Alex Wilson (angramainyu) wrote,
Alex Wilson
angramainyu

I just order a copy of The Last Unicorn (signed, no less) for my sister for her birthday... for any other fans of the movie (or to read about Beagle's woes):

http://www.boingboing.net/2007/02/04/get_a_signed_dvd_of_.html

Thank you for helping Peter S. Beagle by purchasing the new DVD of THE LAST UNICORN from
Conlan Press, instead of from somewhere else. More than half of what you just spent will 
go to support Peter and his projects — but if you had bought it somewhere else, Peter would 
have gotten nothing.

Here's the situation in a nutshell:

    * Granada Media International (the English company that owns the animated film of THE 
LAST UNICORN) has sold more than a million copies on DVD and videotape since 1999. By 
contract, they owe Peter hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties, but so far they 
have refused to pay him a cent.
    * Peter has fought for three years to get his due, so far without success.
    * He still isn't getting any royalties from the DVD you just bought, either (not as 
long as Granada keeps stonewalling).
    * However, the people at Lionsgate Entertainment (the film's American distributor) 
are great folks. To make it possible for American fans of THE LAST UNICORN to finally own 
a GOOD version, they are putting out this special digitally-remastered 25th Anniversary 
Widescreen DVD. And to help Peter, they have agreed to let us sell copies via the Conlan 
Press website. By purchasing here you have put money straight into Peter's pocket and 
helped him in his quest for justice.
    * Please spread the word. If you know anyone who wants to buy this DVD, tell them why 
they should buy it here.

Thank you very much! (And thanks to Lionsgate for caring.)

If you'd like to know more about the situation, and what you can do about it, go to 
www.conlanpress.com/youcanhelp.
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