The OOP Heads-Up Thread

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1201 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:20 pm

Disney should license out Fox titles for distro but retain intellectual property rights for remakes, though they appear to be operating on the old school studio tradition of removing the earlier film from distro to not “dilute” the remake, ie one of the most destructive behaviors of the studio era

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#1202 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:41 pm

They more or less have done that with their very own classics. Release new, so called updated versions and vault the classics. Only to release them for special occasions

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#1203 Post by bad future » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:41 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:41 pm
They more or less have done that with their very own classics. Release new, so called updated versions and vault the classics. Only to release them for special occasions
They do seem to be timing UHD blu ray releases of their animated catalog to coincide with home releases of their live action remakes (as was scheduled for Mulan this year; not sure the current status of those plans), which seems like the opposite strategy, unless I’m misunderstanding what you’re referring to. Maybe the whole renaissance era is at the ideal point for maximum nostalgia exploitation with ‘90’s kids’ now raising kids so there’s no cap on those titles for now? (Dumbo 1941 didn’t get a UHD release.) And they definitely seem to have no problem taking the ‘pretend it never happened’ approach to potentially problematic elements they edit out...

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1204 Post by willoneill » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:17 pm

Disney is one of the richest companies on the world, so I suppose I shouldn't question their business savvy, but at the same time I really question their policies. Do they really believe that there are people will only sign up for Disney+ because they can no longer see Sound of Music in a rep theatre? Are those two things really competing? And for this situation, they're not going to remake EVERY classic Fox film, unless there's some unknown version of Song of Bernadette with Selena Gomez that I'm not aware of.

But again, they're rich and I'm not so maybe they have crunched the numbers on this one.

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#1205 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:22 pm

willoneill wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:17 pm
unless there's some unknown version of Song of Bernadette with Selena Gomez that I'm not aware of
shh they’re listening

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#1206 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:58 pm

willoneill wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:17 pm
they're not going to remake EVERY classic Fox film, unless there's some unknown version of Song of Bernadette with Selena Gomez that I'm not aware of.
Not "remake" but that new already tiresome catchphrase, reimagine

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#1207 Post by 4LOM » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:15 pm

FULLER AT FOX - Masters of Cinema
„Limited Stock Left“ notice and „Out of Stock“ status on the Eureka site.

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#1208 Post by Drucker » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:36 pm

Ah had to grab a copy from Amazon. Waited too long on this one again and now I'm paying for shipping.

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#1209 Post by 4LOM » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:03 pm

Amazon increased the price from around 43 to 56.99 GBP.
It‘s In Stock at deff.com for 49.99.

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#1210 Post by senseabove » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:47 pm

Bogdanovich's What's Up, Doc? appears to be OoP... Here's hoping this is another one WB will bring back into print under the WAC line.

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#1211 Post by Luke M » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:25 pm

4LOM wrote:Amazon increased the price from around 43 to 56.99 GBP.
It‘s In Stock at deff.com for 49.99.
Thanks for the heads up. This was one of those releases I meant to pickup but never got around to it.

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1212 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:56 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:58 pm
willoneill wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:17 pm
they're not going to remake EVERY classic Fox film, unless there's some unknown version of Song of Bernadette with Selena Gomez that I'm not aware of.
Not "remake" but that new already tiresome catchphrase, reimagine
I am just thinking about Disney re-imaginings still:

Christopher Nolan's The Black Hole (oh, wait... )
Robert Eggers' The Watcher In The Woods! [-o<
Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Broadway Musical!

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#1213 Post by Orlac » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:39 pm

Spike Lee's Song of the South?

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#1214 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:49 pm

I'd say the reason The Black Hole was only recently coughed out onto BD, was that Joseph Kosinski was meant to be working on a sequel/remake after he made Tron: Legacy. That obviously didn't happen, so he went on to make a manly film about firefighters.

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#1215 Post by Rayon Vert » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:31 pm

So I imagine the end of Fox will also mean their DVDs will also go out of print. With that in mind, I ordered these to cover areas I'm missing in the classic Hollywood era (some are blus):

Kazan
Man on a Tightrope (Spanish blu)

Fox 50s noirs
Dangerous Crossing
House on Telegraph Hill
(Fourteen Hours was too expensive for my taste)

Mank
People Will Talk
5 Fingers

War films
Guadalcanal Diary
The Desert Fox
The Longest Day
The Enemy Below
A Walk in the Sun
Decision Before Dawn
Sink the Bismarck

Other
Deadline USA
The Big Trail
Blood and Sand

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1216 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:33 pm

Has the KLinsider made any comments on the Fox titles they have and whether they'll go OOP?

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#1217 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:55 pm

Longest Day is cheaper to snatch up in the John Wayne Collection FYI, or at least it was a few weeks ago

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#1218 Post by FeyderFanboy » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:11 pm

Uh oh. Are the other Fox licensed MoC titles at risk for going OOP? Does anyone have a list of the the Fox Titles?

This is bamwc2, btw. Unfortunately, my last computer died a year ago, and the forum login didn't recognize my login information on my new one. It won't let me reset it, and I can't send a PM to CDChris on this account.

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#1219 Post by swo17 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:16 pm

See here, and welcome back!

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#1220 Post by Speakeasy » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:50 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:33 pm
Has the KLinsider made any comments on the Fox titles they have and whether they'll go OOP?
This is what he said last October: "All our Fox releases are still under license for another three to four years. Some will go on moratorium and some not."

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#1221 Post by HitchcockLang » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:08 pm

I'm a Disney Movie Club member and they recently had a big ad about Fox titles joining the club for the first time. They've previously had some interesting exclusives (like the Saludos Amigos/Three Caballeros blu-ray) so I thought maybe there may be something of interest there, but alas, it's a whole lot of nothing unless you're hoping to complete your Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise collection.

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#1222 Post by bamwc2 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:23 am

Thanks, Swo. I haven't had a job in a year, but just picked up several titles from AmazonUK in fear that this will be my last chance to get them.

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1223 Post by swo17 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:05 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:59 pm
Fox titles may not be OOP forever after all. I realized there was a missing Fox title I wanted after all, Working Girl, and after monitoring the absurd $40+ prices on eBay for a few weeks, it popped up as back in stock on Amazon and my new copy is en route now for like $12. Could these "OOP" titles just be between pressings thanks to the Fox/Disney transfer, or is this just a popular title that will remain in print no matter what?
This is back at Amazon again

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#1224 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:18 pm

I noticed Oklahoma was too earlier today, after becoming upcharged by third party sellers over the last few weeks. I talked to an amazon rep who said there was a shipment due in the next couple days. Not gonna assume it’s full of Fox titles off of these two but the in-stock dates line up.

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