History Creator / MiramaxFilms

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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' (English dub, rights reverted to Disney two years after they sold Miramax)

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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' (English dub, rights reverted to Disney two years after they sold Miramax)Miramax, and purchased by GKIDS three years after that)
9th Jul '17 6:47:14 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Originally an independent company (relying on [[Creator/{{Lionsgate}} Live Entertainment]] and Creator/{{Paramount}} for home distribution), the company was purchased by [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] in 1993. Although the Weinsteins continued operating the company independently under Disney, the latter still had the final say on what would be released.[[note]]Good examples of this include ''Film/{{Kids}}'' (which wound up being released unrated under a one-off label), ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' and ''Film/Fahrenheit911'' (both under Creator/{{Lionsgate}}).[[/note]] The Weinsteins left Miramax (and Disney as a whole) in 2005 to start another company known as Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany, which the Dimension Films brand was moved to. This dealt a major blow to Miramax as a whole, as [[CreatorKiller they no longer had their main powerhouses at hand]]; after distributing some more films time to time, in 2010 Miramax and its film library was then sold to Ron Tutor and his company Filmyard Holdings, only for it to be sold in 2016 to [=beIN=] Media Group. Lionsgate now holds the home video rights to the Miramax catalog in the USA, and [=StudioCanal=] distributes those films overseas. The Weinstein Company holds the rights to make any sequels to Miramax properties.

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Originally an independent company (relying on [[Creator/{{Lionsgate}} Live Entertainment]] and Creator/{{Paramount}} for home distribution), the company was purchased by [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] in 1993. Although the Weinsteins continued operating the company independently under Disney, the latter still had the final say on what would be released.[[note]]Good examples of this include ''Film/{{Kids}}'' (which wound up being released unrated under a one-off label), ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' and ''Film/Fahrenheit911'' ''[[Creator/MichaelMoore Fahrenheit 9/11]]'' (both under Creator/{{Lionsgate}}).[[/note]] The Weinsteins left Miramax (and Disney as a whole) in 2005 to start another company known as Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany, which the Dimension Films brand was moved to. This dealt a major blow to Miramax as a whole, as [[CreatorKiller they no longer had their main powerhouses at hand]]; after distributing some more films time to time, in 2010 Miramax and its film library was then sold to Ron Tutor and his company Filmyard Holdings, only for it to be sold in 2016 to [=beIN=] Media Group. Lionsgate now holds the home video rights to the Miramax catalog in the USA, and [=StudioCanal=] distributes those films overseas. The Weinstein Company holds the rights to make any sequels to Miramax properties.
9th Jul '17 6:46:20 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 1979, Miramax was notorious for specifically creating OscarBait Movies and releasing them one after the other in order to appear to be the studio that "gets the most Oscars." They have released such Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films as ''Film/MyLeftFoot'', ''Film/TheCryingGame'', ''Film/ThePiano'', ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'', ''Film/GoodWillHunting'', ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', ''Film/TheCiderHouseRules'', ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'', ''Film/TheHours'', ''Film/ColdMountain'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'' and ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''. (The last two released through the label after Harvey and Bob left.) However, they also produce movies that are not considered OscarBait, such as Film/TheViewAskewniverse. This is the very company that launched Creator/QuentinTarantino's career as a director, producing the above mentioned ''Film/PulpFiction'' as well as ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', ''Film/KillBill'' and ''Film/JackieBrown''. It also released many action, thriller, and horror films, such as ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', ''Film/ScaryMovie'', ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater'', and ''Film/SpyKids'' (the only movie to receive a family-approved seal by ''The Dove Foundation''), all of which were released under Creator/DimensionFilms, Miramax's brand for genre films.

The Weinsteins left Miramax in 2005 to start another company known as Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany, which the Dimension Films brand was moved to. Owned by [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] from 1993 to 2010, Miramax and its film library was then sold to Ron Tutor and his company Filmyard Holdings, only for it to be sold in 2016 to [=beIN=] Media Group. Creator/LionsGate now holds the home video rights to the Miramax catalog in the USA, and Creator/StudioCanal distributes those films overseas. Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany (now a part of the ''Video Treasures'' catalog) holds the rights to make any sequels to Miramax properties.

