DVD Software Sales Exploding (Take Cover!)

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  1. Peter Kline

    Peter Kline Cinematographer

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    From Show Biz Data:

    DVD sales account for between 65 percent and 80 percent of home video sales of new releases during the fourth quarter, Video Store magazine reported today (Friday). Noting that fewer than 40 percent of homes own DVD players, the trade publication said that sales of DVD titles are outpacing projections. Bob Chapek, president of Disney's Buena Vista Home Entertainment told Video Store: ""No matter how aggressively we forecast our allotments, we're always undercalling our DVD."
     
  2. SteveK

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    Wouldn't it be nice if the only titles that didn't exceed Disney's expectations were P&S only releases, such as "Contry Bears"? Oh well, I can dream, can't I?

    It's certainly no surprise to see DVD sales doing so well, as it seems many people suddenly become interested in actually buying movies when they buy a DVD player. Let's just hope the studios continue to give us so many titles worth buying.

    Steve K.
     
  3. Sarah S

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    Conversely, if it doesn't sell well, nobody wants it and it's not worth putting out again in a decent edition. [​IMG]
     
  4. Joshua Moran

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    yeah what sarah said. That logic just pisses me off. [​IMG] Oh well what can you do.
     
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    Isn't the studios' collective arrogance just amazing? That attitude says "WE don't make mistakes. If it didn't sell, it HAS to be because nobody wants this film in any form, NOT because we didn't do our homework and failed to offer what was actually wanted."

    The first studio execs who can park their oversized egos, listen to their customers, and try again with the RIGHT version, could really strike gold.

    Won't happen unless/until those egos and attendant arrogance get downsized, unfortunately. It's not called "la-la land" for nothing, I guess.
     
  6. SteveK

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    Sarah- You might be right: they probably would draw the wrong conclusion. But sooner or later, if EVERY title released only in P&S fell short of their expectations, while nearly every widescreen or dual-format release met or exceeded their expectations, they just MIGHT get the message.

    But again, I'm probably just dreaming. Hopefully, one of these days they will realize that OAR should always be available, even for "family" fare. Decide whether or not to include P&S on a title by tile basis if you must, but ALWAYS offer OAR, preferably anamorphic. It really isn't that difficult of a concept.

    But obviously la-la land has its own rules.

    Steve K.
     
  7. Dick

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    Again (and again and again)...why can't Disney simply put both versions on their disc, so EVERYONE IS HAPPY???!!!
     
  8. NeilEdwards

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    It is interesting to see the sales results listed each week in Entertainment Weekly. Almost always, the Widescreen version outsells the Full Screen version. They have to know this.
     

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