Columbia/Tristar - no response to petition

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  1. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    I thought I would post to let you all know that I have received absolutely NO response from Columbia/Tristar in regards to the OAR petition.

    About a month and a half ago I sent them a long letter, accompanied by a hard copy of the petition, bearing about 3100 names at that point. I provided them with my address, phone number and email and specifically requested feedback.

    Now, since this is my first time doing any such thing, I'm not sure if it usually takes longer for a response, but I have to say, I'm not very optimistic.

    It's a shame, really.

    I thought I should let you all know how it turned out.
     
  2. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    They got a lot of flack for not letting Robert Harris supervise the HD transfer and DVD production of Lawrence of Arabia (which, in its present form, is not the best it could have been) and they pretty much said FU to the fans. Pretty much the same thing with Monty Python and the Holy Grail problems.

    Sony is very, very difficult to deal with it seems.

    Dan
     
  3. Jesse Skeen

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    I have to wonder what the hell is going on with this company, it looks like they've had a change in management recently. There is no excuse for these recent releases including only a pan and scan version, when they used to be so good about including both formats whenever possible.
    Although not quite as bad, I'm still blown away how they've been redoing many of their covers. While the cover doesn't ruin the movie and I know all about how things should appear in the stores to get people to buy them, this is just plain silly. While I didn't really have any desire to buy "Flatliners", I've decided if I ever find the older cover for a decent price I'll buy it just because of that!
     
  4. Dalton

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    Thanks for the update Rain. This is sad news indeed[​IMG] Seems the almighty dollar is the only thing some of the studios care about these days.[​IMG]
     
  5. Heinz W

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    Disappointing. Give them a little more time, then write once more if necessary and if you STILL get no response THEN declare their utter indifference!!
    Still kinda [​IMG] though!
     
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  7. Mike Friedrich

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    And I definately won't be responsive to any of the Sony consumer products !
    bodymov'n [​IMG]
     
  8. Jay E

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    That's pretty disappointing Rain. I hope all the work you've done did not go in vain.

    I'm also a little upset that they came to the forum asking for our suggestions on titles, but they don't want to have any contact with us when it comes to OAR. It seems that they only want to hear from us when it suits them.
     

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