Regarding the article and recent talk about DVD co.'s like MGM not licensing all the extras previously available on Image or Criterion laserdiscs like HALLOWEEN, THE HOWLING and THE FRIGHTENERS. I've owned laserdisc players for almost ten years, and have built up a pretty decent collection. I still seek out rare ones (just recently got THE HOWLING, and I'm still looking for the LIVING DEAD GIRL with commentary) on eBay and at used discs stores. Some of them were very expensive initially, and are even more so now because they are out of print. It sort of like a rare record collection. This means I don't necessarily want to see a full-blown edition of THE HOWLING on sale on DVD for less than half of what I already paid for it on laser. That would be a piss off. I like to think there's still some value in many titles I've got on laser (Many Criterion titles for instance, will never pop up again in editions as good as on laser). Laserdiscs hold a special place in my heart, because they still are so superior to VHS or any tape format. They were more exclusive than DVD too. And we owe laserdisc company's like Image and Criterion everything for creation what is now known as THE SPECIAL EDITION.