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Paramount Reschedules 'Blades of Glory' Blu-ray for May

anythingwt
05-04-2008, 02:52 AM
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From HDD:

"After yanking the Blu-ray from their next-gen schedule, Paramount has re-set 'Blades of Glory' for a May release."

"Fans still scouring eBay for a Blu-ray copy of the Will Ferrell-Jon Heder smash comedy can now stop looking, as Paramount has confirmed it will debut the long-shelved release on Blu-ray on May 20."

"Tech specs remain identical to those originally announced."

I removed some of the article due to forum policy. See the rest here. (http://bluray./news/show/Paramount/Disc_Announcements/Paramount_Reschedules_Blades_of_Glory_Blu-ray_for_May/1704)


I bet those people who bought copies of this for what, $200-$300 back then are going to feel some real buyers remorse now! :lol:

MikeRox
05-04-2008, 05:41 AM
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From HDD:

"After yanking the Blu-ray from their next-gen schedule, Paramount has re-set 'Blades of Glory' for a May release."

"Fans still scouring eBay for a Blu-ray copy of the Will Ferrell-Jon Heder smash comedy can now stop looking, as Paramount has confirmed it will debut the long-shelved release on Blu-ray on May 20."

"Tech specs remain identical to those originally announced."

I removed some of the article due to forum policy. See the rest here. (http://bluray./news/show/Paramount/Disc_Announcements/Paramount_Reschedules_Blades_of_Glory_Blu-ray_for_May/1704)


I bet those people who bought copies of this for what, $200-$300 back then are going to feel some real buyers remorse now! :lol:

Indeed. it was a completely stupid move tbh. I can understand people shelling out that much for HD DVDs now as there is zero chance of them ever seeing the light of day on that format. But they'd have been far better off buying a HD DVD player and a HD DVD ver of the film, especially if it's simply because they were after the film.

PFC5
05-04-2008, 07:49 AM
Indeed. it was a completely stupid move tbh. I can understand people shelling out that much for HD DVDs now as there is zero chance of them ever seeing the light of day on that format. But they'd have been far better off buying a HD DVD player and a HD DVD ver of the film, especially if it's simply because they were after the film.

I think the people who paid over $100.00 for THIS movie were buying it with the expectation that it would be worth a lot of money someday. Back then it was easy to see that it would only be worth a lot of money if BD ended up losing the war which was still unknown.

They gambled and lost as probably happens more times than not when people buy things as collectors. You win some, you lose some. :p

anythingwt
05-04-2008, 12:11 PM
Indeed. it was a completely stupid move tbh. I can understand people shelling out that much for HD DVDs now as there is zero chance of them ever seeing the light of day on that format. But they'd have been far better off buying a HD DVD player and a HD DVD ver of the film, especially if it's simply because they were after the film.

Exactly. That's what I was saying at the time, but some of the BD supporters were so hard headed, that they preferred to spend more on one movie, than the amount it would cost for an HD DVD player and the movie.


I think the people who paid over $100.00 for THIS movie were buying it with the expectation that it would be worth a lot of money someday. Back then it was easy to see that it would only be worth a lot of money if BD ended up losing the war which was still unknown.

They gambled and lost as probably happens more times than not when people buy things as collectors. You win some, you lose some.

What is funny about that, is this was coming from a hard headed blu-ray fanboy, the same one that would bet his life savings that BD was going to win the war, but still was willing to pay hundreds of dollars to get a movie "just in case." Somewhere deep down inside that smurf knew that there was a chance HD DVD could have won, and that his Blades of Glory then would be worth some $$$.

kamspy
05-04-2008, 12:24 PM
Damn. $500 down the drain....:(









;) Yeah right. You'd have to be pretty dense to spend more than $50 on any movie. Unless your a big time collector like Bruce. He gets a pass for his dedication. I can respect that.

crazyal
05-04-2008, 12:30 PM
$50 for BOG is too much. I liked it but there's limits as to what I would spend.

PFC5
05-04-2008, 12:38 PM
I couldn't even watch 10 minutes of BoG on cable. I just never found ANY movie starring Will Ferrell that I liked. Different tastes and all. ;)

kamspy
05-04-2008, 12:40 PM
I couldn't even watch 10 minutes of BoG on cable. I just never found ANY movie starring Will Ferrell that I liked. Different tastes and all. ;)

Ferrell is one of the few new comedians I like.

IMO, Anchorman is the best comedy in YEARS. I'm talking since the late 80s early 90s.

PFC5
05-04-2008, 12:47 PM
Ferrell is one of the few new comedians I like.

IMO, Anchorman is the best comedy in YEARS. I'm talking since the late 80s early 90s.

This is why he has work. As I said, he (and his kind of "comedy") are not my tastes, but everyone has different tastes.

joey82083
05-04-2008, 01:04 PM
I think the people who paid over $100.00 for THIS movie were buying it with the expectation that it would be worth a lot of money someday. Back then it was easy to see that it would only be worth a lot of money if BD ended up losing the war which was still unknown.

They gambled and lost as probably happens more times than not when people buy things as collectors. You win some, you lose some. :p

I can understand this train of thought for a major blockbuster. But why would anyone think that this movie would be a collectible down the road? :what: I'm even a Will Ferrell fan and I thought this movie was absolute garbage. It seemed like a fast attempt to make some cash off the wake of the Napolean Dynamite popularity.

anythingwt
05-04-2008, 02:28 PM
I can understand this train of thought for a major blockbuster. But why would anyone think that this movie would be a collectible down the road? :what: I'm even a Will Ferrell fan and I thought this movie was absolute garbage. It seemed like a fast attempt to make some cash off the wake of the Napolean Dynamite popularity.

For some reason, if things are rare, people want them.

It's like people who collect stamps. I'm sure you can find stamps out there that cost thousands of dollars. I would say "who the hell would want to spend thousands of dollars on a tiny piece of paper with some drawing on it, that they can't barely see, and they will never use?"

They on the other hand find value in it simply because it's rare, and they are collectors.

With that being said though, I still don't know that Blades of Glory on BD would have ever been worth a whole lot, even if HD DVD did win the war.