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Old 03-10-07, 02:46 AM
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What's up with Mr. and Mrs. Smith Blu-ray?

is it still coming out on tuesday? it's gone from amazon and DDD, except from amazon seller who says he has the disc in stock, but wants $60 a copy.

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Old 03-10-07, 05:25 AM
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I was wondering the same thing. Had it pre-ordered over at DVDPlanet/Digital Eyes and my order was canceled with the explanation being "the item listed below is discontinued". WTF?!?
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I think Fox cancelled or put and unknown hold on several titles. Someone with more knowledge will comment I am sure. I thought I read a rumorabout a possible switch to AVC holding up some titles.
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Weird, Fox went from having a ton of titles scheduled for 3/13 down to one - Hoosiers.
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Originally Posted by speedyray
I think Fox cancelled or put and unknown hold on several titles. Someone with more knowledge will comment I am sure. I thought I read a rumorabout a possible switch to AVC holding up some titles.
A couple of people here speculated that's the reason, but I'm more inclined to believe it has something to do with AACS and revoking device keys. Then again, others have said it could be due to production difficulties in replicating a lot of discs.
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo
Weird, Fox went from having a ton of titles scheduled for 3/13 down to one - Hoosiers.
That's not weird at all, actually. It's called "bait and switch".
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Don't you have to have money taken from you for something to be "bait and switch"?
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Maybe it's more like "bait and wait".
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Originally Posted by bdshort
Don't you have to have money taken from you for something to be "bait and switch"?
No. Baiting and switching would be if Best Buy advertised a $999 Samsung 70 inch Plasma, yet when you went in to purchase it, you find that model is "sold out, but we do have this similar model available for $2500".
Old 03-11-07, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by bdshort
Don't you have to have money taken from you for something to be "bait and switch"?
Blu-ray players have been sold based on promises of hundreds of desired movie titles being available, but when the release dates for those titles come up suddenly they're indefinitely delayed. But hey, now that you have the player, why not buy a swell copy of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen or Vertical Limit instead? You need something to watch, right?
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
Blu-ray players have been sold based on promises of hundreds of desired movie titles being available, but when the release dates for those titles come up suddenly they're indefinitely delayed. But hey, now that you have the player, why not buy a swell copy of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen or Vertical Limit instead? You need something to watch, right?
What's up with bashing the entire Blu-ray format over a handful of delays? For every Extradinary Gentlemen or Vertical Limit on BD there is a Pulse or Doom on HD DVD.
Old 03-11-07, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Nevi
What's up with bashing the entire Blu-ray format over a handful of delays? For every Extradinary Gentlemen or Vertical Limit on BD there is a Pulse or Doom on HD DVD.
But HD-DVD never promised me Back to the Future or Jaws for the 1st Quarter of the year, only to back out at the last second after a surge of player sales.
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TO be fair, Fox seems to be the only one delaying titles frequently. If Casino Royale, Cars or the Pirates films get delayed, then that would be cause for concern IMO.

Meanwhile, one release from Uni in a month is definitely cause for concern.
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Originally Posted by Mittman
But HD-DVD never promised me Back to the Future or Jaws for the 1st Quarter of the year, only to back out at the last second after a surge of player sales.
Yeah....kinda true. But at the same token, HD-DVD was promised The Matrix and Harry Potter (though through WB who is obviously choosing their Combo BR/HD instead)
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
Yeah....kinda true. But at the same token, HD-DVD was promised The Matrix and Harry Potter
Yup, those were originally given March/April '06 release dates. Where's the outrage over them not yet being available a year later? For someone to accuse Fox of bait and switch but not Warner is telling of their bias.
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Originally Posted by Nevi
Yup, those were originally given March/April '06 release dates. Where's the outrage over them not yet being available a year later? For someone to accuse Fox of bait and switch but not Warner is telling of their bias.
Either way, Fox/MGM seem to be doing it a LOT more than Warner Brothers.
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Originally Posted by Nevi
Where's the outrage over them not yet being available a year later?
In a lot of different threads.

One difference, to be fair, is that Warner never officially solicited those titles. They promised vague release windows but never said they'd have it on a specific Tuesday, and stores weren't offering pre-orders. I'm not supporting what Warner did in that sense, but breaking a general promise isn't going to have the same impact as yanking something that was much more clearly on the horizon.
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Originally Posted by Nevi
Yup, those were originally given March/April '06 release dates. Where's the outrage over them not yet being available a year later? For someone to accuse Fox of bait and switch but not Warner is telling of their bias.
I'm not bias. I own both formats. I just didn't get into the HD game until the fall of 06. I didn't know the formats were around as early as April 06.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
That's not weird at all, actually. It's called "bait and switch".
Josh Z, there's no need for comments like this, especially when HD DVD has been doing the same for a lot longer than BD. You've been targeting BD a lot these days. If you can't help yourself from jabs like this, then please stay out of all BD threads.

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Old 03-13-07, 09:25 PM
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HD-DVD has had 15 of 17 releases from a studio canceled without reason?!? I must have missed that one myself, and I've been buying them since April...
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This is what the Digital Bits posted about the delay:

"By the way, we've been getting a few e-mails from readers with questions on the subject, so we called 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment for another update on the Blu-ray titles that they've recently delayed (including Mr. & Mrs. Smith). Fox's Steve Feldstein told us that the delay was related to minor technical/production issues, but that they expect to begin announcing new release dates for the titles "imminently". We'll post details as they come in."

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