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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.
21st Apr '16 9:24:30 AM ooh
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* ''Film/HeavensGate'' is the poster child for this Trope. It was completely demolished by vengeful New York Times critic Vincent Canby, and became on of the biggest flops in film history. Along came The Z Channel and singlehandedly restored its reputation, as shown in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405496/combined Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession]]''.

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* ''Film/HeavensGate'' is the poster child for this Trope. It 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 singlehandedly restored its reputation, a little, as shown in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405496/combined Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession]]''.
18th Apr '16 11:38:02 AM Rowdycmoore
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* While Disney's first five animated movies - ''Snow White and the Seven Dwarves'', ''Pinocchio'', ''Fantasia'', ''Dumbo'' and ''Bambi'' - have all become beloved classics, only ''Snow White'' and ''Dumbo'' were financial successes in theaters, and the latter mainly because it was made at much lower cost than its predecessors. In fact, the other three had so much loss at the box office that Disney didn't fully recoup those losses until the release of ''Cinderella''.
18th Apr '16 11:36:51 AM Rowdycmoore
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* While Disney's first five animated movies - ''Snow White and the Seven Dwarves'', ''Pinocchio'', ''Fantasia'', ''Dumbo'' and ''Bambi'' - have all become beloved classics, only ''Snow White'' and ''Dumbo'' were financial successes in theaters, and the latter mainly because it was made at much lower cost than its predecessors. In fact, the other three had so much loss at the box office that Disney didn't fully recoup those losses until the release of ''Cinderella''.
23rd Mar '16 5:04:32 PM nombretomado
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* ComedyCentral seems to have rescued ''Film/{{Accepted}}''. Previously, ''Film/{{PCU}}'' was equally AdoredByTheNetwork.

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* ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral seems to have rescued ''Film/{{Accepted}}''. Previously, ''Film/{{PCU}}'' was equally AdoredByTheNetwork.



* The 1994 comedy ''Film/{{Airheads}}'' bombed at the box office and was thrashed by critics. But due to the fact that it was played heavily on ComedyCentral during the mid-1990s it has managed to achieve CultClassic status -- especially among fans of hard rock and HeavyMetal music, due to all the rock & roll in-jokes and the cameos by famous rock musicians.

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* The 1994 comedy ''Film/{{Airheads}}'' bombed at the box office and was thrashed by critics. But due to the fact that it was played heavily on ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral during the mid-1990s it has managed to achieve CultClassic status -- especially among fans of hard rock and HeavyMetal music, due to all the rock & roll in-jokes and the cameos by famous rock musicians.
18th Mar '16 10:52:42 PM Hossmeister
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6th Mar '16 11:58:59 AM DonaldthePotholer
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[[NetworkToTheRescue Through frequent airings on premium or basic cable channels]] because they're cheap, handy filler, they gather a devoted audience that sees its [[SoBadItsGood entertainment value]] despite the [[SnarkBait obvious flaws]]. Sometimes, these films bombed when they were first released and were just misunderstood at the time, but a later time period and cable made them popular. Other times, the show in question is aired so often that viewers mistakenly believe it must be some sort of classic...so they keep watching and rewatching it to the point that it ''does'' [[SelfFulfillingProphecy become a classic]]. This can also happen to a film if it gets featured on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', and, in fact, is the cause of many a MissingEpisode of said series; after a movie was [=MiSTied=], it often gained in popularity, which raised the price for the rights beyond what Best Brains (or Rhino/Shout Factory) was able to pay.

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[[NetworkToTheRescue Through frequent airings on premium or basic cable channels]] because they're cheap, handy filler, they gather a devoted audience that sees its [[SoBadItsGood entertainment value]] despite the [[SnarkBait obvious flaws]]. Sometimes, these films bombed when they were first released and were just misunderstood at the time, but a later time period and cable made them popular. Other times, the show in question is aired so often that viewers mistakenly believe it must be some sort of classic...so they keep watching and rewatching it to the point that it ''does'' [[SelfFulfillingProphecy become a classic]]. This can also happen to a film [[ColbertBump if it gets featured on on]] ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', and, in fact, is the cause of many a MissingEpisode of said series; after a movie was [=MiSTied=], it often gained in popularity, which raised the price for the rights beyond what Best Brains (or Rhino/Shout Factory) was able to pay.



Compare CriticalDissonance, QualityByPopularVote. BetterOnDVD and VindicatedByReruns are this trope's [[SisterTrope television counterparts]].

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Compare CriticalDissonance, QualityByPopularVote. BetterOnDVD and VindicatedByReruns are this trope's is the [[SisterTrope television counterparts]].
counterpart]].
26th Feb '16 5:28:29 PM Lirodon
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->''"Even the theatrical release of ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' had a Creator/{{TNT}} logo in the corner!"''

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->''"Even the theatrical release of ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' Film/TheShawshankRedemption had a Creator/{{TNT}} logo in the corner!"''
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