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Old 03-15-04, 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by jough
Polygram's discs are being distributed by Universal.

But the point is kinda moot since Polygram is no longer a company of their own, and most of their previous discs are being released with only Universal's name on them.
Oh, it isn't Polygram itself that I am confused about since the 1995 date seems pretty firm. I'm just not sure where, AVCO Embassy Pictures, Castle Rock Entertainment, Manga Entertainment, Gramercy Films, and Nelson Entertainment belong.
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Old 03-16-04, 01:30 PM
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Praise you talemyn for taking on this task Here are some others...

* A&E
* A-Pix
* Acorn Media
* ADV Films
* All Day Entertainment
* Alliance Atlantis
* American Home Treasures
* Arista
* Ariztical Entertainment
* Artemis Records
* Artisan
* Avalanche Video
* Bandai
* BFS Video
* Big Idea
* Blue Underground
* BMG Music
* BMI
* Camerado
* Central Park Media
* Classic Pictures
* Cloud Ten Pictures
* Comedy Central
* Created by David Lynch
* DEJ
* Discovery Channel
* Disney
* Docurama
* DVD International
* Eagle Vision
* East Side Digital
* Fantoma
* First Look Pictures
* FocusFilm Entertainment
* Geneon
* Goldhil Home Media
* Good Times Home Video
* Hen's Tooth
* Home Vision Entertainment
* Image Entertainment
* IndieDVD
* Inecom
* Inspirational Films
* J&N Media
* Jive Records
* Kino International
* Koch Vision
* Lightyear Entertainment
* Lions Gate
* Lyrick Studios
* Madacy
* Melee Entertainment
* MGM
* Milestone Films
* Mill Reef
* Monarch Home Video
* Monarex
* Moonshine Music
* Movies That Don't Suck
* MPI
* Music Video Distributors
* Navarre
* New Concorde
* New Video
* New Yorker Films
* Palm Pictures
* Pathfinder
* Pioneer
* Pro-Active Entertainment
* Q Video
* Rise Above Entertainment
* Rounder Records
* Ryko Disc
* Scholastic Video
* Seville Pictures
* Shout! Factory
* Silverline
* Slingshot Entertainment
* Something Weird Video
* Sterling
* Studio Home Entertainment
* Sub Rosa Studios
* Synergy Distribution
* Tempe Video
* TLA Releasing
* Treble V Music
* Troma
* USA Films
* Vanguard Cinema
* VCI Home Video
* Ventura Distribution
* Volcano Music
* Wea/Elektra Entertainment
* Westlake Entertainment
* Whirlwind Media
* Windham Hill
* WinStar
* Xenon Entertainment Group
* York Entertainment
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Let me see if I can help out with that list above:

WEA/Electra is owned and distributed by Warner Bros.

USA Films is distributed by Universal.

Home Vision also distributes the Criterion Collection discs (same company).

WinStar, Fox Lorber, and Wellspring are all just Wellspring now.

I believe the Comedy Central discs are distributed by Warner Bros. (not certain, though).

FocusFilm Entertainment is owned and distributed by Universal.

Pioneer is no more. They were bought out and renamed to Geneon.

Artisan is now owned and distributed by Lion's Gate.
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Old 03-16-04, 03:22 PM
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Thanks for the info.

Updated the original list with superstringtheory's new list of "unknowns" and jough's input.
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(Owning the company and all) Warner distributes HBO discs, do they not?

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Old 03-16-04, 04:24 PM
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Yes. They also distribute, but do not own, the BBC TV discs.
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Old 03-16-04, 04:29 PM
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hogfat, I think you're right.
I believe WB distributes HBO discs. Last year my roommate's father was VP of WB Home Video, so every month he got (for free, damn him) a package with everything WB was releasing that month (this meant sometimes a month early than street date) and he got all the Soprano seasons that came out that year, Band of Brothers, etc. Just a note.
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Old 03-16-04, 05:15 PM
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And PBS

Originally posted by jough
Yes. They also distribute, but do not own, the BBC TV discs.
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Old 03-16-04, 05:27 PM
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Sounds like there is enough support to move HBO and BBC under Warner Bros. (distribution only).

Done . . .
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"was" USA is no longer (they were bought out by Vivendi). I think that Universal may have gotten the rights to re-market some of their titles, though...

Originally posted by jough
[B]Let me see if I can help out with that list above:

USA Films is distributed by Universal.
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Old 03-16-04, 05:29 PM
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Among Ventura’s impressive list of content/label partners are: Classic Pictures, Win Media, Big Vision, Mantra, Nike & BET (through UrbanWorks), Fox Television and Stephen J. Cannell productions (through StudioWorks), Lolafilms & Venevision International (through Studio Latino), VAS Entertainment, Showtime, TokyoPop, EI Independent, Razor & Tie, and Viz Entertainment just to name a few.

