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Edward R Murrow

"It looks like the only thing the exclusive has done is slow down the availability of Weinstein movies at Netflix and other retailers"

This is true. I saw "The Protector" weeks ago using Total Access from Blockbuster. The martial art stuff with Tony Jaa is totally off the hook.


I noticed this warning on 'Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing.'

Jeff C

Saw it on 'Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing' as well.


I looked for it but didn't see the warning in my Netflix copy of Shut Up And Sing. Frankly I don't think this so called exclusive is going to amount to much of anything as far as consumers are concerned for one simple reason. It is not in Weinstein's interests for it to actually work. Or at least it is not in their interests for them to do what is necessary for it to work. And that is to limit the number of units of each movie they put out on the market on DVD. Only making enough to satisfy Blockbuster's needs and no more.

We all know that won't happen although it wouldn't exactly surprise me if Blockbuster at some point sues Weinstein for breach of contract or whatever it would be called for failure to restrict the distribution of DVDs to the retail marketplace and thus undermining the value of the program from Blockbuster's perspective


Yes, I saw this on Shut Up and Sing. I rented School for Scoundrels at Blockbuster and it had a similar screen which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/395117816/

(The screenshot from the School DVD is in the upper right hand corner of the composite) I hadn't even realized that Shut Up and Sing was a Weinstein Picture until I saw that screenshot.

I think somebody along with myself mentioned that Blockbuster had two full wall shelves filled with School for Scoundrels in the overkill of the century. So I imagine anybody who wanted to see it sure didn't have to wait. On the other hand, Blockbuster still had a small number of copies of Shut Up and Sing. So go figure.

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