5 Hilariously Crappy Straight-To-DVD Ripoffs of New Novies

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5 Hilariously Crappy Straight-To-DVD Ripoffs of New Novies

Postby Edgar Cabrera » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:15 pm

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/5-hi ... ew-movies/

Casper Van Dien? Bennett from Commando? Cordelia from Buffy?
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Re: 5 Hilariously Crappy Straight-To-DVD Ripoffs of New Novi

Postby NathanLoiselle » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:11 pm

Correction. Cordelia topless!
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Re: 5 Hilariously Crappy Straight-To-DVD Ripoffs of New Novi

Postby Ceiling_Squid » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:27 am

Hmm...I think Asylum Films needs to be disqualified from these sort of articles. It's shooting fish in a barrel. I think they've at least got a simple majority on this list.

It's a studio that tries repeatedly to grab that "so bad, it's good" appeal, and repeatedly fall into just plain horrible territory. It's a surprisingly rare talent to fail "properly".
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Re: 5 Hilariously Crappy Straight-To-DVD Ripoffs of New Novi

Postby Edgar Cabrera » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:30 pm

Ceiling_Squid wrote:Hmm...I think Asylum Films needs to be disqualified from these sort of articles. It's shooting fish in a barrel.

Hmmm, I think that in this case is more like dropping dynamite in a fishbowl.
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Re: 5 Hilariously Crappy Straight-To-DVD Ripoffs of New Novi

Postby LegionofShrooms » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:51 pm

Ceiling_Squid wrote:Hmm...I think Asylum Films needs to be disqualified from these sort of articles. It's shooting fish in a barrel. I think they've at least got a simple majority on this list.

It's a studio that tries repeatedly to grab that "so bad, it's good" appeal, and repeatedly fall into just plain horrible territory. It's a surprisingly rare talent to fail "properly".


Hah. Implying they actually try for so bad it's good is giving them too much credit.

SBIGs at least require some effort, some passion. They have all the passion in their filmmaking of an inflatable sex doll.

No, their formula is much more mundane than that. They wait for a potential blockbuster to be announced, hastily film a crappy rip off version and release it under a similar title around the same time, hoping to either get some residual hype or for someone to confuse their movie for the real McCoy.
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Re: 5 Hilariously Crappy Straight-To-DVD Ripoffs of New Novi

Postby Edgar Cabrera » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:36 pm

Yeah, at least Ed Wood tried his best to make those Cadillac hubcaps look like flying saucers in Plan 9 From Outer Space, and his crossdressing movies were certainly not an attempt to rip off contemporary movies. Now that's passion for what you believe. Asylum seems like Seltzer and Friedberg, albeit with Asylum at least you can hope for less scatological jokes.
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