Got to meet John Sayles at an event for "Silver City" yesterday and asked him what's going on with the "City of Hope" DVD. Apparently, Sony/Columbia no longer has video rights to this and he's trying to get back the rights to it from Samuel Goldwyn Pictures himself so they can release a proper version of it. Unfortunately, he says it's taking forever as these kinds of things tend to be significantly more complicated than initially expected. He said "Matewan" is in the same boat. I mentioned that Artisan put out a full-frame, no-frills DVD version of it and he didn't realize that it had ever come out. But he's working to get the rights to it back. I didn't ask about "Baby, It's You," but would assume that Paramount still owns the rights. Super nice guy, too-- I haven't seen "Silver City" yet, but read the script last year and really liked it, so I'm looking forward to this release.