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AD/PR: Oscilloscope’s DVD Club

This is a release/ad from Oscilloscope that I find interesting as DVD distribution model. I am not being compensated in any way for running this. But the idea is smart and the copy from this company is always fun.


New York, NY (October 28, 2011) – Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that, effective immediately, the cost of membership to their CIRCLE OF TRUST (COT) subscription program will be lowered to $99 from the previous $150. Citing advanced manufacturing processes (including the erection of a state-of-the-art, zero-emissions package producing facility in Tennessee), Oscilloscope’s Head of HEOSOC (Highly Esteemed Oscilloscope Subscription Overseers Committee) Bruce Farnsworth claimed the decision a “no-brainer.”

Acknowledging that the economy is in a “slow down,” Farnsworth went on, “In a time when Gray’s Papaya is raising prices on their ‘Recession Special,’ we felt we had to take the lead and do what was right. With our newfound ability to cut manufacturing costs while maintaining the same level of quality control and keeping production domestic, it just made sense to pass those savings along to the consumer or their friends. The holidays are coming up. I’m just sayin’.”

Oscilloscope’s Circle of Trust subscription is an exclusive membership-based group open to anyone. Members receive:

The next ten (10) Oscilloscope Blu-ray or DVD releases at their home, one week before availability in stores.
Access to the entire Oscilloscope back catalog at discounted prices.
Exclusive invitations to special COT screening events and select Big Time Actor Movie Premieres.
Additional complimentary bonuses have included recommended books, patented O-Scope pocket protectors, stickers, “Country Classics” collectible trading cards, and other stuff we’ve found in the laboratory.
Current COT subscribers who have paid the initial fee will have their membership extended by five (5) DVDs automatically.

About O-Scope DVDs

Oscilloscope DVDs are produced and distributed in-house, and its paper packaging is reminiscent of the heyday of LP record jackets. All of the company’s plastic-free DVD packaging is printed on FSC Certified 80%post-consumer waste paper and produced in a carbon-neutral hydroelectric plant.

Past COT films have included Exit Through the Gift Shop, The Messenger, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, and Meek’s Cutoff. Upcoming COT films include Bellflower, punk rock dad documentary The Other F Word, and We Need To Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller.

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One Response to “AD/PR: Oscilloscope’s DVD Club”

  1. Don R. Lewis says:

    Such a cool idea and a smart move in terms of reaching audiences. I wonder how it breaks down for the filmmakers in terms of percentage of sales. Joe Swanberg is doing a similar thing….a $100 box with I think 4 films, some photos by Jane Adams and other cool stuff.

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