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Old 02-01-13, 01:32 PM
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Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

Does anyone remember this? There was a special trailer that was on every print of The Phantom Menace. It advertised three upcoming 20th Century Fox films. All I remember is that all three films ended up being flops and one of the films was Fight Club. Does anyone remember the other films? Maybe Anna and the King with Jodie Foster was one of them too.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

The Beach was another
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

Fight Club was a flop? If so, it got famous on DVD.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

Originally Posted by filmerp View Post
The Beach was another
That's right! Yes, it was The Beach, Fight Club and Anna and the King.

Yes, Fight Club was a box office dissapointment. Maybe not a bomb but it underperformed.

I aways found it interesting how that must have been the most seen trailer of the year, maybe the most seen ever, since it was tacked on to every print and the film was such a huge hit and yet despite how many people all saw the trailer all the films bombed.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
That's right! Yes, it was The Beach, Fight Club and Anna and the King.

Yes, Fight Club was a box office dissapointment. Maybe not a bomb but it underperformed.

I aways found it interesting how that must have been the most seen trailer of the year, maybe the most seen ever, since it was tacked on to every print and the film was such a huge hit and yet despite how many people all saw the trailer all the films bombed.
I remember it as Fight Club, Anna and the King and Titan A.E. but I could be wrong.

"Here's a few films we're working on..." I saw TPM 10 times - I was tired of that trailer after the second time.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

Originally Posted by resinrats View Post
Fight Club was a flop? If so, it got famous on DVD.
Damn right it was. It finished with $35M or something like that.

I feel privileged to be one of those people who saw it in theaters.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

I remember Titan AE, Fight Club, and the Beach.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

Yeah I remember seeing a Titan A.E. trailer that was vague as shit.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

Yeah, Titan AE with the Creed song...lol, terrible teaser.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

Originally Posted by Hulkabrgr View Post
I remember Titan AE, Fight Club, and the Beach.
They must have been running different ones in different regions - the Beach and Titan A.E. both fit the timeline.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

Originally Posted by troystiffler View Post
Damn right it was. It finished with $35M or something like that.

I feel privileged to be one of those people who saw it in theaters.
You know the trailer did that movie absolutely no favors. I thought it looked dumb.

Had I known it was from the guy who made Se7en and The Game I would have seen it because I loved both of those movies, but I wasn't savvy enough back then to look into who directed something.

When it hit the rental stores I gave it a shot since I usually rented most new releases. I was stunned at what I saw vs. the trailer and loved it right away.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

On the topic of Fight Club...
I umm... "acquired" it when it was still in theatres. It was a crappy handycam version split into two MPG files so you could burn it onto two CDs (yes CDs). I didn't want to PAY to see it because the trailers were horrible. I watched it twice that way, loved it, and convinced a bunch of friends to go see it because it was playing at the local cheap theatre.
I bought the deluxe DVD (and my first DVD player... an RCA... which I returned after a day and got an Apex instead...) almost immediately after it was released and watched that damn thing 30 or 40 times over the course of a year.
Oh, memories...
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

I saw Fight Club for "free," sneaking in after a sneak preview of another movie (Maybe The World is Not Enough or The Insider) and was blown away. I also was not impressed by the previews. In inspired me to buy my first DVD player and was the first disc I bought.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

Titan A.E. bombed severely. It ended up shutting down that particular animation studio, too. The Beach and Fight Club are awesome. Never did see Anna and the King.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

The previews for Fight Club made it look like a stupid fighting moving from what I remember. I didn't see it until 2000 on DVD on my friend's dad's brand new state of the art HDTV and sound system. I was blown away.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

I won a free Titan A.E. DVD in school and to this day I have never watched it. I think we donated it to Goodwill or its in my parent's basement with the rest of my books, cds, and tapes.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

Titan A.E. had a great DTS track. While I enjoyed the movie, Bluth made his aliens too Saturday-morning-cartoonish for me.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

I was a projectionist when Phantom Menace was out- printed on the head of reel 1 (it was pretty much standard to have a trailer this way, don't know if it still is with film being phased out) was a 3-in-1 trailer (not very common) for Anna and the King, The Beach and Titan AE. The release date for one of these (I think The Beach) was changed, so another trailer was sent to replace it with one movie changed, but the theater I worked at never changed it- I was pretty obsessive about not making any unnecessary cuts, and kept attached trailers running and returned with the prints. I may actually have that replacement trailer somewhere- I have several boxes of 35mm trailers from 1991-2001.

All trailers shown with Phantom Menace were short- less than one minute each, because Lucasfilm had mandated no more than five minutes of trailers total per showing. Several special "Star Wars Version" trailers were sent, all marked so because they were shorter than usual and meant just to show with Star Wars- ones we had (not all were shown) included Big Daddy, Austin Powers 2, Inspector Gadget, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and Wild Wild West.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

The General's Daughter was another short trailer- remember this one now because it was the first one I replaced during the run since the movie had come out. In late 2000, the movie studios started asking that trailers for R-rated movies not be shown with any movie rated below PG-13, so some of these would not have been shown had that been the case then.

And I guess now this can finally be asked without any fear of being 'busted'- did ANYONE get away with keeping the first Phantom Menace trailers? We had gotten several letters from Fox warning us of dire consequences if we did not return all of them, and since we'd also gotten a new theater manager who was a real bitch and led to me leaving later, I packed them up and sent them back. I have the second trailer since they never asked for those back. Usually studios preferred all trailers be returned and they sent pre-paid mailers to do this, but I kept them all except for the first "Phantom Menace" trailer due to the threats.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

/\ I kept at least 1 Phantom Menace trailer from my theatre days. I remember putting that on a 2000-foot reel with the re-release trailers and maybe Attack of the Clones.
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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

Titan A.E. isn't that bad of a film, just watched it a few weeks ago with my son on NetFlix and I have the DVD in my collection, but having that low rent sci-fi movie trailer playing before the return of the Star Wars films was just asking for problems. Then again I bet I've watched Titan A.E. more than Episode 1.

I don't really recall seeing the trailer for Fight Club but I agree it didn't find an audience until DVD. I recall it being one of the first titles with some amazing features and to be honest it has one of my all time favorite covers.

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Re: Special three movie trailer that played in front of Phantom Menace in 1999

I loved Titan AE. It's a great space opera and one miles ahead of TPM.

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