Something small, but encouraging from Future Shop re: Widescreen

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  1. Josh Dial

    Josh Dial Cinematographer

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    While on my weekly trek to the local Future Shop, I saw posted at the checkout, a little sign with a listing of preorder SKUs. Of note they had the widescreen and pan and scan versions of the Harry Potter DVD. Next to the widescreen one (and keep in mind this is a note for the cashiers) was written in big letters ***BETTER!!!*** . Just thought ya'll would like to know the battle is all lost in someplaces.

    cheers!

    Josh
     
  2. John_Berger

    John_Berger Cinematographer

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    In the many conversations that I've had with our neighbors to the north, I've noticed that the stores in Canda seem to be very willing to inform the public about widescreen. With the exception of some chains and independent stores, such information seems to be verboten in the U.S.
     
  3. Marc_Savoie

    Marc_Savoie Stunt Coordinator

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    Good job Future Shop!
    I'm proud to say that about 75-80% of my DVD purchases are done there. Good prices, and now good policies!
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  4. PatrickM

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    I have to agree that many of the Canadian retailers do a good job with OAR and widescreen.

    I can think of many times that I've gone to Futureshop and found considerably more widescreen versions than P&S on dual format releases. Sometimes the P&S ones are not even on the shelf its great! Its like the opposite of Wal-Mart's of the world.

    Patrick
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    I just wish that someone would start writing BETTER! next to the English track for the Quebecois [​IMG]
     
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  7. Graeme Clark

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    haha, that was probably done by an employee at that particular store, but it is still good to hear.

    And ya, Future Shop is quite good at getting more WS titles in than P&S.
     
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