If you are still unconvinced then I suggest you contact the licensor yourself and pose as a new releasing company and find out for yourself. Then perhaps you will believe me. I speak as somebody who has actually worked in the DVD industry for over ten years with first hand experience of these matters.
marc , i'm not questioning ur experience or credibility , what i am merely suggesting is that maybe the negatives r missing or damaged etc... do u know for a fact negatives exisit ?, has ur nucleus label inquired about this release ?, from my prospective, i feel you're just assuming that these elements exist...
and i'm sure that there has been many films of which the same cost and restoration had been needed, that has been released....
and again has any rare film ect... been profitable ,
where's BCI again ?
so if what your saying 100% true , then these films will NEVER see a proper releases EVER
somthing is creeping in the dark
return of the zombis
werewolf and the yeti
devil's wedding night
night of the devils
the list goes on....