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Okay, we get it, and are sad that Mr. Feltenstein and Co. are no longer running the show at WAC. But who is? How about helping out the hundreds of fans and supporters of your program, and keeping us better informed about anything you are releasing. No Facebook page anymore? No official announcements for Home Theater Forum and other sites? IF YOU ARE STILL PUTTING OUT TITLES, MIGHT YOU PLEASE ORGANIZE THEM AND ANNOUNCE THEM ACROSS VARIOUS PLATFORMS?

There are so many members here for whom the second Tuesday of the each month really meant something for many years..."I wonder what WAC will announce this month? Can't wait for the next announcement so I can spend more of my money on their releases!" Now, if any titles appear, they do so arbitrarily as though they are an afterthought. Might you at least pretend you give a damn about your many, many loyal consumer friends out here? Yes, you have big shoes to fill...are you up to it?

Thanks for any actual effort you might exert in the wake of the personnel changes. We also get it that those who (probably reluctantly) inherited the Feltenstein mantle just haven't the same movie fan mindset and enthusiasm. But WE still have that, and have money ready to spend on quality releases.

PLEASE BRING BACK WAC!!!
 

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Okay, we get it, and are sad that Mr. Feltenstein and Co. are no longer running the show at WAC. But who is? How about helping out the hundreds of fans and supporters of your program, and keeping us better informed about anything you are releasing. No Facebook page anymore? No official announcements for Home Theater Forum and other sites? IF YOU ARE STILL PUTTING OUT TITLES, MIGHT YOU PLEASE ORGANIZE THEM AND ANNOUNCE THEM ACROSS VARIOUS PLATFORMS?

There are so many members here for whom the second Tuesday of the each month really meant something for many years..."I wonder what WAC will announce this month? Can't wait for the next announcement so I can spend more of my money on their releases!" Now, if any titles appear, they do so arbitrarily as though they are an afterthought. Might you at least pretend you give a damn about your many, many loyal consumer friends out here? Yes, you have big shoes to fill...are you up to it?

Thanks for any actual effort you might exert in the wake of the personnel changes. We also get it that those who (probably reluctantly) inherited the Feltenstein mantle just haven't the same movie fan mindset and enthusiasm. But WE still have that, and have money ready to spend on quality releases.

PLEASE BRING BACK WAC!!!
Do you really think that after those personnel changes anybody still associated with Warner is reading this thread?

It’s over!
 

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Do you really think that after those personnel changes anybody still associated with Warner is reading this thread?

It’s over!

Before last year ended, two things were discussed in the WAC podcast and on other social media sites which somehow always seem to be excluded from these types of threads.

The first was that George Feltenstein was being kept on in a consulting role. The second was that WAC’s release slate was planned out for roughly the next two years.

The title choices for 2021 thus far haven’t been picked at random or with the intent of somehow disrespecting the disc buying audience. They were picked long before 2021 began and that is why Feltenstein is working as a consultant: to oversee the release of these long planned titles.
 

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Didn't Univeral take over Warners home video distribution? Universal is very quiet about their MOD releases as well. They don't post them on Facebook or anything, They just show up on sites like moviezyng. It seems that's the way they are doing WAC now as well. I really do wish they'd go back to announcing the monthly titles on Facebook like they use to but at this point I'm just happy they are still releasing titles.
 

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Before last year ended, two things were discussed in the WAC podcast and on other social media sites which somehow always seem to be excluded from these types of threads.

The first was that George Feltenstein was being kept on in a consulting role. The second was that WAC’s release slate was planned out for roughly the next two years.

The title choices for 2021 thus far haven’t been picked at random or with the intent of somehow disrespecting the disc buying audience. They were picked long before 2021 began and that is why Feltenstein is working as a consultant: to oversee the release of these long planned titles.
Being a consultant is different than being in power to actually execute changes in public relations.
 

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Being a consultant is different than being in power to actually execute changes in public relations.

That’s true, I was responding more to the idea that the current selections were being chosen at random with the intention of being disrespectful to disc buyers, and I don’t see any evidence to support that charge.

But of course you and I both understand the reality of the situation - catalog disc sales are an increasingly small portion of an already shrinking pie and the revenue being generated isn’t enough to justify the additional staffing for a social media presence any longer.
 

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Didn't Univeral take over Warners home video distribution? Universal is very quiet about their MOD releases as well. They don't post them on Facebook or anything, They just show up on sites like moviezyng. It seems that's the way they are doing WAC now as well. I really do wish they'd go back to announcing the monthly titles on Facebook like they use to but at this point I'm just happy they are still releasing titles.
No. No. No. No. No. Warner and Universal have set up a joint venture consolidating physical media production and retail distribution called Consumer Distribution Services. It's not a case of one "taking over" the other; they've simply set up a joint operation to reduce costs at the production and distribution level. Warner Archive has nothing to do with this, as Warner Archive products are strictly distributed via online retailers.
 

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The Facebook page is still updated, but the strategy has changed. Instead of announcing upcoming releases, they're promoted on Facebook once they are available.
They also still distribute monthly emails promoting their latest releases and the Amazon Warner Archive Shop. The change as has been mentioned many times is that we no longer get announcements of future releases to anticipate getting and being excited about. No announcements have lead people to believe there will be no future releases.
 

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No. No. No. No. No. Warner and Universal have set up a joint venture consolidating physical media production and retail distribution called Consumer Distribution Services. It's not a case of one "taking over" the other; they've simply set up a joint operation to reduce costs at the production and distribution level. Warner Archive has nothing to do with this, as Warner Archive products are strictly distributed via online retailers.
Okay, thanks for explaining.
 
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I'm bewildered by this thread. I am still getting Warner Archive emails announcing new releases. I got one last week that had the announcement for the 4th Thin Man movie on BluRay. I immediately preordered it in the Warner Shop on Amazon.
Everything seems to be releasing just fine and consistently. I get not only the Warner emails, but I see the posts on Facebook.
Is this some sort of a tempest in a teapot by someone who personally doesn't like that Warner is now tied to Amazon? Because I can see no difference in how the Warner Archive is operating. As far as I can tell, it's business as usual like for the past couple of decades.
 

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I am dreading the day they move to digital content only and stop producing physical media. They will end up cutting off and alienating so many customers that have subpar internet connections or no internet at all. Not to mention the day that happens ownership of movies dies other than what you have in your possession or can still order online.
 

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From where are people getting these Warner Archive newsletters nowadays? I stopped receiving them a while ago and presumed they were no longer issued because of the upheaval(s) at Warner. My email address has not changed. Did you have to re-sign-up to receive them, and if so, where? Thanks in advance.
 

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From where are people getting these Warner Archive newsletters nowadays? I stopped receiving them a while ago and presumed they were no longer issued because of the upheaval(s) at Warner. My email address has not changed. Did you have to re-sign-up to receive them, and if so, where? Thanks in advance.
I have continued to receive the monthly newsletter. They never stopped and I did not have to resign up.

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