DVD Marketing Ploys

Hey all…

I noticed this week that different studios are handling their DVD distribution very differently as we approach the holidays.

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  • Iron Man was just released on DVD on September 30, 2008, just 6 months after it was in the theater (May 2, 2008)
  • Wall-E will be available on DVD on November 18, 2008, just 5 months after it was in the theater (June 27, 2008)
  • Prince Caspian will be out on DVD on December 2, 2008, about 7 months after it was released (May 16, 2008)
  • Clone Wars hit theaters in August 2008, but will be on DVD on November 11, 2008, barely 3 months after it was released
  • And then you have Horton Hears a Who, which hit theaters back in March 2008, not coming to DVD until December 9, 2008… 9 months later

What’s the deal? I understand it’s a big game, especially with the big build up to the holidays, but isn’t it strange that we’re seeing such a wide difference? 3 months to 9 months is quite a wide margin!

Or is this just me being weird? 🙂

–Fitz

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Horton Hears a Who Coming To DVD 12/9/2008

Hey all!

It appears that Horton Hears a Who (which was released on the big screen back in March 2008), will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray on December 9. 2008, in a number of different formats:

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  • Regular DVD (flips with Full Screen on one side and Wide Screen on the other)
  • 2-Disc Special Edition DVD (includes a digital version)
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Set (includes a digital version)
  • and a Gift Set that comes with a cuddly Horton plush!

Just in time for Christmas stockings everywhere!

Be sure to order your copy from a retailer near you, or pre-order from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

–Fitz

p.s. Here’s the Amazon links below:

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Horton Heard a What?

WESTWOOD, CA - MARCH 08:  (L-R) Actor Jim Carr...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

Hey all…

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to post a review, but I’ve wanted to post my thoughts on the latest Dr. Seuss movie since I saw it opening weekend. What an amazing film! We all loved it, from my 3 and 7 year old daughters to my wife and myself.

[rating:5/4]

Here‘s the IMDB link.

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