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20th Nov '16 2:02:06 AM the_paper
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* ''Anime/SouseiNoAquarion'' is a comparatively rare example of Vindicated By ''Theme Song'' - despite being helmed by Macross creator Shoji Kawamori, the series largely flew under the radar until 2007, when the usage of its ''Creator/YokoKanno''-penned opening song in a pachinko game commercial catapulted the song to triple platinum status and Aquarion itself back into the limelight, leading to first an OAV series and later the 2012 TV continuation Aquarion EVOL.

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* ''Anime/SouseiNoAquarion'' ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' is a comparatively rare example of Vindicated By ''Theme Song'' - despite being helmed by Macross creator Shoji Kawamori, the series largely flew under the radar until 2007, when the usage of its ''Creator/YokoKanno''-penned Creator/YokoKanno-penned opening song in a pachinko game commercial catapulted the song to triple platinum status and Aquarion itself back into the limelight, leading to first an OAV series and later the 2012 TV continuation Aquarion EVOL.
20th Nov '16 2:00:57 AM the_paper
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* ''Anime/SouseiNoAquarion'' is a comparatively rare example of Vindicated By ''Theme Song'' - despite being helmed by Macross creator Shoji Kawamori, the series largely flew under the radar until 2007, when the usage of its ''Creator/YokoKanno''-penned opening song in a pachinko game commercial catapulted the song to triple platinum status and Aquarion itself back into the limelight, leading to first an OAV series and later the 2012 TV continuation Aquarion EVOL.
4th Nov '16 9:55:56 PM orvillethird
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* ''Film/HeavensGate'' was completely demolished by vengeful New York Times critic Vincent Canby, and became on of the biggest flops in film history. Reports about the film's TroubledProduction didn't help, either. Along came The Z Channel and restored its reputation, a little, as shown in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405496/combined Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession]]''.
* Speaking of The Z Channel, James Woods got national recognition and an AcademyAward nomination solely because the cable station championed a little seen indie film ''Film/{{Salvador}}''.
* Another film rescued by the Z Channel was ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'', as it was shown on the station in its original form after the theatrical version was ScrewedByTheNetwork.
* ''Film/BladeRunner'''s theatrical release was on the last weekend of July 1982, a now-legendary [[SummerBlockbuster summer of blockbusters]], most in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror vein (''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' was king, but it was also the year of ''Star Trek II'' and ''Poltergeist''. Trailing stories of its lengthy TroubledProduction, it premiered to disappointing reviews that did, however, mention its visual splendor but found everything else moribund. It did poorly, but thanks to this trope and home video it was seen as one of the decade's most influential films by the end of the 1980s.
* ''Film/BloodRayne'' made less than $4 million at the box office WORLDWIDE against its $25 million production budget - yet its near-immediate release to airings on Creator/{{Syfy}} (and better-than-expected DVD sales) exposed it to bad-movie connoisseurs and justified two direct-to-video sequels.
* ''Film/BigFatLiar'' was a success at the box office, but it received mixed reviews from critics. Creator/DisneyChannel's airings in the mid-2000s helped make it a viewer favorite.
* Attempting to mimic the success of The Kings of Comedy Tour, The Blue Collar Comedy tour bombed in theaters, but did much better on DVD. The two followup movies bypassed the theaters completely after it was realized their audience didn't want to see it in theaters.
* Despite very good reviews, ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' did poorly in its theatrical release. For one thing, it starred Creator/MichaelCera, whose career was in a tailspin at the time thanks to his TypeCasting in "{{hipster}}" roles. Furthermore, it was directed by [[Creator/EdgarWright a cult British filmmaker]] and based on [[ComicBook/ScottPilgrim an indie comic book]], both of which were largely unknown outside of their respective geek fanbases, limiting its appeal and guaranteeing that it would've struggled at any time of the year. Finally, it was released against ''Film/TheExpendables'', a far more mainstream-friendly action film with a similar target audience and a lot more hype behind it. However, when it hit home video it was a far bigger hit than it had been in theaters, finally becoming the CultClassic that it failed to become initially.
* ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' was another example of an AcclaimedFlop that was redeemed by this trope. It bombed at the box office from many of the same problems ''Scott Pilgrim'' did (an over-reliance on geek and internet buzz, lingering memories of the disastrous [[Film/JudgeDredd 1995 adaptation]] with Creator/SylvesterStallone), but it did so well on DVD and Blu-Ray that there was briefly talk of greenlighting a sequel based solely on home video sales.



* Unlike many other classic comedies, the films starring the team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey were not shown on television during the Baby Boomer generation, which resulted in virtually no one having any clue who they were after Woolsey's untimely death in 1938. In the '80s and '90s, stations like TCM and AMC began to show Wheeler and Woolsey's movies for the first time in decades -- if it weren't for cable, Wheeler and Woolsey's films would've been completely forgotten decades ago. OK, so they're still not very well-known at all, but among vintage film/comedy fans, Bert n' Bob have a very small but very loyal following, so this trope definitely counts despite the fact that they remain obscure to the general public.

