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Old 04-16-08, 04:32 PM
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Prices Of Blu-ray Movies In Future?

Ok not sure this is the place to ask this but I'm wondering what the prices of the movies will be (or the normal prices) in the future once the prices settle?

I have not gone blu yet but I will when the price to stand alone's come down to around what I got my A35 for($159). The way people are buying these players for now, I have a feeling it's gonna be alot longer than I hoped for . There is no movie I need to see in HD that badly for me to pay $400 for a player and thats not counting the movie
I have a 360 now so a ps3 is not an option. I wouldn't get one anyway, I dont like the idea of having my game system and my dvd player in one because if one breaks I lose the other and right now if my son does not want to watch a movie with us and wants to play the 360 all I have to do is unplug and plug into his tv( I have a extra power cord and HDMI cable there already . I can't do that with a ps3. Anyway just my thinking and buying two ps3's is dumb (IMO).

I'm just wondering what the norm prices will be for movies once the prices settle? If a good deal comes up(5-disc blade runner at CC coming up) for a BD movie I would get it but if the prices will come down in the future then I can wait. Like I said I don't have a blu player now anyway. Is it going to be like 17.99,14.99,12.99 or 10.99(I'm hoping on this one ).
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Old 04-16-08, 04:51 PM
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The pricing on software right now is in line with what DVD's pricing was during its first 2 years. As we get closer to Christmas, I think some of the older titles will finally start having price drops, but expect new releases to still have retail pricing from $34.99 - $39.99. Now, new release DVDs still have similar list prices, but stores use them as loss leaders, which explains the heavy discounting on release week. BD is nowhere near being used as a loss leader, which is one of the reasons they are rarely discounted. Another is manufacturing costs.

2009 is supposed to be the year when BD takes off. If sales do start to really do well next year, we may start seeing some better pricing. I think mega A list titles such as The Dark Knight could have a $20 price point during release week. I Am Legend is still $18.99 on Amazon.com.

Regarding players, $299 is probably the cheapest we'll see this year and that won't happen until Q3 or Q4. Manufacturers want to make as much profit as they can while the format is still new. I think we'll see $200 players next year. But I don't think it will be until Christmas '09 until we see a BD player under $200.
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I'm waiting for the first retailer to take the bull by the horns and advertise BD as a loss leader along with the dvd version of the same title.
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Considering how much money everyone is making on DVD, I don't see why they would make BD similar in pricing to new release DVDs any time soon. It's a "premium product" and will continue to carry a "premium price" for many years.

Oh sure, you'll get the odd cheap disc here and there but anyone who thinks we'll see a $16.99 BD version sitting next to the $16.99 DVD version on release day anytime soon (meaning years) is living in a dream world.
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Old 04-17-08, 04:53 AM
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I thought 2008 was the year for Blu-ray and 2009 was the use-it-or-lose-it year for HD. I'd say by Jan 2009 we should have a good picture about HD sales and its future.
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Originally Posted by tonymontana313
I'm waiting for the first retailer to take the bull by the horns and advertise BD as a loss leader along with the dvd version of the same title.
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You guys talk about prices on players and disc's coming down. How about getting software titles/movies out!

How do you exspect to expand when studio's arent pushing out catalog titles in any way to drive unit prices on HD down?

As long as studio's are shipping shabby copies of undesirable movies, dont exspect the format to take off by leaps and bounds.
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Originally Posted by True_Story1011
You guys talk about prices on players and disc's coming down. How about getting software titles/movies out!

How do you exspect to expand when studio's arent pushing out catalog titles in any way to drive unit prices on HD down?
Universal stepped up to the plate today...
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Universal stepped up to the plate today...
and...it looks like they've elected to bunt.

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and...it looks like they've elected to bunt.


...or the pitcher (SD) hit them with the ball. They are on base by default!

either way.

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Old 04-17-08, 02:36 PM
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I wonder what Criterion's pricing will be for their Blu-ray titles.
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Old 04-17-08, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
I thought 2008 was the year for Blu-ray and 2009 was the use-it-or-lose-it year for HD. I'd say by Jan 2009 we should have a good picture about HD sales and its future.
Not when there was still HD DVD and format war confusion around. This Christmas, they'll be the only HD option and will then offer up their sales pitch to the consumers. I expect a big marketing push. Store shelves will be expanding BD shelving as well.

Then the release schedule in '09 will significantly increase.
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Originally Posted by Giles
I wonder what Criterion's pricing will be for their Blu-ray titles.
$89.99 is my guess. Damn it.

Seriously, I can't imagine it will be much more than the crazy prices that they are already charging.
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I price is surfing. I didn't see any $9.99 blu ray after the war was over. Some old movie like Independence day is changing $29.99.
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Well, I think last year was the Golden Age for Blu-rays. Back when we could get all those B1G1 deals all the time. Much like the early days of DVD had ridiculous good deals.

I really hope we don't have to wait till 2009 till Blu-ray gets their shit together.
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Old 04-21-08, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Well, I think last year was the Golden Age for Blu-rays. Back when we could get all those B1G1 deals all the time. Much like the early days of DVD had ridiculous good deals.

I really hope we don't have to wait till 2009 till Blu-ray gets their shit together.
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