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Old 05-20-06, 02:23 AM
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Fox Film Noir BOOMERANG cancelled?

Does anyone know what happened? Apparently some rights issues? How many folks are now one dvd short because they pre-ordered this on the Buy 2 get 1 free sales at DDD & Digital Eyes/Dvd Planet?
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Old 05-20-06, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by sinraft
Does anyone know what happened? Apparently some rights issues? How many folks are now one dvd short because they pre-ordered this on the Buy 2 get 1 free sales at DDD & Digital Eyes/Dvd Planet?
I was affraid of this when I saw someone mention that Panic in Needle Park was cancelled. I checked on DDD and saw they had changed the release date on the 3 noir's including Boomerang from 5/23 to 6/6.

I wonder how DDD is going to handle this? Make it a buy 1 get 1 free or sorry, youre free title was cancelled you get to pay for these 2 or just cancel the order?
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Old 05-20-06, 09:56 AM
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I checked on DDD and saw they had changed the release date on the 3 noir's including Boomerang from 5/23 to 6/6.
The three noirs have always been scheduled for 6/6.
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Old 05-20-06, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
The three noirs have always been scheduled for 6/6.
Maybe it was. I ordered quite a few Fox pre-orders for release on 5/23 and they shipped early this week and was wondering about the Noir's since I thought they were the same date.

DDD now has Boomerang as a backorder while the other two are still listed as pre-orders. I havent seen any other etailer change the status of the release date, yet.
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Old 05-20-06, 12:34 PM
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I WAKE UP SCREAMING PREORDER 1 $0.00 ~05/26/06
HOUSE OF STRANGERS PREORDER 1 $9.98 ~05/26/06
BOOMERANG BACKORDER 1 $9.98 ~05/26/06

This is the info I have for my order.
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Old 05-20-06, 02:57 PM
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I placed a big order at digitaleyes (dvdplanet) for 12 Fox Noirs on the buy 2 get 1 free deal. I also used a $7 off $75 coupon. Three of them were the upcoming 6/6/06 releases. They charged me for 7 of the 9 they shipped (@ $9.95 per). Two of the 3 not shipped yet were "Free" ones, including Boomerang. So this cancellation messed things up on this order. I called today, immediately got through to a very nice lady who helped me straighten this out. I ended up just canceling the preorders and they will refund me the price of one DVD so I get my other Free one. Here was the order status:

Qty Description Order Date Order No. Status
1 Boomerang! (1947) 05/03/06 xxxxxxx No Longer Available!!!
1 House of Strangers (1949) 05/03/06 xxxxxxx 06/06/06
1 I Wake Up Screaming (1941) 05/03/06 xxxxxxx 06/06/06
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Old 05-22-06, 02:52 PM
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I too ordered Boomerang from dvdplanet during their sale. The status over the weekend had been showing NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Today it was changed to In Stock (Ships in 24-48 hours). I called to verify and the rep said the dvd was in stock and would ship within 48 hours. Hope this is true
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DVDPlanet has them all listed as coming out on 06/06/06, the devils birthday. Happy Birthday Devil!!! ...from all of us at DVDTalk.
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Old 05-24-06, 12:47 AM
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DeepDiscountDVD is showing the title on backorder in my order status and it's not even coming up when I just do a regular search for it. DVDAficionado is also showing this as "RELEASE CANCELLED".
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Old 05-24-06, 05:54 AM
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"Boomerang" was also part of my B2G1F order with DDD. I sent them an e-mail asking about it. Their reply (received on 5-22):

"As per our records the item DVD : BOOMERANG is currently available in stock and will ship shortly. You will also receive an email notification when the item ships out of our warehouse. "

I guess I'll wait and see what happens from here.

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Old 05-24-06, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by inDefiance
"Boomerang" was also part of my B2G1F order with DDD. I sent them an e-mail asking about it. Their reply (received on 5-22):

"As per our records the item DVD : BOOMERANG is currently available in stock and will ship shortly. You will also receive an email notification when the item ships out of our warehouse. "

I guess I'll wait and see what happens from here.

