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Discussion in 'High Definition' started by Nailwraps, Oct 25, 2011.
i emailed them months ago asking if there were any plans for a Nosferatu blu ray. no reply.
They can't even release the classics they have, like Phantasm, Re-Animator, etc. I asked them about it and got some bullshit canned answer about it not being cost effective to remaster older films, blah blah blah. Which is fine, so I told them to quit sitting on them and release the rights so other companies have the opportunity to give the fans what they want. Got no reply to that request.
The irony in that statement is if it wasn't for the older films they released and remastered only a mere 10 years ago - they wouldn't be where they are today.
I am really starting to loose respect for Anchor Bay as a company, they just don't seem to give a shit anymore about the properties that got them to where they are. I was hoping they'd put out CEMETERY MAN on Blu, but now I hope Shout! ends up with it, it will be much better off.
It just doesn't make any sense to me. Look at companies like Blue Underground and Synapse. Sure their films have a rather large cult following, but they are nowhere near as popular as some of the films that Anchor Bay holds the rights to yet Bill and Don are obviously making money or they wouldn't be doing it. Anchor Bay is full of shit with their "cost effective" excuse. I just wish they'd let the rights pass to to someone who will release them and not keep them locked in a vault somewhere. What could they possibly have to gain from just ignoring the titles that they have?
Since some of those titles are still available on DVD, they technically aren't sitting on them. Even though blu-ray is gaining footing, there is still a huge market for DVD.
And you can't really compare a company like Anchor Bay with Synapse or Blue Underground any more. Comparing them to LionsGate might be more appropriate. Anchor Bay has their own theatrical releases now, and much bigger things to worry about.
Cult titles were just their foot in the door.
The answer is easy, they're lazy. They've released a ton of Blu-rays that were completely barebones, porting none of the old DVD extras over. Many were even Starz original movies, so there's really no other excuse.
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Beyond Sherwood Forest, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, Spiral, etc...
They were so lazy on those Blu-rays, that they didn't even port over the SDH subtitles and most of them didn't even have a menu. They just "play"
Bumping this thread to report more Fox titles from Anchor Bay a-comin'!:
Still... wake me up when we get Freaked.
Really. They'll release that shit but not films like Phantasm or...oh fuck it. I give up bitching about this shit.
Wow. What a list of shit.
No Airheads fans?
I love Airheads.
And Best Laid Plans is a really good movie, but probably not one I'd watch over and over.
Ugh, none of those excites me much at all, except for perhaps The Star Chamber...and only then if it's cheap.
Airheads is okay, but not really one I care about owning or would ever rewatch.
That is truly a pretty crappy list. No Freaked?
I would think Phantasm would out sell all of them put together. And at a higher price point too. Who the fucks gonna preorder Black Knight?
Can't say I really give two shits about Fox. Give me THE SEVEN MINUTES and I'm good.
I am. It really hasn't aged well, but it's a guilty pleasure of mine. I'm a huge White Zombie fan, so their appearance is the highlight of the film for me. The soundtrack is good too.
I like Airheads, but I've seen Airheads quite a few times over the years and it's not one I have interest in ever buying. I think I even found it for $1 at a thrift store and couldn't bring myself to throw down the dollar to own it.
Best part of Airheads is actually Feed the Gods, which I think is by far the best song Rob Zombie has ever been involved with.
Elizabeth Hurley is super hot in Bedazzled, so the pervy side of me is slightly interested in that one, but again, it's not a movie I would buy.
One of the times I saw White Zombie was at The Marquee in Norwalk, CT. Rob prefaced Feed The Gods by saying "This is from a movie called Airheads. We're in it, and it's gonna be sooo stupid." I still enjoyed it for what it was in 1994.
Me too please. Just re-watched this for about the 'nth time this past weekend and it still cracks me up. I love this movie and would love to see it in HD on Blu.
I guess I'm the only one excited about JUMPIN' JACK FLASH. :fuck:
It's one of the better Whoopi Goldberg films. It was on HBO constantly in the late '80's. I never really had a desire to watch it since.