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Good Shepherd, Charlotte’s Web, Death of a President, Black Christmas & The Lost Room

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by purplexed, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. purplexed

    purplexed Well-Known Member

    The Good Shepherd

    Charlotte’s Web

    Death of a President

    Black Christmas

    The Lost Room
    All worked fine. (Note Black Christmas is the retail version, so if the rental version is coded different one of the Blockbuster guys will need to chime in. Because it is a Blockbuster rental exclusive.)
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Thank you :clap:
  3. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Well-Known Member

    We should all be interested only in the "Retail" versions....:D
  4. cool_desac

    cool_desac Well-Known Member

    Sony This week

    I honestly believed that The Good Sheperd would be under the umbrella of Sony, but it is not.

    But I found three other dvd's at Wal-mart so far this week. The King Maker, Attack of the Gryphon, and the classic Volver with (mama mia!) Penelope Cruz. All should go through AnyDvd/Dvd Shrink like a shot, or through AnyDvd/CloneDvd2 for that matter. However, including the Director's comments with the encoding should stretch the time to another 10 minutes.

    This movies are in contrast withj last week's wherein Sony initiated a new challenge to backing up with the introduction of the "padding up" system. A lot of meaningless files are incorporated in the movie to fool the encoders that they are in effect reading repeated or redundant clusters, and thereby dismissing the disc as dirty or scratched. Anyway, it should take a fast enough reader/burner to skip through these dead-end sectors, otherwise the picture will momentarily freeze.
    There should be media coming out that are 18x capable.

    Sony got carried away with this padding method that in Rocky Balboa, there are more trash files than the movie files. But this did lead away some encoders.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2007
  5. purplexed

    purplexed Well-Known Member

    The ones I listed are retail versions. But let's face it not everyone is buying the original DVD's and backing them up. I simply said what I said just incase the rental version is different. Since I do not back up "rental versions" I do not know.
  6. LEGIN27

    LEGIN27 Well-Known Member

    To my knowledge, you can't order BlockBuster exclusive titles for rental through DVD distributors....I frequent and know personally two owners of private or mom & pop DVD rental retailers and they cannot get them (Block Buster exclusive titles) before the actual release dates. So if you own a store your distributor can't send you those exclusives. They have to be purchased privately and sold retail only (says the law?). This does not mean mom & pop rental locations will not rent them if they choose to purchase them, it just means they're not suppose to. So, I can understand anyone not wanting to give away they're retail connection. Hey it's so bad that mom & pop stores are purchasing the exclusives from BlockBuster covering the logo with stickers and renting them which is really strange cause after the retail release date they could just purchase them from any DVD distributor or retail location. One guy told me BlockBuster does this last minute and snipes the titles of their choosing meaning without warning a given shipment to a mom & pop retailer is all the sudden shortened and the bad news is from the DVD retailer is Ohhh? those titles are exclusive rentals through BlockBuster......daaaaamn...oh well.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2007
  7. cool_desac

    cool_desac Well-Known Member

    Some do, some don't

    The titles Half Nelson and Lies and Alibis both go through AnyDvd/Shrink.

    Lies and Alibis don't burn, though.

    Maybe AnyDvd/Clonedvd2 can burn it. If anybody tried please let me know. Time to buy Clonedvd2 if it does burn after it.

    Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD
    SONY DVD RW DRU-810A 1.0D OCT19 ,2005
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 2084960 sectors (4072 MBytes)
    Total size: 4169920 sectors (8144 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: LIES_AND_ALIBIS
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is locked to region(s): 1!

    RCE protection not found.
    DVD structure appears to be correct.
    Found & removed structural copy protection (Arccos, Puppetlock)!
    Found & removed error zones between files!
    Found & removed bogus title set!
    Found & removed Autorun from Video DVD!
    Found & removed 6 bad sector protections!
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

    Pssst!---blockbuster sells them, too. Pre-orders are accepted. But Walmart sells them cheaper!
    But you're right in that there are specific exclusive titles. Not many, though, and these are mostly exclusive for rent.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2007
  8. cool_desac

    cool_desac Well-Known Member

    I do not believe Black Christmas is a blockbuster exclusive, simply because you have it already and blockbuster has to wait another week or two before they put it on the shelves.

