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Old 11-09-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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Speaking in a Q2 fiscal call with analysts, Steve Beeks, president of the motion picture group and home entertainment, said that among major retailers the mini-major has seen a “re-embrace” of packaged media.

Beeks said the box office to disc conversion rate for Hunger Games will rival the rate for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 and Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers. More than 40% of Games’ disc sales have been Blu-ray.

“We have high expectations [for Hunger Games] through the holiday season starting with a Black Friday promotion through the end of the year,” Beeks said.
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Steve Beeks better start putting HR audio back into rentals, or they will loose me. HG was a good flick. no DTS MA track on the rental.
Hey Steve! wake up!
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Thats for sure!
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Chances are high you are going to see more and more rentals stripped of hd tracks and supplemental features to both combat piracy and drive movie lovers towards purchases. I would like to have hd tracks on rentals but certainly not a deal breaker for me as long as they are on the full retail release. BTW Lionsgate is / was the leader in 7.1 soundtracks on their blu-rays - They started doing it on nearly all their releases long before anybody else was.
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Agree. I buy everything I watch now, just get them used after a week or two (most of the time) off pawn shops, etc... that are selling on Amazon.

Im sure other studios will take notice of the lossless strip.
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Agree. I buy everything I watch now, just get them used after a week or two (most of the time) off pawn shops, etc... that are selling on Amazon.

Im sure other studios will take notice of the lossless strip.
Me too - there are the occasional day 1 releases which I know I want and BB usually has top titles on sale the first few days after release for everything else there are a ton of used game/dvd/blu-ray etc stores near me- can find almost anything for $15 or less within a few weeks of release. Often redbox for me is a sneak preview or demo on films I am unsure of to see if I want to own.
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Chances are high you are going to see more and more rentals stripped of hd tracks and supplemental features to both combat piracy and drive movie lovers towards purchases. I would like to have hd tracks on rentals but certainly not a deal breaker for me as long as they are on the full retail release. BTW Lionsgate is / was the leader in 7.1 soundtracks on their blu-rays - They started doing it on nearly all their releases long before anybody else was.
Which is absolutely pointless since all they are doing is taken native 5.1 mixes and matrixing them to 7.1. Similar to putting a V8 in a Ford Escort. Makes zero sense.
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Which is absolutely pointless since all they are doing is taken native 5.1 mixes and matrixing them to 7.1. Similar to putting a V8 in a Ford Escort. Makes zero sense.
Not if you take the escort to the race track!
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Which is absolutely pointless since all they are doing is taken native 5.1 mixes and matrixing them to 7.1. Similar to putting a V8 in a Ford Escort. Makes zero sense.
Not if you take the escort to the race track!




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