Orson Kane wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:11 am
The only thing I worry about is if Indicator (and other labels) release a limited edition but then don't have the rights to release a standard edition?
If a standard edition doesn't appear (see below), it will be for commercial reasons rather than contractual ones.
Am I right in thinking that EVERY limited edition Indicator have released so far has DEFINITELY included a standard edition?
These have had standard editions so far:
• Body Double
• Charley Varrick
• The New Centurions
• Night of the Demon
• 10 Rillington Place
...but they've said that Bunny Lake Is Missing, Eyes of Laura Mars, The Last Movie, Torture Garden, Vampires
and the three Sinbad
films will get standard editions this year (the Sinbad
films being released separately). And that will account for all OOP titles to date.
As I've got so many discs I want to buy, from various labels, I normally have to wait for sales and things but sometimes, if I'm worried about a particular title going OOP I'll buy it quickly before sellers on Amazon Marketplace or eBay start demanding huge sums for a film.
Perhaps Indicator might announce which limited editions will be the only versions of their films?
That's impossible to know without either psychic powers or the invention of a time machine. It may be the case that some limited editions don't get replacement standard editions, but this will be because they've sold so slowly (as in taking several years to shift 3,000 copies) that there's no good commercial justification. The overwhelming majority of OOP titles were released before the end of 2017, with Charley Varrick, Night of the Demon
and The Last Movie
being the only more recent ones - and in all three cases it was flagged up more than once that they were selling unusually quickly. So you should be fine.