Originally Posted by mrjktcvs
You sound like a guy that waits in line for hours to be the first to see a movie.
Far from it, in most instances, I'll wait for a movie to hit Bluray, so that I can watch it at home, exceptions being something I really want to see so badly that I head to the theater. I still head to the theater once or twice a month, as a social thing with friends - but I also look forward to the home release to watch with friends in the home theater as well - it makes a big difference when we anticipate watching a new home release in 3D, only to find it has been "waylaid" by some marketing types somewhere...
As an FYI - I don't buy DVDs anymore. I mostly rent Blurays, and only buy Bluray releases when they are big 2D hits which I'll want to have available for anytime use at home, such as "Inception". I buy almost all Bluray 3D titles released, but will NEVER buy a 2D Bluray of a 3D movie - so the effort to get a double-sale by withholding the BD 3D release is not only FUTILE, but EXTREMELY annoying.
I'm not aware of a single instance in which a movie has changed once it went into general distribution. What difference does it make when you see it?
Huh? What kind of question is that? If it made no difference when anyone saw it, then why not just release the DVD and Bluray versions 2 years later?
Of COURSE it matters when you see it. And the point is not that it is release 4 months after theaters, versus 5 months - the point is that in these cases they chose to hold the 3D Bluray release hostage, while releasing everything else.
I'm trying hard to understand how you could be arguing that the release date doesn't matter. Do you have a Bluray 3D setup or not?
On another note, I was just watching the local news, and they announced a Disney 3D conversion release schedule. 2 in 2012, and 2 more in 2013. I'm wondering why they are spreading them out so much...are they simply waiting for results before committing to a new conversion?
For catalog releases like that, which they are re-rendering and re-releasing in 3D, it would seem to make sense not to release them all at once.
First, it costs time and money to re-render, and to publish to disc. Second, to release all at once would probably cost overall sales, as the customer would be unlikely to purchase all the titles at the same time, so staggering these releases would probably ensure better sales for each one, particularly if released before a new theater sequel is released.