I noticed that there's a small controversy over re-releasing any of my dvd's that go sold out or not.
Jack, or anyone thinking it's a good idea to re-print the sold out ones I must simply say FORGET IT.
1- Even if I go ahead and re- release something like Kilink Istanbul'da or Cellat (AFTER it's sold out) what are the prospects?
Sell maybe 2 or 3 copies per month and wait till the 22nd century to sell out again?
Let me stress that Kilink only picked up on sales the last 2-3 months when I announced certain things, meaning I just sold about 10 copies per month.
As for Cellat, ok, there are about 150 left but lately I'm selling about 1 or 2 copies per week and given that a bit later it'll slow down even more and given that there's no REAL wholesale business anymore for me, I'll sell out Cellat in 2 or 3 years.
2- I just don't believe there's "masses" of people who need to buy this stuff. IF there were they would just BUY the stuff NOW.
It took me almost 4 years to sell out 1000 Kilink copies which was a smash hit and I started out with LOTS of wholesale deals.
Now, that I'm practically ALL ALONE it would be suicide to re-print anything at all.
I JUST DON'T BELIEVE THERE'S ANYONE WANTING TO BUY MY STUFF EXCEPT MAYBE 200 REAL FANS AND ANOTHER FEW WHO JUST BUY MY STUFF BY ACCIDENT OR OUT OF CURIOSITY. SO, 500 COPIES ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH.
3- Last and most important....
I'm a man of my word and I respect my buyers.
I promised I'd NEVER re-release anything from my first steps.
My "limited" releases are limited and "collectible" because they come in LIMITED editions, thus accounting for their price and cult status.
IF I re-print anything it'll be as if I cheated those nice folks.
I WOULD HATE MYSELF FOR THAT AND I STICK TO MY WORD!
NO DAMN RE-RELEASES FROM ME, EVER!
Besides, where are all those damn masses of fans etc??
Right now, I got about 900 copies of CASUS KIRAN gathering dust.
About 900 KARANLIK SULAR
About 600 TURKISH SUPERMAN DOUBLE BILL
About 700 TURKISH HORROR DOUBLE BILL
About 900 TARZAN ISTANBUL'DA.
So, where the hell are those eager masses of fans who need re-prints too?
Jack, you're a great buddy and I just love you (a guys' love, ok??) BUT please don't ever tell me about re-printing stuff or about fans who will be miserable they missed any of my titles cause I'll shit my pants laughing...