Moderator Note: Guys, knock it off. You've made yourself clear- any further bickering will result in being blocked- you have been warned.
Now please keep in mind these reasons why Warner's may not have used the original title cards/best print/ etc to release on this set:
- Full restoration costs money. A LOT of money. Yes, Warner's has a lot of money, but whenever they warrant a project like this, remember it's done at a financial level. They're a corporation- pure and simple. They have to look at how much revenue this will generate, so there's no way they would go out and restore every single T&J title in their vault if the return on their product won't recoup the costs of making it.
- The people directly in charge of putting together these things are not always cartoon lovers themselves and often do not even know the difference between an original title card and a stick drawing by one of their kids.
- Many times the people who own the best/ only known original prints in existence won't lend them out for distribution, unless they get some exorbitant fee for doing it. Jerry has said himself that in the past WHV doesn't offer a huge amount of cash for using a private print (actually, it's often nothing at all)- in which case the owner thinks, "Hmm, I get nothing and my print gets restored and the whole world gets a copy and I'm still left with my own copy... no deal."
- Time restraints on the product release. Again, Warner's is a business and these projects are given time spans. If phases of searching out/ restoration/ manufacturing the product looks like it's going to go over the allotted project timeline, then the parts that will take the largest amount of time are scrapped and revisited.
- The prints available themselves may not even be workable. There may be a copy with original titles but it's in such poor repair that working to restore may become a huge nightmare- so the idea gets dropped.
And one last thing: please keep in mind that Warner's owes you NOTHING. They have NO responsibility to make sure YOU are totally happy with what you pay for. They put a product out- if you like it, you buy it- if you don't, Warner's doesn't lose sleep over it. They don't even have to go into their cartoon vault and release ANY titles at all, because they can make a huge return releasing Adam Sandler's latest flop or "Transformers XVII: Return From the Junk Pile". They don't need your $XX.xx for the purchase of a Blu-Ray set any more than you want to buy an 'inferior' product, and they are NOT going to jump through hoops to get your purchase. End of story.
Back to the discussion- and please keep all comments with a minimum of consideration for other readers. Thank you.
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