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Press Release Shout Factory Press Release: Earthquake Collector's Edition (1974)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Colin Jacobson

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    Agree. I'm sure the studio thought it'd do better, but at least it wound up around break-even point, so it wasn't a flop...
     
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    Skyscraper is still a flop, because the film had to depend on China to bail them out. The movie only made $68 million during it's whole US run. Without China's additional $236 million it would of been a complete lost. You know you have a flop when you need China in order make a profit.
     
  3. Colin Jacobson

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    Money is money - doesn't matter where it's made...
     
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    Your absolutely correct. Foreign markets are now producing over 55% of the profit for movies as less and less people in the US are going to the movies. Years ago when I was in the business, the foreign cash was lagniappe, today it’s make or break.
     
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    Today's $50 word of the day goes to

    The foreign market doesn't always make or break a film these days though, only certain movies need the International audience in order to make a decent profit. Action films like Skyscraper are such examples.
     
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    Repeating an incorrect statement ad nauseam doesn’t make it true. Filmmakers today make films for a global audience. Every dollar counts and the overseas box office market is as important if not more so than the domestic market.
     
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    Why does $1 earned in Beijing become less important to you than $1 made in Boston? Who cares if the movie made its money in China vs. USA?
     
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    And many Hollywood films are now co-financed by China which helps a lot of films get made that otherwise wouldn’t. Pacific Rim Uprising for example.

    There are many benefits to thinking globally as evidenced by the overseas boxoffice totals of many recent blockbusters.

    And we’re talking Boxoffice numbers here not opinions on the quality of the films.
     
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    The example that used BOMBED big time. This reddit page explains quite well.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/GODZILLA/comments/8cgaw2/pacific_rim_uprising_has_bombed_and_wont_get_a/
     
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    You’re just not getting it dude. At all. I give up.

    Carry on.
     
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    Back to Earthquake, have any extras been announced other then the horrendous tv footage?
     
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    Too early, Shout will announce those details in April as they usually release that info a month before the release date.
     
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    Agreed. The producers of Earthquake would've killed to have some of the visuals from San Andreas. In San Andreas you get what looks like real skyscrapers crashing down. In Earthquake, the camera wobbles a bit.

    This is an interesting video, showing how Sensurround speakers were used for a 70mm screening of Earthquake on a curved screen in a German cinema in 2006. Some bits are in German.

     
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    I saw that video, interesting that they choose to use the score from Airport through out it. Did Sensurround really sound like that, as during the quake you couldn't hear what was going on screen.
     
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    Not at any showing I saw in the 70s.
     
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    IMHO the Sensurround was more effective for the SPOILER: Aftershocks than for the quake itself ...
     
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    Aftershocks? I only remember the one which happened at the Wilson Plaza (Wilshire Colonnade).
     

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