Whats Stopping Beauty & The Beast?

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  1. ChadKo

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    I could be wrong, but did I hear there was a certain reason why they havent put out Beauty & The Beast on DVD? I assume that with the success of cult 80s shows on dvd (i.e. Sledge Hammer!) that it would be successful? Whos with me?

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  2. Gord Lacey

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    Well...who owns the show?

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  3. MattHR

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    IMDB.com lists the production company as Republic Pictures. I don't believe they exist anymore. Republic did release a few volumes on VHS and laserdisc under their own label in the early 90's. The Republic video library was acquired by Artisan, who was then acquired by Lion's Gate.

    I believe the current Lion's Gate video library was formed by remnants of at least these former video entities: Republic, FHE, IVE, Live, Thorn/EMI, Vestron and Artisan.
     
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    Does Lion's Gate do much TV on DVD? And are they willing to let other companies distribute their products (like Anchor Bay or Shout! Factory)?

    This show is one of my big hopes for a TV DVD release. There have certainly been shows more obscure than this that got a release. Plus, given that it has both romantic and action/fantasy content, I'd think it could appeal to a decent audience.
     
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    Properties formerly owned by Republic have ended up at different places. I can think of items that ended up with Paramount, others at Lions Gate, others at Warner and/or HBO, others at independant little houses. So I think it depended on what Republic's involvement and license deal was to decide where the property ended up.
     
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    Let's hope it didn't end up at Lion's Gate. They do a piss poor job on tv releases IMO. With one exception, Dead Zone.
     
  7. Gord Lacey

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    Matt, Moonlighting was pretty good as well, but I still think Dead Zone is the best thing they put out (I was chatting with the DVD producer today - he's in Vancouver shooting S4 stuff).

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    I've always been puzzled as to why there's been no noise at all about this show coming out. It had a RABID cult audience who I expect would leap at the chance to own the series - or, at least the episodes up until
    Catherine dies.

    Somebody somewhere is leaving money on the table.
     
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    LG has been good in releasing the original TMNT cartoon at a great price! I wonder how they'll handle the remaining seasons which have a considerably large # of episodes per season compared to the first two seasons...

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    I'm sure Beauty and the Beast would sell well enough to warrant release on DVD!
     
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    XXXXXXXXXXXXX has a two-volume, 10-disc "best of" collection which boasts complete, unedited episodes for $99.99. As tempting as this is, I am still holding out for the complete series.


    Website name removed by moderator; do not repost.
     
  11. Gord Lacey

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    That site sells pirated material; the URL should be removed from the post.

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    Gord:

    Thanks for the info on we-know-who. I did not know that.
     

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