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The Jerk, Nutty Professor no longer combos

Old 02-06-07, 11:34 AM
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The Jerk, Nutty Professor no longer combos

Universal Studios Home Entertainment now indicates that The Jerk and The Nutty Professor will not be HD DVD/DVD Combo releases but HD DVD releases, that is, no SD DVD side. The previously mentioned disc specs still stands.

They will hence be priced at $29.98 SRP.

http://hddvdformat.blogspot.com/2007...es-are-no.html
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Old 02-06-07, 11:41 AM
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Awesome.

(not that I want to buy these now that they are not combos, but getting rid of combos and having lower MSRP is great. Combos=shit)
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Old 02-06-07, 11:45 AM
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maybe they'll start listening to public demand, now.
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Old 02-06-07, 11:50 AM
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maybe they'll start listening to public demand, now.
Hopefully.

Come on Universal, more HD DVDs please. Lost in Translation would be a nice start.
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Old 02-06-07, 11:56 AM
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I don't like combos, but it doesn't make sense to have them for old catalog titles. For a new release, it does makes sense if you're trying to lure in new owners.
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Old 02-06-07, 12:39 PM
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This is good because it gets the prices lower. Catalog titles really need to be priced at $20 or under at retail.

I can't imagine the Jerk being much of an upgrade anyway. My experiences with 70s and 80s low budget movies have been pretty poor on HD DVD. Blazing Saddles may be the only exception so far. I found Caddy Shack, The Sting, Christmas Vacation, The Deer Hunter, Excalibur and Fast Times to range anywhere from only a slight improvement in HD all the way to a huge disappointment in HD.

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[points to combo]"See that? That's shit."

[points to regular HD-DVD]"And this? Shinola."


I was gonna get The Jerk anyway, but now I may also pick up The Nutty Professor. Thank you Universal for listening to reason.
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Old 02-06-07, 12:59 PM
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The Jerk will now be added to my collection.
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This is good news, as I will now be able to afford a b-day Twinkie to go with my copy of The Jerk.
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Old 02-06-07, 01:47 PM
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I could care less about the combo issue, I just want more movies.
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I could care less about the combo issue, I just want more movies.
Me too. That's all I need is more movies. I don't need one other thing, not one....I need this. The paddle game, and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches, for sure. And this. And that's all I need. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, this magazine and the chair.
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Originally Posted by ScottsDvds
I could care less about the combo issue, I just want more movies.
Ditto, as long as they put some sort of effort into the video and audio.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
I don't like combos, but it doesn't make sense to have them for old catalog titles. For a new release, it does makes sense if you're trying to lure in new owners.
He hates the combos! Stay away from the combos.......!
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I was buying The Jerk regardless, but the fact it's $5 less now is a bonus.
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smart move by Universal...
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Old 02-07-07, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Doughboy
Me too. That's all I need is more movies. I don't need one other thing, not one....I need this. The paddle game, and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches, for sure. And this. And that's all I need. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, this magazine and the chair.
Nice!
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Old 04-17-07, 08:13 PM
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Picked up The Jerk today, but was surprised by the price. It was still a $34.xx retail even though it wasnt a combo. Ended up getting it for $27.99 at movie stop, but I was expecting a price drop since it was a single.
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Originally Posted by stingermck
Picked up The Jerk today, but was surprised by the price. It was still a $34.xx retail even though it wasnt a combo. Ended up getting it for $27.99 at movie stop, but I was expecting a price drop since it was a single.
You should have bought it at Amazon for 19.95.
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Picked up The Jerk today, but was surprised by the price. It was still a $34.xx retail even though it wasnt a combo. Ended up getting it for $27.99 at movie stop, but I was expecting a price drop since it was a single.

I'm trying to understand the 'logic' : you paid $28 for a HD version - and yet you can get the SD version for $9 (say at DDD) (or BETTER value - 3 Steve Martin movies including The Jerk for $14 at DDD) ?????


Sorry - but - what do you honestly 'gain' out of the HD version of THE JERK ??

It's a low budget '70s film with an average picture and ZERO EXTRAS - I'm trying to 'understand' why anyone would want to pay 3 times for the price for a title like this ??

Am I simply alone in thinking that this is simply 'people with too much money' ??


(Interestlying - Universal removed the 26th Anniversary heading for the HD - after its pisspoor attempt with any features on the standard version)

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Originally Posted by stingermck
Picked up The Jerk today, but was surprised by the price. It was still a $34.xx retail even though it wasnt a combo. Ended up getting it for $27.99 at movie stop, but I was expecting a price drop since it was a single.
Never buy HD DVD or Blu-ray from B&M stores, because you'll end up paying a lot more than you would through Amazon.
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Old 04-18-07, 07:22 AM
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I know Amazon and other sites had it cheaper, and I used a $16 credit towards it anyway.

Usually a $28 disc at Movie Stop would reflect a $35 MSRP, $30 ones are usually $20. So maybe their system didnt update. Oh well

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Originally Posted by tonyjg
I'm trying to understand the 'logic' : you paid $28 for a HD version - and yet you can get the SD version for $9 (say at DDD) (or BETTER value - 3 Steve Martin movies including The Jerk for $14 at DDD) ?????


Sorry - but - what do you honestly 'gain' out of the HD version of THE JERK ??

It's a low budget '70s film with an average picture and ZERO EXTRAS - I'm trying to 'understand' why anyone would want to pay 3 times for the price for a title like this ??

Am I simply alone in thinking that this is simply 'people with too much money' ??
Why do some people buy $40 bottles of wine when there are perfectly good bottles available for $20? Why do people spend $50 on a designer T-shirt when you can get the same thing for a $10 3-pak? Why spend $50,000 on a car when you can get an equally good one for $30,000? Why why why?
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Old 04-18-07, 10:02 PM
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Well, there is just 1 version of The Jerk on HD DVD. Plenty of different kinds of bottles of wine, shirts, cars. But not The Jerk on HD DVD. Only 1 of that.
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