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hearthesilence
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Re: Milestone

#826 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:51 pm

drdoros wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:22 pm
I'm sorry to say, but the finances of a Blu-ray release just don't add up these days. Between commercial streaming (Amazon, etc), academic streaming (like Kanopy and Alexander Street Press) and buyers demanding deep discounts for physical discs, it's difficult for a small company to pay the $6000 for the authoring and compression, the cost of a yearly blu-ray license and the per-disc licensing fees. That and most of our business is overseas where they do not want Blu-ray. We will continue to on some prestige items, but the smaller titles are not being supported financially.

Dennis, Milestone Films
Dennis, does this mean we shouldn't expect a Blu-Ray release for the Charles Burnett set (Killer of Sheep, When It Rains, etc.)?

Also, would Milestone consider at least making these titles available for 1080p HD download purchases on, say, iTunes?

drdoros
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:36 pm

Re: Milestone

#827 Post by drdoros » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:57 pm

Right now, what I can tell you to expect is that we'll be restoring some very cool titles that most people have not heard of and that we'll be doing our best to distribute them. We have also created our own Vimeo channel so you will be able to get more and more of them there in the future.

DD

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