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I'm not sure whether it's been reported but I'm told that Duke will not be distributing the TT3D film when it comes out on DVD shortly. I know they applied to acquire the rigts to do so (or whatever the technical term is) but the business has been given to a UK firm.

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That film would have been so much better if it wasn't in 3D.

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I'm not sure whether it's been reported but I'm told that Duke will not be distributing the TT3D film when it comes out on DVD shortly. I know they applied to acquire the rigts to do so (or whatever the technical term is) but the business has been given to a UK firm.

What UK firm? Doesn't Duke do the TT reviews as well as just about every other motor sport championship?

I'm not in favour of giving business to Manx firms for the sake of it, but where they can clearly do as good a job as, if not better than, a UK firm government would have to have a really good reason to take it off Island and not support local jobs and business.

Anyone got any idea what the reason is?

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Probably the same reason they turned down a positive income from Greenlight for the TT and chose to spend half a million pounds a year paying North One to do it.

 

Because UK companies are based in the UK and must therefore be intrinsically better than Isle of Man companies in some way.

 

London is so media, don't you think? Suits our self-image so much better than home-grown talent, regardless of how good it is or how much better it would be for the Island economy.

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Probably the same reason they turned down a positive income from Greenlight for the TT and chose to spend half a million pounds a year paying North One to do it.

 

Well the output from North One compared to Greenlight's coverage would demonstrate that it was money well spent.

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It's only business, to the bikers it is something personal but the TT (like everything else) is just a cash extraction vehicle, anyone who wants to take fares can (as long as they pay the person who owns the TT...all a bit stupid I think)

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Because UK companies are based in the UK and must therefore be intrinsically better than Isle of Man companies in some way.

 

Ramsey Press should do the DVD covers

I can burn all the DVDs on the my PC

And it should only be stocked in Pickwiks

 

.....the UK can just fuck off, keep it Isle of Man all the way!!

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.....the UK can just fuck off, keep it Isle of Man all the way!!

Referring back to my earlier point, I don't agree Isle of Man companies should get work over the UK if they cannot do it as well (Greenlight versus North One might be an example), but I don't see any legitimate reason why Duke couldn't have done this. It seems to me their business is producing DVDs and Blu-rays with an emphasis on cars and bikes. I don't know who the contract has gone to, but have they go the same track record?

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Probably the same reason they turned down a positive income from Greenlight for the TT and chose to spend half a million pounds a year paying North One to do it.

 

Well the output from North One compared to Greenlight's coverage would demonstrate that it was money well spent.

 

Yep - North One's coverage is massively better than what Greenlight used to produce, and I would add that the television coverage is probably the important factor in attracting new visitors to the Island for TT Week.

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Probably the same reason they turned down a positive income from Greenlight for the TT and chose to spend half a million pounds a year paying North One to do it.

 

Well the output from North One compared to Greenlight's coverage would demonstrate that it was money well spent.

 

Yep - North One's coverage is massively better than what Greenlight used to produce, and I would add that the television coverage is probably the important factor in attracting new visitors to the Island for TT Week.

Well, you have to ask what kind of job Greenlight could have done given the budget allocated to North One? Greenlight were paying for the privilege of filming the TT and the costs made it a very marginal project for them, limiting what they could do. How many high speed cameras, top cameramen and top presenters could be hired for that kind of money. They film the NW200 and work with the BBC on that, as they did with the TT so with that relationship why should the coverage have been any less glamourous than North One?

 

They do a lot of very high profile work for F1 teams, several world championship motor sport series plus produce several TV motorsport programmes. I think that they are a credit to the Isle of Man and were badly treated by the marketing company taken on to handle the promotion of the TT by the DTL and it was shameful!

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I'm not sure whether it's been reported but I'm told that Duke will not be distributing the TT3D film when it comes out on DVD shortly. I know they applied to acquire the rigts to do so (or whatever the technical term is) but the business has been given to a UK firm.

 

 

It's a fucking joke! As a sign of respect to Duke I'm not going to buy it from any distributor other than........... err um... Duke?

 

 

http://www.dukevideo.com/Isle-of-Man-TT/TT3D-Closer-to-the-Edge.aspx

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Probably the same reason they turned down a positive income from Greenlight for the TT and chose to spend half a million pounds a year paying North One to do it.

 

Well the output from North One compared to Greenlight's coverage would demonstrate that it was money well spent.

 

Yep - North One's coverage is massively better than what Greenlight used to produce, and I would add that the television coverage is probably the important factor in attracting new visitors to the Island for TT Week.

Well, you have to ask what kind of job Greenlight could have done given the budget allocated to North One? Greenlight were paying for the privilege of filming the TT and the costs made it a very marginal project for them, limiting what they could do. How many high speed cameras, top cameramen and top presenters could be hired for that kind of money. They film the NW200 and work with the BBC on that, as they did with the TT so with that relationship why should the coverage have been any less glamourous than North One?

 

They do a lot of very high profile work for F1 teams, several world championship motor sport series plus produce several TV motorsport programmes. I think that they are a credit to the Isle of Man and were badly treated by the marketing company taken on to handle the promotion of the TT by the DTL and it was shameful!

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Granted Duke are probably just a retailer for the DVD so they will still benefit, but perhaps their penetration into the market worldwide isn't as good as the distributers.

 

http://www.entertainmentonegroup.com/

 

Department of Economic Development Minister, Hon Allan Bell MHK, said: 'We are delighted that Entertainment One are working with us on the home entertainment release of TT3D. They are a leading international company specialising in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content, with a comprehensive global network that extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. I am certain the film will enjoy the same phenomenal success on DVD and BLU-RAY as it has at the box office.'

 

http://www.isleofman.com/news/entertainment/article.aspx?article=37491

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Thought I'd have a quick look at Entertainment One to see what films they have distributed. I'm not sure if Love Ranch or Norwegian Ninja will have been the most successful, but surely both are perfect company for TT3D.

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