Notorious Rights

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  1. RyanZ

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    Who currently owns the rights for "Notorious" (1946)? While it was originally a Selznick film, Selznick sold the rights to RKO before the release. Naturally, I would think that therefore Warner Bros. now owns the right, but on the Criterion DVD, it lists ABC as the copyright owner. As you may know, ABC controls the Selznick library. Can someone shed some light on this querey, and as to why Hitchcock's Selznick films have not been re-released on DVD since Criterion?
     
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    Selznick apparently retained some or all of the ownership of "Notorious," because the rights are bundled up with his material, incl. "Rebecca," "Spellbound," and "The Paradine Case." ABC/Disney has now licensed these to MGM, who announced them for new R1 releases in November, but shortly before the Sony buyout, they were postponed and have not been (AFAIK) rescheduled.
     
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    Hopefully that doesn't mean that they will end up as barebones Columbia issuses.
     

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