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I am sorry to hear about your dad too.
Assuming NTTD had a streaming release, how would it earn its money back? Would it need a premium price? I don’t stream films, so I am clueless how how the system works for a release like Bond.
Or it's intentionally misleading. One could make a case that MGM is not selling the film to Apple or Netflix, but rather pursuing a partnership. It's verbal trickery.
That is truly sad news. My sympathies are with you and my thoughts are with your brave parents. Bless them. They are true heroes.
That is truly tragic, I just want to say I'm so sorry for your loss.
As a Brit the gratitude I have for the NHS for saving my son's life is immeasurable, the front line workers like your mum are true national treasures. Never has that been more apparent than this year. X
Thank you. 🙏🙏
Well, this puts a very different spin on the situation. If MGM had been offered $600 million and turned it down that would've been a catastrophically stupid move as it would've more than equalled their potential box office gross.
However, if the best offer they got wasn't even half that then there's no point in selling the film right now. It would barely even cover the production costs.
I'm so terribly sorry to hear about your loss @MajorDSmythe, I've also lost friends and family to this pandemic; it's a terrible thing but I'm glad you have some kind of support right now.
In answer to your questions about streaming, so far, no company has yet to find a way to make putting a $150 million+ blockbuster on VOD profitable. These movies need to make, at minimum, $300-500 million and no film VOD title has ever made even close to that much.
However, streaming services buying a movie outright has worked for some of the cheaper films like dramas and comedies because it essentially pays the producers a similar amount of money to what they would have made in theatres.
But none of the films bought for streaming have had budgets even close to half of NTTD's hence that movie's massive price tag.
But even there go for straight to BD release then the movie still should get cinema when more people can go the cinema again. . I wil not re-watchting Spectre again in the cinema, but i think there should re-release Spectre in cinema and mabey also Goldeneye should get re-release. It is a shame there not already release 2 Disc BD and 3 Disc 4K (4K + 2 Disc BD) releases of those two movies atleast.
After almoost vijf years Spectre not get his Dutch tv premiere yet, also delayd.
NTTD will die at the box office, not because the film isn't good or because people don't want to see it. It will be because this is what MGM, EON, and Universal will find:
Thank you so much. Look after yourself. 🙏💛🙏
Also, while I've been a fan of the Daniel Craig era, I sincerely hope this will be his last Bond film, mainly due to his age, but also because "it's time", after what will have been 5 films. I think Bond needs a new face, perhaps one more like "Hoagy Carmichael" and with darker hair, a man with a younger body, perhaps even better able to battle a villain or do amazing stunts, a new Bond with a different way of bringing the character to life or perhaps closer to the "ideal" for some of us. But of course, first bring on NTTD! Incidentally, I just saw a comment elsewhere from a person who thought that, while Ian Fleming had Vesper say in the book that Bond reminded her of Hoagy Carmichael, this person thought Fleming may've modeled Bond's looks somewhat after his elder brother Peter Fleming, who Ian had worshipped and who had engaged in behind the lines operations in WW2, since readers would've known about Carmichael but didn't know what his brother looked like. You can see his photo below, though he may not have had the "cold and ruthless" look Fleming gave Bond. I actually see some resemblance to Sean Connery, but with more fineness.
Mulan showed the dangers of what happens when you try to have an overseas theatrical release and digital domestic one at the same time. When a high-quality version of the movie already exists and is available to the public, the risk of piracy increases immensely.
It was not an overseas release. It was an "only in countries, that don't have Disney+ release".
Theatres in many big markets like UK, Germany, France etc. wanted to screen Mulan, but weren't allowed, because those countries have Disney+.
That's true, but the numbers don't lie. It absolutely cratered in all those countries, including China itself. Piracy is extremely rampant in overseas territories already and having thousands of pristine "straight from the source" HD copies being dumped on the internet simultaneously totally destroyed all chances of it being a hit.
I should be clear here, I absolutely do think selling it to a streaming service works; but selling the domestic rights and keeping international ones will do them very little good. They might as well go for worldwide at that point.
I wouldn't claim to know what the solution is nor what is best for their film: it's their decision as the film is their investment so I'm sure they'll pick whatever is best for them and I'll go along with it.
Any cool pics in it?
Ah, placed an order. My bad..
Do you have the link?
Be prepared to pay more for shipping than what is actually listed there.
Trying to find the magazine's website. Do you have any clue?