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16th October 2005 4:54  #1

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
Is it just me or...
No anger here or anything, just major curiosity. Is it just me, or does it seem that we're seeing adverstiements for movies with their DVD Arts on Box Office Mojo (a huge movie site specifying in BOX OFFICE RESULTS, not DVD'S) way before they even appear here.

Now the ads are from Amazon, so do they get the DVD arts first, or what happens?

Keep up the good work though, guys.

16th October 2005 14:01  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I wondered that too why I couldn't find an article for:

Rebound
Devil's Rejects
Supercross
Sky High
Undiscovered (I don't want to know)
and Hustle and Flow

I heard that the Fantastic Four release date changed too.

They're probably busy for transferring content to DVDActive.

16th October 2005 15:36  #3

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I would say there are some legal ramifications here.  I doubt that they can  disclose news unless it is directly disclosed to them.  Just because cover art is available to some, doesn't mean it is public domain.

16th October 2005 15:46  #4

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
To answer a few questions -

Big retailers usually get notification of releases first. Usually they have talks directly with the studio / manufacturer. After all, they ARE the one's selling the product.

DVDanswers puts up announcements as the press release comes in. No release, no announcement. Plus, there's only so many people running the site. If no one feels compelled to put up a release for Sky High, it's not getting get announced. Wink

I'm sure the actual staff have better answers, but that's the gist of it.

16th October 2005 16:07  #5

Tom Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2,497 Send a message via ICQ to Tom
Yeah, quite often retailers etc have info first - but, like Johnny says, we tend to wait for the official announcement before adding anything. That way we don't have to back track like mad when early news turns out to be a load of rubbish.

On top of all that, we're essentially running two sites at once at the moment, what with DVDActive being so close. For example I've been remaking larger screencaps for all my reviews (around 40), which takes quite a bit of time. The same applies to Chris. Therefore we might be a little slower with news for the next week or two. Things will be back to normal soon enough though don't worry Happy

16th October 2005 16:16  #6

Adam K Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 247
I just "visited" DVDActive, and now apparently you aren't opening it until November? O, well, I suppose the longer we wait the better the site'll be, but I can't wait to see it! :D

16th October 2005 16:31  #7

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
There's sometimes legal problems. Every so often a studio or distributor's legal department place unreasonable demands on us (on top of normal stuff) that effectively conflict with copyright fair use. When this happens we just pull the material offline, and they realise that they've gone too far.

16th October 2005 19:47  #8

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
DVDActive, eh? Can't wait for that!

17th October 2005 1:20  #9

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 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
You would think that the studios would love the FREE publicity....

I spose these people also cause double dipping issues as well :clown:

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