Sonic Hurricane Combo DVD Preorders
Back when we had that discussion about ways to keep regular website updates going, one of your suggestions was to sell combo DVDs. That sounds like a pretty good idea at the moment. In fact the more i thought about it, the less of a reason i had not to give it a shot.
My first idea was to compile a DVD of all my previous work from 2002-2008, then put together a second DVD collecting every SF4 TACV episode. However, it seems like a much better plan to wait until i’ve finished the entire SF4 TACV series to include every project i’ve completed thus far on one disc. Of course, that means it’ll take longer to finish and i’ll have to take a small break from SF4 when SSF4 arrives, but i think the wait will be worth it in the long-run.
If i make it a priority, i’m fairly certain i can get this thing done by Evo2k10 in early July. I can even take a bunch of copies with me to Evo for anyone who wants to pick one up in person instead of waiting for it to arrive in the mail.
Alright, so what’s this going to cost? I think $15 (plus shipping) is a fair price. Nobody can say that i haven’t been putting enough effort into this, and i couldn’t even calculate how much time i’ve sunk into making combo videos if we go all the way back to 2002. But more importantly, 95% of everything i’ve ever produced is freely available – either through sh/classic or my u2b channel. Obviously i’ll include a few small extras as a bonus for people who buy the DVD, but otherwise i’m not holding anything back from people who hate spending money.
For the record, i’m still not too comfortable with accepting donations, but at least this way people can support the site while receiving something tangible in return. And if anyone wants to give more, you can always buy a second copy and give it away as a gift to your friends.
Now the big question is, how much interest is there for this sort of thing? It would help out a lot if everyone who wants a copy would preorder now. I know it’s early, but i have to start sometime so i’d like use this month as a gauge to see whether it’s worth all the trouble of assembling this DVD. I know not to place too much stock in preorder figures, but at the same time if nobody bothers, then i might just call off this whole endeavor altogether. Also, the quantity of preorders will give me an better sense of whether to print them myself or go through a bulk DVD replication service.
If you’d like to own a copy, just send $15 plus $5 for shipping for orders in the US or Canada, or $10 for international shipping. As an added bonus for preordering within the month of April, i’ll include a mini-booklet of random footnotes to go inside the DVD case.
If i should somehow decease in an horrific three-way boat/bus/fighter jet accident over the Bermuda Triangle before i can finish the DVD, i’ll use my newfound extrasensory powers to communicate to my family that your moneys are to be refunded. Sound good?
update: Due to a combination of personal and legal reasons, the DVD had to be canceled. Please read the formal announcement for more information.