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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?

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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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L.A.
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Re: Milestone

#828 Post by L.A. » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:29 pm

Thanks to the National Gallery of Art and Milestone Filibus is available for free viewing as a ”stay-at-home” gift. Just watched it and it is indeed splendid. Hopefully soon on home video, will be definitely getting this.

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Re: Milestone

#829 Post by CantelopeSkiz » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:33 pm

The film seems to have been taken down from their website, and links to 'page not found' on their website.

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Re: Milestone

#830 Post by drdoros » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:52 pm

It was a week's screening for free to the world. There will be more chances to see FILIBUS soon enough!

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Re: Milestone

#831 Post by starmanof51 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:17 pm

Another new year, as good a time as any to wonder aloud again if there’s any movement/hope for a blu ray of the I Am Cuba restoration

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swo17
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Re: Milestone

#832 Post by swo17 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:11 pm

Excellent question!

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L.A.
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Re: Milestone

#833 Post by L.A. » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:51 pm

Plus Filibus. [-o<

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htdm
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Re: Milestone

#834 Post by htdm » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:16 am

x2

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Caligula
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Re: Milestone

#835 Post by Caligula » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:24 am

With Charles Burnett seemingly off the table, the chance of an I Am Cuba blu is the primary reason I keep checking this thread

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Re: Milestone

#836 Post by Saturnome » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:46 am

Filibus for me. Easily some of the best time you can have with a film from 1915.

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