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MSCL.COM DVD Newsletter October 19th

Post by Sascha » Oct 19th 2002, 9:55 am

The MSCL.COM Project Team decided to send today a new mass email to all petition signers and dvd newsletter subscribers.

You can subscribe here (scroll down to the bottom of the page)

If you haven't received it, here's a copy:

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MSCL.COM DVD Newsletter -- October 19, 2002
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CONTENTS

[A] ANOTHER UNIVERSE IS NO LONGER AN EXCLUSIVE RETAILER OF MSCL DVD
SOME FACTS REGARDING ANOTHER UNIVERSE
[C] JASON ROSENFELD RESIGNS FROM DVD PROJECT
[D] HOW TO CONTACT ANOTHER UNIVERSE
[E] OTHER RETAILERS OFFERING MSCL ON DVD


[A] ANOTHER UNIVERSE - IS NO LONGER AN EXCLUSIVE RETAILER OF MSCL DVD

Another Universe is no longer THE exclusive retailer of the
"My So-Called Life" series (i.e., 19 episodes) on DVD. To be clear, one
now has the option of purchasing a five disc set (i.e, 19 episodes) at
various physical and online retailers. (See listing below under
"OTHER RETAILERS OFFERING MSCL ON DVD".)



ANOTHER UNIVERSE - SOME FACTS

[The information reported herein is based solely upon fact. These facts
have been confirmed and corroborated by two or more sources. We stand
behind these facts 100 percent. If anyone provides credible and verifiable
information refuting these facts, we will promptly post corrections and
amplifications to <http://www.mscl.com/mall/dvdbox.phtml>.

As of October 19, 2002, we have confirmed the following:

FACT: On October 17, 2002, Another Universe paid BMG for 4,000 units of
"My So-Called Life" on DVD. (A single unit is comprised of one five-disc
set that includes all 19 episodes of MSCL.)

FACT: As of October 18, 2002, GwhizOnline, the manufacturer of the MSCL
lunchbox, has NOT been paid. Although the production of the MSCL lunch
box had begun, it is presently on hold pending payment by Another Universe,
or some other arrangement between the parties. (FYI: The production
facility for the MSCL lunch box is in Hong Kong.)

FACT: Customers who have pre-purchased AUs "My So-Called Life" DVD
Collectors Edition Set have reported -- on the so-called forum
<http://www.mscl.com/forum/index.php> and elsewhere -- instances of:
double and treble charges to their credit cards; unresolved billing
issues; and, slow response times to their inquiries.

FACT: Another Universe says that it is offering a certificate of
authenticity:

"FYI: The first 2500 lunch box sets will include a Certificate of
Authenticity, all other orders will lack the certificate but will
still include all 19 episodes, the lunch box and bonus disk, all
for $115.00."
[This text, immediately above, appears on <http://www.anotheruniverse.com/mscldvd/>
as of October 18, 2002 at 0324 PDT 0700. Should AU subsequently
remove this text, a PDF screenshot is available upon request by
writing to <comments@mscl.com>.]

Another Universe does not indicate what this certificate
specifically authenticates, or what intrinsic or perceived value
such a certificate offers.

FACT: To date, Another Universe has announced 2 shipping dates
for the "My So-Called Life" DVD Collectors Edition Set. The dates
announced were: June 18 and September 17. Neither of these shipping
dates were met. As of October 18, 2002, AU has not announced a new
shipping date.

Please consider these facts carefully when deciding whether to place
an order with AnotherUniverse. MSCL.COM does currently not recommend to
do business with AnotherUniverse, but we encourage you to make your own
decision based on these informations we provided in this newsletter and
reports from other customers which you can read in our MSCL.COM forum
(<http://www.mscl.com/forum>) and other forums like the HomeTheaterForum:
<http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum ... adid=66836>



[C] JASON ROSENFELD RESIGNS FROM DVD PROJECT

Dry Grass Partners LLC, Jason Rosenfeld's company, is pulling out of
the MSCL DVD project citing a lack of trust and good faith with
Another Universe.



[D] HOW TO CONTACT ANOTHER UNIVERSE

If you wish to contact to Another Universe, you can call them at
888-5-COMICS. (888-526-6427).

In addition, now through December 16, 2002, at 12:00 a.m. EST,
Dry Grass Partners, LLC will maintain a customer service page
at <http://www.drygrass.com/mscl/>.

You may use this page to request information or request that
your order be cancelled.

On December 16, 2002, at 12:00 a.m., this page will be disabled.
However, Another Universe will be given access to all customer
requests submitted prior that date.



[F] OTHER RETAILERS OFFERING MSCL ON DVD

# Amazon.com:
Episodes 1-19, 5 discs
claims to ship on Nov 19th.
no bonus disc, no lunchbox
Pre-Order price: $67.49 (later $89.99)
US Shipping: Free
International Shipping: around $6
Article: <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006SFLV>

# Amazon.ca (Canada):
Episodes 1-19, 5 discs,
DVD Release Date: unknown
no bonus disc, no lunchbox
Pre-Order price: CDN$100.28 (later CDN$143.26)
Article: <http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006SFLV>

# barnesandnoble.com:
Episodes 1-19, 5 discs
This item will be available on November 12
no bonus disc, no lunchbox
Pre-Order price: $80.99 (later $89.99)
US Shipping: about $2.99
International Shipping: about $7.95
<http://video.barnesandnoble.com/search/ ... 5174695094>

# BestPrices.com:
Episodes 1-19, 5 discs
claims to ship on Nov. 19th
no bonus disc, no lunchbox
Pre-Order price: $56.66 (later $89.99)
US Shipping: determined by the total weight of products, US Mail
International Shipping: unknown (doesn't accept international credit cards)
Article: <http://www.uln.com/cgi-bin/vlink/755174695094IE.html>

# BestBuy.com:
Episodes 1-19, 5 discs
claims to ship on Nov. 19th
no bonus disc, no lunchbox
Pre-Order price: $67.99 (later $89.99)
US Shipping: free
International Shipping: not available
Article: <http://www.bestbuy.com/movies/productIn ... e=11188451>

# Buy.com:
Episodes 1-19, 5 discs
claims to ship on Nov. 19th
no bonus disc, no lunchbox
Pre-Order price: $63.49 (later $89.99)
US Shipping: around $2.35
Article: <http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?s ... 19&loc=107>

# cduniverse.com:
Episodes 1-19, 5 discs
claims to ship on Nov. 12th
no bonus disc, no lunchbox
Pre-Order price: $53.09 (later $89.99)
Shipping costs: Each DVD counts as a separate item!
US Shipping: about $6.99
International Shipping: about $12.99
Article: <http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.a ... tyle=movie>

# DVDPlanet.com:
Episodes 1-19, 5 discs
claims to ship on Nov. 19th
no bonus disc, no lunchbox
Pre-Order price: $62.99 (later $89.99)
US Shipping: $2.50 first Disc + $0.50 per additional Disc (=> $4.50)
International Shipping: $6.00 first disc + $2.00 each additional disc (=> $14)
Article: <http://www.dvdplanet.com/product_listin ... format=DVD>

# Grooviemovies.com:
Episodes 1-19, 5 discs
claims to ship on Nov. 19th
no bonus disc, no lunchbox
Pre-Order price: $53.79 (later $89.99)
US Shipping: $4.46
International Shipping: not available
Article: <http://www.grooviemovies.com/details.cfm?id=565565>

As more retailers offer the set, we will post their links on MSCL.COM.


The MSCL.COM Project Team
<mailto:comments@mscl.com>


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Any questions regarding the MSCL DVD Box Set, including order status,
should be directed to the retailer from which you ordered it.

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