Movie Releases This Week On Dvd

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What if any, good horror movies were released on dvd today?
    Does anyone know of any good horror movies that were released on dvd today? I enjoy B movies as well so they don't have to be big budget.

    • ANSWER:
      It looks like the only one that came out this week is called "The Nesting" from 1981. I haven't seen it, probably because I was 5 when it was released.

      The following link lists everything that came out on DVD this month:

  2. QUESTION:
    How extensive is the Netflix selection of movies?
    And do the offer the same about of movies on DVD's as they do streaming online to you TV.

    • ANSWER:
      The selection for DVD's sent to your home is great. They have every movie, even foreign films. Although they do wait a couple weeks to before new releases are available. The selection to watch instantly is NOT the same as the actual DVD's and is not that great. There aren't a lot of new releases. I have Netflix and I love it because we rent a lot of movies and Blockbuster is too expensive to rent as much as we do, and RedBox never seems to have anything we want.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can you tell me the title of a movie released circa 1992 to 94 that featured a gorgeous female assassin?
    It showed at the U A Cine Theatre in Dallas. It was an Italian subtitled movie, as well as I recall. It was only there about two weeks. I'd like to see if it's out on DVD. It was an "indy" movie.

    • ANSWER:
      La Femme Nikita is the only one I can think of.

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100263/

  4. QUESTION:
    Where can I watch the new Eureka Seven movie in English for free?
    See, in April the movie was released into Japan, but does anyone know where I can find a English subbed version and watch it?

    • ANSWER:
      Eureka Seven Pocket Full of Rainbows came out in Japanese theaters in April, but security was pretty tight and no one has managed to find any camera recordings of the film. The DVD was just released today in Japan so it could be anywhere from today to a week before it makes it onto the internet in a RAW (Subtitle-less) form. As for a sub, the Japanese DVD was not released with english subtitles so a group on the internet has to translate it and make their own subtitles once they get a hold of the RAW. The entire process to make a subbed version could take up to a month.

  5. QUESTION:
    How does a movie transition from theaters to stores?
    I just saw New Moon last night and LOVED it, but I am so impatient to get it on DVD. I want to see it again, but probably won't get to see it in theaters again. :( So is the transition process based on how good sales are at the box office and once sales slow they slowly move it to dvd or is there another formula?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, the theaters rent the movies from the actual movie companies for a weekly rate and as weeks go by the movie rates drop, to a point where there theater actually begins to make some profit for themselves. After the aloted time for the movie to remain in the theaters possesion is over or no longer is creating profit the movie companies gather all their rented out films which varies to movies thus different amounts of dvd release dates for different movies, then goes into the process of copying their master movie and distributes them to the markets for our viewing pleasure.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there a website or source of info which lists how long a movie was in a movie theater?
    I notice movies have been staying in a theater for a shorter and shorter period of time. I can remember as a kid, the movie ET (Extra Terrestrial) was in my local theater over a year, I think from around July 1980 to July 1981. I remember because I saw it on my birthday in 1981, or so.

    Thanks for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      Not that I can think of...

      However, there is a notable difference. For one thing, back in the early 80's or so, VCR's barely existed, and the VHS vs Betmax thing hadn't been solved yet, so there was no good way for a person to watch a movie at home if they hadn't seen it in theaters.

      Since then, the movie times became a bit shorter because after most of the interest had died down, people who didn't care enough to see it in theaters in the first half a year or so could just catch it on VHS, or later, DVD.

      Then, back in about '02 or '03, piracy started to become an issue, both with the advent of better recording technology and bigger and faster video capabilities on the internet. In December 2001, the first LotR movie released, and came to DVD and VHS in August or Spetember 2002 - a good 8 or 9 months later. The second movie released in December 2002, and by July 2003, there were pirated copies EVERYWHERE, but the DVD release date was set for August 2003, which was 8 months again. However, due to this, the third movie, which released in December 2003, came to video by May or June 2004, which was a 'standard' 5-6 months later.

      Even since then, it's got a little shorter. Some rather unpopular movies are 'in theaters' for as little as 3 months before hitting DVD (although the actual time in the movie theaters may vary - the local big multiplex only had X-files and Clone Wars for 2 weeks) and even the more popular movies, like Iron Man, are being released on DVD after barely 5 months in theaters.

      Then, add in things like on-demand movies, iTunes, and netflix instant viewing that are legitimate ways to watch the movie sometimes even sooner than it's on DVD (usually only by a couple weeks) and there's even more pressure to get the DVD out fast.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is it illegal to preorder a movie and then download it from a torrent site?
    I want to pre order a movie through amazon and then download it through a torrent site. The movie comes out in a week. Is that legal under the fair use act or is it illegal because the movie has not been released to dvd yet?
    It would be illegal if I continued to share it through the torrent site because I am supplying this file for others to use, however, if I do not allow the file to be downloaded by others and I only use it only for myself, would it be illegal because it has not been released yet?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, it would. In my opinion it would not be unethical, since you'd already paid for it, but unfortunately I'm not in charge of such things.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the stages of promotion after post production in the movie industry?
    What exactly happens first? Which is released first; the posters or the trailer? Do interviews happen before the movie is released or after? How about the press junkets, when do these happen? When are movie premiers scheduled as in, how many days before the movie is actually released in cinemas? How do celebrities go around promoting movies in different countries? How many times do they attend movie premiers? What is the order of all of this promotion? What happens first and what happens last? How are the celebs informed of all of this? Are they told about the trailer release?

    Please help! Thanks so much in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I'll answer these in order.

      Usually the script is written first. Posters are released before the trailer sometimes before the films is shot although sometimes you have trailers released before the film is shot as well. They happen before and after, mostly before, although they keep doing interviews for the countries that the movie hasn't been released in after its been released in others. Ditto press junkets. There's no rule but they're often within 2 weeks of the film opening in that country. How do they go around? What do you mean how do they go around? How many times they attend depends on how many times they're contracted to attend. The order is usually poster, trailer, interviews, premiere, more interviews. First: Script is written, Last: Dvd is released. Informed of what? Why wouldn't they be told about the trailer release?

