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I've actually never seen Casablanca. Is it any good? It's an almost perfect movie! I know we already have a thread for Porn content but I thought that this would deserve it's own thread.
Mods, feel free to merge if you don't agree. At the AVN trade show that went down right next door to CES just two weeks ago, Joone, a founder of Digital Playground, the studio most recently known for releasing both X and R rated cuts of the Pirates epic, told a German news outlet that Sony had directly prohibited Blu-ray replicators from working with Digital Playground and other porn producers story.
After the news began to circulate, Marty Gordon, vice-chair of the Blu-ray Disc Association Promotions Committee, stated that, "There is not a prohibition against adult content.
We took the drive out to the Valley for a sit down chat where we discuss how Digital Playground discovered that it would not be permitted to make Blu-ray releases, learn that the HD-DVD camp provided enthusiastic support, and talk about what we'll see in terms of interactive content on adult HD-DVDs in the future.
How did you originally come to discover that Digital Playground was being blocked from releasing titles on Blu-ray?
As you know, we had originally announced that we were going to support Blu-ray last year. After that we started working hard authoring. There came the time to begin looking for a replicator to make the discs.
There aren't that many replicators out there that do Blu-ray right now. So I asked if they could do it on the DL. It's business, you're just running discs. But they said no, every Blu-ray disc has a stamp and Sony would be able to tell who made it.
And that's where things stood two weeks ago. And then that's when all this press started coming out, and now today, Sony is saying that, 'Oh, we don't discourage people from doing that.
Replicators can do whatever they want. Let's not keep it at just talk, show me who will do it. I think they're just taking a stance of, 'Okay, we'll do it,' but when people call, the replicators will be like, 'No, we don't do it.
I want to do all formats. But I don't have a choice. I want to spend the money. We're one of the very few companies in this business that can afford to do Blu-ray, but we haven't had any luck. Through the whole process of being blocked, were you in direct communications with Sony?
I had a person I talked to at Sony, who's more of a sales-rep. He gets a commission so there's incentive for him to want to make this happen. I had tried to work with him on UMD as well, and Sony had said that they weren't going to allow adult content on it.
There was debate about other markets, but by the time it went anywhere the UMD market had gone down and it wasn't an issue anymore.
We talked to other people now and it's just something they don't want to touch. Marty Gordon issued a statement after yours saying there was no prohibition against adult content.
Was that just lip-service? They're in a war, and they don't want to look like they're going to lose on the surface because they don't have everyone on their side, so they'll say anything.
It would still be great if someone could point me to one company that's replicating adult on Blu-ray, but we still can't find any. You'd think after all these interviews someone would call me and say 'Hey, wanna do Blu-ray?
They're doing all this PR like there aren't any problems, but then when you call it's a different story. There was some debate on the net regarding whether it was actually Sony blocking replication or contracts that the replicators have with the major movie studios.
Since that incident where a frame of porn found its way onto Disney discs we've heard there are some pretty restrictive rules about replicating adult and mainstream content in the same facility. I can't tell you for sure, but all I can tell you is what I've been told by the replicators.
They didn't mention other studios, they didn't say they have contracts with other studios, they pointed the finger at Sony. Yeah, directly at Sony. They could have said they can't do it because of Disney, but they didn't. When you look at it there aren't that many Blu-ray titles out there.
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