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Old 11-22-23, 04:27 AM
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

I'm interested to see the numbers for this week between the Black Fridays sales and Oppenheimer. I wanted to buy the 4k of Oppenheimer after watching an interview with Nolan and it's sold out at Best Buy, Target and Amazon. Walmart has it in stock on their website, but I wonder if it's really in stock...
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

I wonder if Universal just didn't make enough 4k copies of their November 21st releases. Love Actually and Oppenheimer are both sold out.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Wow. That's had to have happened before, right?
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

What I'd love to know is whether consumption overall of "new" entertainment product is declining through all channels. It appears theatrical revenue has begun a long secular decline as audiences tune out Hollywood's latest and greatest. Appears to me videogames are sweeping up some of the market that used to belong to films.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by jjcool
Wow. That's had to have happened before, right?
What? Blu-ray over 50%? Yeah, itís happened plenty of times, usually when thereís a popular genre new release, like Avengers Endgame or something. But itís always just for one particular week. If you average out all the weeks, Blu-ray usually hovers around 40% or so, and doesnít seem like itís going to break 50% unless something drastic changes.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

I'll be curious to see if Oppenheimer's really brisk sales have helped. Seems like it's in short supply right now. I know those sales charts are heavily driven by new releases.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Bill Hunt has posted a statement from the studio that they know Oppenheimer is sold out in places and they're working to get more out soon.

How many other disc releases have sold out so quick like this? The original UHF DVD comes to mind.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by TheBang
What? Blu-ray over 50%? Yeah, itís happened plenty of times, usually when thereís a popular genre new release, like Avengers Endgame or something. But itís always just for one particular week. If you average out all the weeks, Blu-ray usually hovers around 40% or so, and doesnít seem like itís going to break 50% unless something drastic changes.
I think at some point DVD and BD will switch and BD will account for over 50% most weeks. Of course that'll happen when the overall disc sales hover around the 10M per week mark.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

My impression is most of the remaining DVD buyers are older folks who don't see much point in upgrading since their vision is failing anyway. I would have loved 4K to have been around in my 20s but I'm not sure how much I'll get from it over the next 20 years.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
My impression is most of the remaining DVD buyers are older folks who don't see much point in upgrading since their vision is failing anyway. I would have loved 4K to have been around in my 20s but I'm not sure how much I'll get from it over the next 20 years.
Wonder how much of this is dump bin fodder.

Some nearby wallyworlds still have $5 dvd dump bins, with a few $5 dumpbin blurays mixed in. The nearby bestbuys don't have dumpbins anymore.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
My impression is most of the remaining DVD buyers are older folks who don't see much point in upgrading since their vision is failing anyway. I would have loved 4K to have been around in my 20s but I'm not sure how much I'll get from it over the next 20 years.
The worse your vision gets the more that a higher resolution media makes it easier to see. Like we noticed that our cats weren't always interested in those bird videos you can watch until we started moving to higher res displays and video sources. Their fine detail vision isn't great, but the better the video looks the easier it is for them to see it.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by Coral
I think at some point DVD and BD will switch and BD will account for over 50% most weeks. Of course that'll happen when the overall disc sales hover around the 10M per week mark.
Well, it's only been 17 years. That switch is bound to happen one of these weeks, i guess.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
My impression is most of the remaining DVD buyers are older folks who don't see much point in upgrading since their vision is failing anyway. I would have loved 4K to have been around in my 20s but I'm not sure how much I'll get from it over the next 20 years.
They are just people that don't care about movies the way we do. The vast majority of the movie buying public doesn't give a shit about the latest and greatest technology. They just want to be able to watch the movie at home. Those that aren't streaming, are going for the disc that is the easiest and oftentimes the cheapest to get.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by jjcool
Well, it's only been 17 years. That switch is bound to happen one of these weeks, i guess.
I remember debating in this very thread whether Blu-ray would overtake DVD in 2014 or not until 2015.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Last summer I was doing the garage sale circuit and an older couple offered me som Blu-rays that they had been given by a family member (a bunch of those shovelware videos of exotic places and such). They said they only had a DVD player and couldnít play them. I gently suggested that Blu-ray players were very affordable nowadays but they said they had just bought their most recent DVD player and didnít want another.

So thereís some kind of attachment thing where they just get stuck in their ways and donít want to change. ​​​​​​
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Sound of Freedom boosted BD sales that week?

I liked Equalizer 3, but it's not a big marquee title that would boost sales IMO.

It will be interesting to see how Oppenheimer affects sales after that week.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

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Sound of Freedom boosted BD sales that week?

I liked Equalizer 3, but it's not a big marquee title that would boost sales IMO.
Believe it or not, The Equalizer 3 was the top-selling title that week, outselling Sound of Freedom nearly two-to-one. (Sound of Freedom sold 54.18% as many copies as The Equalizer 3.) The Blind was the other top-performing new release that week at #4, moving a sliver under 30% as many copies as The Equalizer 3. (source)
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Old 12-01-23, 03:43 PM
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Wow that's pretty impressive.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by milo bloom
Last summer I was doing the garage sale circuit and an older couple offered me som Blu-rays that they had been given by a family member (a bunch of those shovelware videos of exotic places and such). They said they only had a DVD player and couldnít play them. I gently suggested that Blu-ray players were very affordable nowadays but they said they had just bought their most recent DVD player and didnít want another.

So thereís some kind of attachment thing where they just get stuck in their ways and donít want to change. ​​​​​​
Or it's as they said and they just bought a dvd player and didn't want to buy another when their existing player was working fine. For the vast majority of people, DVD is good enough and they're happy with it.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

My VCR from 1987 still works fine, and thatís all Iím ever gonna use!
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
My VCR from 1987 still works fine, and thatís all Iím ever gonna use!
What happened to your CED player?
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That works fine too, but those bastards quit making movies for it! They forced me to switch to tape!
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

4Ks and BDs are alive and well in Europe (specifically Belfast). If an HMV existed in the states, some of you shopaholics would go bankrupt

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