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Blockbuster Copies GreenCine
Topic by: originaldiva
Posted: June 15, 2005 - 10:42 PM PDT
Last Reply: June 17, 2005 - 10:39 AM PDT

author topic: Blockbuster Copies GreenCine
originaldiva
post #1  on June 15, 2005 - 10:42 PM PDT  
I logged into Blockbuster Online tonight and they had this big advertisement for "Blockbuster Exclusives":

BLOCKBUSTER Exclusives
"Film Movement scours the world's most prestigious film festivals -- including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, and New York -- to find the best in cinema. These Film Movement titles are available to rent exclusively from BLOCKBUSTER Online."

Looks like they are copying GreenCine! They also have some new "DVD Collections" sections on there:
AFI Top Movies
Award Winners
DVD Extras
Film Festivals
Holidays
Studios
Women In Film

Just thought you should know!

PS They have excerpted my review of Dodgeball for their movies page this week. Woo hoo!

artifex
post #2  on June 17, 2005 - 9:23 AM PDT  
> On June 15, 2005 - 10:42 PM PDT originaldiva wrote:
> "Film Movement scours the world's most prestigious film festivals -- including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, and New York -- to find the best in cinema. These Film Movement titles are available to rent exclusively from BLOCKBUSTER Online."

Actually, that's not copying GC. See here.

I'm disappointed they cut an exclusive deal. I don't want to go back to BB. :(
Gradalis
post #3  on June 17, 2005 - 9:54 AM PDT  
I'm disappointed they cut an exclusive deal.
This so-called "exclusive" isn't really possible. We could, if we wanted, subscribe to Film Movement's existing service (or purchase their past titles) and offer the films for rent.

There are two reasons why this hasn't happened. Their selection of films largely leaves something to be desired (and therein our money is better spent elsewhere). Second, and more important, they have a reputation for not paying their filmmakers. This is a practice that we'd rather not support.
artifex
post #4  on June 17, 2005 - 10:39 AM PDT  
> On June 17, 2005 - 9:54 AM PDT Gradalis wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm disappointed they cut an exclusive deal.
> This so-called "exclusive" isn't really possible. We could, if we wanted, subscribe to Film Movement's existing service (or purchase their past titles) and offer the films for rent.
>
> There are two reasons why this hasn't happened. Their selection of films largely leaves something to be desired (and therein our money is better spent elsewhere). Second, and more important, they have a reputation for not paying their filmmakers. This is a practice that we'd rather not support.
> ---------------------------------

Ooh! Hadn't heard that one. Maybe, then, BB means they have an exclusive, because nobody else wants to partner with FM. :)

Thanks for letting me know. I'd thought about getting a direct subscription back when I started that other thread, but now I'm glad I didn't.

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