Is "Laura" No Longer Available to Order? DVD Empire Thinks So!

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Jeff_HR, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2001
    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  2. Craig S

    Craig S Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2000
    Messages:
    5,780
    Likes Received:
    230
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    League City, Texas
    Real Name:
    Craig Seanor
    Jeff, you beat me to it. I got this e-mail from DVD Empire just now. In addition, they are saying The Ox-Bow Incident has been moved from 12/2 up to Laura's 11/4 release date.

    Anybody have any idea what's going on with these Fox Studio Classic releases??
     
  3. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2001
    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Amazon has not taken it down yet, but I'm not going to hold my breath. At least I still have my Laserdisc of "Laura". This is going to be a BITTER shame if this is a permanent cancellation. I sincerely hope that it is just a delay for some good reason.
     
  4. Todd_Brown

    Todd_Brown Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2000
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hello all,
    Got this e-mail from DVDEmpire:
    "Fox has just notified us that they have cancelled the 11/4/2003
    release of "Laura." The title has been removed from the schedule and
    replaced with the "Ox-Bow Incident" which will be moved from 12/2/2003 and
    will now street on 11/4/2003.

    Our apologies
    DVD Empire"

    Anyone know anymore about this? Will it be rescheduled or is there no news on any future release? I was really looking forward to this classic.[​IMG]


    Todd
     
  5. John Hodson

    John Hodson Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Messages:
    4,533
    Likes Received:
    324
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Bolton, Lancashire
    Real Name:
    John
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2001
    Messages:
    13,063
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    God I hope not. By far the best of the upcoming Fox classics, it would really suck to see this one pulled. [​IMG]
     
  7. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2001
    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I already started a thread about this. Use the search function. Please merge these threads.
     
  8. Sergio Martorel

    Sergio Martorel Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Relax. It´s just a delay.
     
  9. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2001
    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  10. Eric Peterson

    Eric Peterson Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2001
    Messages:
    2,959
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    As several people have already stated, this is one of the cornerstones of the Fox Classics library. I highly doubt that they would cancel this title.

    It is most likely that new source material or supplemental material showed up and they're going to push it back.

    This is what happened to "The Grapes of Wrath" which is rumored to be out early next year. It also might be a strategic move, to hold one of the prominent titles over to next year, since there has been some talk about what the big titles are going to be for next year.
     
  11. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2001
    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well we won't know for sure until there is some sort of official anouncement. The faster FOX issues an anouncement, the less speculating there will be.
     
  12. Sergio Martorel

    Sergio Martorel Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  13. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2001
    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  14. Sergio Martorel

    Sergio Martorel Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  15. Tommy G

    Tommy G Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2000
    Messages:
    1,233
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! [​IMG] This is truly sad. Why oh why did it have to be this title? Deepdiscountdvd.com didn't notify me yet but I don't hold too much hope.
     
  16. Sergio Martorel

    Sergio Martorel Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    According to Amazon:

    This item will be released on November 4, 2003. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives.


    (edit)

    Oops. Sorry. I was under the impression that Laura was going to be released OCTOBER 4, 2003.
     
  17. Jon Robertson

    Jon Robertson Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,568
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Relax everyone, nothing's been confirmed either way yet.

    I'd bet DVD Empire have just got their dates/facts mixed up. Fox wouldn't pull the plug on such a long-awaited title...would they?
     
  18. Randy_M

    Randy_M Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    693
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    Real Name:
    Randy Margolis
    Major bummer. If DVD Empire goofed, it would be a pretty huge one.....

    I can only assume I'll be watching my VHS copy for the forseeable future.

    nuts.
     
  19. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2001
    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  20. Nick Eden

    Nick Eden Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2001
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    110
    I remember years ago there was some contractural problems to do with music in the film. Can't remember anymore than that as it was about 10-15 years ago (well before DVD). Maybe this issue has raised its head again?

    Or maybe there is a quality control issue as with "The 300 Spartans" and it has been put back till a later date.

    Or maybe there are some new extras/ better elements which are now to be used.

    This classic Gene Tierney film is a wonderful example of 1940s film noir as released by 20th Century Fox and I just hope Peter Staddon at Fox is reading this, so he can put us all out of our misery???
     

Share This Page