Questions tagged [distribution]

Distribution is the process by which a film is released to audiences; by a distributor renting films to a cinema, the creation and sale of home media such as DVD, through broadcast television or via online streaming or download services.

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Alternate Versions of Movies

I am wondering when I see alternate versions of films on, for example, HBO whether the "exhibitor" has complete freedom to show what they want or the producer offers various versions and the exhibitor ...
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How do low-budget films go about movie ratings when they want to distribute globally?

Imagine a low-budget production that will be running on multiple festivals and cinemas around the world. After the theatrical tour they'll start home distribution through DVD/BD, VOD and SVOD (like ...
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Why are many movies still filmed using the “scope” aspect ratio (2.39:1) despite film no longer being widely-used?

Question: Today, in the cinema industry, pretty much all theaters use digital projectors for exhibition. D-Cinema standard calls for the 2K chips (most widely-used) to have 2048x1080 resolution; ...
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How does the internationalization of Forensic Files work?

The true crime docutainment series Forensic Files is broadcast on German TV under its original title Medical Detectives. The episodes (and thus the actual cases) are thereby the original American ones,...
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Why was such an unrevealing title originally chosen for the movie “The Assignment”, and then changed for some International markets to “Tomboy”?

The low budget Michelle Rodriguez movie The Assignment involves a plot where a killer is punished by a mad surgeon by being given a male to female sex change. It is not a great movie and was not ...
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Why was screenPlay only able to air 1 hour of the Overwatch World Cup?

On 23/07/2017, screenPlay aired the live broadcast Australia VS Sweden Group Match of the Overwatch World Cup from Sydney. However after an hour they had to stop, directing everyone to the website to ...
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Why did Machinima make Mortal Kombat: Legacy viewing private on YouTube?

Machinima released Mortal Kombat: Legacy seasons 1 and 2 on their YouTube channel exclusively and received quite favorable reviews from fans and critics. But I recently noticed that they made all the ...
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Soundtrack Variations Per DVD Zone?

In terms of DVD zoning, I am in Zone 4. I noticed a tune being played in S1E12 of The Sopranos when Tony was driving his car. It was extremely Stevie Ray Vaughan-ish, but as much as I searched for ...
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Why are some episodes of TV shows omitted from streaming platforms?

I recently had a memory from a joke from an old episode of "I Love Lucy" (Season 5 Episode 22). I saw that the series was streaming on Hulu, but this particular episode is missing! In fact, it looks ...
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Does any home media release of “The Office” (US) include longer version of episodes with deleted scenes?

I've recently discovered a whole cache of episode-wise deleted scene videos of The Office on YouTube. I only assume it came from the bonus features on the DVDs. This is somewhat unusual, because ...
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North America version of BBC Radiophonic Workshop (RE: Sound FX)

I'm re-watching The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits and have heard several different sound FX and sound samples that I know were used in other shows like Star Trek (TOS). Does anyone know if there ...
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How to find out if (especially foreign) movies are uncut

The reason I ask is that it was especially notable for foreign films that scenes are cut mercilessly so that they fit in the "common" 90 min format. For example: "Tom-Yum-Goong". Even in cinema it ...