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Criterion loses rights to all Merchant Ivory titles

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#21 of 29 OFFLINE   battlebeast

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Posted June 28 2013 - 10:22 AM

Ah, I see...

 

Although I didn't like A Room with a View, but I need it as I am up grading all best Picture noms to blu, is it on Blu? What about The Remains of the Day?


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#22 of 29 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted June 28 2013 - 11:20 AM

Ah, I see...

 

Although I didn't like A Room with a View, but I need it as I am up grading all best Picture noms to blu, is it on Blu? What about The Remains of the Day?

 

BBC released a Blu-ray of A Room with a View in 2007. It is OOP  but available if one looks hard for it.


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#23 of 29 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted June 28 2013 - 11:28 AM

Amazon.co.uk has a region free edition of A Room With A View in stock now...



#24 of 29 OFFLINE   Noach Kowalski

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Posted June 28 2013 - 11:32 AM

What about The Remains of the Day?

It's coming to Blu-ray on October 7th in UK from Sony. http://www.amazon.co...ag=bluraycom-21



#25 of 29 OFFLINE   Mark Edward Heuck

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Posted July 01 2013 - 02:59 AM

What about The Remains of the Day?

 

That is still owned by Sony. A limited number of their productions are still owned by the majors - besides this title, MGM hasTHE WILD PARTY, Miramax has MR. AND MRS. BRIDGE, Disney has JEFFERSON IN PARIS, and Lionsgate has THE GOLDEN BOWL. Those will likely stay with those studios for now.


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#26 of 29 OFFLINE   Will Krupp

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Posted July 01 2013 - 06:13 AM

Got my order in for Maurice.  I already have Howards End.

 

Wait...you ordered MAURICE on blu-ray or dvd?  I didn't think it was ever released on blu-ray.  You mean DVD right?


Edited by Will Krupp, July 01 2013 - 06:13 AM.


#27 of 29 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted July 01 2013 - 06:15 AM

Yes, Maurice was on DVD.  I don't think it's available on blu-ray, not even in the U.K.



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Posted July 01 2013 - 11:41 AM

Well obviously now we won't ever get Maurice on BD from Criterion, but our best hope is from the UK by Film 4, who put out A Room with a View region-free on Blu and currently have Maurice only on DVD.


Edited by Mark-P, July 01 2013 - 11:42 AM.


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Posted May 14 2014 - 12:37 PM

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I'm not a lawyer; nor do I play one TV, but I think M/I really shot themselves in the foot severing their relationship with Criterion. I cannot imagine another production house treating M/I properties with such obvious love and respect. Maurice has been one of my treasured films for decades, and even if it isn't BD, it's a spectacular transfer.

 

Let's hope that these two great creative organizations can come back to the table, renegotiate and settle to everyone's advantage, most especially ours, the film-buying public - IMO....







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