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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Feb 5, 2013.
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Okay, okay. (But still, in case I missed it earlier, how did everyone originally weigh in on that Wizard of Oz ad? That was one bizarre piece o' work for the studio, and reading between the lines, it's still kind of an elephant in the room.)
*Screws On Tin Foil Hat*
I know you've been busy, Ron, but do you have an update for us?
The recent Jerry Beck interview on the Stu's show was very pessimistic in regards of getting these released. Apparently WHV is well aware of the issue, however he states that a "higher power" in the company is blocking the release of the two cartoons regardless of WHV's willingness to release them. He even went so far to say that they won't even be allowed to release them through the Warner Archive. It looks like a The Devils situation here in regards to a title mysteriously being blocked from release by someone of significant influence in or affiliated with the company. He also stated the pending C11 set is officially dead, which should surprise no one.
Yes, I have been quite busy on this end but I will ping the studio this morning and see if an answer is forthcoming.
That's truly unfortunate.
Hi, I'm new here. Is there any way of knowing who this "higher power" is?
Just to give all of you an update...
Received a reply from Warner Bros. yesterday morning essentially saying that they were having a meeting to discuss the questions. I am hoping to hear something back from shortly.
Thanks for all your help with this, Ron!
Thanks, Ron, and pass along that we appreciate them taking our questions seriously and responding to them. Most big corporations would not do that.
thanks ron, i have fingers crossed that we get great news, we will see, at least they took the time to take our questions
Thanks for all your help, Ron. Here's hoping something good will come from this
That's because, typically, the people who actually institute such policy haven't the courage to take the heat themselves. How frustrating it must be, a dedicated film aficionado and company executive working for a company that continues to censor the truth, by further perpetuating this ever-deepening, politically-correct denial about our collective past. Kinda like the textbook publishers in Texas. Kudos to those who are trying to free these works of art from the draconian prison they are in, and shame on those who keep them behind the proverbial bars.
Based on Jerry Becks comments, it looks like I wont be supporting classic animation from Warner's like I used to. I don;t see the point of supporting Looney Tune releases if we're never going to get all the cartoons.
They can go to hell.
All this talk of censorship and missing cartoons is welcome, but where is the discussion in regards to picture and sound quality.
I was bitterly disappointed with the last T&J Blu-ray set. So much so that I doubted I would buy another.
The sound and image quality (color especially) on a lot of the cartoons were not up to scratch and as for the replaced logos on most of them, well that was tragic.
At least I've still got the laserdisc box sets all with great color, great sound and all the original logos in place.
If only the Blu-ray set could have replicated this with it's better resolution.
But we got resolution and little else.
Unless, I hear encouraging reports, I will not be buying this second set. (and where is Downhearted Duckling?)
You should read things in this thread rather than repeating questions about Dowhheated Duckling. Look at post 111.
I found this cartoon on the "Spotlight Collection No 3". Since wer are talking about No 2, you cartoon ought to be in the next edition and NOT in No. 2.
While we wait for the higher-ups at WB to respond, please write a 1-star review on WB's shop site to make your voice heard about them giving us a complete Tom & Jerry Golden Collection as intended for adults. Even though there;s a good chunk on Amazon, this is WB's own store so they do read the reviews: http://www.wbshop.com/product/tom+and+jerry+the+golden+collection+volume+2+bluray+1000269752.do
There's no need to be rude.
Of course I had already read your answer to my question at post 111.
For which I was thankful.
However, I already knew about it being on the Spotlight Collection and I also have it on Laserdisc.
I'm talking here about the new BLU-RAY set and also it's discussed problems.
My repeated question re the whereabouts was in brackets and meant as an aside.
I'm fearful that it might be censored or banned and I was hoping to get a response in that regard.
I'm concerned here more about the original logo replacements, picture and sound quality of this second set, which if it is not an improvement over the disappointing first set will sadly be a no sale from me.
The problem at Warner Bros stems from the legal department. There is a particular person there who has taken an "over my dead body" position, and unfortunately she is able to enforce it. What the fans want means very little to them in this case. The person in question truly thinks these films are evil.