Total Movie 40 free Movies - WHEN???

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  1. Robert Hutchison

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    Are these movies ever going to ship? The last posting on the TOTAL MOVIE website dated 1/30/02 said that the discs would probably ship the second week in March. Well it's time. Has anyone heard anything new on a shipping date? (or will it be pushed back another 2 months)
     
  2. Paul D Young

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    This is kind of ridiculous since I got the subscription for my wife for Christmas and she wants to know when she is going to get her 40 movies. I think she suspects that I made it up!
     
  3. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    I won't be too upset if they never show up. Have you guys seen the list of titles? I would throw a lot of them out because I would be too ashamed to say that I owned them.
     
  4. Marty M

    Marty M Cinematographer

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    There was no way I was going to spend $40 for this subscription. I got burned from the first publishers of this magazine. I was still owed at least 3 issues. I received one issue from the new publisher and then nothing. I figured I would use the $40 on a couple of movies I really liked and have money left over for a subscripton to a more reliable magazine.
     
  5. Peter Overduin

    Peter Overduin Supporting Actor

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    I might have thought about re-subscribing if it were not for the "40 free movies" deal. It lacks credibility, and makes me think of the truism: "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." If you get them, great! I stand corrected. However, I remain skeptical.
     
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    that company couldnt pay ME $40 to get their crappy magazine!

    they screwed alot of us out of our money last time.
     
  7. Kelly W

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    There was a new update about the 40 movies on http://www.total-movie.com. Here's what it says:
     
  8. Kelly W

    Kelly W Second Unit

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    Oh, and one more thing...
    Over on the DVD Talk forum, there is a Total Movie Customer Service thread (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=175320).
    There was just a post by the Total Movie representative on 3/9/02. Here's what they said:
     
  9. Brian E

    Brian E Screenwriter

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    Got my DVD player from them today. It's the same one described here http://groups.google.com/groups?q=di...ews.net&rnum=1 Pretty nice little player for a cheapy. I don't have anything but R1 NTSC discs to play in it right now though. The one I tried looked good.
     
  10. Robyn Young

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    The total movie 40 free movies update page says that they are expecting the 40 dvd's, packaged and ready to go today or tomorrow. Then I'm assuming they'll ship out by the end of the week to the beginning of next week, because they were getting the shipping labels ready.

    Robyn
     
  11. Tony_Faville

    Tony_Faville Supporting Actor

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    Not going to hold my breath until they show up....haven't even seen a magazine since early December. And with it averaging a good 45 days to get a response from Customer Service email, I quit wasting my time.
     
  12. MartinTeller

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    I haven't gotten a magazine for a long time either.... last one I got was the one with John Waters.

    What a shitty way to run a magazine. These guys are Total Morons.
     
  13. Robert_eb

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    Has anyone received their March/April issue yet???
     
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    JiM T Stunt Coordinator

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    I was an original subscriber to this the first time around. I got all my issues back then without a problem, but I've only gotten the recent Kelly Hu issue of the reborn run of the magazine. Frankly, I was surprised to see that in my mailbox.

    I'm wondering if I'm supposed to recieve these 40 movies, or if that was just for new subscribers.

    Thanks,

    JiM T
     
  15. Kelly W

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    Again, I don't represent Total Movie, but I am an ambassador of good-will. [​IMG]
    Jim, I'm quite sure that the 40 movies are only for new subscribers. For those of us who did subscribe, we should be getting our movies within the next couple of weeks.
    From the Total Movie representative on 3/27/02:
     
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    Jim, apparently the 40 movies will not be sent to original subscribers. If you renew your subscription you will receive the movies. Frankly, I'm on the fence about this.

    Overall the writing has been a bit too sophmoric for me. (I've received the latest magazine but haven't gone through it yet. Perhaps it will be better.)

    -greg
     
  17. DavidEC

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    InsideDVD + Total Movie Magaz
    Just wanted to post that I also received my 03-04/2002 issue today (03/29/02) in the mail.
    The only trouble was the wife thought that I had received a 'SoftPron' magazine due to all the near nude photos. She says that their should be equal number of men as women showing skin.. :b
    Must say that I really was an 'InsideDVD' subscriber and don't really spend much time with the printed magazine... namely due to the fact that the three issues that I have received.. do not really have 'indepth' reporting. Many of the print stories have me saying "... did I not already read this else where ..."
    But the DVD ... it seems as if every time out it just gets better!!
    My wife and I really enjoyed the movie 'Omaha'!!
    http://www.slamdance.com/mirvish/omaha.html
    Just wished that the web links listed on screen on the DVD were also printed in the magazine!
    Also as a side notes
    Like the fact that they used a plastic slip cover on the DVD this time.. this saved it from getting scratched up!
    Just wished that they also sent along an 'Amray' style case cover [as a tear out in the magazine] for people like myself that remove the DVD from the cardboard mailer and store them in these plastic storage boxes.
    (maybe somebody here can post a customer made cover as one or two forum members have done in the past??)
    Wished that I could get the early issues of 'TOTAL's DVD's [really the "Storm Stooper" Issue!] before 'Total' and 'InsideDVD' joined forces!... I think that I am only missing the first two of the 'InsideDVD' USA DVD's, but understand that they would not play on a stand-alone DVD player any way.
    --David
    Parts of this posting were also posted in the 'DVDTALK' forum.. but I added more thoughts here.
     
  18. Jon Robertson

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    Does anyone know what these 40 free movies are, or is it blind luck?
     
  19. Jesse Skeen

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    They have a list at total-movie.com, but it looks like it's changed since I ordered several months ago. "Fantasic Planet" doesn't seem to be on the list anymore, which was the main one that got me to go for this deal. There's still a few others that sound good though, and I'll watch all of them anyway.
     
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