  9. QUESTION:
    How do people pirate movies before they come out?
    I'M NOT AT ALL INTERESTED IN DOING THIS. I'm just curious and confused. One of my neighbors always has movies before they're even in theaters and he doesn't work in the industry or anything like that. How do they get these? Does someone that works with movies leak them onto a website or something?

    • ANSWER:
      most of the movies get leaked using the dvd the studios send to movie critics... sometimes the movie get leaked from the production room like it happened with one of wolverines movie. most of the times movies are pirated right on the cinemas. when they receive the film they have to play them just to test that everything is all right, this teat are performed up to 7 days before release day, which is concistent with the pirated movies that normally appear around a week before release.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is The 27 Club Movie going to be released on DVD?
    You know that film with Joe Anderson and Eve hewson? It's got loads a trailers on Youtube, but is it going to be released on DVD? Because I really want to see it, but I can't to any of the screening, so anybody know?

    • ANSWER:
      The film is currently doing the festivals circuit, which in Indie-Films world means "without a distribution deal and trying to generate a buzz to get one".

      It was still showcased in some festivals as recently as last week
      (Ojai’s Ninth Annual Film Fest (Ojai, CA)
      https://ojaifilmfestival.withoutabox.com/
      Saturday Nov 8, 8:00pm, Ojai Art Center Theater
      Sunday Nov 9, 10:00am, Matilija Auditorium

      14th annual Cucalorus Film Festival (Wilmington, NC)
      http://www.cucalorus.org/film_popup.asp?id=869
      Friday, November 14, 9:45 PM - 11:30 PM @ Thalian Hall, Main Stage)

      Which means no DVD deal has been signed yet...Sorry.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you go about obtaining a newly released LEGAL copy of a movie that is in theatres? ?
    I am trying to start a new business and would like Movie Night to be apart of the services. So I was wondering if there was a way for regular people to get the films. I know that celebrities have access to them and watch them in their personal theatres. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      There really is no way, unless the studio gives it to you. With certain celebrities, the studios will give a licensed copy for personal viewing (either to build good will to work with the person in the future, or just to kiss up in general.) But even those are just for their personal (friends and family) viewing.

      My uncle is an executive at one of the major studios and he always has copies of the movies that his studio has in the theaters, and we used to watch them at his home sometimes. More recently, he just invites a few close friends and family (just a couple of hundred people or so; real close) to screen some of the major releases at the theater on the studio lot about a week before its premier.

      But, for good reason, studios don't like to let extra DVD copies of movies just float around, because they are too easy to copy and sell as bootlegs which cuts into the studio's bottom line. Now, if you have a few hundred grand to sink into a projection system, they would gladly let you rent a print of the movie, but this is very expensive to do for a single film at a time.

  12. QUESTION:
    How long would movies run in cinemas in the past?
    I heard that when E.T was released it remained playing in cinemas for over a year, now though , movies generally play in cinemas for a few months then are released on dvd/bluray, what im asking is....for how long would movies remain in the cinemas before even vhs was invented?

    • ANSWER:
      Before the start of vcrs, movies played for a long time. For instance Star Wars released in 1977 played for 40 weeks, almost a year. They had to play movies for as long as possible because unlike today, movie studios could not rely on revenues from dvd, bluray, digital download etc. Their only real revenue was box office receipts. Also they did not release as much movies as they do today. For example, in 1980 only 161 movies were released compared to 534 released in 2010.

  13. QUESTION:
    What twilight movies came out already? Was there 2 or 3 twilight movies that came out in a matter of months?
    What are the twilight movies that have already came out and are going to come out?

    • ANSWER:
      Twilight was the first one and released on Nov 2008
      New Moon was the second one and released on Nov 2009
      Eclipse is the third one and is released on June 30th, 2010
      Breaking Dawn is the fourth one, but is going to be 2 parts, the first part is to be released in 18th Nov 2011.
      Twilight and New Moon have already come out and are available on DVD, while Eclipse is coming out next week! Breaking Dawn hasn't even started filming.

  14. QUESTION:
    What does DVD, Limited Retail Exclusive mean, what is the difference?
    I am looking to buy the Twilight DVD. There are A LOT of different versions. Would someone please explain the difference? Yes, I already tried before I asked.

    • ANSWER:
      In the case of "Twilight", there are 3 different versions available: single disc, 2 disc & a 3 disc edition.

      The single disc is exactly what it says: a basic version with the movie & some previews.

      The 2 disc is the movie, additional features and a 2nd disc (usually housing that useless digital copy the movie studios believe will discourage piracy)

      The 3 disc version was released by Target. It contained all the bells & whistles the 2 disc edition had + a 3rd disc with additional interviews.

      Since this 3 disc edition was only available at Target, this makes it a "Limited Retail Exclusive".

      However, a "Limited Retail Exclusive" doesn't always mean there's an extra disc. The term usually refers to some special marketing gimmick to entice the purchase of the "Limited" (and usually more expensive) version of the DVD release. Some examples include:

      -Movie themed phone cards
      -Packaging (like the DVD case for "Transformers" that transformed into Optimus Prime or "The Dark Knight" DVD case that was the Batman mask or the metal cases used by "The Departed" or "Boondock Saints")
      -Toys (Like the 1/64 scale spinner police car and chrome Origami unicorn included in the "Blade Runner Ultimate Edition")
      -Bust of a character
      -Artwork different from the standard release
      -Booklets
      -Film cells
      -Lobby cards
      -Comic book adaptation
      -Lenticular (Magic Motion) covers
      -Bookmarks
      -Poster
      -Online code for additional features

      One of my favorite WTF promotions was the "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army" special edition from Wal-Mart that had a free B.P.R.D. belt buckle with the purchase of the single disc version. There was also a high-end "Limited Retail Exclusive" (for ) that included a 64-page book of art from the movie and a toy replica of a Golden Army soldier.

