The Tenant...NOT Cancelled!

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  1. Brandon Gantt

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    Just got an email from DVD Empire saying the release date has changed from 9/03 to TBA. Anybody heard a reason why?
     
  2. Aryn Leroux

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    I got the same email so i removed the tenant from my order because i had "don't look now" in there with it. Will definately re-order when there is a new date. I sure hope it doesn't wind up in indefinate limbo.
     
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    First The Fan, then It Came From Hollywood, and now The Tenant.

    What is going on over at Paramount?
     
  4. SteveGon

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    Well, that's a bummer. I was looking forward to The Tenant. Oh well, Paramount usually does a nice job with their discs, perhaps they need some extra time to do it right.
     
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    Perhaps Polanski has a window in his schedule he can devote to the disc. Even if it's just supervising/approving the transfer and sound mix or giving a video interview, I'd be very happy to wait a little while longer. Better to do it right than on time.
     
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    Dammit!

    I was waiting for YEARS for this film to arrive on DVD - they better give us an audio commentary for that delay. (is this totally unrealistic?)

    Let's hope Jon's right with his idea of Roman saying "I approve" and it therefore taking longer, but it still is a disappointment!

    Seb
     
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    I didn't see any big thread here at HTF on this, but over at DVDTalk saw this post from Martin Blythe: Here at HTF, there's a speculative thread here on Software with no actual answers, and over in Studio Feedback there is this note from Martin confirming that it's been pulled.
    Since this was news to me, I thought I'd create a new thread to spread the word around a bit more. This sucks, but is understandable (from the DVDTalk thread, Martin indicates in general - without being specific to The Tenant - that there are sometimes post-announcement legal/clearance issues where "either people come out of the woodwork or we discover some information was incorrect or unprovable").
    I'm sure all fans of this film hope the issues get resolved and we can see this back on the schedule soon!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like the threads have been merged and the titles changed. Works for me.
     
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    Actually, Mr. Blythe answered my question regarding this film in the STUDIO FEEDBACK forum. He did say that clearance problems caused this cancellation, but that DON'T LOOK NOW was still coming out on the 3rd.
     
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    How about for once a studio doing some work before they announce a title for release. find out if they have clearence instead of getting fans all excited then dissapointed. could it really be that hard ?
     
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    So, why does AMAZON show the COVER now? Are you guys SURE it is CANCELLED?

    Seb
     
  13. Aryn Leroux

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    It's definately cancelled/delayed ... there should be a point after a title is announced where if you don't come forward with your complaint then tuff. If this was postponed do to the director wanting to get involved then i would have no problem with the delay. but that doesn't seem to be the issue.
     
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  15. Aryn Leroux

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    Given that scenario the guy wouldn't be worried about compensation for a low budget movie from 2o years ago thats not going to amount to much anyway when he is still working making new movies. I understand your point, but they should just let the release go ahead and the guy can still get compensated if he is able to prove he should be. as in the end its gonna get released right ? whether its this year a couple months or a year down the road. I guess come december someone could pop up and stop back to the future from being released again. we better keep our fingers crossed on grease to. It would be nice no matter what it is movies, sports etc.. if people took the fan into consideration it's always about how much more money they can get. They just don't care about us thats the bottom line.
     
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    Re: "It would be nice no matter what it is movies, sports etc.. if people took the fan into consideration it's always about how much more money they can get. They just don't care about us thats the bottom line."

    No offense Aryn but what arrogance! It's their product and if you are truly a fan then you're going to buy it next month or next year or whenever it comes out! They don't owe us anything. The "fans" are the ones who should be grateful that they are putting out product that we want. Artists who have contributed to the product deserve their slice of the pie and if it holds up the product, so be it.

    I'm constantly amazed at some of the attitude of some posters who feel DVDs are a personal right like medical care and studios are obligated to give us what we demand. The chutzpah!

    That doesn't mean we don't have the right to complain about inferior product, of course we do. But this "We are the fans and you better listen to us and give in to our demands" attitude is too much. The only message they understand is when the product gathers dust on the shelves because no one is buying. At least we agree that money is the bottom line.
     
  17. Aryn Leroux

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    We will agree to disagree then. I respect everyone's opinion on this matter. And you are correct it is there product but your forgetting something that product is worthless unless we buy it. It is not arrogance at all on my part it is just my opinion. as with everything this will continue to happen time and time again because they know we will still buy the product. so whether its right or wrong it doesn't really matter so where i am wrong is even bringing this issue up at all. you wanna say you disagree with me fine but atleast have the decency to not stoop to putting label's on people. [​IMG]
     
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    Hopefully the delay is so Roman Polanski can get more involved. Or, maybe the film elements need a lot more work. Great, great movie.
     
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