Anchor Bay sold to unnamed buyer

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  1. Damin J Toell

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    In announcing the results of the second quarter of fiscal year 2004, The Handleman Company, owners of Anchor Bay Entertainment, have announced a tentative agreement to sell the unit.

    As this press release states:
     
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    I really hope it's actually William Lustig - Blue Underground seems to be going from strength to strength.
     
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    That would rule if it was Blue Underground, but does it have the cash/investors to make that kind of a purchase?
     
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    I don't know if this is good news, Anchor Bay usually puts out a quality release so hopefully this transaction won't ruin AB.
     
  5. MatthewLouwrens

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    Please let it be Artisan.[​IMG]
     
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    Would this have any negative effect on DVD releases that Anchor Bay already had planned for 2004? For example the Dawn of the Dead special edition?
     
  7. Dan Hitchman

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    MatthewLouwrens,

    You're being sarcastic, right?

    Dan

    P.S. Right??
     
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    I hope this does not affect the uncut release of "Dead Heat"....I've been waiting too long ...!
     
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    I hope this doesn't affect the 47th re-release of Evil Dead?[​IMG]
     
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    I hope it doesn't affect the releases of Three's Company.
     
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    Dave, beat me to what i was gonna say.[​IMG]
     
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    Hey, we gotta have our priorities! :wink:
     
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    David ![​IMG]
     
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    Actually, I was thinking yesterday that it would be cool if it was Lions Gate. Of course the flip side is, there would be less competition among the independants if there was just one big one.
     
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    Does anyone know anything more about this?
     
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    Maybe it will be MGM. Of all the potential buyers, we horror fans could definitely do worse.

    -Lyle J.P.
     
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