      There are more marketing tricks, but you get the idea.

      These "Limited Retail Exclusive" DVD's have a low production run that usually starts around 50,000 units. Considering "Twilight" sold over 6 million copies in its first DVD release, that gives you some perspective.

      And yes, these editions usually sell out within the week of the DVD release. The "Twilight" 3 disc was gone within the 1st week.

      So, if you just want to watch the flick, purchase the single disc edition. If you're a fan of the book & movie adaptation, then the extra money is worth it when buying the 2 disc version. True "Twilight" geeks should consider the 3 disc edition a "must have".

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some movies coming out next friday?
    my best friend and i always go the movies on saturdays. we have for the past two saturdays. so i am wondering, what movies are coming out next weekend that we could go see? were only 12 so a pg-13 movie. thanks! help us!

    • ANSWER:
      I think the hot one next week will be EAGLE EYE (rated PG-13). I know I'm looking forward to seeing that one.

      And if you're interested in DVD releases, check out this site:
      http://videoeta.com/

      Enjoy whatever movie(s) you decide to see!

  16. QUESTION:
    Do the download movies from Netflix have English subtitles available?
    I am not asking about the DVD rentals. I'm asking if I download movies from Netflix, will they have English subtitles/CC like they do on DVD's? I could not find the information on their website and don't want to subscribe if they don't. I don't have a DVD player with me right now, and just wanted to know. Thanks!
    Jimobasa: I mean watching it on PC from their website. I'm not referring to any illegal activity. I've already read the subscription plan.

    • ANSWER:
      You cannot download movies from Netflix. That would be illegal. What they do is rent out DVD's.

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  17. QUESTION:
    How long after a dvd has a release date is it actually released?
    and yes i know its what the date says, but how long is the wait USUALLY from when the dates been set to it actually being released? 2 weeks? 2 months?

    10 points?!

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the movie. Usually around 1-3 weeks difference does occur.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is there a specific website I can go to to see when movies will be released onto DVD?
    For example, IMDB has the release date for movies coming to the theatre or to TV. I want to know when certain movies will make it to DVD.

    • ANSWER:
      This page always works for me, has DVDs listed by the releases this week, next week, and upcoming:

      http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dvd/?intcmp=topnav_dvd

      There you can also look at the top movies currently on DVD, ranked by top rentals or top sales.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do they decide film release dates?
    Film release dates vary from country to country and im just wondering how/why they decide the date?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a very complex formula and is done by marketing experts. It's based on the calendar (holidays, weekends, time of year), type of movie, gravitas of the movie, test audience research, market research, and competition.

      You always have blockbusters out Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day weekends. Three day weekends garner bigger audiences. Ever since Jaws invented the summer blockbuster, horror/action/sci-fi movies for 4th of July have been a staple.

      For obvious reasons, family movies come out between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Christmas Day have a sizable audience and a quality drama usually premiers then.

      As far as gravitas, most movies that have a chance at an Oscar come out in Sept-Dec. The vast majority of winners come out in Sept-Oct. The theory is that the voters have a short attention span and the studios save them for the end of the year. To get a nomination, the movie has to be shown in NY or L.A. before the end of the year. Therefore, quality low budget, independent / art house movies might show only in NY or LA late in Dec. and then go wide in Jan-Feb, especially if they get a Golden Globe or other award nomination. You also get a bump from any nominations so you want to still be in a release or secondary release cycle come the award season at the beinning of the year.

      Finally if you know that your movie sucks, you'll market it wide in weeks when there is little competition and hope the word doesn't get out. You need to make a profit the first weekend. These movies tend to come out early in the year so they can make the DVD market for the Christmas shopping season.

      Another factor is that there might be product tie-ins with fast food companies, toy compaines, and other merchandising companies. These schedules have to be determined because they involve other corporation's marketing plan and schedules.

  20. QUESTION:
    will the movie rise of the guardians get a sequel?
    I saw it in theaters last night.LOVED that movie so much!I loved the characters (jack my favorite)
    Based on how it is doing right not, do you think it will get a sequel?
    I know it has another week or more in theaters and that's not counting any dvd sales and what not.
    the executive producer said that it is up to the studio, but they are all on board and have been jugling ideas for storylines.
    based on how its doing right now, do you think it will have a sequel?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the folks and Dreamworks would love to do a sequel, but it really depends on how well the film goes with the rest of its theater performance, the commercial release, and international sales. Because of the small opening box office return, Dreamworks' stock went down a bit. The movie isn't necessarily the one to blame, but rather the timing of the release to compete against Skyfall and Breaking Dawn during Thanksgiving when theater attendances are generally low. One aspect of the movie that might hurt it is that since its holiday themed, it might be difficult to attract foreign audiences.

      Some films like Megamind and Monsters vs Aliens did exceptionally well both domestically and internationally, but didn't do well enough in the eyes of the studios, so any intention of making sequels (other than one or two shorts) was scrapped. Film franchises like Madagascar, Shrek, and How to Train Your Dragon gained huge amounts of positive critical reception and return sales both in theater and commercially which is why each title has gained sequels along with a few CGI animated series.

      With the rich story, dynamic characters, amazing graphics, and strong fanbase, Rise of the Guardians hopefully won't fall into the "almost made it" category. But in a corporate view of it, the studio will need some extra motivation to make a sequel.

      I hope they will, I really really REALLY do. I love the movie!

      Best way to get people to go to the theater is for fans to spread the word. Show naysayers the positive aspects of the film since many folks are blinded to quality because of their own misinterpreted preconceptions. Word of mouth is what will help this movie's success the most. With the holiday season coming up, it will most likely get an extra boost in the box office before it leaves theaters, so in that time the boost needs to be exceptional.

