WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby EricJ » August 20th, 2017, 3:32 pm

droosan wrote:Awwwww yeah, Warner Archive!! That's the stuff:

101 Porky Pig cartoons, in chronological release order .. and even some commentaries! :D


Yeah, now that all those H-B sets have given them confidence about complete toon sets again, Warner's getting back to their old Chronological Popeye licks, from back in the retail days before all their old traumas set in--
Now, if only they could have held off and done that Complete Sniffles/Hubie & Bert set for the Archive instead, we might not have all this neurotic "They've forgotten the Looneys" nonsense to begin with. I realize there were many misinterpreted factors, but I still blame THAT one for causing it.

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby Ben » August 20th, 2017, 3:45 pm

I'm...lost? :?

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby Dacey » August 20th, 2017, 3:51 pm

I read it four times and I'm still confused.
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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby EricJ » August 20th, 2017, 5:29 pm

Ben wrote:I'm...lost? :?


Evidently some folks here don't have the historic grudge against Warner's home-video neuroses that, ahem, SOME here have-- :evil:
Let's take it a step at a time for the naives and noobs:

1) Warner has always had a bit of a trauma-bug that makes them whimper and crawl into a fetal position at the idea of a mass-market "4-disk collectors' edition" of classic toons, ever since they couldn't sell enough classic Yogi Bear sets on retail.
2) That's why their their retail classic Chronological Fleischer-Popeye sets were eventually reduced to three disks, and then two, and then they pretty much stopped bothering with it, except for releasing the 60's toons to the Archive.
3) It didn't help that not enough "collector fans" bought "The Mouse Chronicles" on 2-disk Blu-ray, https://www.amazon.com/Looney-Tunes-Mou ... 0081LTBR8/, a too-niche collectors' title coming too soon on the heels of their first mass Golden Collection Blu boxsets (and which even I wouldn't have bothered with if it hadn't had "Hush My Mouse" and "Cheese Chasers" in hi-def),
4) Which, along with not selling as many retail Looney Golden Collection Blu's as they imagined they would, created the new studio mindset that "Audiences have forgotten Bugs! :( " (As at Warner, it's always the fault of ungrateful audiences' whims, not bad marketing, heaven forbid)
5) Which, as usual, causes Warner to resent their "ungrateful" collectors' audience, sell them down the river, and try to sell the mass market instead on cheap one-disk DVD "kids" collections for the Target and supermarket shelves, which don't really move now that Target barely sells DVD's anymore except for the checkout lines, and few Blu-enabled parents still buy DVD's "for their kids" now anyway, now that kids in the backseat watch streaming,
6) And creates a vicious spiral when Warner tries to franchise-jumpstart the Looney label with obnoxious new CN series that fans STILL don't watch, and by trying to reduce the entire house-franchise brand to just 90's-legacy mass-crossover reissues of "Space Jam" and "Back In Action", two movies of which most true collector Looney fans want to see every print burned and the ashes fed to wolves.

7) So now, they're back in Popeye/Hanna-Barbera's court of "exiling" good exhaustively academic chronological-complete boxsets to the "limited niche" Archive, even if it is just for DVD and we haven't gotten the Blu upgrades yet. At least getting chronological sets at all again is one more breakthrough step in their therapy.
And don't ask me to go into why Warner's been giving us so many danged "Collector figurine" Blu boxsets of Batman or Tolkien in the retail market lately, or I could rant for thirteen more paragraphs that would completely confuse the folks' poor little studio-naive minds.

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby Ben » August 20th, 2017, 5:59 pm

(I love how he thinks he knows this is how it all works.)

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby gaastra » September 21st, 2017, 6:18 pm

Land before time--oops I mean dink is coming to dvd.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Dink-L ... ries/23676