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Founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 1979, Miramax '''Miramax Films''' was a film and television distribution company known for their library of many, many critically-acclaimed films. They were notorious for specifically creating OscarBait Movies and releasing them one after the other in order to appear to be the studio that "gets the most Oscars." They have released such Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films as ''Film/MyLeftFoot'', ''Film/TheCryingGame'', ''Film/ThePiano'', ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'', ''Film/GoodWillHunting'', ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', ''Film/TheCiderHouseRules'', ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'', ''Film/TheHours'', ''Film/ColdMountain'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'' and ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''. (The last two released through the label after Harvey and Bob left.) However, they also produce movies that are not considered OscarBait, such as Film/TheViewAskewniverse. This is the very company that launched Creator/QuentinTarantino's career as a director, producing the above mentioned ''Film/PulpFiction'' as well as ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', ''Film/KillBill'' and ''Film/JackieBrown''. It also released many action, thriller, and horror films, such as ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', ''Film/ScaryMovie'', ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater'', and ''Film/SpyKids'' (the (their only movie to receive a family-approved seal by ''The Dove Foundation''), all of which were released under Creator/DimensionFilms, Miramax's brand for genre films.

Originally an independent company (relying on [[Creator/{{Lionsgate}} Live Entertainment]] and Creator/{{Paramount}} for home distribution), the company was purchased by [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] in 1993. Although the Weinsteins continued operating the company independently under Disney, the latter still had the final say on what would be released.[[note]]Good examples of this include ''Film/{{Kids}}'' (which wound up being released unrated under a one-off label), ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' and ''Film/Fahrenheit911'' (both under Creator/{{Lionsgate}}).[[/note]] The Weinsteins left Miramax (and Disney as a whole) in 2005 to start another company known as Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany, which the Dimension Films brand was moved to. Owned by [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] from 1993 This dealt a major blow to 2010, Miramax as a whole, as [[CreatorKiller they no longer had their main powerhouses at hand]]; after distributing some more films time to time, in 2010 Miramax and its film library was then sold to Ron Tutor and his company Filmyard Holdings, only for it to be sold in 2016 to [=beIN=] Media Group. Creator/LionsGate Lionsgate now holds the home video rights to the Miramax catalog in the USA, and Creator/StudioCanal [=StudioCanal=] distributes those films overseas. Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany (now a part of the ''Video Treasures'' catalog) The Weinstein Company holds the rights to make any sequels to Miramax properties.
5th Jul '17 10:09:19 AM JamesAustin
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->'''Jay''': Miramax? I thought they only made [[OscarBait classy pictures]], like ''Film/ThePiano'' or ''Film/TheCryingGame''?\\
'''Brodie''': Yeah, well once they made ''Film/ShesAllThat'', [[TakeThat everything went to Hell]].

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->'''Jay''': ->'''Jay:''' Miramax? I thought they only made [[OscarBait classy pictures]], pictures, like ''Film/ThePiano'' or ''Film/TheCryingGame''?\\
'''Brodie''': '''Brodie:''' Yeah, well once they made ''Film/ShesAllThat'', [[TakeThat everything went to Hell]].Hell.



* ''Literature/AllThePrettyHorses'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)



* ''Film/EllaEnchanted'' (starring ''Creator/AnneHathaway'')

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* ''Film/EllaEnchanted'' (starring ''Creator/AnneHathaway'')''Film/EllaEnchanted''



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!!Tropes applying to Miramax:

* ExecutiveMeddling: They don't call him "Harvey [[Film/EdwardScissorhands Scissorhands]]" for nothing. He seemed to adore cutting and/or delaying foreign films just cause. But that didn't mean domestic films were safe either.
** Averted with ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', though they tried cutting the film down to get a PG rating, director HayaoMiyazaki, according to legend, sent Bob Weinstein an authentic katana with a note containing the simple words "No cuts!" The film was released unedited with a PG-13 rating, though this is usually blamed in-part for why the film was a BoxOfficeBomb in North America. It has since been [[VindicatedByCable vindicated by cable and home video]].
* OscarBait: There's a reason that under the page, Miramax's tactics will [[NeverLiveItDown always]] be described as "Egregious".
** Even worse, their pandering is commonly criticized for refusing to allow more deserving films win [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Best Picture]]. It's telling that Miramax's 1996 and 1998 winners, ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'' and ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', are now seen as DeaderThanDisco, while other studios' nominees from those years such as ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' and ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' are viewed as modern classics. Ouch.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Went hand-in-hand with the ExecutiveMeddling above.
* SiblingTeam
* SpiritualSuccessor: Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany.
4th Jul '17 1:01:45 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/{{Neverwas}}''
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* ''Film/{{Hostage}}''
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* ''Film/TheGreatRaid''
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* ''Film/{{Cursed}}''''Film/Cursed2005''
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* ''Film/{{Cursed}}''
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* ''Film/MrHolmes''
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