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Old 05-20-2021, 06:22 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if the Cannonball Run and Young Frankenstein ever make it to iTunes? Is it a rights issue? I'm disappointed that these two are still missing
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Old 05-20-2021, 11:31 AM   #2
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It's pretty much always a rights issue when something isn't available.
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Old 05-20-2021, 01:15 PM   #3
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There are a few that I wish would show up for itunes or vudu :

History of the World Part I ( Dom Deluise )

Haunted Honeymoon ( Gene Wilder, Dom Deluise )

Young Frankenstein - I've only been able to stream on Hulu with a Showtime suscription. ( Gene Wilder )

There is something up with Gene Wilder, Dom Deluise and Mel Brooks in regards to streaming rights...
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Old 05-20-2021, 01:22 PM   #4
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Add the 90’s ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ to this list.

No idea what the rights issue is on it.
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Old 05-21-2021, 10:51 AM   #5
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Fright Night Part 2 1988
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Old 05-21-2021, 10:56 PM   #6
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The Pippi longstocking films with inger Nilson would be nice as with the chipmunk adventure....ewoks films even though they are on D plus
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Old 05-22-2021, 11:20 PM   #7
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Some of these (like the Pippi Longstocking films) don't have very good HD masters (or are actually upconverted SD) and would be up to the rights holder to create or have one on hand.

Others that have HD masters are ether no desire for the rights holder to put them up on the platform or licencing issues (rights holder wants a hefty asking price + % of the sales on certain titles and Apple refuse to pay that much). Some of the Fox titles not on iTunes are available at other providers, but not all of them. Some on iTunes are SD only while in native HD elsewhere. Case in point, 1982's I The Jury (which I believe transfers as MA) is 4:3 SD on iTunes while HD on Vudu, MS Store, Amazon Video, and Youtube/Google Play.

Fright Night Part 2 has a complex rights issue that also effects home video and TV rights, so it isn't necessarily Apple's fault.

The Cannonball Run isn't available digitally anywhere and hasn't aired on TV in many years. The HBO Blu-Ray and DVD is also OOP, suggesting some sort of rights tie up with 20th Century Fox (US theatrical distributor and had US TV rights), HBO/Warner (who had video rights and Pay-TV rights at venues like HBO and Cinemax), and Fortune Star (who owns the catalog of producer Golden Harvest).
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Old 05-24-2021, 05:52 PM   #8
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Mel Brooks movies in general seem to have multiple rights issues. To Be or Not to Be not available anywhere. Young Frankenstein as mentioned. History of the World Part 1 only on Google.

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Fright Night Part 2 has a complex rights issue that also effects home video and TV rights, so it isn't necessarily Apple's fault.
Apple don't own the movies so it's not their fault when something isn't there. I assume they have some sort of rule about porn and perhaps other 'extreme' content but anything else is just a case of the distributor not making it available. Doubtless many films are going to be lost in rights hell as they move to another media, especially one that wasn't in existence when the film was made, for so many films there just won't be the financial incentive to figure out the legal issues.
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Does anyone know if the Cannonball Run and Young Frankenstein ever make it to iTunes? Is it a rights issue? I'm disappointed that these two are still missing
Can we add Hooper as well ?

(and a lot of the old classic war movies; Battle of Britain, Dambusters, etc)
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Can we add Hooper as well ?

(and a lot of the old classic war movies; Battle of Britain, Dambusters, etc)
Hooper just recently made it to VUDU at least.
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Some of these (like the Pippi Longstocking films) don't have very good HD masters (or are actually upconverted SD) and would be up to the rights holder to create or have one on hand.
The original Pippi films are all digitally available on Amazon Prime. There is also a restored Blu-ray from Hen’s Tooth. They look better than a good number of catalogue titles already available digitally.
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Some of the Fox titles not on iTunes are available at other providers, but not all of them. Some on iTunes are SD only while in native HD elsewhere. Case in point, 1982's I The Jury (which I believe transfers as MA) is 4:3 SD on iTunes while HD on Vudu, MS Store, Amazon Video, and Youtube/Google Play.
And vice versa. Things like Speed 2 and Ever After are also proper 2.35 HD on Itunes and lousy, older cropped masters (1.85) on Vudu (same for Dead Calm, which is a Warner title; in fact there are a bunch of Warner titles in proper OAR on Itunes that are SD only on Vudu, like BEST FRIENDS, S.O.B., RECKLESS and ONE CRAZY SUMMER).
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Things like... Ever After are also proper 2.35 HD on Itunes and lousy, older cropped masters (1.85) on Vudu
Ever After on Vudu (and I think Amazon) is opened up from 2.35 and shows a lot more top and bottom.
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Can we add Hooper as well ?

(and a lot of the old classic war movies; Battle of Britain, Dambusters, etc)
Anybody know why Vudu would have Hooper, but not iTunes? Is it simply a rights issue?
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Anybody know why Vudu would have Hooper, but not iTunes? Is it simply a rights issue?
it's pretty much always a rights issue when something isn't available somewhere.
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Does anyone know if the Cannonball Run and Young Frankenstein ever make it to iTunes? Is it a rights issue? I'm disappointed that these two are still missing
Cannonball Run 1&2 are on Singapore iTunes.
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Old 06-18-2021, 07:39 PM   #18
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Cannonball Run 1&2 are on Singapore iTunes.
Thanks for the help.

Does that mean that they will be coming to the American version of iTunes anytime soon? Can you purchase a film from the Singapore iTunes?
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Strange Days is also MIA on Digital.
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BTW, today is the 40th anniversary of THE CANNONBALL RUN! Doing a rewatch tonight to celebrate!
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