- Apr 15, 2002
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just discovered that on Feb 28, a 2 disc of Straw Dogs will be released in the Netherlands. I will try to find more info on the specs
A sticker on the plastic wrap says "SPECIAL EDITION: Available For A Limited Time" but I cannot find any info related to this at the Criterion website. Anyone know the story on this?I know I read somewhere that the license for this title was only for one year, and that the license will most probably not be extended after that, due to the high license fee...
Owners of the original on r2 should be offered discount or vouchers for the new special edition in my opinion. The effort should be there in the first place.What on earth...?
For starters Criterion has no business catering to R2 owners (least of all giving refunds!), and in any case, legally can't do a thing because it infringes on the rights of the UK distributors.
Secondly, it wasn't Criterion who put out the original disc, it was Anchor Bay, so Criterion have not even the faintest obligation to refund consumers for another company's product.
Thirdly, the disc will be in print for one year only. I asked Jon Mulvaney (the Criterion spokesperson) and he said in 2004 the rights go over to MGM, so get 'em while they're hot!