Upcoming Shout Factory releases

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  1. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    Got both Alligator movies on order at my record store.
     
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    $30.00 that's not too bad, based on what shout normally charges for blu rays, that's pretty decent. Will see what others are charging because 30 on amazon for you equates to around 50 for me and I won't spend that on this title.
     
  3. satans-sadists

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    Much as I love the film, I wouldn't spend $50.00 on Alligator either.
     
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    I got a question.

    Has Alligator been released already on DVD or anything? Reason I ask is that the specs list an audio commentary with Robert Forster, and well....
     
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    Yes, LionsGate did.
     
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    OK. Makes sense then.

    Forster did a commentary on The Lady in Red, and it was slightly annoying that the moderator kept asking him questions about Quentin Tarantino and Jackie Brown. I mean, I know The Lady in Red is one of QT's favorite films (for good reason, by the way), but I wanted to hear him talk about the movie we were actually watching, ya know?
     
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    Given how expensive it was to collect VHS in the 80s and laserdisc in the 90s, the cost of licensing from rights holders and the creation of HD masters from camera negatives and interpositives, plus the limited appeal of the films in question… NOBODY should be complaining a $30 price tag, even for a single disc! lol

    I remember having VHS catalogs in 1989 where the movies were all $79.95. With inflation that’s more like $180 today! From that perspective $30 is peanuts.
     
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    I started working as a teenager at a video rental store in 1990. We didn't carry a large selection of movies for sale, most were rentals. Customers would often ask about buying videos only for us to give them the bad news. With few exceptions, most newer VHS releases cost anywhere from $79.95 to $89.95. Employees (me included) would usually tell the customer said film was "priced to rent." Some of the customers didn't believe us. Sometimes I would show them the dealer magazines which showed those high prices.
     
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    Yep.

    And to add to that, the number of people buying DVD/Blu-ray/UHD is shrinking every year. It's simple economics of scale. There's probably less than 10,000 people who are going to order Alligator. Whether you want to scan and restore Alligator for 10,000 people or 1,000,000 people, it's still going to cost the same. So, yes, if you want Alligator on physical media it's going to cost you a certain amount.

    When DVD's were cheap and easy I bought a lot and that mindset continued into Blu-ray but as my library of films have grown from a book shelf to covering every wall in my loft I've come to the conclusion that I don't need every film ever. So, I justify my purchases beyond even price points and 1980's Alligator just doesn't make the cut.

    Now, 1979's Alligator with Barbara Bach...
     
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    Who doesn't love Barbara Bach?

    Great Alligator lobby Mexico 1.jpg
     
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    The first new release that I remember being priced to sell direct to the public was Batman for Christmas’89 for $20. Adjusted for inflation that would be roughly $45.
     
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    That was the first movie I ever owned. It was a Christmas gift that same year.
     
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    That honor was given to Godzilla Vs Gigan in my case, but I also got Batman that Christmas, too.
     
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    Plus there's debate over whether it's the correct aspect ratio. The listing says 1:37 but people are saying it should be 1:85. I like to support these limited releases but I can't justify a blind buy on this on. Agree a double feature would have made much more sense
     
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    You also have to factor in buying something else to meet their minimum for free shipping or it really becomes pretty expensive.
     
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    That's definitely a contender for the most often repeated commentary insight - someone remarking that "this is actually one of Quentin Tarantino's favorite films" is second probably only to the classic "keep in mind, this was long before the availability of CGI".
     
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    I love Tarantino's movies, but I feel like he would be irritating to be around.
     
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    Yeah. I'd love ONE NIGHT of drinking with QT, talking movies all night. Then never see him again. I'd hate to be a regular friend of his. He seems like the guy that if you were all hanging out, and someone suggests going out for burgers, he'd hijack the situation and demand you all go to some super secret out of the way restaurant 2 hours away where they do this one special thing to the burgers that no other restaurant does, and when all is said and done you don't even notice the difference.
     

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