"It Couldn't Happen Here" on DVD

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Re: "It Couldn't Happen Here" on DVD

#31 Post by fac23 » Mon 24 Jul 2017, 8:02 am

The physical disc market is disappearing. A project like this might have been barely feasible economically around 2005 or something. Although back then there would have been a lot more publicity around such a release, thus more potential embarrassment at a time when PSB where just being finally accepted and praised as a pop cultural institution. Now this could be released without much fanfare in a small edition but never recoup the film and audio restoration costs as a standalone release. My guess is, this will only ever (as long as PSB are active) see the light of day as part of a deluxe edition box set of Actually or some other comprehensive set.

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#32 Post by canveyboy » Mon 24 Jul 2017, 11:54 pm

fac23 wrote:
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 8:02 am
The physical disc market is disappearing. A project like this might have been barely feasible economically around 2005 or something. Although back then there would have been a lot more publicity around such a release, thus more potential embarrassment at a time when PSB where just being finally accepted and praised as a pop cultural institution. Now this could be released without much fanfare in a small edition but never recoup the film and audio restoration costs as a standalone release. My guess is, this will only ever (as long as PSB are active) see the light of day as part of a deluxe edition box set of Actually or some other comprehensive set.
Why does it have to be a disc at all? An iTunes digital movie will do just fine. Also, zero manufacturing costs! Most people probably have digital film collections now anyway, I think the physical disc format’s days are numbered anyway!
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#33 Post by leesmapman » Tue 25 Jul 2017, 6:54 am

canveyboy wrote:
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 11:54 pm
Why does it have to be a disc at all? An iTunes digital movie will do just fine. Also, zero manufacturing costs! Most people probably have digital film collections now anyway, I think the physical disc format’s days are numbered anyway!
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#34 Post by tottenhammattspurs » Tue 25 Jul 2017, 9:14 am

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#35 Post by daveid » Tue 25 Jul 2017, 9:46 am

The last proper standalone PSB DVD was in 2007. That's TEN YEARS AGO, a longer time period than between the first appearance of DVDs in the UK and then. Won't happen.

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#36 Post by Flaffer » Tue 25 Jul 2017, 10:32 am

There's always a chance it could happen. Whilst physical media has been written off for years there is still a market for it. I think people will still buy discs as they are a superior product in the way CDS are and often have exclusive extras. What has changed is that many releases are more niche than before.
I don't think ICHH will do worse, or is more obscure, than a lot of releases the BFI (or a company like Criterion) put out.
What would be good would be an Actually five or six disc CD/DVD or Blu Ray set (hi SuperDeluxe Edition)
1) Actually remastered
2) b sides, demos, PSB remixes, alternate takes (pretty much the FL disc)
3) third Party remixes disc 1
4) third party remixes disc 2
5) blu ray or DVD videos and tv performances, interviews etc
6) ICHH
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Re: "It Couldn't Happen Here" on DVD

#37 Post by bookshopboy » Tue 25 Jul 2017, 10:55 am

Didn't they say it would be released by the BFI eventually?

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#38 Post by Bucky Goldstein » Tue 25 Jul 2017, 10:36 pm

I could see this really fitting into the BFI's fantastic Flipside range - all sorts of weird, wonderful, under-appreciated gems and oddities there.
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Re: "It Couldn't Happen Here" on DVD

#39 Post by psbfannyc » Tue 25 Jul 2017, 11:22 pm

bookshopboy wrote:
Tue 25 Jul 2017, 10:55 am
Didn't they say it would be released by the BFI eventually?
Yes, they did. I'm sure it will be "sold" as a "limited edition" "collectors item" DVD when BFI do a PSB "visual" retrospective, correct?

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#40 Post by Boring90 » Thu 12 Apr 2018, 10:34 pm

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Hoping they are going to release it in 2018 for the 30th anniversary. Otherwise I will lose all hope.
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#41 Post by Gabby » Fri 13 Apr 2018, 12:30 am

Boring90 wrote:
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 10:34 pm
Boring90 wrote:
Sun 23 Jul 2017, 9:08 pm
Hoping they are going to release it in 2018 for the 30th anniversary. Otherwise I will lose all hope.
Coming up on the 30th anniversary...
I think a DVD release with a special zebra pattern vinyl edition of the tracks used in the film. That'll do nicely Neil and Chris.

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#42 Post by oakey » Tue 17 Apr 2018, 7:29 am

DVD is a 90s format that is almost dead. No hopes here. Even bluray is dying, certainly for music film releases. They could release it on Netflix or what have you but it will have to be an HD widescreen master, otherwise it will not happen. I suspect most masters that exist are SD 4:3 letterbox (used for creating the vhs and laserdisc) though.

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#43 Post by Sage » Thu 06 Feb 2020, 10:35 pm

I'm glad it's actually coming now.
But I'm hoping it'll be released in 4K UHD.
Standard Blu-ray is an outdated format, it's from nearly 15 years ago. These days you can't even buy 1080p resolution TVs, they're all 4k.
Ultra HD is four times the fidelity of the Full HD a standard old school blu-ray uses.

With that said it doesn't look like the British Film Institute release 4k blu-rays.

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#44 Post by Greendrake » Thu 06 Feb 2020, 10:59 pm

Sage wrote:
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 10:35 pm
With that said it doesn't look like the British Film Institute release 4k blu-rays.
They do. A quick search "bfi bluray 4k" does return some of their 4k releases, this for example: https://shop.bfi.org.uk/heat-and-dust-blu-ray.html
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Re: "It Couldn't Happen Here" on DVD

#45 Post by boyjohn » Thu 06 Feb 2020, 11:11 pm

The fact that it took this long probably makes it more likely that it will be 4K also, since a new transfer must be being made. It was filmed in 35 mm, so it could look stunning. I doubt the laserdisc transfer would be of any use these days.
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