Wasn't there a statement from Paramount recently that specifically stated that Zodiac
was not being licensed to Criterion?
EDIT: It was David Prior.
"The very idea of a disc more exhaustive than the one we already did makes me exhausted... which isn't to say I wouldn't happily jump at the chance to get into Zodiac again. But there are no plans to revisit the project at this time. The disc going out of print has everything to do with 1) the film not catching fire at the box office and 2) the bloodshed going on in home video industry-wide. Sad as it makes me, the market has dramatically shrunk over the last few years, and it's become harder and harder to convince studios to invest in ambitious projects, let alone revisit past ones, particularly for films that didn't set their britches on fire to begin with.
All that said, I have no doubt that the special edition of Zodiac will find its way to market again eventually, if only to tie in with the release of some future Fincher project. In fact, I'm a little surprised they didn't re-release it to coincide with Dragon Tattoo. But unless the general customer base re-discovers the value of ownership and collectibility, I wouldn't expect too many full revisits of any but the most lucrative, blockbuster movies."http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/32056 ... st_3923897
"I shot David Prior a PM on the Home Theater Forum. He said that Criterion are not releasing Zodiac and he's equally as frustrated about Paramount letting the title go out of print. He thinks it's too big of a title for Paramount to license out and that he thinks they'll reissue the disc eventually. As for the extras that didn't make the previous release. He said it wasn't another disc full of extras but only a few small pieces that would have made Paramount go to a third disc and they declined because it would have been cost prohibitive to release a third disc for only a small amount of content."http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/vie ... 66#p387766