I didn't realize that Artisan was up for sale...I wonder if this affects Twin Peaks?

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  1. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Video Business magazine reports:

     
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    I've been holding off on watching my first season. Guess I'll have to wait a little longer.
     
  3. Eric Peterson

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    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.
     
  4. Jeffrey Gray

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    Well, then, I'd rather see Artisan acquired by someone like...oh...Anchor Bay, maybe. But they'll never do that...[​IMG]
     
  5. Dan Rudolph

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    From what I hear, Sony is the most likely buyer.
     
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    Thanks David for the info. Hopefully we will see better treatment of films on dvd

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    I'd like to see Lion's Gate acquire Artisan... it's about time they had a real home entertainment division.
     
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    Id LOVE to see Lions Gate get Artisans catalog!!!
     
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    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. [​IMG]
     
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  12. Matthew Chmiel

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    So we'll get even more editions of T2, Reservoir Dogs, Stargate, Basic Instinct, and Total Recall on DVD. [​IMG]

    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?
     
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    Rumor has it Sony wants to buy Artisan then use the label. Make it a sort of Miramax to their Disney.
     
  15. TysonK

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    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.
     
  16. DeathStar1

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    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 [​IMG].
     
  17. John Kilduff

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    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).

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Also, A "Red Heat" Special Edition? Alright...Clean Head Sweep!
     
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