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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Paphitis » Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:38 pm

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Londonrake wrote:Squid Game’s a 9 episode Netflix original series. After which you’ll never be tempted to play, what we used as kids to call “peep behind the curtain”, ever again. :shock: :D


I have watched the first 3 episodes so far upon learning it’s existence from your post. That is some serious killings when playing games to win serious money. Then again, Asians are serious gamblers. :wink:


Keep watching. It's outsanding.

Yes, I’ve enjoyed watching that.

I’m glad my wife did not catch me watching it or else I would have been in the “dog house” for a while. :D

Definitely not for kids to watch or even mentally unstable adults. :wink:


My wife wouldn’t watch it. But if you take out the gore it had a very good story line which was intriguing, and captivating.

The gore is not actually my thing. I don’t like horror movies either except for the odd one or 2 that were well made.

I usually go for a bit of sci fi, action, crime movies and things like that. Comedy as well.

But there was something about Squid Game that kept you interested wondering what will happen next. There is better out there too.
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Kikapu » Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:52 pm

Londonrake wrote:If you got to the very end you will understand that there’s talk of a second series. Although, quite how that could be weaved around the main character, given the first series, is a mystery to me. :?


Yes, a sequel does seems to be coming.

The plot remains to be seen with the main character when he returns in the sequel. :wink:
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Paphitis » Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:24 pm

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Londonrake wrote:If you got to the very end you will understand that there’s talk of a second series. Although, quite how that could be weaved around the main character, given the first series, is a mystery to me. :?


Yes, a sequel does seems to be coming.

The plot remains to be seen with the main character when he returns in the sequel. :wink:


Without spoiling it for you, there is a bit of a twist to the ending, which you would least expect. :wink:
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Pyrpolizer » Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:03 pm

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Cinemas have been on the verge of bankruptcy here in Australia. Most have not been allowed to operate. This due to the pandemic of course.

But even then, we also have things like Netflix, Stan, HBO and Disney. The cinema is now in our living rooms.

And the Irishman is actually got the top spot on Netflix. It’s not surprising with the all star cast and it also appeals to the Scarface, Godfather and Goodfellas fans, such as myself. You can’t get better quality than this movie.

This movie won’t be losing any money. It’s a profit making venture and the producers will make millions in profit.

Before Netflix, they relied on the box office more. But today, I don’t think that’s even anywhere near as relevant as it use to be because of all the subscription services. They’ll make 159 million from Netflix alone in royalties.

I haven’t been to a cinema since the outbreak of Covid. So the landscape in cinematography has changed. Revenues at the box office would be a fraction of what they were pre Covid. And the box office now has the subscription services to compete with as well which would be cutting into their revenues even before Covid. The Americans know what the market is doing and how to exploit it and how to exploit the evolving landscape. Hence why they have Netflix. They own it and took us all down that road.

The industry they have there is by far the most advance. And it also has the largest market penetration by far. Exceeding anything by the French, Koreans and anyone else for that matter. The only other country that may enjoy similar penetration is not France, UK or Korea, but probably India. Maybe Bollywood can kind of come close in terms of market penetration but I can’t see anyone else competing with Hollywood. I know they are the second largest and growing at a rapid pace.

The Americans have a very tight grip across the globe. Also in Cyprus as well. The Americans rule the roost. All you have to do is ask Cypriot Youth what movies they watch and would like to see. 9 times out of 10, it’s American content. Not French, nor Korean nor British or Australian.


You obviously didn't read the link. Netflix bought the rights for 105 million. Do the remaining arithmetic yourself.

And what's all this blabber blabber about Netflix? For most of it's life it was buying low budget films, or ones that ceased showing. If Netflix is going to be the future, or the death of film making remains to be seen.

As for what kind of movies the Cypriot youth watch with their 850-1000 Euro salaries when they need 600 for rent alone, that's certainly not Netflix for the vast majority of them. Usually it's facebook and you tube laughing material .
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Kikapu » Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:35 pm

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Londonrake wrote:If you got to the very end you will understand that there’s talk of a second series. Although, quite how that could be weaved around the main character, given the first series, is a mystery to me. :?


Yes, a sequel does seems to be coming.

The plot remains to be seen with the main character when he returns in the sequel. :wink:


Without spoiling it for you, there is a bit of a twist to the ending, which you would least expect. :wink:


I saw all 9 episodes. Saw Episode 9 twice. Once, half asleep last night and second time, this morning fully awake. :D
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Londonrake » Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:50 pm

Paphitis wrote:Without spoiling it for you, there is a bit of a twist to the ending, which you would least expect. :wink:


Actually, I cottoned on to the “twist” straight away. Without all the background details of course. :wink:
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Paphitis » Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:39 pm

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Cinemas have been on the verge of bankruptcy here in Australia. Most have not been allowed to operate. This due to the pandemic of course.

But even then, we also have things like Netflix, Stan, HBO and Disney. The cinema is now in our living rooms.

And the Irishman is actually got the top spot on Netflix. It’s not surprising with the all star cast and it also appeals to the Scarface, Godfather and Goodfellas fans, such as myself. You can’t get better quality than this movie.

This movie won’t be losing any money. It’s a profit making venture and the producers will make millions in profit.

Before Netflix, they relied on the box office more. But today, I don’t think that’s even anywhere near as relevant as it use to be because of all the subscription services. They’ll make 159 million from Netflix alone in royalties.

