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Author Topic: Dredd (2012)  (Read 1070165 times)

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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1215 on: 13 February, 2012, 02:09:41 am »
Regarding the 20th century van in the chase clip-perhaps it's a stand in van,pre-fx,much like the motorcycles in this behind the scenes clip from Terminator Salvation`?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjrbYD32toM
Hmmm brains a bit scrambled, so just to be clear the VAN will appear or wont appear in the movie ?
Not that ive got anything about vans mind :)
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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1216 on: 13 February, 2012, 02:10:55 am »
Crapcakes, my text didnt come out.

So just to make it clear for unintelligable (In this case me) will the van appear or not ?
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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1217 on: 13 February, 2012, 02:50:11 am »
Crapcakes, my text didnt come out.

So just to make it clear for unintelligable (In this case me) will the van appear or not ?

I gather from what has been said, no.
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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1218 on: 13 February, 2012, 03:53:07 am »
Regarding the 20th century van in the chase clip-perhaps it's a stand in van,pre-fx,much like the motorcycles in this behind the scenes clip from Terminator Salvation`?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjrbYD32toM
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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1219 on: 13 February, 2012, 09:00:05 am »
Regarding the 20th century van in the chase clip-perhaps it's a stand in van,pre-fx,much like the motorcycles in this behind the scenes clip from Terminator Salvation`?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjrbYD32toM

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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1220 on: 13 February, 2012, 10:42:20 am »
Could the thought be to lower expectation initially? (why not use stuff from the films development stages to promote it and increase awareness)  . . .  then BAM! all the juicy refined stuff appears nearer the time to cause a pre-release frenzy! :P

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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1221 on: 13 February, 2012, 10:47:52 am »
a) that would be a terrible strategy for promoting a film.

b) These leaks aren't official - they were put on a compositor's showreel, and have now been taken down, presumably by order of the filmmaker's lawyers.

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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1222 on: 13 February, 2012, 10:51:07 am »
I think that's reading too much into it.

The simple answer seems to be that a compositor (who can't tell the difference between Batman and Superman, and has worked on Harry 'Porter' according to his reel) didn't know that you shouldn't put unreleased work on your reel.

I don't think it's part of some grand plan. Just events.

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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1223 on: 13 February, 2012, 11:12:19 am »
Whatever the promo method used there is definitely a buzz round DREDD at the moment.  Friends of mine that didn't really know this film was in the offing are now chatting about it on Facebook.

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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1224 on: 13 February, 2012, 11:44:15 am »
I'm thinking viral marketing here too.

Just seems a bit too co-incidental. Somehow hwo has worked on all those movies in the reel would surely know better.

Nice way to get early some buzz out, prior to a teaser wich most be attached to the right movie, and the more graphic pictures have successfully generated more positive hype and awareness beyond the existing fanbase than any other picture, interview or announcement so far.

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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1225 on: 13 February, 2012, 11:50:31 am »
Nice to see you taking some leave from fighting the good fight at IMDB, Norse..
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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1226 on: 13 February, 2012, 12:00:28 pm »
I'm thinking viral marketing here too.

Just seems a bit too co-incidental. Somehow hwo has worked on all those movies in the reel would surely know better.



If they knew better they wouldn't have put incomplete shots up that are unrepresentative of the final product.

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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1227 on: 13 February, 2012, 01:41:25 pm »
No. No way is an internet forum the way to promote your new product.
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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1228 on: 13 February, 2012, 02:50:37 pm »
I'm thinking viral marketing here too.

Just seems a bit too co-incidental. Somehow hwo has worked on all those movies in the reel would surely know better.



If they knew better they wouldn't have put incomplete shots up that are unrepresentative of the final product.

For an official campaign geared toward the general audience, true, there's no way they would do that.
But as a way of spreading the word that the movie won't pull any punches to the niche audience discussing movies on various online webforum, why not?

Unoffical spyshots and what not have a way of getting out, and so those that have made the rounds (like the fat stuntguy on the less than well recieved lawmaster) haven't done the movie any favours. But I would say that these new pictures and even clips have.

They've been making the rounds in all the usual places, Anderson looks good in all of them, Dredd looks good in at least one of them, and we've got two headshots. The movie is being discussed all over the place, not all good mind you, but it isn't being universally smalled either. For a movie with the history this one has, that is really as good as it gets.

I would say that the recent pictures and gifs have created more awareness and hype with niche audiences beyond the 2000AD crowd than any previously released still, interview or announcement combined. They've even turned some of the Stallone fans formerly trolling the Dredd imdb board into converts!

If indeed this was a random leak, it couldn't have worked out better for them even if they had planned it.
Which leads me to speculate that that was just what they did.

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Re: Dredd (2012)
« Reply #1229 on: 13 February, 2012, 03:04:40 pm »
Here!  here!  Sire!