossible, but I've exhausted all other resources. Help me, Aski-Meta Filtari; you're my only hope.
posted by Potloaf to Media & Arts (14 answers total)
Netflix has it, I think.
posted by ph00dz at 6:23 PM on July 28, 2004

Oops. Nevermind. It looked like they did... but it's not available.
posted by ph00dz at 6:25 PM on July 28, 2004

Ayuh. I just about drove myself crazy last night in a last-ditch effort to find it. I searched Netflix with the crazy scheme that I'd rent it, tell them it got lost in the mail, then discontinue my account and run away to the Caymans with my precious DVD.
posted by Potloaf at 6:29 PM on July 28, 2004

WTF? How is some B-grade flick off HBO worth $150?

I'm not questioning your taste, PL--I'm just wondering if I missed something with this movie, or whether the market in old sci-fi flicks is 10 times more active than I ever thought it could be.
posted by LairBob at 6:31 PM on July 28, 2004

$14.18 + shipping at dvdlegacy.com
$16.98 + shipping at DVD.com
posted by hootch at 7:04 PM on July 28, 2004

Sorry, I didn't notice they were out of stock.
posted by hootch at 7:08 PM on July 28, 2004

Haha... Yeah, I went through the same thing with that wretched movie, "Cool as Ice." Apparently, I'm not the only one... eventually, bootlegged copies started showing up on eBay. How's that for scary?

At any rate, my local blockbuster seems to have Split Second on DVD. If worst comes to worst, arrangements could be made...
posted by ph00dz at 7:21 PM on July 28, 2004

It's in print as a region 2 DVD so if you have a multi-region DVD player, you can get it from a good foreign ebay seller. This guy has sold it multiple times for less than us$25, including one auction that ended yesterday. Send him an email and ask him if he he has anymore.

As someone who's run video stores before, please don't be one of those pricks that steals the out of print titles and makes it impossible for anyone else to see. It's like stealing out of print books from a library. (Not to mention, that movie is shitass (I saw it in the theatre when it came out) and hardly worth commiting a crime for.)
posted by dobbs at 8:21 PM on July 28, 2004

"Bigger guns! We need bigger! Fucking! Guns!"

Sorry, it just occurred to me I'd seen this film many years ago.
posted by John Shaft at 8:41 PM on July 28, 2004

dobbs: This is more of a "absolutely perfect birthday gift for a film buff I'm close with, but don't like enough to be willing to pay more than 30 bucks on a DVD for/break a law for" thing.

That said, the only thing I make a regular habit of stealing is peppermint from the free candy aisle at the supermarket. This sort of nasty habit may still qualify me as a prick, but at least I'll always have kissably-fresh breath.
posted by Potloaf at 8:43 PM on July 28, 2004

Why is there such demand for this movie? Doesn't Kim Catrall take her top off in just about every episode of Sex in the City? I mean, I can understand high demand for some of the old B-movies that Alyssa Milano or Reese Witherspoon made, since they don't get naked any more, but Kim Catrall?
posted by ChasFile at 9:28 AM on July 29, 2004

Reese Witherspoon? What movie did she get topless in? I don't see any in her IMDB listing.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:41 AM on July 29, 2004

I could be wrong, but I think we get to see boobs in Twilight.
posted by graventy at 11:52 AM on July 29, 2004

Movie Nudity: Reese and Kim.
posted by dhartung at 12:46 AM on July 30, 2004

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