Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
April 23, 2014, 05:08:50 PM
522885 Posts in 39401 Topics by 4876 Members
Latest Member: Dalek1
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Movies  |  Press Releases and Film News  |  Legal woes for Watchmen « previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Legal woes for Watchmen  (Read 1692 times)
AnubisVonMojo
B-Movie Site Webmaster
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 240
Posts: 1779


Jesus H. Chelios!


WWW
« on: August 19, 2008, 06:19:58 PM »

Apparently Fox still has some sort of distribution rights to some of the Watchmen franchise from way back in '91. We in the Anubis household thought there might be some kind of statute of limitations on the copyright this late in the game, but apparently not since a judge has okayed Fox to go ahead with the lawsuit against Warner Bros. Two things: you'd think WB would've been 100% on the legalities of something like this before going ahead with production, and you know Fox has been sitting on this info until the movie was finished to further try and hurt the competition. Question

http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/va/20080818/121911997700.html
« Last Edit: August 19, 2008, 06:21:59 PM by AnubisVonMojo » Logged


"Don't make me stain my last clean shirt with the back of your head." - Shatter Dead
"A grizzly bear with a chainsaw. Now THERE's a killing machine!" - The Simpsons
"I've always wanted to make love to an angry welder." - Jaws: the Revenge
Torgo
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 530
Posts: 5268



« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 10:48:55 PM »

Here's another really in depth article about this.

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/urgent-warners-watchmen-in-legal-peril/
Logged

"There is no way out of here. It'll be dark soon. There is no way out of here."
dean
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 218
Posts: 3183



« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008, 12:22:07 AM »


Ah nuts.....................
Logged

------------The password will be: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Torgo
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 530
Posts: 5268



« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008, 02:31:12 AM »

I wonder if anyone in WB's legal department is going to   be getting pink slips soon.
Logged

"There is no way out of here. It'll be dark soon. There is no way out of here."
akiratubo
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 406
Posts: 3283



« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2008, 02:53:49 AM »

Yeah, I'm totally sure the movie won't get released because of this.  Lookingup
Logged

Kneel before Dr. Hell, the ruler of this world!
Torgo
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 530
Posts: 5268



« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008, 12:31:59 AM »

Supposedly, they've moved the release date for the new Harry Potter movie up to June '09 to offset the likely delay of Watchmen as originally planned in March.
Logged

"There is no way out of here. It'll be dark soon. There is no way out of here."
trekgeezer
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 0
Posts: 4968


We're all just victims of circumstance


« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2008, 12:25:12 PM »

They're gonna make a ton of money off of this, some of it by ripping us off.   They left the Black Freighter story out of the theatrical release, it will be for sale on DVD when the movie comes out. Then after the normal DVD release, they will integrate it into the movie for Ultimate edition DVD.
Logged




And you thought Trek isn't cool.
trekgeezer
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 0
Posts: 4968


We're all just victims of circumstance


« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2008, 01:29:57 PM »

The trial is set to begin Jan. 6.

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=0&id=59394
Logged




And you thought Trek isn't cool.
Pages: [1]
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Movies  |  Press Releases and Film News  |  Legal woes for Watchmen « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.