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Old May 28 2012, 11:28 PM   #826
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Re: "John Carter of Mars" Moving Ahead!

Well, judging by this blu-ray cover art, Disney is actively trying not to make one more cent off the feature!









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Old May 28 2012, 11:38 PM   #827
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Ugh that's an awful cover!
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Old May 29 2012, 12:11 AM   #828
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Well, judging by this blu-ray cover art, Disney is actively trying not to make one more cent off the feature!









This is an example of crass stupidity. Here's a chance to recoup some of their investment and yet they're going out of their way to try to make it tank.

What is fucking wrong with these idiots???

I really hope the film becomes some sort of cult success that over the years totally embraces these assholes.
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Old May 29 2012, 12:14 AM   #829
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That's the way Hollywood economics work. Movies that don't do well in early revenue windows have less money spent on them in later windows (such as home video). Of course, that becomes a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy, but that's the way it goes.
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Old May 29 2012, 12:15 AM   #830
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http://www.covershut.com/covers/John...over-64962.jpg

This one for DVD is better!
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Old May 29 2012, 12:25 AM   #831
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Yep, thats a lot better.
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Old May 29 2012, 01:07 AM   #832
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I do feel bad for Taylor Kitsch. First he's cast in two of the biggest sci-fi action movies of the year and then they both turn out to be among the worst flops of all time.

Now if Savages tanks, too, that guy's career is over.
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Old May 29 2012, 01:08 AM   #833
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Well, judging by this blu-ray cover art, Disney is actively trying not to make one more cent off the feature!









Jesus, just ADD the "Of Mars" already...
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Old May 29 2012, 01:16 AM   #834
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Alright, alright! Some unpaid intern worked really hard on that cover. Try showing some respect for her feelings.
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Old May 29 2012, 05:56 AM   #835
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Re: "John Carter of Mars" Moving Ahead!

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Well, judging by this blu-ray cover art, Disney is actively trying not to make one more cent off the feature!

Jesus, just ADD the "Of Mars" already...
Mentally, I fill in the title with "thinks WTF".
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Old May 29 2012, 06:03 AM   #836
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Mentally, I fill in the title with "thinks WTF".
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Old May 29 2012, 06:28 AM   #837
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Yep, thats a lot better.
Yeah, if I do decide to eventually buy it, it'll definitely be that version. That other one is atrocious. If I do buy it, I'm tempted to write 'of Mars" under the title in permanent marker.
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Old May 29 2012, 09:44 AM   #838
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So I'll go on to add my new category of box office in today's blockbuster Hollywood economy: "movies that don't justify cost, but actually grossed a lot of money!"
Exactly. It brought in a lot of money, but was a failure because of the overinflated budget. There's no reason a movie has to cost a quarter of a billion dollars. A reasonably priced (and well-marketed) sequel would be successful-- and generate more interest in the original as well.
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Old May 29 2012, 10:19 AM   #839
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So I'll go on to add my new category of box office in today's blockbuster Hollywood economy: "movies that don't justify cost, but actually grossed a lot of money!"
Exactly. It brought in a lot of money, but was a failure because of the overinflated budget. There's no reason a movie has to cost a quarter of a billion dollars. A reasonably priced (and well-marketed) sequel would be successful-- and generate more interest in the original as well.
Quarter of a billion dollars is now what blockbusters cost. It's stupid but it seems $200m or more is standard. So it's not really over-inflated by the current standards, just more than the movie could support.
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Old May 29 2012, 10:54 PM   #840
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Unfortunately, the lesson they will learn is not that budgets in general are overinflated (although apparently they did cut the budget on Lone Ranger)-- the lesson they will learn is that people don't like John Carter.
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