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« on: December 18, 2014, 03:20:29 PM »

Couldn't find this topic in search..
So anyway, looks like its canceled...
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/12/sony-hackers-terror-threat-prompts-movie-chain-to-pass-on-the-interview/
Don't agree with canceling it.. heck if they cancel it, they won't make any money, so maybe give a big middle finger to the terrorists and release it for free so everyone can see it.
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2014, 03:47:44 PM »

Well, they are talking about a paid VOD release.  You don't just throw away 50+ million bucks...
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2014, 03:51:35 PM »

Oh, except at the moment they are now saying not... huh...

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/sony-has-no-further-release-plans-for-the-interview-1201382167/?_r=true

I'm sure we'll see it at some point.  Probably after the war.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2014, 05:04:53 PM »

Eh, it was a stupid concept to begin with.  Can you imagine the outrage and anger if some middle eastern country had made a movie all about killing the actual president?  (pretending that they have a Hollywood size industry, stars, budget, marketing, worldwide distribution, etc like Sony and this movie)
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2014, 08:21:14 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 18, 2014, 05:04:53 PM

Eh, it was a stupid concept to begin with.  Can you imagine the outrage and anger if some middle eastern country had made a movie all about killing the actual president?  (pretending that they have a Hollywood size industry, stars, budget, marketing, worldwide distribution, etc like Sony and this movie)

That's my take on it, although I think they were just cashing in on a very popular image of Kim Jong Un as this very odd character. I don't think they would have dreamed of doing it with any other country, but NK's leader just begs to be made fun of. Anyway, they have every right to make such a movie, but it is in poor taste.

Did Team America call out the leader by name?
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2014, 09:05:09 PM »

Yes.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2014, 09:49:37 PM »

And how
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2014, 04:48:05 AM »

Are you guys fucking kidding? This looked like it was going to be hilarious.

Though I did (and still do) also love Team America.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2014, 05:53:43 AM »

Yeah, I thought it looked funny... I like the other movies these guys have made.
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2014, 06:11:29 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 18, 2014, 05:04:53 PM

Eh, it was a stupid concept to begin with.  Can you imagine the outrage and anger if some middle eastern country had made a movie all about killing the actual president?  (pretending that they have a Hollywood size industry, stars, budget, marketing, worldwide distribution, etc like Sony and this movie)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_President_%282006_film%29

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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2014, 12:10:52 PM »

Sets a terrible precedent not releasing it.
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2014, 03:08:59 PM »

On this, we agree.
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2014, 07:25:55 PM »

All of us agree smile
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2014, 07:45:47 PM »

Even in Kanukistan, we agree.
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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2014, 09:22:38 PM »

Oh, and if you're into bad ideas, here's a particularly good one:

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/consoles/why-sony-canceling-the-interview-in-theaters-is-a-huge-win-for-ps4-1277603

If one were to use a Venn diagram to show the actual footprint of people willing to buy a digital movie, on an exclusive console, the overlap is going to be a small subset. Not going to make the 44 million for production costs, or the 30 million in advertising.

Yikes.

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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2014, 11:11:41 PM »

Quote from: kratz on December 19, 2014, 06:11:29 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 18, 2014, 05:04:53 PM

Eh, it was a stupid concept to begin with.  Can you imagine the outrage and anger if some middle eastern country had made a movie all about killing the actual president?  (pretending that they have a Hollywood size industry, stars, budget, marketing, worldwide distribution, etc like Sony and this movie)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_President_%282006_film%29

You're right, I guess that movie exists, but I had never heard of it and I bet neither had anyone else here or really most people across the country.  I think that's a little different than a major holiday movie with a couple of big name Hollywood actors from a major international movie studio like Sony and the marketing budget to go along with that.  In comparison there would be no outcry over a movie nobody hears about.

Quote from: Purge on December 19, 2014, 09:22:38 PM

Oh, and if you're into bad ideas, here's a particularly good one:

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/consoles/why-sony-canceling-the-interview-in-theaters-is-a-huge-win-for-ps4-1277603

If one were to use a Venn diagram to show the actual footprint of people willing to buy a digital movie, on an exclusive console, the overlap is going to be a small subset. Not going to make the 44 million for production costs, or the 30 million in advertising.

Yikes.

I think another thing that article glosses over is that smaller movies frequently release on Xbox video (and probably other streaming services) at the same time they hit theaters or even weeks before.  They act as if Comcast and their $60 Tower Heist debacle is the only time somebody has tried to release a movie to streaming near it's theatrical release date.
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