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Widescreen WONKA

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by GlennH, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. GlennH

    GlennH Screenwriter

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    It's due November 13. Many of us cancelled preorders in August when we heard the bad news. We raised a ruckus on the forums. We signed the petition. WE GOT OUR WAY!
    Now it's time to put up. Make sure you purchase your W I D E S C R E E N copy of WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Show Warner they did the right thing.
    Looks like it will be a winner. Mine is on preorder at Amazon.
    DVDFile just posted a review:
    http://www.dvdfile.com/software/revi...ywonka_ws.html
    [Edited last by Glenn Heberle on October 25, 2001 at 09:24 PM]
     
  2. Matthew Chmiel

    Matthew Chmiel Screenwriter

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    Once I get my birthday money, I will be pre-ordering a copy automatically. [​IMG]
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  3. David Lambert

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    I am NOT pre-ordering widescreen Wonka.
    I am walking into a B&M and buying it with my own little hands.
    I don't care who the B&M is: first day/best price gets my money. [​IMG]
    On Street Date.
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    If I may "steal" a slogan:
    KNOW OAR. KNOW SALES. (No OAR, no sales)
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  4. Mark Bendiksen

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    I'll be buying a copy too!
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  7. CharlesD

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    I canceled my order on line, signed the petition(s) and emailed my e-tailer. When the OAR version was announced I re-ordered it through the same e-tailer and e-mailed them again.
    No OAR = No Sale
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  9. Sean Conklin

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    I'm there, Widescreen Wonka is coming home from the B&M with the Best price. Hopefully Wal-Mart will have it, so I can add to the number of OAR's sold at Wally world!
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  10. Dave H

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    DeepDiscountDVD is selling it for 18.73 and free shipping. Will the disc be sold cheaper than this from a B&M? I don't recall the full frame version being sold that cheap.
     
  11. Michael Dueppen

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    I ordered mine the first day I read here that it was coming. I have never seen this movie before.
    We just have to show them that this was the right thing to do. The only way to show this is $.
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  12. Prentice Cotham

    Prentice Cotham Supporting Actor

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    I'm going to have to check the system at BestBuy to see if it's even going to be available. I get the sneaking suspicion that this title will be one of those that doesn't make it to the major B&M stores.
     
  13. SteveA

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    I fully expect Best Buy to carry this title. At my local Best Buy, all copies of the full screen version were tucked into a little hard-to-see corner of the shelf space. [​IMG] I don't know if that was done by the store staff or by a sly customer, but it was nice to see nonetheless!
     
  14. Bryan_ZZ

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    I ALWAYS shuffle the fullscreeners behind the widescreen versions - I helped Walmart whith their Silence of the Lambs discs just yesterday. It is everyone's patriotic duty! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bryan
     
  15. ChrisA

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    I cancelled my 1.33 WONKA DVD PREORDER way back when we learned of the 1.33 fiasco. Waiting for my 1.85 WONKA DVD to show up in November.
    To show my support, I had no intention of ordering Cats and DOGS, but the debate brought it to my attention that a WIDESCREEN VERSION is available, So I ordered WIDESCREEN CATS AND DOGS TO BOOT!
    Now we need to start a petition for the support of HD-DVD.
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  16. Carlo Medina

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    Yeah, I've stopped preordering online a while back. I will be B&M'ing this title on street date.
    No OAR = No Sale
     
  17. Mark Zimmer

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    I expect that since my local Best Buys are in denial about the existence of a widescreen Wonka or Cats & Dogs, there will be no promos for them there (especially since they were just a few weeks ago released in fullscreen). Deep Discount DVD seems to be the way to go for me. I wish there was a way to let BB know that they lost 2 sales because of Warner's stupidity.
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  18. BrianP

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    Looks like most forum members are going to purchase this title from B&M stores. But I am wondering how many of them will actually sell the widescreen version, or at least initially when it is released. I am getting mine from Amazon were at least I know it will be available.
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  19. SpenceJT

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    Well said, but I'd like to up the ante on this, and urge those with the wherewithal, to join me in purchasing two copies of Willy Wonka in widescreen. Hell, I may even buy three or four copies (all widescreen), and send them as gifts to family and friends.
    ...now if we can get MGM to re-release Ian Flemings' family classic musical "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" as a widescreen anamorphic special edition! THAT will be REAL PROGRESS! [​IMG]
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    [Edited last by SpenceJT on October 26, 2001 at 11:46 AM]
     
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