Ben Stiller Show DVD Cancelled!!?

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  1. Jared Reich

    Jared Reich Stunt Coordinator

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    I recieved this email today from playcentric:

    Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, the studio has cancelled the release
    of the DVD BEN STILLER SHOW. We have therefore cancelled this item on your
    behalf. A credit in the amount of $23.99 will be processed for you within the
    next 48 hours. This refund should be on your next statement.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Have a great
    night!

    Sincerely,

    Andrea Andrews
    Customer Service Representative
    PlayCentric.com
     
  2. Jon Martin

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    I don't believe it was cancelled, just delayed until the fall.

    And what are you doing ordering from a place that charges your credit card for a pre-order before the DVD ships?
     
  3. David Lambert

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    Delayed, not cancelled.
     
  4. Scott Weinberg

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    My guess is we see the set as soon as Stiller has a new theatrical release.

    I bit disappointing, but not major. I will own it eventually!
     
  5. Joe Schwartz

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    Any new clues when this might be released?
     
  6. BrianJau

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    I don't know what this means, but Amazon's Canadian site has the release date listed as October 21st. If you go to the regular Amazon site, it still says the release date is undecided, but amazon.ca has the Oct. 21st date (and it is a Region 1 release).

    And Stiller does have a movie coming out on Sep. 26th, "Duplex". In fact, yesterday on Comedy Central they were running episodes of the Ben Stiller show to coincide with the movie's release. So it would only make sense for the DVDs to come out now.
     
  7. David Lambert

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    Nothing up until now in Warner's press information system about a new date for this show in the USA. Note that the system I am referring to does NOT include Canadian releases, so Brian's idea of a Canada launch on 10/21 is not ruled out. However, I do have my doubts about that.
     
  8. Gord Lacey

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    I spoke to Warner about 2 weeks ago and they hadn't set a date for the set yet.

    Gord
     
  9. Steve_Knutzen

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    Kinda suprised that David or somebody else didn't report back with this:
    Posted on http://tvshowsondvd.com on 9/23
     
  10. David Lambert

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    That was my news item. Sorry, I had simply forgotten about this thread. I know, it didn't take long for that to happen. I can only plead that I was distracted that day by my son's 102° temperature. [​IMG]
     
  11. MarkHastings

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  12. David Lambert

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    Mark, re-read post #9 of this thread more carefully! [​IMG]

     
  13. MarkHastings

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    Sorry, I saw
     
  14. Steve_Knutzen

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    So this is still on for Dec 2nd right? Were full specs (commentary participants, what episodes) ever announced?
     
  15. Scott Weinberg

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    Have a look at the TV Shows on DVD listing. The site's much more reliable than any retail source.

    Looking forward to this release. I've only seen maybe half of the episodes, but I DO remember laughing!
     
  16. David Lambert

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    [​IMG] Scott, THANK YOU!


    (erm, how much do I owe you for that? [​IMG] )
     
  17. David Lambert

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    Okay, Steve, I didn't forget you! I just updated the listing at the link in Scott's post. It now has 100% of the information I can dig up from Warner with the details of the extras. I think you'll be pleased! And yes, it's still on track for 12/2. 2003. [​IMG]
     
  18. Steve_Knutzen

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    Thanks David. I am a very faithful visitor to TVShowsOnDVD.com and checked the listing before I posted here. Thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to this release as much as (and maybe a little more than) X2!
     
  19. Gord Lacey

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    It's a very good release. I've had it for awhile, but only made it through the first disc. Unfortnately I've had other stuff to get through, and the release date was so far away. The commentary tracks are a hoot. I'm not sure if this is public knowledge, but Ben Stiller was VERY involved in the set, calling the other cast members and asking them to be involved. He sounds like a really cool guy.

    Hopefully I'll post a review this weekend.

    Gord
     
  20. Jeff Kuykendall

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    I know that David Cross was a sometime staff writer for the Ben Stiller Show...is he on the commentary tracks?
     

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