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"Flawless" to debut on HDNet Movies BEFORE THEATER


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#1 OFFLINE   Supervolcano

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 05:24 AM

On Wednesday 3/26/2008 at 9pm (and again at 11:30pm) EDT, a full length sneak preview the PG-13 fictional crime/drama movie titled "Flawless" with Demi Moore and Michael Caine about a diamond heist in 1960 London is to debut on HDNet Movies 2 days before, yes before, it even hits theaters in the United States!!!

For more about the film "Flawless":
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780516/

For more about this type of pre-release showing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDNet

Recently, HDNet Movies has received press concerning their controversial day and date release strategy. This strategy subsumes the tiered theatrical release followed by DVD sales followed by broadcast distribution. A notable HDNet film with a day and date release was Bubble, directed by Steven Soderbergh. This strategy is seen as a blow to the traditional release window of theatrical films. Movies released using this strategy are simultaneously shown on HDNet Movies and in theaters on a Friday (the traditional release day of a film), followed quickly by a DVD release of the movie on Tuesday (the traditional DVD release day). Soderbergh has signed a deal with HDNet films to make a total of six films released using this strategy; however, HDNet Films allows other directors to release their films day-and date, not just Soderbergh. Many theaters see this as a threat to their business, and have banned these films.


Call me crazy, but I just saw the trailer for this movie on HDNet Movies and it looked pretty good. Save your money. Set your DVR to record it. Cook up some popcorn and watch it with the family at home.
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#2 OFFLINE   bdowell

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:04 AM

Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to set a recording up for this one. :)

#3 OFFLINE   Old Tv Watcher

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:18 AM

What channel is HDNet? Is one of those HD Chjannels that you have to pay extra?

#4 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:40 AM

What channel is HDNet? Is one of those HD Chjannels that you have to pay extra?


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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:50 AM

When I first saw this marketing plan, I immediately thought of issues come movie awards time. Oscars (not saying this will or won't be a contender) require a movie be shown in a theatre before it is distributed in any other form. I checked in imdb, this film has been exhibited in a few film festivals already, so should be ok from that standpoint.

This might be the first of the HDNet movies released in this fashion that I actually see. The first, Bubble just wasn't my style, but I was very intrigued by the release plan.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:02 PM

When I first saw this marketing plan, I immediately thought of issues come movie awards time. Oscars (not saying this will or won't be a contender) require a movie be shown in a theatre before it is distributed in any other form. I checked in imdb, this film has been exhibited in a few film festivals already, so should be ok from that standpoint.

This might be the first of the HDNet movies released in this fashion that I actually see. The first, Bubble just wasn't my style, but I was very intrigued by the release plan.

Cheers,
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#7 OFFLINE   Ken S

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:51 AM

What channel is HDNet? Is one of those HD Chjannels that you have to pay extra?


It's HDNet Movies (There is also an HDNet) and it's channel 78 on DirecTV. It used to be included with HD Access, but is now part of the HD Extra package which is an extra $5/month.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:00 AM

Thanks for the heads up,. I just scheduled it using the DVR Scheduler.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:14 AM

If they start pre-releasing more movies, it could become well worth the $5 a month extra.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:42 AM

If they start pre-releasing more movies, it could become well worth the $5 a month extra.


HDNet Movies channel has been doing this for awhile.The last sneak preview that I recall was the preview of "Shrooms",about a month or so ago. :)

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:54 AM

This was out on the bit torrent trackers about 6 weeks ago. Very good movie

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:18 AM

And just when I was going to drop the HD Extra Pack...

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:28 AM

Thx for the info, seems like a good movie (at least my kind of movie :) )

and for those that do not want to search on their DVR, here is the info for the showings:

March 26 9:00 PM ET Flawless - Sneak Preview/HD Premiere

March 26 11:30 PM ET Flawless - Sneak Preview
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:09 AM

Scheduled, thank you.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:20 AM

I went to it. Why does the guide data say it came out in 2007 if it has not hit the theaters yet?
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:40 AM

I was looking through what was on Dish On Demand on my 722 and this movie is up for rent there already... for $11.99(!?!?!) No thank you. If I was interested in seeing this movie, I'd watch it on HDnet.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:19 PM

I went to it. Why does the guide data say it came out in 2007 if it has not hit the theaters yet?

It's AMERICAN debut is next week.
It was released in a few other countries last year.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:23 PM

Thanks for the tip, my recorder is set.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:25 PM

I was looking through what was on Dish On Demand on my 722 and this movie is up for rent there already... for $11.99(!?!?!) No thank you. If I was interested in seeing this movie, I'd watch it on HDnet.


I noticed this too and thought it was a typo or an error, now I get it. It was made available to PPV before theatrical release but at a premium. Good to know it's going to be on for free for those of us with HDNet Movies.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:35 PM

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