Folks, its all about marketing....
Why doesn't the studios release all of those catalog mega-hits right now?Answer
: money, $$, money, $$, money, $$......
Let us say, for a moment, the vaults are opened and all the good stuff comes tumbling out.
The BD market cannot consume enough of the software.
As it exists today, the BD software market is small (when compared to DVD).
If the studios go to the trouble (and more importantly, the expense
) of releasing all of those super-duper films right away, who
will buy them?
With low sales numbers, how do the studios make a profit NOW?Answer
: they don't.
What would happen, over time the Star Wars, Aliens, Titanic, etc., would mostly sit on the shelves, waiting for the market to expand.
And what would happen would be massive DISCOUNTING to move stock and with it goes all those profits everyone had been counting on.
Suddenly, BD is NO longer a source of projected high revenue streams, etc.
Can you guess what will happen???
I want all the studios to release all of their films right NOW!!!!
OK, now, back to the real world....