How Orion Crashed And Burned



Yes, Orion had a hand in Robocop, Terminator, First Blood, Silence Of The Lambs, Amadeus, and many more. But 20 Oscars and billions at the box office wasn’t enough to save Orion from bankruptcy.

Films Mentioned:

Life Of Brian (1979), Arthur (1981), Amadeus (1984), The Terminator (1984), The Mission (1986), Platoon (1986), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Hoosiers (1986), Robocop (1987), Throw Momma from the Train (1987), Valmont (1989), Robocop 2 (1990), Dances with Wolves (1990), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Addams Family (1991).

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46 thoughts on “How Orion Crashed And Burned

  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    Whenever I see the Orion emblem I can only think of one thing….Dick Jones….OCP!

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    you cover such interesting topics, just cant look at you for that long, damn, wish it was all voice over footage

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    We can all be happy that Orion did Production for John Boorman 1981 Excalibur.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    A studio that turned out so many great films..I always wondered what happened to the studio….

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    Orion from what I remember did have kind of meh movies imo and was the name plate of movies that came on tv at like 2am.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    I bet the bonuses for the guys at the top who do absolutely fucking nothing except work out ways to charge their living expenses to the company had a part to play.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    Flesh and Blood is a great film if you don't mind it being generally very depressing.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    Oh…I read it as 'Onion'. I was worried to hear that they'd crashed and burned so this is a relief.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    I always thought of the movie business as a cross from the scene in Good Fellas where the mob gets involved in the restaurant business and multi level marketing. But what do I know?

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    I remember as a little boy, whenever I saw the Orion logo pop up, I knew I was in for a badass movie.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    I got warm fuzzies just watching that spinning Orion circle.  I miss it.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    omg… 5:07 you almost said dances with smurfs! XD sorry that made me giggle. Good video, dude.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    I will always remember Orion for bringing anime, or "Japanime" as it was known back then, to the United States. It was before the era of internet so anime wasn't available like it is today. Seeing the Orion logo before my constant rewatches of Fist of the Northstar and Vampire Hunter D, will always be etched into my memory.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    I must've seen Excalibur 20+ times at a college town theater. Now whenever I see the logo, that movie pops to mind and I get the urge to see it again.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    Overnight my favorite channel. Great content and insights. Binge watching your videos. Hope you have ads on. Lol

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    Hollywood is Structured on a Giant Ponzi scheme.

    Take a look at almost Any major Studios profits and losses and this becomes clear.

    Don't believe me?

    Lookup Uwe Boll.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    This is probably nonsense but I'll give it a go… …Can you use "entropy" as a basis for story telling? I don't mean "entropy" in the way some conceptualise it. I mean it in terms of likelyhoods of things happening. I'll totally go off the rails with an example involving "free will" (why not? – I searched for articles on "Entropy" and "grand/meta narratives" and easily found a couple who didn't understand what "entropy" was): –

    I always keep coming back to "entropy". For example, "Free Will". Examples such as "If a mate comes over then it is more LIKELY that you'll want to have some beers and a chat than start doing naked hand stand dance routines to Jean Michel Jarre's oxygene " when concerning what people WANT to do….

    ….For me "entropy" saves the day when it comes to "Free Will". As with considering entropy you can consider what is most likely to be the case – it will still be "probablistic" rather than "deterministic" and in accordance with nature. So this is like a "true story"?

    With only two options available – like "live" or "die" – the entropy available is very low (similar to that at the beginning of the universe really before "symmetry was broken" and mass came into effect and later on gravity depending on which theory you subscribe to).

    With an inifinite spectrum of options available – "living" all the way to "half alive/half dead" to "completely dead". Then you are kind of considering the whole extent of all that has been, all that is and all that ever will be. Kind of a god-like perspective I guess…

    If you are just going to destroy everything – "everyone is dead (whether they are actually dead or not)" then you are recreating something akin to the "heat death" of the universe. There is no logic to any action of just annihilating everything for no reason – effectively you are being completely random and capricious. Just as at the end of the universe – "heat death" – information itself will be destroyed in the total randomness and disorder at this final stage of existence.

    However, if you view things as they are at this moment – looking outside at the birds and the trees and so on…. even the human body itself. Then maybe this view will help attain a proper perspective? – on even what is "good" or "bad"? until you realize, it's just a story … "Treason" – The Teardrop Explodes

    I tried anyway xP

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    Cherry 2000 didn't do the company any favors, either – at least from what I've read. Cost to produce: $10 million. Money made at the box office: $14,000. Ouch.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    6:20 Orion Pictures made a lot of expensive antiAmerican movies in the 1980's and 90's!
    May they burn in hell along with the rest of counter culture!

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  • May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    you're the best. Even stories I didn't know I wanted to hear I'll listen to because you're telling them. That's power. Keep up the good work please.

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