If I’m not mistaken, Film Detective does not use factory pressed Blu-rays. The use the MOD blu-Ray -R.Seems like The Film Detective is working with him on some titles.
Another one is Susan Hart.
Hart now owns the rights to 11 movies made by her late husband's company: It Conquered the World (1956) and its 1966 remake Zontar, The Thing from Venus, Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957) and its 1965 remake The Eye Creatures, I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957), I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), Terror from the Year 5000 (1958), Apache Woman (1955), The Oklahoma Woman (1956) and Naked Paradise (1957).
As likely to come out on Blu as the WW holdings.
I remember hearing an interview with WW where he said that he and Hart are good friends. It's no surprise that they both have the same mentality.
Though I hear that Hart is softening her stance on her library and plans on licensing the films to Scream Factory; I'll believe it when Shout confirms it.
Obvious answer: it's just greed. And I'm not just talking any possible future release of IFM. How about his 3D holdings (CAT WOMEN OF THE MOON, ROBOT MONSTER)? Now that the domestic video market has abandoned that format, it seems WW really blew his chance to make something on it. Bob Furmanek tried -- really tried -- to help him get these out with virtually no financial risk to Williams, but he just kept dicking around. Too late now, Wade!! Now, you'll be making nothing rather than something. Yes, I'd probably pay $65.00 for a decent copy of IFM, but how many copies would he sell?. And, GIANT FROM THE UNKNOWN? How many of us are biting our lips to get hold of that one for $65.? I'm sorry Tom Weaver got involved in that. I love his commentaries, but at this point I won't be hearing it. If Film Detective and Mr. Williams wanted a real test of their insane price point, they should have announced INVADERS FROM MARS first.Maybe they're testing that price point?
Maybe they're testing that price point? If enough people bite, maybe there will be more blu releases of WW's holdings. Knowing WW's reputation, Film Detective probably need to charge that much to make a profit after WW gets his share. Which begs the question, would people pay $64.95 for a blu of Invaders From Mars? I wouldn't but then again, I'm not a big fan of the film. I might cough up as much as $39.95. I've paid that much for Criterions but Film Detective ain't no Criterion.