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Warner Brothers chat POSTPONED at final hours: Our apologies!


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#1 of 22 Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 02 2001 - 01:49 PM


Many of you who packed yourselves in the chat
room this evening were probably surprised to
see that we had to postpone the Warner Home
Video live chat.

Before any misinformation gets posted, let
me explain what had happened.....

I received a phone call from Paul Hemstreet
of Warner Brothers at 9pm EST. They could not
connect to the webside.

We suspect the studio firewall is the culprit.

They tried to connect through different computers
with the same error results.

It was decided mutually that the chat should be
postponed and we should try to do this again next
week or the week after.

So you know....

There were 5 of Warner's top Home Video people
in attendence. This included....

* George Feltenstein - Senior VP Marketing Turner Entertainment

* Mike Finnegan - Vice President of Editorial & Programming services

* Paul Hemstreet - Vice President Special Features

* Michael Radiloff - Vice President DVD Marketing

* Kristin Grosshandler - Manager DVD Special Features


All of them expressed their disappointment and
have agreed to come back either next week or soon
thereafter.

Please let us all remain polite to these people that
made a great effort to make this chat special and
have opted to return to talk to all of you.

Thanks

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#2 of 22 PatrickM

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Posted October 02 2001 - 02:00 PM

Thanks for the informational post Ron. We all know how the rumours can get out of hand pretty quick.

Boy, that sure was a lot of VP's in that bunch. Good to see they care about the chats.

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#3 of 22 Kenneth Cummings

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Posted October 02 2001 - 02:04 PM

Well thanks for the information on the reason of the cancelling. I wasn't going to be able to enter anyways due to the server for the forum being down eariler today, so atleast I get a second chance to ask my question about Freakazoid possibly getting a DVD treatment.

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#4 of 22 Greg_Y

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Posted October 02 2001 - 02:07 PM

I hope a new time can be scheduled in the near future that works out for all interested parties.

#5 of 22 Mark_Wilson

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Posted October 02 2001 - 02:13 PM

Such a large turn out from Warners is a very encouraging sign.

#6 of 22 todd s

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Posted October 02 2001 - 04:02 PM

Wow, they definitely look like the people we want to know our wants and complaints. This is a good sign that they want to hear them.
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#7 of 22 Lee Bombard

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Posted October 02 2001 - 04:10 PM

Very glad to hear that George Feltenstein is in the pool at Warners. He was so influential with all the fantastic MGM musical LaserDisc releases a number of years back at MGM Home Video. Very encouraging sign.

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#8 of 22 Nigel McN

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Posted October 02 2001 - 04:16 PM

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#9 of 22 Scott Weinberg

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Posted October 02 2001 - 05:56 PM

Glad to hear the chat is being rescheduled. Looking forward to it!


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#10 of 22 Gerhard

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Posted October 02 2001 - 10:32 PM

I think it wasn´t only Warner who couldn´t
connect to your web site.
I tried several times during the evening.
The problem must have been your server.

#11 of 22 TedD

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Posted October 03 2001 - 02:05 AM

I also tried to connect and was able to connect, but the server would not let me view the Home Theater Software forum. It would just hang and finally error out with a page not available message.

All the other forums were OK.

Ted

#12 of 22 DaViD Boulet

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Posted October 03 2001 - 03:03 AM

Somebody...when this chat finally does happen...please ask (beg) for new transfers and DTS on the upcoming color purple and amadeus SEs.
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#13 of 22 Ricky f

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Posted October 03 2001 - 03:45 AM

Everytime there is a HTF chat, I take the day off from work because the chat usually ends at 5:30 am here in England and last night I was up untill 3:00 am, Sure I was a little dissapointed but I am now looking forward to the chat again, So no problem Ron.

I can't wait for the chat.

Regards,
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#14 of 22 Jeff Swindoll

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Posted October 03 2001 - 03:51 AM

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#15 of 22 John Berggren

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Posted October 03 2001 - 04:04 AM

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#16 of 22 AaronMK

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Posted October 03 2001 - 05:06 AM

It was too bad. I had my question typed up and ready paste into the chat box. It took a bit for me to get into the chat room as well.

Looks like you got some great participants. Can't wait for th resceduled chat.

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#17 of 22 NeilEdwards

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Posted October 04 2001 - 01:27 AM

Ron:

In the meantime, perhaps they could look at the Warner chat thread in the Studio and Manufacturer's feedback and reply to a few on that thread. It would get a lot of questions answered and out of the way so when it comes time to chat, the chat wouldn't be so overwhelming.

#18 of 22 Michael R. Cantone

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Posted October 04 2001 - 06:13 AM

I was disappointed initially, but I took the last-minute postponement in stride. One question, are you going to schedule the chat on Oct. 9th? If so, I can't make it (going to see Neil Innes. YAY!). In the event of that, could someone ask the status of these Warner titles:

O LUCKY MAN (OAR, 16:9 enhanced, commentary from Malcolm
McDowell)

THE DEVILS (OAR, 16:9 enhanced, UNCUT AND UNCENSORED)

The Hammer Horror films Warner owns (same specs as THE
DEVILS)

PERFORMANCE (OAR, 16:9 enhanced, UNCUT AND UNCENSORED)


DADA for now....

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#19 of 22 Matt Butler

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Posted October 04 2001 - 09:04 AM

I spoke with Kirstin at Studio Day and she is SO NICE! We talked and she put up with me for about 20min. She told me some funny stories about recording the Goonies commentary and that they MIGHT be working on a SE for Heat. No promises though so dont freak out anyone.

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#20 of 22 Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 04 2001 - 11:28 AM


First off, please do not turn this thread
into a summary of questions you wish to ask WHV.
We really want this chat to be spontaneous.

Just want to update you on the current situation...

Seems like the problems we had could have been
associated with Shadowfire on the IRC.

...so stop blaming Warner! Posted Image

Parker is now talking to the tech people at
Warner and if all goes well, we expect a
rescheduled chat in 2 weeks.



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