First half of 2002 - really slow half year for dvd releases

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Henry Woo, Apr 10, 2002.

  1. Henry Woo

    Henry Woo Agent

    Jul 3, 2000
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    I don't know about everyone else but the first six months of 2002 for me has been really slow in terms of quality or big dvd releases. I have only bought 5 dvds so far this year (Atlantis:CE; Sixth Sense and Unbreakable Vista Series, Hunchback of Notre Dame and Iron Monkey). Geez, coincidentally all Disney releases.

    The only other 'big release for the first half of the year is 'Harry Potter'and the extras on that seem to be of the 'powder puff' variety. To tell you the truth, it has been hard to maintain my interest in dvds during this slow time.

    I guess I should be saving my money for the second half with all the big releases due to come out then. The list includes Simpsons (Season 2), Monsters Inc., LOTR (both versions), Beauty and the Beast, Pearl Harbor (VISTA series), Back to the Future Trilogy (hopefully), Raiders of the Lost Ark (hopefully), ET and the release of the summer blockbusters such as Spider-man and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

    What does everyone think?
  2. DanR

    DanR Supporting Actor

    Dec 27, 1998
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    I hear ya Henry. I've only bought two DVDs this year.

    There's 17 "confirmed" releases on my personal schedule to buy from here on out in 2002 (inlcuding planned purchases of some of this year's summer movies). That total, 19, would make 2002 the 2nd slowest year for me since the inception of the format. The slowest year for me was 1997, with a total of 18 DVD purchased (of course, there were only 9 months of DVD availability in 1997).

    Overall, so far, thumbs down for 2002. 2000 was the high water mark in terms of DVD purchases, with 55 DVDs purchased in 2000. 1999 and 2001 were pretty big years as well.


  3. Jeremiah W

    Jeremiah W Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 27, 2002
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    yes 2002 has been slow, so far
  4. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

    Mar 24, 1999
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    Guys, I'm laughing my ass off!

    We discussed this last year, and I complained (I think it was in September, but can't be sure), that I only had 5 for the rest of the year, and usually get 5 or 6 a month, on an average.

    I don't keep records of what was brought when, but it has been about thirty so far this year, and I have 21 set up to buy before July 1st. Box sets count as 1 unit.

    So, go figure. This is all a matter of taste, but if the 1st half of '02 is slow, I'm going to be broke by December.

  5. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

    May 16, 2001
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    Georgia (the state)
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    Patrick McCart
    I bought 37 DVD's last year, with 16 being DVD's released in 2001.
    So far, I've purchased 18 DVD's this year, with only AI being a 2002 release.
    I am definately going to buy UHF, Dick Tracy, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, FOTR 2-disc, and 4-disc editions (I'm kind of disappointed that the 4-disc edition won't have the 2-disc set extras, nor will have DTS), Amelie, Amadeus: SE, BTTF trilogy, E.T., One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: SE, and maybe Beauty and the Beast.
    I also will purchase the rumored DVD's of Around the World in Eighty Days, Blazing Saddles: SE, Spaceballs: The Ludicrous Edition, Sunrise, Walt Disney Treasures: Goofy and also Mickey Mouse in Black & White, Top Secret!, Ed Wood, El Cid, Pulp Fiction: SE, It's A Wonderful Life: SE, and of course, if Paramount and WB decide to finally release some of their silents (despite not a word of future DVD release [​IMG] )
    Plus, I am still saving $$$ for college in fall of '03. [​IMG]
  6. Deepak Shenoy

    Deepak Shenoy Supporting Actor

    Jul 3, 1998
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    I think the momentum will pick up in August. Last year I ended up buying 2-3 titles almost each and every week starting in August.

    There are a number of reissues and catalog titles that will probably come out before the end of the year

    Artisan :

    Reservoir Dogs: SE

    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Its a Wonderful Life: SE

    Disney :

    Pulp Fiction: SE

    Jackie Brown

    Three Colors Trilogy

    Paramount :

    Don't Look Now


    Sunset Boulevard

    Warner :

    Amadeus: SE

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: SE

    Goodfellas: SE

    Singin' in the Rain: SE

    Color Purple: SE

    Fox :

    Miller's Crossing

    Barton Fink

    MGM :

    Raging Bull: SE

    Fargo: SE

    The Fog: SE

    Escape From NY: SE

    Thelma and Louise: SE

    The Great Escape: SE
  7. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

    Aug 13, 2000
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    Hopefully Crimson Tide and Batman will be here by the end of the year.
  8. Greg_M

    Greg_M Screenwriter

    Mar 23, 2000
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    So far this year I've purchased zero DVD's, this is the worst year for releases so far.
  9. David Ruiz

    David Ruiz Second Unit

    Aug 13, 2001
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    What are you guys talking about? This year has got to be the biggest year so far. I've bought nearly 40 titles, and it's not even close to the end of the year yet.

