mkiker2089 wrote:I wouldn't have thought it was that bad. Perhaps his distributor is too small?
Dimwitted wrote:mkiker2089 wrote:I wouldn't have thought it was that bad. Perhaps his distributor is too small?
I wish. Scarily they're the largest in Canada. EOne. Not only do they distribute but also make movies too. A rather big fish in a small pond.
Dimwitted wrote:Bah! I was cut off.
The Wal-marts near me suck. Unless it comes in those cardboard PoP displays it will never make it to the floor. OTOH the dvd section is wonderful. Aggravating!
Is this a function of our market? This is why I did the post in the first place. I'm in a bedroom community in S. Ontario. Poor penetration of BR? I might have thought so except of the distributor data. There's not that many indies around here. Is this a larger problem? As it stands now WE are the market for BR. Yes, the Verdict crowd is fractured, diverse and separated geographically but I betcha we buy a substantial portion of our local market in these trying times. Dave out in Winnipeg maybe keeping a single store in BR business with his buying habits as scary as that seems.
The problem is that, as the WB guy alluded to referencing the catalogue BR titles, if there isn't enough traction in the market then anything but new releases, dies. No remastering programs, nifty special features or good pricing on classics. With Blockbuster scewed up, how many copies do you think the marketplace will absorb? I certainly can see the time when a release is download/stream only. And that would suck.
I know that finding the interesting or unusual will become harder especially small market like Canada. I was gratified that I bought a copy of Winter's Bone and The Good, the Bad and the Weird. It may be the only time I'll ever see them again.
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