Lionsgate looking to merge with Starz/Anchor Bay!!!

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  1. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    really wish a lot of lionsgate horror catalogue titles would get released in HD like Waxwork,Alligator,Rawhead Rex,Fright Night part 2 etc dunno if this merger could bring about this potentially happening or not
     
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    I just want Chopping Mall to finally be released on Blu-Ray.
    It was a sad day, when the planned BD release got canceled, two years back :(
     
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    That would be great, but could also mean many AB/Starz titles NOT getting released like much of the LG catalog.
    If it means AB gets to release LG library, I'm all for it. If it means AB catalog goes to LG, or current LG practices remain, I'm completely against it.
     
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    does anchor bay even have horror catalogue titles anymore? besides Halloween 1,4,5 evil dead,silent night deadly night 1,2 lol
     
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    I wish I could share your enthusiasm. Lionsgate is apparently remastering their top 100 films, however they won't commit to physical media. They are involved with Netflix and Hulu. To say they haven't been on board with the blu-ray format is an understatement.
     
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    Lionsgate are looking to merge, it would mean there philosophy would win out I suspect, so no catalogue titles from either. Don't know why they don't just licence them out, fucking idiots.
     
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    They are remastering their catalog titles in 4k (100 to be exact). Saw is used as an example. My phone is preventing me from attaching the link to the article for some reason, but it is at the bottom of the page that Nailwraps provided. It's titled "Lionsgate Remastering Film Library in 4K, Eyeing Horror SVOD Service."
     
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    No idea what svod is, a streaming site I presume, it's of no use to me.
     
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    Subscription video on demand.
     
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    They and everyone else can stick SVOD up their ass. It's physical media or nothing for me.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    And just when you thought Anchor Bay couldn't get any worse, this happens. They'll be stripped down and shuttered. And what little they were doing before will come to a complete hault by Lionsgate's current operating procedure of doing absolutely nothing with its back catalog.
     
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    Gotcha, it's even shitter than I thought, fuck it and fuck them.
     
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    Both these companies suck. Anchor Bay had only been releasing re-releases for the last 5 years or more and now don't even own a lot of the stuff they used to. Lionsgate doesn't want to release anything at all. I'm not convinced that merging them is going to be a good thing but I'm not sure it can get any worse than it is either. To only go with online/streaming/subscription services and disregard physical media is absurd to me. They can just pull films from those services whenever they want and it's gone, they can't do that with physical media on your shelf which is why I see it as an always relevant format.
     
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    They won't, but Anchor Bay will. ;)

    Again guys, if this happens Anchor Bay will open the Lionsgate vault wide open.
     
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    Two crappy companies merging, and making a giant turd? Well, at least it's not a good company being screwed up by this. ;)
     
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    If they merge aren't they going to become one entity? If so I'm assuming one company is going to have all the control. If that company is Lionsgate then nothing will likely happen with physical media.
     
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    Possibly but not necessarily. Some times acquisitions are made because the company being acquired brings something to the larger company other than just catalogue titles.
     
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    I'm still not sold this is going to be a good thing. Both companies have notible issues with Anchor Bay loosing rights to their more popular titles plus releasing lots of budget and lackluster discs and Lionsgate basically not releasing anything.

    I hope this is a good thing but I don't have my hopes up at all.
     
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