Newline chat - Are they releasing anything?

Ross Williams

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I searched for a thread about this, but couldn't find one. So if there already is one, I apologize.
I just read through the transcript ( http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articl...01htfchat.html ) of the Newline chat. There were plenty of catalog titles asked about, but it seemed their only answer was "not at this time" and "thanks, we'll look into that". I don't think there was a single upcoming title mentioned.
So what's the deal? Are they releasing anything besides recent theatrical releases?
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[Edited last by Ross Williams on November 09, 2001 at 12:32 PM]
 

Ricky f

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I really want New Line to release more Catalog titles.
Please New Line give me Campfire Tales on DVD in 2002.
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Ricky
 

Peter D

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Wow - I just read the transcript and it's pretty amazing how little was actually said by New Line. This isn't a rip on the studio - it's great that they were there to listen to feedback from the HTF folks, but I am surprised they agreed to a chat when they didn't seem to have much to discuss.
 

Thomas T

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Unlike most other home video companies, New Line doesn't have much of a back catalogue. MGM, Fox, Warners, Paramount, Universal, Disney etc. have a plethora of classic titles going all the way back to the 1920's and 1930's. New Line could probably put out it's entire "catalogue" in a year's time so maybe they are pacing the releases so they don't shoot their wad all at once, so to speak.
 

Rich Malloy

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I'm surprised that there are no plans to release SHORT CUTS, (though they said they would explore the possibility). Maybe we don't represent the general public very well, but that's certainly one of the more requested titles round these parts.
Also disappointed that there are no plans for THE RAPTURE or NAKED.
 

Ricky f

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I would prefer more than 3 or 4 catalog releases each year.
I would like to see more catalog releases from New Line and then they can just concentrate on their new theatrical movies on DVD
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Ricky
 

Brett_B

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quote: I just read the transcript and it's pretty amazing how little was actually said by New Line. I am surprised they agreed to a chat when they didn't seem to have much to discuss.[/quote]
I haven't read the transcript yet, but I would not necessarily blame New Line for a boring chat. I would be willing to bet that the majority of the questions were something along the lines of, "Will you be releasing XXXX?" or, "Any chance of revisiting XXXX in the future?" Not that these are bad question, but rather what other type of response would you expect. New Line and other studios are offering their time to answer our questions, which they did. I, for one, can't complain about the chat since I did not participate.
Brett B.
[Edited last by Brett_B on November 09, 2001 at 03:06 PM]
 

Carol Razavi

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I was a little dissapointed that nobody asked about a re-release of Menace II Society as a Platinum Edition. I've been holding out on buying this for awhile hoping that they could do the same thing for this that they did for Se7en and Boogie Nights. Hopefully, since the Hughes Bros. are through with From Hell, they could help out alittle and make a kick ass dvd. Maybe Buena Vista could get to work on Dead Presidents too, or maybe give it back to Criterion (I'm dreaming)

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Tyler T

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I missed the chat and was very upset that I did...
The main question I wanted to ask New Line was if they could maybe get the rights to the TV show "Freddy's Nightmares" after the success of the Nightmare box set, especally since Warner did not want to release it do to "bad VHS sales". Screw VHS!
But they would probably say "we will think about it..."
 

Nick Graham

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These guys don't have the extensive catalog that some people seem to think they do. Anyways, they pretty much confirmed a rerelease of The Mask with anamorphic transfer and possible DTS track, so I am a happy camper.
 

Will K

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I agree that they have a bit more catalog fodder than we think, but I find it incensing that they can release crap like the Poison Ivy trilogy but not some of their finer titles. Scratching head.
 

Robert Ringwald

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Wasn't Nightmare ON Elm Street their first really big movie? I remember reading that before that, Reefer Madness was the only big one before that. NOES was from 1984.
Also, I bought the first Poison Ivy...
but not the low grade porno sequels.
 

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The only thing Im going nuts over is the word on Twin Peaks FWWM. But of course they didnt say much on that.
 

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