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Old 02-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Redbox and 3D rentals

I didnt see a thread on this, if there is one, please merge.

I have emailed redbox concerning 3D rentals, theyhave responded that they have no plans at this time to rent 3D blu's

I wonder if they started to get a bunch of emails from 3D enthusiasts if they would change there mind, so i propose we get as many people to start emailing redbox to cary 3D blu's

any one else on board with this.

I myself have already sent 2 emails, 1 from me and 1 from my wife
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:38 AM   #2
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Eh, at this point I own every 3d blu out that i want so from now on i will just be buying the 3 or 4 a month that interest me.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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I CAN'T own every 3D Blu (and between Gulliver's Travels and Immortals, I'm not sure I want to...), but I appreciate the real situation:
Netflix won't rent them, because they've got enough troubles with PR and studio acquisition at the moment.
Redbox won't stock them, because most of their demographic doesn't even rent Blu-ray to begin with.

Welcome to 1997, when even your corner Blockbuster, wealthy and fat on VHS and Nintendo rentals, didn't bother to stock those new niche-fad DVD things.
In those days, we "niche" early-adopters found our own underground, like this new little company out in California that would mail out rentals for $8 a pop, instead of our going out and buying them for $39.95.

As it turns out, we 3D fans have got our own underground of mail rentals for THOSE, too.
Blockbuster eventually turned around and had to eat crow when The Matrix came out on DVD...Our day for 3D is coming too, but history teaches us, it's always the chains that are the last to convert.
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I CAN'T own every 3D Blu (and between Gulliver's Travels and Immortals, I'm not sure I want to...), but I appreciate the real situation:
Netflix won't rent them, because they've got enough troubles with PR and studio acquisition at the moment.
Redbox won't stock them, because most of their demographic doesn't even rent Blu-ray to begin with.

Welcome to 1997, when even your corner Blockbuster, wealthy and fat on VHS and Nintendo rentals, didn't bother to stock those new niche-fad DVD things.
In those days, we "niche" early-adopters found our own underground, like this new little company out in California that would mail out rentals for $8 a pop, instead of our going out and buying them for $39.95.

As it turns out, we 3D fans have got our own underground of mail rentals for THOSE, too.
Blockbuster eventually turned around and had to eat crow when The Matrix came out on DVD...Our day for 3D is coming too, but history teaches us, it's always the chains that are the last to convert.
There are a couple of sites that rent 3d blus that you may want to try. And is Immortals that bad? I was looking forward to seeing this. Definitely wasn't on my 'to buy' list, but I thought it might at least be worth a rental.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
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i know there are other sites out there, but i wold rather have a redbox option, i know its a long shot, but i have found that if enough people contact a company it can have an amazong effect
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:38 PM   #6
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i know there are other sites out there, but i wold rather have a redbox option, i know its a long shot, but i have found that if enough people contact a company it can have an amazong effect
The problem is the limited space in the box and the percentage of people who would rent 3D Blu-rays. 3D currently is a niche market and I doubt they currently could recover their investment renting 3D Blu-rays. Hopefully in a few years the percentage of people buying 3D Blu-ray discs will increase to a level where this makes economic sense to Redbox.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:45 PM   #7
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QuikFlix does it in Australia.

Not that it helps...
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #8
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The problem is the limited space in the box and the percentage of people who would rent 3D Blu-rays. 3D currently is a niche market and I doubt they currently could recover their investment renting 3D Blu-rays. Hopefully in a few years the percentage of people buying 3D Blu-ray discs will increase to a level where this makes economic sense to Redbox.
im not saying that redbox will bow to a few emails, but like the old adage "nothing ventured, nothing gained"

yes 3D is niche, there are still alot of people who feel blu ray is niche.

i feel as though if redbox see's there is a demand it may make then at least look into it, and possible do a test run or somthing
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I just found out that you can use their Promo Codes each time you rent a movie from them, seems like it would hurt their company lol
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If you need to rent blu-ray 3D movies, check 3Dparty.org. We have low prices and fast shipping. No late fees. What else do you need.
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I just found out that you can use their Promo Codes each time you rent a movie from them, seems like it would hurt their company lol
Whatchu talking' bout, Willis?!
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ok so its been over a year and still no easily to rent 3d blurays. its annoying.

i rented dredd from redbox the other night and was super happy and surprised when the disc actually had the 3d and 2d version on it. I feel like thats the real future of the format... 3d discs are just too expensive and not that many people have the TVs for it.

