The Weinstein Company. What can you say about the Weinstein Company? Besides the fact that they like to buy up movies that sounds just fantastic to us genre geeks, only to hold onto them for years, before dumping them unceremoniously into a few select theaters (i.e. nothing near you, buckaroos) and then, onto the DVD shelves they go. Well they aren’t holding James Caviezel’s aliens vs. Vikings movies for years, but they are dumping it into a few selected theaters (can you say, “contractual obligations?”) before sneaking them into DVD shelves in November.
At least, according to the boys over at Dread Central:
Movies Unlimited just made Outlander available for pre-order with a November 18th street date listed for its release (pre-order it here). There’s been no official DVD announcement from The Weinstein Company and I’ve not seen it listed on any other DVD websites, save for Amazon. Movies Unlimited is usually fairly reliable, although several months back they had DVD release listing for All the Boys Love Mandy Lane that didn’t pan out.
Every time the Weinstein Company does this to one of their movies, you have to scratch your head and wonder why they bought the damn movie in the first place. It just never makes sense to me. If you didn’t think it was good NOW, why did you think it was good THEN? And why didn’t you let someone else handle it? Makes no sense to me whatsoever. But then again, I’m not a big Hollywood mogul with a poor diet and an unhealthy obsession with Quentin Tarantino and Michael Moore, so what do I know.