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NATM: Ummm.....What Gives??

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1st February 2007 2:31  #1

Nevunder Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 341
NATM: Ummm.....What Gives??
What's up with "Night At the Museum" being removed from the Disc Releases? I wanted to follow up on my posts and it's been completely excised from the site...just curious as I've never noticed if this has happened before...

1st February 2007 2:46  #2

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Fox asked us to remove it for whatever reason.

1st February 2007 3:05  #3

Nevunder Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 341
Ahhh, I see. I guess Fox sprung a "leak" - thanks for the clarification. I was just curious as to the circumstances!...

4th February 2007 15:00  #4

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I believe this article from Variety.com would explain why Fox pulled the plug on NATM. But this news only affects the U.K. market? Let's discuss this?

"British exhibitors shut 'Museum'

Fox punished for breaking window

By ARCHIE THOMAS
 
'Night at the Museum' is finding itself kicked out of U.K. exhibs over its DVD release.

LONDON -- The battle over windows has moved across the Pond.
Major Brit cinema circuits have pulled the plug on "Night at the Museum" in protest of Fox's decision to release the Ben Stiller laffer on DVD just 97 days after its theatrical release -- breaking the widely accepted four-month window."

Rest of the article here:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117958482.htm...

4th February 2007 15:13  #5

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
I've cut down the article and made it a link... we don't want to be getting into trouble with Variety. Happy

Interesting situation, shows the distributors don't control the cinemas any more...

4th February 2007 15:22  #6

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Thanks Mal. I couldn't find the button for quote.

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