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12-28-2012, 03:54 PM #1
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John Dies At The End\'s Surreal And Extreme Anti-Piracy Warning
As Don Coscarelli's film of John Dies at the End rolls out via VOD services, ahead of a limited US theatrical release on January 25th, Magnet Pictures have published an anti-piracy campaign video that borrows both footage and a surreal attitude from the movie.
And do pay heed to the "graphic images" warning at the start of this clip.
I shall get into my US iTunes account and download this as soon as I'm over my crappy Christmas lung fit. I love Coscarelli and this book seems like a great match for his sensibilities.
12-28-2012, 04:02 PM #2Marvel: S-man 2099, Rocket Raccoon
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12-28-2012, 04:25 PM #3
I'm surprised you haven't seen this already Brendon, I caught it at the Leeds Film Festival and as a fan of Coscarelli's work I think it is the best thing he's done. It builds on the tone in Bubba Hotep and is a great mesh of humour and horror.
12-28-2012, 04:41 PM #4
Have watched this a few times over the last few days and it is really good, albeit slightly different/truncated from the book (which I did not initially love but has been growing on me over the months - especially after reading the vastly superior sequel).
12-28-2012, 04:45 PM #5
I'm definitely up for watching it again and will be buying the DVD as soon as it's out. If we can't have Bubba Nosferatu then John Dies At The End is the next best thing, I reckon
12-28-2012, 04:50 PM #6
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Absolutely the way to roll out an indie film these days.
Given that most theatres would rather be showing blockbusters, this seems like a really good way to generate word-of-mouth for the film. Indie films and documentaries are low priority for the entertainment industry, so getting them out there to paying customers via on demand video services rather than pretending they'll get a big launch in the theatres is much more realistic.
I can't begin to count the number of movies I wanted to see that released in only one or two theatres in the entire Los Angeles area, often to acclaim and very favorable press, only to be forgotten by the time they released on DVD or digital download.
Frankly, if I were Netflix or iTunes, I'd run a service that highlighted all the film festival winners, indie films, animations, and documentaries, particularly the ones that haven't gotten distribution. Not everyone has a theatre willing to run anything but the top 3 or 4 movies in their home town.
12-28-2012, 05:35 PM #7
12-29-2012, 12:16 AM #8
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Never heard of this film - but this anti-piracy warning done in such zestful good humour makes me want to go buy it! Well played!
12-29-2012, 12:21 AM #9
Makes me want to see it for free haha jk
12-29-2012, 03:32 AM #10
I got the book for an X-Mas present. I can't wait to dive into it and then (hopefully) watch the movie when I am done.