Memento available 8/31/01, not 9/4/01

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  1. Gabe D

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    There is a Best Buy ad in this morning's paper (I saw it in The Indianapolis Star) that advertises Memento for $19.99. Under the picture of the DVD it says:
     
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    Well, I saw it for sale at a major-chain bookseller yesterday and would've picked it up except it was $24.99.
     
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    Same thing has happened with "Exit Wounds". It was due next Tuesday (9/4), and now it's going to be released tomorrow.
    Probably due to the Labor Day weekend/holiday. I think Warner did the same thing last year with "Any Given Sunday", if I remember correctly.
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    My copy of Exit Wounds arrived at the end of last week from an online retailer and Memento shipped yesterday from the same source. Will hopefully arrive tomorrow.
    Most online retailers had Exit Wounds listed for release on 31 August. Always thought there was something strange since it would have been a Friday release.
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    My hopes are up, but I'm not banking on it being available in stores tomorrow. I just called my local Best Buy and they still say it's Tuesday 9/4. Still, I might hit a few stores tomorrow anyway to see for myself.
    Also, I noted that Memento is ranked #11 (!) among great company in the "Top 250 movies as voted by our users" at IMDB. http://us.imdb.com/top_250_films
    It's #1 on the indie list http://us.imdb.com/Charts/Votes/independent
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    I bet it is a misprint. If you notice under the picture of the dvd it says Warner Bros. Memento is Columbia Tristar. Now Exit Wounds is a Warner Bros. release so I bet someone put the cover of Memento on the ad instead of Exit Wounds. Exit Wounds is supposed to come out on 8/31. In next Sunday's Best Buy ad they have Memento as a "Hot Price" item available on 9/4.
     
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    I was just at 2 different Wal-Marts looking for a $5 widescren copy of Airport (didn't find it, by the way).
    Both locations were putting out Memento while I was there. I almost picked it up, but I decided to wait to make the wife happy (we've bought over 60 DVD's this month; I can justify a $5 WS replacement for a P&S 2.35:1 film, but I don't think I'll get away with a hot new hit [​IMG] ).
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    David: It's worth risking her wrath. The movie is excellent.
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    What kinds of extras are on this disk? I think I heard that its really bare bones. Thanks.
     
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    The DVD comes out 9/4/01, not 8/31/01. If you see it earlier than 9/4/01, it's just cause a store broke street date.
    A few films like Exit Wounds, Any Given Sunday, Armageddon, and others were announced for a Friday date (with Exit Wounds, Warner changed the date a week or two after announcing a Tuesday date). If Memento was going to come out on 8/31/01, CTHV would've issued something dealing with the street date change instead of just telling Best Buy or something.
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    I was also told that it wasn't coming out tomorrow by some fellow employees. If you look at the ad, it says it's from Warner Bros. They were probably supposed to put Exit Wounds on the ad. Damn shame too since I had my hopes up all week.
     
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    I hope I can find it early. This would be nice to have over the three day weekend. Thanks for the heads up guys.
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    I went to 2 SuperWalmarts,Best Buy and Curcuit City-No Memento.
    I was told 9/4 when I asked.
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    I've been thinking about buying Memento sight-unseen. I used to buy quite a few movies sight-unseen, but I got stung with Wonder Boys (just really didn't get into it) so I've been cautious ever since. Do you recommend I buy Memento sight unseen? I like old Hitchcock thrillers, The Usual Suspects, The Game, etc. It sounds like that type of movie but I'm not really sure. What do you all say?
     
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    Wes: If you like The Usual Suspects and The Game, you will LOVE Memento. IMO, it's better than both and it's the best film of the last two years. Here's hoping it'll get its just desserts at the Oscars (fat chance though [​IMG]).
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    Actually, my statement was an understatement...I LOVE Hitckchock thrillers, The Usual Suspects and The Game. So I'm thinking I will love Mememto now too. I may just pick it up. Any other thoughts, guys?
     
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    wes -
    i definitely recommend the movie. based on your preferences, i seriously doubt you'll be disappointed.
    one of the best movies i've seen in a really long time.
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    quote: The DVD comes out 9/4/01, not 8/31/01. If you see it earlier than 9/4/01, it's just cause a store broke street date.[/quote]
    What a way for Best Buy to break street date and advertise it too! I also saw the ad insert in my local paper and was surprised to see that they will be selling it starting tomorrow.
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    This to is my favorite film of 2k1
    Just got back from the local Sam's Club where snagged my copy for 17.99
    Now if I can just remember how I got there
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