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Nominate Worst Studio 2023
Nominate Best 4k Release of 2023
Nominate Worst 4k Release of 2023
Nominate Best Studio of 2023
Nominate Best 4k Packaging of 2023
Nominate Worst 4k Packaging of 2023


This is your opportunity to have your voice heard! Whereas other discussion forums have their reviewers determine the best and worst of the year, we are leaving it up to our members to cast their votes.

Please read the following carefully:

1. Nominate your two choices for the WORST STUDIO OF 2023 (Blu-ray and 4k). This is based on overall studio quality output over the year 2023. The top 5 choices go on to the final voting round.

2. Only one 2-choice nomination per member. You can repeat studios that others have nominated. As stated above, the top 5 nominated go on to the final voting round.

3. NO DISCUSSIONS in this thread, please. To make things easy on compiling your nominations, it is kindly asked you only post your two top choices.

4. Nominations will close and this thread will be locked on January 19, 2024. At that point, your choices will be compiled and the top nominations move on to the final voting round.

Note: Blu-ray was not included in these awards. Truth be, your nominations take a lot of work to compile and it was felt that since 4k is the best format on physical media, the awards should reflect such.
 
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PLEASE NOTE: WARNER BROS. and WARNER ARCHIVE are separate entities (not that we are promoting them as a choice in this category)
 
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Warner Bros. for celebrating 100 years by repackaging a bunch of discs that weren't even Warner Bros titles (i.e. MGM and New Line) in with their 100th anniversary box sets, and for putting out only a handful of new 4K releases in barebones editions with some truly hideous cover art.

Disney for celebrating 100 years by repackaging a bunch of animated titles most fans already owned in a massively expensive box set, and for continuing to sit on every film in the Fox library, save for those directed by James Cameron.
 
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Disney and Warner Bros - both studios "celebrated" their 100th anniversaries with very few new deep catalog releases. Plus, Disney really screwed up the 4K digital releases of The Abyss, Aliens and Avatar: Collector's Edition by only including the special edition cuts in HD rather than 4K.
 

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Warner Bros. (Their centennial celebration - outside of a few titles and the Warner Archive - was a bit of a dud.)

Disney (Likewise, a dud of a centennial celebration, but the UHD releases of Cinderella and Snow White were bright spots.)
 

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Disney (they're sitting on a huge catalogue and they don't release anything.)
Criterion (mainly because other than The Others, nothing else interested me)
 

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Warner Brothers (for becoming very consumer un-friendly when it comes to digital codes and combo packs)

Paramount (for not being part of Movies Anywhere and starting the trend to move away from the 4K/blu-ray/digital combo)
 
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Disney - with kudos to their stellar Cinderella and Snow White releases.
 
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1) Disney (Is there any doubt?). Buying Fox only to lock away classic Fox fare apparently never to be seen again on homevid by fans. Most other studios have unlocked their vaults and (in many cases via Kino) given us some well-received rarities.

2) WB (or Warner Archive, depending on purview): After a spectacular early run, Warner Archive continues to let us down by ducking questions about its relatively ginormous remaining library of classic 3D titles.
 
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