Warner Home Video has announced that the Blu-ray edition of the New Line movie 'Boogie Nights' –Paul Thomas Anderson's exploration of the milieu of adult cinema in the 1970s–, which had been released as a Best Buy exclusive (see blu-ray.com, December 6, 2009), will be available to buy from all retailers on January 19 (the same day the 'Magnolia' BD hits store shelves).
'Boogie Nights' has already been reviewed by blu-ray.com reviewer Casey Broadwater. Click here for the review.
As the reviewer notes, there's an error on the back of the case, which claims the disc also includes Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes in English, German, Latin Spanish, and Castilian Spanish. The only audio options available on the disc, however, are the English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix and the two commentary tracks.
Dunno why, but I couldn't wait either, had the urge to watch it during Xmas break. Was worth it (considering all the great prices I was getting on just about everything else at the time ). Nice blu-ray. May have to give Magnolia another chance.
Yes! I hate exclusives. I refuse to buy exclusives and I will never purchase a title from a store that paid to be the exclusive seller of that title. Time for competitive pricing, but rest assured, I'll never buy this title from Best Buy.
Quote: "Children of the Corn was like $12 a couple weeks after it stopped being an exclusive title."
@ckenisell: I am with you on this one.
I hate to sound like 'told you so', but now it seems that people are slowly getting to understand what I have been telling well over a year ago, and you see it happening more-and-more, as long as nothing changes. Exclusivity means no competition, means higher prices to be paid by the consumer. This (temporary) monopoly mis-use is not in the advantage of the customer in the long run, and is therefore illegal in most countries around the world.
As long as nobody stands up for himself (organized, or in a party) and as long as there is no governmental body to protect the consumer from power mis-uses, nothing is going to change and, in fact, companies will try to exploit more-and-more. In Europe there are quite a few (semi)governmental bodies like the one that the famous Neelie Kroes from the EU is representing (ask Micro$oft), and several market-specific associations with a few very active lawyers. Has't the time come that consumers in the US start to unite and form groups like the 'consumers association of ...', or start sending letters to their (local) parties?
This is all my opinion, of course, and just my $0.02 in trying to help us all here (in the long run).
I would like to buy this but, I have to wait for a sub $20 price tag. I refuse to pay $25 for any release based on principle not because I'm a cheap ass. Catalog titles even if new to HD should retail for $15. New titles should be $20 or less in my opinion.