A really weird thing happened at Blockbuster last night...

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  1. Tyler T

    Tyler T Stunt Coordinator

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    This is like the subject suggests really odd and strange. Now I was in BB looking for the usual Friday night DVD since they have the biggest selection around the area I live in. Of course they had the P&S versions of The Mummy Returns (with plenty of copies collecting dust) and Cats and Dogs (oddly they were all checked out...oh well). I rented Final Fantasy, One Night At McCools, and The Godfather Pt. II though. But here is the odd thing! I was walking through the regular non-new release section and there was Silence Of The Lambs. They had the MGM P&S version of the film and the great WS Criterion issue of it. This is not the odd thing but I found the current MGM copy under the Criterion case but I found the original Criterion (it was in a bulkier case) and put it in it's right place. So I was ready to go when I saw the MGM version of Silence of the Lambs but it was in WS!!!!!!! Not rental, but for sale... This makes me mad! Why BB would stock a P&S version for rent, while a WS version go on sale confuses me. I hope my local BB dosen't get rid of the Criterion one or this is an outrage
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    Maybe you should offer to buy the Criterion disc and say tht nobody wants all that extra stuff and squinty screen anyways [​IMG]
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    I hadn't realized there was a Criterion-collection SOTL. All I've seen in the stores are the SE/P&S and SE/WS. I just looked at DVDPlanet, and they, too, only have those listed, and even in their Criterion collection list it doesn't mention SOTL. What gives?
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    Hi
    The Criterion Silence of the Lambs is out of print.
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  6. Tom Ryan

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    This has probably been mentioned, but has anybody noticed that in Blockbuster's DVD commercials, they advertised The Mummy Returns for rent, and showed a clip of it IN WIDESCREEN? That's certainly misleading!
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    Strange how people can just convert to Pan n' Scan lovin right after they have kids and become a family. C'mon Blockbuster, we're all parts of some sort of family, and it doesn't mean we prefer Pan n' Scan. Quit with this generalization BS.
    [Edited last by Mark Kalzer on October 27, 2001 at 08:13 PM]
     
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    The Mummy Returns is a "family" film??!!?? [​IMG]
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  10. Tyler T

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    "The Mummy Returns is a "family" film??!!??"
    Well is Silence of The Lambs one either?
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    I noticed the thread weeks ago about BB only having Mummy Returns in P&S. Yesterday was my first trip there since it came out and we only have WS copies at the BB here.
    jeremy
     
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