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Gimmee Shelter (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder


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#1 of 13 Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 19 2014 - 12:06 AM

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Posted January 20 2014 - 06:58 AM

Who is this from? I thought criterion already had it... I just bough it!
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#3 of 13 Stephen_J_H

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Posted January 20 2014 - 09:17 AM

Not THAT Gimme Shelter; this one: http://www.imdb.com/...657510/combined


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Posted January 21 2014 - 06:39 AM

So, "The Butler" couldn't be called "The Butler" because another movie from 1916(!!) had the same name, but "gimmie shelter" can be called "Gimmie Shelter" and no one cares?
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Posted January 21 2014 - 07:12 AM

That thing about The Butler needing to change its title is utter crap. It was just an excuse to sneak the director's name into the title.

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Posted January 21 2014 - 08:21 AM

That thing about The Butler needing to change its title is utter crap. It was just an excuse to sneak the director's name into the title.

You're basically saying that instead of just putting the director's name on the front of the movie for nothing, The Weinstein Company decided to enter into a conspiracy with Warner Bros. where Warners pretended to be mad & ended up looking like petty idiots for suing over a century old title and both sides had to spend money on a legal battle. There's been better plans than that.


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Posted January 21 2014 - 10:55 PM

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That thing about The Butler needing to change its title is utter crap. It was just an excuse to sneak the director's name into the title.

 

They could have made it sound like a sequel:

 

The Butler 2: Butle Harder

 

Fans who remember the original film would have flocked to showings before 4:00pm and all of the handicapped seats would have sold out.


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#8 of 13 Tooncy

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Posted January 23 2014 - 07:38 AM

I don't think anyone sued anybody. Nothing from 1916 would be under copyright anyway. Yes, it's a boatload of crap.

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Posted January 23 2014 - 09:19 AM

I don't think anyone sued anybody.

I was incorrect about a lawsuit but the basic point of my post is still accurate. Rather than working things out, Warners cried to the MPAA that they owned a movie with the same title so the MPAA would block The Weinstein Company from using The Butler as its title. TWC had to hire a lawyer to fight the MPAA ruling. If they just wanted to put Lee Daniels' name on the title (a name that no one knows and wouldn't sell a movie), they wouldn't have spent money on legal wrangling with the MPAA, they would have just added the name to the front of the title and been done with it.


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Posted January 23 2014 - 06:06 PM

I don't believe any of it. It's just a way to get free publicity.

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Posted January 23 2014 - 07:30 PM

I don't believe any of it. It's just a way to get free publicity.

I suppose there was a little publicity gained for The Butler/The Weinstein Company but what did Warners get out of it besides looking petty and ridiculous? I like to read between the lines to see what people's real motives are and you can believe what you want but not everything is a conspiracy (especially when one partner in that conspiracy would have gotten nothing out of it).


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#12 of 13 Tooncy

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Posted January 23 2014 - 08:40 PM

There have been at least a half dozen films titled "Rigged" in the last 30-40 years. None resulting in any objection over the title. Let alone something from 1916. Good Lord.

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Posted January 24 2014 - 12:31 AM

No, it really happened. It was petty and most folks in the industry believed it was an attempt at leverage in the ongoing conflicts over profits on "The Hobbit."

 

http://variety.com/2...any-1200504301/

 

http://blogs.indiewi...he-butler-title


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