Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Hugo (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Gatchaman: Complete Collection + OVAs (Blu-ray)
$59.99
The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Frozen Planet (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Grave of the Fireflies (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Big (Blu-ray)
$7.99
The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Godzilla (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Grease (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Charade (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Seven (Blu-ray)
$4.99
The Pawnbroker (Blu-ray)
$19.16
Spider-Man / Spider-Man 2 / Spider-Man 3 (Blu-ray)
$24.96
Somewhere in Time (Blu-ray)
$10.49
I, Robot 3D (Blu-ray)
$14.99
High School of the Dead OVA: Drifters of the Dead (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Say
$29.99
The Assassins (Blu-ray)
$6.98

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Blu-ray Movies - North America

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2014, 06:09 PM   #4141
HDMe HDMe is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
HDMe's Avatar
 
Jan 2010
Kittrell, NC
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
Speaking of evidence, where's the proof that Fright Night sold poorly on DVD? I think Sony started licensing titles out like crazy because they weren't selling on blu-ray--not because of poor selling DVDs.
This.

There are absolutely some titles that sold on DVD worse than others... and some on Blu that have sold worse too... but other movie companies are releasing catalog titles on a fairly regular basis... so what do they "know" that Sony doesn't?
Prying off your face takes practice.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 06:11 PM   #4142
PrestonXI PrestonXI is offline
Expert Member
 
PrestonXI's Avatar
 
Feb 2011
Connecticut
545
528
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdaddyhorse View Post
This. While FN did get a re-issue, the re-issue was one of very few that kept the widescreen side and dropped the full screen. 98% of them dropped widescreen.
What possible reasoning do they have? Most people have widescreen displays now.
They Live. We Sleep.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 06:22 PM   #4143
iamnoone iamnoone is online now
Senior Member
 
Sep 2012
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrestonXI View Post
What possible reasoning do they have? Most people have widescreen displays now.
They did this about 10 years ago, when widescreen tv's weren't as prevalent. There were actually quite a few that kept the widescreen side, but a bigger number kept the full-screen side instead. I remember scanning down the entire list back then and there was no rhyme or reason why some kept the widescreen and some didn't. The original flipper discs of titles like SCREAMERS, HARD TIMES, SHEENA, MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN, and others became instant collector's items because the reissues dropped the widescreen (sometimes scope!) side.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 09:50 PM   #4144
kngtmat kngtmat is offline
Active Member
 
kngtmat's Avatar
 
Oct 2012
Auburndale Fl
36
Default

Well I tried to get my online proof even before I posted although all I get online is the 1999 release and nothing about the reissues. Well anyways, I always see the dvd's say fullscreen and not widescreen which is why I always put them back. When Halloween comes around I will look on the shelves and take a picture if it says fullscreen only.

I look at so many things so maybe it's just my memory being wrong.
Body by Plymouth, Soul by Satan.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 08:26 AM   #4145
Oblivion138 Oblivion138 is offline
Blu-ray Guru
 
Oblivion138's Avatar
 
Nov 2010
1480
3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
Speaking of evidence, where's the proof that Fright Night sold poorly on DVD? I think Sony started licensing titles out like crazy because they weren't selling on blu-ray--not because of poor selling DVDs.
Well, most DVD's that sell really well don't end up in bargain bins shortly after release, and stay there. Sony is picky about what catalog titles they release themselves, and which they license out. It only stands to reason that those with the best sales records on previous formats will be selected to stay with Sony, while those with lesser sales figures will be licensed. If Fright Night was as popular a film on home video as people make it out to be, Sony would have released it themselves. Instead, they considered it not worth the effort, beyond creating a new master (which they're essentially doing for their entire catalog, for archival purposes).

