Senior HTF Member
- Jul 3, 1997
- Real Name
- Ronald Epstein
Obviously there are people who think that Disney could have done better with Fox which would not be that difficult. For starters they could have kept the name - the studio was called Fox not 20th Century last I discussed their catalog - and kept releasing catalog titles on disc. Maybe you do not think that was a reasonable expectation given what Disney did with their own catalog before they acquired Fox and I would agree but I don't have to like it.
I think the jury is still out regarding other entities being able to release Fox titles on disc, has anybody heard about that? As for the Murdoch family I always expected the worst from them so no surprises there.
This is generally my issue with Disney.
They have come across as a company consistently trying to erase to clean up history.
While I understand the political tie with 20th Century Fox and Fox News, there was no demand/need to erase the name.
And, once Disney took over Fox, it was apparent that they weren't going to do anything with its catalog as far as 4k is concerned except releasing a small handful of token titles to the format. Now, it seems Disney wants to kill the 4k disc format altogether.
I take this matter a little more personally because there were people over in the Home Entertainment division that we really liked, were very concerned about making a difference with the catalog product they owned, and now no longer work for the studio.
I just think Disney was the wrong company to take over Fox. Whether any other company would have done better is a big unknown.