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Why is there no My Fair Lady in streaming form

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Derek Duncan, Jun 15, 2019.

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  1. Derek Duncan

    Derek Duncan Stunt Coordinator

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    My Fair Lady is my favorite musical, but I prefer digital streaming on my Apple TV. It’s just easier for me. But two film favorites of mine are My Fair Lady and Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Why is there no release for these in digital streaming form.
     
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    There are many titles unavailable for streaming, just as there are for any format. I'd love to own a digital copy of Young Frankenstein, for example.

    The answer is... who really knows. Rights issues would be a good guess...
     
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    These are great arguments for physical media!
     
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    Not really.

    It's a great argument for using whatever format allows you to see the movie you want to watch, because sometimes the opposite is the case and it's streaming that has the film.

    Continuously going back to physical good streaming bad is lazy.
     
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    I looked it up on Wikipedia, which said that WB made the movie, but the rights went to CBS in 1971 (since CBS paid for the original Broadway production). So it's probably stuck somewhere in the CBS/Paramount/Viacom will-they-or-won't-they-remerge purgatory.
     
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    I have several and I mean several film titles on HD digital that haven't been released on Blu-ray. With that said, we need to stop the non-value narrative that physical media is good while digital media is limited or vice versa. That false narrative doesn't do us any good at all. It really is senseless and most of us should be above it.
     
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    That's what I'm thinking, it's a rights issue that will eventually work itself out. It will be interesting one way or another if it does or doesn't show up on Warner's streaming service.
     
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    Are you so defensive of your opinions that the only defence you have is a personal attack?
     
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    I didn't say anything that was personal.

    My comments were only in regards to the broader debate on formats we have all been having for years, making the same point Robert did a few posts after.
     
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    OK Boys - you've both had a shot.:wacko: Nobody won.
    We're all here to enjoy home theater.:)
    Happy Fathers Day!!!
     
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    Right, let's move on and get back on topic which is why "My Fair Lady" isn't available digitally?
     
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    Fox has relatively few catalog titles available for streaming, including its Mel Brooks films.
     
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    Besides the Mel Brooks films, can you be more specific as I have several Fox catalog titles available digitally to stream?
     
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    There's a few Fox film noirs I would like digitally, like Kiss of Death, Street with No Name, Road House, etc
     
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    Yeah but they’re already on physical media!;)
     
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    Two others I couldn't find recently are ALL THAT JAZZ and THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS. It may not be a Fox issue; other rights holders may be involved. I have no stats to back up this feeling but in general Fox seems to be underrepresented on streaming.
     
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    I just went through my digital library and I have many Fox catalog titles in it going back to the 1930s. I will say that there are several titles not available, particularly, some film noirs, though some of that genre are present like Boomerang, Call Northside 777 and House on Telegraph Hill. I even have "Fallen Angel" that I bought on Amazon for $4.99 last year. It's not available to watch on iTunes nor Vudu, but I can watch it on Amazon. Go figure!
     
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    Yea Amazon - That's one - you're on a roll :laugh:
     
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    A agree with others a great argument for physical media.
     
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    Thought we were moving on from that...
     

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