    I think blockbuster has something like a line of "award" movies, or "holiday", or prize movies or something, on special shelves. These are their exclusives. Most, if not all, are foreign made.

    And naturally, these movies are not hits.

    The only dvd I rented from these special shelves is that one titled "Water".:doh:
  9. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Purplexed has stated that he owns a video store; he gets stock before the average customer has access to anything.
    2. Purplexed has stated that he's showing retail disc information--and not rental information.
    3. It's not known whether Purplexed owns a rental store, nor is he obliged to tell anyone if he doesn't want to.
  10. purplexed

    purplexed Well-Known Member

    Let me just say this, "Blockbuster Exclusive" means legally you can not rent... I repeat... RENT movies for a store that is not Blockbuster.

    I do not offer rental copies of The Protector, Harsh Times, Shut up and Sing, School for Scoundrels, Black Christmas etc etc etc.... But I do offer these titles for retail sales.

    How is this determined? I know that Blockbuster (obviously) offers the biggest rental chain in the nation, so they do have leverage, they are contracted to offer X amount of titles throughout the year. in this method.

    X amount of tier one titles... The Protector, School for scoundrels.. etc..
    X amount of tier two titles... Shut up and sing, Black Christmas... etc...
    X amount of tier three titles... Harsh times.. etc..etc..

    But for those who say that you can only get blockbuster exclusives from blockbuster....

    Buy it from here:
    Harsh Times
    The Protector
    Black Christmas

    What is the difference? not much I suppose... besides Blockbuster brands their covers and I hear that DVDs as well with their logo.

    So in closing... You can get "exclusive" titles... if you buy them elsewhere...


    enjoy this info.
  11. cool_desac

    cool_desac Well-Known Member

    OK, I understand now----RENT is exclusively for blockbuster. You cannot rent any movie from any other store if it is not a rental store.

    This is not fair in that blockbuster also sell movies. However, as you say, stores not renting movies have their own exclusives, mostly that they do have first option to secure movies for sale before it goes for rent.

    Which is why you have Black Christmas before any rental store does.

    FYI, my community must be video crazy. There are 4 video stores and 3 video rental stores within 4 blocks of each other. And they are thriving.
  12. cool_desac

    cool_desac Well-Known Member


    Festival Collection is what blockbuster names its special shelf.

    the dvd's on this shelf is supposedly exclusive.
  13. purplexed

    purplexed Well-Known Member

    Black Christmas is not released to the public yet... I simple "Buy" a copy of these movies for my collection..

    I said "buy" because I own the shop, so there is no money exchange.. I simply give myself a copy of the movies I want.
  14. cool_desac

    cool_desac Well-Known Member

    OOOPS! I forgot to try AnyDvd/Recode2. Please wait. I gotta buy more blank media.

    AnyDvd/Recode2 does not back up either. It even failed in the compilation process. You don't need a log of this attempt now, do you?
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2007
  15. cool_desac

    cool_desac Well-Known Member

    Bully for you!

    Hey, I sure would like to own a video store, too. If I had your kind of money!

    (How much S&H do you charge to ship hard to find titles to me. My addy is listed here)
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2007
  16. tsquare43

    tsquare43 New Member

    Maybe I'm not reading this exactly right. You say it hasn't been released to the public yet, but I saw Black Christmas on the shelf at Block Busters last night. Are you saying it has been released for rental, but I can't buy it retail (i.e., Wal-Mart) yet?
  17. RAMROD

    RAMROD Well-Known Member

    its suppose to be exclusive too block buster only

    yet netflix has it
  18. purplexed

    purplexed Well-Known Member

    It was released on 4/3/07. Which was days after I said it was not released for the public.
  19. cool_desac

    cool_desac Well-Known Member

    I'll have to check out the blockbuster stores regarding this info, tsquare43.

    Perhaps you are in a different country.

    Where are you in?

    Me? I must be in a DUH country!:doh: I can't find anything around here!
  20. cool_desac

    cool_desac Well-Known Member