Originally Posted by jsvg00
Yes but he also correctly comments underneath, that fox Germany released the Remastered Edition of Terminator. That title was made available region free in the UK on the same date as the German release.
I purchased the Remastered Edition of Terminator from amazon.uk and got it for cheaper and months earlier than if I had waited for Amazon.com's identical North American release.
I understand your general point but, if by "he" you're referring to the member ("akijama") who made the original post in the other linked thread, you're misstating what he said. He didn't say "[F]ox Germany released the [r]emastered [e]dition of Terminator
." He said Fox Germany was the first to report on it. For ready reference, here is what he said:
In case you were wondering, what German edition has to do with North America section, mind you, the German Fox and blu-ray-disc.de were among the first who reported on remastered edition of Fox/MGM's The Terminator last year Besides, there's not a snowball's chance in hell that Fox would spend big bucks on remaster of the classic of this magnitude and then put the blu out in Germany/Europe only [bold mine]
And FWIW I tend to disagree with his "snowball's chance in hell" speculation. The catalog situation is so odd right now, in general, and the studios are seeing greater sales of catalog titles in countries other than the U.S., in particular. The release of Ahnuld first elsewhere may or very well may not be indicative of U.S. release of Rocko. Stranger things have happened. I just spun the Quiz Show
BD tonight, currently only available in Oz. Although this is a Disney title not MGM-via-Fox, they've released this title to basically four markets in one country: Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. There are more people in California than there are the continent of Australia, yet Disney released it there first. I'm not necessarily holding my breath for a U.S. BD release (of a title that was only available on non-anamorphic DVD for some 15 years). My point being that if "magnitude"--critically or in terms of b.o.--was always determinative, we wouldn't be seeing these titles released in non-U.S. markets first IMO . . . and Bad Boys II
would be on BD.