Terminator and Robocop MGM.....

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  1. Mike Graham

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    ****** is a large retail chain across Canada, and has a store in every sizeable town in Canada, including mine in Miramichi, New Brunswick (the province North of Maine). So last night I walk in to check out their DVD selection, and am completely blown away by what I see -
    Terminator : Special Edition from MGM, the movie-only MGM edition of Robocop, and Riddler On The Roof to boot. If I'm not mistaken, these DVDs aren't due out until this Tuesday or the week after. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining or anything, but of all the places that offer DVDs I would never imagine ***** (which has a relatively small selection) to offer these kind of titles a week or two early.
    As for what I actually bought, it was the MGM SE of Silence of the Lambs - I'd been debating whether or not to buy it for a month now and figured since there was only one copy left at $22 + tax (CDN) I might as well pick it up - only problem is its the full screen version. I didnt realize the discrepancy until I was well on my home and the store had closed - hope they return my money !! I was mildly picking at the cellophane when I noticed what the white seal on the top of the package said "FULL SCREEN." Neither of the security seals were broken, so I hope don't get stuck with a horrific PAN & SCAN version ;(
    Wish me luck.
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  2. Brian Harnish

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    Can a moderator please edit out the retailer in the above post?
    Mike -- welcome to the HTF! But next time, can you please not mention retailers that offer titles early? They can get into really BIG trouble if they're found out. Also, mentioning specific retailers that put titles out early is a big no-no on these forums.
    Just a word of caution.
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  3. Jeff Ashforth

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    Ah...You've gotta love stores that break street dates. But Brian is right, you shouldn't ourtright name names, just tell people to e-mail you if they want to know where you got them. I picked up my copy of The Terminator SE at the same place that was selling the Total Recall SE and Basic Instinct SE early.
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  4. Mike Graham

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    There I took the name out for ya - didn't realize it would cause some trouble, sorry about that.
     
  5. Rob Tomlin

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    I picked up The Terminator SE tonight (Saturday) myself at a major B&M store. Just sitting there on the shelf, no special promotion or anything, for $19.99. Of course, it will probably be advertised as on sale tomorrow even cheaper, who knows. Anyway, this was the first time that I have ever been able to get a title before its street date.
    Considering this is one of my all time favorite movies, I was pretty excited! [​IMG]
     
  6. David Lambert

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    Damn! And I went around looking for an early Terminator today and didn't find one. Sigh. You never get a street-date-breaker when you want one! [​IMG]
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    I was at a certain store (Ever see the wizard of oz? [​IMG] and saw The Terminator out on shelves so I took it to the register and they said they couldn't sell it to me because it wasn't out yet [​IMG]
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  8. SteveGon

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    Let's see....I picked up the Suspiria LE a week early and The Limey about a week and a half early. Not too lucky, otherwise...
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  9. Tom J. Davis

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    I picked up Total Recall SE about a week and a half early and received my copy of Terminator SE saturday morning.
    Both discs are fantastic! Just wish Total Recall was in a normal keep case.
     

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