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Old October 6th, 2008, 08:21 AM   #1
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how much did this terrible film cost?

I recently watched a film called 100 million bc and i was shocked at how bad it was, there were even cgi helicopter shots where they couldn't even be bothered to finish it correctly and the helicopter just vanishes before the shot is over.

It was so bad i showed it to my filmmaker friends and we got talking about how much it cost, I tried to find out online but drew a blank so i was wondering if any of you knew the answer........ whatever it cost it was too much. Im guessing they had some kind of a budget cause it was shot on a sony f900.

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Old October 6th, 2008, 11:20 AM   #2
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10,000 BC (2008) - Box office / business
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Old October 6th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #3
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I think you have the wrong film there Mathieu, 10,000 bc wasn't that bad, its 100 million bc im after.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #4
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I googled it and saw a trailer in youtube. yeah, the FX sucks.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 07:52 AM   #5
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YouTube - 100 Million B.C.

I think I could come up with a drinking game that might make the movie a lot better... at least until the morning after :p
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Old October 7th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #6
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To be fair, it's a movie called 100 million BC about army soldiers who travel back in time and fight dinosaurs.

If you expected this to be good...
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Old October 7th, 2008, 01:04 PM   #7
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YouTube - 100 Million B.C.

I think I could come up with a drinking game that might make the movie a lot better... at least until the morning after :p
Lol it would have to be called "who can finish their bottle of jack quickest" for it to make this movie better.

I get your point Brian, i never expected it to be good but i also didn't think it would be so monumentally bad!.......i honestly urge people to watch this just for a laugh, and keep your eye out for two shots in particular....the vanishing cgi helicopter and the shot where the cgi actors jump 60 feet out the chopper and land on the road..... i laughed my ass off with that one

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Old October 8th, 2008, 11:30 AM   #8
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The one good thing about a film like this is that one can always get a copy of it, edit the (bleeeeeep) out of it with different audio and make fun of it. ...it might make a great YouTube spoof.

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Old October 8th, 2008, 02:41 PM   #9
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I don't think I've ever read worse reviews of a movie in my life. Ouch. Seriously though, good question. I'd like to find out the budget for this one too.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #10
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On the bright side, the film makes the "movie" that my son and his friends made, look good.

YouTube - The Day I Shot Nixon Trailer


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Old October 14th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #11
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100 Million BC was produced by a group called The Asylum

The Asylum

They specialize in cheapie, direct to video knockoffs such as Transmorphers. Upcoming "productions" include Sunday School Musical (eek!) and The Day the Earth Stopped.

A couple of these look half way interesting from a B movie, MST3K standpoint. I almost rented their Cloverfield knockoff.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #12
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The Asylum-interesting company.
I believe one of the founders is a consumer advocate(!) and they are able to make a profit because their titles are close enough to big blockbuster movies that people mistake their movie for a better known one. Buyer beware.

I Am Omega is my favorite title. I think it cleverly combines I Am Legend with the Omega Man.

I dont plan to see it but I think the title deserves credit-can be hard to come up with a good Mockbuster title.

Guess which better known movies inspired these titles..

Lead Man
The Darker Knight
Beverly Hill's Chihuahua

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Old October 14th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #13
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Well, I've got to respect their... uh... something... they put out more movies than a porn company... with almost as good production value!

Here's my current fav - Death Racers - starring the Insane Clown Posse (kill it juggalos!)
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Old October 14th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #14
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I Am Omega is my favorite title. I think it cleverly combines I Am Legend with the Omega Man.
I saw that movie, it was pretty terrible as well but nothing quite as bad as 100 million bc. From memory they copped out on the zombies so all you had was a guy wandering around.

I guess you have to give them their due cause their dvd sales MUST put them into profit, i mean all they would have to sell is a couple o hundred for $9.99 and they've covered production cost ;)..........think you guys in hollywood should be checking your stores for missing f900's.

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Old October 15th, 2008, 11:39 AM   #15
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There are some film companies that shoot very low budget films. The idea is that the films don't do very well, BUT they do just enough to cover the cost of making it plus some profit. If they don't put too much into the film in the way of costs, it's easier to recover the costs and make money too.

The only bad part is that all their cheap films suck rocks...


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