MGM for sale??

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  1. Gary_E

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    David,

    Whoa, there pardner...

    Bond had been off ABC for a number of years now, having taken up residence on "Superstation" TBS.

    MGM being bought wouldn't be a world-shaking piece of news, IMHO.
     
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    hoorray!!!

    More media Consolidation in the works!

    WooHoo.....
     
  5. Robert Crawford

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    David,

    The tone of your response wasn't necessary!

    Crawdaddy
     
  6. Nelson Au

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    And NBC just broadcast "Goldeneye" a few weeks ago. And that is a official Bond film unlike "Never Say Never" which has been seen on indie stations.

    Nelson
     
  7. Rob Willey

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    OK people, time to stop complaining about the slow release of MGM's film catalog and put your money where your mouth is.*
    Now you can control what titles are released when!
    Rob
    * Assuming you've got MGM's $7 billion asking price that is. [​IMG]
     
  8. Rob Lutter

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    OK... my bid is... $3... take it or leave it.
    Oh, and when I am the head of MGM, I promise a 12 disc 'UHF' Ultra Super Special Limited Ultimate Planitum Infinifilm Extracuricular Super-cala-fragel-istic-expial-adoucious edition [​IMG]
     
  9. Mark Zimmer

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    That would be terrible indeed--the only thing worse would be if Time Warner bought MGM...then we'd never see any of these movies that MGM is furiously releasing on DVD. Disney wouldn't bother to locate uncut prints and we'd get a release that isn't at all what it could be (and you can forget about the Eurocult right now).
     
  10. Walt Riarson

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    Hmmmm.

    I agree. It would be quite tragic if MGM were purchased by Disney.
     
  11. David Lambert

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    Apologies to all. Yep I went a bit overboard. And I've never seen GoldenEye on NBC, but perhaps I missed it.

    I forgot about TBS, though.

    Again, sorry. Been a long coupla days for me. No excuse, though.
     
  12. John Kilduff

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    Figured I'd toss me 2 pennies in here...

    What about Viacom? Paramount is doing better on DVD releases now, and an MGM purchase could be interesting. At the very least, it could put a good lot of Atlantic releases with a studio that worked with them in the past ("Teen Wolf" the Paramount CE, anyone?).

    Sincerely,

    John "Prepares for a skewering" Kilduff
     
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    The Last Seduction: SE is supposed to come out sometime this year. Polygram was going to release it about 3 years ago until MGM bought them. If this title gets cancelled AGAIN because of another buyout I'm gonna be SO PISSED!!! Not to mention other titles scheduled to come out like Reservoir Dogs, Usual Suspects, Robocop, etc.
     
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    Is there a source that lists all MGM DVDs, so one can possibly buy them before they leave for awhile?

    I realize MGM will continue operations until there is a buyer...but just to be on the safe side, is there a list somewhere?

    (One great part of this is those crappy Bond covers will never be seen again!)
     
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    Hey we took up a collection to get HTF a new server, how much harder would it be to take up a collection to buy MGM? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. Glenn Overholt

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    Right George!

    A merger with them would be a step back, IMO.

    Speaking of which, it was about 12 months ago when we had a list of MGM's releases for the 1st qtr of 01. (about 120, or thereabouts). Is there one for this year, or did they stop cranking them out?

    Glen
     
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    Dreamworks, please!

    With people like Steven Speilberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg running the studio, we could see lots of money put into restoration and preservation.

    Also, since they don't have much of a library yet (Just titles as far back as 1997!), they could put more time and money into the MGM library than other studios.
     
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    Think of the thread wars if we did buy it though. Ay carumba.
    Cover art, which titles to release, content, which titles to remaster.
    At least there would be no P&S! [​IMG]
     

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