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Eli Roth's The Green Inferno pulled from Open Road's release schedule

08.08.2014

Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO was set to hit theaters next month, but that's no longer the case. Deadline is reporting Open World has removed the film from its released schedule. Financier Worldview Entertainment is apparently "balking at ex-CEO Christopher Woodrow’s commitment to provide the P&A (prints and advertising)" for THE GREEN INFERNO.

So what does this mean for Eli Roth's cannibal horror movie? Open Road wouldn't comment on if a later release date will be announced, or if it will go straight to video, but the site has been told Worldview is trying to work something out with Open Road and THE GREEN INFERNO. If they can't figure things out, someone else may end up distributing THE GREEN INFERNO.

Reviews have been solid for THE GREEN INFERNO (77% at Rotten Tomatoes), and Deadline has been told the quality of Eli Roth's new movie has nothing to do with it being pulled from its release date.

I really didn't care for Roth's HOSTEL movies, however I loved CABIN FEVER (PANCAKES!), and was actually pretty excited to check out THE GREEN INFERNO. Hopefully Roth's new movie will still get a wide theatrical release, but we're going to have to wait and see what will happen with THE GREEN INFERNO.

Besides dealing with this mess, Eli Roth is also busy filming for his next movie, the psychological thriller KNOCK KNOCK starring Keanu Reeves.

Source: Deadline

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7:03PM on 08/08/2014
It's gotta be frustrating when your movie gets pulled not because of production issues, or for objectionable content, or because of its quality, but because the assholes with money can't come to an agreement.
It's gotta be frustrating when your movie gets pulled not because of production issues, or for objectionable content, or because of its quality, but because the assholes with money can't come to an agreement.
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5:25PM on 08/08/2014
Well after finally seeing the movie about a week ago at the Fantasia Film Festival I can say that no one will be missing much... Eli Roth's pretty much hit and miss and this one is a miss. It's way too safe a movie for something that draws inspiration from Cannibal Holocaust and other nasties of the genre. There really isn't much cannibalism and/or gore/horror/tension for a movie about cannibals. To top this off the film looked very uneven visually. It just fell really cheap, HD like, looking
Well after finally seeing the movie about a week ago at the Fantasia Film Festival I can say that no one will be missing much... Eli Roth's pretty much hit and miss and this one is a miss. It's way too safe a movie for something that draws inspiration from Cannibal Holocaust and other nasties of the genre. There really isn't much cannibalism and/or gore/horror/tension for a movie about cannibals. To top this off the film looked very uneven visually. It just fell really cheap, HD like, looking half the time. And the action, yikes!! I know actors work with what they are given, but in this case, and I am not saying this to shit on anyone involved, but the acting came off as very amateurish.
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4:06PM on 08/08/2014
This movie has already annoyed me by not knowing the difference between "everyday" and "every day". I shall write to my local MP about this in an effort to have it banned.
This movie has already annoyed me by not knowing the difference between "everyday" and "every day". I shall write to my local MP about this in an effort to have it banned.
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11:51AM on 08/08/2014

Yikes

Guess I'm that much gladder I caught this at TIFF (where Roth announced a sequel which was already scheduled for shooting). I liked it well enough, but it's nothing new from Roth outside the cannibals aspect and an even increased level of gore. The Q&A about working with the natives and doing the effects was more interesting than the film itself. But again, as another meat & potatoes gorefest from Roth, it's a good time.
Guess I'm that much gladder I caught this at TIFF (where Roth announced a sequel which was already scheduled for shooting). I liked it well enough, but it's nothing new from Roth outside the cannibals aspect and an even increased level of gore. The Q&A about working with the natives and doing the effects was more interesting than the film itself. But again, as another meat & potatoes gorefest from Roth, it's a good time.
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11:43AM on 08/08/2014

Go watch Cannibal Holocaust instead

It is probably the better movie, plus you don't have to cringe through Eli Roth's horrible dialogue. The guy tries too hard to be Tarantino and just comes off as a major douche-bag. FACED!
It is probably the better movie, plus you don't have to cringe through Eli Roth's horrible dialogue. The guy tries too hard to be Tarantino and just comes off as a major douche-bag. FACED!
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11:40AM on 08/08/2014
Whatever! I've never really been one for horror movies, I find they all have the same plot devices and they all end with the bad guy winning and the heroes losing. Never really agreed with the message of the movies I guess. I saw Hostel and it was ok, I kind of appreciated how the guy gets away at the end (it was actually something different at the time). But this seems like more of the same, just set in a jungle. Gore porn with a character that escapes to give it some kind of a plot.
Whatever! I've never really been one for horror movies, I find they all have the same plot devices and they all end with the bad guy winning and the heroes losing. Never really agreed with the message of the movies I guess. I saw Hostel and it was ok, I kind of appreciated how the guy gets away at the end (it was actually something different at the time). But this seems like more of the same, just set in a jungle. Gore porn with a character that escapes to give it some kind of a plot.
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10:24AM on 08/08/2014
Just watch cannibal holocaust. Should satisfy your white people meet friendly indigenous cannibal tribes.
Just watch cannibal holocaust. Should satisfy your white people meet friendly indigenous cannibal tribes.
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10:06AM on 08/08/2014
I went to the premiere screening at TIFF last year. It's the best movie Roth has made to date (although that isn't saying much), and I hope it is able to land a new distribution deal. It's incredibly gory, which is a hard selling point for most audiences. If they were to implement a screening strategy, that only played it at 11pm or 12am showtimes, you would have a full house, accentuating the dirty, midnight movie feel which embodies the film.
I went to the premiere screening at TIFF last year. It's the best movie Roth has made to date (although that isn't saying much), and I hope it is able to land a new distribution deal. It's incredibly gory, which is a hard selling point for most audiences. If they were to implement a screening strategy, that only played it at 11pm or 12am showtimes, you would have a full house, accentuating the dirty, midnight movie feel which embodies the film.
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10:03AM on 08/08/2014
Did you really have to write the title seven times in this 200 word post?
Did you really have to write the title seven times in this 200 word post?
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10:27AM on 08/08/2014
Subliminal messaging.
Subliminal messaging.
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9:54AM on 08/08/2014
It's been so long since I have released a commercial film, so help me out here. Presumably there would be more than a commitment, there'd be a contract - correct? I see the CEO who agreed to it is gone, and I have no idea what this company even does or when the transition was, but I would think he'd realize what he inherited (Eli Roth + Cannibals) pretty quickly, and maybe try to stop it earlier. But more so, do they not have contracts that would guarantee this, or something?
It's been so long since I have released a commercial film, so help me out here. Presumably there would be more than a commitment, there'd be a contract - correct? I see the CEO who agreed to it is gone, and I have no idea what this company even does or when the transition was, but I would think he'd realize what he inherited (Eli Roth + Cannibals) pretty quickly, and maybe try to stop it earlier. But more so, do they not have contracts that would guarantee this, or something?
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7:06PM on 08/08/2014
Yeah, this sounds like it'll probably trigger a lawsuit. But it'll be a lawsuit between accountants that'll pretty much fly under the radar. I mean, every movie studio and game publisher these days is technically involved in like five lawsuits at a time.
Yeah, this sounds like it'll probably trigger a lawsuit. But it'll be a lawsuit between accountants that'll pretty much fly under the radar. I mean, every movie studio and game publisher these days is technically involved in like five lawsuits at a time.
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