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Thunderball
10-16-01, 09:41 AM
I'm on my way to work, but I just figured I'd stop by on my way, and post this...

I got there about 10AM for opening, to pick up my Star Wars DVD, well, apparently about 300 other people had the same idea..I got there and there was this massive line around the building!!!! I couldn't believe it.

Luckily they had about 500 copies(or so it seemed) and I got mine.

caipirina
10-16-01, 09:48 AM
what was their price ??? i was at CC at opening and no one there .. tons of copies ... 17.99

JimRochester
10-16-01, 09:57 AM
PEOPLE, PEOPLE, STOP THE MADNESS, IT'S ONLY A MOVIE

My money is still on Shrek for the DVD of year.

Red Dog
10-16-01, 10:00 AM
I can't believe the amount of people rushing to get this and further more, I can't believe that they would rush to Best Buy of all places. 300 people! Probably only 1 or 2 checkout lines open. Sheer madness.

texaspete
10-16-01, 10:21 AM
I'm glad to hear that people are going about their normal daily life in spite of all the crazy stuffs going on out there (well, at least for DVD folks anyway:) ). I'm off to get mine...

Jericho
10-16-01, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by JimRochester
PEOPLE, PEOPLE, STOP THE MADNESS, IT'S ONLY A MOVIE

My money is still on Shrek for the DVD of year.

Do you mean Shrek will be a better DVD or sell more copies. Beacuse while it should do incredibly well, I don't think Shrek can match Episode 1 in sales

Iron Chef
10-16-01, 10:45 AM
I'm popping in over lunch.


maybe

Thanks for the warning, Thunderball!

DVD-Desi
10-16-01, 10:48 AM
I went to Fry's in Manhattan Beach, CA and was there at 7:45, opened at 8:00am. Only about 5 people in line and walked in and was checked out by 8:03. Not too shabby. There is a Best Buy just down the street that opens at 10am. Probably will be mobbed. Both however have it at $17.99.

BadAsh
10-16-01, 10:49 AM
I almost went to Best Buy at 10am but I opted instead to do an early lunch at 11am. They had tons and tons of TPM DVDs but had run out of the FREE Games Demo disc they were giving away. This is a very slow Best Buy and there wasn't really very many people there at 11am so the geek crowd must have blown in at 10am and then made their way back home to post here. :D

Adam Tyner
10-16-01, 10:50 AM
I went around 10:30 AM and there wasn't a line. Actually, to my great surprise, there wasn't a prominent display (I didn't see one at all, but maybe it was buried somewhere), and there weren't any copies in the "Hot DVDs" section...not even an empty space where copies might've been earlier. There were a fair number of copies in the Sci-Fi section, but again, not too many out and no gaping holes. I guess the Best Buy here isn't banking on selling too many copies right now.

Iron Chef
10-16-01, 10:51 AM
I will be part of the lunch geek crowd.

freudguy
10-16-01, 11:30 AM
I went to CC soon after they opened and there was no one there. I almost expected to see tumbleweeds roll by. They had tons of Ep. I laying around (which is to be expected). I hate to go to my local CC because of past poor service & employee ignorance ("Citizen Kane? That's music right?" - see recent
thread) but I doubt Wal-Mart had it any cheaper.

What is Wal-mart's price, BTW?

UncleGramps
10-16-01, 11:42 AM
I just picked it up at the local Best Buy here. They had a big display in the front of the store, and there were tons of copies still there. $17.99, in case you were wondering.

Bob Douglas
10-16-01, 11:47 AM
I went to our local Walmart at midnight just for kicks... there was only one other guy there waiting to buy a copy of TPM. They had it priced at $22.99. Whipped out my Best Buy ad and they matched at $17.99. Watched the one-hour documentary before bed... it should be the prototype for how to do a behind-the-scenes documentary.. fabulous stuff!

Bob

BadAsh
10-16-01, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by freudguy
I almost expected to see tumbleweeds roll by.

Yeah, that was the scene at the Best Buy I went to. It was kinda funny... the place was so empty and ever so often you would see someone rush in to find the display right at the front and then stop to compose themselves and casually pick one up.

I really expected to see more people but I guess they all got there when the doors opened. I am also disappointed at the media coverage/promotions for this DVD. I have read here at DVD Talk that there are Radio Commercials and even TV Commercials, heck, other countries went wild with TV Promos for the DVD but here in Orlando, FL I saw/heard nothing. All of the sunday ads had a TPM screen shot on all TVs through the ads but noone around town did anything spectacular that I know of.

