Whatever happened to Elite Entertainment??

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  1. Zollman

    Zollman New Member

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    First post.
    What happened to them?
    They were awesome.
     
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    DVD happened to them. They were king during laserdiscs but couldn't compete with Anchor Bay.
     
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    when i first got into dvd collecting they were the shot along with anchor bay.i still own my elite evil dead notld mill and re-animator mill dvds



    sean
     
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    Paff Super Moderator

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    Also, didn't everyone invlolved start their own companies like Blue Underground?

    In the "glory days" (aka LD), it was Bill Lustig, Don May, and Vini Banacalari (sp). I think only Vini stayed with Elite. And at least two of those guys post here, so maybe we can get the straight poop from them.
     
  5. Zollman

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    I figured they couldn't repurpose themselves as criterion did and evaporated.
    I still think their edition of Evil Dead on dvd is better than Anchor Bays book of the dead. Video-quality wise at least.
    Their Re-Animator and NOLTD are the definitive dvd releases to this day.
     
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    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    Bill was never part of Elite -- he did some freelance acquisition and production for Roan in the LD days before moving on to Anchor Bay when DVD reared its head.
     
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    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Don May was. Is he legally able now to say why he had to leave Elite? Who cares anyway, one would say...
     
  8. Zollman

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    I always thought that Elite kind of was absorbed by Synapse.
    But all of their best titles got pillaged away by Anchor Bay.
     

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