The Greatest American Hero is another show that got the "licensing" treatment. Luckily, before I bought the DVDs when they came out, I bought a set of the series from someone who video-taped the original. I may have to transfer those tapes to digital at some point.
It would only even out if you changed your order, or they changed their prices from time to time. If you always went there for a donut and coffee and it cost $2.22 and received $2.20 every time, you'd be short a dime by the end of the workweek.
Of course the best way to save on the name-brand blades, yes I do use Gillete's Fusion Power and blades, is to take care of them intensively. After every shave, I clean my blades in 70% alcohol. I buy a 16pk of blades and can use 1 blade for 6 months. I'm sure I can go longer, but I figure using 2 a year is enough. Even if you changed them as often as you should change your toothbrush (you do change it every 3 months, don't you) you're still ahead of the game in price and value!
I'd like to take the job as the 3rd party reviewer. Since I won't know what is/isn't a violation, I'll call Viacom whenever a new video is uploaded (about 1 million per day) and ask them to verify it.
I'll charge $500 per video review/call. I'm sure I can make some good cash before they give up.
Just playing devil's advocate here:
Is it possible that the box office had a "record year" is that they've upped their prices again? Granted, because of that less people would go to the theater and with the shortened window would rather just wait it out and put the money towards the DVD/BR.
Depending on how the theaters raised their prices, they could have still made just as much money or more, but their attendance was actually less.