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Schrader's Exorcist screens?


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#1 of 14 Will K

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Posted May 15 2005 - 03:27 AM

I know this is supposed to open 5/20 on 110 screens, but I've found locating these playdates to be quite a daunting task. Movietickets.com and Fandango both have these films on their site, both even a search with something obvious as L.A. turns up nothing.

Not surprisingly, there's not a shred of info on Warner Bros.com, either.

I guess I shouldn't place any bets on this film playing here in North/South Carolina!
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#2 of 14 Thi Them

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Posted May 15 2005 - 04:00 AM

I think the release date has been pushed back. I've seen no recent signs of it opening around LA.

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#3 of 14 Thi Them

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Posted May 15 2005 - 05:27 AM

Today's LA Times has it still scheduled for opening this Friday, but there isn't a movie ad when there almost always is for a movie opening during the week. I guess WB couldn't find a way to market it.

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#4 of 14 Bryan Tuck

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Posted May 15 2005 - 06:18 AM

Well, if they did want to just dump it in a few theaters, putting out in super-limited release on the same weekend Revenge of the Sith opens would have been the ultimate way to do just that. :P)

Usually, I hate delays, but as this one has already been delayed quite a bit, I guess a few more weeks can't hurt too much. I do hope it plays theatrically eventually, though.
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#5 of 14 Steve Christou

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Posted May 15 2005 - 06:24 AM

Schrader said he found "The Beginning" so bad that he left the theater smiling because he thought "Dominion" might have a chance at being released.

"From the time I left that screening, I began a long campaign to come to this day," Schrader said.

He has spent his own money on promotion and publicity, called in favors to finish music scoring and editing, and even received some money to finish "Dominion" from Morgan Creek.

Schrader said the production company decided the movie might be able to recapture some of its original investment, principally due to DVD sales.

"Thankfully, greed has won," Schrader said with a laugh.


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#6 of 14 Will K

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Posted May 15 2005 - 03:08 PM

This is really frustrating. As much as I look forward to that space movie thing that opens Friday, I am anxious to see this film as well. Because there is a lot of soreness at Warner Brothers and Morgan Creek over this movie, I think it's obvious they're trying to make the theatrical release as brief and quiet as possible before it goes to the DVD racks. It's rather unfair to intelligent moviegoers who were unsatisfied with the commercialized Renny Harlin version.

But alas, whoever said the movie business was fair?
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#7 of 14 JohnMor

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Posted May 15 2005 - 04:32 PM

The movie is opening in limited release in just a few cities this Friday, and will go wider briefly after that.

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Posted May 16 2005 - 03:11 AM

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I guess I shouldn't place any bets on this film playing here in North/South Carolina!


Tell me about it. SC is not a good place at all to see hard-to-find movies, although I did see that the German film Der Untergang was playing in Charlotte. That actually surprised me. Occasionally, we may get a weekend run of a foreign flick. I saw Jeunet's A Very Long Engagement in Greenville, SC a month or so ago.

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Posted May 16 2005 - 07:27 AM

In case those here haven't seen it, Jeffery Wells saw this version last month, and did a little comparison:

http://hollywood-els....ff_on_tues.php

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#10 of 14 Malcolm R

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Posted May 16 2005 - 11:00 AM

Well the studio has to do what they can to minimize its chances. Can you imagine the embarassment if this film outgrossed "Exorcist: The Beginning"?
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#11 of 14 Bryan Tuck

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Posted May 19 2005 - 05:14 PM

Has anyone heard anything else about if this actually opens this weekend?
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#12 of 14 Will K

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Posted May 19 2005 - 11:11 PM

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Has anyone heard anything else about if this actually opens this weekend?

It's open, but a quick visit to movietickets.com shows it's in NY, LA, Atlanta, and Dallas, to name a few.
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Posted May 24 2005 - 07:10 AM

The story of these two versions of the same film is a microcosm of the entire film business. The flashy, stupid film gets supported initially, but the good film is the one that comes out ahead in the end and lasts a long time.

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Posted May 25 2005 - 12:06 AM

Having seen this last weekend, let me say this:

Where the Harlin version was way over the top, the Schrader version was somewhat bland...

If the 2 were put into a blender and mixed... you might have a good picture in there somewhere.

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