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Fox cancels ME, MYSELF & IRENE on Blu-ray

Old 03-27-07, 11:17 AM
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Fox cancels ME, MYSELF & IRENE on Blu-ray

In yet another cancellation from Fox, they have cancelled the April 3 Blu-ray release of ME, MYSELF & IRENE without any kind of explanation.

Apparently they are re-evaluating their market releasing strategy.

While they are at it, they ought to reappraise their pricing strategy since Fox titles are higher than their competition!
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Old 03-27-07, 12:33 PM
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Looks like the Blu-ray lineup at CES was a bunch of BS. I'd already decided to go format neutral a month earlier, but I do feel bad for anyone who bought into Blu-ray primarily because of Fox's library. I don't know what the hell is going on with that studio right now.

Ironically I was thrilled when I heard they were distributing MGM's library on DVD/Blu-ray instead of Sony. Now it looks like that's the worst thing that could've happened.
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Old 03-27-07, 12:39 PM
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Fox had no impact on my buying into Blu-ray. I have no Fox titles and I plan on buying no Fox titles as long as they continue to sell bare bones discs at a $40 MSRP.

Sorry their rape of HD buyers isn't working out for them. They can take their ball and go home for all I care.
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They're on a roll!
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Old 03-27-07, 12:45 PM
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I feel bad for the people who sold their standard DVDs in anticipation of this release.
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Old 03-27-07, 01:02 PM
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I agree that there's something up with Fox. Barebones releases and all. I own the BD Fox releases of Broken Arrow, AVP and Kingdom of Heaven and all look fantastic but it's disappointing that Kingdom of Heaven is movie only, with none of the special features from the 4-disc SE ported over. I thought that's what BD-50's are for.

However, I will give kudos to the Fox/MGM release of Flyboys which, while a fairly mediocre movie, is one of the best looking Blu-Ray discs I've seen, and all of the Special Features from the 2-disc SD special edition were included with it. Why can't they do this with all of their releases?
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Old 03-27-07, 01:12 PM
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The thing that upsets me about this and other cancellations is that, for the most part, I was NOT looking forward to these titles.

By postponing them, that means they will take up space on the schedule in the coming months rather than now. I was thinking that the sooner they could get these out of the way, the sooner they could move on to different titles in June, July, or whenever, so there would be some that I want then. Now, titles like "Dude, Where's My Car" and "Dodgeball" will be taking up slots in the summer that I would hope could have gone to some of their Searchlight films and other great catalog titles. (No offense to those who like those titles.)

One glimmer of hope in all this is that perhaps they'll decide to change their ways when it comes to pricing and retaining extras. Once something is out, it can take a lot of time for it to get reissued or dropped in price. The more titles that are released now, the more titles that will have to wait for SEs and price drops (it's not as if their past titles will suddenly get price drops when they decide to charge less for future titles). So, it would be better if these titles could get released with extras and at a lower price to begin with.
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Old 03-27-07, 06:02 PM
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The only reason I own FOX BDs is because of the amazon sale a few weeks ago. Otherwise, I would own none. Maybe they are getting the picture that the pricing they are using is BS.
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Old 03-27-07, 06:06 PM
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I'm wondering why their catalog titles are getting delayed, but not the day & date ones. Eragon was able to get released, so I don't think it's a technical issue. Maybe they are going back to add the extras?
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Old 03-27-07, 06:37 PM
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What a shocker. IMO, FOX is the weakest Blu-ray exclusive studio. They need to get their act together, pronto.
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Old 03-27-07, 07:18 PM
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another nail in HD DVD's coffin!
oops... wrong thread
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Old 03-27-07, 08:28 PM
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I shudder to think what the AVS forums look like after this news.
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Old 03-27-07, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ResIpsa
I shudder to think what the AVS forums look like after this news.
That's what they looked like before the news.
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