People who got the freebie might have been surprised to find out it was simply a copy of this commercial.
|Caminante Nocturno |
Just in case your first copy breaks, it's good to have an emergency backup for your weekly Sinbad parties.
|Billy the Poet |
That's pretty much what your video store used to pay for tapes.
That's a great deal if it comes with 8 litres of Vodka... just enough to make Sinbad funny.
|WHO WANTS DESSERT |
Back then VHS tapes were over $100, nowadays you can get new releases for $15 and people are so entitled they pirate movies because skipping the previews is too much inconvenience for them.
Depends of the dvd, some let you do it, others wont.
In college I worked at a video store during the last days of VHS, and I can tell you that even as of 2003-4, some VHS copies still cost around $100 to $150 each. Especially if the tapes were out of print. See, video stores are required to buy tapes with special licensing or some such on them, containing certain previews. They aren't the same tapes you get at Wal-Mart. This was theoretically why stores had to pay so damn much for each tape.
It was always a thrill for me when someone lost a tape and they came to the store, expecting to pay around $20 to replace it, and I'd have to tell them they owe $150 for the lost copy of Curly Sue. Then I'd laugh and laugh and laugh.
I believe new release DVD are cheaper for video stores, but still pretty bad. You might still pay $40-$60 per disc, depending on the movie and the distributor.
Is it possible that this ad was actually targeting rental stores? Why else would they be shilling two copies of the same tape?
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