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Old 05-13-04, 12:16 PM
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NBC Buys Universal - Will it effect DVD?

Universal has had some pretty subpar releases lately - BTTF (misframing issue), Monty Python movies, etc, as well as a lack of anamorphic re-releases.

I was curious if anyone thought that the acquisition by NBC will have an effect, either positive or negative, with future Universal DVD releases.
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Well with this and the huge deal they made with Dick Wolf, one would hope it speeds up their releases of Law & Order on DVD.
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I was curious if anyone thought that the acquisition by NBC will have an effect, either positive or negative, with future Universal DVD releases
Things can't get any damned worse can they? So then I'm hoping NBC/GE is an improvement.
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I could very well be mistaken... but didn't NBC and Universal merge? I didn't think NBC bought Universal.
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Yes, it was a merger... and I don't see much changing.

... now back to our regularly scheduled thread
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Re: NBC Buys Universal - Will it effect DVD?

Originally posted by DVD Josh
Universal has had some pretty subpar releases lately - BTTF (misframing issue), Monty Python movies, etc, as well as a lack of anamorphic re-releases.

I was curious if anyone thought that the acquisition by NBC will have an effect, either positive or negative, with future Universal DVD releases.
It probably won't even have any effect on Universal-bashing.

I, for one, have been very pleased with Universal as of late - the franchise collections are some of the best entertainment bargains out there.
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Hey maybe now we'll see MIAMI VICE on dvd!!
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I have a feeling we'll be seeing promos for NBC shows as forced trailers.
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Originally posted by ignition
I could very well be mistaken... but didn't NBC and Universal merge? I didn't think NBC bought Universal.
Technically, General Electric Co. bought Vivendi Universal SA's U.S. media assets and merged them with its NBC unit. True mergers of equals are incredibly rare.
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