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* Unlike many other classic comedies, ''Film/BigFatLiar'' was a success at the films starring box office, but it received mixed reviews from critics. Creator/DisneyChannel's airings in the team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey were not shown on television during the Baby Boomer generation, which resulted in virtually no one having any clue who they were after Woolsey's untimely death in 1938. In the '80s and '90s, stations like TCM and AMC began to show Wheeler and Woolsey's movies for the first time in decades -- if mid-2000s helped make it weren't for cable, Wheeler and Woolsey's films would've been completely forgotten decades ago. OK, so they're still not very well-known at all, but among vintage film/comedy fans, Bert n' Bob have a very small but very loyal following, so this trope definitely counts despite the fact that they remain obscure to the general public.viewer favorite.



* ''Film/BladeRunner'''s theatrical release was on the last weekend of July 1982, a now-legendary [[SummerBlockbuster summer of blockbusters]], most in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror vein (''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' was king, but it was also the year of ''Star Trek II'' and ''Poltergeist''. Trailing stories of its lengthy TroubledProduction, it premiered to disappointing reviews that did, however, mention its visual splendor but found everything else moribund. It did poorly, but thanks to this trope and home video it was seen as one of the decade's most influential films by the end of the 1980s.
* ''Film/BloodRayne'' made less than $4 million at the box office WORLDWIDE against its $25 million production budget - yet its near-immediate release to airings on Creator/{{Syfy}} (and better-than-expected DVD sales) exposed it to bad-movie connoisseurs and justified two direct-to-video sequels.
* Attempting to mimic the success of The Kings of Comedy Tour, The Blue Collar Comedy tour bombed in theaters, but did much better on DVD. The two followup movies bypassed the theaters completely after it was realized their audience didn't want to see it in theaters.



* ''Film/Clue'' bombed at the box office, partly due to its multiple endings. However, VHS and cable showings (with all the endings) helped rescue it from obscurity.
* ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' was another example of an AcclaimedFlop that was redeemed by this trope. It bombed at the box office from many of the same problems ''Scott Pilgrim'' did (an over-reliance on geek and internet buzz, lingering memories of the disastrous [[Film/JudgeDredd 1995 adaptation]] with Creator/SylvesterStallone), but it did so well on DVD and Blu-Ray that there was briefly talk of greenlighting a sequel based solely on home video sales.



* ''Film/HeavensGate'' was completely demolished by vengeful New York Times critic Vincent Canby, and became on of the biggest flops in film history. Reports about the film's TroubledProduction didn't help, either. Along came The Z Channel and restored its reputation, a little, as shown in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405496/combined Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession]]''.
* ''Film/TheHobbit''. It's divisive status is still there but it's noticeably lessened over time, with people slowly warming up to it, thanks to the release of the Extended Cuts (which are the preferred versions by the cast and crew, including Creator/PeterJackson himself) and the news of the ExecutiveMeddling by Warner Bros. and the resulting TroubledProduction coming to light, which garnered sympathy for the crew. The BetterOnDVD state of the films helps too.



* Another film rescued by the Z Channel was ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'', as it was shown on the station in its original form after the theatrical version was ScrewedByTheNetwork.



* Speaking of The Z Channel, James Woods got national recognition and an AcademyAward nomination solely because the cable station championed a little seen indie film ''Film/{{Salvador}}''.
* Despite very good reviews, ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' did poorly in its theatrical release. For one thing, it starred Creator/MichaelCera, whose career was in a tailspin at the time thanks to his TypeCasting in "{{hipster}}" roles. Furthermore, it was directed by [[Creator/EdgarWright a cult British filmmaker]] and based on [[ComicBook/ScottPilgrim an indie comic book]], both of which were largely unknown outside of their respective geek fanbases, limiting its appeal and guaranteeing that it would've struggled at any time of the year. Finally, it was released against ''Film/TheExpendables'', a far more mainstream-friendly action film with a similar target audience and a lot more hype behind it. However, when it hit home video it was a far bigger hit than it had been in theaters, finally becoming the CultClassic that it failed to become initially.



* Unlike many other classic comedies, the films starring the team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey were not shown on television during the Baby Boomer generation, which resulted in virtually no one having any clue who they were after Woolsey's untimely death in 1938. In the '80s and '90s, stations like TCM and AMC began to show Wheeler and Woolsey's movies for the first time in decades -- if it weren't for cable, Wheeler and Woolsey's films would've been completely forgotten decades ago. OK, so they're still not very well-known at all, but among vintage film/comedy fans, Bert n' Bob have a very small but very loyal following, so this trope definitely counts despite the fact that they remain obscure to the general public.



