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Am I missing something, or does BB not have The Matrix on Blu-Ray? I can only find the second and third movies. But I really want to hear the lobby and helicopter scene in HBR audio!

??? The Matrix and sequels aren't available on Blu-Ray. They were released on HD DVD though.
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??? The Matrix and sequels aren't available on Blu-Ray. They were released on HD DVD though.

Whoops...wrong forum..sorry! I rent both, and forgot they were on HD not BD. Hopefully they will re-release them on BD ASAP.
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Speaking of HD DVD, I was in BB last night and noticed that they're selling their stock of HD DVD. It looked like they were all 2 for $20. I never bought into HD DVD but maybe someone else would be interested.
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New to Blockbuster.com:
Ganges


New to Blu-ray.com:
Batman Begins
Company: A Musical Comedy
Naked Beneath the Water
Untraceable
War, Inc.
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New to Blockbuster.com:
Sublime: Uncut


New to Blu-ray.com:
A Passage to India: Collector's Edition
Behind the Yellow Line
Rambo 1-3 Box Set
Signs
Sky Blue
The Recruit
Wild China
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New to Blockbuster.com:
A Passage to India: Collector's Edition
Deep Purple: Live at Montreux 2006
Mrs. Doubtfire
Ocean's Eleven
Ocean's Twelve
Short Circuit


New to Blu-ray.com:
Batman: The Movie
Daft Punk's Electroma
Gangs of New York
Grieg: Piano Concerto, Symphonic Dances, In Autumn
Halford: Live Insurrection (Remastered)
Motley Crue: Carnival of Sins
National Treasure 1 & 2
Ozzfest: 10th Anniversary
Semi-Pro: Let's Get Sweaty Edition
The Signal
Westinghouse
WWE: WrestleMania 24


Also, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story release date is now Apr 8th and The Air I Breathe is releasing May 27th.
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anyone else not getting movies from blockbuster this week?
my queue has been empty since monday.....
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anyone else not getting movies from blockbuster this week?
my queue has been empty since monday.....

I got three shipped this week...
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I got three shipped this week...

Me too:
Night at the Museum
The Prestige
Babel
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New to Blockbuster.com:
Anger Management
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
First Sunday
National Treasure
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
P.S. I Love You
Rambo
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Shall We Dance?
The Devil's Own
Untraceable
Yes: Live at Montreux 2003
Youth Without Youth


New to Blu-ray.com:
Broken Trail
Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire: Live at the Greek Theatre
Heart: Alive in Seattle
Meet the Spartans
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Point Break: Pure Adrenaline Edition
Robin Hood: Season One
Step Into Liquid
The Bucket List
The Eye
The Life Before Her Eyes
The Missing
The Professionals
V for Vendetta


Release date changes:
The Air I Breathe moved to May 27.
Saawariya moved to May 6.
Rambo III moved to May 27.
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone / The World's Strongest moved to May 27.
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New to Blockbuster.com:
Dirty Harry: Special Edition
Dirty Harry: The Ultimate Collection
Dirty Harry: Ultimate Collector's Edition


New to Blu-ray.com:
Batman The Movie: Special Edition
Final Days of Planet Earth
Jumper
Mad Men: Season One
The Poseidon Adventure
Witless Protection
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I heard a rumor that starting April 1 that the studios would let BB and NetFlix purchase many more copies of Blu-Ray movie. I guess they had limited the amount they could purchase to help encourage people to buy them instead of rent. The rumored limit was 2,000 copies per title.

Does anyone know if this is true, and if we can expect BB to buy more copies and reduce the wait times for popular titles?
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my 1st month at blockbuster was outstanding. I was getting movies shipped nearly immediately after returning to the store or the day after I shipped.

seriously, i was getting about 5-6 movies per week (shipped).

now in the last 2 weeks they have only sent me 3 movies.

is blockbuster pulling a bait and switch on me? after the 1st month I will only get 6-8 movies per month?
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my 1st month at blockbuster was outstanding. I was getting movies shipped nearly immediately after returning to the store or the day after I shipped.

seriously, i was getting about 5-6 movies per week (shipped).

now in the last 2 weeks they have only sent me 3 movies.

is blockbuster pulling a bait and switch on me? after the 1st month I will only get 6-8 movies per month?

I've been a customer since December, and quite literally watch one movie a night. I do about 16 in store exchanges a month, and 99% of the time they ship movies out the next day. No throttling for me whatsoever. I'm a happy camper!

