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#1247721
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Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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The tidbits this week:

https://deadline.com/2018/10/disney-fox-deal-tv-executives-analysis-culture-clash-1202473873/

https://deadline.com/2018/10/disney-fox-film-executives-merger-plan-alan-horn-stacey-snider-1202478704/

But of course, expect layoffs:
https://deadline.com/2018/10/disney-fox-deal-peter-rice-jan-1-target-date-layoffs-culture-clash-pay-discrepancy-town-hall-john-nallen-1202479881/

And today, the deal is expect to close [b]New Year’s Day 2019[/b]!:
https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/disney-fox-deal-will-be-ready-to-close-jan-1-says-peter-rice-exclusive-1202976061/

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#1245842
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Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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New leadership appointments for Fox:
https://www.21cf.com/news/21st-century-fox/2018/fox-announces-key-leadership-appointments-for-new-company-to-be-formed-following-close-of-the-disney-transaction/

Merge probably done by Avengers 4 (AKA May 2019):
https://www.cosmicbooknews.com/avengers-4-disney-fox-deal

Gary Newman to take over Fox broadcasting:
https://www.tvweek.com/tvbizwire/2018/10/veteran-executive-in-talks-to-lead-fox-broadcasting-after-disney-deal-closes/

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#1230251
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Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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Fang Zei said:
**Don’t say it’ll never happen! We already got the Peanuts specials released in 4k UHD with both SDR and HDR versions included, and I’m pretty sure at least one of the Ewok movies actually got a theatrical release.

Yep. Caravan of Courage (and that ironically was distributed overseas by Fox).

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#1228823
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Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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DuracellEnergizer said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Why do people find this to be good news?

  • The chances we’ll get an official release of the OOT will increase by 1%.
  • The lame X-Men movies will be force-fitted into the Marvel Homogenized Universe, pleasing the fanboys who think this is at all necessary.
  • Disney will finally get their turn to mishandle the Fantastic Four.

And the Fox logos and fanfares finally restored and intact indefinitely to SW I, II, III, V, and VI! 😃

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#1228118
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Films re-released with alterations
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The Phantasm films also received alterations:

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

The following is a list of what has been changed in the 4K restoration of Phantasm:
-New sphere (pracitical effect, not CGI)
-Yellow paint bucket removed in the scene where Mike, Jody, and Reggie enter the spacegate room (though it can still be seen to the naked eye)
-Fishing line digitally remove when sphere impales the Tall Man’s assistant (it should be noted that the black dot on the sphere in the next shot is still present despite the released preview image)
-And this I noticed today; the scene where Michael puts his hand in a box at the fortune teller’s house and struggles to get it out while her granddaughter tells him “Don’t fear.” zooms in slowly shot after shot until he gets his hand free.

Phantasm III:
-On releases 2005 and onward, the “Phantasm: Lord of The Dead” opening title is now “Phantasm III”

-On the Well Go USA/Arrow releases, a digital correction was made to the frozen Tall Man’s eye:
phantasmarchives.blogspot.com/2017/07/icymi-tall-man-digitally-altered-on.html

Phantasm: OblIVion:
-On releases 2008 onward, a shot of Mike with sphere eyes has been replaced with a shot of black at the beginning. To show you what I mean, here’s a clip of the unaltered scene sourced from the Anchor Bay UK DVD (go to 2:25):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPV8d2nXMbI

The MGM US and Anchor Bay UK DVDs are unaltered.

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#1193539
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Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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fmalover said:

Since this thread is about Fox being bought by Disney I think on a related note I’d like to ask: Why hasn’t Time Warner bought Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer? It would make perfect sense since Warner owns MGM’s pre-1984 movie library save for the ones produced by United Artists through Turner. It would mean having all MGM movies under one roof, plus recently the only thing that’s keeping MGM afloat is the James Bond franchise. Warner would also be acquiring Orion Pictures movie library which is currently owned by MGM.

Honeslty, I think Warner should. Makes sense.