Hi Oliver, what you write makes sense. Thanks for the clarification. I have a strong feeling that my DVR recording of Raintree from Saturday night is the best we're going to get for quite sometime. I strongly suspect that the film Ron Epstein is referring to in this post is Raintree County:
Of course someone will pipe up and it doesn't do any good to speculate on what film he's actually referring to since he isn't able to tell us, but Ron's response from the unnamed studio about the unnamed film sounds a lot like the what WAC has been telling fans on their Facebook page when they inquire about Raintree, with the exception of them having already made up their mind that the investment of funding a restoration would not pay off. So, as I've wondered before, at what point does WHV "hand off" Raintree to the Warner Archive Collection? It would be nice to have SOME sort of official release of this film. It's been in home video limbo far too long.
There one other title that keeps popping up on the forums and WAC's Facebook that they talk about heavy expenses in releasing it and that is THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BROTHERS GRIMM. I thought of this title first, for Elizabeth Taylor and Monty Clift would make RAINTREE COUNTY a bigger seller. I hope its Grimm their referring to than RAINTREE for that gives up still hope for a release of RC.