That's a great analogy, omgitsgodzilla.
g2kmaster wrote:In reguards to the first paragraph, I think I might have a different understanding of the phrase "no right" than others. When I hear that phrase used, I think "no one has the right to _____ no matter what, thus even if someone wants to give someone something - an object or information - they are not allowed to". I see that is not truly the case seeing that Keith is still saying that filmmakers do have a choice. I see how my post may have sounded "self-defeating".
You and Donny covered a lot of the same stuff so I'll just reply once.
Evan, what you just stated is my point. I wrote "Fans may want to know specifics, but they don't have a right to know about private business dealings" so I don't know how much clearer I can make it that I'm specifically referring to fans. Not everyone, not no one, not filmmakers, not studios. Just fans. I have no idea why you read that and think I was saying anything different... a filmmakers having no rights to materials he owns doesn't even make any sense.
If I can answer a question I'm always happy to do so. But on the other side you have to take in the answer as it was actually written and not assume a bunch of other stuff that was never addressed. I think I write clearly (a former newsparer editor once told me I write "clean copy") but if something confuses you just ask me. That's always preferred to seeing a reply that's nowhere near what I really wrote.
However, though Mike may be trying to help, from what I feel from his posts, I sense nothing but malcontent (though it might just be me).
Well, it is all about approach.
Now, the Host video thing, not only is that video gone and it has been almost 3 years. Some more time and a real-life encounter may be in order for a second impression.
I saw your HOST video one time when it was new and I still remember it, so that's why I think it's important to give some thought to what you choose to put out to the public before you do it. I have not watched your other videos except for the recent one about Echo Bridge and that didn't go so well to me, either. I think everyone is entitled to their opinion-- good, bad, or indifferent-- but what I respect is an informed opinion. I just think people should know what they're talking about before they form an opinion and share it. So complaining about a BIOLLANTE DVD before a single detail is known is, to me, utterly useless. Echo Bridge's track record (which you addressed) does carry weight (maybe even a lot) but it's still just one piece of the puzzle. Echo Bridge has been relying on materials provided by Miramax for their DVDs, but Miramax says they don't have a master for BIOLLANTE so Echo Bridge is now dealing directly with Toho for new elements. That potentially changes things for this title, and I think it's much too early to be overly positive or negative at this point.