Originally Posted by Topweasel
New Line = Warner
New Line is a completely autonomous company with it's own theatrical distribution (their films aren't distributed by WB, unlike say Touchstone being dsitributed by Disney) and their Home Video department is the same.
Definitely not equal... two completely different companies and departments.
I had a discussion when were finishing mixing Texas Chainsaw 2 and spoke with the VP of NLHV, who I've known for a long time (almost 10 years). At this time, about 10 months ago, they were taking a wait and see approach.
They still are, and they will decide what they do, not anybody at WB.
FWIW, New Line was mastering their films in HD long before everybody else... when we were finishing Mortal Kombat in 1995, I saw some HD of "The Mask" at the video post house where we were finishing MK.. it was the first HD I had seen at that point.
I would venture to say they have almost all of their film assets in HD at this point.... I'll have to ask