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They tend to do this. Most people who shop at Walmart, not all, prefer the Pan & Scan format. This is changing as more and more people are buying Widescreen TVs.
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From my experience, the Walmart I go to usually carries both versions, except they only carried the fullscreen version of There's Something About Mary when it was re-released this summer. Both TSAM and POTA are Fox titles, so I wonder if there is a connection. Still, all new (from theater) Fox titles are readily available in widescreen and fullscreen at Walmart so I have no real answer for you. Maybe its just a catalog title thing, or maybe it's just a coincidence.
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It doesn't surprise me in the least. When I picked up "Open Range" a couple of weeks ago at WalMart, the clerk who had to take it out of a locked case warned me that the movie came only in the widescreen version and that there was no fullscreen available. I gave him you got to be kidding me look and said "widescreen is the only way I would have purchased the movie". He then commented that most of their customers don't have widescreen tv's and prefer the fullscreen movies.
So there you have it. Joe six-pack has a retail sponser after all and it's going to take a long time to change that mindset.
Originally posted by Alan Smithee What the **** is the point of putting out a pan-and-scan version of this anyways?? Let them watch the old Magnetic Video VHS!!
Because alot of people have returned the WS DVDs, I'm sure WMart has saved tons of DVDs from being returned by giving the customer a little bit more info. And if FS is what the customer wants, then that is what the should buy.
I went to a local Wal-Mart over lunch to look for the POTA:35th Ann. Ed. They had a bunch for the very low price of $13.86. As I was looking through the stacks I quickly realized that they had only full screen copies. As I was looking, one of those very helpful Wal-Mart employees said that they were indeed all full screen copies. I asked him why they weren't carrying the widescreen version. He said it wasn't released in widescreen. I told him that I knew for a fact that it was. He just looked at me with a blank stare. I told him I'd go and buy the widescreen version elsewhere which I did(although not for the incredible price of $13.86).
They should put a display with a scene from the movie in widescreen & full screen. And that way some people will see the light.
After talking to some people in stores they think because their t.v. is sqaure the widescreen movie isn't being played right on their t.v.
Well if I asked the people who work in electronics at the Wal-Mart here that,they would be like "um...what".
I know exactly what you mean, last year I was looking for the scarface gift set all over Jersey, and I decided to stop at a Walmart on my way to a couple of other stores, "um...what" was the answer I got from the guy at electronics. He had no idea of what I was talking about.