Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 4:06 PM
| Comments: 2
Nice find, Mike. Is it just my impression, or is the supply of new giallo/cult/horror releases drying up nowadays? There must still be many, many films unavailable on DVD, but maybe the source materials aren't available. Or perhaps the studios are gearing up for Blu-ray and losing interest in new titles.
Then again, I don't buy nearly as many DVDs as I used to, so maybe I'm just not keeping up to date.
Posted by: Philly Q, March 25, 2008 9:36 PM
I definitely think things have dried up to some extent in the last couple of years. Putting two and two together, I get the impression that there are two hurdles in the way of releasing titles such as these: (1) rights holders asking for extortionate fees for licensing, and (2) a lack of available shelf space, with releases from the big guns getting first dibs. There’s something to be said for supporting the few releases that are coming out, but when these releases consist of the likes of Tragic Ceremony (bottom of the barrel film, and an underwhelming transfer) and The Psychic (which actually manages to look worse than the existing bootleg that so many people seem to own), that task becomes somewhat tricky.
Posted by: Whiggles
, March 26, 2008 7:56 PM