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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #180 on: Nov 14, 2006, 06:32 PM »
I sent them this letter:

Greetings.

A review posted on Amazon.com for the Collectors Edition of BBM (slated to be available on January 2007) has alerted me and many fans on the deficiencies of the said edition.  Specifically, it seems that there is very little additional material relative to the original DVD release. Also, no deleted scenes are included, and no commentary is available.

I urge you to address these deficiencies if there is yet time.  I, for one, would be greatly disappointed if the Amazon review turns out to be accurate.

I have loved and enjoyed this film from the onset -- loved it enough to spend about 7000.00 USD on BBM-related material and on original film props at the various auctions. This film has attracted a faithful and very discerning following.  I trust that you will not disappoint us.



Thanks for this, Thomas, because I didn't want to email Universal until I knew exactly what the "deficiencies" are.  All our posts were flying fast and furiously, and I didn't quite get what was on the new edition, supposedly, compared with what was on the original one.  So thanks.

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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #181 on: Nov 14, 2006, 06:39 PM »
kathy, I suspect that the reviewer is telling the truth.  If he/she is a liar, then we should at least alert Universal about an inaccurate review that could harm sales.

I think they should know by now that BBM fans don't like second-best.



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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #182 on: Nov 15, 2006, 01:42 PM »
I sent them this letter:


Thanks TPE!
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« Reply #183 on: Nov 15, 2006, 02:57 PM »
Just received this reply from Universal:

Dear Kristin,

Thank you for contacting Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  We strive to provide the highest standard in product quality and customer care.

We value all input from our customers, and your comments regarding our upcoming "Brokeback Mountain," Collector's Edition DVD release will be forwarded to the appropriate department.

Again, thank you.  We appreciate your interest and your input, and we hope that you will enjoy future Universal releases.

   
Sincerely,

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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #184 on: Nov 15, 2006, 03:32 PM »
carbyville, I received the exact same reply just now...

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« Reply #185 on: Nov 15, 2006, 04:14 PM »
carbyville, I received the exact same reply just now...

Canned response. We could have guessed that. We'll see if anything is actually done, I guess.

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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #186 on: Nov 15, 2006, 04:42 PM »
Lets hope the message gets through. As BBM consumers we are more than happy to part with money to get good quality BBM products.
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« Reply #187 on: Nov 15, 2006, 05:03 PM »
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Canned response. We could have guessed that. We'll see if anything is actually done, I guess.

Yup, typical customer service copy and paste bullsh*t.  Instead of ordering it, I'll purchase it at a store so I could read the stuff on the cover.  Collection pictures and postcards I have already loads of them so I could pass.
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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #188 on: Nov 15, 2006, 05:29 PM »
carbyville, I received the exact same reply just now...

I got that message too today.

Let's keep the pressure up on them folks  Please contact Universal ASAP using the link below!  &**)

http://www.universalstudios.com/homepage/html/contact_us/contact_form.cgi?email_id=10

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« Reply #189 on: Nov 15, 2006, 05:32 PM »
Thanks Saul and : carbyville.

I haven't gotten my canned response yet.  ;)




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« Reply #190 on: Nov 15, 2006, 05:35 PM »
Thanks Saul and : carbyville.

I haven't gotten my canned response yet.  ;)





There is still hope

Maybe a petition is in order or something to that effect?

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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #191 on: Nov 15, 2006, 05:37 PM »
If they get bombarded with so many comments, they may relent -- else, they will prepare a Collector's Collector's Edition...


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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #192 on: Nov 15, 2006, 05:43 PM »
If they get bombarded with so many comments, they may relent -- else, they will prepare a Collector's Collector's Edition...



I'll write somthing tomorrow. I need to think up the right wording. I am in on this campaign.
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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #193 on: Nov 15, 2006, 05:57 PM »
If they get bombarded with so many comments, they may relent -- else, they will prepare a Collector's Collector's Edition...



That's my outlook, too. Number one priority is sales, can't deny that. If they get enough concerned emails from fans stating they are disappointed with their product and will not be buying it, it is very possible that they will look to redeem themselves. We just need to keep at it one way or another, perhaps by sending follow up emails asking for the status of our inquiries or something like that. Don't let them forget about us!

