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Merlin1701
June 5th, 2007, 04:19 AM
Question: how much will these extended episodes with episode budgets cost. They’re coming out on DVD but how much will each cost?

Phantom6
June 5th, 2007, 04:22 AM
Question: how much will these extended episodes with episode budgets cost. They’re coming out on DVD but how much will each cost?

Well, they're movies so probably about $30 per DVD.


Or did you mean the production cost?


Sets aren't an issue since they're all built.

CG might get a little bit of polish but since all (Or most) of the intended models have already been made again not a huge issue.

Probably about the same as three episodes of the series combined.

jenks
June 5th, 2007, 04:23 AM
$6 million-$7 million according to Reuters.

Promethius30
June 6th, 2007, 07:08 AM
$6 million-$7 million according to Reuters.

I thought it would be less than that should ok quality

Merlin1701
June 7th, 2007, 12:24 AM
The main point was how much will it cost us as consumers for in essence an extended episode...on an episode budget.

In the UK we pay £10 - £15 which works out at $20 - $30.

i think that would be very expensive for a single episode of stargate, as a whole season of episodes is about 65 pounds.

Sorry for any confusion
MERLIN1701

jenks
June 7th, 2007, 05:16 AM
Well we've already established that it won't be made on an episode budget, and I expect it's likely to be over twice as long as a normal ep.

Platschu
June 7th, 2007, 05:47 AM
I hope the films will be at least 100-110 minutes long (=2,5-3 episode). :cool:

Ugly Pig
June 7th, 2007, 09:03 AM
i think that would be very expensive for a single episode of stargate, as a whole season of episodes is about 65 pounds.

Even if it was true that these movies are nothing but "normal episodes" - which it isn't - they'd still need to charge more for it than one regular episode on DVD. Remember, these are going straight to DVD - they won't make their money back through TV broadcasts.

Hulabaloo
June 7th, 2007, 09:17 AM
Do we know how long they are? It would be nice if they were about 1:30 to 2:00 hours long. Almost like a normal film.

jenks
June 7th, 2007, 10:35 AM
They are 'normal' films.

monkey_man132
June 7th, 2007, 11:52 AM
Question: how much will these extended episodes with episode budgets cost. They’re coming out on DVD but how much will each cost?Actually they will have way bigger budgets than any episode. As for their price, they will cost the same as a movie. Not for me though, I get a discount at Wal-Mart 10% off. :D:D:D:D

Platschu
June 7th, 2007, 11:54 AM
We spoke about this earlier:

1,8-2,2 million dollar = 42 minutes long avarage episode
5 million dollar = 84 minutes long "Rising"
6-7 million dollar = at least two-parter long episode with lot of CGI effects ;)

Wraith_Boy
June 7th, 2007, 12:52 PM
We spoke about this earlier:

1,8-2,2 million dollar = 42 minutes long avarage episode
5 million dollar = 84 minutes long "Rising"
6-7 million dollar = at least two-parter long episode with lot of CGI effects ;)

Those figures don't mean anything!

They could easily make a 2/3hr film for the price of a normal episode. It simply means they'd need to cut down the sets & locations as well as limiting the special effects.

Not to mention the regular budget is more like 1.4/1.5mil for a regular ep than over 2. The whole season has 'standard' a budget of something like 30 - 35 million dollars.

I can't see it continuing as a long trend anyhow. The DVD's will be like $30 each. It may have a bigger budget allowing for more effects etc. However it still comes down to that it'll only be the same length as around 6 eps per year. Yet they are asking the same money as previous seasons despite the fact that they had 20 episodes.

A simple comparison: They take your favourite drink, chocolate bar or whatever. Make it's packaging a little snazzier, maybe even improve the taste a little bit. However they reduce it by more than a third of the previous size, yet will charge the exact same money for them!

Do you think that's a wise choice on their part or could even be considered as value for money....I certainly don't!

A lot of their fans are kids, who can't afford something like 60 dollars to watch what only amounts to less than a third of a normal season. So I'm sure they'll try & get Sci-Fi, Sky One to purchase the rights to them as well. If they only hope to gain revenue solely from the dvd's alone, then they need all the luck that they can!

Platschu
June 7th, 2007, 01:08 PM
I hope they will make such sets and CGI ship, race modells for the two movies, what can they use for Atlantis season 4 and the third SG series, but they never allowed of making this. JM mentioned they will use the new Continuum set (sorry, I don't know the English word - like a moveable simulation machine) in the last Atlantis episodes. You can watch pictures about this set on his blog here:
http://josephmallozzi.blogspot.com/2007/05/may-22-2007.html

I asked him about how long will be the movies some days ago, but he hasn't answered. He said earlier that they won't make too much deleted scenes, so the movied can be longer as an avarage episode. The best would be the Farscape : Peacekeeper Wars, where one movie was 2*90 minutes long. The DVD SG stories are so big that they need more time to tell us everything. Try to imagine a 160-180 minutes long movie (= 4 episode)! Wow. That would be amazing. BUT! They got "only" 7 million dollar, which is enough for 2-3 episodes long movies with CGI battles. This is the reality. :o We don't have to be sad, because everything is better than nothing and the movies will be so great! ;) I hope they will make 2-3-4 movie in 2008 too with same budget! :cool:

JDB
June 7th, 2007, 03:14 PM
I doubt very much that these will just be longer episodes. These are movies so they will probably be alot more epic than our usual episodes, plus from what you what you guys said it sounds like they have bigger budgets, so we will probably get more and/or better effects. I think it would be kind crappy if they just treat these movies as more episodes, because they aren't, they're movies and IMO they should feel like movies.

PG15
June 7th, 2007, 05:07 PM
I hope they will make such sets and CGI ship, race modells for the two movies, what can they use for Atlantis season 4 and the third SG series, but they never allowed of making this. JM mentioned they will use the new Continuum set (sorry, I don't know the English word - like a moveable simulation machine) in the last Atlantis episodes. You can watch pictures about this set on his blog here:
http://josephmallozzi.blogspot.com/2007/05/may-22-2007.html



Not exactly; he said that some of the writers were brainstorming ideas that would use this set.

Ugly Pig
June 10th, 2007, 03:49 AM
I can't see it continuing as a long trend anyhow. The DVD's will be like $30 each. It may have a bigger budget allowing for more effects etc. However it still comes down to that it'll only be the same length as around 6 eps per year. Yet they are asking the same money as previous seasons despite the fact that they had 20 episodes. (etc)

Good grief! They're making movies now, not episodes. What part about that is it that you don't understand?! It is not the same thing at all. And where do you get this $30 price tag from? Is that what a single movie on DVD typically costs? You say they "are asking the same money as previous seasons" - you don't know that yet. Do you honestly think they will ask the same price for a single DVD as they do for a five-disc box set?

JDB
June 10th, 2007, 07:55 AM
I'm assuming they will probably be the $20 that movies usually are. Unless they end up being alittle more since they are only coming out on DVD and won't have the money from Scifi. But it had better not be as expensive as $30 because IMO that is just outrageous.