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Old 04-19-2013, 01:18 AM   #31
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Simitar Entertainment (off-shoot of K-tel Records)
- I loved that they put out alot of the USA Up All Night related b-movies.

Platinum Disc Corporation
- Before Echo Bridge got them, they really came through with some gems, one of the few companies to also put out Skinemax classics on dvd.

BCI Eclipse/Brentwood
- Curse you Navarre corp!

Goodtimes
- May have been the first dvd company to have Halloween 2 with television scenes.

Lucky 13
- Pleasing the fans is not profitable because they did a great job with their limited output.
The Goodtimes Halloween II was the first release of the film back in 1998 but it did not include any tv scenes, just the movie.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:57 AM   #32
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Anchor Bay? Well, they might as well be...
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:12 AM   #33
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You got that right! Such a shame as some of my favorite DVDs were from AB. I even liked their gimmick releases (i.e. tins and Wicker Man's wooden box).
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:27 AM   #34
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I bought almost every dvd AB released, but since Starz has been attached I've scaled way down.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:34 AM   #35
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I bought almost every dvd AB released, but since Starz has been attached I've scaled way down.
No joke. I blind-bought repeatedly from them in the early 2000s, and was rarely (ever?) disappointed. They introduced me to PIN, CUT AND RUN, POSSESSION, the ILSA flicks, a ton of Herzog and Argento, SOCIETY, and allowed me to finally purchase special editions of so many favorites. I still miss the old Anchor Bay.

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Old 04-19-2013, 12:38 PM   #36
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Anchor Bay was absolutely amazing at one point, the amount of movies they released that I either already loved or really wanted to see was huge.

I swear half of the discs in my 1500+ DVD collection have this image on the spine:

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Old 04-19-2013, 08:43 PM   #37
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I miss BCI/Deimos/whatever the company was called, some of those releases are really treasured parts of my DVD collection.
I'll second that
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:26 PM   #38
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Anchor Bay was absolutely amazing at one point, the amount of movies they released that I either already loved or really wanted to see was huge.

I swear half of the discs in my 1500+ DVD collection have this image on the spine:

I never though Anchor Bay released so much...
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:23 AM   #39
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Anchor Bay was absolutely amazing at one point, the amount of movies they released that I either already loved or really wanted to see was huge.

I swear half of the discs in my 1500+ DVD collection have this image on the spine:

that logo has a Pavlovian effect on me - I see it, and I feel happy.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:20 PM   #40
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Anchor Bay had a good size lead out the gate but it didn't take long for other competitors to catch up and once Bill Lustig took his releases to start Blue Underground AB began falling farther and farther behind. They tried to play catch up for awhile there releasing new Sci-Fi Channel offerings but that wasn't going to make up for the loss of the Lustig catalog. The few things they've done right since then are too little too late I guess.

Speaking of which let's add Blue Underground to the defunct list. The fact that Arrow has done a good job cleaning up their act (while still doing what they did well right from the start) while Lustig still pretends what's good enough for SD is good enough for HD means they're as good as defunct too.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:24 PM   #41
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that logo has a Pavlovian effect on me - I see it, and I feel happy.
Yup, exactly my sentiment. That was pretty much the golden era of DVD collecting, all those awesome cult flicks coming out with bonus features.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:47 PM   #42
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I still miss Fantoma. They were like Criterion for the grindhouse set and introduced a lot of great things to my collection: The Educational Archives, Coffin Joe Trilogy, Hercules in the Haunted World, Blind Beast, etc... They were a class act.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:59 AM   #43
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Goddamn do I ever miss the Anchor Bay days. They were pumping out so much gold I was barely able to keep up with them. Glad I never sold any of them, either. I still have my copy of Madman (with the PROPER color palette).
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #44
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I too miss Anchor Bay. They were at the forefront of the "golden age" of DVD collecting in the horror genre. Now they're absolutely nothing like they were before. Oh well, I guess all good things have to come to an end.
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