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David Lynch / Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Last post by KJ on March 24, 2017, 02:18:28 PM »
Xix & Xax / Re: Avatar Association
« Last post by polkablues on March 24, 2017, 02:08:28 PM »
It has to be below certain dimensions and under a certain filesize, but I don't know offhand what those certains are.

Give this version a try. I'm pretty sure it will work.
Xix & Xax / Re: Avatar Association
« Last post by Reelist on March 24, 2017, 12:17:09 PM »
I've had the same av for 3 years, and I really love it, but I think it's time for a change. Big ups to polka for creating it. It's been so long since I chose a new one that I forgot how to make a gif into your avatar. Can I get some help with this one?

The Small Screen / Re: Chappelle Show official thread
« Last post by Lottery on March 24, 2017, 07:51:40 AM »
The new specials were fantastic.

He's obviously older, more refined and a bit more subdued but there are so many great stories and deliveries. Can't wait for the next one.
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on March 24, 2017, 02:21:58 AM »
April 18, 2017

Woody Allen's Another Woman (1988) on blu-ray from Twilight Time, pre-order from Screen Archives on April 5, 2017

When philosophy professor Marion Post (Gena Rowlands) rents an apartment to work on her new book, she soon realizes that she can hear into the next room, which houses a psychiatrist's office. Marion becomes captivated by the sessions of a patient named Hope (Mia Farrow). As Hope talks about her emotional issues, Marion begins to reevaluate her life. She comes to realize that her coldness has shut her off from friends and family, and she has missed a chance for true love.

Screencaps from Arrow UK's release:

The Grapevine / Casting JonBenet - Documentary
« Last post by wilder on March 24, 2017, 12:18:48 AM »

A sly and stylized exploration of the sensational murder of the six-year-old beauty queen, which remains unsolved after two decades. Over 15 months, the filmmakers traveled to the Ramseys’ Colorado hometown to audition local actors, unpacking how each remembers and relates to the ill-fated Ramsey family. The film examines how the crime and its resulting mythologies have shaped the attitudes and behavior of successive generations of parents and children.

Directed by Kitty Green
Release Date - April 28, 2017 on Netflix
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by wilder on March 23, 2017, 11:58:35 PM »
Quote from: Cigs & Red Vines
The very smart and good people at the Talk Easy podcast brought us the extensive interview they did with PTA-alum Philip Baker Hall from a couple weeks ago and PBH talks quite a bit about the three films he did with Paul. If you're short on time, that stuff comes in right around the 45 minute mark, but the whole thing seriously warrants listening. Thanks to Sam and Nora from Talk Easy for laying this embarrassment of riches at our feet  --

20-day delay with $30 rental seems like the sweet spot to me. 30 bucks is about or a little less than what you'd spend for two people to go out to the theater, including snacks and whatnot, and three weeks is exactly the length of time for a movie to have been in theaters before I come to terms with the fact that I'm not going to go out and see it in the theater.
$30 sounds totally reasonable, as does the 30-45 day delay. In fact, I'd bet that'd shrink once they get a better idea of how much revenue this new tact produces. Just as different studios have different tactics when it comes to the types of films and audiences they cater to, I'd bet we'd see something similar once this becomes the norm - Disney focused more and more on the blockbusters that demand to be see on big screen (that then go to Netflix) and other studios maybe moving into more of those fabled mid-budget adult dramas. Regardless, a good thing.
Studios Eye $30 Premium VOD For Major Releases
via The Playlist

It looks like the window between theatrical release and video on demand may be shrinking, as Variety reports that Fox, Universal and Warner Brothers are “showing greater flexibility with timing.” While most major films are currently available to digitally buy 70 days and rent 90 days after theatrical release, Warner Bros’. CEO Kevin Tsujiihara has expressed interest in shortening that window to 17 days with a $50 rental premium on films.

That $50 premium, however, was seen as too high for Fox and Universal, who would like to have a longer theatrical run, about 30 to 45 days, and a lowered at-home rental cost of $30. Universal, in fact, expressed willingness for a 20 day window on a $30 rental. One company that is not interested is Disney who, with “Star Wars,” Marvel, and their own films, do quite well for longer runs at the box office.

It’s no surprise with the combination of expensive marketing, shrinking home video revenues, and the sometimes short theatrical run of mainstream films, that movie studios would want to close the gap between cinemas and getting movies directly to customers. As Variety points out, it is a cost effective way to run a theatrical and home video marketing plan simultaneously. Additionally, with Netflix, Amazon, HBO and other on-demand services allowing consumers to access content wherever and however they want, film companies are rethinking how best to deliver their films. One thing that will not be changing though is the 90 day window for lower cost rentals and physical copies.
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