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What is going on with dvd release dates?

Asked by shpadoinkle_sue (7188points) June 5th, 2010

I’ve noticed that more than a few dvds are having more than 1 dvd release. I understand that it are different dates for different regions, but lately it’s just weird. Posters have one date one them and then there’s another release date and then another one. Or that it’s out in dvd and you can watch it on tv, but you can’t rent it anywhere. Not even on Netflix. Does it have to do with Hollywood Video going bust? What’s going on?

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willbrawn's avatar

I think they are just trying to make more money honestly.

check this: I was super amped to get Avatar on dvd. When I did I found that it had 0 special features. They are releasing another copy later this year.

I think the movie companies are asking to go under.

vincentcent's avatar

Maybe they are trying to promote the blue-ray versus DVD. Of course you would need to go out and buy a Blue-Ray player.

augustlan's avatar

Comcast cable company must have made some sort of deal with at least some of the movie companies… they are now promoting that you can watch certain movies On Demand (for a fee) before they come out on DVD. I’m not sure if that has anything to do with it, but it seems like it might.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

@augustlan I asked the guy at the indie video store about it and he said about the same thing. I saw on Netflix Valentine’s Day didn’t come out until the 15th of June and yet I was there renting it. Hmm, I hope that it’s not a permanent thing. too confusing.
@willbrawn I heard that, too about Avatar. That was the first one I noticed being weird. It seemed like it came out, like, 3 times.
@vincentcent You might have a point there. A seperate release date for each? I understand what you mean, though.I always think it’s so funny that Blu-ray promotes itself on DVD when the picture resolution is the same on my TV either way.

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