Snow White and others discontinued on January 31st?

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  1. Jon Robertson

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    To be honest, it wouldn't surprise me.
    This from DVDDebate.com, a UK site, from their Region 1 News section:
    quote: On a sadder note the guys at Disney have decided to discontinue Snow White And The Seven Dwarves: Platinum, Pinocchio, Tarzan and Mulan from January 31st. [/quote]
    Can any confirm or deny this?
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    I read this somewhere also, but for the life of me I can't recall where I read it. But yes, from what I've read it appears to be true, which is why Snow White is #1 on my Christmas list this year.
    I still don't understand Disney's whole "create demand by limiting supply" theory (if that's what they're trying to do) to making money in the home video market.
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    thedigitalbits.com posted the same note two days ago.
     
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    I don't see why Disney takes this policy with DVD. For VHS, it's fine, as that market has reached saturation. However DVD is still an emerging format, and they're missing out on major sales by discontinuing these titles (which will instead be picked up by eBay junkie for twice the cost.)
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    Disney creates demand.
    More people will buy a title if they believe it may be their last chance to own it. Even if they don't want it. Who wants to wait another 7 years if they change their mind.
    Plus all advertising/printing can be done once, reducing inventory etc.
    Remember home video is a consumer product business, not an entertainment business.
     
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    It won't be long before we see the aforementioned titles going for $100+ on eBay. [​IMG]
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    I sold back a few titles that I got for free with my player (Lost in Space, Stepmom, Stargate, 6 days 7 nights) and my original copy of Tarzan and got $20 for them at a local disc exchange.
    I then went to Best Buy to pick up the CE. They were asking $29.99 so I thought I'd try an experiment. I brought it to the customer service desk and asked them to price match it with Circuit City (I had no idea what they were selling it for but I had a hunch that it didn't matter).
    Sure enough, the guy at the counter said over phone "I need a price match on Disney's Tarzan."
    He didn't say Collector's edition. [​IMG]
    He rang me up for $22.99.
    So that's how I upgraded my Tarzan DVD for $2 bucks.
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