Kentucky Bootleg wrote:
I stand by what I say and being one of the first bootlegging streaming sites and illegal DVDs, I can first handedly tell you the titles they carry like I said are discontinued for many reasons which include P.C. issues. I had personal dealings with them and respect them for warnings and not extreme punishment. A while back WB had a ton of these titles dropped entirely from their Main Stream catalogue from 1927 to 1972. They were handed off to a company to be destroyed. The remaining DVDs that is. They ended up being sold at your local big lots stores which infuriated WB. There's a lot more to this story and more complex than what's on the surface. Ask yourself this though because I'm in a hurry. Are all these remakes from the mid 90's onward just laziness and convenience on the studio's part or are the gluttony of P.C. remakes covering up original films which most kids (20's and under) wouldn't go back that far to watch? BTW, they don't teach this in college. Just the opposite. Believe what ya want. I'm just giving you some backstory. Either way have a good day.
So, running a "bootleg DVD/Illegal stream" site somehow gives you credibility? And gives you access to the decision making issues at Warner's? Really?
I believe that you ran a site with the questionable material. I believe that pressure from Warner's made you shut it down. But nothing you say backs up your claims about non PC movies.
And as to why studios keep remaking old movies, that's easy. They do it for money. New movies based on old ones (the current Oz movie, for example) have a head start and a built in audience (as do movies based on TV shows, comic books, video games, etc.). They have a better chance of making money.
When doing a re-make, do today's filmmakers avoid the stereotypes that may have appeared in the originals? Of course, they do. Such things may not sit well with today's filmakers, and besides, they're making them for modern audiences who (hopefully) see things differently. They also shoot the movies differently with modern effects, etc. So?
But, yeah, I agree, "...they don't teach this in college." I'm sure they don't.