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MGM Sold Out To Sony

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Garrett, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Garrett

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    The last independent film makers MGM has been bought out by Sony. They have not bought the company for it film making abilities but there back catalogue of films including the James Bond series of films.More info here.
     
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    Been following this story for a while... it could well have scuppered Peter Jackson making The Hobbit. :(
     
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    OK now - all together...

    "BLU RAY"!!!

    ;)
     
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    Aren't Lucasfilm independent?

    Russell
     
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    I take it that Sony are behind blue ray? If memory serves now Sony have the biggest back catalogue in Hollywood, clearly the next generation DVD winner will be blue ray
     
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    It's been a while since any of Sony's propriortary systems became the clear market dominant force...... :D
     
  7. Garrett

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    Just been reading a letter elsewhere and they wonder if Sony will make James Bond games exclusive to the Playstation now.
     
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    Playstation?

    If PS3 games are blu-ray, and can play blu-ray films, you can bet your bottom dollar blu-ray will win the day.
     
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    Are you refering to Blu-Ray will win the day for the Playstation 3 or an other format rivalling Blu-Ray I have not heard of?
     
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    Sony will dominate now that they have all these films to release on blu-ray.

    The PS2 (psx) will also get a rerelease with blu-ray technology, so its all going to start from next year I would say.

    The other technology is HD-DVD, but in my opinion its inferior to Blu-Ray anyway, so im happy that blu-ray has pretty much won.

    Bring on the films i say, i want a Hi Def collection!
     
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    On paper BluRay looks fantastic (upto 100GB, large scale support from the consumer electronics forums, mixed ROM/RW disks, multiple etc etc) but my concern is how robust will it be? BluRay was originally designed to be in a caddy but, like DVD-RAM, has been forced out of it by the perception of 'out-of-date' technology. Accordingly for reliability of the media we are relying on a special coating - but experience with DVD-RAM has shown that such a solution is practical but not ideal. And BluRay is 10 times more prone to damage than a RAM disk...
     
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    well TDK released that coating so it should be robust enough!

    We just need to be careful when handeling! :rolleyes:

    I guess it could be a problem with PC disk since they get handled much more, but with a Video disk, it just goes from the box into the drive then back in the box.

    What worries mr are the bloody boxes not being robust enough. Ive opened many DVDs to find the disk had escaped its binding and rattled arround the box to be scrached beyond recognition! :nono:

    Its not the format thats the problem its the box makers and delivery people!!!

    What we need is a good box that is secure as well as solid. And it needs to be used for every disk. I hate having 10 different boxes (aside from special editions) to have to learn how to open.

    They have to decide on one format and stick to it!!
     
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    The only problem I can forsee with Blu-ray and hi-definition pictures, is that you need a hi-def tv to play them on. How many people have a hi-def tv out there?
     
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    Does this mean we can expect to see re-releases of the entire MGM backcatalogue in Superbit maybe?
     
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    The publisher is 20th Century Fox, owned by News Corporation.
     
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    MGM didn't own the rights to the James Bond franchise, they belong to EON Productions (the Brocolli's production company). MGM just distributed the films to cinemas and on DVD, they did not own the character.

    It's up to EON to decide what consoles should get Bond games.

    It's like Lucasfilms relationship with Fox. The Star Wars films still belong to Lucas, Fox just handle the distribution.
     

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