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#1 of 38 OFFLINE   GlennH

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Posted October 25 2001 - 02:23 PM

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.c....ywonka_ws.html

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#2 of 38 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted October 25 2001 - 02:33 PM

Once I get my birthday money, I will be pre-ordering a copy automatically. Posted Image

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#3 of 38 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted October 25 2001 - 02:54 PM

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. Posted Image

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 of 38 OFFLINE   Mark Bendiksen

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Posted October 25 2001 - 04:28 PM


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I don't care who the B&M is: first day/best price gets my money.
Me, too. I'm there.

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#5 of 38 OFFLINE   Tom Brennan

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Posted October 25 2001 - 04:31 PM

I wasn't planning on buying this originally, but I will reward Warner with a sale. I would like to see big support for this title.

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#6 of 38 OFFLINE   John Geelan

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Posted October 25 2001 - 04:33 PM

I'll be buying a copy too!

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#7 of 38 OFFLINE   CharlesD

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Posted October 25 2001 - 05:06 PM

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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#8 of 38 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted October 25 2001 - 05:30 PM

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I don't care who the B&M is: first day/best price gets my money

Ditto again.


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#9 of 38 OFFLINE   Sean Conklin

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Posted October 25 2001 - 05:54 PM

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 of 38 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted October 25 2001 - 06:21 PM

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 of 38 OFFLINE   Michael Dueppen

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Posted October 25 2001 - 09:45 PM

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 of 38 OFFLINE   Prentice Cotham

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Posted October 25 2001 - 11:17 PM

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.
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#13 of 38 OFFLINE   SteveA

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Posted October 26 2001 - 02:08 AM

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. Posted Image 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 of 38 OFFLINE   Bryan_ZZ

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Posted October 26 2001 - 03:49 AM

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! Posted Image Posted Image

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#15 of 38 OFFLINE   ChrisA

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Posted October 26 2001 - 03:58 AM

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 of 38 ONLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted October 26 2001 - 04:06 AM

Yeah, I've stopped preordering online a while back. I will be B&M'ing this title on street date.

No OAR = No Sale

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#17 of 38 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted October 26 2001 - 04:12 AM

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 of 38 OFFLINE   BrianP

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Posted October 26 2001 - 04:25 AM

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 of 38 OFFLINE   SpenceJT

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Posted October 26 2001 - 04:45 AM

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! Posted Image

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#20 of 38 OFFLINE   Sean Conklin

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Posted October 26 2001 - 04:53 AM

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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!

HeHeHe, I do that too! Sometimes I'll even hide them under the CD racks when no one is looking(I know it takes them a couple of days to find them, sometimes more, HeHeHe) Posted Image

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