  21. QUESTION:
    How Can You Be One Of The First That Know About A new Movie On DVD?
    I relay wants to know when a movie on dvd | dvdrip is out on the internet like Axxo and FXG and games and music site The Best Please Help Me

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.mininova.org/user/FXG

      and amazon.com to know the dvd release of any movie and before the release time by 2 weeks u'll find it on the net

      HOPE THAT HELPED 😀

  22. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a movie to be released on dvd?
    Please let me know,because when twilight comes out i'm getting it:)
    Who's excited about new moon?being a movie?
    Poll:do you think any of the twilight saga when there movies be rated R?
    or still pg-13?

    • ANSWER:
      it depends on the popularity and the percived demand for the movie. but usually it takes about 3 months for a movie to come out on dvd. some movies like holiday or christmas movies come out the next holiday season. like fred claus is coming out on dvd now when it was in the theaters this time last year.

      a movie like twilight should already have its dvd launch date established the big studios plan it all out so the big dvd releases dont step on each other too much. just like you rarely see any big movie premeres on the same weekend, you rarely see more than 1 or 2 big dvd releases on the same week

      it will probably be released around valentines day. sure to cash in on all the 14 year old girls getting it as a v-day gift.

      they will probably have an "unrated" version to go with the pg-13 version. dvd and movie sales are a business they know pg-13 sells more tickets but R and 'unrated" sells more dvd's. even though "unrated" is just a marketing catch phrase 'unrated' does not mean they added anything really controversial to the movie it is just not the exact same as the movie that was shown to the rating board

  23. QUESTION:
    How big is the selection for movies from netflix?
    Was thinking about starting a netflix account, but was wondering how their selection was. So how good is their selection for DVDs? And more importantly for me, how good is their selection for instant movies?

    • ANSWER:
      I've been a netflix customer for over 3 years. Their selection is pretty big. Instant movies tend to be mostly older movies or tv series (current and older). However, they do put some of the newer movies on there as well. I will say that any movie that comes from Time Warner isn't released by Netflix until a month after it comes out on dvd due to some contract they signed with them. If I was you, I would try the 2 week trial period to see if you like it. Once you are building your queue, you can get a better feel for the movie selections :)

  24. QUESTION:
    is stardust the movie ever coming to premium cable channels?
    The movie is LONG overdue to come to premium cable channels (Starz, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime). I was just hoping it would be any BUT Showtime because its the only channel I don't subscribe to.

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes movie distributors delay the release of a movie to premium channels because the movie is doing very well on DVD and Blu-Ray, and they want to make sure they get the maximum revenue from those sources before they release the film on cable TV - once the film airs on HBO or Showtime, fewer people might buy the DVD.

      In some cases, there may be little demand from the previous channels. Maybe they shopped the film around to the premium channels, and there wasn't much interest, because "Stardust" didn't make much money at the box office.

      I've been waiting for it to air on the premium channels too - check the listings at the beginning of each month, they tend to air new movies in the first week of the month.

      Maybe the success of "Coraline" will create interest in other movies based on Neil Gaiman books.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some Christmas movies that have just been released/are being released on DVD this season?
    There are a ton of Christmas movies on TV but I want to know titles of newer movies I can rent.

    • ANSWER:
      Fred Claus
      The Perfect Holiday
      This Christmas (just watched this twice this week)

  26. QUESTION:
    When is Detective Conan movie 14 The Lost Ship in The Sky gonna come out in youtube?
    I'll just see the trailer on youtube..
    But,, there are so many people said that movie 14 will release at 4/17..

    • ANSWER:
      The THEATRICAL release was on April 17. Unless you're in Japan, Korea, China, or Taiwan, you can't watch it yet. It will be released on DVD this October (sorry, don't know exact date), and that is when somebody will get it up on the internet. After that it will take roughly two weeks for subs to come out. You're gonna have to wait.
      Although I'm totally dying to see it!

  27. QUESTION:
    Why does Netflix delay the release of movies so long?
    Why does Netflix delay the release of movies? A movie will come out on DVD but won't be available to ship out via Netflix for weeks until the actual release date. Here is one just for example: 'The Losers' came out on DVD on July 20 but isn't even available on Netflix until August 17 - a whole month later? How come?

    • ANSWER:
      Netflix and Redbox were sued by hollywood and the DVD distributers. now both have to delay their movies.

  28. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a movie in theaters to make it on DVD?
    On average?
    Like a movie in the theater. How long does it take for people to start having them in Hollywood Video or Blockbuster? Or just on DVD?

    • ANSWER:
      I actually work at Hollywood Video
      on average it takes 3-4 months perhaps up to 6
      Dark knight comes out in december
      but for example
      Star wars clone wars comes out in a few weeks
      it depends upon when the movie was released how much it made, if the movie was terrible or actually good
      if you have a specific movie you can email me or what ever

  29. QUESTION:
    What cities is the movie "From Prada to Nada" playing in?
    I saw this movie trailer and really wanted to see it, but it doesn't play in my area.
    When does it come out on dvd?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not playing in many places because theaters are not expecting it to make enough money. And it was released in the last two weeks, give it at least 3-6 months before the DVD shows up. You could sign up at Amazon and receive an email when the DVD comes out:

      http://www.amazon.com/Prada-Nada-Camilla-Belle/dp/B004EPYZNK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1297201310&sr=8-1

      If you really want to see it in theaters, you could take a trip to New York City. It's playing there.

      As a side-note, I love that the Onion A.V. Club called it "Sense and Sensibility for Dummies."

  30. QUESTION:
    Where can I watch Hetalia movie online with subtitles?
    Hetalia movie has been out long time ago, but I can't find it :< so do anyone know where to watch online or download it with english subtitles?

    • ANSWER:
      okay, every single one of these answers is not only wrong, but it's practically spam! it's disappointing...

      anyway, the movie isn't even out yet; it will be out on DVD in JAPAN on January 26 (YAY! only 2 more days!!) HOWEVER, it will not be subbed and online until at least a week after it's released.... then again, the movie's MUCH longer than the original 5 minuite usual episodes, so it may take a bit longer for the fansubbers to get it done...
      I have a site that has all info on all things hetalia, and it also will have the movie out subbed on it as soon as they are available.... please keep it in mind when you need any other hetalia-info so you are not decieved by the many Y!Answerers.... the site is in my sources~

  31. QUESTION:
    What is your reaction to hearing the news that Paul Newman has just died?
    He died of cancer yesterday at age 83. That is all the information the media has released thus far. I know there have been alot of death rumors about celebrities lately, but this is the truth.

