Subject: Re: The Cloverfield Paradox
On 2/5/18 8:35 AM, rachel wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:46:32 -0600, trotsky wrote:
>> On 2/5/18 5:23 AM, rachel wrote:
>>> On Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:03:50 -0600, trotsky wrote:
>>>> Doesn't sound too good:
>>> It's being released direct to video rather than in cinemas first. You
>>> expected better?
>> You're confused. Netflix produces their own movies now, and this is a
>> new paradigm in the release channels for movies. Previously they
>> released "Bright" which was both well received and watched by a
>> gajillion people. It's weird how few people seem to have a grasp about
>> how the business of movies is conducted.
> Blah, blah, blah ...
> Fact is, I don't recall this Cloverfield Paradox thing getting a wide
> theatrical release, or even so much as seeing an ad on TV for it.
> A movie without a theatrical release is direct-to-video, by definition.
> Now please tell me the last time a direct-to-video sequel of *anything*
> was anything other than utter crap?
Wow, that's quite a pile of shit. So my little primer on distribution
channels of movies went right over your head. It's a Netflix movie
release through Netflix. Is Netflix a "video"? No, it's a streaming
video channel. Is a movie released through a streaming video channel a
made for TV movie then? Not in the conventional sense because they're
using production values and budgets deemed for theatrical films. It's a
new paradigm. If you need help understanding this, just ask. If you
want another exercise in small mindedness there are specific dudes that
are best at that.