Does anyone know how Snow Dogs is selling?

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  1. Keith E

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    I've been to a couple of stores here in Richmond, Tower Records, Best Buy and Target, and if I were guessing by looking at the amount of product on the shelves it would appear that this disc is not selling very well at all.

    All three stores I went to had the racks jam packed, which is a good thing. I just hope it's the same story everywhere else in America and that Disney will learn that people prefer to have movies released in their OAR format.
     
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    One Tower store I checked had 6 copies on release day, and checking again the next week it looked like they hadn't sold a single one. They were at full retail price too.
     
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    Although this movie is an awful example (because it's not exactly a great or high-demand film), the P&S-only DVD is a lose-lose situation for ever getting a widescreen release.
    Situation 1: The DVD flops, not selling well at all. Disney's reply: "We took a bath on the first release. Why would we release it again in widescreen?"
    Situation 2: The DVD sells like crazy. Disney's reply: "See? We were right. No one wants widescreen. Why should we come out with a widescreen version?"
    Either way, it doesn't give a lot of hope for Disney's assertion that it will "revisit" some of these P&S-only DVDs with widescreen releases in the future.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I would have bought it, had it not been released in Pan and Scan only!

    Jim
     
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    I highly doubt the average "mom" will worry about the OAR of this, considering it's for kids.
     
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    Judging from my store, and ever other store in town, the VHS is outselling the DVD!! First time I've seen that in YEARS!!!

    Matt
     
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    C'mon, Ike! This movie made a lot of money!
    I'd be thrilled to hear that this DVD sold 132 copies domestically. [​IMG]
     
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    It might even beat Glitter[​IMG]
     
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    Looks like DVDFILE have gone to the darkside by reviewing it on their website [​IMG]
     
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    At least the slammed it up, down, and sideways for being P&S. They were very late with their review, so I'm guessing there may have been some pressure from Disney to post it or be removed from their list to receive future screener copies.
     
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    I would like to know what kind of thought processes are going on there. The actual disc is P&S but the "coming to DVD ad" on Oliver and Company is OAR. It's bizarre. As for this movie being for kids, I think something like this is meant for a family to safely see.....much like their animated features. Their animated features are being released in OAR so why not this one as well? It doesn't make sense, especially since they included a DTS track. I can see the VHS outselling the DVD. If the movie is P&S on both versions, then it makes sense to just buy the cheaper version.
     
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    Studios *have* held back DVD's from web sites due to negative reviews.

    In fact, DVDfile.com no longer reviews discs from Trimark because of a bad review they gave to (I believe) "Jesus's Son".

    The reason I know this is because I had e-mailed their editor asking why they never reviewed "Return of the Living Dead 3" (a Trimark title) and that was the reason he gave.
     
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