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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: Ben-Hur Lives! by Lukas Kendall
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2012 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   JackDVD78@gmail.com   (Member)

I ordered my copy Saturday from Intrada... and I don't mind that Lukas decided to press 2,000 more discs. I thought it would have sold out in less than a week anyhow. Thankful the first 2,000 stuck around for as long as they did. I don't want to be stingy come on what is 2,000 more copies? It gives others a chance to be able to buy the set. Those 2,000 will still sell out.

It isn't like it is a supposed Special Limited edition release every store gets and you see on shelfs for 10 years.

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2012 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Hell, I don't care if it's repressed, we all need cash cows. All I want is my replacement jewel case.

Congratulations on a hit, Monsieur K.

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2012 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Viva la Hur!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2012 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   cinemel1   (Member)

For those who haven't seen Ben-Hur it seems that it is being shown here and there on the big screen. I saw it last month in southern Florida. It is being shown again next week at a few more theaters in the Boca Raton area. I will try to see it again.
Check boxofficemojo.com for possible future showings by plugging in your area code. This is a movie to be seen on the wide screen!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2012 - 10:26 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Of course, the fun game is: What if BSX or another label had done this exact same thing? And no matter what people answer now, I think everyone knows exactly what would happen smile

I think everyone knows that by "another label", you really mean yours, and I imagine that has more to do with the reputations of representatives from the referenced labels as participants on these forums than any business decisions those labels choose to make.


You know exactly what I mean and instead in typical FSM board fashion choose to make a personal dig. A little odd and more than a little tiresome, rather than just addressing the point and the POINT is that if another label other than FSM had done this it might not have gone down so well. You know it, I know it, and the man in the moon knows it.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2012 - 10:42 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

Spoken like a true Ferengi! smile

Is my protruding brow that obvious? smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2012 - 11:13 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Of course, the fun game is: What if BSX or another label had done this exact same thing?

I suspect the latest events have caused a seismic shift in BSX's marketing plans for next month.
Instead of offering a typical "Buy $1000 of CDs from us and get a FREE out-of-print 5CD Ben-Hur!", they'll have to go back to their stash and find some lesser oop freebie to offer.


 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2012 - 11:29 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Wise decision which prevents me for paying twice (at least) the price with damned speculator.

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2012 - 11:54 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

FSM can't be trusted anymore!!!!! Which is why I hope Lukas lied about there being no more Goldsmith, Morricone, ... and of course no more FSM titles in general.

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2012 - 12:02 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

FSM can't be trusted anymore!!!!!

Yes. FSM just can't be trusted.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2012 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   John Smith   (Member)

FSM can't be trusted anymore!!!!!

Yes. FSM just can't be trusted.


The 190th Rule of Acquisition: Hear all, trust nothing.

Let that be a lesson to all soundtrack collectors who still actually believe what they read!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2012 - 1:37 AM   
 By:   johncutler112003   (Member)

Excellent decision and the only people that must be upset about this are the speculators!

Why would anyone care how many copies there are of ANY title? You got your copy so what. Does it sound better to know you are listening to copy 1999 instead of copy 3999.

The sun is setting on the speculators' little business model of buying multiple copies - which forces us to buy copies sooner than we might or else pay inflated prices.

I don't care if Lukas "lied", at least I can get this at a sensible price. When the CD eventually dies there won't be anymore limited editions anyway.

Well done Lukas!

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2012 - 1:40 AM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

"I NEED THE MONEY!"

Do I hear wedding bells?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2012 - 1:54 AM   
 By:   John Smith   (Member)

Excellent decision and the only people that must be upset about this are the speculators!

And enforcers of consumer protection legislation.

In Britain we have something called the Sale of Goods Act to prevent misrepresentation in the sales promotion of a consumer product.

Obviously there is no enforceable US counterpart....

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2012 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   John Smith   (Member)

And in case you're wondering, I am not, and never have been, a soundtrack speculator!

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2012 - 2:16 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

The only way you can be offended by this is if it is the limitedness of it which is important to you.

Well, if that's you, go ahead and be mad.

Me, I'm supporting Lukas' decision, even though I got my Ben-Hur. For me, soundtrack releasing is about reasonable availability, not unreasonable unavailability.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2012 - 2:33 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

Which is why I hope Lukas lied about there being no more Goldsmith, Morricone, ... and of course no more FSM titles in general.

Seconded! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2012 - 2:35 AM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

All I want is my replacement jewel case.


Oh god, I'd almost forgotten about that! I don't know what's the matter with me lately.

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2012 - 2:36 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

If one were in a Machiavellian frame of mind, one might suspect that Lukas knew all along that the demand for Ben-Hur was north of 4,000. But by promising to press only 2,000, he guaranteed himself a rapid sell-out and set in place the eloquent and impassioned justification for an immediate re-pressing of another 2,000 units...

And he lulled us into a false sense of security years ago by pressing 4,000 too many copies of the "Star Trek" Ron Jones box, just to throw us off the scent!


Huh, did Lukas confirmed that he actually PRESSED all 5,000 units ??

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2012 - 2:39 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

I just realized that although I have little interest in this score, I'm going to buy it anyway. Rozsa was such a supreme artist, that like Alex North's score to CLEOPATRA, I'm going to buy this, listen once or twice, think it's okay, and then weeks later start playing it in my head, and it will end up one of my most-played CDs.

Good thing there's going to be more coming, I guess.

It's funny reading about people being pissed off because there's going to be more good music available to those who want it. Good Lord, what oafs.


EDIT: HOLD it one darn second--I just realized this was all a ploy to get my money! Making a product I want so I'll...PAY MONEY for it!

Damned capitalists! Giving me something I want!

 
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