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What DVD is no more

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by graham.myers, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. graham.myers

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    Here's a news item lifted from DVD Times....


    Future Publishing's contribution to the DVD magazine market, What DVD, is to close. One of the first DVD magazines on the shelves, What DVD unfortunately has struggled to find it's market and the team working on the magazine have been now been told to stop working on the Christmas issue.

    The last issue will be the December issue - number 45. However, this should already be on the shelves so don't expect to see any more out there. The team at What DVD didn't get a chance to let their readers know of the magazine's demise so have asked us to put up this news item to let their online readers know what's happened...

    Here's the full email I received:


    "Yes, it's true: What DVD is no more. We have been told to stop work on our Christmas issue with immediate effect, so the December issue currently on the shelves - number 45, with the "Eight Legged Freak" Tobey Maguire/Spider-Man cover - is the last issue that will appear.

    Frankly, we worked our backsides off to produce what we still believe was the best specialist DVD magazine available, but we just weren't selling enough copies every month to remain profitable. Future Publishing therefore decided to pull the plug.

    This news has been a bolt from the blue, and we didn't have a chance to tell our loyal readers, so we'd like to take this opportunity to let you and, by extension, them, know what's happened, and to thank everyone for their support.

    All the best

    Rob, Mark, Antony and Rachel @ What DVD"


    -- end of news item ----

    And I thought this was one of the better ones
     
  2. juboy

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    Not surprised. I can never quite understand why there are about 6 mags reviewing DVDs when I venture in to Smiths.

    Sure, there's room for 3 or 4 hardware review mags (even though most seem to be compilations of other mags) but how many different reviews of 'Monsters Inc.' do you really need to read... and that's on top of the two million (free) online ones.
     
  3. graham.myers

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    I must admit I read the online reviews - such as dvdtimes et al nowadays since we have a good speed link here at work.
     
  4. juboy

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    I find dvdfile.com is hard to beat. Extra kudos to them for not taking the lazy route and simply slagging Hellraiser: Hellseeker without even watching it (as I'm sure many will).

    Their reviews are always in-depth and informative.
     
  5. Stuart Wright

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    I really don't believe that there are many internet enabled people who buy DVD magazines for the DVD reviews.
    There's no point since all the reviews have already been online for weeks.
    The exceptions are the more specialist DVDs which don't interest the popular websites.

    I remember when What DVD first came out, it was so appauling that I created a spoof website in my lunch hour.
     
  6. juboy

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    And thus www.totaldvd.net was born :D
     
  7. buns

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    i agree with spectre. I used to buy magazines for reviews, but i find it far more informative to go online and look. It costs less too!

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    Wow I saw Robs name at the bottom of the email. Is that Rob Mead? I remember when he used to do Amiga Format. :D
     
  9. graham.myers

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    Happy days.

    the Tutunkamun demo on an Amiga :)
     
  10. Sgt.Colon

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    man I loved my Amiga. Cannon Fodder. What a top game. Sensible Software. What a spanking team they were.
     
  11. James45

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    you can't have an Amiga conversation without mentioning the Bitmap Brothers. Ah... Chaos Engine, Speedball 2. those were the days
     
  12. Sgt.Colon

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    Oh yeah speedball 2. That was good. Not Cannon Fodder but still good :D
     
  13. buns

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    I missed out on the old amiga.......had an atari instead, much less fun unfortunately! Though there were some good fun games! ah, memories! :D

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  14. graham.myers

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    I was waiting for I love my St520fm post.

    At least you didn't mention the alleged superior sound;)
     

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