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silenthill4

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« on: 04-16-2003 18:51 »

Just wondering because the U.S. has to wait an extra couple months to get the DVDs.
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 04-16-2003 19:15 »

Couple of months? Try 14.

The short answer: money.

The slightly longer answer: FOX want to make as much money on Futurama as possible. And that means syndication. Releasing the DVD's earlier would greatly reduce the value of syndication deals. Stations like CN wouldn't pay 10 million dollar if the show was available on DVD's before the deal was signed.
The Knux Bender

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« Reply #2 on: 04-16-2003 22:49 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2003 22:49 »

That just sucks.  Screw Fox.  They didn't sell the thing in the first place.  They really don't deserve the money.  But thats how the crap falls sometimes.


Hmmmmmmm.......all-region dvd player......hmmmm.  The only thing is I don't have British pounds just lying around for the imported DVD's from the U.K..
Grim

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« Reply #3 on: 04-16-2003 23:21 »

If u buy on credit card u can buy them in whatever currency u want, I know that I paid in AUD (australian dollars)
The Knux Bender

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« Reply #4 on: 04-16-2003 23:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
If u buy on credit card u can buy them in whatever currency u want, I know that I paid in AUD (australian dollars)

And what if there is no credit card?

Grim

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« Reply #5 on: 04-16-2003 23:48 »

cheque?

get a credit card?

take a holiday to europe?

make good friends with some of the europeans on this board and maybe they'll buy it and mail it to u (if u pay them first?)
Smitty

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« Reply #6 on: 04-17-2003 10:41 »

The alternative answer to the topic question is because we're so much better than you  :D
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 04-19-2003 08:17 »

I thought about posting something similar, but then realised it goes without saying.
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #8 on: 04-19-2003 14:13 »

<David Cohen> Take that, Americans! </DXC>
Gocad

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« Reply #9 on: 04-19-2003 14:52 »
« Last Edit on: 04-19-2003 14:52 »

Old World beats New World ... again?
The Knux Bender

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« Reply #10 on: 04-19-2003 22:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
Old World beats New World ... again?


Eh,....screw the Europeans.  Next time a war over there starts, lets nuke them.  Aww, lets just nuke the French government buildings.  Better use than Nelson Muntz's "nuke the whales" I guess.  ;)

Blast, where are those faces?    :laff:  Ah, better quote than quickpost.  I get the faces shown like that.  Quickpost kinda sucks like that
Kristi
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« Reply #11 on: 04-20-2003 02:14 »

Quickpost doesn't suck if you know what to type for the smilies. Like this:  :p
Gocad

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« Reply #12 on: 04-20-2003 03:37 »

Or use the "Reply" button, like I should have done...
Tweek

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« Reply #13 on: 04-20-2003 05:08 »

I think we've covered this enough already.

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