    • ANSWER:
      Aw--I liked him. He was a great actor. For the ignorant people who don't know who he was or why it should be in the news, it is because not only was he one of the most famous people around, he also donated the profits from his companies too create a ranch for blind children.

      My favorite movie of course is Butch Cassidy and the sundance Kid. In fact, I just bought a classic DVD of the movie a few weeks ago. ..

  32. QUESTION:
    How is it possible that I can download a Hindi movie via 'u torrent' before the film has released ?
    The Hindi movie "The Dirty Picture" has not yet released; will be releasing in the 1st week of December, but I am being able to download it ..(a 450 mb WMV file) via u torrent. How's that possible ? Can anyone tell me ? It does n't mention that its a pre dvd rip.

    • ANSWER:
      It is almost always gonna be a fake when released that early.

  33. QUESTION:
    Why do business only release a few on launch day?
    Why do business only release a few on launch day? Like when a video game system launches they only have a few but why dont they just make more and or just ship more. They know they will sell them why dont the just ship more out. They make a lot of people mad that they cant get it the day it comes out because that business is stupid and being lazy not shipping enough like the new iphone 3g. We know they have plenty they are just not shipping them. Any ideas why they do this?

    • ANSWER:
      They do it to create a "buzz". They want to make it scarce so it seems more desirable. It makes people (and I don;t know why) want to have it. Just playing with human psychology :)

      I don;t get it. Its like people lining up to see a movie when it first opens at a midnight showing. Me? Why bother, I'll see it next week with less crowds or wait 6 moths and rent the DVD lol.

  34. QUESTION:
    Why is the movie The Woman in Black appearing in my dreams more than once?
    I dreamed about that movie 4 times now! I saw it with my sister one time a week after it was released on the weekend in February and never saw it a second time or third and then, I believe in the middle of March or ending of the month, I had a dream about it as a DVD or the image and have been ever since. Why, though? It's really annoying!

    • ANSWER:
      Because the movie made a large impression on you even if you didn't think it did. Your mind found it interesting or disturbing so dreaming is a way of sorting out your feelings.

  35. QUESTION:
    Will the Phoenix Wright movie get a us release?
    I know it already came out in Japan in february, but I really wanted to see it. Will it be coming to US? I'd like to get a physical copy on DVD and I don't want to go to a convention of sorts to see a screening. I'd also like it to be dubbed or at least have subtitles. TY if you can help me!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, the director has said that several international DVD releases are planned for early next year. I saw it at the NY Asian Film Festival a few weeks ago, so it is probably still making the festival rounds in the U.S. Usually there's no DVD for sale in a region until it stops playing in theaters.

  36. QUESTION:
    Has Naruto Shippuden the movie 4: the lost tower been released yet and available on torrent?
    Has the fourth naruto shippuden movie, the lost tower, been released on dvd yet and available on torrent? I have searched everywhere and havent found it.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      no. it will be released in the beginning of may and then allow 3-6 weeks for subbing and distribution.

  37. QUESTION:
    How long does a movie stay in cinemas, and how long does it take until it's available on DVD?
    I'd like to know because there are so many movies I'd like to get my hands on!

    • ANSWER:
      A movie stays in the cinema for as long as a movie theater thinks they can make money off of it compared to other movies that are being released. That's why Dark Knight is still in the theaters after 87 days and Disaster movie only lasted 40 for the most part.

      Titanic was in theaters 287 days because nothing better was being released and people were still buying tickets to it.

      To answer your other question, the window between cinema release and DVD release is getting shorter every year. To give you some examples of upcoming DVDs:

      Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Cinema release 5/22 - DVD release 10/14)
      Iron Man (Cinema release 5/2 - DVD release 9/30)
      Wall-E (Cinema release 6/27 - DVD release 11/18)

      so, in each of those movies it was released on DVD 21 weeks after being released in the cinema.

      I hope this helps! These things changes over time, it's all based on marketing and agreements made between studios and cinemas.

      If you want to find the release date for an upcoming dvd I would check Amazon.com and do a search for the movie. They're usually the first to announce release dates for DVDs.

  38. QUESTION:
    why do DVDs come out months after the movie is not in theaters anymore?
    Well... Why do they? I think it would make more sense if the DVD for a movie came out around a week after the movie stopped showing in theaters. I guess to build up anticipation for the movie to come out on DVD. But that's just a guess.

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know what happened to this idea,

      but a few years ago, there was talk of a doing it where TV, theatre, dvd was all released at the same time, since theatres were losing money.

  39. QUESTION:
    what determines how fast a movie will go from theaters to dvd?
    it seems that movies fluctuate in time from when they are taken out of theaters to when they come out on dvd. what determines this? because i used to think it was how well they do or how critically claimed they are, but i have seem both fluctuate.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on so much;

      Some scenarios:
      -Is the movie still doing business in theaters? Then keep it in theaters to make more $$$. If not, rush it to DVD, maybe people will buy it then.
      -We have a horror movie, Halloween is 15 weeks away... hold it until then...
      -We have an action movie, but X-Men First Class in coming on DVD the week we want to release our movie on DVD... push it back AFTER X-Men comes out so we don't have to compete
      -Two studios involved with 1 movie they co-produced... release date pushed back until DVD profit dispute is resolved

      Edit: Who would give thumbs down to a factual answer... WTF?

  40. QUESTION:
    Where i can have an unlimited movie rentals or buy dvd's at affordable cost?
    I'm kinda addicted in watching movies. So, I am looking for a store that sells or rent dvd's at a very low price.

