mxg744 wrote:I am no expert on this... I've only been doing my job since 2004... I've never heard of Company A charging Company B for content created by Company C just because it was packaged with content from Company A. I do believe you are right on the approval part. Different contracts include different clauses and details about what can be done with the licensor's content. Luckily our contract does not extend to giving Toho approval on our disc. We rarely give any licensor full 'veto' approval so that we can release product that fits our customer base and our knowledge of what that customer base wants. (Some producers and content owners are a little disconnected to say the least)KeizerKing81 wrote:I'm certain that Toho can charge a fee as well even if they don't supply the materials. Media Blasters used a great deal of items from Ed's personal collection and that's what got them into hot water because none of those extras were approved by Toho. Toho will have to give the ok for whatever additional content they wish to use for the disc and in addition, probably charge Miramax/EchoBridge for it.
I did email Mr Godziszewski on the 12th, but I have not heard back from him.
It does look like Toho is clearing the bonus content from their BD release for us to use on our domestic release. I will be sending it out as soon as we get final word on what's approved for subtitling. I'm not going to get dubs for these, mostly because of personal preference, but also because dubbing is quite a bit more expensive.
Yes, read the last couple pages of this thread we do not have a release date yet, but both a DVD and BD will happen.
As a general update, we still have not received the HDCAMSR in our vault. Apparently the English track the Miramax is trying to lay back against this master is not fitting perfectly so they are still working on it. I do have the HBO laserdisc, Hong Kong Laserdisc, and R3 DVD all waiting on hand in case we need them for reference.
Other than that, nothing much to say.
Nice to know Toho has approved the extras for their bluray to be ported to the Echobridge bluray. I'm guessing they just send all the materials to Miramax who in turn, sends them straight to you, correct? Any idea as to what extras the dvd might include as I know you suggested it probably won't have what the bluray has to offer. Just curious - that's all. Again, thanks again for all your efforts and I do appreciate you keeping us in the loop as to what's going on.