I haven’t been to a cinema since the outbreak of Covid. So the landscape in cinematography has changed. Revenues at the box office would be a fraction of what they were pre Covid. And the box office now has the subscription services to compete with as well which would be cutting into their revenues even before Covid. The Americans know what the market is doing and how to exploit it and how to exploit the evolving landscape. Hence why they have Netflix. They own it and took us all down that road.

The industry they have there is by far the most advance. And it also has the largest market penetration by far. Exceeding anything by the French, Koreans and anyone else for that matter. The only other country that may enjoy similar penetration is not France, UK or Korea, but probably India. Maybe Bollywood can kind of come close in terms of market penetration but I can’t see anyone else competing with Hollywood. I know they are the second largest and growing at a rapid pace.

The Americans have a very tight grip across the globe. Also in Cyprus as well. The Americans rule the roost. All you have to do is ask Cypriot Youth what movies they watch and would like to see. 9 times out of 10, it’s American content. Not French, nor Korean nor British or Australian.


You obviously didn't read the link. Netflix bought the rights for 105 million. Do the remaining arithmetic yourself.

And what's all this blabber blabber about Netflix? For most of it's life it was buying low budget films, or ones that ceased showing. If Netflix is going to be the future, or the death of film making remains to be seen.

As for what kind of movies the Cypriot youth watch with their 850-1000 Euro salaries when they need 600 for rent alone, that's certainly not Netflix for the vast majority of them. Usually it's facebook and you tube laughing material .


They bought the rights for $105 million AND agreed to fund the making for $125 million.

So the producers (Deniro) are sitting on a very tidy profit already. Therefore, it’s a fully owned Netflix production now and is being distributed to its subscribers.

And that’s another reason why they only show 8 million at the box office. Netflix probably wouldn’t allow it unless cinemas paid a big fee. Cinemas would be seen as competition for Netflix. So it would not come cheap.

I’m not sure who the original owners of the movie were. Deniro had his finger in the pie with others like 21st Century and so on who made 105 million from Netflix in profit minus their deductions and costs - bearing in mind Netflix also paid 125 million in producing the film.

So you do the math.

What does Netflix get out of it? It gets content and the last thing I saw is that Netflix makes a lot of profit as well.
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Pyrpolizer » Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:56 pm

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Cinemas have been on the verge of bankruptcy here in Australia. Most have not been allowed to operate. This due to the pandemic of course.

But even then, we also have things like Netflix, Stan, HBO and Disney. The cinema is now in our living rooms.

And the Irishman is actually got the top spot on Netflix. It’s not surprising with the all star cast and it also appeals to the Scarface, Godfather and Goodfellas fans, such as myself. You can’t get better quality than this movie.

This movie won’t be losing any money. It’s a profit making venture and the producers will make millions in profit.

Before Netflix, they relied on the box office more. But today, I don’t think that’s even anywhere near as relevant as it use to be because of all the subscription services. They’ll make 159 million from Netflix alone in royalties.

I haven’t been to a cinema since the outbreak of Covid. So the landscape in cinematography has changed. Revenues at the box office would be a fraction of what they were pre Covid. And the box office now has the subscription services to compete with as well which would be cutting into their revenues even before Covid. The Americans know what the market is doing and how to exploit it and how to exploit the evolving landscape. Hence why they have Netflix. They own it and took us all down that road.

The industry they have there is by far the most advance. And it also has the largest market penetration by far. Exceeding anything by the French, Koreans and anyone else for that matter. The only other country that may enjoy similar penetration is not France, UK or Korea, but probably India. Maybe Bollywood can kind of come close in terms of market penetration but I can’t see anyone else competing with Hollywood. I know they are the second largest and growing at a rapid pace.

The Americans have a very tight grip across the globe. Also in Cyprus as well. The Americans rule the roost. All you have to do is ask Cypriot Youth what movies they watch and would like to see. 9 times out of 10, it’s American content. Not French, nor Korean nor British or Australian.


You obviously didn't read the link. Netflix bought the rights for 105 million. Do the remaining arithmetic yourself.

And what's all this blabber blabber about Netflix? For most of it's life it was buying low budget films, or ones that ceased showing. If Netflix is going to be the future, or the death of film making remains to be seen.

As for what kind of movies the Cypriot youth watch with their 850-1000 Euro salaries when they need 600 for rent alone, that's certainly not Netflix for the vast majority of them. Usually it's facebook and you tube laughing material .


They bought the rights for $105 million AND agreed to fund the making for $125 million.

125+105+ (1 to 7 box office IMBD says 1)=231-238
159 to 250 production + 90 Marketing=249-240.
==>Loss ranges from min 11 to max 110.



So the producers (Deniro) are sitting on a very tidy profit already. Therefore, it’s a fully owned Netflix production now and is being distributed to its subscribers.

And that’s another reason why they only show 8 million at the box office. Netflix probably wouldn’t allow it unless cinemas paid a big fee. Cinemas would be seen as competition for Netflix. So it would not come cheap.

I’m not sure who the original owners of the movie were. Deniro had his finger in the pie with others like 21st Century and so on who made 105 million from Netflix in profit minus their deductions and costs - bearing in mind Netflix also paid 125 million in producing the film.

So you do the math.

What does Netflix get out of it? It gets content and the last thing I saw is that Netflix makes a lot of profit as well.
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Re: Good Film for my TC friends

Postby Lordo » Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:04 am

Any way ack to Films worth watching. This film made Hulya Kocyigit famous as well as winning an award in Europe. The film won the Golden Bear at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival and the Biennale Award at the 25th Venice Film Festival. All the way back in 1964.

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