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Old 02-03-2008, 03:52 AM   #1
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Can someone explain the logic to me of titles getting released and announced overseas for a title that has not here in the US? Is it marketing strategy or just good foreign policy?
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Old 02-03-2008, 03:53 AM   #2
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I think it is based on distribution rights of the company.
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Can someone explain the logic to me of titles getting released and announced overseas for a title that has not here in the US? Is it marketing strategy or just good foreign policy?
The production and distribution companies are not always the same. For example:

Erin Brockovich

Production Company: Jersey Films
Distributor: Universal (U.S.A.), Columbia-TriStar/Sony (Other Countries)

Trainspotting was released by several companies in different countries.

Production Companies: Channel Four Films, Figment Films, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, The Noel Gay Motion Picture Company
Distributor: Miramax (U.S.A., Theaters)
Video/DVD: Buena Vista Home Video/Disney (DVD/VHS, U.S.A.), Columbia-TriStar Home Video/Sony: (Some Countries outside U.S.)
Criterion Collection (USA) (Laserdisc)
Copyright Holder: Channel Four Television Corporation
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:39 AM   #4
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Can someone explain the logic to me of titles getting released and announced overseas for a title that has not here in the US? Is it marketing strategy or just good foreign policy?
because there is a market outside of the us
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:43 AM   #5
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I think it is based on distribution rights of the company.
There you go he beat me to the answer.
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:45 AM   #6
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I think it is based on distribution rights of the company.
Darn thought I was going to get to say it first
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Because there is a great big world out there and the world does not revolve around the united states?
Also there are different licensing concerns in different areas.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:27 AM   #8
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Because there is a great big world out there and the world does not revolve around the united states?
Also there are different licensing concerns in different areas.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:49 AM   #9
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Even us Brits want a US version, so we can pay less than half the price for it.

My USA catalog of movies is fast catching up with the UK versions.
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:51 AM   #10
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everybody needs blu love. We get titles that others dont as well.
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:54 AM   #11
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The type of case used in a country depends on the company that manufactures it.

There are two types of cases used in the United States. The cases with embedded logo are used by Sony and Disney. These cases are manufactured by Amaray.

http://www.amaray.com/cases_rt-bluray.asp

The Elite cases are used by Fox and Warner. The Elite cases are thicker and have a painted-on logo as apposed to the engraved logo.

Recently, Fox and Disney have released some of their movies in the other type of cases.

There is a third type of case that is used in the U.K. They are thicker than the ones used in the U.S.

My guess is that Amaray probably makes two different kinds of Blu-ray cases. They look exactly the same except for the thickness. The cases they sell in the U.S. are thinner than the Elite cases. The cases they sell in Europe are thicker than the Elite cases and are almost DVD size.

U.S. cases are generally thinner than U.K. cases.

You can buy cases from the following vendors:

Thickness: 11 mm
http://www.sleevetown.com/blu-ray-hd-dvd-case.shtml

Thickness:13 mm
http://www.cdrom2go.com/product-more...FQVvHgodnQKhJg

Thickness: 5" (13 mm)
http://cgi.ebay.com/5-Blu-Ray-Disc-S...QQcmdZViewItem


What does this have got to do with the theme of the thread?
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:56 AM   #12
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What does this have got to do with the theme of the thread?
theres a thread on region a v. region B cases. maybe he got scurred and confoosed
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:59 AM   #13
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because there is a market outside of the us
Now don't flame the guy because he asks a very good question! We non-US people have to realize that we are used buying our movies from the US (LaserDiscs, DVDs...etc.) but up until now there wasn't a single reason for any US film fan to Import anything from another Country.

Things have changed and for some this is new territory.... we can try and help our fellow Film-lovers the best we can.
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theres a thread on region a v. region B cases. maybe he got scurred and confoosed

You are correct. I accidentally put my response in the wrong thread. I apologize.
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Can someone explain the logic to me of titles getting released and announced overseas for a title that has not here in the US? Is it marketing strategy or just good foreign policy?
Maybe the same way as blade runner 5 disc ultimate ed is not released in europe or elsewhere but U.S ONLY!. So we who want this have to import this.
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I think it is based on distribution rights of the company.
I guess I would say the same, but I own "Thir13en Ghosts" on Blu already.
(This title is directly from Sony)
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Has found out the announcement of distributor Sony/Columbia in Ukraine. Below the list titles (annon for an output in 2008) which has not found out in " movies db/blu-ray.com ":
- The Rundown 2003
- The Bone Collector 1999
- The Devil's Own 1997
- Vantage Point 2008
- Men In Black 1997
- First Sunday 2008
- Groundhog Day 1993
- Panic Room 2002
- The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996
- Money Train 1995
- The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 1999
- Starship Troopers: Marauder 2008

Translated Version of http://www.videoservice.com.ua/news.php?id=49
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Old 02-03-2008, 03:17 PM   #18
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My thinking has always been, release the movie on home video in the country it originally came out in first, you feel jipped when it doesn't. That has happened all the time, especially with tv shows due to syndication deals and movies cause of pay-per-view deals, etc. Also I hate how others in the U.S. are prudes so movies with nudity are trimmed up and on boards you hear about those shots being left in on the UK edition. I want my movies quick and uncensored!
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:00 AM   #19
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The world wide market is huge .

Japan is about 90% blu and about 10% HD DVD does there market not count. I hope not, we could use that 90% blu don't you think.

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Old 02-04-2008, 03:57 PM   #20
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Pulp Fiction had a release date on BD overseas
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