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Sony launches Columbia-Classics website

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Brent S, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Simon Howson

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    Send them a question. They have a dedicated page for questions:
    http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/columbiaclassics/ask-the-expert/

    I asked them to reissue the Boetticher set on Blu-ray. The films are only short, so they could probably fit them all on 3 discs.
     
  2. MarcoBiscotti

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    HAS THE NEW HOLLYWOOD SET BEEN CANCELLED?

    There's no mention of it on the website anymore. Nobody seems to care or comment on this and my inquiries always go neglected.

    Is this off the release schedule??
     
  3. Simon Howson

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    Send them a question. They have a dedicated page for questions:
    http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/columbiaclassics/ask-the-expert/
     
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    When I saw Easy Rider get a stand-alone Blu-ray release about the same time that this box was thought to be scheduled, I gave up most hope for it. I'd like to see it, but at this point I'm just sitting in the background playing wait and see.
     
  5. Simon Howson

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    What were the titles again? I think I already own all except one of the titles, so it was kind of pointless for me.
     
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    HEAD, A SAFE PLACE, and DRIVE, HE SAID have never been released and all the others were slated to be brand new remasters (King Of Marvin Gardens, Five Easy Pieces, Easy Rider) with additional supplements. It looked to be a fantastic set and I hope it's still planned for future release.

    As for the Sony email page, I just sent them my inquiry but why the hell do they need to know your zipcode, phone number, age, etc. Looks more like a marketing survey than a contact page. I had to make up an address since I'm in Canada...
     
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    HEAD was out on Rhino DVD previously.
     
  8. Simon Howson

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    Wow, I would be tempted to get this set if it includes new transfers of King of Marvin Gardens and Five Easy Pieces, preferably with Bob Rafelson commentaries. (Having said that I would like both of those films on Blu-ray).

    My recollection is the King of Marvin Gardens DVD is pretty good, but the Region 4 copy of Five Easy Pieces I have is pretty poor.
     
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    I had conversation with genial Mike Schlesinger the other night about this. It is definitely NOT cancelled; it's just been a matter of accomodating Bob Rafelson's schedule for supplement participation. Once his material is done, the box will emerge forthwith.
     
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    That's worth holding up the set for! :)
     
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    I hope that means commentaries.
     
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    Definitely, but it does make you wonder what's keeping Bob Rafelson so busy? He is 77 years old after all. :)
     
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    Great news!!!

    Thank you Mark... and Mike S.!

    I can't wait for this collection!!
     
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    Originally Posted by Mark Edward Heuck !!
     
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    I wonder if they'll have participation from anyone else, like Bert Schneider, and some of the cast, Jack Nicholson, The Monkees, Bruce Dern, Tuesday Weld, etc.
    That would be nice.
     
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    If they are doing all new transfers for the New Hollywood set then they should release it on Blu-ray.
     
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    In today's Hollywood Reporter, there's this disturbing news. Sony is laying off 450 people (about 7%) with this statement: "Our industry is affected by two things. The economy, of course, and it's affected by technology. Over the last two years, it's affected people's DVD buying habits which has had a huge affect on our company and the industry at large" and the vague statement "Sony officials suggested an increased emphasis on digital distribution strategies will allow a less labor intensive approach to home entertainment releasing". Can someone translate that last statement into English for me?

    I hope it doesn't affect Sony's planned Rita Hayworth set and Film Noir Vol. 2 sets but if the Warners and Universal MOD programs haven't already clued us in, this seems the last hurrah for the DVD era.
     
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    Below is an excerpt from memo sent out to studio employees. The translation is clear - From: Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 2:58 PM Subject: Transforming the Studio "In several stages, we will have a workforce reduction, with most of the notifications taking place by the first week in March. It will affect each of the studio’s divisions, with the majority occurring in home entertainment and IT, and in the United States." Not very good news.
     
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    All these cuts mean,no matter how large, is each Department is streamlined.
     
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    It just goes to show that a bunch of great releases over the last year couldn't help them.
     

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