Universal to release three Judd Apatow films on September 30

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  1. Jesse Blacklow

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    The word has started to hit distributors that September 30 will see the release of three of Judd Apatow's comedies by Universal. "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Knocked Up," and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" will come separately and in a "Judd Apatow 3-Pack".

    MSRP should be $39.98 for day-and-date "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", $29.98 for the other two, and $89.98 for the box set.
     
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    I'll be there!
     
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    Me too.

    Is that the Six Million Dollar Man's Boss???
     
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    So, do you think when Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel see Forgetting Sarah Marshall announced as part of a Judd Apatow three-pack, they gnash their teeth in annoyance or just sigh and count their money? [​IMG]
     
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    Universal "promised" 40 titles by year's end, right? Just counting here:
    July - 3 (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Scorpion King)
    August - 7 (Doomsday, Scorpion King 2, U-571, Miami Vice, End of Days, Heroes Season 1, Heroes Season 2)
    September - 3 (Forgetting Sarah Mashall, 40 YO Virgin, Knocked Up)

    So, we're up to 13 (and it's possible there may be a few more to come in September). However, at this pace, I doubt they'll hit 40 by 12/31/08.

    Has a studio EVER hit it's promised # of titles? I remember studios saying, "We'll release 100 in high definition this year." Usually, they get to about 70-80% of the promised title count. So let's say Universal gets 80% there. That would be ~32. With 13 announced, maybe 2 more in Sept...that would mean about 5-6 each month in October, November, & December (with two guaranteed to be The Incredible Hulk & The Mummy 3). Seems reasonable to me.

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    Sony's promised 100 this year. They'll be at 35 by June 30, but that doesn't count the glut of titles that studios release in Q3 and Q4. Not counting current theatrical titles, they've got 32 in the pipes for the rest of the year, and that's without Sep-Dec being announced. Again, 33 more announcements is a bit of a stretch, but not all that hard to reach.
     
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    I hope the theatrical cuts of the films are included, especially for THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN.
     
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    I agree. And that they include ALL the SD-DVD bonus material from KNOCKED UP that didn't make it onto the HD-DVD. I'd buy the Blu-Rays of both KNOCKED UP and 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN -- even though I won't make a pittance from my older HD-DVDs -- if we're given theatrical cut options and full bonus features.
     

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