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NY Times article about DVD and HD sales figures...

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13th June 2006 22:35  #1

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
NY Times article about DVD and HD sales figures...
Thought this was quite interesting, DVD is projected to decline.

As DVD Sales Slow, Hollywood Hunts for a New Cash Cow

Now I know what a Wal-Mart bargain bin looks like. Happy

14th June 2006 0:01  #2

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Yeah, those things are hell to sort through, but a few stores are actually starting to place the bargain discs on kiosks in the electronics section. Lord help you if you want something that's on the bottom of the pile, 'cause the employees sure as hell won't.

Wink

14th June 2006 0:07  #3

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,104 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Throughout the entirety of that article they insisted on spelling DVDs as DVD's. You'd think they'd know better.

14th June 2006 1:00  #4

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
That's true, bit strange.

14th June 2006 1:45  #5

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Well  "Hollywood"  needs to understand somethings. Most of us do not have HD-TV sets. So why would we buy an HD-DVD player.  Also the studios need to make better movies. If I want to buy "The Omen" come this Halloween time I will get the ORIGINAL.

14th June 2006 14:46  #6

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Hence, why both formats will flop like a fat kid in a swimming pool Wink

17th June 2006 16:45  #7

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
Yep, they've milk us for all its worth.  MOOOO!

19th June 2006 8:35  #8

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Well the reason DVD sales are on the decline is because most back catalogs have been released and bought up now. Things like Star Wars, The Godfather, Grease, Indiana Jones have been out for a while now.

20th June 2006 21:10  #9

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
rob murray wrote: Well the reason DVD sales are on the decline is because most back catalogs have been released and bought up now. Things like Star Wars, The Godfather, Grease, Indiana Jones have been out for a while now.

I don't even think that could be close to being true.  While the most famous movies in the studios back catalogs are available, for the most part, there are more unreleased movies than there are released movies.  Some of the movies have been previously available but are OOP.  There are still movies that I buy in laser disc because it is easier to get than the OOP dvds, if they were ever available.

Movies I'm still waiting for on DVD:

This Island Earth
El Cid
Prom Night
Baby Face
Night of the Creeps
She's Gotta Have It (Director's Cut)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Roadshow)
Two Girls and a Guy (NC-17 cut)
Day of the Triffids (widescreen)
Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh's version)
Peter's Friends
The African Queen

I'm sure there are more.

20th June 2006 22:56  #10

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,433 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I totally saw Prom Night in a bargain bin the other day, or maybe it was a used store. I know it's out there.

20th June 2006 23:30  #11

MGR Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 94
I am still awaiting NO HOLDS BARRED (1989) that is the one movie that will more than anything help me choose where my alliance is cemented

21st June 2006 23:22  #12

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
I am waiting for them to BRING BACK BETA! Shocked

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