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Paramount Poll - preliminary response

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Martin Blythe, Jun 25, 2001.

  1. Martin Blythe

    Martin Blythe Well-Known Member

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    Since some of you are getting agitated about the poll results, here is where we are. I submitted ALL the most requested titles, which came out between 40 and 50 in number. The list was well received here. The next step is to check out the state of the original materials and that can take a long time. Then we would move onto what bonus materials, if any, should be produced. In short, the list is the backbone of our catalog releases for 2002 and 2003. Even the real obscure titles (yeah, I'm thinking of Four Flies). So thanks everyone. The system is working.... Be patient.
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Well-Known Member

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    Martin, thank you for the response. It is appreciated.
    Hopefully that will satisfy the curiosity of the people who took part in the poll for the time being.
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  3. JoeyP

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    Thanks Martin, good to see an update on what's going on.
    Looking forward to seeing the final verdict.
     
  4. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update Martin. [​IMG]
    Wouldn't it be nice if the other studio's (Fox and Paramount excluded of course) took the time to get feedback from their consumer base like this.
    Just look at all of the money Paramount saved on Market Research alone.
     
  5. Scott D S

    Scott D S Well-Known Member

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    Awesome!
     
  6. JoeyP

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    I just noticed that you thought people were "agitated" about the lack of an update...
    I really think that is the wrong word. Many people were curious or even hyper-active about finding out what's going on, but I didn't see anyone that was angry or upset.
    I for one, am happy that Paramount is taking the time to find out what the fans want, even if it was just to humor us (even though that doesn't seem the case). It's one of the first/few times fans have been asked what we want (especially for "B" level movies), which is why everyone is so hyped to find out how it went.
    Just thought I'd clear that up.
     
  7. Jason Hughes

    Jason Hughes Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Mr Blythe, I'm sure everything will be worth the wait.
    Now to go find a better job, since it sounds like I'm about to go broke....
     
  8. John Berggren

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    Thanks Martin! Can't wait to lay my paws on some of those!
    Jeff Kleist
     
  10. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Well-Known Member

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    Thanks much, Martin. I think that, between restoration and various rights squabbles, people don't realize what it takes to get something out into the marketplace DONE RIGHT the first time out.
    Looking forward to some of those catalog titles!
     
  11. TerryW

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    Thank you so much Martin for making this preliminary announcement and for specifically including FOUR FLIES in that statement.
    I, for one, would buy a bare bones edition of the Argento movie as long as it was widescreen. You don't know how many times I've watched an unbelievably cropped, blurry and edited version of it.
    I just hope the original materials have survived the last thirty years intact.
     
  12. Jeff Adkins

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    Just the idea that they are even considering Four Flies On Grey Velvet is certainly terrific news! I am ecstatic about the possibility even though it just that....a possibility!
    Jeff
     
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    Great news!
    The system is indeed working. Way to go Paramount!
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  14. Will K

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    Another thanks!
     
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    Chuck L Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Martin...
    Not at all agitated, just wondered how things were coming along...wishing and hoping...think that anxious is a better word.
    I commend you for taking the time out of your schedule to respond. [​IMG]
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  16. Mark Edward Heuck

    Mark Edward Heuck Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Mr. Blythe, let me put in my gratitude to you. Even though I'm sure not a single one of my suggestions (especially LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE FABULOUS STAINS) will be on the 2002 and 2003 schedule, you did what no other studio appears to be doing, which is listening to our whole request, not just hearing an unfamiliar title and dismissing it out of hand.
    For spits and giggles, I will tell you that in fourth grade, we had a letter writing assignment, and I chose to send in a movie idea to Paramount. I still have the rejection letter to this day. Even though it came back unread, I was still grateful for the reply. Paramount has always been my favorite studio, and your work has reaffirmed my faith.
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  17. Anthony Thorne

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    Martin,
    Many thanks. The poll, and your gracious response to even those 'obscure' titles that found their way onto the list, is much appreciated. I'm looking forward to purchasing many Paramount discs in the future.
     
  18. Wes Ray

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    Thank you for caring about our opinions, Mr. Blythe! [​IMG] Here's hoping there'll be a lot of happy Friday the 13th fans in the near future (though, I'm also excited about Four Flies as well). Thank you, thank you, thank you!
     
  19. Peter Apruzzese

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    Thanks for taking the titles we offered to the table.
     
  20. Jeff Ulmer

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    Thanks Martin. Though I assume that Jonathan Livingston Seagull isn't even on the short list, I do appreciate the chance to cast a vote.
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