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Stephen Grimes

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Re: Interesting DVD label
« Reply #45 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 18:22 »

Really hope these BCI Nashcy/Spanish horror titles do well and we get to see more releases including the second batch with Count Draula's Great Love,Hunchback etc.
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« Reply #46 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 18:24 »

I posted a link to a write up in the NY Times about it in general discussion. According to the president of Casa Negra, they aren't dead yet. Unless something else has come out about it. It's a shame about them if it is true as they handled every aspect of there releases lending them a Criterion level of attention.
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« Reply #47 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 18:25 »

DRAGONFLY FOR EACH CORPSE is the one I'm most looking forward to. God knows why but I've got a liking for that film.
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Re: Interesting DVD label
« Reply #48 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 18:29 »

I posted a link to a write up in the NY Times about it in general discussion. According to the president of Casa Negra, they aren't dead yet. Unless something else has come out about it. It's a shame about them if it is true as they handled every aspect of there releases lending them a Criterion level of attention.

No one said they are dead yet mate, just that times are hard in general for niche genre DVD companies.

Welcome to the forum btw Mirek.  :'(
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« Reply #49 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 18:34 »

True, but elsewhere people are saying they're out of business. Supposedly, one of the owners of Synapse let it slip that they were going out of business. They did change presidents recently and two of their releases were canceled indefinitely. I certainly hope they're not finished as I haven't seen many of these since I was a kid and some not at all.
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« Reply #50 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 18:36 »

Ahh, OK cool. I didn't know about that.
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« Reply #51 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 18:39 »

True, but elsewhere people are saying they're out of business. Supposedly, one of the owners of Synapse let it slip that they were going out of business. They did change presidents recently and two of their releases were canceled indefinitely. I certainly hope they're not finished as I haven't seen many of these since I was a kid and some not at all.

Really? First I've heard of that. Sad news if it's true.
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« Reply #52 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 18:39 »

Apparently this happened back in August. Bloodvamp made a comment about in the Mexi-horror thread and that was the first I'd heard but I looked it up and it seems they are in trouble in some fashion. Their site is still up though. I contacted them but never got a response.
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« Reply #53 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 18:40 »

Sorry, I was talking about Synapse.
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« Reply #54 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 18:43 »

Here's a link...It's about three paragraphs down. A real shame if it's truth. Casa Negra even won a Rondo award for best DVD company last year for their releases.

http://www.cinemastrikesback.com/?p=1951
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« Reply #55 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 18:44 »

Sorry, I was talking about Synapse.

No problem. It would have been easy to mistake it. I meant CasaNegra.
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« Reply #56 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 18:46 »

Doh!
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« Reply #57 on: 04 Nov 2007 - 19:20 »

I posted a link to a write up in the NY Times about it in general discussion. According to the president of Casa Negra, they aren't dead yet. Unless something else has come out about it. It's a shame about them if it is true as they handled every aspect of there releases lending them a Criterion level of attention.

No one said they are dead yet mate, just that times are hard in general for niche genre DVD companies.

Welcome to the forum btw Mirek.  :'(

Thanks, Jonny.

It's not surprising that CasaNegra has had problems, despite their sterling releases.  A lot of the stuff we're interested in or enthusiastic about is completely unknown to most DVD buyers out there.  Mexican horror films? And in black and white?  The masses tend to stay away from both.
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« Reply #58 on: 05 Nov 2007 - 03:42 »

I bought a bunch of discs in Best Buy tonight and I noticed that 4 of the Naschy releases were there and they all had "BEST BUY & BEST BUY.COM EXCLUSIVE". Also EXORCISM and SORCERERS was in a thick double box while the other two were simply wrapped together in separate boxes. I don't know how they're exclusive to BB.com as I bought the werewolf and zombie titles on deepdiscount.com.

Speaking of CasaNegra, back when they first began, Best Buy was stocking their titles in the stores. I bought BRAINIAC, CURSE OF THE CRYING WOMAN and THE VAMPIRE COLLECTION which contained the classic THE VAMPIRE and THE VAMPIRE'S COFFIN. At least in this store they sold the titles. when others were released I asked about their availability and was told by a manager that they were beginning to downsize their lesser known titles to make more room for newer movies. This was sometime last year. But that all the films could be purchased online.

In all seriousness, whether the titles are in-store or only purchasable online, I can think of no one who would gamble on most if not all these older, obscure (to the mainstream) movies anyway. If you couldn't find them in the store, they could always be obtained online and more times than not, much cheaper than if you bought them in a store. The generation who remembers these are getting older or "dying out" and there are very few new fans for these. Possibly if some of these companies had another, more profitable source of income than those sustained finances could help maintain these slow sellers and possibly help get more desired films into the market.
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