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« Reply #194 on: Nov 15, 2006, 05:59 PM »
Give them an earful, Saul!

carbyville., I do think the canned response has a positive side to it.  They must have gotten so much email about this that it required a canned message!!!!!  :)


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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #195 on: Nov 15, 2006, 06:02 PM »
Give them an earful, Saul!

carbyville., I do think the canned response has a positive side to it.  They must have gotten so much email about this that it required a canned message!!!!!  :)



Precisely! It's a step ahead, no doubt about it but like you said we need enough ammo to make them relent before they think WE have. I am going to give it a little while and see if there are any developments and then I am going to re-email them asking if anything is being done. Stating that I'd like to know because I really do not plan on buying a product I am already unhappy with.

Yes, I am going with the "pain in the a$$ approach" ;)

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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #196 on: Nov 15, 2006, 06:08 PM »
If they get bombarded with so many comments, they may relent -- else, they will prepare a Collector's Collector's Edition...



That's my outlook, too. Number one priority is sales, can't deny that. If they get enough concerned emails from fans stating they are disappointed with their product and will not be buying it, it is very possible that they will look to redeem themselves. We just need to keep at it one way or another, perhaps by sending follow up emails asking for the status of our inquiries or something like that. Don't let them forget about us!

Not to be a fly in the ointment....on the forum we are true BBM fans, but a lot of people have not seen BBM (many more people HAVE NOT seen BBM than have seen it).  I personally know a lot of people who wouldn't go to the movie theater or even rent BBM. 

BBM has been on Pay-Per-View in the States, now, however, in the States, BBM will be shown on regular cable television by the end of this year.  A lot of people who wouldn't see the movie in the theater will now be able to watch it in the comfort/privacy of their homes without anyone knowing.  And, A LOT of new BBM fans will be born.  I think that those are the ones that the Collector's DVD will be targeting.

One good thing will come from BBM being on regular cable and the release of the new Collector's DVD, MORE new people will find this forum.
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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #197 on: Nov 15, 2006, 06:20 PM »

That's my outlook, too. Number one priority is sales, can't deny that. If they get enough concerned emails from fans stating they are disappointed with their product and will not be buying it, it is very possible that they will look to redeem themselves. We just need to keep at it one way or another, perhaps by sending follow up emails asking for the status of our inquiries or something like that. Don't let them forget about us!

Not to be a fly in the ointment....on the forum we are true BBM fans, but a lot of people have not seen BBM (many more people HAVE NOT seen BBM than have seen it).  I personally know a lot of people who wouldn't go to the movie theater or even rent BBM. 

BBM has been on Pay-Per-View in the States, now, however, in the States, BBM will be shown on regular cable television by the end of this year.  A lot of people who wouldn't see the movie in the theater will now be able to watch it in the comfort/privacy of their homes without anyone knowing.  And, A LOT of new BBM fans will be born.  I think that those are the ones that the Collector's DVD will be targeting.

One good thing will come from BBM being on regular cable and the release of the new Collector's DVD, MORE new people will find this forum.

I saw the regular edition in the store today for $13 US currency. If you take a new fan and show them both DVDs, one for $13 and one for maybe $10 more, odds are they're going to want to know why one costs more. If a new fan sees "Collector's Edition" they're going to expect collector's edition features. The package currently put together does not warrant the term "Collector's Edition".  "Deluxe" maybe, but certainly not Collector's.  Collector's editions are filled with hours of new footage, features, music, the works. Some even have alternate endings (not saying BBM should, just stating a point).

I think they only way that the Collector's Edition will sell is if they removed the regular edition from shelves and gave new BBM fans no choice but to purchase that one. People are still going to buy the Collector's Edition of course, but I do believe there will be many missed sales because of the lack of solid new features.

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« Reply #198 on: Nov 15, 2006, 08:43 PM »
I just sent my email to them.  :)
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« Reply #199 on: Nov 16, 2006, 03:30 PM »
Today I heard that fans of Lord of the Rings (not my cup of tea) are getting a special DVD release with a whopping 4 1/2 hours of new material!

