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Old 10-05-01, 09:37 PM
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Phantom Menace is at Blockbuster NOW!!!

I just went to my Blockbuster to look at the previously viewed dvd's. To my excitement I looked over at there new movies and they had "The Phantom Menace" for $22.99 brand new. I checked there rentals and they didn't even have it for rent yet; but they did to buy. Check your store for availability
Old 10-05-01, 09:48 PM
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where are you located?
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Same here, i was liek "wow thats a little odd" And then i saw godfather out too!!!!! I want to call and get my store in trouble Charge me $4 for being 20 minutes late, whatch me get cha back j/k
Old 10-05-01, 09:57 PM
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I'm in broomfield, Colorado. My store also had Godfather Collection for sale $74.99
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Geez...I'm gonna check it out tomorrow morning.
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Kit, could you pick one up for me and let me buy it off of you??
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Or Clark, could you?
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Why? By the time i could ship it to you it would be release time and you coudl get it a mile away from your house. We're only 3 days away from launch... one of which isnt' even a shipping day!?
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It's not out until the 16th.
Old 10-05-01, 11:09 PM
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Oh you mean phantom menace! Trust me you don't want it at the Blockbuster price, i think it was 26.99. Why buy it for that horrible price when BB or CC will have it for around 17 ... no matter how early. Trust me its not worth the extra money
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You mean it's not worth the extra money to you. It is to me, and I'll tell you why. I live in a duplex. My neighbors who share the duplex will be out of town next weekend. This will be my only chance to watch this movie with the volume cranked.
Old 10-05-01, 11:20 PM
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Originally posted by Patrick G
You mean it's not worth the extra money to you. It is to me, and I'll tell you why. I live in a duplex. My neighbors who share the duplex will be out of town next weekend. This will be my only chance to watch this movie with the volume cranked.
Sounds like a good reason to me...
Old 10-06-01, 01:18 AM
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Originally posted by Patrick G
You mean it's not worth the extra money to you. It is to me, and I'll tell you why. I live in a duplex. My neighbors who share the duplex will be out of town next weekend. This will be my only chance to watch this movie with the volume cranked.
Forget the neighbor and just crank it up any day

Why not invite your neighbor to the show and crank it all up without worry

Btw, Lucas would be pissed to find out that some store sells it early, considering how particular he was about when to allow the reviews of the DVD to go public.
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I say who cares if Lucas is pissed off, I mean does that guy want us to pamper him?
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That guy probably wants us to worship him, and make us queue up at the middle of the night to watch his premiere and buy his movies.
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Originally posted by kit
I'm in broomfield, Colorado. My store also had Godfather Collection for sale $74.99
Cool, kit! I'm in Longmont. I'll have to run check that out!
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Oh man, i heard there would be hell to pay if the Release date was broken by blockbuster.. REPORT THEM!!
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Ah, come on. Pick me up a copy.
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Originally posted by IC_Freeze
I say who cares if Lucas is pissed off, I mean does that guy want us to pamper him?
Yes he does, think about who you are talking about. I mean how many VHS versions of Star Wars' Original triolgy is the man going to release?

VHS
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Has anyone else confirmed this at their own locations. Of course, I believe Kit. But I wanted to see if other Blockbusters were doing this.

Also, would it be wise to call them and ask, you think they would ADMIT to selling it early? I don't want to drive all the way there just to check on it.
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Kit, which Blockbuster did you get it from? I went to the one in the shopping center in Broomfield today and they acted clueless. I had them call the other Blockbuster in Broomfield and they also said they didn't have it. I guess they decided to pull them or something...
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I called BB today and they mumbled something that it is NOT available and the guy sounded like he was tired of answering my question. He must get 1,000 Phantom Menace DVD questions a day. Still, "how wude!"
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I have about 6 Blockbuster's around me.. I went to 4 of them and did not see any Episode One DVD's... two of them did have the Godfather collection on DVD for rent, but not for sale...

I talked to one of the store managers, and he relayed to me that the stores have been warned about street dates, specifically Star Wars... and they were told any store selling Phantom Menace before the street date would result in the store manager losing their job. He said that their register systems can output a report of what titles were sold on what dates.. and if a store is caught selling Star Wars before the street date.. that the store manager would be toast.... so, I'm not sure about the Godfather two days before the street date, but sounds like any reports of Phantom Menace two weeks before the street date must be untrue... He denied that they were in the back room, and said that he expected them the sometime the week before the street date....

.. just relaying the information I gathered today....

if anyone in the Detroit area knows of a way to get it early.. let me know...
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Visiting my girlfriend in York, PA. Found Six copies for sale at 22.99 a pop. Not bad, but I think I'll just hold off. I wouldn't want anybody to lose their job.
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fone bone~

It's the one that is located on 120th and Main in Broomfield

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