* ''Film/TheHobbit''. It's divisive status is still there but it's noticeably lessened over time, with people slowly warming up to it, thanks to the release of the Extended Cuts (which are the preferred versions by the cast and crew, including Creator/PeterJackson himself) and the news of the ExecutiveMeddling by Warner Bros. and the resulting TroubledProduction coming to light, which garnered sympathy for the crew. The BetterOnDVD state of the films helps too.
22nd Oct '16 7:13:39 AM mimitchi33
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* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' had a tough time competing with ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'', and didn't make as much money as people expected it to. It wasn't until the film hit VHS that it became the teenage classic it is today.
12th Sep '16 9:46:51 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Film/{{Xtro}}'' was an obscure British sci-fi flick, but in the late 80's, it began running heavily on {{HBO}}, giving it a cult status and two sequels.
4th Sep '16 10:13:22 PM Tre
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* ''Film/BloodRayne'' made less than $4 million at the box office WORLDWIDE against its $25 million production budget - yet its near-immediate release to airings on the {{Syfy}} channel (and better-than-expected DVD sales) exposed it to bad-movie connoisseurs and justified two direct-to-video sequels.

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* ''Film/BloodRayne'' made less than $4 million at the box office WORLDWIDE against its $25 million production budget - yet its near-immediate release to airings on the {{Syfy}} channel Creator/{{Syfy}} (and better-than-expected DVD sales) exposed it to bad-movie connoisseurs and justified two direct-to-video sequels.
30th Aug '16 6:43:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/BigFatLiar'' was a success at the box office, but it received mixed reviews from critics. DisneyChannel's airings in the mid-2000s helped make it a viewer favorite.

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* ''Film/BigFatLiar'' was a success at the box office, but it received mixed reviews from critics. DisneyChannel's Creator/DisneyChannel's airings in the mid-2000s helped make it a viewer favorite.
18th Aug '16 2:30:47 PM Tre
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* ''Anime/MDGeist'' got surprisingly good ratings on Creator/SciFiChannel, and when [[ImageBoards 7chan]] was exposed to it through their "Channel 7" streaming TV service, the turnout was rather impressive. The DVD has since been re-released by Creator/ADVFilms after being out of print for years, partly due to the SciFiChannel turnout.

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* ''Anime/MDGeist'' got surprisingly good ratings on Creator/SciFiChannel, [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]], and when [[ImageBoards 7chan]] was exposed to it through their "Channel 7" streaming TV service, the turnout was rather impressive. The DVD has since been re-released by Creator/ADVFilms after being out of print for years, partly due to the SciFiChannel Sci Fi turnout.



* ''Film/BladeRunner'''s theatrical release was on the last weekend of July 1982, a now-legendary [[SummerBlockbuster summer of blockbusters]], most in the scifi/fantasy/horror vein (''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' was king, but it was also the year of ''Star Trek II'' and ''Poltergeist''. Trailing stories of its lengthy TroubledProduction, it premiered to disappointing reviews that did, however, mention its visual splendor but found everything else moribund. It did poorly, but thanks to this trope and home video it was seen as one of the decade's most influential films by the end of the 1980s.

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* ''Film/BladeRunner'''s theatrical release was on the last weekend of July 1982, a now-legendary [[SummerBlockbuster summer of blockbusters]], most in the scifi/fantasy/horror sci-fi/fantasy/horror vein (''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' was king, but it was also the year of ''Star Trek II'' and ''Poltergeist''. Trailing stories of its lengthy TroubledProduction, it premiered to disappointing reviews that did, however, mention its visual splendor but found everything else moribund. It did poorly, but thanks to this trope and home video it was seen as one of the decade's most influential films by the end of the 1980s.
9th Aug '16 11:36:00 PM Anddrix
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* ''Film/TheHobbit''. It's BaseBreaker status is still there but it's noticeably lessened over time, with people slowly warming up to it, thanks to the release of the Extended Cuts (which are the preferred versions by the cast and crew, including Creator/PeterJackson himself) and the news of the ExecutiveMeddling by Warner Bros. and the resulting TroubledProduction coming to light, which garnered sympathy for the crew. The BetterOnDVD state of the films helps too.

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* ''Film/TheHobbit''. It's BaseBreaker divisive status is still there but it's noticeably lessened over time, with people slowly warming up to it, thanks to the release of the Extended Cuts (which are the preferred versions by the cast and crew, including Creator/PeterJackson himself) and the news of the ExecutiveMeddling by Warner Bros. and the resulting TroubledProduction coming to light, which garnered sympathy for the crew. The BetterOnDVD state of the films helps too.
29th Jul '16 5:44:39 PM jabberwocky1996
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* ''Film/TheHobbit''. It's BaseBreaker status is still there but it's noticeably lessened over time, with people slowly warming up to it, thanks to the release of the Extended Cuts (which are the preferred versions by the cast and crew, including Creator/PeterJackson himself) and the news of the ExecutiveMeddling by Warner Bros. and the resulting TroubledProduction coming to light, which garnered sympathy for the crew. The BetterOnDVD state of the films helps too.
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