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Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 18/3/2012 10:44:31 PM   
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*sigh* "Marvel Avengers Assemble" Dear god.
They might as well have called it "Marvel's Avengers Group Together in a Secluded Area to do Various Tasks"
Anyone got any more terrible overseas movie title changes?

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 19/3/2012 12:53:41 AM   
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Not necessarily ridiculous, but "John Carter Of Mars" was shortened to simply "John Carter" because the studio thought "Of Mars" would put people off...

Also not sure why "PIrates!" is called "In An Adventure With Scientists" in Britain and "Band Of Misfits" in America. What's the point? Just give it one name for god's sake, makes life so much easier.

"Avengers Assemble" is definitely the worst, though. I refuse to call it that.

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 19/3/2012 1:14:17 AM   
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The movie Teen Agent is called If Looks Could Kill in its native land of America. Teen Agent is a  ridiculous title, sure, but it's the one that actually suits the film better, in my opinion.


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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 19/3/2012 3:22:19 AM   
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THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRE being changed to HUGO still manages to enrage me every time I think about it.

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 20/3/2012 10:14:42 AM   
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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 20/3/2012 10:21:37 AM   
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Not necessarily ridiculous, but "John Carter Of Mars" was shortened to simply "John Carter" because the studio thought "Of Mars" would put people off...



I found it particularly hilarious the amount of emails in Kermodes show saying that they had no idea iit was set on Mars.

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Also not sure why "PIrates!" is called "In An Adventure With Scientists" in Britain and "Band Of Misfits" in America.



Both awful titles tbh.


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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 20/3/2012 10:58:33 AM   
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Not necessarily ridiculous, but "John Carter Of Mars" was shortened to simply "John Carter" because the studio thought "Of Mars" would put people off...



I found it particularly hilarious the amount of emails in Kermodes show saying that they had no idea iit was set on Mars.



Haha, I know. I honestly don't understand how anyone wouldn't realise it's set on Mars, even without him actually saying the line: "Mars. I'm on Mars."

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 20/3/2012 12:43:22 PM   
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disney's 'mars needs moms' crashed/burned last year hence the change for 'john carter'.

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 20/3/2012 1:39:23 PM   
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It was recently mentioned in the 'clunky titles' thread, but I believe 'The Order' was renamed to 'The Sin Eater' for the benefit of us UK folk.  Worst title ever!

The Avengers one is pretty bad...


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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 20/3/2012 2:12:46 PM   
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is the Avengers thing due to simply avoiding any potential confusion with the Steed Peel Avengers for UK audiences? or is it some rights issue? - i.e. whoever owns the rights to the steed peel Avengers can only call a movie 'The Avengers' in the UK?

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 20/3/2012 9:52:23 PM   
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is the Avengers thing due to simply avoiding any potential confusion with the Steed Peel Avengers for UK audiences? or is it some rights issue? - i.e. whoever owns the rights to the steed peel Avengers can only call a movie 'The Avengers' in the UK?


Probably a bit of both id say.

My local cinema had BATMAN:THE DARK KNIGHT adevrtised in the foyer instead of simply The Dark Knight which is its proper title.They must have thought wed all be too thick to realise that it was a Batman film.

Die Hard 4.0 should have simply been Die Hard 4.It was at least better sounding than Live Free Or Die Hard.Bet A Good Day To Die Hard will be called Die Hard 5.0 over here!

They called X Men 2 '' X Men United '' over in the states.They reportedly called it just X2 in case the word United made it sound like a football team to us over here.

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 21/3/2012 1:13:40 AM   
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is the Avengers thing due to simply avoiding any potential confusion with the Steed Peel Avengers for UK audiences? or is it some rights issue? - i.e. whoever owns the rights to the steed peel Avengers can only call a movie 'The Avengers' in the UK?


You can't copyright titles - it's purely to avoid confusion with the Steed-Peel TV series.


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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 21/3/2012 8:48:12 AM   
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A bit of an obscure one - Hammer's 1958 DRACULA was called HORROR OF DRACULA in the States to avoid confusion with the 1931 original. Horribly clunky title!!

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 22/3/2012 1:10:35 AM   
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Now, i know its in keeping with the style of Beneath, Battle and Conquest but
it doesn't change the fact that is clunky, for me. I can't see what exactly was wrong with Rise of the Apes.


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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 22/3/2012 6:00:32 PM   
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I dislike the altered Avengers title so much that if the American blu-ray is region free when it comes out, I'll be buying that one.

John Carter is funny since they shortened it because it just makes me think of my favourite character from ER


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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 23/3/2012 4:08:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jackcarter

is the Avengers thing due to simply avoiding any potential confusion with the Steed Peel Avengers for UK audiences? or is it some rights issue? - i.e. whoever owns the rights to the steed peel Avengers can only call a movie 'The Avengers' in the UK?


Probably a bit of both id say.

My local cinema had BATMAN:THE DARK KNIGHT adevrtised in the foyer instead of simply The Dark Knight which is its proper title.They must have thought wed all be too thick to realise that it was a Batman film.