Makes me wonder if its the Jar Jar factor or if we will see the same thing when Episodes IV, V and VI come out.

As for the whole "Shrek" theory... that was one excellent movie and I will definitely buy it but I don't see it outselling TPM or Snow White for that matter.

Iron Chef
10-16-01, 12:25 PM
My local BestBuy was dead. I was in and out in about 5 minutes.

MasterofDVD
10-16-01, 12:28 PM
I had mine reserved at Media Play. They were suppose to open at ten but as I was pulling up around 9:40 they were unlocking the doors. I was in, out and home by 10.

Scanned the discs
Watched the film
Cranked the podrace ( I had chills it was THAT good )
Checking out the doc now and it's amazing. Certainly a new standard.

Adboy151
10-16-01, 12:29 PM
I stopped by Best Buy this morning at about 10:30 to pick up the new New Order disc (got TPM last week) and it was pretty dead as well.

There were a few folks coming in and just buying TPM off the front display and leaving, but no more than usual new release Tuesday.

rabbit77
10-16-01, 01:18 PM
Are the Best Buys where you live handing out promo CDs of the upcoming Star Wars games too? It's labeled Star Wars Fall Force Gaming Preview. I got one and along with the $5 store credit I got from a random survey was quite happy to walk out of there (in 5 minutes to boot) with all that for $14.52.

Dragon Fly
10-16-01, 01:25 PM
My Best Buy was a ghost town, I just walked in and picked it up with the lucas arts disk. There wasn't even any customers from what I could tell.

Todd

b11051973
10-16-01, 01:46 PM
I actually went to Best Buy this morning, but not to buy Star Wars(I got it in the mail the other day). I had to go to buy a new washing machine!!! and Ozzy's new CD.

When I was there, it looked a lot of people had bought the Star Wars DVD. They also had that demo CD or whatever it was. There was like 10 copies left.

HotThang
10-16-01, 02:07 PM
Luckily the Target in my area opens two hours before Best Buy. I just walked right in and picked up two copies (one for me one for a friend that bought me the vhs tape). Only problem was they only had full frame of Cats and Dogs (much like everyone else!) I already started a thread about it if anyone finds out anything.

Sam

Forgot to mention that I TOTALLY agree with JimRochester about Shrek surpassing TPM and Snow White!

BadAsh
10-16-01, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by b11051973
I actually went to Best Buy this morning... buy... Ozzy's new CD.

Damn, I knew there was something else I was supposed to pick up. :)

BassDude
10-16-01, 02:22 PM
BB in Phoenix had LucasArts CD-Rom but ya had ta ask for it at the counter! I wonder who got the DVD and not the CD-Rom.

Two cardboard displays...one in front and one in the DVD section...and a bunch on the shelf. Seems everyone in the checkout lines had one in their hands.

*cough* *cough* Think I need ta go home sick... Can't wait ta watch it! *sniffle*

chess
10-16-01, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by BassDude
BB in Phoenix had LucasArts CD-Rom but ya had ta ask for it at the counter! I wonder who got the DVD and not the CD-Rom.

Two cardboard displays...one in front and one in the DVD section...and a bunch on the shelf. Seems everyone in the checkout lines had one in their hands.

*cough* *cough* Think I need ta go home sick... Can't wait ta watch it! *sniffle*

if your user name is at all self descriptive, you will LOVE this DVD.

i picked mine up at BB with a $15 gift card that i paid $10 for about a month ago. figured they'd have a display right as i walked in the door...

nope...one small display by the registers (which i missed when i walked in) and one in the back behind the DVDs...

not too crowded...of course, this was around 11:30.

adia4625
10-16-01, 02:37 PM
I saw the Ep1 DVD at 20th Century Fox with HTF last month and Its awesome. My friend is buying it for me for my birthday (2 days away).

I cant wait!!

Frank TJ Mackey
10-16-01, 02:41 PM
For those of you that weren't stupid like me and went to WAL-MART at midnight and paid $22.95 you can get it at TARGET for $17.99 as well.

8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Josh H
10-16-01, 03:45 PM
I picked this up at K-mart this afternoon. They had a display inside the front door, and it was still mostly full around 2 p.m. Of course the bulk of the DVD buying crowd in Morgantown is college students, who would mostly still be in class. I'm lucky and get done with class at 12:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Unfortunately I have to work tonight, so I won't be able to watch it yet. I did check out the menus, trailers, deleted scenes, and watched a few chapters during the past hours. I'm super impressed so far. Definately worth the wait.

