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Bl*ckbuster Exclusives
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: May 27, 2009 - 12:07 PM PDT
Last Reply: May 30, 2009 - 5:32 PM PDT

author topic: Bl*ckbuster Exclusives
Cinenaut
post #1  on May 27, 2009 - 12:07 PM PDT  
I was inbetween GC shipments a couple of weeks ago, so I went into a Bl*ckbuster for the first time in a long time. There, to my surprise, I found several movies I'd been eagerly waiting for, in "Bl*ckbuster Exclusive" cases. These included:

A Christmas Tale
Fear(s) of the Dark
My Winnipeg

I was surprised by the quality of the films that were locked into this deal. I mean, it would be one thing to have an exclusive on Dude, Where's My Car II or something, but here they are holding up art films for the rest of us.

weezy
post #2  on May 27, 2009 - 1:24 PM PDT  
These films are considered "exclusive" to Bl*ckbuster for a period of 6 months, then sales of the item are opened up to other retail and rental outfits. Usually these films are the ones distributed by the Weinstien Brothers or, until just recently, IFC films.
Cinenaut
post #3  on May 28, 2009 - 8:41 PM PDT  
Damn you, IFC films!

Actually, I guess it's not that different than having the films hang around the art house circuit for six months.
Vanamonde
post #4  on May 30, 2009 - 5:32 PM PDT  
>
> Damn you, IFC films!
>
I double that damn! Exclusively of this sort sucks.


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