Confused about 'PREDATOR 2'.

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

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    I went to Best Buy yesterday to buy it and didn't see it on the shelf, so I asked one of the 'Blue Shirt Brigade' if they had it in stock yet and was told something I find difficult to swallow. I was told that the only way to get 'Predator 2' is in a two pack with the original film, because 'P2' is from Columbia Tri Star. [​IMG]

    First off, even if that were true, why would this exclude the film from having it's own stand alone release, and second of all I KNOW that 'P2' is a Fox title, unless CTS bought the rights to the film from Fox which i've heard zip about.

    So what's the deal, was this guy wrong like I believe he is?
     
  2. Steve Simm

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    I bought it by itself. CC for either $8.99 or $9.99 several weeks ago.
     
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    Bought mine alone from DDD, he's wrong.
     
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    The only way that a lot of Best Buy's have gotten Predator 2 (so far) is in part of a Fox 2-pack with the first one. That, coupled with the fact that the kid probably thought that if he didn't see it there, then it wasn't so, probably resulted in your "answer".
     
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    I thought so, thanks guys. [​IMG]

    Never trust anyone wearing the color blue, that's my motto, well, from now on it is. [​IMG]
     
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    The distributor labels in BB's computer are horrifically off
     
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    I got it by itself from Wal-mart for $7.99. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, not that I want to excuse the behavior of a slack-jawed employee, but none of the stores here got Predator 2 in anything but the two pack. Not Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Circuit City, Suncoast, Sam's Club, Target, Blockbuster... so I had to order it online. So perhaps the guy was just telling you the truth -- that's the only way they had it in stock.
     
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    Jeremy,

    perhaps thats true. However the guy gave me answers without knowing all the facts about this release, i.e. it not being released by itself, and he gave me false info about which studio the film was from also.

    All in all i'd say he wasn't qualified to answer my question accurately.
     
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    posted in the weekly roundup a few weeks ago.
     
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    I don't think Best Buy b & m carry this title at all. The day Predator 2 was released, I check the three Best Buys closest to me and not one had it, but CC did! The BB I frequent the most used to be really good at getting new releases, but lately it has gone to s@$! in that department.
     

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