Posted October 08 2004 - 01:34 PM
I'd like to know what Gord has to say about this. With Gord's site, does Gord have the power to poke and prod at the companies?
I don't know that I'd call it "power". Gord, can ask the studios if they have any plans for this kind of stuff, and see what kind of reaction he gets when asking about it, but its not like he can make them release these shows...and I guess it would also depend on his contacts at the studio...at best he could ask about this stuff, and see what they say.
The old Nick stuff, I'm convinced is a potential moneymaker if done the right way. Its not just relegated to discussions on the internet, I know way too many people that I've come across in my own life that have their list of favorites they'd gladly buy on DVD. Perhaps they could do something with the brand name, and call the releases the Classic Nickelodeon collection...sort of like what Warner is doing with the HB cartoons. Maybe even produce a limited number of the sets with the idea of once their gone their gone...figuring maybe at best they'd only sell 100,000 copies if that.
Find away to do this in a manner that would benefit the cult fans, and the studio itself, and I'm all over it.
I'm just tossing out suggestions here.
The biggest question is, what shows would do the best and thus need to be released first? I mean we all have those that we'd want, but I'm thinking that "Today's special" while one of my favorites might not sell very well, even if produced in limited quantities.
Plus, Paramount owns a lot of these properties, but I don't think they own them all, or have distribution for all of them for that matter.