BadAsh
10-16-01, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by BassDude
BB in Phoenix had LucasArts CD-Rom but ya had ta ask for it at the counter! I wonder who got the DVD and not the CD-Rom.

Figures :(

Well, to tell you the truth, I could care a less about the FREE Games Demo disc but there wasn't even a spot for it on the Display and nothing else that would have indicated that they had them.

I bet you are right they probably had the discs at the counter but when you see an ad that says "FREE for the first 100 customers" and you walk in and don't see any, one would ASSume that they are not one of the first "100 customers".

Usually Best Buy places the FREE item next to or on the display. I looked around both displays and everyone else I saw did the same thing.

I guess if it was something better than a "demo" disc I would have asked but from what I hear, the "demo" disc is mostly filled with stuff you can get from the LucasArts website. I guess if I was a gamer I would care.

Oh well... can't wait to get home and watch this. I just got an HDTV (Toshiba 40H80 Widescreen) and while I was at Best Buy today I also picked up some Component Video cables (Monster of course) so I am ready to relax and watch the movie. :)

agrall
10-16-01, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by Iron Chef
My local BestBuy was dead. I was in and out in about 5 minutes.
How could you go to Best Buy man? After my story???

:(

filmguy
10-16-01, 04:49 PM
Well, luckily, I live in Michigan and theirs no real super-fans out here. Just typical dvd aficado's and what not. So, with any anticipated dvd release, there's always plenty of copies, even days after release. I will probably pick up TPM on thursday if I dont get Air Force One (or Desperado) Superbit

purplechoe
10-16-01, 04:50 PM
no problems at my local Best Buy. Plenty of PM dvds and Demo Games.

Berkowitz
10-16-01, 05:04 PM
Who cares!!! The movie was no big deal!!! Just because it is a "star wars" film it gets such rave reviews. The movie was just not that good. Plus I had it 3 months ago on DVD. It was a set of all 4 of them. Star Wars, Empire, Return and Phantom dud!! They were of course bootlegged, but they were 5.1, they were widescreen and they had menus. Under 80 bucks on EBAY. OOOPPPPSSSS! I forgot we are not suppose to talk about this!!!

Tesiae
10-16-01, 05:17 PM
Berkowitz: THREAD CRAP ALERT!


I went to my local CC this morning and it was empty. Only one person and myself were there to get TPM. Odd really.

Mickey
10-16-01, 05:31 PM
I went to Best Buy at lunch with 3 of the guys from work. As usuall it was noon, 12 people in line and one register open. They do this every week. It's Tuesday, the day new dvds and music cds come out. Come on Best Buy get a clue. No problem getting the disc, they had plenty. Maybe someday Best Buy will get their head out of their arse.

William Ward
10-16-01, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by Tesiae
Berkowitz: THREAD CRAP ALERT!


I went to my local CC this morning and it was empty. Only one person and myself were there to get TPM. Odd really.

Surprised it took that long for a thread crapper.

I got mine last night at Wal-Mart after 12:00 am. There were four or so others there as well. Wanted Cats and Dogs too but they only got the fullscreen version, so no deal on that.

BassDude
10-16-01, 05:58 PM
I got quoted! *tear* (Doesn't take much!)

Name response: I play electric bass here locally, but I can't wait to fire up the JBL PB-12 for this DVD!

Best Buy Free CD-Rom: It doesn't look like much. Browser based. Only one game has a demo, the rest are Game Trailers." Still...it says Promotional Item Only on it, so it may fetch some bucks on E-Bay after a while. (Who am I kiddin'...it ain't going nowhere...)

codefree
10-16-01, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by Berkowitz
Who cares!!! The movie was no big deal!!! Just because it is a "star wars" film it gets such rave reviews. The movie was just not that good. Plus I had it 3 months ago on DVD. It was a set of all 4 of them. Star Wars, Empire, Return and Phantom dud!! They were of course bootlegged, but they were 5.1, they were widescreen and they had menus. Under 80 bucks on EBAY. OOOPPPPSSSS! I forgot we are not suppose to talk about this!!!

Then you should have deleted your comment! Consider this your one and only warning. If you post this kind of info about bootlegs again you will have your forum priviledges suspended. Also, if you didn't care about the movie then you should have kept your feelings to yourself. What you're doing here is called "thread crapping" cause no one asked for yours or anyone else's opinion of this movie in this thread. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Note: This kind of thread belongs in the Store forum so that's where I'm moving it.