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Paramount Poll - preliminary response

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#1 of 49 OFFLINE   Martin Blythe

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Posted June 25 2001 - 12:20 PM

Since some of you are getting agitated about the poll results, here is where we are. I submitted ALL the most requested titles, which came out between 40 and 50 in number. The list was well received here. The next step is to check out the state of the original materials and that can take a long time. Then we would move onto what bonus materials, if any, should be produced. In short, the list is the backbone of our catalog releases for 2002 and 2003. Even the real obscure titles (yeah, I'm thinking of Four Flies). So thanks everyone. The system is working.... Be patient.

#2 of 49 OFFLINE   Rob Gillespie

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Posted June 25 2001 - 12:57 PM

Martin, thank you for the response. It is appreciated.

Hopefully that will satisfy the curiosity of the people who took part in the poll for the time being.


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#3 of 49 OFFLINE   JoeyP



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Posted June 25 2001 - 01:06 PM

Thanks Martin, good to see an update on what's going on. Looking forward to seeing the final verdict.

#4 of 49 OFFLINE   Jim_K


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Posted June 25 2001 - 01:12 PM

Thanks for the update Martin. Posted Image

Wouldn't it be nice if the other studio's (Fox and Paramount excluded of course) took the time to get feedback from their consumer base like this.

Just look at all of the money Paramount saved on Market Research alone.
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#5 of 49 OFFLINE   Scott D S

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Posted June 25 2001 - 01:26 PM


#6 of 49 OFFLINE   JoeyP



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Posted June 25 2001 - 01:27 PM

I just noticed that you thought people were "agitated" about the lack of an update... I really think that is the wrong word. Many people were curious or even hyper-active about finding out what's going on, but I didn't see anyone that was angry or upset. I for one, am happy that Paramount is taking the time to find out what the fans want, even if it was just to humor us (even though that doesn't seem the case). It's one of the first/few times fans have been asked what we want (especially for "B" level movies), which is why everyone is so hyped to find out how it went. Just thought I'd clear that up.

#7 of 49 OFFLINE   Jason Hughes

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Posted June 25 2001 - 01:59 PM

Thank you Mr Blythe, I'm sure everything will be worth the wait. Now to go find a better job, since it sounds like I'm about to go broke....
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#8 of 49 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted June 25 2001 - 02:32 PM

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#9 of 49 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted June 25 2001 - 02:44 PM

Thanks Martin! Can't wait to lay my paws on some of those! Jeff Kleist

#10 of 49 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

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Posted June 25 2001 - 02:55 PM

Thanks much, Martin. I think that, between restoration and various rights squabbles, people don't realize what it takes to get something out into the marketplace DONE RIGHT the first time out. Looking forward to some of those catalog titles!

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Posted June 25 2001 - 03:17 PM

Thank you so much Martin for making this preliminary announcement and for specifically including FOUR FLIES in that statement. I, for one, would buy a bare bones edition of the Argento movie as long as it was widescreen. You don't know how many times I've watched an unbelievably cropped, blurry and edited version of it. I just hope the original materials have survived the last thirty years intact.
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#12 of 49 OFFLINE   Jeff Adkins

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Posted June 25 2001 - 03:30 PM

Just the idea that they are even considering Four Flies On Grey Velvet is certainly terrific news! I am ecstatic about the possibility even though it just that....a possibility! Jeff

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Posted June 25 2001 - 06:37 PM

Great news! The system is indeed working. Way to go Paramount! ------------------ -- Will Work for Five Million Dollars

#14 of 49 OFFLINE   Will K

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Posted June 25 2001 - 06:37 PM

Another thanks!
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#15 of 49 OFFLINE   Chuck L

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Posted June 25 2001 - 07:04 PM

Thank you Martin...

Not at all agitated, just wondered how things were coming along...wishing and hoping...think that anxious is a better word.

I commend you for taking the time out of your schedule to respond. Posted Image


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Posted June 26 2001 - 12:00 AM

Yes, Mr. Blythe, let me put in my gratitude to you. Even though I'm sure not a single one of my suggestions (especially LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE FABULOUS STAINS) will be on the 2002 and 2003 schedule, you did what no other studio appears to be doing, which is listening to our whole request, not just hearing an unfamiliar title and dismissing it out of hand. For spits and giggles, I will tell you that in fourth grade, we had a letter writing assignment, and I chose to send in a movie idea to Paramount. I still have the rejection letter to this day. Even though it came back unread, I was still grateful for the reply. Paramount has always been my favorite studio, and your work has reaffirmed my faith. ------------------ "As I looked back over my life, I realized that I enjoyed nothing--not art, not sex--more than going to the movies." -- Gore Vidal
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#17 of 49 OFFLINE   Anthony Thorne

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Posted June 26 2001 - 12:25 AM

Martin, Many thanks. The poll, and your gracious response to even those 'obscure' titles that found their way onto the list, is much appreciated. I'm looking forward to purchasing many Paramount discs in the future.

#18 of 49 OFFLINE   Wes Ray

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Posted June 26 2001 - 01:06 AM

Thank you for caring about our opinions, Mr. Blythe! Posted Image Here's hoping there'll be a lot of happy Friday the 13th fans in the near future (though, I'm also excited about Four Flies as well). Thank you, thank you, thank you!

#19 of 49 OFFLINE   Peter Apruzzese

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Posted June 26 2001 - 07:15 AM

Thanks for taking the titles we offered to the table.
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#20 of 49 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted June 26 2001 - 08:48 AM

Thanks Martin. Though I assume that Jonathan Livingston Seagull isn't even on the short list, I do appreciate the chance to cast a vote.

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