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The Offical Fox Title Cancellation Notice Thread ( Q3/4 07 edition


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#1 of 109 Paul_Scott

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Posted September 14 2007 - 08:16 AM

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Maxpower (an insider over at Blu-Ray.com) has confirmed M&C and Amityville are cancelled. Also says others may be coming.....

M&C would be Master & Commander.
Shame about Amityville Horror, I was actually looking forward to that one (although I was going to wait for a sale price).

more to come I'm sure

#2 of 109 Jason Roer

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Posted September 14 2007 - 08:24 AM

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M&C would be Master & Commander.
Shame about Amityville Horror, I was actually looking forward to that one (although I was going to wait for a sale price).

more to come I'm sure


What's that ole' Bill Hunt was saying about HD-DVD not keeping up with it's promises? Posted Image

Seriously - sorry to hear that for all who were hoping FOX wouldn't fail them this time. I know many were excited about these titles. Especially Master and Commander. Is this confirmed yet, or just speculation?

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#3 of 109 Paul_Scott

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Posted September 14 2007 - 08:36 AM

here is the post from the self labled Blu-ray insider
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Fox have got their reasons. However, that doesn't change the fact that we won't be getting M&C this year, other titles are on the hitlist, though I don't know which.

in the same thread, a retailer gave a copy of the email he recieved stating that Amityville Horror was no longer being released

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Posted September 14 2007 - 08:40 AM

The fact that I was not surprised by this thread's existence is is blackly hilarious.
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#5 of 109 Jason Roer

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Posted September 14 2007 - 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Paul_Scott
here is the post from the self labled Blu-ray insider


in the same thread, a retailer gave a copy of the email he recieved stating that Amityville Horror was no longer being released


Yep. That all sounds discouraging all right. I'll wait for the offical press release, but this probably is true. Again - too bad for those who were really hoping Fox would turn things around. After this and the ridiculous exclusion of extra features on Robocop (supposedly due to the fact that they only wanted to release on BD25) you really have to wonder what the heck is going on. Are they or are they not supporting this format? I had been planning on picking up a BD player this holiday season to go right next to my HD-DVD player, but after the Paramoun decision and this annoying Fox garbage, I've decided to keep away for now. Really too bad. Because it looks like Anchor Bay is delivering the goods with their slate of horror titles - all of which would be on my must-buy list. Now I will have to wait for those.

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Posted September 14 2007 - 08:44 AM

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The fact that I was not surprised by this thread's existence is is blackly hilarious.


FOX did give us Fight Club. That was a "dark comedy" as well. Posted Image

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#7 of 109 Paul Arnette

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Posted September 14 2007 - 08:47 AM

With friends like Fox, who needs enemies.
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Posted September 14 2007 - 08:59 AM

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I ordered Master & Commander. I tried to believe it this time.

Big studio support for BD. If this is true, I wonder which reasons will be spun by supporters (you cannot accuse Fox of that) this time.

AACS is out as a reason? Yes?


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#9 of 109 Dave Mack

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Posted September 14 2007 - 09:06 AM

As of now, FOX could go HDdvd exclusive and it wouldn't affect BD in the slightest.


shame.

I thought it was weird that we got all these announcements the day after the Paramount bombshell.

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Posted September 14 2007 - 09:08 AM

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As of now, FOX could go HDdvd exclusive and it wouldn't affect BD in the slightest.


shame.

I thought it was weird that we got all these announcements the day after the Paramount bombshell.


True, Mack. But it also wouldn't effect HD-DVD either! Posted Image

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#11 of 109 Paul Hillenbrand

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Posted September 14 2007 - 09:08 AM

This is OLD news. Here is a thread started on 9/11/07:

Amityville Horror, Master & Commander cancelled

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#12 of 109 Jason Roer

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Posted September 14 2007 - 09:09 AM

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This is OLD news. Here is a thread started on 9/11/07:

Amityville Horror, Master & Commander cancelled

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Sorry Paul; still using pony express over here!

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Posted September 14 2007 - 09:14 AM

Next Up....Die Hard trilogy.

#14 of 109 Ian Currie

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Posted September 14 2007 - 09:28 AM

Fox is going to exclusively support HD-DVD.
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Posted September 14 2007 - 09:48 AM

Rumor: HD DVD will then pay them an undisclosed amount to stay BD-exclusive.


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Posted September 14 2007 - 09:57 AM

Posted Image Thanks, Cees; I needed that.
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Posted September 14 2007 - 09:58 AM

Posted Image Cees - you get the old "ba-dum-dum-chish" for that one. Very funny.



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#18 of 109 Paul_Scott

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Posted September 14 2007 - 10:03 AM

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Next Up....Die Hard trilogy.

the word on Die Hard is that the first three movies are now going to be packaged in a set with the fourth and the srp raised to $129.99

I was just about on board for the old three film set with the srp of just under $100 and a likely Amazon price of under $60- but I won't be paying more than that at this time. I'll just wait for them to be re-issued as single titles next year and buy them one at a time.

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Posted September 14 2007 - 10:19 AM

I don't know whats more pathetic, the Ass-hats over at Fox PR or the so called HT enthusiasts that get their jollies from this type of news. Posted Image I'm sure AVS is a party zone today.

Anyhoo, can't say I'm all that surprised by the return of the ol "bait & switch" tactics from Fox in fact it's pretty comical. Money saved I guess.
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Posted September 14 2007 - 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Ian Currie
Fox is going to exclusively support HD-DVD.

They already are.


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