Warner: 'painfully limited' sales of classics on Blu-ray

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Warner: 'painfully limited' sales of classics on Blu-ray

Postby J.M. Vargas » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:10 am

Consumer acceptance of classics on Blu-ray is painfully limited. That breaks my heart. We've put out a lot of great titles that have not performed particularly well. Nobody wants to hear the scenario is tough within the retail marketplace. All of our releases have been profitable but it takes a lot longer to get there. One of the biggest retailers just cut their space for catalogue titles by 30 percent. The fact is, we have to be accountable for profitability, so the challenges in the marketplace make this a difficult area in which to succeed.

Still, "Auntie Mame" and some Marx Brothers are on tap for BD in 2012. Most of this Q&A is about the Warner Archive Collection's 2nd anniversary though, and is worth a read.
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Re: Warner: 'painfully limited' sales of classics on Blu-ray

Postby corkbouy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:42 am

I always love reading his interviews... even if he does come across as sulky/bitter in parts. He gives my credit card heart palpatations though.
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