Die Hard 4.0 should have simply been Die Hard 4.It was at least better sounding than Live Free Or Die Hard.Bet A Good Day To Die Hard will be called Die Hard 5.0 over here!

They called X Men 2 '' X Men United '' over in the states.They reportedly called it just X2 in case the word United made it sound like a football team to us over here.


It was called 4.0 because it made it sound computer-y, like the plot. Number five will not be called 5.0 unless it's also computer-y.

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 23/3/2012 4:18:07 PM   
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I quite liked the title LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD. Die Hard 4.0 felt like a cop-out, as if Hollywood thought "people won't get it."

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 23/3/2012 4:29:10 PM   
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It's still called Live Free Or Die Hard in the US, though. So, whoever changed it to 4.0 over here may not have been from Hollywood, or indeed American 




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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 23/3/2012 4:32:07 PM   
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Ah, yes, I forgot about that......




As you were!

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 23/3/2012 4:34:54 PM   
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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 23/3/2012 4:36:12 PM   
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It's still called Live Free Or Die Hard in the US, though. So, whoever changed it to 4.0 over here may not have been from Hollywood, or indeed American 





They changed it internationally because the whole "live free or die" thing is a well known US motto which dates from the colonial era and is used as a bit of a flag waver these days, similar to "don't tread on me". So its 4.0 over here which I prefer personally.

It still doesn't change the fact the film is a massive bowl of shite though.

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 23/3/2012 4:43:45 PM   
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These aren't changes for region, just outright changes:
X Men Origins: Wolverine was going to be Wolverine, but they changed it for some unknown reason, I prefer the latter by far to be honest.

Captain America: The First Avenger was going to be The First Avenger, but they thought we'd all be to thick to realise it was about the superhero.

This one is interesting: Scream was originally going to be called Scary Movie!

Blade Runner was originally going to be Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep which is just fucking awful and

Goodfellas was originally going to be Wiseguys. Thank God they changed it.

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 23/3/2012 4:48:17 PM   
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Blade Runner was originally going to be Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep which is just fucking awful



Should I tell him or should someone else?

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 23/3/2012 5:09:13 PM   
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Blade Runner was originally going to be Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep which is just fucking awful



Should I tell him or should someone else?


Blade Runner was also going to be called Dangerous Day,Strange Days and ,believe it or not,Gotham City.
Reference:The Future Noir The Making Of Blade Runner by Paul.M.Sammon.

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 23/3/2012 5:59:27 PM   
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ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES


quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: filmfanatic123

Blade Runner was originally going to be Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep which is just fucking awful



Should I tell him or should someone else?


Blade Runner was also going to be called Dangerous Day,Strange Days and ,believe it or not,Gotham City.
Reference:The Future Noir The Making Of Blade Runner by Paul.M.Sammon.


Yup there is that but also specifically that Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is the name of the NOVEL ON WHICH IT WAS BASED!

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 23/3/2012 6:01:03 PM   
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ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES


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ORIGINAL: Spaldron


quote:

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Blade Runner was originally going to be Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep which is just fucking awful



Should I tell him or should someone else?


Blade Runner was also going to be called Dangerous Day,Strange Days and ,believe it or not,Gotham City.
Reference:The Future Noir The Making Of Blade Runner by Paul.M.Sammon.


Yup there is that but also specifically that Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is the name of the NOVEL ON WHICH IT WAS BASED!


No sh/t.

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 23/3/2012 9:40:28 PM   
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quote:

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It's still called Live Free Or Die Hard in the US, though. So, whoever changed it to 4.0 over here may not have been from Hollywood, or indeed American 





They changed it internationally because the whole "live free or die" thing is a well known US motto which dates from the colonial era and is used as a bit of a flag waver these days, similar to "don't tread on me". So its 4.0 over here which I prefer personally.

It still doesn't change the fact the film is a massive bowl of shite though.


Die Hard 4.0 (The Harder cut) is the best in the series since the original.

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 24/3/2012 6:33:22 PM   
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They called X Men 2 '' X Men United '' over in the states.They reportedly called it just X2 in case the word United made it sound like a football team to us over here.


X2 is the actual title as it's in the opening credits. They put it back on the Ultimate DVD cover later.

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 24/3/2012 8:10:17 PM   
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Captain America: The First Avenger was going to be The First Avenger, but they thought we'd all be to thick to realise it was about the superhero.



No, it's called The First Avenger in some countries because a film called Captain America would appear (perhaps unfairly) somewhat jingoistic and flag-waving.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/03/soft-pedal-captain-america-overseas-hollywood-says-no/

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RE: Ridiculous Movie Title Changes - 24/3/2012 8:18:57 PM   
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Not necessarily ridiculous, but "John Carter Of Mars" was shortened to simply "John Carter" because the studio thought "Of Mars" would put people off...


It was originally meant to be called Princess of Mars wasn't it?

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Also not sure why "PIrates!" is called "In An Adventure With Scientists" in Britain and "Band Of Misfits" in America. What's the point? Just give it one name for god's sake, makes life so much easier.



I heard they were afraid Christians would stay away if Scientists was in the title. That may be complete bullshit though.

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