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how many copies of serenity dvd are you going to buy?

POSTED BY: SIROSIS
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Monday, November 21, 2005 11:49 AM

SIROSIS


first post ever!

i'm planning on around 10 to make as christmas gifts, and hopefully convert a few more fans.

WHO'S WITH ME!?!?

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Monday, November 21, 2005 12:39 PM

MEIMEIMEG


I am so with you. I already pledged on a different post that I would spend $200 on the DVDs (over a period of a few months). I don't know what I'll do with all of them, since all the friends that would be interested have already been converted and are buying it themselves, but I've got a few ideas. One thing I was thinking of was to send a few copies to the guys from my husband's unit that are in Iraq. (thankfully, my husband isn't over there right now...) They don't have much to do on their free time, and many of them brought personal DVD players. I figure a few copies of Serenity will get spread through there like wildfire. ;)

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Monday, November 21, 2005 1:52 PM

SIROSIS


Quote:

Originally posted by meimeimeg:
I am so with you. I already pledged on a different post that I would spend $200 on the DVDs (over a period of a few months). I don't know what I'll do with all of them, since all the friends that would be interested have already been converted and are buying it themselves, but I've got a few ideas. One thing I was thinking of was to send a few copies to the guys from my husband's unit that are in Iraq. (thankfully, my husband isn't over there right now...) They don't have much to do on their free time, and many of them brought personal DVD players. I figure a few copies of Serenity will get spread through there like wildfire. ;)



that's a terrific idea. i'd like to send a few there myself. where would i get addresses?

i think i'm going to actually buy a lot more than ten and just give to random friends and associates. i figure if the dvd revenue blows up, universal will be more inclined to finance a sequal, and fox might be persuaded to revisit the show. high hopes.

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Monday, November 21, 2005 1:58 PM

CAUSAL


One. Honestly, it's all I need. I have long since given up the idea that I have to personally finance sequels.

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Monday, November 21, 2005 2:09 PM

SIROSIS


Quote:

Originally posted by Causal:
One. Honestly, it's all I need. I have long since given up the idea that I have to personally finance sequels.

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i think i have, too. it's sad, but the more i think about the storyline of the film, the more i'm convinced that it's all over. but because i love the characters and firefly stories so much, i'm still gonna give a bunch away to friends just to expose them to something really cool. i don't have any illusions about that gesture going any further than that.

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Monday, November 21, 2005 2:16 PM

KAZZAHDRANE


One, for myself to watch whenever I need to be reminded that not all films these days are stupid and rubbish.

I think I did all the converting I needed to when I took loads of people to see the film at the cinema. Hopefully a few of them will buy the DVD and then go on to spread the word about it to friends and family :)

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Monday, November 21, 2005 2:16 PM

CHRISISALL


Three; one for me, one for my stepson, and another for me (plan on wearin' out at least one disc).

Chrisisall

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Monday, November 21, 2005 2:24 PM

HJERMSTED


I am buying just one copy of Serenity for myself.

I gifted about fifteen Firefly dvd sets over the past two years. My hope was to spur the recipients on to seeing the film when it came out. Some of them saw the film in the cinema and some did not.

Since I am grassroots guy (not Firefly crutch guy), those who received Firefly dvd sets from me can buy their own copy of Serenity.

Not the response you were expecting, huh?

mattro

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Monday, November 21, 2005 2:39 PM

NWUKSTEVE


Gotta agree with the responses so far. If the browncoat community account for a significant percentage of DVD sales, then the total sales will have been poor. All we can do is try to spread to word, not finance the franchise ourselves.

Having said that, I don't understand how some films have apparently become hits via word-of-mouth but Serenity (at the cinema) did not, given that most people who see the film end up (not surprisingly) enjoying it.

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Monday, November 21, 2005 2:41 PM

SIROSIS


Quote:

Originally posted by Hjermsted:
I am buying just one copy of Serenity for myself.

I gifted about fifteen Firefly dvd sets over the past two years. My hope was to spur the recipients on to seeing the film when it came out. Some of them saw the film in the cinema and some did not.

Since I am grassroots guy (not Firefly crutch guy), those who received Firefly dvd sets from me can buy their own copy of Serenity.

