milo bloom wrote:Are there any other G titles that your company has the rights for?
No, sorry. We only recently acquired the rights to GvB in our deal with Miramax. o.Supreme mentioned that no one has released Godzilla 1985 on DVD in the US before, so maybe I can convince our acquisitions team to look into that if this release does well.
KeizerKing81 wrote:I do have another question for mxg..... do you plan on releasing the dvd or the bluray of this film first? I notice alot of titles were ushered to DVD rather quickly and the blurays began to follow up behind them by maybe a couple of months or so. Just curious, that's all and thanks.
I think we are doing both at the same time, but we don't have the dates locked so I can't say for sure. I know that we are authoring the DVD from the same source as the BD, so we will have both master ready for production about the same time and our marketing/release team will most likely want to release both on the same day.
Also, I just realized earlier today I never told you guys a few things that might interest you....
I am currently managing the authoring of just over 100 DVDs and BDs mixed. That number is in fluctuation all the time and is odd to consider really. When I started this position in 2005, I only managed the authoring of around 500 discs up through 2007 when I moved on to some other duties for a few years. Now we are regularly authoring 30+ per month and have big upswings like right now every 6 months. In just the last 10 months we have authored 800+ discs!
So, yeah, GvB is very special. There are a lot of films and discs that don't even get a second thought about them here. We just churn them out and no one thinks about it. I'm truly excited and happy that I convinced my bosses to stop the release last year. I don't think I ever told anyone on this site, but we were sooooo close to releasing the DVD last year with audio that I think sounds worse than any previous release, and the video wasn't much better. Everyone just thought we got a master for the film, so it must be good. Somehow though, in some strange moment of G-inspiration, I just said no. I told them its unacceptable and unfixable. Now here we are, well over a year later and the master is close to acceptable and we are looking forward to a release both we and the fans can be proud of, hopefully
Just something to chew on... now back to work