[from Ventura's website]
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Vanguard tends to do Indies, and foreign films. I don't think they are tied to any particular studio.
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Old 03-16-04, 05:40 PM
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Koch Vision distributes for a lot of the smaller "labels" for their list http://www.kochvision.com/labels.aspx
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Old 03-16-04, 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by jough
But the point is kinda moot since Polygram is no longer a company of their own, and most of their previous discs are being released with only Universal's name on them.
Then why was "Fargo" (a Polygram title) released by MGM on DVD recently?
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Fargo is a Gramercy title, and was distributed theatrically by Polygram.

Polygram sold the home video rights to MGM along with a number of other titles when they were going under. I believe Blue Velvet, which was also released on DVD by Polygram, also went to MGM. Honeymoon in Vegas was another one (edit: yup - and The Princess Bride as well).

They were never absorbed by another company - they simply sold off rights to whomever they could - MGM had previously released the VHS of Fargo, so they were the obvious choice to do the DVD. It's interesting, though, that when Fargo was released under the Polygram label it was Universal who distributed the disc.

They have a larger theatrical back catalog but licenced much of their library to other companies. I'm not sure how many of their titles are still unavailable on DVD at all.

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Old 03-16-04, 06:46 PM
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Also, I'm glad I picked up a bunch of Polygram titles when I did - Universal has been releasing a number of them with new art - like "Your Friends and Neighbors" - the original disc used the key art from the theatrical release - the new release from Universal has a bunch of stupid floating heads.

UGH!

At least Polygram didn't have much of a DVD catalog themselves - I think they put out fewer than 20 discs.
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talemyn, you can take BMG entertainment off your list. We do not distribute DVDs for anyone. My superiors were not smart enough to get into the DVD market and now it's a little too late. maybe if they would have, several hundred people would still have their jobs..
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Self-Distribution
- Sony Wonder
- Sony Music
- Full Moon Pictures
- Magic Lantern
- Simitar
- Trimark
- Warner Music Group
Well, all Sony titles are distributed by Columbia Tristar.

And Warner Bros. distributes all of their own DVDs - including those of their music group.

You also list Disney in the "Unfiled" list - they're distributed by Buena Vista Home Video (BVHV) - as are discs from Pixar, Miramax, Touchstone, and Hollywood Pictures.
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Originally posted by mcarver
"was" USA is no longer (they were bought out by Vivendi). I think that Universal may have gotten the rights to re-market some of their titles, though...
Well, I've been leaving in "gone" companies so that, if anyone has a DVD that came from one of these companies, they would know who to "go to" if they had a problem/question/etc.

If you guys think I should do otherwise, please let me know.
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Originally posted by jough
Well, all Sony titles are distributed by Columbia Tristar.

And Warner Bros. distributes all of their own DVDs - including those of their music group.
Just wanted to double check with you on these ones, jough. The information on DVD File was pretty specific about them being seperate.
Originally posted by jough
You also list Disney in the "Unfiled" list - they're distributed by Buena Vista Home Video (BVHV) - as are discs from Pixar, Miramax, Touchstone, and Hollywood Pictures.
Yeah . . . I thought I had it in there already when I went over that list, but I didn't see it because I had it in there as "Walt Disney" instead of just "Disney".



Anyway, all of the other changes have been put in.
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I'm certain about the Sony music titles being distributed by CTS.

I'm *relatively* certain about WB as well. I mean, it stands to reason. If Warner doesn't distribute their own music video product, who does?
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Originally posted by jough
I'm certain about the Sony music titles being distributed by CTS.

I'm *relatively* certain about WB as well. I mean, it stands to reason. If Warner doesn't distribute their own music video product, who does?
I only wondered because of the way that DVD File worded their coverage (no personal emphasis added) . . .
Sony Music / Sony Wonder

Although a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment, Sony Wonder and Sony Music act as their own DVD distributors, and DO NOT go through Columbia Tri-Star Home Video.
Warner Music Group

Although a subsidiary of Time Warner, Warner Music handles their own DVD music video releases under their Special Projects group. They currently act only as a distributor for their own products, and do not license titles 95% of the time.
Of course, I don't know when the last time their page was updated.

Anyways, I'm sure that you know more about these guys than I do, so I'll update it during my next round of update.
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To be technical, I thought that Warner Music Group was really distributed by their arm WEA Corp.

WEA Corp. was the first major music distribution company in the U.S. and has continued to set the standard for sales and marketing in the music industry for more than thirty years. In addition to the Warner Bros., Elektra and Atlantic labels, WEA distributes audio and video releases from Rhino Entertainment, Word Entertainment, Time-Life Music, Warner Music Latina, and Curb Records, as well as several other labels.
[source http://www.wmg.com/companies/wea.jsp]
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Synapse-Films could also go under unknowns or independent distribution.
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Okay, okay - well, what Sony calls a "company" is a curious thing - since the discs for their various companies are all pressed in the same plant and leave on the same truck and are all handled by the same distributor - but yes, I guess technically they're different companies/distributors.
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