Originally Posted by NetworkTV
Whether TT becomes a similar quality source worthy of their price remains to be seen. Simply requiring a higher price by hawking their product with Home Shopping Network limits on quantity does not do that.
Agreed... and if Twilight Time grows as a company and expands their model over time, then I could look back at these times as forgivable growing pains for a new company.
Originally Posted by NetworkTV
It seems like the "new and now" has taken the place of "classic". As a society, we seem to only acknowledge things in 15 minute blocks of fame.
It's very sad to realize how many young people in the future will fail to appreciate some of the greatest music and films ever made, just because they're "old".
With you 100% here. I don't automatically like old movies because they are old... but there is a chunk of the current population that refuses to accept quality existed before they were born.
Good film is good film, no matter when it was produced. Some of the crap that churns out of hollywood these days really saddens me when compared to some very under-appreciated classics.
Originally Posted by fookoo_2010
I guess that I will have to call up SAE on Monday and see what the story is. Just imagine these magnets becoming collector's items.
Too late. Some of the magnets have gone for $15 on eBay! Seriously... People were selling magnets not too long ago when Fright Night came out and some people didn't get magnets.
That fun poked... to be honest, I wish Twilight Time would do more of that kind of unique thing and make sure every order came with a limited collectible like that. It would go a long way to me towards building value into their limited runs.
Originally Posted by Josh Z
In the case of Fright Night, Twilight Time was contractually limited to a run of only 3,000 copies. When those sold out, don't you think they wanted to press more, so that they could make more money? Their contract with Sony prohibited that.
You do know that saying "Sony prohibited that" is completely misleading. Read the interviews with the Twilight guys... they are the ones (for various reasons, some of which I even agree with) who decided on the 3000 copy limit.
Twilight Time approached Sony, in this case, and only asked to make 3000 copies. Twilight Time could have contracted with Sony to make more in that original contract. It isn't like Sony said yes only to 3000 copies. Twilight Time only asked for 3000 copies. That's why the contract is locked... because that's the limit Twilight Time wanted... not a limit Sony mandated.
Originally Posted by P Ross
From all indications Demetrius was the first title TT released that wasn't up to snuf. I won't purchase the disc because of all the negative publicity. In any case Demetruis was a test cast and that they (TT) will be more selective in what they release. The first review of the new Desiree is more promising!
That's my impression as well. I've seen glowing reviews of many of the other Twilight Time releases. I can't recall reading a bad review of the transfer except for Demetrius. That's why it was kind of surprising to see people jump to defend Twilight Time for putting out a poor release.
Twilight Time is setting themselves up as a place for "people who love movies"... so one expects them to be choosy about the transfers they pick up.
As an alternative, Twilight Time could offer refunds to people who are unhappy with the quality of the transfer and in the future be more choosy OR they could put out advance review copies before people are locked into pre-orders for a product sight-unseen.
This could be a blip on the radar OR could be a sign of things to come. When building a reputation, Twilight Time should want people to think "quality" rather than "I'll wait and see"...
Originally Posted by Hi_Def_Boss
Sony announced losses of $2.3 billion in their tv division alone. They are expecting at least 11 straight years of losses. I wonder how much intelligence it required to pull that off.
Shhhhh... even implying that a multibillion dollar company sometimes makes mistakes flies in the face of those who think we mere consumers have no right to question companies' decisions!