Warner Brothers chat POSTPONED at final hours: Our apologies!

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Many of you who packed yourselves in the chat
    room this evening were probably surprised to
    see that we had to postpone the Warner Home
    Video live chat.
    Before any misinformation gets posted, let
    me explain what had happened.....
    I received a phone call from Paul Hemstreet
    of Warner Brothers at 9pm EST. They could not
    connect to the webside.
    We suspect the studio firewall is the culprit.
    They tried to connect through different computers
    with the same error results.
    It was decided mutually that the chat should be
    postponed and we should try to do this again next
    week or the week after.
    So you know....
    There were 5 of Warner's top Home Video people
    in attendence. This included....
    * George Feltenstein - Senior VP Marketing Turner Entertainment
    * Mike Finnegan - Vice President of Editorial & Programming services
    * Paul Hemstreet - Vice President Special Features
    * Michael Radiloff - Vice President DVD Marketing
    * Kristin Grosshandler - Manager DVD Special Features
    All of them expressed their disappointment and
    have agreed to come back either next week or soon
    thereafter.
    Please let us all remain polite to these people that
    made a great effort to make this chat special and
    have opted to return to talk to all of you.
    Thanks
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  2. PatrickM

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    Thanks for the informational post Ron. We all know how the rumours can get out of hand pretty quick.
    Boy, that sure was a lot of VP's in that bunch. Good to see they care about the chats.
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  3. Kenneth Cummings

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    Well thanks for the information on the reason of the cancelling. I wasn't going to be able to enter anyways due to the server for the forum being down eariler today, so atleast I get a second chance to ask my question about Freakazoid possibly getting a DVD treatment.
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  4. Greg_Y

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    I hope a new time can be scheduled in the near future that works out for all interested parties.
     
  5. Mark_Wilson

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    Such a large turn out from Warners is a very encouraging sign.
     
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    Wow, they definitely look like the people we want to know our wants and complaints. This is a good sign that they want to hear them.
     
  7. Lee Bombard

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    Very glad to hear that George Feltenstein is in the pool at Warners. He was so influential with all the fantastic MGM musical LaserDisc releases a number of years back at MGM Home Video. Very encouraging sign.
    Regards,
    Lee
     
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    so they aren't hiding from the increasingly annoyed B5 fans [​IMG]
     
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    I think it wasn´t only Warner who couldn´t
    connect to your web site.
    I tried several times during the evening.
    The problem must have been your server.
     
  11. TedD

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    I also tried to connect and was able to connect, but the server would not let me view the Home Theater Software forum. It would just hang and finally error out with a page not available message.
    All the other forums were OK.
    Ted
     
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    Somebody...when this chat finally does happen...please ask (beg) for new transfers and DTS on the upcoming color purple and amadeus SEs.
     
  13. Ricky f

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    Everytime there is a HTF chat, I take the day off from work because the chat usually ends at 5:30 am here in England and last night I was up untill 3:00 am, Sure I was a little dissapointed but I am now looking forward to the chat again, So no problem Ron.
    I can't wait for the chat.
    Regards,
    Ricky
     
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    I wondered where the transcript was [​IMG]
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    Sounds like Warner Home Video could use a network administrator. Anyone know where I could submit my resume [​IMG]?
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    It was too bad. I had my question typed up and ready paste into the chat box. It took a bit for me to get into the chat room as well.
    Looks like you got some great participants. Can't wait for th resceduled chat.
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  17. NeilEdwards

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    Ron:
    In the meantime, perhaps they could look at the Warner chat thread in the Studio and Manufacturer's feedback and reply to a few on that thread. It would get a lot of questions answered and out of the way so when it comes time to chat, the chat wouldn't be so overwhelming.
     
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    I was disappointed initially, but I took the last-minute postponement in stride. One question, are you going to schedule the chat on Oct. 9th? If so, I can't make it (going to see Neil Innes. YAY!). In the event of that, could someone ask the status of these Warner titles:
    O LUCKY MAN (OAR, 16:9 enhanced, commentary from Malcolm
    McDowell)
    THE DEVILS (OAR, 16:9 enhanced, UNCUT AND UNCENSORED)
    The Hammer Horror films Warner owns (same specs as THE
    DEVILS)
    PERFORMANCE (OAR, 16:9 enhanced, UNCUT AND UNCENSORED)
    DADA for now....
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    I spoke with Kirstin at Studio Day and she is SO NICE! We talked and she put up with me for about 20min. She told me some funny stories about recording the Goonies commentary and that they MIGHT be working on a SE for Heat. No promises though so dont freak out anyone.
    Hope the chat is good. It should be.
     
  20. Ronald Epstein

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    First off, please do not turn this thread
    into a summary of questions you wish to ask WHV.
    We really want this chat to be spontaneous.
    Just want to update you on the current situation...
    Seems like the problems we had could have been
    associated with Shadowfire on the IRC.
    ...so stop blaming Warner! [​IMG]
    Parker is now talking to the tech people at
    Warner and if all goes well, we expect a
    rescheduled chat in 2 weeks.
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