So where are the threads talking about how the movie has apparently failed to garner much interest amongest the
europeans. I have been emailed various reports from a friend confirming that Deathproof was a total waste
of time in european theatres and was soundly rejected by the populace in the region…
I guess tarantino will now have to sell this crap in africa and third world asian countries where they dont really know anything about film.
Many predicted this movie will be the true revealation of the “naked emperor” prancing around in the nude while thinking he was wearing magical
golden robes ;D The movie has seriously faded into obscurity and tarantino cant even be found any where to make excuses about what happened this time
round. He sure as hell cant use that bogus excuse about how people dont want to see two movies in a row.
His movie was released by itself and it was a tremendous flop. Here is a czech website just ripping tarantino’s movie…
<LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.praguepost.com/articles/2007 … -grind.php”>http://www.praguepost.com/articles/2007/07/04/a-real-grind.php</LINK_TEXT> The one thing you can give the foreign press credit for is the ability to
speak truth as opposed to pretty much most of the american critics who were ranting and raving on and on about parallel content that was not even in the movie or didnt even address the core fact that this was one of the years biggest borefests!!!
I can hardly wait for the next razzie awards because i know for a fact, tarantino’s movie will win quite a few nominations…LMAO…
here is one interesting take on the disaster from one of your fellow geekmates…
[quote]PROOF OF DISINTEREST
By Jeremy Smith
Contributing sources: Variety
It’s not often that Variety’s foreign box office recap moves me to tears, but this week’s column pulverized me as if it were the final chapters of Great Expectations. Be prepared to have your heart ripped from your chest cavity and stomped on like it just insolently requested the services of your shine box:
"With tentpoles dominant, counterprogramming forays such as Quentin Tarantinoâ€™s Death Proof have struggled. Released as part of Grindhouse Stateside, Death has turned in tepid numbers in Europe, with an international cume around $10 million from 10 markets. In France, it was off 53% in its third frame for a $3.5 million cume; Italian biz in its fourth weekend was mild as it lost more than 100 playdates and brought in just $65,000.“
So much for the “they’ll play better and more profitably on their own” theory.
I hate to keep writing about the financial failure of Grindhouse, but I’m exasperated by the way it’s been mis-promoted and resoundingly rejected by viewers regardless of showering habits. Slapped together (with fake trailers and other garish accoutrement) or released separately, I just can’t imagine audiences being turned off by Death Proof and/or Planet Terror en masse. I understand one film playing better than the other based on personal preferences, but discarding the whole shebang just seems… wrong. Given the recent success of 1408, it’s not exactly an opportune time to question the marketing prowess of The Weinstein Company, but since when did the French thumb their already upturned noses at a brilliantly shot pop cultural pastiche that ends with a fucking Serge Gainsbourg song? Go ahead and make an ass out yourself by cracking a Jerry Lewis joke, but have you ever seen The Ladies Man? The bastards were right!!!
We recently learned that the Death Proof theatrical re-release in America was effectively kiboshed by the September DVD release, but some of us were holding out hope. Well, that hope done [/quote]
lets see what excuses you can come up with…
(LEt me guess, the first one as usual is the tired old boring…'box office numbers dont mean a movie sucked” LMAO