Lion's Gate reclaims video rights from Universal

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  1. Damin J Toell

    Damin J Toell Producer

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    As per today's DVDFile update, Lion's Gate's video distribution license with Universal for 22 films has expired. The titles include American Psycho, Affliction, Buffalo 66, Gods and Monsters, Love and Death on Long Island, The Red Violin and Shadow of the Vampire. DVDFile expects Signature Series re-releases of some of these titles with new extras. Great! Just when I've already ordered the UK R2 American Psycho DVD for the deleted scenes...

    Anyway, Lion's Gate has clearly become a much more successful operation than they were when they first entered into the video distribution deal with Universal, so that they've decided not to renew the license isn't that surprising. It's nice to see a smaller film production studio grow.

    DJ
     
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    Isn't LAST NIGHT one of those affected titles? Hopefully they'll put out a widescreen version so I can finally buy it.
     
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    Let's pray that Vincent Gallo's commentary that got left off the original DVD of Buffalo 66 finally makes the re-release! From what I've heard, uh, 'candid' isn't quite the word to describe it.
     
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    Oh, neato! I'll have to pick up Gods and Monsters and Shadow of the Vampire.
     
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    I hope they put out a special edition of American Psycho.
     
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    I hope they do a better job than their releases in Canada, which have pretty much all been MAR'd.
     
  9. Dean Kousoulas

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    I'll buy American Psycho SE in a second, as long as it's still unrated.

    I've heard many good things about Last Night as well, but so far no luck finding it in stores to buy or rent. Maybe i'll just wait for an SE.

    Dean
     

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