After Dark Horror Originals - Release Date (10/28/15) DVD-Rs!?!?

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  1. chrismac87

    chrismac87 Zombie Eater

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    So, here's a kick to the nads - the latest flicks in the After Dark Horror Films cannon have been released quietly on Amazon.com as well as Best Buy. Oh what's the kick you ask?

    They're DVD-Rs. Oh yeah, and they're $20. Oh and there's no features. And the menus are static. The discs also don't have chapter stops...oh wait, yes they do - in 10 minute intervals which is standard for most at home DVD burning software.

    So just the movies on DVD-R for $20...when the streaming versions are in HD are $10 a pop to own. I feel like this is Fox's way of pushing streaming/digital media when all I can see it doing is encouraging people to download these movies illegally.

    No one seems to be making a ruckus about this. So... anyone?

    Here's the links if anyone is interested;

    RE-KILL
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...Code=as2&tag=dnf03-20&linkId=GLSMWS5CHB2SLEUA

    THE WICKED WITHIN
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Wicked-Wi..._sbs_74_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1ZRV85M6ZR4Z5JZMGAB3

    UNNATURAL
    http://www.amazon.com/Unnatural-Jam..._sbs_74_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0NZADMNRGY0S66W4PNFC

    BASTARD
    http://www.amazon.com/Bastard-Ryan-..._sbs_74_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0880J9153GMMJAVTPD07

    MURDER IN THE DARK
    http://www.amazon.com/Murder-The-Da..._sbs_74_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0KNNQYEN5E6GERTMDK6J

    SUSPENSION
    http://www.amazon.com/Suspension-Sc..._UL160_SR112,160_&refRID=1E103CC0A05MJFPM3MW5

    WIND WALKERS
    http://www.amazon.com/Wind-Walkers-..._sbs_74_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=1PZ9E7Q19P4N28ENGE1W

    LUMBERJACK MAN
    http://www.amazon.com/Lumberjack-Ma..._sbs_74_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1GN2PMHHCBST4HM7R9SP
     

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  2. Dobby

    Dobby Well-Known Member

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    Typical everybody is out to make a quick so pathetic.
     
  3. chancetx

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    Jesus, $20 EACH?! $20 for all of them burned would be one thing. I'm surprised Best Buy couldn't come up with some exclusive package. If they can do Best Buy exclusive Blus for $10-12 why not a DVD or Blu set of all the films for $70 or $80?
     
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    very disappointed these are dvd-r's the other after dark films were released as dvds through lionsgate and had menus and special features. fox has totally dropped the ball on the resurrection of the 8 films to die for series. I through a fit when sony quietly released rec 4 as a dvd-r only.$20 is 2 much another thing bestbuy stores aren't even carrying them very odd
     
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    Wow, that is a major disappointment. Glad I didn't pre-order any of them. I had checked Best Buy and Wal-Mart for them yesterday when I went to buy Army Of Darkness and Some Kind Of Hate, and of course didn't see them, so this explains why.

    I had already started a thread for the series, and also posted reviews for the ones I was able to catch on the big screen: http://horrordvds.com/community/threads/8-films-to-die-for-october-16th.47272/

    Fortunately, their VOD fees are super cheap, only $3.99 for HD. I'll probably rent the three I missed this weekend (Suspension, Bastard, and Wind Walkers), then just wait and see if they get overseas blu-ray releases. Germany usually churns this stuff out in hi-def. Definitely not paying $20 each per DVD-R. Didn't really care for Re-Kill, Murder In The Dark, or Wicked Within, so wouldn't be buying those anyway.
     
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    chrismac87 Zombie Eater

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    I had thought there was a thread for these but I didn't see it. Probably should have searched for it but this actually threw me into such a blind rage I didn't even think to look. Shit like this really pisses me off.

    You want fans and general consumers to support releases - yet a major studio does this. At the very least Lionsgate put these on DVD with features and at an affordable price. Not just dumped them onto the cheapest format possible and charged beyond what is now full retail for DVDs. Or what should be rather.
     
  7. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Exactly! Those first few cycles were perfectly done. Sure, quite a few of them left me feeling fairly "meh" but a lot of them ended up purchased for my collection. I'm a sucker for special features as well, so I've really enjoyed the ones I bought.

    But no, trying to lead me away from physical media is not going to work. I would certainly catch them on a streaming service that I am already paying for, but no way am I going to buy a barebones DVD-R unless it's some "minor classic". Could one of these eventually fall into that category? Perhaps. Will I live long enough for that to happen? I doubt it.
     
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    That's pretty pathetic that they're DVD-R's and almost guarantees that stores won't carry them... or at least I've never seen DVD-R releases sold in retail stores.

    I just don't get the logic behind this move really. They won't show up in rental stores or kiosks, and most people are not going to spend $20 each for a DVD-R. Are they just being cheapskates or what?
     

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