If we're gonna play the "proof" game, let's go back to the poster who said Fright Night was such a "popular release" in the first place, and have them dig up the sales figures. All I've done is point out that it wasn't popular enough, in the opinions of the folks at Sony, for them to bother releasing it under their own banner in unlimited quantities.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 12:11 PM   #4146
Seymour Seymour is online now
Blu-ray Guru
 
Seymour's Avatar
 
Jan 2011
1667
300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oblivion138 View Post
Well, most DVD's that sell really well don't end up in bargain bins shortly after release, and stay there. Sony is picky about what catalog titles they release themselves, and which they license out. It only stands to reason that those with the best sales records on previous formats will be selected to stay with Sony, while those with lesser sales figures will be licensed. If Fright Night was as popular a film on home video as people make it out to be, Sony would have released it themselves. Instead, they considered it not worth the effort, beyond creating a new master (which they're essentially doing for their entire catalog, for archival purposes).

If we're gonna play the "proof" game, let's go back to the poster who said Fright Night was such a "popular release" in the first place, and have them dig up the sales figures. All I've done is point out that it wasn't popular enough, in the opinions of the folks at Sony, for them to bother releasing it under their own banner in unlimited quantities.
Yeah, but Sony USA did the same thing with As Good as It Gets, Sleepless in Seattle, Christine, Oliver!, etc. You're saying all of those titles sold poorly as well? Like I already mentioned, I don't think it was poor DVD sales that pushed Sony to Twilight Time, Image, Mill Creek--it was poor selling catalog titles on BD.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 12:43 PM   #4147
kong73 kong73 is offline
Expert Member
 
kong73's Avatar
 
Jan 2008
New York City
344
527
76
Default I wonder....

What would happen is I sold my copy on amazon for $20... Would people jump at the chance to get it for less than $499!!!
WTH?

That price is scaring Gizmo... Look at his face!!

Last edited by kong73; 03-01-2014 at 01:04 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 05:04 PM   #4148
oildude oildude is offline
Power Member
 
oildude's Avatar
 
Dec 2009
Texas, at the bottom of a well 21,000 ft down
1376
140
16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oblivion138 View Post
Sony is picky about what catalog titles they release themselves, and which they license out. It only stands to reason that those with the best sales records on previous formats will be selected to stay with Sony, while those with lesser sales figures will be licensed.
A reasonable sounding hypothesis. But then there is that Ishtar thing......
"I had no idea those beer cans would blow like that" - Del Griffith
"You left them on a vibrating bed. What did you think would happen?" - Neal Page

Last edited by oildude; 03-01-2014 at 05:16 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 05:23 PM   #4149
Ray O. Blu Ray O. Blu is offline
Special Member
 
Ray O. Blu's Avatar
 
Sep 2008
The £ßÇ
907
50
1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kong73 View Post
What would happen is I sold my copy on amazon for $20... Would people jump at the chance to get it for less than $499!!!
WTH?

That price is scaring Gizmo... Look at his face!!

I'll post a picture of my magnet for $20.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 05:45 PM   #4150
movielib movielib is offline
Expert Member
 
Dec 2008
Madison, WI
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kong73 View Post
What would happen is I sold my copy on amazon for $20... Would people jump at the chance to get it for less than $499!!!
WTH?

That price is scaring Gizmo... Look at his face!!
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...postcount=3875
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 08:10 PM   #4151
Brewc Brewc is offline
Active Member
 
Jan 2012
the 276 of Virginia, USA
259
11
Default

what is the magnet alone fetching?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 08:16 PM   #4152
evoxturbo evoxturbo is offline
Expert Member
 
evoxturbo's Avatar
 
Jun 2010
456
10
24
Default

Does anybody know what the HDX transfer is like on Vudu? That seems like a fair alternative since the bluray is going for 500 dollars.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2014, 04:09 AM   #4153
DoubleDownAgain DoubleDownAgain is online now
Blu-ray Samurai
 
DoubleDownAgain's Avatar
 
Nov 2009
Port Moody, BC
7
2051
1105
2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by evoxturbo View Post
Does anybody know what the HDX transfer is like on Vudu? That seems like a fair alternative since the bluray is going for 500 dollars.
Just a FYI, it just arrived on Netflix.com, in Netflix SuperHD!!!

