Still Another Distributor for House of 1000 Corpses

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  1. Julie K

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    Yet more news in the on again/off again distributor news for House of 1000 Corpses.
    Creature Corner is reporting that Lion's Gate has picked up the film and has plans to release an R rated theatrically and an unrated cut onto DVD.
    The president of Lion's Gate was quoted as saying:
    "With 'House of 1000 Corpses,' Rob Zombie has created an in-your-face, unrelenting horror film experience. We are really looking forward to working with Rob and having a lot of fun with this campaign."
    The bad news is that we won't see it until the first quarter of 2003. Damn damn damn...I want to see this film and I want to see it now.
     
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    It's on CNN.com, as well.
     
  4. Dome Vongvises

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    Why do I have the strange feeling that by the time this gets released, it's going to be a really tame experience? By the time it actually happened, society will probably have accepted necrophilia, sibling "love", and gun-toting infants in film by then.

    Hurry up and get into theaters!!!
     
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    I might pass on the R version and just wait for the unrated DVD. Of course, 2003 is a long wait...
     
  6. Julie K

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    The unrated DVD will be the "real" film, of course, but I'll have to see the theatrical release for the audience reactions. It should be very entertaining - even cut I'll bet this will be a bit too much for most folks. I can't wait to hear thes cries of indignation and moral outrage [​IMG]
     
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    Even though I'm not a big fan of gore films, I *might* check this one out in a theater for the same reasons Julie has noted above.
     
  8. RichardMA

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    God, do I HATE North American movie excutives and the
    government's that mind our business! When Friday the
    13th "Jason Goes to Hell" came out, the Ontario Censor
    Board (I refuse to call it by it's distracting new name,
    Ontario Film Review Board) and their nepotism-appointed
    clods cut 20 MINUTES from it! This was NOT made public.
    When I saw the film in the theater, I thought, "Ah too bad,
    they screwed it up completely" meaning the filmakers.
    When it hit laserdisc and I saw it uncut, I couldn't believe
    how different it was! Now, what seems like the only "horrific" horror movie in YEARS has frightened chicken
    little movie execs at Universal so we have to wait for
    a DVD release to see the uncut version of "House of 1000
    Corpses."
    All I can say is this; I will NOT be wasting the money to
    see it in the theater. What would be the point??
     
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    While you make some good points, Julie, I don't believe we will ever see "horrific" horror in theaters.

    Box office revenues would dictate that the mass theater owners would never do such a thing. By god, it's even hard to find an independent theater showing the old "classics"

    I will wait for the DVD release, who wants to waste time and money on the water-downed, sugar-coated theatrical version?
     
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    I think Lion's Gate makes for a good distributor for this flick. It can now work the indy scene and perhaps build some steam a bit like Blair Witch did. Certainly nowhere near that extent, but it's lifespan might be a lot stronger going this route.

    And we get to see the film as well, finally.
     
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