Disney/Buena Vista Catalog Titles on Blu

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Re: Disney/Buena Vista Catalog Titles on Blu

#201 Post by Feego » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:32 am

Adam Grikepelis wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:06 am
Have any of the Movie Club titles gotten a general release afterward? I'm asking specifically with an interest in The Black Hole. Seem to be one of the only people who enjoyed this film as a kid these days.
It appears that the DVD edition of The Story of Robin Hood received a general release in 2009 after its limited Disney Club run in 2006, but that's all I know of. I don't believe any Blu-ray exclusives have received general release so far.

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#202 Post by Adam X » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:00 am

That's what I figured. Thanks Feego.

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#203 Post by willoneill » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:24 pm

It's not a "general release" in the manner that you're refering to, but the Cool Runnings blu-ray is now available as a reward at disneymovierewards.com, which you don't need to be a member of DMC to use.

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#204 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:29 am


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#205 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:07 pm

Blu-ray releases are safe, right?

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Re: Disney/Buena Vista Catalog Titles on Blu

#206 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:17 pm

Maybe? I mean, I don't know what would be stopping them from limiting those too.

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Re: Disney/Buena Vista Catalog Titles on Blu

#207 Post by Grand Wazoo » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:32 pm

I've assumed once existing license agreements/print runs are through, they'll all start disappearing from retailers but showing up on the streaming service.

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#208 Post by agnamaracs » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:56 pm

And what about MGM? The article mentioned The Princess Bride. Is that why all those Shout releases went out of print?

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Re: Disney/Buena Vista Catalog Titles on Blu

#209 Post by FlickeringWindow » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:32 pm

agnamaracs wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:56 pm
And what about MGM? The article mentioned The Princess Bride. Is that why all those Shout releases went out of print?
Fox probably still has the theatrical rights, as they handled the original release.


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#211 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:08 pm

Here's hoping that they appeal to the better angels of our nature and composite Daryl Hannah's hair over all the naughty bits.


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#213 Post by Luke M » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:39 pm

I don't see how that completely vague statement "raises hopes that lots more Disney/Fox golden oldies might still get the 4K Blu-ray treatment" but to each their own.

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Re: Disney/Buena Vista Catalog Titles on Blu

#214 Post by tenia » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:42 pm

It doesn't. Disney is the most timid studio when it comes to UHD and all this is doing is claiming they'll keep releasing timidly some stuff but are not stopping UHD releases altogether. Anything else is basically pure guess, especially regarding the Fox catalogue, which has been more thoroughly released on UHD (but also on BD). Will its HD and UHD exploitation get down in frequency to what Disney has been doing with their historical catalogue, or will they keep the pace and only be timid with Disney stuff ?

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Re: Disney/Buena Vista Catalog Titles on Blu

#215 Post by EddieLarkin » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:47 pm

Fox had already dropped to Disney levels of not bothering with UHD even before the takeover. In 2016 they released 12 UHDs, but then only managed 15 in 2017, 2018 and 2019 combined. Since the Disney takeover, Home Alone is the sole UHD to be announced. Compared to Sony and Universal, easily the two most prolific UHD backers, Fox comes up very short.

Jeff Wells had a more hopeful take on the whole thing after The Digital Bits made their initial claim:
HE to Connected Industry Guy: “What have you heard about this ‘Disney jettisoning 4K physical media’ thing? Not just Disney but the entire Fox library. Sounds like a big deal.”

Connected Industry Guy to HE: “I wouldn’t be too concerned about this. I’d bet they’ve yet to fully evaluate the situation. They have a superb exec in Schawn Belston, who is quite able to lead them to proper potential 4K IP in the Fox library. There’s very little in the Disney library that’s actually 4K fodder. Most of the Fox IP that would be interesting is large format, so low in numbers. The situation needs to jell a bit.”

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