saltysam wrote:there's such a thing as hardcore blu-ray fans?
I don't know, you're a member over on Blu-ray.com and must have come across those seemingly endless threads debating the merits of HD transfers and whether or not X or Y title comes with a slipcase (not to mention the clamouring to order the big TT releases that enable them to sell out very quickly), so what do you think?
saltysam wrote:how is it absurd logic? clearly their contract doesn't allow them to have more than a 5000 run.
You mean the way that Shout Factory only released 5000 copies of Nightbreed LE? Oh wait no, they upped that to 10000 once it became clear the demand was greater. Where there's a will there is always a way when dealing with the studios.
So if i have no issue with the way they work i'm a fan am i
No I am saying you're using the textbook argument that fans of the label use whenever anyone dares to criticise them, but then again you're defending TT with just as much fervour as the ardent fans so whether I'm accusing you of being a fan or not is splitting hairs really.
saltysam wrote:i don't care about american film fans,why should i?if they don't want to import REGION-FREE releases of FF & Christine for a fraction of the cost for example then more fool them.
I'm alright Jack, everyone else can fuck off! Luckily not everyone shares that attitude towards cinema, or else you wouldn't have got hold of that fancy fan-made blu-ray of Hard Boiled now, would you? I suppose if you have that mercenary attitude then the TT model is perfectly fine, but for those who think art/entertanment should be available to the masses in the best possible form then it's an incredibly selfish business model that says only the people who are big enough fans with deep enough pockets and devote a large amount of time to a medium and knowing when a title is coming out and where it is being sold can sit at the table.
BTW not every TT release has a "REGION-FREE" alternative, so why you decided to make that argument I do not know (considering that was what I specifically referred to with my wording)!