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Ktimene's Lover



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:34 pm Reply with quote
Those idiots at Goldwyn should release it to at least 750 screens in all 50 states for a full week.
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GeorgeC



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:51 pm Reply with quote
Excuse me!

Are you a marketing major? Do you have any idea how much film prints cost?

Unless they are absolutely convinced this film is going to do big box office then MGM is right in being cautious!

There's not a huge audience for these films that will pay to see them in theaters. It will likely only break even in licensing costs or make a mild profit after it gets released on home video in the US!

It's brave for a company to take on a film like this and do a limited theatrical release. Most films like this go straight-to-video.

As it is, some of the advance word on this film is none too kind. Having been a fan of anime for close to 20 years I can tell you that the record of anime to videogame adaptations (as awful as those are in general) is STILL better than anime to live action adaptations!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:24 am Reply with quote
I'm looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:28 am Reply with quote
I'm surprised Houston made the cut. I will definitely go see this then.
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Eivion



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:42 am Reply with quote
daedelus wrote:
I'm surprised Houston made the cut. I will definitely go see this then.

Why?
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2DOtaku



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:54 am Reply with quote
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Live-Action Blood on 18 Screens in 9 States & D.C.

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The film will now open on 17 screens in eight states and Washington, D.C.

Wait... wut? Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:30 am Reply with quote
Dang! Closest city is Chicago, and I'm not going to make the 6+ hour drive to see it, even though I am interested. I guess I will have to wait for either the DVD, or for it to show up on PPV or on HBO/Showtime/etc.
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aluria



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:47 am Reply with quote
And once again Canada is left out of the mix. You'd think Vancouver would at least get it. The Death Note Live-Action movies were a success here and we have a huge asian population as well.

As much as I want to see this, I'm not driving across the border just for a movie.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:55 am Reply with quote
Excellent! I hope my friend can take some time off from studying, so we can go see this in LA.
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Wrial Huden



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:00 am Reply with quote
Houston's on the list, hurrah!

I am disappointed that it will be such a limited release, although I do understand why. Hopefully it'll do well enough that it'll be made available in more areas in the weeks after its release.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:06 am Reply with quote
sigh no good movie ever come here
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irishninja



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:01 pm Reply with quote
I'm not surprised Seattle made the list. It seems to be a popular city with movie-industry types.

If advanced buzz isn't all completely negative, I might have to try to remember to go check it out. Smile
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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:13 pm Reply with quote
firedragon54738 wrote:
sigh no good movie ever come here


*pats firedragron on the back*

Cheer up. Ponyo will prob come to Wisconsin.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:19 pm Reply with quote
Why wouldn't Houston be on the list? it's one of the main big anime centers in America. The 3 main ones being Houston, L.A., and New York.
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bravetailor



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:48 pm Reply with quote
GeorgeC wrote:
Excuse me!

Are you a marketing major? Do you have any idea how much film prints cost?

Unless they are absolutely convinced this film is going to do big box office then MGM is right in being cautious!

There's not a huge audience for these films that will pay to see them in theaters. It will likely only break even in licensing costs or make a mild profit after it gets released on home video in the US!

It's brave for a company to take on a film like this and do a limited theatrical release. Most films like this go straight-to-video.

As it is, some of the advance word on this film is none too kind. Having been a fan of anime for close to 20 years I can tell you that the record of anime to videogame adaptations (as awful as those are in general) is STILL better than anime to live action adaptations!


While I agree with you for the most part, I really don't see how a live action Blood movie is any more "risky" than, say, the first Underworld film. It's basically a action-horror film.

The other explanation for a very limited release is that the studio thinks it's a bad film as you said. But then, so was Underworld, so I don't see why that should stop someone from releasing to more than 18 screens.

BTW--Speed Racer was unfairly maligned. Razz
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