I see the same thing happening w/ 3d thats happening with BD/DVD lately: combo packs, so people want to buy them to future proof their movie, and it may motivate them to upgrade.



have said that, i would not mind sending them a few emails, anyone else down?
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:35 AM   #13
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ok so its been over a year and still no easily to rent 3d blurays. its annoying.
Well, there's still http://www.3d-blurayrental.com , if that helps.

(I feel guilty that I haven't used them in months, because every big rental title I've wanted to watch has been showing up for free on our local library system.
Some library in the state wants to get a copy of Frankenweenie or Brave for the kiddie section, they buy the four-disk Blu3D+Blu combo just so they'll get "every" version for the shelf, and well, whaddya know...)
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Well, there's still http://www.3d-blurayrental.com , if that helps.

(I feel guilty that I haven't used them in months, because every big rental title I've wanted to watch has been showing up for free on our local library system.
Some library in the state wants to get a copy of Frankenweenie or Brave for the kiddie section, they buy the four-disk Blu3D+Blu combo just so they'll get "every" version for the shelf, and well, whaddya know...)
Hmm interesting, I think I will check out a local library and see if they have some 3d movies.

I really like 3d but its artificially overpriced. if only it was like $15 for a 3d bluray i'd be in heaven and i'm sure sales would really pick up.

6-8$ to rent a movie? that is insane. i buy entire movies for this or less.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #15
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Texas Chainsaw 3D comes out in a few weeks. We know that the 3d and the 2d will be on the same disc(like Dredd), so I'm hoping we can rent it at Redbox. To my knowledge, there is no 2d only release, so here's hoping
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Texas Chainsaw 3D comes out in a few weeks. We know that the 3d and the 2d will be on the same disc(like Dredd), so I'm hoping we can rent it at Redbox. To my knowledge, there is no 2d only release, so here's hoping
Dredd on redbox was a full BR w the 3D version?
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6-8$ to rent a movie? that is insane. i buy entire movies for this or less.
That's pretty much equal to their streaming/download prices on PSN and Vudu, so you at least get the advantage of hard-disk quality. (And that's assuming it's on PSN and Vudu, unlike rare titles like Cirque:Worlds, Dial M or next June's mass-market Creature.)
Not to mention the obvious plus of NOT paying $35 just to see it.

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Dredd on redbox was a full BR w the 3D version?
Think the only Lionsgate version of Dredd WAS a single hybrid disk, or was there a 2D only version?
Like the 1-disk hybrid Cave of Forgotten Dreams, think this one slipped in the catalog incognito. That doesn't suggest Redbox is "changing policy", just that they don't look too carefully.

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Dredd on redbox was a full BR w the 3D version?

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Dredd is a special case. There is only one disc. it contains 2d and 3d. It's a short movie, which makes this possible. Also, it was not successful in theaters, so they probably want to minimize the production cost of the discs. It's really a pretty fun movie. Definitely worth the rental.
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Dredd is a special case. There is only one disc. it contains 2d and 3d. It's a short movie, which makes this possible. Also, it was not successful in theaters, so they probably want to minimize the production cost of the discs. It's really a pretty fun movie. Definitely worth the rental.
Karl Urban's good as the character, even if the movie itself is a bit on the cheap, and going most for the generic gunplay-action.
The 3D's a bit thin, but some nice shots looking down the apartment-tower balconies.

(There's a documentary on the original UK comic and its looney over-the-top Reagan/Thatcher-era satire of 70's-80's US, and I realized: Between this and the Stallone movie, we already HAD the definitive Judge Dredd movie...It was called "Robocop". )
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That's pretty much equal to their streaming/download prices on PSN and Vudu, so you at least get the advantage of hard-disk quality. (And that's assuming it's on PSN and Vudu, unlike rare titles like Cirque:Worlds, Dial M or next June's mass-market Creature.)
Not to mention the obvious plus of NOT paying $35 just to see it.
I'm not sure what you are talking about here... i dont rent shit on PSN or Vudu either. waste of money. like I said, i can BUY a bluray for about 6$ if i shop smart enough. my average price of all my movies is $8.43


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Karl Urban's good as the character, even if the movie itself is a bit on the cheap, and going most for the generic gunplay-action.
The 3D's a bit thin, but some nice shots looking down the apartment-tower balconies.

(There's a documentary on the original UK comic and its looney over-the-top Reagan/Thatcher-era satire of 70's-80's US, and I realized: Between this and the Stallone movie, we already HAD the definitive Judge Dredd movie...It was called "Robocop". )
Yeah I thought the Dredd disk was awesome from redbox. you got the 2d/3d as well as a pretty damn good documentary.

I dont knwo what other releases there are but the redbox is in fact 3d. I actually really liked the movie. It isnt winning any awards for plot but it was a very very good action movie, bonus points for being in 3d
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