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The re-announcement of the preannouncement denial of 'Badder Santa' in BD

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by ppltd, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. ppltd

    ppltd Well-Known Member

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    Well, maybe someday the Studio's and their press people will actually start talking together. After being announced a few weeks ago, then promptly denied by Buena Vista, it is now reconfirmed. Badder Santa is coming to blu-ray.
     
  2. Paul Arnette

    Paul Arnette Well-Known Member

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    This is what I was getting at in the Sergio Leone thread. I think we're seeing glimpses of things to come sooner than the companies want. During this whole format war, the studios have been playing their cards frustrating close to their vests.

    In a weird turn of events, at least to me, it seems that foreign announcements are ahead of US ones, but, hopefully, they will be a good indicator of what's in store.
     
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    The studios simply don't want to tip their hand earlier than they are ready to. Combine that with potential production problems that would cause delays, they are being VERY cautious.

    I personally know of a couple titles from one studio that are finished, packaging and all, but have yet to be announced. One of them is a AFI Top 100 film. Why isn't it announced? The studio has concerns over production problems.

    But I expect an announcement soon that will make some people very, very happy.
     
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    I hope so too.
     
  5. Paul Arnette

    Paul Arnette Well-Known Member

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    Blue state, red state, or neutral? [​IMG]
     
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    I know you can't really elaborate, but by "production problems" do you mean compatibility issues or something else entirely?
     
  7. Brandon Conway

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    I won't say "Red, Blue or Neutral" as that will narrow it down too much.

    As far as compatibility vs. something else - both are concerns.
     
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    Hopefully this means that LOST may indeed be coming later this year.
     
  9. Paul Arnette

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    Brandon, well you just aren't any fun at all. [​IMG]

    I'm guessing Lawrence of Arabia on BD. And that's my final answer. [​IMG]
     
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    Lawrence of Arabia is something I am just ecstatic to see on BD.

    On a completely different level, I'm also excited about Badder Santa. It's simply one of the funniest movies in recent memory.
     
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    I'm betting it's Lawrence too.

    good news. Thanks Brandon! [​IMG]
     
  12. Brandon Conway

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    Lawrence is well known to be on the way via thedigitalbits.com and other websites, as well as Sony's own promo trailer on their BD titles. It wasn't one of the titles I was referring to, but it certainly is being held up for similar reasons.

    So, the best I can offer is: try again. [​IMG]
     
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    They're announcing a title all the way into Nov?! Does Disney announce things out of turn or can we expect nothing from Aug to Oct?

    There's a ton of recent non-animated titles (Pulp Fiction, Sin City, Kill Bill 1 and 2, Tombstone, Open Range, The Sixth Sense, Jackie Brown, Signs, Unbreakable, From Dusk Til Dawn, Crimson Tide, Hero, Chronicles of Narnia, etc) which Disney controls that I'd love to own in HD but unfortunately for me Bad Santa isn't one of them.
     
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?

    Also, how much of it is really compatibility and production issues, and how much of it is lackluster sales, even in HD terms, of classic titles?
     
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    Oh, maybe Taxi Driver? [​IMG]
     
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    No reason to not release these titles because of lackluster sales if they're already finished. Production has already been paid for. Why not allow it to reach the market and make some money back? Any sales are better than no sales for a finished product.
     
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    Limited production capacity? That has at least seemed to be something of an issue for BD, and a studio might want to use what they can get on things they're more sure they will sell.
     

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