    • ANSWER:
      You can have a unlimited movie rentals or buy dvd's at affordable cost in Blockbuster. They has more copies of the latest DVD releases than any other online DVD rental service.For just £9.99 a month, customers can receive unlimited DVD rentals and every customer who decides to sign up receives a 2 week free trial.

  41. QUESTION:
    How are TV channels able to show movies?
    I'm just wondering how television work to show certain movies. like why don't they show recent movies that are out? I know they do in some chnnles like FX...do they have to buy the movie and have granted permission in stuff? Like why doesn't Disney show all the Disney classic movies? like sleeping beauty or the hunchback of notre Dom. how does everything work out?

    • ANSWER:
      Movie companies rent out their movies to tv and cable. It's a very big part of their making money. Sometimes as much or even more than what they made at the box office. Because some of those films are shown over and over and over again.

      Once the film has finished playing in theaters, you'll see that they go to pay channels first, like Showtime or HBO. They spend more bucks on the films to rent, because they get them right after the theater runs. So that's why you've got to have subscriptions for those channels, because they pay more for the movies.
      Then after them, you see the films go to 'free' cable channels like FX, or TNT or such as those. Even free tv networks like CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox will pay for the rights to show the films soon after theater release, but they usually pay extra big bucks for that. You'll usually see a film come to free tv or over the air channels (CBS, etc) a year after the theater release, because then the pay channels (HBO, etc) have had their run and attempts to make money off them.

      DVD releases are usually about 3-4 months after the film opening, because they figure that the film has lasted only a month or so in theaters (even in dollar theaters), so now they release the dvd to continue making money on dvd sales, if it's a good movie, then people will want to own the dvd themselves, especially when dvd's include such neat extras such as interviews, special effects, games, etc.

      Disney has for decades kept their films on a "short leash", meaning they don't let them out very much. They dont' want them to become very common. They bring them out about ever 8 years, saying that a new generation (meaning kids) can get to know the Disney films. The more you have of something, the more common it gets and the less excited you get about it. So by keeping most of their big, big films put away, and returning them only once a decade, then it creates a much larger demand for the films, and a greater willingness to buy them for your kids (dvd sales, remember).
      You can usually find dvd's of those films sold as used online (such as ebay), and older dvd's work fine in most dvd players.

      So after the film leaves theaters, and pay channels (HBO) then FX, etc get them and they show them over and over and over again. Usually when they show them for first time, they run them a lot during a whole month. You see the advertisements for a film like Superman Returns or Fantastic Four for weeks!! But it's because they buy the rights to show it so much during that time.
      But each time the movie is shown, a little is paid back to the movie studio who released it, and also a little bit goes to each actor and actress (which is called "residuals"), to pay them for each time the movie is shown. People who've made songs or movies decades ago can still get a few bucks from playing each time.

  42. QUESTION:
    I collect Blu-Rays and am looking for a complete list of what is already out and what is to be released?
    I have goggled this and I can find release dates for the next several weeks but none for this whole year or what scheduled whats maybe going and what is not. And cant find any sort of list of all that are available and Steel-Book's not in USA but other countries... Very frustrating anybody else looking for this and found it or have made there own. If not I am willing to make it if people would be interested! Any Help?
    Jedi Dude- That is a well written wel thoght out POS. I agree that the hurting economy will hold Blu-Ray back but what you just said is what everyone said about DVD vs. VHS. and we all know how that ended. Though I agree I dont see people going back and rebuying these collection again I do see them buying Blu-ray from hear on out. Look at Dark Knight (The Blade of DVD) it is helping Push Blu-ray forward.

    I am not saying that Blu-Ray will KillDVD in the next year but in the next 10 it will. Also you say other DVD compition, I ask which other then HDDVD which was as good but it lost the war in buying right namly due to porn signing with sony. Also Microsoft has backed down to MAC though they both make great products and I like Microsoft better myself they are playing the price game now because on quality and desire Apple is killing them in this as well. Last of all what does any of this have to do with a master list of Blu-ray already on the market. It's a simple list!

    • ANSWER:
      The reason you're not finding many is because the industry is finally seeing that Blu-Ray will NOT be the "next new thing". It will join the list of the other "next new things" that have failed in their attempt to unseat DVD as the dominate format of the day. There is only one reason why this isn't a widely known fact ... SONY. They have pumped millions into the tie-in with PS3 and with the world wide financial melt down they know if they trash the format their ledger sheet would be awash in red ink ... not to mention the way their stock prices would plummet on the markets. The problem is compounded by the fact that PS3 VS XBox360 "war" has been "won" by the Wii. Just imagine that stockholders meeting.

      The writing has been on the wall for this failed "new" format since early last year when Toshiba ended its "war" with Sony for the next "new" thing. Remember the HD DVD format that was supposed to challenge Sony's Blu-Ray? On the surface it seemed to make sense ... Sony is a much bigger company with more resources than Toshiba so many thought that was the reason for it ... it wasn't. If you dig down a couple layers you find out why Toshiba thought they could challenge Sony ... they were backed by Micro Soft. When was the last time MS backed down from a "fight" with anyone ... I think this was the first time. MS saw this as a great way to "fight" Sony from the sidelines. Think back to when the XBox first came out. Not many games at first and the public reaction was mixed but they still went forward knowing that they had something on their hands that would be able to challenge the PS 2 & 3 and they were right. When the market reviews and customer reviews started coming in in respect to the new format they saw what everybody else is now starting to see ... the advantages of HD DVD & Blu-Ray over the DVD format are not enough to make it a viable format. Yes, the picture and sound IS better but not enough to make everyday people go out and buy entirely new systems. That is the death blow for these new formats ... without a HD TV and/or entertainment system the HD formats are useless because you don't see the advantages on "normal" systems. If you remember the VHS VS Beta war back in the day it shows some of the truth to this. Hands down Beta was the better format ... no doubt at all about that but the VHS format "won" because it got cheaper quicker.

      There are many, many, MANY other reasons why Blu-Ray is doomed but they would probably just bore you to tears. Personally I would, if I had the resources available, get a Blu-Ray player and as many movies as I could get because someday they will probably be worth a lot of money to collectors.

