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Old November 14 2009, 01:05 AM   #226
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Re: DVD/Blu-Ray Coming November 17th

Why was this movie available in stores in other countries before the US? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.

Not that we, necessairly, should've gotten in first (even though it's an American movie made by an American studio based on an American TV series) but why in other countries first instead of here first, or everywhere pretty much at the same time?
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Old November 14 2009, 03:55 AM   #227
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Why was this movie available in stores in other countries before the US? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
Why was the movie itself premiered in Sydney?

Having waves of releases causes ripples of excitement around the world, heightening the interest and the impatience. (Just read some of the whiny posts from people who have to wait it out.)

Releasing the DVD simultaneously all over the world will get you a different kind of publicity explosion, but a real bomb if the film flops. Even worse if a film is released early to lacklustre reviews somewhere; the rest of the world knows it's safe to ignore it.

There are many strategies for marketing a movie and Paramount has got something working with this one. A lot of research goes into this stuff. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
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Old November 14 2009, 04:06 AM   #228
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Why was this movie available in stores in other countries before the US? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
Why was the movie itself premiered in Sydney?

Having waves of releases causes ripples of excitement around the world, heightening the interest and the impatience. (Just read some of the whiny posts from people who have to wait it out.)

Releasing the DVD simultaneously all over the world will get you a different kind of publicity explosion, but a real bomb if the film flops. Even worse if a film is released early to lacklustre reviews somewhere; the rest of the world knows it's safe to ignore it.

There are many strategies for marketing a movie and Paramount has got something working with this one. A lot of research goes into this stuff. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Yes... For the release of the movie itself. But the DVD? When fanboys are going to rush out and buy it the nanosecond the doors are unlocked? What hype is there to build?
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Old November 14 2009, 04:09 AM   #229
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On a related note, there are 200 Best Buy locations opening at midnight on Tuesday:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Movies+P...00050003&h=387
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Old November 14 2009, 11:49 AM   #230
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why in other countries first instead of here first, or everywhere pretty much at the same time?
That IMO was and is weird: when I first read we were getting it 29/10 (Aus) I thought it was a misprint for 29/11 or summat...

then there it was in the shops 26/10!

The first time in recorded history we got a US film released here first, which was nice but really weird.
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Old November 14 2009, 12:25 PM   #231
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Why was this movie available in stores in other countries before the US? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
Well, reading through this thread, it seems that the US is expecting the DVD release on Tuesday. Is that normal in the US? In Britain, DVDs are nearly always released on a Monday, so we're going to get it a day sooner. That's just the way it is. (OK, so I got mine yesterday, but that's internet retail for you.)
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Old November 14 2009, 02:53 PM   #232
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Why was this movie available in stores in other countries before the US? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
Not sure why, but could have do with Transformers 2 DVD release. T2 was released Oct 28 there in the USA, where as it was here on the 5th November. Not sure about Europe.

But with Trek XI, it will be released there on Tuesday, which is around 3 weeks later than T2 was released. As both are the property of Paramount, it wouldn't make sense to have both movies released at the same time. Well that is what I think.
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Old November 14 2009, 03:25 PM   #233
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Tuesday is the traditional release day in the US and Canada for DVDs/BDs.
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Old November 14 2009, 03:27 PM   #234
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So, you guys had to wait with us. At least somebody did.
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Old November 14 2009, 05:08 PM   #235
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Why was this movie available in stores in other countries before the US? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
Well, reading through this thread, it seems that the US is expecting the DVD release on Tuesday. Is that normal in the US? In Britain, DVDs are nearly always released on a Monday, so we're going to get it a day sooner. That's just the way it is. (OK, so I got mine yesterday, but that's internet retail for you.)
Tuesday is traditional release-date for movies on DVD in the US, but some countries got the Trex-XI DVDs a full week or more before the US.
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Old November 14 2009, 11:40 PM   #236
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It's out in Ireland already as well. Thank you Xtravision!!

Watching it with commentary right now. Lovin' it!!
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Old November 15 2009, 12:18 AM   #237
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Was in Best Buy tonight for unrelated reasons, and at one point all 80 million large screen televisions had something playing from the behind the scenes stuff on Star Trek. I was surrounded by 80 million very large Chris Pines! Aside from needing to breathe into a paper bag, i got to see some of the interview with him and some of the awesome special effects behind the scenes stuff. The little bit i saw looked INCREDIBLE!!!!!

IS IT TUESDAY YET????????? I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!

**edit OH GAWD! just looked at the list of midnight Best Buy stores and mine is on it! I see a road trip Monday night at midnight for me!
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Old November 15 2009, 12:21 AM   #238
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Tuesday is the traditional release day in the US and Canada for DVDs/BDs.
And CDs as well!

I personally would have all of those come out on Friday after payday but that's just me.
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Old November 15 2009, 01:29 AM   #239
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Tuesday is otherwise the slowest retail day of the week, so it is done to draw in business.
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What hype is there to build?
It's working perfectly. People aren't content to let it sit on shelves to perhaps pick up cheaply in the after-Christmas sales. They want it yesterday. Rabid fanboys are a tiny sector of the more relaxed demographic this film is aimed at.

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