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Old 02-07-2012, 15:02
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Which defunct studios would you like to see return to business in the same way Sony brought back the Screen Gems brand in 1999

I would like to see Carolco or Orion Pictures return to business
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Old 02-07-2012, 15:09
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I know Columbia is still around occasionally but what about Tri Star & it's horse?
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Old 02-07-2012, 16:07
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Orion Pictures produced superb movies.

Carolco were good until Showgirls and Cutthroat Island killed them
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Old 02-07-2012, 16:19
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What about Keystone.
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Old 02-07-2012, 16:24
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Palace Pictures.

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Old 02-07-2012, 17:40
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Old 02-07-2012, 17:44
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Old 02-07-2012, 17:45
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I know Columbia is still around occasionally but what about Tri Star & it's horse?
Sony have far too many production units.
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Old 02-07-2012, 17:48
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gainsborough.

stewart granger in frilly shirts ......
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Old 02-07-2012, 23:45
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Cannon.

Who doesn't want some mindless B movie style violence?
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:51
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Monumental Pictures. They were great, had some problems with the transition to talkies but who could forget films like 'The Royal Rascal' and 'The Dancing Cavalier'

or failing that, how about Miracle Pictures, whose tagline was, "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle!"

(you'll have to be a bit of a film buff to get this post)
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:27
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I used to rent a lot of Canon films during my younger days.
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Old 03-07-2012, 20:12
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Cannon??

Admittedly they did produce a fair slew of decent films (inc. the truly great Runaway Train), but their mainstay seemed to be quick-buck dreck from Chuck Norris and the like.

We were thankfully spared their Spiderman film, if Wiki is to be believed.
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Old 03-07-2012, 20:48
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Cannon??

Admittedly they did produce a fair slew of decent films (inc. the truly great Runaway Train), but their mainstay seemed to be quick-buck dreck from Chuck Norris and the like.

We were thankfully spared their Spiderman film, if Wiki is to be believed.
I admit it was mostly in jest and they did fall to pieces in the end - the Spiderman rumour is true. But they had so many low budget films in production, many of which developed a cult following on the VHS market.

B movies or not, you just don't see the style of mindless violence of the likes of: Cobra, Missing in Action trilogy, Death Wish 3 and 4, Exterminator 2, Delta Force etc.
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Old 03-07-2012, 21:42
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Ah canon,i remember a few van damme films like cyborg and bloodsport with their logo,few american ninja's as well lol

I quite like new world,they gave us some good horrors.
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Old 03-07-2012, 22:06
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Sandler/Emenegger Productions

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Old 03-07-2012, 22:07
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Old 03-07-2012, 22:11
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Didn't they just make 'Woman in Black' ?
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:41
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Another vote for Orion! Happy days!
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Old 04-07-2012, 14:00
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Didn't they just make 'Woman in Black' ?
And "Let Me In", the US remake of "Let the Right One In". A few others too.

I'd like to see Amicus back to compete with Hammer.
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Old 04-07-2012, 18:04
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Cannon??

Admittedly they did produce a fair slew of decent films (inc. the truly great Runaway Train), but their mainstay seemed to be quick-buck dreck from Chuck Norris and the like.

We were thankfully spared their Spiderman film, if Wiki is to be believed.
Yep, it would have been a disaster...

Golan and Globus misunderstood the concept of the character ("They thought it was like The Wolf Man", said director Joseph Zito) and instructed writer Leslie Stevens, creator of The Outer Limits, to write a treatment reflecting their misconception.

In Stevensí story, a corporate scientist intentionally subjects ID-badge photographer Peter Parker to radioactive bombardment, transforming him into a hairy, suicidal, eight-armed monster. The human tarantula refuses to join the scientistís new master-race of mutants, battling a succession of mutations kept in a basement laboratory.

Unhappy with the debasement of his comic book creation, Marvelís Stan Lee pushed for a new story and screenplay, written for Cannon by Ted Newsom and John Brancato. The variation on the origin story had Otto Octavius as a teacher and mentor to a college-age Peter Parker. The cyclotron accident which "creates" Spider-Man also deforms the scientist into Doctor Octopus and results in his mad pursuit of proof of the Fifth Force. Ock reconstructs his cyclotron and causes electromagnetic abnormalities, anti-gravity effects, and bilocation which threatens to engulf New York and the world. Joseph Zito, who had directed Cannonís successful Chuck Norris film Invasion USA, replaced Tobe Hooper. The new director hired Barney Cohen to rewrite the script. Cohen, creator of TV's Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Forever Knight, added action scenes, a non-canonical comic for the villain, gave Doc Ock the catch phrase, "Okey-dokey", and altered his goal from the Fifth Force to a quest for anti-gravity.

While no casting was finalized, Zito expressed interest in actor/stunt man Scott Leva, who had posed for Cannon's promotional photos and ads, and made public appearances as Spider-Man for Marvel. The up-and-coming actor Tom Cruise was also discussed for the leading role. Zito considered Bob Hoskins as Doc Ock. Stan Lee expressed his desire to play Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson. Lauren Bacall and Katharine Hepburn were considered for Aunt May, Peter Cushing as a sympathetic scientist, and Adolph Caesar as a police detective


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Old 05-07-2012, 07:46
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EALING! remembered for some of the best comedy's that this country ever produced, Passport to Pimlico, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Ladykillers, to name just three.
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Old 05-07-2012, 21:06
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London Films, I heard years ago that the name was up for sale then nothing more.
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Old 05-07-2012, 21:39
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Although not sure if they was an actual studio or just a company that produced the video tapes of movies.
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Old 05-07-2012, 23:51
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Orion Pictures produced superb movies.

Carolco were good until Showgirls and Cutthroat Island killed them
I used to like the way Orion you embellesh itself with the image of the city.
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