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11th October 2005 5:41  #1

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
What DVDs Will Be Surprise Hits?
I'm thinking that two of the year's most sluggish performers, Kingdom of Heaven and The Island, will be solid hits on DVD. I know that not many people paid to see these movies on the big screen, but I really think they will find an audience on DVD. Or at least that's what I hope... I also think that Cinderella Man will surprise some with its success on DVD. What are some others you see surprising on the DVD market?

11th October 2005 6:15  #2

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I say "War Of The Worlds" with Tom Cruise, "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory", "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalow", "The 40 yr Old Virgin", "Batman Begins" and the newly remastered boxed sets. And any good movie like Kingdom of Heaven that comes with really good DTS surround Sound (I'm thinking "Stealth" too!)

Have I left anything out?

11th October 2005 6:52  #3

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
War of the Worlds and i think the Batman Box will be a huge seller

11th October 2005 12:36  #4

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Hopefully the Island makes more money than in theaters.

11th October 2005 14:55  #5

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Had "The Wedding Crashers" been released in December instead of January, I think it would be a big seller too, since it is released in an unrated version as well.

12th October 2005 1:17  #6

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Quote: Originally posted by Mark Lim
"Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalow"
Now, that's what I call a surprise hit.

12th October 2005 1:33  #7

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,488 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Target was nearly sold out of Kingdom of Heaven DVDs today. I guess it will make its money back after all.

12th October 2005 1:41  #8

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
Yeah, Kingdom of Heaven seems to be selling pretty well. I've been to a couple of stores that have barely anything left in the way of the Ridley Scott epic (picked up mine already, thankfully). This one should do pretty well. I hope the same can be said for The Island in a couple of months.

12th October 2005 1:43  #9

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
I think that some surprises may come from the Titanic DVD. I'm thinking it will sell tons of copies right out of the gate. I think Cinderella Man might raise some eyebrows too.

12th October 2005 1:57  #10

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I'll rent Kingdon of Heaven, one day I'm bored.

12th October 2005 3:17  #11

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
Quote: Originally posted by Ken Murray
I think that some surprises may come from the Titanic DVD. I'm thinking it will sell tons of copies right out of the gate.
No real surprises - like you said, it will sell tons of copies - guarenteed!

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