Sunday, September 23, 2007

Direct to DVD cash-ins





Saw these 4 films yesterday when I was in Woolworths, I'd say that the 48 Weeks later is the cheekiest, I wonder how many people buy this thinking it has something to do with 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later ? Oh yeah and there's Apartment 1303 looking a lot like the recent film 1408 with John Cusack.

6 comments:

allen said...

Wow...and someone bankrolled these. Originally we were going to name our film, "Star Trek the next Aftermath of a Darkness Generation" but we couldn't decide on a font.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I did a bit of a search and found that '48 Weeks Later' was actually filmed as 'Last Rites' , though it is known as 'Gangs of the Dead' on DVD in the US. So 3 names for one film. Actually the reviews on the IMDB by the public say it's a fun little movie, I suppose somebody here in the UK just thought they could use it to cash in on the release of '28 Weeks Later' on DVD.

Jim said...

great post, Andrew!

Antimatty said...

i sort of want to see 48 weeks later...

allen said...

I love the fact that some of them are "US Unrated Director's cut".

Moonwatcher said...

Have you heard of Flight of the Living Dead ?,I heard it was fun.