      Just my 2 cents on the subject ...

      May The Force Be With You ...

      EDIT: Well, in the grand scheme of things you're right my answer doesn't have much to do with a list ... it's more of an opinion as to why there WON'T be a very long list. When has MS backed down from Mac ... there are 3 reasons for the current move to Mac ... Vista sucks and will probably be on the lists of biggest flops ever ... the Mac world has very little virus/worm problems as the fools who write that crap don't bother much with it because they hold such a small share of the computing world ... you're opinion that they are both good, one that as a tech geek myself I share but also prefer PC, is not shared by most computer users. Most PC users hate Mac and visa versa. Lastly ... what I say is NOT what they said when the DVD came out, yes people were careful about the new format HOWEVER, they didn't need to buy completely new systems to enjoy the benefits of the DVD over VHS like they have to do with the newer HD formats ... in the end I see that as the downfall of the HD format. Am I right ... only time will tell but until then I guess we will have to agree to disagree on the subject.

      EDIT 2: Forgot a couple ... porn companies siding with Sony may have had an impact but it wasn't the deciding factor ... Other formats in the HD "war" ... there haven't been any others as of yet and I doubt there will be at least in the present format. There seldom are more than 2 formats in any "tech war" like this.

  43. QUESTION:
    What makes a foreign film screened in America on general release?
    I know foreing films are not successful in America, but few are. What aspects of a foreign film make it shown screened in America? On general release. Not just in one cinema, but at all the good cinemas for the usual amount of time most films are shown, then released to DVD and DVDs commonly sold, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      The handful of foreign films that go into wide release in the U.S., as opposed to a limited run in art houses in major cities, usually follow this pattern:

      At a major film festival like Cannes, Venice, Toronto or Sundance, the film is screened to great critical and audience reaction.

      As a result, major U.S. distributor buys the rights to theatrically distribute the film and release it on DVD (or a TV network buys broadcast rights) after negotiations and occasionally bidding wars with similar interested parties.

      The U.S. distributor makes any changes it is contractually allowed to make that it feels will help the movie - like editing something which will change the MPAA rating - before setting a theatrical release date which will allow the film to be eligible for the next awards season. This date will usually be the limited premiere in New York and Los Angeles on a few screens.

      If the buzz does not materialize for the film through reviews, word of mouth and awards nominations, the films will never go to wide release and will either be licensed for cable broadcast and/or released on DVD and Blu-Ray within a few months. Some time after that, Netflix and streaming partners may have it available.

      If the reception is terrific and the film gets nods at the various awards, the film will go into wider release for a few weeks or months in more cities before all the other things happen. It is rare to never that a foreign film ever reaches the level of a major U.S. studio blockbuster's number of screens and cities, though, even an Oscar winner.

  44. QUESTION:
    Why is every new dvd release usually on a tuesday?
    I've been noticing for the last couple of months that every new dvd release has been on a tuesday, why is that, just a coincidence or is there a back story to that?

    • ANSWER:
      We can safely assume that music people pioneered the Tuesday release schedule.

      According to the many media experts, Tuesdays are the most promising days for home-entertainment industries to release, say, 13 shiny new tracks from Toby Keith. Tuesdays are also the easiest days for data crunchers to begin tracking weekly sales of said stuff.

      "It's quite simple, actually," states Mark Berman, of the trade magazine MediaWeek. "Since Monday is the day after the weekend, consumers are not at their height of awareness. And because Friday is the day before the weekend, consumers are preoccupied with other things. That leaves Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Since Tuesday comes first, it leaves Wednesday and Thursday open to actually buy [and track sales of] the product. So, Tuesday it is!"

      A detailed, day-by-day explanation of this theory:

      Mondays: Employed consumers are way too busy to shop. Bunches of forwarded emails about sleeping newborn pandas and kitty cats who dance, dance, dance have amassed in their inboxes. And then there are all those meetings about expediting deliverables.

      Wednesdays: Rock deejays are too busy hooting about "hump day" to promote new tunes, making the middle of the week useless for the music industry.

      Thursdays: This day is way too hectic for the music business, making CD releases unthinkable. Crusty blues singers are busy shooting a man in Memphis. Country session musicians are suffering their usual truck breakdowns in the Valley and calling their club promoters asking for rides.

      Fridays: This day belongs to the movie industry. Nobody out here messes with Weinstein.

      A music manager put it to me this way: "As I learned it, there had to be one specific day to level the playing field in reporting sales clearly--all the more important since the advent of Nielsen SoundScan. Tuesday was an arbitrary day selected to get the records in the stores early in the week but still allow a window for late shipments due to the prior weekend."

      Occasionally, some company will get squirrelly and try to release a book or a CD on a Monday so that it can report higher weekly sales figures. According to another music insider, these companies are generally seen as scourges that need to be napalmed from the air.

  45. QUESTION:
    Will target have a midnight release party for the hunger games DVD?
    I know Walmart and other stores will have midnight release parties, but will target?
    And where would it be better to get it at? I don't care where it's cheaper (target/Walmart) just want the best I can get from one of those stores. Help?? Im a really big fan but I don't know which store.

    • ANSWER:
      i got the movie off the local walmart last week... i can say is the biggest POS released todate.

      horrible movie, weak and predictable storyline... overall boring moving!

  46. QUESTION:
    Should I return my unopened HD DVD player and buy a PS3 now Warner has gone with Blu Ray?
    I ordered an HD DVD player last week from Amazon, and the next day Warner announced they were going exclusively with blu ray. Should I just send it back now, get a refund and buy a PS3 instead? Is HD DVD doomed? I don't need a game console - I've got a PC - but I want to play HD movies on my new 1080p LCD TV.

    • ANSWER:
      I would return the player and get a Blu-ray player instead. However, there are plenty of HD options besides discs.

