Yeah, I understand that some people don’t have enough money to use on more higher priced discs. But maybe they should just not buy them then and be silent. Well okay maybe not , but I suspect Naushad knows more about the market than most of us here. It is not so simple that he lowers the price in half and then doubles his sales.
Unless we know how much Naushad is paying for the rights of the movies, we have no way of knowing if there is even a chance of selling the discs at a lower price. And yeah I know there have been speculation if he is paying anything or no, but does anybody actually know? I know the Night of the Serpent looks so good, and almost exactly the same as the new French disc, that I can’t see how anybody could make a release that good unless they received their print from the rights owners who have done restoration work on it.
How many discs would Naushad have to sell at a price of $15 so that he would make some profit (of course he has to make some kind of profit) out of O Cangageiro? We don’t know. But maybe the amount of discs required is too high based on his prior experience (he has after all sold his discs for years).
We don’t know how well his previous discs have sold either. But I can see that xploitedcinema still has all of them in stock even though they haven’t received any more in at least couple of years.
Koch Media’s boxes sold so badly (even though they apparently weren’t trying to make much profit with them anyways) that they cancelled the Anthony Steffen box (which I think was supposed to have at least a soundtrack CD as extra) and had to move to the cheaper single releases. The Django and Halleluja boxes are still available even though they only made some thousands (at maximum 5000 I think) of them, the release date was 4 years ago and the films look superb and might never get a better release. (And the Halleluja box is probably under $30 already…with three films and soundtrack CD)
Wild East has trouble of achieving 1000 sold copies (that I have understood is the amount of discs they make per release). It takes years for one release to go out of print.
EDIT: Anyways, I do agree most of the discs by Global (at least the ones I have seen) are not really worth the $20 price tag on them because the quality is quite low. But if I didn’t buy them at that price, then I would most likely be without them.