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WHV Announcement: Ode To Billy Joe


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 07 2012 - 10:05 AM


 

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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Louis Letizia

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Posted December 07 2012 - 04:03 PM

This seemed an assured Archive release I wonder what criteria they adhere to for catalog films.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted December 07 2012 - 04:07 PM

I guess they figured it would not sell on blu-ray. Oh well, it will street for less than $10.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Mark Edward Heuck

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Posted December 09 2012 - 05:36 AM

I suspect that Max Baer Jr. got a contractual stipulation from WB that when he licensed MACON COUNTY LINE to them (after the Anchor Bay deal expired) that it and ODE would go out through WHV proper, and since the Warner Archive didn't exist then, they stuck to that contract to keep him happy; a similar situation likely occurred with Fraser Heston when he licensed MOTHER LODE to them and they gave it a full retail release despite their otherwise diminished interest in catalog product at the time. As to why it's taken so long for ODE to come out when MACON was so long ago, I suppose it was unexpected problems with the Bobbie Gentry song and/or Michel Legrand score that have mercifully been resolved. Looking forward to picking this up either way!
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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Louis Letizia

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Posted December 09 2012 - 02:18 PM

Have to agree with that. But ODE TO BILLY JOE "was" announced at least 3 yeears ago with an Amazon preorder page. I do not think Baer has rights to RETURN TO MACON COUNTY. Very frustratinfg this never made it to dvd or archives. Im sure MGM controls it-which would explain its no show only recently.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   donidarko

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Posted December 11 2012 - 07:35 AM

DVD Empire has ODE TO BILLY JOE back up for Pre-order for March 12, 2013. Not sure if there is a Blu Ray release...but probably not. Heres hoping we actually see it released this time.

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   donidarko

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Posted December 11 2012 - 07:37 AM

OOPS I'm always late with the scoop...blaahhh! Well I'm happy this is coming.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Jon Hertzberg

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Posted March 13 2013 - 01:22 PM

Totally missed this news until yesterday, along with the fact that CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER was recently released as well. Teaches me I need to visit the DVD forum here much more often than I do these days. :)




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