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Old 12-13-2013, 12:02 PM   #676
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Such a shame that some of these are going to be DVD only, according to Walter the non-genre titles don't sell at all on BD.....

Well I'd buy 'em
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:25 PM   #677
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really , who still buys dvds anymore anyway?? really...
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:17 PM   #678
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really , who still buys dvds anymore anyway?? really...
Not me...Haven't bought one since probably 2008!
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:27 PM   #679
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really , who still buys dvds anymore anyway?? really...
I buy way more DVDs than Blu-ray. I buy about 60 BDs a year which over the past couple years is the same amount of VHS that I've buying as well.

For many of these older genre titles I'd rather save a few bucks and get a nice HD transfer on DVD than BD. A top notch transfer on a well authored DVD can look fantastic.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:49 PM   #680
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As a rule I buy Blu Ray when it is an option and DVD when it is not.
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:13 AM   #681
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on 3/17, in conjunction with ITV, we present ED AND HIS DEAD MOTHER starring Steve Buscemi from a brand new HD master, first time available in widescreen in the U.S. Extras are isolated ME track and watch the film in Katarina's Nightmare Theater mode. MSRP is 19.95

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Old 12-24-2013, 04:53 AM   #682
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So do we wait till Shout! gets it sublicensed for BD or what?

The last couple of weeks have proven one to be weary about buying any DVD from Scorpion or Code Red.

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Old 12-24-2013, 06:22 AM   #683
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really , who still buys dvds anymore anyway?? really...
Me. I still buy many DVD "tittles".
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:39 AM   #684
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So do we wait till Shout! gets it sublicensed for BD or what?

The last couple of weeks have proven one to be weary about buying any DVD from Scorpion or Code Red.
On ED AND HIS DEAD MOTHER? You are welcome to ask Cliff, but they aren't interested, and I dont/cant sublicense any of my releases to another label.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:41 AM   #685
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DVD only titles go to the back of the line behind the current Blu-rays that I want, but I do get around to them if it's all that's available. At least it's not SF with their sub-Echo Bridge quadruple features or throwing a great film like The Evictors on a double pack DVD as a bonus.

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Old 12-24-2013, 11:38 AM   #686
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I like Shout Factory but there's a lot about them I don't like as well. For starters, they had the pick of the litter with MGM but they chose to license a bunch of questionable stuff and then just slapped them on a disc without extras or even some of the standard things like chapters and menus. And some of those movies than ended up on multi-pack DVDs should've been given a chance on Blu, like THE OUTING, GODSEND and EXTERMINATOR 2. Arrow Video in the UK has the best MGM titles IMO (and much better presented).

I'm not going to throw a fit if Scorpion decides something isn't worth releasing on Blu-ray because I know at least their DVDs will include all the standard stuff like trailers and chapter stops.
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #687
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It sounds to me like a lot of these amazing companies are having to actually conduct their business as a business--if it's going to lose money and eventually lead them to close up shop to put certain titles on blu ray then how can anyone blame them? You can't have everything you want.
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:36 PM   #688
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Shout doesn't do their own film transfers, but Scorpion does. That's a significant difference between those two models and they can't really be compared.

While ED AND HIS DEAD MOTHER may have a decent shot at making more on Blu-ray than previous comedies Scorpion released that doesn't mean even that would be profitable. I think we all want Scorpion to be around for a while longer to keep releasing titles like this however they can and not blow their load on a few spectacular releases that only serve to bankrupt them.

It is rather sad that theoretically companies like MGM should be able to play the long game and release a lot of back catalog on Blu-ray. Instead they're playing the short game and licensing them out for a quick buck. That's where a lot of these frustrations should be aimed at, companies like MGM.
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:10 AM   #689
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:38 AM   #690
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sold! C'mon guys you gotta support the little guy or all our future releases will be on dvd-r. The big companies won't even bother to release it on dvd none the less bluray
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