Not the response you were expecting, huh?

mattro



gifted 15 firefly dvd sets! that's very impressive. if i had that kind of flow i'd do that instead. i honestly feel some of the series episodes were far superior to the film.

what is a firefly crutch?

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Monday, November 21, 2005 2:57 PM

HJERMSTED


Quote:

Originally posted by sirosis:


gifted 15 firefly dvd sets! that's very impressive. if i had that kind of flow i'd do that instead. i honestly feel some of the series episodes were far superior to the film.

what is a firefly crutch?



Yeah, I have a lot of friends and family. I gave away a dvd set every two months or so. I was expecting to turn everyone into raging Browncoats like myself but it didn't happen. Spent a lot of my own $$ as you pointed out looking for a result that never arrived.

So now if my friends/family want to see how the Firefly story ends, they'll have to secure their own copies of Serenity.

Hey, but at least some of them made it to see Flightplan while it was on the bigscreen!

mattro



PS: sorry about the bitter.

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Monday, November 21, 2005 3:26 PM

MOOSE


Just one. Then I'll burn some copies for my friends....

KIDDING!!!!!!

I'm getting 11 copies, ten to go with the Firefly boxsets I've gifted out over the years. And it sure makes Christmas shopping a bit easier...

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Monday, November 21, 2005 3:31 PM

FIREFLYDRIVEN


I got 10 copies myself even though I haven't thought out exactly who I am going to give them to, but whatever. All that matters is that ten more copies are sold and Firefly/Serenity gets one step closer to filming again.

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Monday, November 21, 2005 3:42 PM

CAT1620RD


1 and 1 only I am not made of money ya know!
I would buy more but seriously money is an issue here
I'll convert more people using thier money istead of my own feeble amount!

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Monday, November 21, 2005 3:50 PM

MISBEHAVEN


I'm buying three. One for me, and the other two as gifts.

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Monday, November 21, 2005 6:25 PM

MEIMEIMEG


Quote:

Originally posted by fireflydriven:
All that matters is that ten more copies are sold and Firefly/Serenity gets one step closer to filming again.



Great attitude! That's the way I'm trying to think about it. I know that my 10 or so copies aren't about to singlehandedly finance the sequel, but I want to do what I can for the show that I so recently discovered and fell in love with. And for those who haven't had great results in giving away the series or talking it up to friends, the truth is, not everyone is going to get it. But lots of people will, they just need to know about it. I wish someone had told me about it way earlier, so I could have seen the movie more times, and told more people about it before it left. Every single person I did manage to talk into seeing it, though, has loved it enough that they will buy the DVD, and possibly the series, even if only one of them has become as hard-core a fan as I am.

DVD sales do need to be huge, and the best way for people to spread the word is to see it for themselves, so I think we should keep a positive attitude and get as many copies to spread around as we can afford. And if we can't afford to buy very many copies, then let's talk it up big, get them to rent it or lend out our own.

It ain't over til it's over...and it's nowhere near over yet.

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Monday, November 21, 2005 6:27 PM

BROWNTROUSERS


I'm going to buy family\freinds copies too.

-------Huge Fan of:---------
Firefly\Serenity
Farscape
Andromeda (Early Seasons)

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Monday, November 21, 2005 6:35 PM

MEIMEIMEG


that's a terrific idea. i'd like to send a few there myself. where would i get addresses?

i think i'm going to actually buy a lot more than ten and just give to random friends and associates. i figure if the dvd revenue blows up, universal will be more inclined to finance a sequal, and fox might be persuaded to revisit the show. high hopes.


As far as sending some copies to the troops in Iraq, I imagine that there are charitable groups within the military (probably made up of spouses)who take donations for care packages to our soldiers. I don't have any contact info right now, but my husband and I will look into it this week. I was planning on sending a few copies of Serenity directly to my husbands co-workers who are currently deployed, and would be happy to add in a few extras for them to give out to their men, but if several people were interested in donating their copies to our soldiers, it would probably work better to send them through some sort of organization.

I'll let everyone know on this thread (and maybe a new one, as well) what I find out about that. I do know that they would LOVE a great movie to watch...as I said before, they get really bored, and lots of them have DVD players. It would be a great morale boost to some guys (and gals!) who could really use it.

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Monday, November 21, 2005 6:46 PM

URSULA


Probably two, one for watching, one for a gift.

Keep walkin', Preacher Man.

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