Why no Fox reviews?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Fred Sanders, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. Fred Sanders

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    I notice that no DVD's from Fox are being reviewed by this site. I did a search and only found a statement from Ron stating that he no longer is doing reviews of Fox DVD's.

    Surely whatever petty differences you have with a studio are not going to keep you from trying to run a professional site. To be taken as a serious reviewer you should be above this kind of behavior.

    I am anxiously waiting the day Fox DVD's are reviewed here......
     
  2. PhilipG

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    Hi Fred, and Welcome to the HTF! [​IMG]
    Whatever the problem is with Fox reviews and the HTF, really, is it that important? There are a plethora of Fox DVD reviews elsewhere, not to mention here by regular members. This is a professional site, with or without Ron's reviews. [​IMG]
     
  3. Matthew Chmiel

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    Ron has reviewed Behind Enemy Lines, Black Knight, and Say Anything recently. Last time I checked, all three are FOX titles.
     
  4. Michael Reuben

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    Fred, I see you just joined HTF and this is your first post. You might want to take a little time to learn your way around before presuming so much about how things do and don't operate. For example, I challenge you to show me anywhere on HTF where it says that "no DVD's from Fox are being reviewed by this site". That simply isn't true.
    In any case, I'm moving this to the forum Feedback section.
    M.
     
  5. Kelley_B

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    Micheal,

    I do remember Ron saying at the end of the Sandlot(i believe this was the film) that it was going to be his last Fox DVD review.
     
  6. Ike

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    Yep, he did say that.
     
  7. David Lambert

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    I believe that Ron has perhaps quietly changed his mind on this. I won't speak for him, but he "made an exception" for Say Anything because it was "HTF-inspired".
    As was pointed out, Ron recently reviewed Black Knight, and that's a Fox disc.
    So...don't worry about it! It's Ron's choice as to what he reviews, any old way.
     
  8. Randall Dorr

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  10. Ronald Epstein

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    Gentlemen,
    I did indeed say that I was no longer going
    to be reviewing any Fox DVD product.
    I never originally broadcast my reasons out
    of respect for Peter Staddon. It's important
    that you know that there is absolutely no
    conflict between that studio and myself.
    I'll tell you the reason why I stopped. It's
    no big deal at this point, I guess.
    The reason why I stopped is because I was not
    getting the product other website reviewers
    were getting. I was never sent copies of
    some of their major television product between
    September and January.
    Although I spent many occasions on the phone
    trying to resolve reasons why product was not
    being sent to me (with a lot of help from Peter
    himself), in the end, I was still being denied
    access to titles.
    I finally decided to stop doing reviews for
    the studio. It wasn't healthy for me to continue
    getting upset that I was being denied access to
    product that other sites were getting. I asked
    the studio to stop sending me screener product
    altogether.
    While I was on hiatus, I noticed screener
    product still came to my door. It *seems* like
    I am now finally getting all the early review
    product the studio is sending out to other sites.
    For that reason, I have slowly started doing
    reviews like Behind Enemy Lines and
    Black Knight. My next review should be
    From Hell.
    I must reitterate that I never had a personal
    quarrel with anyone at Fox. It was just a matter
    that I was only receiving 50% of the screener
    product other sites were getting and nobody at
    Fox was able to resolve the problem. I am not
    sure the problem is resolved at this point, but
    until I notice that I am being cut off again, I
    will continue to review Fox product. I want to
    review Fox product as I believe they are the best
    DVD studio out there, bar none.
     
  11. Adam Tyner

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  12. TheoGB

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    That sounds unlikely. 25,000+ members plus however many don't even register but just lurk. I'm sure that's worth whatever it would cost them to send the stuff out.
    Pretty weird. Maybe it was just a computer glitch.
    Either that or Ron's Mailman was getting wise to the distinctive Fox wrapping...
    "X-Files Season 3? Well I think I need that more than Mr. Epstein!"[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  15. Ronald Epstein

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  16. Adam Tyner

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    It's good to hear that everything is as it should be, Ron.

    Looking forward to more reviews!
     
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    Yes, Ron. Thanks for the explanation.

    Makes all the sense in the world.

     
  19. Roland G

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    nah...i think it doesn`t make a lot of sense.

    See. I love the Home Theater Forum, but i don`t respect Ron's Reviews from a critical point of view and just don`t see Ron as a DVD reviewing journalist. :)

    Again thats not meant to insult Ron.
     
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