For Peter S. Beagle Fans
- Yesterday I ordered a couple of copies of the "new" The Last Unicorn
DVD from Conlan Press, and got the following in reply. It's a bit
sad, and, I'm beginning to think, a more common occurance than not.
I thought I'd pass it on to the group in case there are Beagle fans
among us, or in case anyone is looking for a neat gift idea for the
kids 6 to 60 (and beyond) on your Christmas list!
Conlan Press Thank You!
1540 5th Avenue, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94122
925-260-2725 - www.conlanpress.com For ordering your DVD from Conlan
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
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.
And if you'd like to add your own voice to the people from more than
34 countries who have stood up for Peter, just go to
www.conlanpress.com/html/fans_speak.html and follow the instructions
Peter S. Beagle needs support in the fight to get him his due for the
animated versions of THE LAST UNICORN and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. To
learn all the details and find out how you can help go to:
The folks at Conlan Press