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Serenity DVD and new marketing models

I meant to post this weeks ago, so anyone who's interested probably already knows, but here's what the case for the Serenity DVD (December 20th!) looks like:
Serenity DVD

On a somewhat related front, I don't think that TV as we now know it is going away anytime soon, but I think that its days of being the exclusive distribution mechanism for program-length episodic shows are numbered. Actually, it could be argued that they're already over, thanks to season box sets on DVD and episodes available on the iTunes Music Store. As this article points out, this can potentially have wonderful and unexpected ramifications for "cult hit" shows that find themselves cancelled prematurely by brain-dead network executives (like, oh, a certain series named after bioluminescent insects).

TV could get interesting again, and you wouldn't even need a TV. Shiny.

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slartibart
Nov. 20th, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC)
Do you know if Serenity has yet acheived the numbers it needed to before a sequel would be generally accepted as a sure thing? You posted a website once with a countdown ticker to that effect.
datan0de
Nov. 20th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
The number that was listed turned out to be complete speculation, so it's anybody's guess. What I do know is that the production budget was $39 million, and so far it's pulled in $36 million. It's done well overseas, and I don't think it's unreasonable to expect the DVD sales to be very strong.

It'll pass the break even point. I think that it'll grow steadily on DVD, much as Firefly has. Joss has plenty to keep him busy for a while. Hopefully around the time that he's available again Serenity will have generated enough buzz and bucks to green light a sequel. We'll see...
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