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  1. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I’ve noticed that occasionally Disney titles are hitting that price point now, where for years they simply wouldn’t. I’d love to get Moon Pilot and Mission To Mars for less than $17.99 each so here’s hoping they see a drop one of these days.
  2. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I mean, it’s not like any of the market forces in play over the last 20 years led to an upgrade so I don’t think it’s that simple. They’re updating the director’s edition of the first Star Trek film as an exclusive to their service. The new name of the game is keeping people subscribed. I...
  3. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I don’t think Paramount is declining license renewals because they’re not interested in keeping them in circulation. I think it’s just part of a long term strategy for studios to leverage their own IP on their own services. DS9 is more valuable to Paramount if the only place streaming viewers...
  4. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I humbly disagree. This is a pretty homegrown effort for a Lynch film. He expressed interest in the source material and the script was written by his then-wife. This is as much a David Lynch movie as Blue Velvet or anything else, and I think it has a lot to say about how he sees the world. In...
  5. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    Sgt. Bilko with Steve Martin is $5 on iTunes. I know it wasn’t a giant hit or well reviewed but it’s always cracked me up.
  6. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    If you bought them all, I’d say just watch in production order, rather than watching those highlighted “best” ones first.
  7. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    Same transfer from the BD?
  8. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I think they are wonderful, with two caveats to be aware of: -The first two films, “Hound of the Baskervilles” and the “Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” were made by Fox as “A” pictures and set more or less in the original time period as per the novels. They’re more high budget affairs. -The...
  9. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    The interesting thing to me is that the studio/copyright holder was listed as Paramount Pictures (CBS Legacy). I was under the impression that the first two were under Fox’s control and the remainder with Universal. Typo or ownership change?
  10. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    Make sure to finish your viewing of DS9 before watching this documentary (and possibly the other one too) - the premise of this doc is that the writers gather to discuss what a hypothetical season 8 could have been.
  11. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    The credits can also be used for add-on channels to Prime so if there’s one you’re interested in subscribing to short term, that can be a good use of the Amazon digital credits. I have the PBS Living add-on for $3 a month and often have the credits to get it for free.
  12. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    Coda on iTunes comes with bonus features, and one of those bonus features is the home video version of The Godfather Part III. The original theatrical version of Godfather 3 has never been released on any home video format. They’ve all been the slightly longer home video version.
  13. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    Same. Last time I watched it, I think I paid $4.99 for a rental so I’m very happy at this price point.
  14. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I think that was one of those titles that changed ownership because WB was originally the distributor and not the full owner. Heat is another that made the leap from WB to Fox.
  15. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I’m just guessing on reasoning here but based on numbers that have been released for purchases, physical media sales last year was a $3 billion a year business (falling more each year, down from over $15 billion a year at its height), and digital purchases seem more or less stagnant at $3...
  16. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    Oh totally, if it’s just for a one time viewing, a $5 rental or purchase is the way to go.
  17. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    For Andromeda Strain, I think the digital versions are the older master from the Universal Blu-ray. There’s a new master on Arrow’s Blu-ray that blows the old one out of the water; I found that worth the extra cost of buying the disc.
  18. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    That makes sense for MTM as there are no HD masters in existence for the show - the studio has film elements which could be scanned in HD with minimal fuss but have no incentive to do so. Outer Limits is disappointing because MGM does have HD masters on hand.
  19. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I can’t speak to the process in 2020, but ten years ago it was an arduous, time consuming process to submit digital masters to the streaming service, and it was expected that the associated costs would all be borne by the entity providing the content. I’m not convinced that studios hold back...
  20. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    Sounds interesting (and short enough) to be worth $5 for a weeknight viewing when I might not have time for a long movie but want something more than a television episode. Thanks Robert!
  21. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    @Robert Crawford any thoughts on the John Wayne film Three Faces West? It’s $5 now and it’s one I haven’t seen.
  22. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I’ve never seen Shane and I’d much rather do a $5 digital purchase or rental than blind buying the disc; does the iTunes ratio ruin the film?
  23. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    @Robert Crawford or anyone else in the know - I don’t have “Shane” on disc or digital. Any reason not to get the iTunes version?
  24. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I have a surprising number of issues with the AppleTV+ app but not the Movies or TV Shows app directly. :(
  25. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    Every company working during this pandemic has different infrastructures and different politics about which parts of the business are prioritized and which are on hold, which employees are working from home and which are furloughed. I believe Universal when they say the delay is pandemic...
  26. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I’m at the point where I’m not making purchases unless I have plans to watch that title either that day or in the very near future. Looking over my digital purchases for the past couple years, I’ve watched only a small percentage of things I did buy, and that leads me to believe that for me, the...
  27. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I still see it on iTunes. It’s called “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Triple Feature” - found it by just searching “Bill and Ted”
  28. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I’m amazed how clunky the TV app is - Apple is usually far more elegant and intuitive in their designs.
  29. Josh Steinberg

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    Apple has been pushing to separate iTunes for music from the other storefronts on their devices. On my iPad, I have to use to TV app to purchase and view TV and movie content.
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