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  1. Welcome @raferjandersit's great that you'll be posting your fantastic covers here 👍
  2. Wow, that's some seriously revisionist colour timing. It's understandable that you find it objectionable, although I still can't bear the sight of unrestored films. I've always been intrigued by the possibility of user adjustments to video via curves to correct these kinds of things (see the FOTR: EE recoloring tweak that was posted around the time the the EEs were released on Blu-ray). Has Dragonslayer been released digitally on iTunes?
  3. You know, when bits of dirt, hairs, etc. get stuck between the different layers. Same things happens with optical printing. @filmmusicnot sure what the zoinks emoji is about?
  4. Even if the movie has baked in debris on the negative e.g. the older Disney animated features?
  5. They did? EDIT: oh, I see now. Oh well, removing matte lines I can handle.
  6. Hopefully this will reverse that trend: Now then, let’s get to some potentially significant Disney news. My industry sources have been telling me for a while now that returning Disney CEO Bob Iger’s reorganization would likely be looking at the possibility of pivoting back to traditional home video formats, given the uncertainty in the theatrical business and the slow ramp-up of streaming and digital. And now Iger appears to have confirmed this while speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in San Francisco yesterday. Our friends at Media Play News have reported thusly (see link here)... Disney reported a Q1 operating loss of $212 million on revenue of $2.46 billion in its “content sales/licensing and other” segment, in part due to a dearth of home entertainment releases. The decrease in home entertainment results were due to lower unit sales of new release titles, reflecting fewer releases, and catalog titles. Iger believes the push toward streaming theatrical titles undermined the licensing and retail businesses. “Home video, at one point as we called it, was extremely lucrative for our company,” Iger said. “We’re looking at all of that [again].” The CEO believes content can co-exist on traditional distribution platforms and streaming without damaging either due to differing platform audiences. “It’s already clear to us that the content exclusivity that we felt would be so valuable in growing subscribers was not as valuable as we thought,” Iger said. “While eventually everything will migrate to streaming. We’re not there yet.” Well, it certainly took the studio long enough to realize that there’s still quite a bit of money to be made selling content on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD, but thank goodness it finally seems to be happening! Now here’s the thing: Nothing is official yet, and it might be a few months before these plans start to become more concrete, if indeed this decision is made. But it does appear that Iger’s re-org is considering making physical media more of a priority again. Beyond the James Cameron titles we know are coming to 4K and Blu-ray, it’s likely that consumers won’t really start to see the tangible results of any shift in strategy until 2024. But if this shakes out the way we think it could in the coming months, more Disney and Fox catalog titles may actually start arriving on physical media at long last. Rest assured, we’re all over this story and will have more to say in the coming weeks. https://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/031023-1500
  7. Not sure, but I can kick myself for not picking either of them up digitally when they were available.
  8. And things like Lionheart: DE (the one that combines Vols. 1&2 of the OST but does not have the bonus tracks on the latest physical release) and Joe vs the Volcano: BWE were previously available digitally but are now gone.
  9. A lot of the earlier Fox titles have not been released digitally, only Volcano for some reason was made available. I keep hoping for a digital release of The Abyss DE.
  10. Anyone been to one of these concerts? It's coming to my country Easter weekend but I would need to travel 400 kilometers to attend. I see that there is mention of Marvel and Star Wars "highlights" but I'm guessing as a mainstream offering this will be heavily loaded with Disney songs. We have a dearth of any kind of film music concert here so I'm considering going to this. Any thoughts? https://www.disneytickets.co.uk/disney-100-the-concert-tickets
  11. Feels like they are just trolling us at this point. I remember a few years back that Roger was seriously puzzled when I asked if they would consider posting high-res (as in larger than 600x600) art.
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