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Beaky Smoochies

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Re: Film Discussion
« Reply #120 on: 28 June, 2011, 09:26:22 am »
If you don't mind me chipping in, it's an exercise in futility to speculate on how well Dredd will do at the box-office upon release, as so many films have either underperformed or overperformed projections, regardless of quality (for example, how an absolute masterpiece like The Shawshank Redemption or The Iron Giant both ended up a flop at the box-office, I'll never understand), and the same could be said of Dredd.  Don't forget, the first Rambo film, First Blood, was only a modest success at the box-office upon release, but very strong video sales convinced Carolco to make a sequel, and the rest is history (even though the second and third Rambo films aren't great, IMHO, the last one was, however), and even if Dredd does only moderately well at the box-office, if DVD and Blu Ray sales are very and consistantly strong- like they were with the 2004 movie The Punisher (leading to a sequel, kind of, there)- a sequel is highly likely, although what kind of budget increase (inflation notwithstanding) a Dredd sequel might get, and how that would affect whatever storyline Alex Garland might have currently in mind is another, more speculative, matter entirely...
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Re: Film Discussion
« Reply #121 on: 28 June, 2011, 04:45:49 pm »
If you don't mind me chipping in, it's an exercise in futility to speculate on how well Dredd will do at the box-office upon release, as so many films have either underperformed or overperformed projections, regardless of quality (for example, how an absolute masterpiece like The Shawshank Redemption or The Iron Giant both ended up a flop at the box-office, I'll never understand), and the same could be said of Dredd.  Don't forget, the first Rambo film, First Blood, was only a modest success at the box-office upon release, but very strong video sales convinced Carolco to make a sequel, and the rest is history (even though the second and third Rambo films aren't great, IMHO, the last one was, however), and even if Dredd does only moderately well at the box-office, if DVD and Blu Ray sales are very and consistantly strong- like they were with the 2004 movie The Punisher (leading to a sequel, kind of, there)- a sequel is highly likely, although what kind of budget increase (inflation notwithstanding) a Dredd sequel might get, and how that would affect whatever storyline Alex Garland might have currently in mind is another, more speculative, matter entirely...

Sadly, Iron Giant was the victim of Warner Bros studio exec infighting. One half of the studio top floor hated the other and did everything they could to sabotage the other's releases. Pathetic.
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Re: Film Discussion
« Reply #122 on: 29 June, 2011, 08:07:54 am »
Kinda makes ya glad that Dredd is an independent production, dunnit  :)...!?
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