Another Gift From IP

Doctor Who 1996 tv-movie

From an info page about the 1996 Doctor Who tv-movie:

Due to complicated licensing and ownership of the telefilm, no North American (a.k.a. Region 1) home video release has occurred in either VHS or DVD formats as of 2009, and no such release is expected in the foreseeable future. Ironically, several of the featurettes on the UK DVD were produced specifically for US audiences.

In fact, to compound the irony, the entire movie itself was specifically geared toward American audiences – which, incidentally, was one of the reasons it wasn’t as good as the recent BBC revival. Still, I imagine American Who fans would buy it if they were allowed to.

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2 Responses to Another Gift From IP

  1. scineram May 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    So without IP laws they would still make the movie?

    • Roderick May 13, 2010 at 11:37 am #

      Sure, there are plenty of business models that don’t rely on IP. And they’re especially effective when you have a fanatical fan base like the Whozers.

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