The main thing Paramount needs improvement in, where's a trailer??? why no inclusion?

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  1. ChristopherBlig

    ChristopherBlig Stunt Coordinator

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    their bare bones attitude towards key titles needs a serious readjustment. I'm dying for trailers or some small extra on these things (good or bad) and every opportunity that they've had, they don't take the full advantage...the whole Travolta package (with the exception of Grease which is a needs improvement disc all in itself) lacked any trailers as well as any music title (Flashdance, had a Behind the Music that showed evidence of a trailer, none of them are on the DVD) (Footloose, no trailer). What kills me the most is that these movies made money for the studios but they sure don't know how to make more money in return when it comes to the premier technology of DVD.
    The treatment of titles recently by Paramount with trailers have been like Caesar's evaluation of how he felt about humans in 'Conquest of the Planet of the Apes' "There are no good humans, oh maybe a handful of them but not MOST of them.." Most of the DVDs have not gotten the true treatment on DVD, maybe a few of the Tom Clancy titles, but not most of the rest of them. Pop on with some thoughts on this subject[/size][/font]
     
  2. Michael Reuben

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    Christopher, if you want anyone to read your posts, I suggest you change the font. I'm not straining my eyes to decipher it, and I'll bet a lot of other people won't either.

    BTW, have you looked at the newly remastered Jack Ryan discs? They all have trailers.

    M.
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

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    Paramount did answer this question at one point. Basically if a trailer is missing there is usually a music right issue, and they really don't want to pony up $20,000+ for a trailer
     
  4. ChristopherBlig

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    there's many that do get it and many that don't...how do you explain Popeye? how do we know it's music rights or another holdback? The worst part is Dreamworks is going down this very tunnel after Road To Perdition and Catch Me If You Can...not even any TV Spots..it's nice to have a representation of how it was going to be marketed rather than being treated like a laserdisc release with just the movie...with the technology of DVD and it's many inclusions, is a trailer inclusion asking too much?
     
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    Don't be too surprised that Paramount doesn't understand about perception, but come on, not including a trailer is perceived as Paramount not caring about it's work. That's a stretch for me.

    It's obvious that Paramount doesn't think inclusion of trailers on all of their dvd releases is economically feasible to them and that not including them doesn't overly effect their sales numbers in a negative way. Maybe, some of you don't agree with that thought pattern, but I haven't heard of too many people deciding not to purchase a particular dvd because it didn't have a trailer. Would I like all dvd releases to have trailers on them? Sure I would, but the lackof would never influence my decision to purchase a dvd that I wanted. To give Paramount some positive feedback. I'm glad they have reevaluated and lowered the MSRP of their catelogue dvd releases.




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  7. AlanP

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    there was no trailer with "THE CARPETBAGGERS"
    either, explain that one to me ????????
     
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    Exactly the formula is "Does having the trailer amount to $20,000-50,000 worth of additional revenue? The answer is pretty much no
     
  10. AlanP

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    Well, if nothing else (TRAILERS) are adverisements for other
    DVDs forthcoming or already released !!!!!
    "Carpetbaggers" could have had "NEVADA SMITH" on it since,
    it was the sequal and vice versa !!!
    Sort of Bizarre, meanwhile it had an insert, which UNIVERSAL
    did away with !!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Joe Caps

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    I got the DVD of Paint Your Wagon. At the time of the film,there were TWO different ten minute "Making ofs" done for the movie, which I know that Paramount has. Too bad they are not on the DVD. There is one of these each for On a Clear Dzy, Darling Lili and they have one ( fantastic one) for Half a Sixpence.
     
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    I guess I would ask the following question:

    Q. How much more revenue would a DVD bring in if it included a trailer?

    A. $0.00 (My opinion, of course [​IMG] ).

    Is there really anyone out there that would not buy a DVD simply because it has no trailer on it? If it doesn't increase revenue, but it does increase costs, the answer seems simple.

    I'm not saying I wouldn't prefer to have trailers and other extras on most discs, but it's the movie I'm interested in. As long as Paramount continues to put out good anamorphic (where applicable) OAR transfers, I'll keep buying their movies.

    The only feature some Paramount discs lack that would increase how many I buy is a lower price. I don't necessarily think their discs are too expensive, but there are definitely movies out there that I will only buy if they're cheap, which Paramount's usually are not.
     
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