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With DVD so popular, have any movies not been released on VHS?

Old 02-03-04, 12:28 PM
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With DVD so popular, have any movies not been released on VHS?

With DVDís surpassing VHS in sales and rentals have any recent movies only come out on DVD and not on VHS? Thinking of smaller films.

If this has not happened yet, when do you think the studios will stop putting movies on VHS?
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Old 02-03-04, 12:37 PM
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Whenever it becomes unprofitable. VHS sales are way down, but rentals still are a decent market. And production of VHS tapes is pretty cheap as most things are sunk costs. No reason not to make money if it's there.
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Old 02-03-04, 12:39 PM
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Well a few stores like Circuit City and BB have stopped carrying VHS save for only the most popular new releases. There are two local CCs around me that don't carry them at all.

I would say that until DVDR becomes more mainstream, they will continue to do so.

However, I think that studios should consider a partnership with Apex or some other lowend manufacturer and come up with an intro deal of some kind. Say, a DVD player and 3 popular movies for $49.99.
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Old 02-03-04, 01:56 PM
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For a while at least, VHS releases of new movies will continue for the rental market, along with children's tapes. I don't imagine that many catalogue titles will be released on anything but DVD.
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Old 02-03-04, 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by DVD Josh
...I would say that until DVDR becomes more mainstream...
Good point. Once the digital medium becomes the #1 Consumer source for recording material, then VHS will start disappearing.
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Old 02-03-04, 03:03 PM
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Does anime count? New anime on VHS (including movies) is practically unheard of.
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