Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein!

Get this: obscure film gets vaulted to international fame by knock-off parodies; distributer sues to stop it. Everyone who thinks that's a dumb move will leave the room now.

A cynic* might note that Constantin Film waited until they had already gained the benefit of thousands of hours of free advertising, but it's still a bad move. Even Star Wars can be forgotten if no one's reminded of it.

[Update: Constantin Film's decision is being mocked. Guess how?]
* Not me, of course; I'm just pointing out what a cynic might say.

1 comment:

James Hanley said...

Some of those parodies are pretty damn funny, which in itself ought to be a legal defense.