- Jan 25, 1999
There are soo many movies that are not on DVD. I wish studios would concentrate on releasing these before re-doing already released titles.
Universal has done 6 versions of American Pie, 3 of The Mummy, yet hasn't released a single Walter Lantz/Woody Woodpecker DVD.You gotta remember that the studios are not film-lovers... they are a business. I guarentee for every 100 shmucks that buy the newest rerelease 'The Mummy', probably half have more than 10 DVDs (made up of classics such as 'Dude Where's My Car' and 'Druids' ) and 1% of that half have an inclination to buy something that has some sort of 'substance'. Face it... the studios are giving the MAINSTREAM PUBLIC, who now own the major majority of DVD players (which they see as 'souped up VCRS', which are connected via coax on Channel 3 or 4 respectively on their 13" TV)... WHAT THEY WANT! And if they want crap, YOU ARE GONNA SEE IT over and over again because they will see it (with new pan and scan version) in the supermarket aisle and add it to their cart right next to their eggs and cheese. The studios see that they can resell the same product with little or no effort (add a trailer for the new sequel... add an EPK that is already on hand). It is all about economics from now on... not film
There are soo many movies that are not on DVD. I wish studios would concentrate on releasing these before re-doing already released titles.You assume there's a correlation and that the creation of the 95th version of American Pie keeps something else from being released. It's a mistake to assume such things...
Universal has done 6 versions of American Pie, 3 of The Mummy......and yet great movies such as Vertigo, Raging Bull, Psycho and Planet of the Apes exist only in non-anamorphic format. Shame on the studios for neglecting such great films in favor of making a quick buck.