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Redbox New Releases for Jul 1, 2008

It looks to be a pretty good week for movies. I look forward to Vantage Point for sure, and possibly Drillbit Taylor.

What do you think?

8 Responses to “Redbox New Releases for Jul 1, 2008”

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    adam [visitor]

    Horrible week for new releases. If you want a headache besure to rent Vantage Point. Looks like it will be Drillbit for me. WHY GOD WHY!

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    suzy [visitor]

    the Jeff Dammer was REALLY BAD-so was Roscoe-summer’s not the time for movie

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    suzy [visitor]

    Jeff Dammer (spelling? movie-REALLY SLOW-Roscoe jenkins was equally as bad. Summer’s not the best time for movies

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    Brian [visitor]

    Anyone else notice all the displays showed Charlie Bartlett yet it was never available, and now it is even off the Redbox website? Odd…it actually looked pretty good, but not for kids…maybe that was the problem. I know it didn’t make any money at the boxoffice, so maybe that was why they didn’t put it in, but a lot of the movies they carry are straight to DVD.

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      The Turnip [visitor]

      Yeah, somebody mentioned that last week. I’ve kept my eye out for it in OkCity but it never showed up here, and none of the people in the other thread ever saw it, either.

      I know Redbox doesn’t get the “unrated” movie versions any more, so probably this was a bit too risqué for them as well. Redbox is a subsidiary of McDonald’s therefore must make some attempt at keeping their “wholesome” image (as they serve nutritional equivalent of garbage to children.)

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      Timec [timec]

      I know they avoid some of the strongest R-rated/unrated films – but “Charlie Bartlett” really isn’t that strong. It’s FAR less risqué than some other stuff they offer, like “Superbad”. And then there’s all the R-rated horror films they offer – “30 Days of Night”, “P2”, “Day of the Dead”, “Alive or Dead” (which they just got in the past few weeks), etc. So if they are trying to maintain a “wholesome family image” they’re pretty much failing, in my opinion.

      So it probably does have something to do with the box office of the film. Though that would lead one to question why they offer all the straight-to-video stuff – surely (though I can’t be certain on this matter) more people will be interested in “Charlie Bartlett” than, say, “Raising Jeffrey Dahmer” (though I guess I could be wrong.)

      In fact, one of my few complaints with Redbox is the lack of smaller, independent, and foreign films. I mean, I don’t expect them to start offering the newest Kiarostami or Sokurov films – but I imagine some of the “bigger”, Oscar-nominated stuff like “Persepolis” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (both PG-13) would do alright (interesting to note: “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” actually made more in US theaters than “P2”.) They’re not going to get as many rentals as “Definitely, Maybe” – but it seems to me that they could still offer a few copies for rent. And once again, I imagine some of the bigger foreign/independent releases are going to be more popular than some of the straight-to-video stuff they offer. They’re certainly higher in quality, nine times out of ten.

      Of course, there’s probably more than just box office that’s keeping them from releasing some of the titles. Licensing issues and the such (though most of the bigger foreign films are distributed by the mainstream studios – Warner, Sony, etc.) And I know there’s limited space inside a Redbox – I just think that using even a dozen of the spaces for “alternative” titles would be cool.

      And before someone accuses me of being a film snob (too late, probably) – I love Redbox. I love lots of mainstream titles. I just like a variety of films – and I hate having to go to Blockbuster or Hollywood to rent some of the smaller films, after being spoiled with the $1/night rentals from Redbox.

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    Brian [visitor]

    Where is Get Smarter?