That would be good if it has been cancelled or delayed and they got some in and will ship them. I just hope they were not refering to the Eddie Murphy one.
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Old 05-24-06, 02:51 PM
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In the same boat. I'll wait and see, I guess.
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Old 05-24-06, 03:42 PM
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A customer service rep at dvdplanet just confirmed Boomerang has been cancelled and refunded the money for my order.
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Old 05-24-06, 03:50 PM
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Pisser, wait and see I guess... I'm in the same DDD boat as well.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Zhivago
Pisser, wait and see I guess... I'm in the same DDD boat as well.
Me three.
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I haven't talked to any customer service people, but I saw a pending charge from DDDVD on my back account for $9.98. My only guess is maybe they are charging for one movie while sending the other two Fox film noirs, which would be pretty classy of them. Granted, I'd rather have BOOMERANG, and if they did indeed get a small amount they are sending out and I'm not one, I'll be all indignant and stuff--but I tend to think the above theory that the rep may have been talking about the Eddie Murphy movie is highly possible. Anybody recall the confusion over the Chen Kaige and Lukas Moodyson films TOGETHER a couple of years ago? Unless you have the person on the phone confirming you are talking about the same thing, it's hopeless.
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Old 05-25-06, 04:32 PM
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At foxstore.com Fox is still showing it as a pre-order(6/6/06 release). With nothing to lose, I ordered it using a coupon code from the DVD Bargain Forum.($6.98 Total)
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=466636
At least I know it's NOT the Eddie Murphy movie.
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http://www.foxstore.com/detail.html?...3&u=1148597178

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just got off the phone with dvdplanet. Seems to be some major confusion. He wasn't sure if the title has been truly cancelled or not. So they are waiting - if it has just been delayed, then that is one thing. But if it really has been cancelled, then that puts a real kink into the b2g1f sales they have made.
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Old 05-25-06, 08:28 PM
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I emailed DDD about it and this is the response I got:

As per our records the item DVD : BOOMERANG is not available for sale or has been discontinued. However you may call customer service at 1-800-264-5076 and replace the item with any other item available in the Buy 2 Get 1 Free list.


I'm going to call tomorrow and replace it with another movie I wanted to pick up during the sale.
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Old 05-25-06, 08:52 PM
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This B2G1 offer was the first time I've seen DDD include preorders in a sale. Unfortunately with this SNAFU, I think it'll be the last.

Oh well, it's really not too much of a problem, unless Boomerang was your freebie.
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Old 05-26-06, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by waylonsmithers
I emailed DDD about it and this is the response I got:

As per our records the item DVD : BOOMERANG is not available for sale or has been discontinued. However you may call customer service at 1-800-264-5076 and replace the item with any other item available in the Buy 2 Get 1 Free list.
Will DDD email you a list off all the titles available in the B2G1F or can you call up and have CS read out a list so you can make a replacement?
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
This B2G1 offer was the first time I've seen DDD include preorders in a sale. Unfortunately with this SNAFU, I think it'll be the last.

Oh well, it's really not too much of a problem, unless Boomerang was your freebie.
The paramount sale included them as well as i have Mommie Dearest royalty edition preordered as well
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Originally Posted by waylonsmithers
I emailed DDD about it and this is the response I got:

As per our records the item DVD : BOOMERANG is not available for sale or has been discontinued. However you may call customer service at 1-800-264-5076 and replace the item with any other item available in the Buy 2 Get 1 Free list.


I'm going to call tomorrow and replace it with another movie I wanted to pick up during the sale.
I just finished talking with a CSR at DDD (Tamina (sp.?)) who was curt to the point of rudeness. After she apparantly talked with a supervisor, she said I could not replace "Boomerang" with another title, that "Boomerang" was merely on backorder.

... the journey continues ....
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Old 05-30-06, 11:33 AM
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If this ends up cancelled, since I already got my free disk, I guess it will be buy one get one free, so an even better deal. I'd rather have the disk, that's why I ordered it, but financially I'm not out anything if it's cancelled.
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Old 05-30-06, 05:15 PM
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Boomerang: Fox Film Noir has been spotted at Borders stores in advance of street date according to people at the criterionforum.org.

http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/...?t=72&start=75
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