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Sound Theories DVD UK?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:46 pm
by pjaydee
Hi Guys,
Anyone know when the DVD will be available here in the UK..keep checking Amazon but nothing??

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:58 pm
by MatJB

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:32 pm
by Mars Volta
Yeah order it from the used and new section, I posted the link in the Sound Theories DVD thread a few days ago so they've been up and being sold a while now.

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:19 am
by pjaydee
Thx doods!

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:26 am
by mr_vai777
got mine from the US today, had it on pre-order

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:35 am
by Incestuous_Monk
What has happened to the distribution of this DVD in the UK?? It is still not available in any music shops that I have seen (HMV, Virgin etc...). On Amazon.co.uk it is only available via trade not amazon itself and they still don't have the cover picture up there!! Play.com don't even list the DVD. What is Sony playing at with the distribution? It is especially annoying when you think of how big Sony are compared to Favored Nations and yet Live at the Astoria had fantastic distribution and still does. Satch's DVD's always have good distribution so why not this one?

Grrr... Sorry for the rant and I know it is available from other sources but I just think it's not gonna sell too well if the distribution is crappy and no fan wants that for Steve.

Mikey I think its time you put your foot down with a firm hand and give Sony a what for...

Steve :o)

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:51 am
by Big Bad Bill
I have to agree. When it is finally available in the UK, the media hype will have settled down and the curious non-fan is less likely to buy a copy. It does look like Sony have dropped a boll*ck on this one.

Amazon.com are so quick and cheap now, I'd recommend using them, after checking your European DVD player can switch between PAL and NTSC! I go a warning message saying 'incompatible TV system' on insertion of the disc and nearly burst into tears thinking I wouldn't be able to play it! Luckily, I can switch via the menu!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:19 am
by Incestuous_Monk
Thanks Bill. You know the funny thing is? I believe Sony only wanted part of this DVD because 'Live at the Astoria' sold so well (didn't it go gold in the US alone?). Sony weren't interested in releasing the Astoria DVD, but once they saw the $$ roll in, they made sure they were part of this release. So it beggars belief that the distribution is so poor!

I will order it from Amazon.com - thanks again Bill.

Steve :o)

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:40 am
by ZappaIrl
why hasn't this dvd gone on sale properly??? why do i have to buy it from some guy selling it from his mobile home in texas????

plus i've been stuck with about €100 custom charges buying stuff from america in the last year!

ive been checking the new page for ages now, waiting for an explanation as to why it's not available to be sold properly... but no.... seems like if something goes pear shaped the old communication becomes limited.

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:09 am
by HeBoMan
ZappaIrl wrote:why hasn't this dvd gone on sale properly??? why do i have to buy it from some guy selling it from his mobile home in texas????

plus i've been stuck with about €100 custom charges buying stuff from america in the last year!

ive been checking the new page for ages now, waiting for an explanation as to why it's not available to be sold properly... but no.... seems like if something goes pear shaped the old communication becomes limited.
:? :? :?
I pre ordered my dvd at amazon and have it here (Holland) for more than a week now. Costs: 12.97 dvd + 6.98 shipping = 19.95 total (USD).
Quite a decent price, I think!
Cheers, Henkl

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:33 am
by lydian2000
Incestuous_Monk wrote:Thanks Bill. You know the funny thing is? I believe Sony only wanted part of this DVD because 'Live at the Astoria' sold so well (didn't it go gold in the US alone?). Sony weren't interested in releasing the Astoria DVD, but once they saw the $$ roll in, they made sure they were part of this release. So it beggars belief that the distribution is so poor!

I will order it from Amazon.com - thanks again Bill.

Steve :o)
so that would suggest you are one of the "happy few" who actually KNOW the numbers of copies sold for steve DVDs or CDs...well please enlighten us because that's a secret more protected than Fort Knox. And to those who disagree, try to get some information (like which CD album sold better), browse, and you'll eventually give up like I did. This is true about most artists nowadays anyway.

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:47 pm
by Incestuous_Monk
I wish! No, Steve said it in an interview. Now you're going to ask me for the link - sorry - I have no idea! Try Google.

Steve :o)

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:12 pm
by Revontulet777
Incestuous_Monk
Thanks Bill. You know the funny thing is? I believe Sony only wanted part of this DVD because 'Live at the Astoria' sold so well (didn't it go gold in the US alone?). Sony weren't interested in releasing the Astoria DVD, but once they saw the $$ roll in, they made sure they were part of this release. So it beggars belief that the distribution is so poor!
The "Live At The Astoria" went Platinum x2 in the USA

Carlos

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:19 pm
by notavirtuoso
lydian2000 wrote:
Incestuous_Monk wrote:Thanks Bill. You know the funny thing is? I believe Sony only wanted part of this DVD because 'Live at the Astoria' sold so well (didn't it go gold in the US alone?). Sony weren't interested in releasing the Astoria DVD, but once they saw the $$ roll in, they made sure they were part of this release. So it beggars belief that the distribution is so poor!

I will order it from Amazon.com - thanks again Bill.

Steve :o)
so that would suggest you are one of the "happy few" who actually KNOW the numbers of copies sold for steve DVDs or CDs...well please enlighten us because that's a secret more protected than Fort Knox. And to those who disagree, try to get some information (like which CD album sold better), browse, and you'll eventually give up like I did. This is true about most artists nowadays anyway.
You can search for any artist's gold or platinum certifications here. It doesn't give you the actual number of copies sold, but it is at least some info.

Edit: Some interesting info there that I came across: As we know, for platinum status a CD must sell 1 million copies. However, for DVDs platinum awards are given for selling 100,000 copies.

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:35 pm
by Bono
I'm in the UK and ordered one off Ebay - it hasn't come yet, but I got it for just under 7 quid.