Not as good as blu, but better than spending a small fortune for the TT edition, IMO of course.

Funny, from the preview menu it says 5.1 sound, but playing the movie it only is in Stereo...
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2014, 05:07 AM   #4154
MifuneFan MifuneFan is online now
Blu-ray Baron
 
MifuneFan's Avatar
 
Mar 2012
New York City
282
14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DoubleDownAgain View Post
Just a FYI, it just arrived on Netflix.com, in Netflix SuperHD!!!

Not as good as blu, but better than spending a small fortune for the TT edition, IMO of course.

Funny, from the preview menu it says 5.1 sound, but playing the movie it only is in Stereo...
Nice, thanks for the heads-up!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2014, 05:11 AM   #4155
noirjunkie noirjunkie is offline
Senior Member
 
noirjunkie's Avatar
 
Jul 2012
385
527
82
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DoubleDownAgain View Post
Just a FYI, it just arrived on Netflix.com, in Netflix SuperHD!!!

Not as good as blu, but better than spending a small fortune for the TT edition, IMO of course.
I'll definitely watch it this way. Thanks for the heads up.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2014, 07:14 AM   #4156
Clark Kent Clark Kent is offline
Blu-ray Count
 
Clark Kent's Avatar
 
Oct 2007
Metropolis
2
91
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oblivion138 View Post
The DVD sold poorly enough to make Sony believe it wasn't worth releasing themselves. It's been a staple of bargain bins for years. It wasn't a popular release on DVD, so why should anyone be shocked to see it licensed out?
Sony started licensing out their catalog left and right on Blu-ray because there was a bloodbath in their home video department when DVD sales tanked. There was literally no one left to coordinate releases and do the necessary prep work. The corporation went through a huge amount of re-organization after the PS3 stumbled out of the gate. Sony had won the format war when Toshiba threw in the towel and decided enough was enough, they didn't need to continue supporting catalog product on Blu-ray.

Everyone got fired and so they had a skeleton staff handling Blu-ray releases. Sony decided in this case to license most of their catalog out to other companies.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 03:13 PM   #4157
AnamorphicWidescreen AnamorphicWidescreen is offline
Active Member
 
Feb 2014
Default

Too bad that the original Fright Night Blu was limited - I hope it is re-released in this format at some point. This is definitely one of my favorite '80's horror/comedy?! films. Great story, and an incredible ending.

The 2011 re-make didn't even come close to the original....
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 03:18 PM   #4158
jetthead jetthead is online now
Special Member
 
jetthead's Avatar
 
Mar 2009
Ohio USA
1241
205
9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AnamorphicWidescreen View Post
Too bad that the original Fright Night Blu was limited - I hope it is re-released in this format at some point. This is definitely one of my favorite '80's horror/comedy?! films. Great story, and an incredible ending.

The 2011 re-make didn't even come close to the original....


And who would've thought that Amanda Bearse could be sexy?
LG SuperBlu BH200

SteelBooks™: 131
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 03:28 PM   #4159
theprestige85 theprestige85 is offline
Power Member
 
theprestige85's Avatar
 
Jan 2013
UK, south
99
18
Default

I bet Arrow will get this. Wouldn't mind this on blu. I quite like it. It's a shame a bunch of dodgy gits brought multiple copies just so they could sell it to make a couple of hundred quid. Same with Christine. If I had a copy i'd never sell it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 04:06 PM   #4160
DetroitSportsFan DetroitSportsFan is offline
Hot Deals Moderator
 
DetroitSportsFan's Avatar
 
Aug 2007
Detroit, MI
1571
6
31
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theprestige85 View Post
I bet Arrow will get this. Wouldn't mind this on blu. I quite like it. It's a shame a bunch of dodgy gits brought multiple copies just so they could sell it to make a couple of hundred quid. Same with Christine. If I had a copy i'd never sell it.
As stated several times in this thread, Sony UK does not license their titles.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Blu-ray Movies - North America


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:39 AM.