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    The Room Hyperbole

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    In 2003 a film was released which one critic called “The Citezen Kane of bad movies”. This is no hyperbole. It was riddled with non-sequetors, plot holes the size of the Pacific Ocean and acting that made the local middle school drama club blush. It was dubbed “The Room” and was the brainchild of a one Tommy Wiseau, a man of unknown origins who financed the entire endeavor himself. Wiseau “wrote”, directed and starred in the drama about deceipt, relationships and spoons. When it was release, Wiseau believed he had created something special-- comparing it to Tenessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire and likening his performace to that of Brando. In his book The Disaster Artist, Greg Sestero suggests that Wiseau liquidated many of his substantial assets he had accumulated in selling irregular Levi’s Jeans so that he could create the Six Million Dollar masterpiece that is “The Room”. The film grossed $1800 before it was pulled from theaters on its initial run. Thirteen years after its release, The Room has become a cult phenomenom. Sold out midnight showings occur all over the United States. Fans come dressed as their favorite characters and throw various objects around as the incomprehensible film rolls onscreen. According to IMB, the film has grossed over 9 million in box office since it’s initial run-- and that listing is from 2013. Rentals and DVD sales are significantly more. In 2015 it was announced that James Franco and Seth Rogan are making a film called “The…

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    Swot Analysis For Redbox

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    Some of the primary strengths of Redbox are it is a low cost provider; it is well located at convenience stores, fast food restaurants, grocery stores, mass retailers, and pharmacies; low inventory and operating cost. A few other strengths include user–friendly kiosks, no membership requirement and a “Return to any kiosks” policy, which differentiated itself from other rental companies. Because Redbox depends on external business relationships for its overall operation, the high cost of…

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    Competitive forces. Redbox is in a highly competitive market. They face competitors such as Netflix and Blockbuster. Redbox leads in a competitive stand out by offering quick, convenient and affordable movie rentals. A Blu-Ray movie rents for $1.50 per day and a regular DVD movie rental is $1.20 per day. The Redbox network is nationwide and offers more than 30,000 convenient locations. (4) Blockbuster Express recently joined the kiosk movie rental market which led them to be a direct competitor…

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    charged excessive late fees (text). Netflix main competitors were Blockbuster, Hollywood Entertainment, and Redbox (text). The only two of those businesses that are still successful today are Netflix and Redbox. During the economic recession, the low price of both Netflix and Redbox appealed to consumers (text). Both of these companies have also remained innovative as video technology was rapidly changing (text). Preferences shifted from VHS to DVD, from DVD to Blu-Ray and streaming services.…

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    Blockbuster Case Study

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    used to us the minute I walked in they would grab one of my favorite movies because they new I always got the same movie... As time went on we went to a new city and we still went to the Blockbuster that was out there and yes they didn’t no us but there customer service was still great. I think if Blockbuster would have invested in Netflix they would still be open right now, but because of bad business choices Netflix got the better end of the deal and every Blockbuster closed down.. Personally…

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    the studio and the content. Currently, Netflix is partnering with movie studios but, if they integrated their operations and acquired their own movie studios they would be more profitable and viable in the future. Cons to vertical integration would be the additional expenses and questionable outcome. There are pros to other avenues of distribution. Kiosks, TV or cable networks, and wireless providers are great means of distribution. I feel that Netflix could profit from kiosks but it would…

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    There are numerous companies who start off in a successful manner, yet end up bankrupt after a year or less. A perfect example of a failed success story is Blockbuster. A company worth five billion dollars at its peak, was bought in two thousand and ten for two hundred and thirty-three million dollars. The company dominated the movie and video game rental industry for years, how did it fail? It failed due to its failure in adapting to the fast changing industry. Two companies can be held…

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    What Is Block Buster

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    Block Buster contained nearly 60,000 employees and over 8,000 stores. This company first started October 19, 1985. As a result of various factors including competition of Redbox, Netflix, and video on demand, blockbuster lost significant revenue and filed bankruptcy and ceased operations on September 23, 2010. The competition although did not stop there, most teenagers did not pay attention to older movies once they were already brought into stores across the world. Once Netflix became popular…

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    Example: a not very well known product is placed in a movie. An example of this would be the movie ET. In this movie ET’s favorite candy was Reese 's Pieces. After the movie, sales of this candy spiked significantly because everybody wanted ET’s favorite candy. 2. Select a product you use that has recently undergone a price change. Discuss how this price change has affected you in the short-term and how in the long-term this price change will affect you. Determine whether your demand for…

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    comfort of their own homes with little or no hassle. Soon Netflix became a strong competitor vying for customers who frequented Blockbuster and Hollywood video stores. After a few years, Redbox began setting up satellite distribution with the ability to rent and return videos at multiple locations causing declines in revenue for all fixed rental locations including Blockbuster and Hollywood Video. The resulting dramatic decline in revenue caused the two major video retailers to close their…

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