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Old 04-10-2019, 10:17 PM   #1
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Also, if you're a Dollar Tree shopper, you know Fox titles are being dumped for there. Will we start seeing a lot of Fox titles go out of print?

Update: Hold your fire. I know this is not a hot deal. I believe I posted this in the Blu-ray section and it got moved.

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I'd guess that whatever stock is out there now for most Fox catalog titles is it. I can't imagine it makes financial sense for Disney to manufacture new copies of older movies on Blu-ray, considering how few of us are left still buying them. I'm sure Disney will keep putting out new releases and keep the biggest Fox hits in print on Blu/4K, but most of the catalog will live on Disney's streaming service. Seems like putting the catalog on that service was one of the main reasons Disney bought Fox.
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Makes me depressed this may prevent Dr. Renault's Secret from getting released on blu-ray. It was the only title from the fox horror classics set that needed a blu-ray release and I thought it would be right around the corner. Unless a restoration was already done before the Disney merger I'm guessing we can forget about it.
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disney via disney movie club should release tv series that started blu and ended dvd only
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Also, if you're a Dollar Tree shopper, you know Fox titles are being dumped for there. Will we start seeing a lot of Fox titles go out of print?

Update: Hold your fire. I know this is not a hot deal. I believe I posted this in the Blu-ray section and it got moved.
Hard to predict with Disney. It's entirely possible they'll continue repressing the existing catalog of titles where the work has already been done, with possibly minor changes to the artwork. Or they could go OOP, with the exception of family titles, like Ice Age, of course, Disney seems to have to reservations with those. We might even see more new additions to their DMR catalog.

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I'd guess that whatever stock is out there now for most Fox catalog titles is it. I can't imagine it makes financial sense for Disney to manufacture new copies of older movies on Blu-ray, considering how few of us are left still buying them. I'm sure Disney will keep putting out new releases and keep the biggest Fox hits in print on Blu/4K, but most of the catalog will live on Disney's streaming service. Seems like putting the catalog on that service was one of the main reasons Disney bought Fox.
If that were even half true you wouldn't see Target, etc. bothering to downsize their media dept, they'd be eliminating it. Physical media is still a huge seller. Nothing niche is sold at Walmart. NOTHING! Even though some here seem to like to think that BD is somehow niche, as if collecting it makes them special. It's not. Never was. If anything the customer base for physical is no longer growing, because younger generations have been duped into digital. But it's biggest losses have to date come from the rental market, which has gravitated that direction too, which is largely what studios were really after. But it's obvious, even Disney is aware that the existing collector base from the DVD/BD era is still largely intact, which is why we still see so much NEW support for physical and the renewed push even among majors for MOD catalog releases. IF studios could afford to abandon physical, make no mistake, they would. The fact that they don't is testament to how viable physical still is. But that insight doesn't get reported, because most internet news on the subject is mere marketing manipulation disguised as news, taking advantage of the inexperienced field of journalism that makes up the internet.

True, Disney's ultimate goal, as is the goal of every major studio, is to be the exclusive distributor of ALL of their properties via digital PPV license (no more long term licenses). No more Netflix, amazon, BB. That's what's so crazy about all these people who are still hung up on iTunes, as if that's the ONLY digital format they'll support. I hate to break it to them, but iTunes isn't going to be around forever, at least not licensing other people's properties. Though, it's entirely possible the majors will still license out to third party streamers after a lengthy period of exclusivity with their own servers. Possibly. Just as it's possible that physical will live on for many decades via premium (genuinely niche) boutique labels, like Criterion, but at prices we haven't seen since LD. That's why supporting digital even sporadically is a VERY BAD idea, only serving to divide market-share even further and result in higher prices for the format that isn't the current studio favorite.
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Disney more or less gutted out the Fox employees companywide. There is no Fox anymore as we know it. You have Disney executives now making decisions on the Fox catalog, and all their focus is attuned on the new streaming Disney+.

It means that most of the Fox catalog will go out of print on Blu-ray and won't be coming back to physical media outside of the very biggest hits. Exactly how Disney has run their own live-action catalog the past decade.
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This is a foregone conclusion. I remember before Disney purchased Marvel Entertainment, that you could buy their Blu-ray titles for around $14.99, from titles like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and so on, the first phase titles. When Disney acquired the company, you're damn lucky if you can ever find those titles for less than $24.99.

Occasionally, you can find some of those titles at Walmart for $19.99. However, Disney's purchase of Marvel Entertainment has had a negative impact on the pricing structure of any Blu-ray title from Marvel Studios. Lucasfilm is the same way. Before Disney's purchase of the studio, you can always find Star Wars Blu-rays priced at sales discounts over the years, from Fox Studios. But, that has changed as they apply "Disney's pricing structure" to every title they release.

Expect the same kind of pricing structure on all Fox Studios Blu-ray release. I'm just happy as hell that I was able to find a copy of Aliens Quadrilogy as well as the Planet of the Apes 5-Film collection, at Big Lots for $5 each. The problem is that many of Fox Studio's movies have inadequate remastering on the Blu-rays. I was preparing to purchase the Die Hard complete film collection when I discovered that some customers who purchased it reported that the collection havs the wrong versions of the movie included in the sets.

Some of the issues regarding the 5-Film collection had to do with Live Free only containing the theatrical cut and didn't also include the Unrated cut on the same disk, low audio problems with the first two films and other issues.
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