What's up with Fox?

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  1. James L White

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    geez just when Warner Bros and Universal start putting out catalog titles, Fox has slowed down BIG TIME!!!!!! I can't think of one non-TV title that's been announced in the last 4 or 5 months. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. CaptDS9E

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    Wasnt indiana jones trilogy announced? Also Fox has a lot of hot tv product and tv shows are selling very well on dvd

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  3. Robert Crawford

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    Are you kidding???????
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  4. Todd Hostettler

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  5. Randy A Salas

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    And their newest Fox Studio Classics release, The Song of Bernadette (coming June 3).
     
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  7. Jeff Kleist

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    Oh and James, Dukes of Hazzard and THX 1138 are both in production
     
  8. Todd_Brown

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    I'm quite pleased with FOX's releases thus far. The Studio classics are wonderful [​IMG]. I would accept slightly slower releases if such attention to detail is given each title.
    Todd
     
  9. Gordon McMurphy

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    Yeah, Fox are releasing LOADS of catalogue titles! Great transfers and often, great extras too.

    Universal's have barely skimmed the surface of their bottomless well of classic films on DVD. Come on! [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
  10. Ronald Epstein

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    I echo the statements of Robert Crawford. Look
    at how many catalog film releases are coming out
    of the studio in the past month, let alone the
    amount of Studio Classic releases thus far
    this year.

    In addition, I also agree with Todd Brown in the
    fact that Fox's Studio Classic line has
    gone far above and beyond the attention and detail
    that other studios are giving to their classic
    library. I would also rather Fox take their time
    in releasing classics to DVD if it means that
    every title released gets the type of attention
    that the Studio Classics line has received.

    When you take a look at the lack of extras that
    Paramount has been putting on their catalog releases
    and the recent problems with Warner Brothers handling
    of their catalog product (GIANT for example), and
    some of the shoddy transfers of Columbia classics,
    I think that Fox suddenly has become a frontrunner
    in providing quality releases that give
    special attention to transfer and supplementals.

    You can accuse Home Theater Forum of being wrongly
    bias to a studio like Twentieth Century Fox, but
    if you take a look at their track record and
    consider the fact they have done more miracles with
    their library than any other studio, it is quite
    easy to see why so many of us have nothing but
    praise for their efforts.

    I'll get off my soapbox now! [​IMG]
     
  11. Colin Jacobson

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    I agree with Ron and the others who've indicated that Fox is very active. I keep getting piles of catalog titles sent - too much for me to stay up with them! They're one of the best studios in this regard. I have no idea how the original poster can claim they've not announced a non-Tv title in four or five months...
     
  12. Craig: Mclaren

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    Personally I think Fox are the daddies in the DVD game. They release quality products. Here in the UK they have showed other companies exactly what potential DVD has. I only wish Universal would learn from them [​IMG]
     
  13. Ronald Epstein

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    I am taking great risks by saying this, because
    there is always someone out there that will readily
    accuse me of showing a preference to a studio that
    has shown such strong support to this forum.

    With that said, the membership of this forum should
    know by now that I am very careful about what I say
    on this forum, and don't say anything I don't
    believe to be true.

    Without a doubt in my mind, Fox is one of the
    primary reasons DVD is what it is today. Without
    naming names, I'll also go as far as to put the
    credit for this format's success upon the shoulders
    of one individual who completely turned that studio
    around and was a major influence in changing the
    entire industry.

    I may be a little off in my timeline analogy, but
    Before Fox, there were no elaborate Special Editions.
    It was the release of FIGHT CLUB and other
    Special Edition product that served as a wake-up
    call to every other studio out there. If you really
    think about it, no other studio to this day has
    released as many elaborate and well-received Special
    Edition DVDs than Fox Home Video.

    In fact, nobody has embraced the Internet nor
    cared more about what YOU, the consumer has
    wanted out of the format than Fox Home Video.
    Many of you have only had to ask for a favorite
    title to be released and within months it has
    been put into production.

    I am sure I'm getting a little long in the tooth
    here, but as someone who has been with this format
    from the very beginning, I have not seen any other
    studio come close to the the kind of dedication
    Fox has shown to this format and the consumers
    that frequent forums like this.

    Okay, I'm done. Promise!
     
  14. Robert Crawford

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    Another point I want to bring up is that I believe Fox is close to announcing a batch of dvds that are going to make classic film buffs very happy. Fox still has a lot of film noir and westerns they're working on in regard to dvd releases as well as some fine Henry Fonda and Tyrone Power films in the pipeline.
     
  15. Paul_Scott

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    this is something that has impressed me with Peter at Fox, Martin at Paramount, and now even Warner is starting to seem more open and responsive.
    as a film lover and now a hardcore HT enthusiast, this is wonderful to see.


    which makes it all the more disheartening to see that studios like Universal, which have a broad spectrum of highly sought after material, are so disinterested in feedback.
    Universal i realize is an odd case because of the corporate situation there at the moment, but until they start soliciting feedback and making their presence felt in a more familial way, i'm not going to be able to expect much of anything from them.
    MGM is still too much hit and miss for my taste.
    best thing they could do, imo, would be to amp up their Midnight Movie line to 3 or 4 times a year.
    otherwise its still a crapshoot as to which discs will get anamorphic enhancement, which will be pan and scan, which will be ld dumps, etc
    Columbia, i think, has been sliding ever since they inaugurated their Superbit line, at least that's the way it seems to me.
    whenever i pick up one of their earliest efforts, i'm shocked at how high quality it is in regards to a/v.
    not just then current releases, but deeper catalog titles too (i treasure my bare bones Professionals disc).

    i don't really need a host of special content.
    i primarily want the film to look and sound as good as it can.
    i've invested a lot of money into my gear over the last few years, and its not to watch 30 minutes of EPKs and more fluff.

    so yes, Fox is at the top of the heap and at least a couple others are striving to give them a run for their money in the future.
    just wish more were.




    oh...and if Fox wants to make somebody really happy, A Letter To Three Wives would be much appreciated [​IMG]
     
  16. Ronald Epstein

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    Absolutely, nobody has shown more of a disinterest
    in the Internet community than Universal Home Video.
    They won't do interviews and they certainly will
    not do live chats with us.

    Actually, I put the blame for Universal's attitude
    on the lady that is running the show over there (I
    will name no names). She is from the "old school"
    and seems to be very closed-minded as to how the
    Home Entertainment division should be run -- yet,
    if you take a look at her name that appears on
    every piece of Universal DVD supplemental material,
    she takes the credit for everything.

    I am also very sad that studios like Paramount
    and MGM have declined offers to chat with us,
    though I certainly give a lot of credit to Martin
    and Paramount for their support of this forum
    through advertising and allowing us to visit
    their studio. Paramount has been VERY supportive
    of this forum, and I don't want my praises of Fox
    to overshadow what Paramount has done for us in
    the past.
     
  17. oscar_merkx

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    stop teasing us with those upcoming dvd releases Crawdaddy.

    [​IMG]

    Most of my dvds this year have been over 50 % alone on Fox catalogue titles such as Journey to the Centre, All About Eve and others.

    Hopefully very soon I will have Sunrise added to my collection as well. Just keep those fingers crossed.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Brandon Conway

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  19. CaptDS9E

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    your right. for some reason i thought Indy was from fox. Too many dvd's going to my head

    capt
     
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