TGB Episode 178: The Release Date Shuffle (Guest: Vince Mancini)

November 15, 2013

The Golden Briefcase - The Wolf of Wall Street

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Vince Mancini of FilmDrunk to go through their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and much more. The main topic of the night was an in-depth discussion on Release Dates, in honor of Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street being moved from its original release this very weekend. The guys talk over common reasoning for date changes and how this can affect the final product. They also discuss how film marketing has evolved to rely heavily on the importance of a release date and what that means for many films to come.

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Our Guest:

Vince Mancini: @Filmdrunk

Picks of the Week:

Jeremy: "Doctor Who"
Vince: "Masters of Sex" / "Boardwalk Empire"
Tim: The Cinefamily / "We Are the Same" by Tallhart

DVD/Blu-Rays Released:

Man of Steel
Frances Ha Criterion
Akira 25th Anniversary (Blu-ray)
JFK 50 Year Commemorative Edition

Episode Timeline:

Grill the Guest: 6:54
Pick of the Week: 16:28
New Releases: 32:32
Topic of the Night: The Release Date Shuffle: 52:55

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Hip-Hip-Huzzah! It's Golden Briefcase Day! Thanks Tim and Jeremy.

DAVIDPD on Nov 15, 2013


"When Pigs Fly" coming Summer 2018 😀

Chris Groves on Nov 15, 2013


In my opinion there is definitely something to releasing the right films at the right time. I don't think it is a coincidence that Avatar and Titanic both opened on the same weekend and both became the highest grossing films of all time. Return of the King also had that same date and at the time, became the 2nd highest grossing film of all time and the 2nd film to ever hit $1 billion. I had been saying that Disney would give Star Wars Episode 7 that release date(December 18th, 2015) for months.

Chris Groves on Nov 15, 2013


Everything is stable and what is happening as the inherent right orbit.

Gahe on Nov 16, 2013


Cool guest! I totally agree with what you said about awards movies and especially the fact that people put them on their favorites lists and then never re-watch them. Such hypocrites! A favorite to me is something you can re-watch ad nauseam (expect it never gets nauseating). Also enjoyed the main topic. Good job.

DavideCoppola on Nov 16, 2013


I think Spider-Man originally had a big bank robbery scene that involved the World Trade Center. I distinctly remember a trailer based around that being pulled right after 9/11.

Gregory Richmer on Nov 19, 2013

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