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Discussion in 'DVD' started by David Lambert, May 23, 2003.
Video Business magazine reports:
I've been holding off on watching my first season. Guess I'll have to wait a little longer.
This sounds like possible great news. Artisan screws up more DVDs then they get right. Hopefully some company with a bit more respect for film will buy them out.
Well, then, I'd rather see Artisan acquired by someone like...oh...Anchor Bay, maybe. But they'll never do that...
From what I hear, Sony is the most likely buyer.
Thanks David for the info. Hopefully we will see better treatment of films on dvd
I'd like to see Lion's Gate acquire Artisan... it's about time they had a real home entertainment division.
Id LOVE to see Lions Gate get Artisans catalog!!!
If Artisan doesn't release it, hopefully the Region 2 will use the high quality masters and 5.1 remixes they have sitting on the shelves at Artisan.
So we'll get even more editions of T2, Reservoir Dogs, Stargate, Basic Instinct, and Total Recall on DVD.
As long as I see an Extreme DVD of Van Wilder from whoever buys up Artisan, I'll be happy. That and a widescreen release of Sleepless.
But would Sony really buy a studio that has a lot of "unrated" titles to their name? I can see Lions Gate as they release their share of NC-17/Unrated titles, but would Sony?
Rumor has it Sony wants to buy Artisan then use the label. Make it a sort of Miramax to their Disney.
Besides Twin Peaks, this may affect other special edition dvds in the pipeline. For example, Angel Heart and Red Heat to name a few. Both were mentioned a while ago.
Well, this might explain why there has been no release of the original Turtle series on DVD yet, since it was announced last year. I want a company that also owns a major broadcast network to acquire it, so we can have the show on TV again, AND a good DVD release .
Sony buying Artisan?
Well, that would mean that the TriStar/Carolco collaborations would be back under one roof (The Republic titles "The Running Man", "Light Of Day" and "The Monster Squad" will still eventually be going to Paramount, I believe).
Also, A "Red Heat" Special Edition? Alright...Clean Head Sweep!