Post by moviePig Post by moviePig Post by trotsky
Netflix’s ‘Bright’ Lands 11 Million U.S. Streaming Viewers
Over First Three Days
I was merely reacting to your review of tCP, for bringing some
actual experience of it. Meanwhile, though, do please post a
(single, short) sentence comprising the "untenable position" you
think I "cling to".
Doesn't sound, though, as if
Post by trotsky
this particular release will do much to elevate Netflix's
status as a venue.
...which means: tCP doesn't sound like a good enough movie to
make Netflix more attractive to distributors. You think it's that
good? ...so clearly 'that good' as to obviate any dispute about it?
Hey, let's take a different tack. This has everything to do with
how the movie biz works. For example, do you realize that Netflix
doesn't worry about "distributors" when they're the movie studio
that produced that movie?
Actually, I thought they *weren't* the studio that produced the movie.
That's reasonable. IMDB says Paramount and Bad Robot (Abrams) are
the production companies, but the opening credits of the movie says
"Netflix and Paramount Pictures present" (I believe Netflix got first
billing.) Going to the Google machine shows Netflix apparently bought
Post by moviePig
The Cloverfield Paradox may have cost Netflix more than $50 million
And it still may have been a good bet for both Netflix and
Paramount, which sold it off
By Tasha Robinson Feb 7, 2018, 2:51pm EST
Again, I think you're scratching your head, but as I stated
previously this is a paradigm shift in the way we watch first run
movies. I've watched a couple of movies on Vudu where they show it
streaming before they show it theatrically. Again, a totally
different approach to watching a first run movie. Netflix did
something brilliant by putting an ad on during the Super Bowl and
giving people instant gratification by making it available to watch
that day. You tell me, how is that different from watching a trailer
and waiting days, weeks or months for the movie to come out? How
many thousands or millions of people signed up for a free trial of
Netflix just to watch the movie while they were thinking about it? I
find this stuff fascinating, perhaps you don't. If not just keep on
being the old dog reluctant to learn new tricks, while you watch
software other than vinyl records disappear completely and more and
more movies are release via streaming video instead of theatrically.
At this point it's almost as if the big budget blockbusters are
reserved for theatrical release anyway.
Sure, some sort of paradigm shift is underway. But then, one always is.