Broom Kid said:
This probably isn’t a great sign when it comes to any future physical releases of Star Wars
The article makes room for possible Star Wars releases still, but it really sounds like Disney’s about done with physical media, period. No catalog releases going forward. No promotion for the catalog releases they’ve already got.
If you were waiting for a 50th/60th anniversary box-set, you might never stop waiting.
While that may be true for now, it can change easily.
Firstly, there are all the physical media that is released to this point. If they don’t release anything ever again, prices of them will increase incrementally when people want to own something from their catalogue -> it’s up to Disney when they want to cash in on that and make their own releases again.
Secondly, if they don’t release any physical media at all, people will start (or continue…) torrenting the streaming content. The more they don’t want to release them, the more they will pirated -> again, it’s up to Disney how long they want to continue that happening.
Thirdly, people will sooner or later get fed up if/when Disney begins controlling what movie/version is available and what isn’t. When they do, they vote with their wallets and leave, and start contributing points 1 & 2.
Fourthly, I have a hard time to think that people will forever pay for D+ anyways. Again, points 1 & 2 will start to interest.