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***The Official Omnibus Consolidated IS WARNER ABANDONING SNAPPER CASES? Thread***


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#1 of 215 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted March 10 2003 - 04:08 AM

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Warner is prepping to sell Ivy Hill, makers of the hated snapper and WAMO, their authoring/manufacturing arm.

All cost benefit of the snapper will go if they don't own the company. Huzzah!

#2 of 215 OFFLINE   Rob T

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Posted March 10 2003 - 04:13 AM

Hopefully they won't sell it to another one of the big studios. Posted Image

#3 of 215 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted March 10 2003 - 04:30 AM

It's about time.

#4 of 215 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted March 10 2003 - 04:33 AM

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Posted March 10 2003 - 06:09 AM

If it does go, it will be too bad. Not because of the cardboard covers which I don't care for, but because the hub design is one of, if not the best, that I have seen in any of these cases. The disc is held securely but still releases easily resulting in little stress on the disc. The same cannot be said for a lot of the other hub designs.
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Posted March 10 2003 - 06:10 AM

I wonder if Warner Home Video's existing contracts with WAMO/Ivy Hill will go along with the company itself -- and if they specify that the snapper case is to be used exclusively for some number of years.

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#7 of 215 OFFLINE   Ed St. Clair

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Posted March 10 2003 - 06:43 AM

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#8 of 215 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted March 10 2003 - 08:26 AM

Yay!

Now a lot of people will stop bitching about them! Posted Image

And I supposed they would re-issue their snapper titles with any new pressing. Kino and Image do this with their DVDs.

#9 of 215 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted March 10 2003 - 08:35 AM

I'm going to start bitching when my DVDs DON'T come in a snapper! How's THAT? Posted Image
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Posted March 10 2003 - 09:09 AM

I can't even imagine a Warner DVD without a snapper. It seemed natural for New Line to go to amaray but it'll take some adjusting. But we don't know for sure if they're going to stop snappers though so nothing's set in stone.
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#11 of 215 OFFLINE   Tony-B

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Posted March 10 2003 - 09:28 AM

Wonderful! Thanks for the great news, Jeff.
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#12 of 215 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted March 10 2003 - 09:29 AM

Now if Warner would just start actually issuing some of its movies on DVD all would be right with the world.....

#13 of 215 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted March 10 2003 - 10:55 AM

There is discussion about selling those divisions but no final decision. I would suspect that when and if Ivy Hill is sold (probably to similiar company) part of the agreement will be a long term contract to continue to supply WB with snappers. Art directors love the snapper and its' variations. They don't like the Amray-styled plastic box (it is ugly you know).

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Posted March 10 2003 - 11:31 AM

As Peter said, the company would have no value if it's biggest client suddenly stopped buying the product. I'd imagine if WB is seeking to sell-off the snapper company, that they'll be using snappers for a long time to come.

And there will still be financial benefits to be realized if WB can get a good price on the snappers and not have to pay all the overhead to manufacture them.
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#15 of 215 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted March 10 2003 - 11:48 AM

Hence the "may" Posted Image

Ivy Hill has many more projects

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Posted March 10 2003 - 11:51 AM

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Now if Warner would just start actually issuing some of its movies on DVD all would be right with the world.....

Quality, not quantity.

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Posted March 10 2003 - 01:15 PM

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They don't like the Amray-styled plastic box (it is ugly you know).


It is? Funny because I think its the other way around.

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Posted March 10 2003 - 07:13 PM

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#19 of 215 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted March 11 2003 - 02:10 AM

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Quality, not quantity.


The two are not mutually exclusive. Warner needs to hire more than two people to actually work on getting DVDs developed and put onto the market. At the rate Warner's going, we'll see the interesting things in the RKO catalog on DVD in the year 2247. And I fear my eyes may not be up to the task by then.

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Posted March 11 2003 - 04:40 AM

I hope this means the end of the snapper!


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