Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD Talk
Reload this Page >

Trailer Park Boys - why not in the US?

DVD Talk Talk about DVDs and Movies on DVD including Covers and Cases

Trailer Park Boys - why not in the US?

Old 10-15-05, 01:26 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,320
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Trailer Park Boys - why not in the US?

Had a customer asking me if I could get Trailer Park Boys for him. I see that they're out on DVD, but not for order in the United States. Any reason why?
Old 10-15-05, 03:35 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Beautiful Earth
Posts: 484
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Us Canadians are greedy with our releases. Or could be the fact that it hasnt developed a wide enough following to warrant a release in the US.
Old 10-15-05, 04:15 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,320
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Heartagram
Us Canadians are greedy with our releases. Or could be the fact that it hasnt developed a wide enough following to warrant a release in the US.
Nah, there's all sorts of BBC shows that get released here, and many of them do not have a huge following either.
Old 10-15-05, 06:43 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood
Posts: 1,310
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Seasons One through Three are available via Amazon. For some odd reason Season Four isn't on sale at Amazon yet, but you can get it on eBay at a good price.
Old 10-15-05, 07:34 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 5,919
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
or you could just order it from a Canadian etailer, which is the easiest way to get it.
Old 10-15-05, 08:02 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,320
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by devilpants
Seasons One through Three are available via Amazon. For some odd reason Season Four isn't on sale at Amazon yet, but you can get it on eBay at a good price.
They're not available directly from Amazon, at least not the United States website. Anything there is from a 3rd party.


Originally Posted by garmonbozia
or you could just order it from a Canadian etailer, which is the easiest way to get it.
Yeah, but I'm trying to get them for a customer at my store, and I don't have any Canadian dealers to go through :-)
Old 10-16-05, 11:24 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood
Posts: 1,310
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MovieExchange
They're not available directly from Amazon, at least not the United States website. Anything there is from a 3rd party.
Here's the Amazon link for ALL FOUR seasons:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...s=dvd&v=glance
Old 10-16-05, 02:47 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,320
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by devilpants
Here's the Amazon link for ALL FOUR seasons:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...s=dvd&v=glance
Sigh, and ONCE AGAIN, that is NOT from Amazon directly. That is from their marketplace, where you buy from other Amazon members.
Old 10-16-05, 03:53 PM
  #9  
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 28
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Try Amazon.ca, futureshop.ca or bestbuy.ca
Old 10-16-05, 04:01 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Brent L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Upstate, SC
Posts: 13,617
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You can find the first set for $4.99/used and $9.99/new at certain stores here in the US. I posted the following thread in the bargains folder months ago, but no one seemed to care:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=431860
Old 10-16-05, 04:05 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
pilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Posts: 6,197
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BrentLumkin
You can find the first set for $4.99/used and $9.99/new at certain stores here in the US. I posted the following thread in the bargains folder months ago, but no one seemed to care:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=431860
I care! lol ...I tried to get it at one of the local stores here Brent but they said they don't carry it (or it was out of print or something)
Old 10-16-05, 05:29 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,320
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
OK guys, I think everyone has lost sight of why I asked the question. I own a store that sells DVD's. A customer wanted me to see if I could get them for him.

The customer can go on Ebay or Amazon or whatever to get them if he wanted, he was just wondering if I could order them and get them cheaper. I found that I couldn't, so I was curious as to why they're not available here in the states.

Thanks for the link, Brent, but I did a search and they didn't have any more available.

Last edited by MovieExchange; 10-16-05 at 05:32 PM.
Old 10-16-05, 06:32 PM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 366
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
As they are not available for sale in the USA, your distributor won't have them for sale - so you can't get them. So you or your customer has to buy them from a Canadian retailer/etailer or find someone in the USA who can get them for you.

My guess as to why Trailer Park Boys isn't available is simply because no one has picked them up for sale there. I am surprised that no one has. Maybe Alliance Atlantis hasn't made the rights available or doesn't want to?

- Christian
Old 10-16-05, 08:35 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Compton (Straight Outta)
Posts: 1,130
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
They may be waiting to see if the movie gets U.S. distribution.
Old 10-16-05, 09:45 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
cultshock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: True North Strong & Free
Posts: 17,978
Received 799 Likes on 576 Posts
I'm assuming that potential US distributors don't feel that there is enough of a market or interest in the series to make it worth their while to purchase US rights (yet). Just curious, is the series shown on a US cable channel?
Old 10-16-05, 09:54 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,320
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by cultshock
I'm assuming that potential US distributors don't feel that there is enough of a market or interest in the series to make it worth their while to purchase US rights (yet). Just curious, is the series shown on a US cable channel?
I've been told that it airs on BBC America, but that's on digital cable in my area, and I won't pay the outrageous price that Comcast wants for it.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.