There seems to be an unfair growing trend in Blu-ray movie exclusives given to one store, shop or other. I've been digging into this recently and was unsure if WHONA members knew, or if they did, care to alert the rest of us when a particular movie Is released exclusively, so that we won't miss out.
If there are any fans of the original 'Fright Night', it was released on Blu-ray already, and limited to 3000 copies, which unfortunately sold out. The catcher? An Internet website called ScreenArchives.com were given the exclusive rights to sell all 3000 copies.
I love this movie, never heard that it was out on blu-ray, and upset that my chance to own it was lost. I think it's unfair to do this, especially on a website no one really knows about.
ScreenArchives has the exclusive blu-ray release of the 1961 'Mysterious Island' as well. I snagged my copy already. It's also limited to 3000. It's still in stock for fans of this Jules Verne classic.
King Kong (1976) - Another popular movie, released on blu-ray in 2008, has yet to come to America. It's so far only available in France and Australia. I just bought a copy that had 4 left in stock, from an Australian DVD site. There's a disclaimer saying that this movie will no longer be available once quantities are sold out. Other websites have sold out, and they too announce that no more copies will be sold.
The popular Blu-ray movie forum has fans of this movie, that have said this movie is a region free blu-ray release. So you can play it on any blu-ray player if you wish to buy it. You'll find that there's people selling this movie for over 150.00 on eBay, or Amazon.com. The Australian site has it for around $34 USD. With shipping its around $42-$51. USD.
So if any of you know of any other unfair exclusives, please post them, and give us the chance to own these movies.
Any original 'Poseidon Adventure' fans, this movie was released last week as a Walmart exclusive.
'Airplane!' on blu, was released as a Bestbuy exclusive.