Amazon Creating Virtual Petitions For DVDs Of Old

from the vote-now,-vote-often dept

Adam Barr writes “If you are sitting around waiting for your favorite TV show to be released on DVD, may be able to help. If you go to the listing for “Miami Vice”, as an example, it informs you that the title is not currently being produced and lets you submit your email for notification if it ever is; but more interestingly, it states: “You’ll also be voting for this release; we’ll let the studio know how many customers are waiting for this title.” So by expressing interest you are effectively signing a petition at the same time. “

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Anonymous Coward says:

Excellent! Let's pick the worst of the worst

Maybe its the mischievous little kid in me, but that makes me want to look up the worst videos/shows in the world and “sign the petition for them”. With a fake ID, naturally.

“I don’t understand, Bill, we had 30,000 requests for ‘The Best of Bea Arthur’, but sales are in the toilet…”

Anonymous Coward says:

Old TV Shows on DVD

I think companies with the rights to all these TV shows are finding that there is HUGE demand for these season DVD sets but I can’t help wondering why many older popular tv shows like Magnum PI aren’t available but a recent tv commercial informed me that I can now get the entire first season of the Anna Nicole Smith Show on DVD. Clearly someone somewhere needs a swift kick in the head.

thecaptain says:

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Personally I love the idea of my old favorites on DVD. My SO and I find that we purchase a lot more of these series (CSI, MASH, Law & Order, Simpsons etc…) than actual DVD movies. Sometimes the pricetag is a bit high (2-4 times that of a movie) but you get a full season of shows to watch WHENEVER you want, and NO commercials. I’m getting ready to cancel cable at this point.

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