WB & Pluto Nash ... even more bad decisions?

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  1. James Bergeron

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    LOL, ok this is rather funny if you ask me.
    1) They know they have a stinker so they wait 2 years to release it.
    2) It fails at the box office so they hope to win big in dvd sales.
    3) They release it the day before X-mas!
    What were they thinking? Releasing it on the 17th would have at least got them some sales of the DVD as people would have picked it up while shopping I'm sure. Releasing on the 24th (a day where I'm sure 99% of the people do not want to shop) they just lost all holiday sales hopes. People will forget it exists once the holidays are over...... oh wait maybe that's what they wanted [​IMG]
     
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    You see, on 12/24 people are desperate to buy just about anything for presents and the stores will be out of everything good. That's about the only way this one is going to sell.
     
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    I'll rather have a stocking full of coal then that movie.

    Dean
     
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    I'd bet that the studio had a long list of DVDs to schedule for release and the guy in charge said "12-24 is the worst release date on our 2k2 calendar, what film do we have that's so worthless to be worthy of such a spot??? Oh yeah, Pluto Nash......."
     
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    Well it's a pretty smart move I think, There will be a lot of Joe Blows getting their $46 Apex dvd players for Christmas along with gift certificates and buying cards at places like Best Buy & Wal-mart. The day after Christmas when stores are on short supply of good titles, A lot of poor saps may grab a copy of Pluto Nash, just because it's a new title and they want something to play on their dvd player.
    Of course they will also need to stop at Radio Shack to get an RF Converter. [​IMG]
     
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    Last minute shoppers in a panic could see Eddie Murphy and buy it, conceivably not having heard anything about the in-and-out-of-theaters and all the bad press, since it seemed to slip under the radar of the general public. I pity the fool who buys it unknowingly though!
     
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    You're aware though that a "gag gift" means "gag" as in joke, and not "gag" as in physically wretch, right?
     
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    Oh heavens, RF Converter!

    You sure there is not a law to ban that kind of frightful activity?
     
  10. AaronJB

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    The bad decision occured when Warner Brothers decided to spend $100 million on "Pluto Nash". I sat down and watched this picture today thinking, "Gee, it couldn't be that bad". If not the worst piece of cinema I've ever seen, it's awfully close.
     
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    Someone wanna fill me in?

    ..... What is it?
     
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    An RF converter is used to convert the video and audio signals from the standard RCA yellow/red/white cables to a signal that runs through an RF cable (these are the cables that usually screw on and have a little needle poking out of the male end). You would only need one if you had an older TV which didn't have RCA jacks.
     
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    Plus Radio Shack has been advertising them on television specifically to people who might get a DVD player for Christmas but can't hook it up to their ancient TV (thec ommercial shows people crying because they can't use their DVD player).

    I say forget radio shack...buy a new TV, people! (preferably widescreen to make those black bars shrink, then you won't have to take your DVDs back to Walmart.)
     
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    I actually had a copy of Pluto Nash in my hands today at a major B&M. So, it's out there now if any fool wants to buy it.
     
  15. James Bergeron

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    Yeah, probably because they aren't too worried about the studio sueing for releasing the movie too early hehe.
     
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    What's even funnier is that some of us are not even aware of the fact that we might be getting a copy of Pluto Nash for Christmas [​IMG]
     
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    "Hard Ticket....." ain't all that bad considering all the jumblies! [​IMG]
     

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