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Old 02-20-2012, 05:53 PM   #1621  
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Those are the wedding dress gift set versions.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #1622  
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Here was a site that explained all the release night deals.

http://happymoneysaver.com/where-to-...-dvdbluray-211
There you go, that about covers it. Nothing out of the ordinary as far as pricing is concerned.

It still boggles my mind that Lady and the Tramp beat Twilight on Blu-ray.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #1623  
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Those are the wedding dress gift set versions.

Come to think of it that's probably it. I just remember seeing the wedding dress cover for the Blu-ray version at Best Buy when I looked.

I did not look very hard for the basic Blu-ray version aside from the isle display as I was not in the market for it.



http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpa...egories&ks=960
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:02 PM   #1624  
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There you go, that about covers it. Nothing out of the ordinary as far as pricing is concerned.

It still boggles my mind that Lady and the Tramp beat Twilight on Blu-ray.
Disney classic animation new to Blu-ray releases have always done well on Blu-ray. Now a days classic Disney animation is a more favorable Blu-ray than a teen vampire ultimate chick flick so it does not surprise that much.

I'm actually surprised that the Twilight series does as well on Blu-ray as it does especially for the release weekend.

Lady and the Tramp did not beat it by much on Blu-ray though, it was pretty close. 100.00 to 83.46 BD Index numbers is pretty tight between 1 and 2.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #1625  
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Disney classic animation new to Blu-ray releases have always done well on Blu-ray. Now a days classic Disney animation is a more favorable Blu-ray than a teen vampire ultimate chick flick so it does not surprise that much.

I'm actually surprised that the Twilight series does as well on Blu-ray as it does especially for the release weekend.

Lady and the Tramp did not beat it by much on Blu-ray though, it was pretty close. 100.00 to 83.46 BD Index numbers is pretty tight between 1 and 2.
You're surprised that Twilight did well on Blu-ray? It got only a 25% share. That's only 2.5% higher than the previous Twilight movie, released over a year ago.

I know you're not into teen vampire chick flicks, but that's no reason not to expect a little more than a 2.5% increase in market share from the series franchise in a 14 month span. It's a vastly popular series and a benchmark top seller.
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Disney classic titles always seem to over perform, and I never cease to be amazed. But still, beating out what will be one of the top new releases this year? I don't know if that's good or bad for Blu-ray.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #1627  
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The price of the blu-ray steelbook was $24.99 in all best buys. That online screenshot is false. The steelbook was soldout the first day.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:31 PM   #1628  
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The price of the blu-ray steelbook was $24.99 in all best buys. That online screenshot is false. The steelbook was soldout the first day.
I posted it for the cover art comparison mostly.

That screen shot from today says its sold out online.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:34 PM   #1629  
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You're surprised that Twilight did well on Blu-ray? It got only a 25% share. That's only 2.5% higher than the previous Twilight movie, released over a year ago.

I know you're not into teen vampire chick flicks, but that's no reason not to expect a little more than a 2.5% increase in market share from the series franchise in a 14 month span. It's a vastly popular series and a benchmark top seller.
There is a difference between a December release and a February release in the timing.

I'm just surprised that either release did as high as Blu-ray marketshare as they did because of the genre, not so much that I am impressed with the growth rate between the Dec 2010 and Feb 2012 releases which is indeed modest for the two days of sales covered by the report.
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There is a difference between a December release and a February release in the timing.

I'm just surprised that either release did as high as Blu-ray marketshare as they did because of the genre, not so much that I am impressed with the growth rate between the Dec 2010 and Feb 2012 releases which is indeed modest for the two days of sales covered by the report.
It's only 2 days of sales, but 3.4 million copies in those 2 days. Probably a good 1/3 of sales that title will see this year, so certainly plenty enough to go on. I wonder what the share will be for the first full week.
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It's only 2 days of sales, but 3.4 million copies in those 2 days. Probably a good 1/3 of sales that title will see this year, so certainly plenty enough to go on. I wonder what the share will be for the first full week.
It will be interesting if it changes.

I would have to think that the fans that attended the midnight events would vary demographically from the consumers that waited until sunrise the next day or more casually bought the title during their normal shopping activities during the next week.

I would think its plausible that the more devout passionate hardcore fanbase of the Twilight Saga might skew younger and more DVD users in their habits than the rest of the buying public that might be less involved.

We shall see. The 2/19/12 first alert report is only a couple days away.
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You're surprised that Twilight did well on Blu-ray? It got only a 25% share. That's only 2.5% higher than the previous Twilight movie, released over a year ago.

I know you're not into teen vampire chick flicks, but that's no reason not to expect a little more than a 2.5% increase in market share from the series franchise in a 14 month span. It's a vastly popular series and a benchmark top seller.
Surprised myself. Figured it would be much higher.

IIRC, this release was not a Flipper (Eclipse) not did it include a DVD (New Moon) or even a Digital Copy (Twilight). Super barebones.
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I posted it for the cover art comparison mostly.

That screen shot from today says its sold out online.
Not shit. It was sold out online before the release date. You have a hard time listening.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:26 AM   #1634  
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Not shit. It was sold out online before the release date. You have a hard time listening.
You stated the screenshot was false. Not so.

It accurately showed that the item was sold out, the cover shot and the current price as of yesterday.
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Since Blu-ray unit markethare for releases across all genre's and demographics have steadily risen a lot since 2009 the observation that this Twilight Saga release only increased a few percentage points from Dec 2010 to Feb 2012 implies there were unusual factors in play.

Obviously the intensity of the Twilight fans are unique, its heavily younger female orientated for intensity with a overall female skew and one release was in the height of the holiday season in December while another was around Valentine's day for the romantic plot of the wedding and end of the storyline in the books. Plus this was a midnight Friday release with special events for intense fans with only a couple days counted in the statistics so it biases toward highly involved fans.


All are unique factors other that probably do not apply to most releases.

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