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film endings

Random film endings with no warning
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Studios would produce 2 or 3 copies of their major block-buster movies with a variety of different endings (maybe not just endings but beginnings or even small details or whatever) but endings seems to be where they need the most variety! Haven't most of us craved a realistic ending to an otherwise good film, ruined by some sweet daft improbably good time ending scenario or some realistic one when we need fantasy? No differentiation between cuts would be made in the advertising etc and most of us half-baked normal folk could relish a variety of film going experience. Booing and cheering and loads of participation would appear in cinemas as baddies won the day and heroines got mashed under the wheels of runaway locomotives. Clint and Meryl would get it together in Maddison County leaving the kids for a life of love and black robed ninja warriors would storm the 'Going on Sixteen' summer house in Austria! Opinions would emerge about creative production. Not just 'it was good/bad' but real opinions. That's all folks.
moonbase, Jan 21 2001

Clue (1985) http://us.imdb.com/Title?0088930
The movie version played with only one ending, the video contained three, and the DVD can be set to play a random selection from three possible endings. [jutta, Jan 21 2001]

Joy Ride http://www.joyridemovie.com/
Good movie with a few different endings to watch. [funkychunky, Oct 04 2004]


       Really? Any details? Alternate endings are common, but I have yet to see equal random general releases of them.
jutta, Jan 21 2001

       Suicide Kings has a couple, I think.
AfroAssault, Jan 22 2001

       Back on the east coast, one of the Sony Megaplexes had a theater where each seat was equiped with a three button console. At certain points during the film an indicator would show on the screen with a question and voting options. You then pressed the button of the option you wanted to see. Majority rule, you could see the votes tally as the buttons were pressed and you could vote as many times as you wanted. Anyway, the plot of the movie would then head in the direction the audience voted for. It was neat, but they charged a heafty fee for the movie (I got in because a friend of mine was installing some equipment there). The films were, obviously, made for just this sort of thing and were therefore not very entertaining in and of themselves. The whole expirience lasts for about 20 minutes.
blahginger, Jan 22 2001

       If you include records (you know, those things that are like CD's but bigger) Montey Python did this a long time ago. They had two or more tracks cut into the record and it was almost impossible to tell which one you put the needle on. The content on each track was a little different.
barnzenen, Jan 22 2001

       I think moonbase has a very sound idea. Ithing moonbase has touched on a real possibility O thonk monecat has cool hip head blasting germ O.K. G! my vote goes for you! Ha Ha
flat battery, Jan 25 2001

       What are you gonna do for sequels? Create a few entire movies as options, depending on which ending you saw in the original?
XSarenkaX, May 31 2002

       MissBliss: The purpose of this site is to share ideas, thoughts, and opinions with all of the lovely people who may happen to wander by, no? I don't care if I'm replying to old stale halfbakery. And I don't care if you think I'm talking to myself - it's public self-talk. You replied, didn't you?   

       If you like this idea, feel free to answer my questions as if they were directed toward you. If you're not here reading this, well, the questions are still open to anyone who cares.
XSarenkaX, May 31 2002

       I used to get a bit irritated at "churning" until I independently came to XSX's conclusion. I now realise how many of the old school bakers actually do it - Mighty_cheese does a bit of it, as well as our own po. Aristotle does it a bit, too... the list goes on... you are not alone, XSX.
yamahito, May 31 2002

       Thank you, thank you, yamahito.   

       blissmiss, thanks for the welcome. I feel at home at the 'bakery. Now, if only I can manage to remember all those fantastic ideas I've been entertaining and annoying my friends with for the last few years. Stay tuned...
XSarenkaX, May 31 2002

       Do not be afraid to admit that you churn!
Everyone churns whether they admit it or not
It will not make you go blind, it is not 'dirty'

       It's a form of self love.
yamahito, May 31 2002

       [XS] try, to quote a friend "hitting the random button" - it can be quite revealing - no pun intended.
po, May 31 2002

       The original release of "Clue" did this.
Tabbyclaw, Apr 03 2003

       A lot of DVDs have alternate endings to watch. The movie Joy Ride has at least 4 different endings to watch. I suppose this isn't the same as actually watching the different versions in the theater though.
funkychunky, Apr 03 2003

       Excellent Idea
JohnnyOla, Jun 06 2003

po, Jun 06 2003


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