I agree with you, this sucks. This is one reason I still buy my movies on disc.
Your transaction is with Vudu, yes. It is also conditioned by their terms of service.
Vudu doesn’t dictate what the content is, the distributor/studio does. The first sentence absolves Vudu of any liability at all.
Digital copies are always a license to access the content. That’s it. You don’t own a digital copy. Ever.
The studios can replace the digital copy with an updated version, a censored version, or even revoke the license altogether at any time, without refunding you a dime, and they’re well within their legal rights to do all of those things.
Is it right? Nope. But that’s how it is.
Until dual power structures are erected, anyway.
Yes, in which case we won’t have to worry about these things because there will be no more big budget blockbusters.
Why do you buy signature editions if you have diamond? They’re almost always the same transfer.
Why do you think the studios love digital so much? They could remove your access to the movie entirely without consequences if they wanted. Without a physical disc or non-DRM’d downlaod, you have no rights.
Something can both be promotional and mutually beneficial. Just because Disney benefits, doesn’t mean they’re not also doing good for others.
You could just get the individual SKUs.
I wish Criterion had done the restored Spartacus BD so we could still have that cover.
It’s really baffling that Universal chose a boring photoshop job over that awesome (and iconic) poster art. Anyone who’s going to buy it already knows Kirk Douglas is in it…
I had to exercise restraint. I have a BN card I will spend in July during their sale, and I get an extra 10% off in store with membership too.
Picked up Fail Safe, Ace in the Hole and Klute.
Would love it if this were true. But these rumor mill websites with their unnamed sources aren’t interested in reporting the truth.
Here’s a little-known fact: I love your avatar!
Encouraged that Disney is willing to acknowledge 20th Century Fox in the billing, especially considering the recent renaming of the studio. Glad that marque won’t be erased from film history.
Though I assume these are now wholly in the “possession” of LF? As in, did Disney move OT distribution rights over to LF division (or solely Buena Vista) after the acquisition, or is Fox still involved in some way?
I’m sure Disney cares
Song of the South, Fantasia, the technical revisionism present on every classic animated film they’ve brought to Blu-Ray. Hiding classic live-action titles behind the Disney Movie Club firewall.
Need I go on?
Broom Kid said:
I’d put odds on the 16x9 blu-ray/digital cuts.
Someone needs to start buying ad time on cable movie networks to advocate for OAR presentations. In an age with such affordable, massive TVs, there’s no excuse anymore. Not that there was ever a legitimate excuse for pan and scan…
An aside, are 16x9 presentations of anamorphic widescreen films even pan and scan, or do they just assume they’re protected for TV broadcast and crop them?
Given the current organization of the site, sure this makes sense. But wasn’t it easier when there were fewer sub forums and we could just have fun in the random thoughts thread? I forgot it even existed until now!
Lets Hope That The Skywalker Saga Include Original Theatrical Versions Of Star Wars Episodes 4, 5, & 6, Because National Film Registry of The Library of Congress Might Have Star Wars 35mm Prints, Academy Film Archive Might Have Star Wars 35mm Prints Too, Since Original Camera Negative pieces removed for the CG-enhanced shots are no doubt in storage. Does it make any sense that they could restore 35mm Interpositive Of Star Wars In 4k Resolution?
It’s not a question of whether they can. It’s a question of whether they care.
But yes, I’m sure an interpositive—or even separation master—transfer could look very good, and it would take minimal effort from LF… The existence of all the prints you mention probably has no bearing on the possibility of releasing the OUT.
I thought the reorganization s was supposed to make things easier! #reunitethesubsubforums
Why are the Last Jedi discs in the ROTJ sleeve?
Broom Kid said:
Nobody even knows what the “goodies” are yet.
The only goodie I want is the original movies.
Broom Kid said:
But for 4K, it looks like they’re saying “you don’t HAVE to buy a box to get all the goodies. Just pick the movies you want.”
too bad I don’t care about any of the goodies being provided 😠
I might still be alive then 😉
Well he lied for 4 years about not being involved so I’ll take that with a grain of salt.
He probably wasn’t allowed to say he was involved.
TPM was one of the first movies to be (almost) fully CGI
Absolutely not true. It was shot on celluloid and made extensive use of practical effects and models, though you wouldn’t know it from the god-awful home-video transfers it’s received.