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Fox put in bid to takeover Warner

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by trajan, Jul 16, 2014.

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  1. trajan

    trajan Well-Known Member

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    Saw this on another forum. News is is Warner rejected offer. Interesting news. Would someone please buy Warner?
     
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    I hope it's someone who likes movies, not just another investment fund.
     
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    Anybody interested in buying Warner has bigger plans for that company than what catalog titles are being released on BD.
     
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    Just a couple of years ago we would all have been rooting for Warner Bros.....
     
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    I don't think it's over yet, I'm sure there's more to come.
     
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    I don't want Fox and one media mogul ( Rupert Murdoch ) owning too much, it would not be good for anyone.

    I'd rather someone bought MGM and restored The Alamo and gave most of the Bond titles new 4K film scans and of course the rest of their catalog. Nah the last thing i want is Rupert Murdoch owning two film studio's, not good.
     
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    I agree, I just hope it's not a car manufacturer or a company that makes blow dryers. It would be nice if the company that buy them at least has a background in the industry.
     
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    I don't care who owns what as long as some of the titles on my 'wish list for 2014' (inevitably mostly Warners) start to come out.
     
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    I don't ever want to see any of the classic major six studios (Fox (News Corp), WB (TimeWarner), Disney (Disney), Universial (Comcast), Paramount (Viacom), and Columbia (Sony)) merge.
     
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    I just hope we don't lose the Warner Archive.
    Almost 50 years ago, Jack Warner sold the studio to a parking company.
     
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    Well,it doesn't seem like it's going to happen anyway.
     
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    CNN reports 80 billion dollar bid.
     
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    Too rich for my blood. I'm out.

    Anyone else?
     
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    Reminds me of the quote from Heaven Can Wait '78
     
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    Be careful what you wish for! Some of us are old enough to remember what happened when Kirk Kerkorian bought MGM and gutted it. Most of the problems with Fox's lack of interest in restoring its catalog can be laid at the feet of Murdoch.

    The naivete of those who believe some movie lovin' billionaire/conglomerate will buy Warners and put out their favorite obscure films on Blu. Those aren't movie lovers buying up studios, they're businessmen!
     
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    That''s way-y-y too much power for any man to have. Good luck, humanity! It's only gonna get worse, unless we all pay close attention, which we are NOT doing.
     
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    Yeah, it's the same with the record companies. All those labels that UMG have bought up, I don't even think that they like music. It's a strange old corporate world we're living in these days.
     
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    Fox Corporate is not a car lot or insurance company. However their Archive program is a disaster.
     
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    EDIT: Redundant post
     
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    If anything, it's Time Warner who should be making a bid for Fox, a company that still releases pan-and-scan MODs in 2014 even though they were responsible for making CinemaScope happen. The phrase "turning over in his/her grave" gets thrown around a lot, but I think Darryl F. Zanuck (who, incidentally, used to work for Warner Bros.) would be doing the underground spin right now and scoring a perfect 10.
    I'm not sure I agree 100% with that. True, a lot of the indifference towards niche catalog titles has gotten worse since 1985 (and don't get me started on the malignant neglect of their pre-Simpsons, non-M*A*S*H TV library and how much of it can only be seen in masters that were good enough for cable in the 1980s but don't cut it today), but even so, they haven't been totally negligent; I was in awe of some of those 70mm reprints from the early 2000s, making me wish they gave a hoot about making decent 35mm prints available. They can do good work when they want to. Still, Fox's archival woes didn't start with Murdoch by any means. Let us never forget the even worse crimes against preservation prior management regimes committed. They threw out their nitrate negatives and most of their outtakes during the 1970s when they were still independently owned.
     
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