Make sure you have 30+ movies in your queue and in the top 10 make sure the majority of them are 'available.'
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my 1st month at blockbuster was outstanding. I was getting movies shipped nearly immediately after returning to the store or the day after I shipped.

seriously, i was getting about 5-6 movies per week (shipped).

now in the last 2 weeks they have only sent me 3 movies.

is blockbuster pulling a bait and switch on me? after the 1st month I will only get 6-8 movies per month?

I am in the 3rd week of my free trial (3 at a time plan)and noticed lately that eventhough the movies shipped from blockbuster at the same time, I will get one movie a day for the next three days. This week, I've rec'd 1 movie for 3 discs that were mailed out Last Monday. I won't be renewing.
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I heard a rumor that starting April 1 that the studios would let BB and NetFlix purchase many more copies of Blu-Ray movie. I guess they had limited the amount they could purchase to help encourage people to buy them instead of rent. The rumored limit was 2,000 copies per title.

Does anyone know if this is true, and if we can expect BB to buy more copies and reduce the wait times for popular titles?

I'm not sure I believe the 2,000 number that seems pretty low. But limiting the number of rentals to stimulate sales is likely.
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Not sure if anyone else knows but is new to me. If you go to My Account, they have a section titled Disc Format Preference Settings where you can set your high def preference. Now in your queue you'll have a drop down box if the title is available in other formats which is similar to Netflix.
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Not sure if anyone else knows but is new to me. If you go to My Account, they have a section titled Disc Format Preference Settings where you can set your high def preference. Now in your queue you'll have a drop down box if the title is available in other formats which is similar to Netflix.

I am really glad to hear this. I was a Total Access subscriber for a long time (actually started with the unlimited in-store only program back in 2002), but not having this feature was a pain. I ended up going back to Netflix, but I am really heated at them for the super-duper long waits. At least with BB, I can get something in-store.

Thanks for the info.

Living the HT Dream...now in 4D.
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I also noticed that you can drag & drop movies in your queue to reorder. And the Blu-ray collection list now has a 500 movie cap and includes coming soon titles.
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Not sure if anyone else knows but is new to me. If you go to My Account, they have a section titled Disc Format Preference Settings where you can set your high def preference. Now in your queue you'll have a drop down box if the title is available in other formats which is similar to Netflix.

Whoohoo! I think that's a new feature..just updated my preferences. Thanks!
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Not sure if anyone else knows but is new to me. If you go to My Account, they have a section titled Disc Format Preference Settings where you can set your high def preference. Now in your queue you'll have a drop down box if the title is available in other formats which is similar to Netflix.

This is a new feature of the redesigned blockbuster site, effective this week.
Thanks for letting everyone know!
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Aliens vs. Predator Requiem: Extreme Unrated Set

New to Blockbuster.com:
Heart: Alive in Seattle
Mariah Carey: Adventures of Mimi
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: 20th Anniversary Edition
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Blu-ray.com changed their webpage format so I wasn't picking up changes for a while. I was wondering why there weren't any updates from them recently.

New to Blu-ray.com:
Batman Begins Limited Edition Gift Set
Helvetica
Meet the Spartans: Pit of Death Edition
Men in Black
Sleeping Beauty: Platinum Edition
Strauss II: Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
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This question is regarding Disc Format Preference Settings. I selected Blu-ray and my #1 choice and DVD as #2. If I now select a DVD title into my Queue, and a week later Blockbuster makes the same title available in Blu-ray, will my Queue automatically update the title to Blu-ray, or do I have to make the change manually?
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My guess is that the preference is only applied at the time you add a title to the queue. Once its there you would have to manually change the preference.
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I've emailed Blockbuster with this question and they can't seem to give me an answer. Can someone else please also try contacting them to get an answer?

It seems logical that my Queue would automatically be updated the title to Blu-ray when it becomes available, but maybe that's too much to ask for.
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I think I remember seeing an option when setting that option, to change the titles already in the queue (and it shows a list of the titles that can be changed), but I don't think it will change it automatically once that title is available in Blu-Ray

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Blockbuster finally replied.

"Unfortunately, the movie in your queue will not automatically update. If you already added a regular DVD into your queue, you have to manually add the Blu-Ray version of that movie. If there is anything else I can help you with, please don't hesitate to contact us again and we will be happy to help you."
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To get the behavior you want, they'd need to add more choices to the format options. Something like:

Any Format - Ships the first available format using the preference list
Only My Top Preference - Ships only the top format preference
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