      Vudu just released a set-top box capable of streaming/downloading HD movies to your TV via your broadband connection. The selection is limited (you can basically just buy the Bourne Trilogy) but their selection will expand. The cost per movie is about .99 to rent (24 hours) and about - to own. The box is 9 so it's not cheap but if you like the convenience of HD movie viewing without having physical DVDs to worry about, it's not a bad option.

      Xbox Live Marketplace currrently has the best selection of HD movies with prices below: SD=standard definition, HD=high-definition

      HD TV Episodes -- 240 points ()
      SD TV Episodes -- 160 points ()
      HD Movies -- 480 points ()
      SD Movies -- 320 points ()
      Classic HD Movies -- 360 points (.50)
      Classic SD Movies -- 240 points ()

      However, Xbox 360 only offers an HD-DVD attachement(9) and does not currently plan to release a Blu-ray attachment.

      If you prefer having a physical disc, Blu-ray is really your only option:

      1) Among major movie studios, only Universal, Paramount, and Dreamworks support HD-DVD. Fox, Disney, Warner, Sony, Lionsgate, Newline all support Blu-ray exclusively.

      2) Target only sells Blu-ray players and Blockbuster only rents Blu-ray discs (some HD-DVDs still offered in some stores)

      Retailers are likely to stock fewer HD-DVDs in stores or allocate less shelf space to them so even if HD-DVD survives it will be like Betamax.

      I don't have an HDTV, Blu-ray, HD-DVD, or work for any of the tech companies.

      If you prefer a physical disc, Blu-ray is your only option at this point.

  47. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a website that list when old movies will be shown?
    Does anyone know of a website that list when old movies will be shown? My brother wants to watch "The Summer of '42" with Jennifer O'Neil in it and we don't know how to find when it might be shown. Also does anyone know of a website that would sell old movies like that? I would love to suprise my brother with it. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      A to Z Classic Movie Listing Introduction and Directory Update and Expansion in Progress January 2009! This is an alphabetical A-Z list of some of the most popular films from the late 1920s through the early 1990s and beyond in a few cases, with links that will take you to either Movies Unlimited, Amazon.com, or Free Movies on DVD.
      There are presently over 1,000 films on this list, plus collections, and we continue to add new ones (almost entirely DVDs, since releases on VHS are becoming extremely rare) as time goes on. The list is being updated to replace movies no longer available on VHS with DVD versions and to add more new titles beginning in January 2009. If you do not see the film you want, please click on any random film title, and when you arrive at the supplier, type the name of the film in the search box. If you still don't find the film there, as unlikely as that may be, please check out my extensive list of online video/DVD sources. Keep in mind that this list does not include any rare or hard-to-find films. For those, please begin with our list of sources for Rare Videos and DVDs.
      Instructions: This list is now separated into eighteen alphabetical sections to speed up page loading. Please click on the link that includes the first letter of the film title you are looking for (not including "A," "An," or "The") to be taken to the appropriate alphabetical section. Films are VHS unless otherwise noted. Please feel free to write and suggest a film that you feel should be added, but be sure to specify that you're referring to the A-Z list. If you're taken to Movies Unlimited or Amazon and see a note that says the film is unavailable, look on the right for links to purchase the film used. If you are taken to our Free Movies on DVD site, look for the title at the top, or if you see "New - No Descriptions Yet," look for the movie alphabetically in the list you'll find below. Please report any bad links to us. We try to keep this list updated, but with dozens of changes taking place every week, it's a constant challenge!
      I don't know if this will be of help to you or not...I hope so!

  48. QUESTION:
    Do you know any websites which give a list of dvd releases every week?
    Since imdb has changed its layout its difficult to find out what movies have come out on dvd. So any simple website which gives a list of movies out on dvd and is updated like every week would be awesome. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Amazon.com

  49. QUESTION:
    What are some inexpensive school holiday activities?
    It's school holidays coming up and I'm looking for some activities for primary school age kids. Money's tight at the moment but we don't want to stay home for the whole 2 weeks. What are some things we can do?

    • ANSWER:
      Good question! I remember as kids that we'd have to do a lot of helping out around the house before we got to do fun stuff, and it actually made it way more exciting to go and do something! We used to be obsessed with this place called 'Plaster Fun House' where you get to paint a little 3D plaster figure and take it home. I'm pretty sure it wasn't too expensive. As others have mentioned, going on little day trips is always great. Depending on where you live, it could be:
      * a trip to the beach
      * a trip to the snow
      * visiting friends / relatives
      * a picnic
      * a zoo or sanctuary
      * a lake, river, dam, reservoir...
      * rollerskating
      * local library (books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles...)
      * movies (some cinemas are really cheap because they show the 'latest release' movies slightly later than everyone else)

      Plus of course there are lots of great things you can do at home, like
      * craft activities
      * simple baking / cooking
      * spring cleaning (donate to the op shop while you're at it!)
      * games, treasure hunt with clues
      * exercise, fun games, running around
      * imaginative play (maybe with dress ups)
      * having friends over to play or stay the night (this can involve tidying the house, making food, playing games, watching a DVD... could be a good way to spend the day and night!)

      Also, check out your local library and community centre for fun ideas. www.thatsmelbourne.com.au is great if you live in Melbourne!

      Good luck!

  50. QUESTION:
    Is there a way for me to purchase a copy of Paul on dvd to be sent to the US?
    Paul came to dvd and blue ray in the UK last week but I live in America so that is completely bogus in my opinion. It doesn't come to the US until august but I want it right now. I've tried ebay, amazon and even a few UK sites but no one ships it right now to America. I don't know anyone in Europe to buy it and send it to me so I have no idea what to do. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,dear, even if u can buy it from Uk or other europe countries and ship them to the US. Maybe the dvd can not be played because of the dvd region code. Region Code (RC) is a DRM technique developed to allow movie studios to control DVD/Blu-ray releases according to the region, including content, release date, and price. RC is encoded in the DVD/Blu-ray video disc to restrict the area in which it can be played. Hope this information will be helpful for u~ Additionally more details on dvd/blu-ray region code , u can refer to wikipedia


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