Do books on directors help get their movies on DVD?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Mark Edward Heuck, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Mark Edward Heuck

    Mark Edward Heuck Screenwriter

    Jul 25, 2000
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    There has been lots of verified and unverified talk about Anchor Bay reissuing a batch of Mario Bava films, and it seems to me that there is an unofficial plan to time it to the release of Tim Lucas' long-awaited tome on Bava ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK. Obviously, this is not a book that's going to burn up the New York Times chart (though in a perfect world, it would), but it is safe to say that if the book sells well it sends a message to Anchor Bay that there are Bava fans out there with disposable income.
    Do the studios pay attention to publishing in such a manner as to have releases ready when a book is released? I'm beginning to think that maybe the best way to get some favorite unreleased titles out there is to have a book about them as a bully pulpit. For example, I'm seriously thinking about writing a book on Peter Collinson just to try forcing some of his hard-to-see films onto DVD, especially his four unreleased Paramount titles (THE PENTHOUSE, UP THE JUNCTION, THE LONG DAYS DYING, and INNOCENT BYSTANDERS).

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