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Jek Porky 2002
07-24-2002, 05:07 PM
This is a really silly question but, which day of the weak do Videos get released in America? Over here it's on a Monday, makes sense with it being the first day of the week, but when I go shopping on American web-sites, the release dates are for Tuesdays and whenever a Star Wars film is released we always get it a day before.

wedgeA
07-24-2002, 05:13 PM
Correct, it is "officially" every Tuesday. Our local Tower Video extends their Monday hours by about a quarter past midnight to allow people to get them that night without breaking street date.

darthvyn
07-24-2002, 05:26 PM
yeah, that's a common practice, i think across the chain. i used to work at tower, (thank the maker i didn't have to work the night shift on mondays!!!) and i'm pretty sure they all have the "midnight madness" every monday, at least the mondays where there's something big coming out the next day...

Beast
07-24-2002, 05:27 PM
Yep, our DVD/VHS get released on Tuesdays. Occassionally they will release one on a different day, just to make it a big deal. I believe the last one was Shrek that was released on a Friday. The next one is Spider-Man which will be released Friday Nov. 1st, so that people can pick it up after midnight on Halloween night. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Jek Porky 2002
07-24-2002, 05:38 PM
I've just remembered that when Harry Potter was released, it came out on a Saturday, this was only because all the kids where off school and they tried to milk as much money as they could from it.

QLD
07-24-2002, 07:06 PM
They used to come out on Fridays until about 1994. I believe they moved the date to Tuesday, because if they were all rented on Friday, there were very few in the store during the rental stores busiest days, Sat and Sun. With them going out Tuesday, it gets most of them back before the weekend.

Forhekset
07-24-2002, 09:28 PM
All I know is, there's 3 DVDs I'm gonna be buying in the coming months without even reading any reviews of them or anything:

Spider-Man
the "Deluxe" edition of LOTR
and AOTC

Now if Ridley Scott would just finish up whatever he's doing to Blade Runner and release the new superspecial ultimate edition or whatever the heck they're gonna call it.

JediTricks
07-25-2002, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by Quite-Long Dong
They used to come out on Fridays until about 1994. I believe they moved the date to Tuesday, because if they were all rented on Friday, there were very few in the store during the rental stores busiest days, Sat and Sun. With them going out Tuesday, it gets most of them back before the weekend. I worked in and managed video stores in California and Arizona from '91 to '94 and it was almost always Thursdays, NEVER on Fridays.

QLD
07-25-2002, 01:08 AM
JediTricks.....I did too, and I meant Thursday, it was so long ago w hen I did that, that for some reason Thursday sounded wrong. But my initial thought was Thursday, which you stated. Thank you.