    Just to mention of few, we had:

    Oz: The complete first season

    Evil Dead: Book Of the dead edtion

    The Net: Special Edition

    Thirteen Ghosts

    Joy Ride

    Glass House

    Jeepers Creepers

    American Pie 2

    Those are just an 1/10 of the ones I bought this year.
  10. Joseph Bolus

    Joseph Bolus Cinematographer

    Feb 4, 1999
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    Hmmmm ... So far this year the Star Trek:The Next Generation - Season I box has been the major purchase.
    I've also had to purchase Cinderella II for my daughter and Say Anything for my wife. She also wants next week's Fatal Attraction.
    The rest of the year is going to be a killer.
    Six more seasons of ST:TNG (I'll probably skip Season II).
    Star Trek:The Wrath of Khan SE
    Lord of the Rings (Both Editions)
    Back to the Future Trilogy
    Beauty and the Beast[​IMG]latinum Collection
    Star Wars:Episode II
    Indiana Jones Trilogy(??)
    And who knows what else might be announced in the next few months. It's quite possible, for example, that Spiderman and Ice Age could be released late this year as well.
    The year may have started out slow; it will not end that way!!
  11. Brad Eisenhauer

    Brad Eisenhauer Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 28, 2002
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    Slow?? Maybe for new releases...
    Let's see, since January 1st I've bought 18 titles with 12 more already on order. This is a record pace for me. 5 of those already purchased have been new releases (6 if you count Moulin Rouge, released mid-December).
    What've we got upcoming... Ocean's 11, Harry Potter (maybe, haven't made up my mind), LOTR (both), BTTF, AOTC... plus whatever catalog titles I continue to add.
    Oh, this could get expensive. [​IMG]
  12. Robyn Young

    Robyn Young Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 23, 2001
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    I can't say it's been that slow for me, either. By the end of June--

    These are titles I've already bought or pre-ordered:

    Star Trek TNG--Seasons 1 & 2

    X-Files Season 5

    Joe v. the Volcano

    Thirteen Ghosts

    Dick Tracy

    mst3k-I accuse my parents and red zone cuba

    Educational Archives--On the Job and (the driving one)

    Victor Victoria

    Harry Potter

    Say Anything

    Walking with Prehistoric beasts

    Curse of the Jade scorpion


    Love Affair

    Blair Thumb

    American Pie 2

    Tombstone:Vista series

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1

    Tron:Collector's edition

    MASH: Five Star Collection

    These are titles I'll get around to buying:

    Spy Game


    Simpsons season 2

    A Beautiful mind

    Black Hawk Down


    Object of my affection

    The Sandlot

    Queer as Folk Season 1

    MASH season 1


    I kinda hope it slows down just a bit, but it won't.
  13. Thomas T

    Thomas T Cinematographer

    Sep 30, 2001
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    Slow? Not for me! My bank balance can't keep up with the new releases coming in every week. Of course, if you're talking recent Hollywood hoopla then yeah, I suppose it is slow but I'm more of a catalogue guy myself.
  14. Matthew_Millheiser

    Matthew_Millheiser Supporting Actor

    May 1, 2000
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    Maybe, if all you are picking up are "HOT NEW RELEASES!!" of Hollywood blockbuster product. I don't know, but there's been a plethora of great material.

    Tron: CE

    Tombstone: CE

    Buffy Season 1

    Children of Paradise: CC

    In The Mood For Love: CC

    Rashomon: CC

    Juliet of the Spirits: CC

    Hunchback of Notre Dame


    Atlantis: CE

    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (crap movie, anyone want to buy mine?!)

    Iron Monkey

    Peter Pan: SE

    Say Anything: SE

    And that's off the top of my head. My bank account is hurting, but look on the bright side: the proverbial bacon-trampoline has been flipped!
  15. Randy_M

    Randy_M Supporting Actor

    Oct 25, 2000
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    Peoria, AZ
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    Randy Margolis
    Not slow for me either:

    2 new Dr. Who's

    ST:TNG 1st season

    The Net:SE

    Bull Durham SE

    Groundhog Day SE

    Beverly Hills Cop series

    Jurassic Park III

    Spongebob Squarepants

    William Castle releases...

    Hope it slows a little, but the next ST:TNG comes out in less than a month!

  16. Markus Lidstrom

    Markus Lidstrom Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 25, 2002
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    I guess if you already own all the catalouge titles you want, it will always be slow...

    However, since New Years, I bought:

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Alice in Wonderland - Gold Collection

    The Alien Legacy

    American Beauty

    American History X

    Blair Witch Project

    Blues Brothers

    Bridge Too Far

    Cast Away

    Chasing Amy


    Clerks - Uncensored

    Dark City

    Donnie Darko

    Emperor's New Groove

    Fantasia 2000

    Forrest Gump

    The French Connection


    Gangster No.1

    The Godfather Collection

    The Insider

    Iron Monkey

    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    Jurassic Park

    L.A. Confidential

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Lost World: Jurassic Park


    Maltese Falcon

    Manchurian Candidate

    North by Northwest

    Paths of Glory

    The Pink Panther

    Pixar's 15th Anniversary 3-Pack

    Rear Window

    Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie

    The Score

    Session 9

    Sexy Beast

    Shadow of the Vampire

    Shawshank Redemption

    Sixth Sense: Vista

    Slap Shot - 25th Anniversary Special Edition


    Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace

    Thirteen Days

    This is Spinal Tap



    Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color

    Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies

    Young Frankenstein

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