Now this is the business. Surely they could put something together for u BBM fans too.
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« Reply #200 on: Nov 16, 2006, 03:55 PM »
Today I heard that fans of Lord of the Rings (not my cup of tea) are getting a special DVD release with a whopping 4 1/2 hours of new material!

Now this is the business. Surely they could put something together for u BBM fans too.

That is my point exactly, Saul.

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« Reply #201 on: Nov 16, 2006, 06:19 PM »
Today I heard that fans of Lord of the Rings (not my cup of tea) are getting a special DVD release with a whopping 4 1/2 hours of new material!
Now this is the business. Surely they could put something together for u BBM fans too.

whoo hoo!!! Totally off topic but  &**)

Now back to topic:

I got The same response from them- the subject line of the email was weird: RE: Brokeback Mountain Collector - Please rethink Inquiry # 61647 Please rethink what?  :s)
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« Reply #202 on: Nov 16, 2006, 07:17 PM »
Today I heard that fans of Lord of the Rings (not my cup of tea) are getting a special DVD release with a whopping 4 1/2 hours of new material!
Now this is the business. Surely they could put something together for u BBM fans too.

whoo hoo!!! Totally off topic but  &**)

Now back to topic:

I got The same response from them- the subject line of the email was weird: RE: Brokeback Mountain Collector - Please rethink Inquiry # 61647 Please rethink what?  :s)

The subject line on mine was "RE: Brokeback Mountian Coll Edition - meatier version   Inquiry # 61502"

Meatier, huh?  ;D

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Re: BBM Collectors Edition:*To Be Released Jan 23rd 2007*
« Reply #203 on: Nov 16, 2006, 07:20 PM »
mine says: RE: Brokeback Mountain Collector - Negative talk Inquiry # 61494

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« Reply #204 on: Nov 16, 2006, 07:32 PM »
mine says: RE: Brokeback Mountain Collector - Negative talk Inquiry # 61494

I should send them another one just to see what fortune cookie reply subject I get back.

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« Reply #205 on: Nov 16, 2006, 08:19 PM »
I think they may be categorizing them- negative reaction to collectors editon; wants more; and mine may mean for them to rethink the edition they are putting out? I told them I already own 4 copies of the original and what I would like to see and even if they gave us deleted scenes now and different bonus features and later on decided to come out with an ultimate DVD or an extended edition of the film that the Brokie faithful would buy it. I also informed them that they missed the boat on not putting out merchandise for us to collect.  :)
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« Reply #206 on: Nov 16, 2006, 11:23 PM »

I should send them another one just to see what fortune cookie reply subject I get back.

 :8  :8

These are indeed bizarre.  When I read the first post, I thought maybe LJN had put that in her subject line and they were just repeating it in their response.  But then I read the other ones.  Someone is having fun summarizing our requests regarding this new edition.

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« Reply #207 on: Nov 16, 2006, 11:26 PM »
I think they may be categorizing them- negative reaction to collectors editon; wants more; and mine may mean for them to rethink the edition they are putting out? I told them I already own 4 copies of the original and what I would like to see and even if they gave us deleted scenes now and different bonus features and later on decided to come out with an ultimate DVD or an extended edition of the film that the Brokie faithful would buy it. I also informed them that they missed the boat on not putting out merchandise for us to collect.  :)

And remember I was being happy that BBM wasn't a "collectibles" thing, since I went too overboard with Star Trek.  (Boy do those people know how to merchandize the hell out of the franchise and know that the fans are crazy with their money.)  I'm sure they just never imagined what a phenomenon it was going to be. 

I want Ennis and Jack action figures!  Removable clothes, posable.

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« Reply #208 on: Nov 16, 2006, 11:57 PM »
I was looking at the numbers from the subject lines. Is it possible they got 61,000+ messages? ;D I doubt it but if they started the numbering with 61 (perhaps for BBM?) and then added the number of the reply we are at over 600. Does that make any sense?  ;D
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« Reply #209 on: Nov 17, 2006, 12:10 AM »
I was looking at the numbers from the subject lines. Is it possible they got 61,000+ messages? ;D I doubt it but if they started the numbering with 61 (perhaps for BBM?) and then added the number of the reply we are at over 600. Does that make any sense?  ;D

Good point, I wonder how that numbering system works.  :s)