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RobertMG

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I don't think it has been dormant.

The problem right now is that the announcement dates are all over the place.

Last month, the announcements happened on December 23rd which was kind of crazy. Those announcements weren't due for another two weeks at least and they came awful early.

Not that I am complaining, but it really makes it difficult for us to put up an announcement as we never know when they are coming.

George Feltenstein did say it would be his priority to put the announcements on schedule so everyone would know when to expect them.

Right now, I have to sit here on a daily basis combing Facebook and looking for Amazon or other retailer leaks in order to bring the announcements to the forefront in a timely manner. These days, forum members discover the announcements before Warner even has the chance to post them. I am sure that is something the studio isn't happy about.

So, we aren't even a month between last month's announcements and the upcoming ones. That is why I don't feel things have been dormant. I would call it more of a mess.

I am really hoping for a more scheduled release policy moving forward. The Facebook announcements are fine, but I'd rather not have to be checking them several times a day, every day, each month hoping to get a jump on a press release.
Didn't he say in the podcast their scanning division was backed up and announcements might seem less but when things shakeout announcements would actually be more than last year?
 

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I continue to find it worthwhile to check the Amazon list of NEW RELEASES every day. Recently, I've
been able to purchase ATHENA, DINNER AT EIGHT, IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME and ELIZABETH
AND ESSEX for $13 and change. However, those low prices are sometimes only available for one day.
 

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Didn't he say in the podcast their scanning division was backed up and announcements might seem less but when things shakeout announcements would actually be more than last year?

Robert, I don't know what was said on the Podcast. I have not had the opportunity to hear it.

And, really, my frustration with the announcements is probably something that is just a personal issue for me as I run a site that thrives on timely press releases.

I would prefer that Warner schedule their announcements so everyone is on the same page. However, that doesn't mean that they have to do it.

As you can see, everyone's always guessing when announcements are going to be made as there is no uniformity to the process.

However, again, that's my personal gripe and probably not everyone else's.
 

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Hey,

As long as they announce title "X" I'm happy (or star "Y" or director "Z").

And as a life-long Die-Hard Cubs fan, the phrase "wait until next ..." is ingrained in my psyche.
 

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I don't think it has been dormant.

The problem right now is that the announcement dates are all over the place.

Last month, the announcements happened on December 23rd which was kind of crazy. Those announcements weren't due for another two weeks at least and they came awful early.

Not that I am complaining, but it really makes it difficult for us to put up an announcement as we never know when they are coming.

George Feltenstein did say it would be his priority to put the announcements on schedule so everyone would know when to expect them.

Right now, I have to sit here on a daily basis combing Facebook and looking for Amazon or other retailer leaks in order to bring the announcements to the forefront in a timely manner. These days, forum members discover the announcements before Warner even has the chance to post them. I am sure that is something the studio isn't happy about.

So, we aren't even a month between last month's announcements and the upcoming ones. That is why I don't feel things have been dormant. I would call it more of a mess.

I am really hoping for a more scheduled release policy moving forward. The Facebook announcements are fine, but I'd rather not have to be checking them several times a day, every day, each month hoping to get a jump on a press release.

Bless you, Ron. Hope things improve.
--jthree
 

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Random moment! I received my copy of Edge of Darkness today from Amazon, a month before the scheduled release date. No complaints- just wanted to tell fellow Amazon pre-orderers to be on the lookout. Can’t wait to watch!
 

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I think the confusion was because Edge of Darkness was announced along with the February releases rather than the January releases, despite having a 1/18 street date from the git-go.
 

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I think the confusion was because Edge of Darkness was announced along with the February releases rather than the January releases, despite having a 1/18 street date from the git-go.
I think Warner pushed it ahead because they only had two releases in January. Now, they only have 2 releases in February and I wouldn't be surprise to see a title or two from March pushed ahead. As George Feltenstein indicated during that podcast I listened too, MPI has been backed up with titles as they do their magic working on these classic films. So, the releases will be slow in early 2022, but the pace will pick up during the course of the year as the pipeline of finished titles starts flowing better through their system.
 

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WAC announced Captain of the Clouds today, so far, Id like to think they have a few more to announce today. We will see :)
 

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WAC announced Captain of the Clouds today, so far, Id like to think they have a few more to announce today. We will see :)

Press release already posted 10 minutes ago.

I am assuming that more titles will be rolling out on the hour.

Also seems like, for the moment, the 23-24th of the month is the announcement time frame. As I posted above, I hope this gets straightened out.
 

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