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Mandated trailer length and release limits?

Posted by Daltons chin dimple on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Not sure i like this. Sounds like Goddam Communism to me!!

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/27278/trailers-cut-to-a-mandatory-two-m...

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Posted: 7 years 26 weeks ago

How is it Goddam Communism if the free market (in the form of paying movie audiences) has decided that trailers are too damn long?

Daltons chin dimple
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Posted: 7 years 26 weeks ago

 It was tongue in cheek.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
Mal Shot First
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Posted: 7 years 26 weeks ago

So you do like it? YOU LIKE COMMUNISM!!

Daltons chin dimple
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Posted: 7 years 26 weeks ago

 Macarthy has nuthin' on you!

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
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Posted: 7 years 26 weeks ago

I want all trailers to be movie length.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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Posted: 7 years 26 weeks ago

I'm not going to click the link because I'm on my wife's parents' computer using my wife's parents' Internet, and this shit is molasses slow. (CA itself is a bitch to load. I've also already lost Internet twice in the twenty minutes I've been browsing. It dropped out for about fifteen minutes one of those times.)

The people in the comments probably complain about how much trailers give away. I'm sure there's a half dozen or so "I'd sit through five ten-minute trailers as long as they didn't spoil the whole movie for me!"-type comments.

I'm guessing the article says something about that three-minute Man of Steel trailer. I bet this is all Snyder's fault. There he goes ruining shit for everybody.

I can remember seeing many three-minute trailers in the past--unless they were on-line. I feel like I've seen some pretty lengthy red band trailers on-line.

I'm not sure if there's ever been a regulation in place, but it seems like the standard length for a non-teaser trailer is two-and-a-half minutes. Two minutes isn't too huge a drop from that, but I think my brain has been wired to expect those extra thirty seconds. Two minutes will probably seem short.

Sitting through an assload of trailers has always been part of the experience for me. I'm bummed when I only get a couple. Also, having a bunch of trailers has saved me from missing the movie on a couple of occasions when traffic or some other unforeseen occurrence has led to a late arrival.

Sorry if the above comes off as totally stupid and uninformed. I wanna click the link. Seriously, I do. I just don't want to wait ten minutes for it to open just to have the Internet crash around it.

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Posted: 7 years 26 weeks ago

That Cloud Atlas trailer had to be at least 8 minutes long.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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Posted: 7 years 26 weeks ago

 Trailers are very much part of the experience for me.  I suppose any limits won't affect trailers released online.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"