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#1 George Ebersole

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:26 PM

So I was grocery shopping last night, and noticed a number of Blu-Ray disks priced at $9.99. Can anybody shed some light on what this means?
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#2 John Holland

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:12 AM

How about rubbish films nobody wants to buy/watch so sell them off ! Or is that to simple for you ?
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#3 George Ebersole

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:26 PM

Could you dumb it down a shade?

Seriously, I thought maybe they were knockoff disks or regular DVDs only transferred to blu-ray format.
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#4 Markshaw

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:12 AM

Many retailers are dropping the prices of older catalog titles in an effort to compete with the likes of Amazon. You go in there to purchase cheap Blu-rays and come out with full price Transformers DOTM or Thor. Great marketing.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:53 AM

As i said films you dont want to see !
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#6 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:39 PM

It has much to do with the beginning of the end of the DVD and Bluray markets. VOD is starting to overtake how people see movies. New TV's are built with VOD capabilities in mind and of course the Wii, Playstation, Apple TV, XBox, etc. all do it as well. I personally like to own a film on BluRay but as more DVD specific stores close down, VOD will only gain more ground.

On the business side of indie films, I can tell you from first-hand knowledge that a good VOD deal is now more important to spend your time on developing than anything else. Studios will keep doing DVD for a while, but indies won't be looking down that road anymore, or can't.

I just hope it becomes even more integrated quickly into TV's/game systems... the thought of people seeing films on laptops and other grossly inappropriate means is sickening.
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#7 Markshaw

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 11:43 AM

For cinephiles VOD will NEVER take off due to the crappy bitrates and lossy audio. I want my movies in a physical form not via streaming. I really hope that it doesn't take off.
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#8 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:26 AM

Never? You might rethink that one.
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:51 AM

I don't think so.
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#10 Daniel Jackson

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:25 AM

I'm not a fan of VOD either. i much prefer a physical disc.
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#11 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:03 AM

Ok, well the choices are: Accept what is coming and its continuous improvements, and apply this to your understanding of working in and consuming film, or hold on to what has already started to wane and will be mostly gone in the near future.

One makes more sense to some it seems.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 06:25 AM

If it means watching movies with THE best audio and video I choose to stay with the "dying" format.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:33 AM

If it means watching movies with THE best audio and video I choose to stay with the "dying" format.



+1 On that.
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#14 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:05 AM

Vincent, I don't believe that physical media will just fade away and die. Far from it.
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#15 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:33 AM

There is no better feeling than sliding a Blu-ray Disc into your player, sitting down, turning off the lights and enjoying a movie.

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#16 Markshaw

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:17 AM

Now that's what I'm talking bout.
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#17 Daniel Jackson

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:29 AM

How about rubbish films nobody wants to buy/watch so sell them off ! Or is that to simple for you ?


I have to say that is simply not true. Many great movies are at $10 or even less. It doesn't mean they are crap. Amazon.com sell a huge amount of discounted BD's and the brick and mortar shops are simply trying to compete with those prices..
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#18 Daniel Jackson

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:07 AM

Picked up Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown for less than $5 each, X-Men First Class for less than $10 and Memento for less than $9, none of those titles are rubbish, far from it.
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#19 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:58 AM

The secret is not to purchase movies as soon as they are released. Give them a few months and the prices will surely drop.
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#20 Michel Hafner

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:37 PM

The secret is not to purchase movies as soon as they are released. Give them a few months and the prices will surely drop.

And blu-ray.com has a tracker so you get an e-mail once your target price is reached. :lol:
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