Brenda Starr trailer..
Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:10 AM
Before he was Bond, he was...Basil St.John!! Dear god, I can see why this movie flopped!! LMAO!!
Posted 05 August 2015 - 02:42 PM
Oh boy...even for a Brooke Shields fan, not good. By the way -- I am quite certain that the rear-loading military cargo/transport plane shown in the Preview was not in service during the timeframe of the movie...
Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:16 PM
Indeed...The film was budgeted for $16 million...Its total earnings, when FINALLY released in the US in '92...just over $67 THOUSAND dollars..
Posted 21 August 2015 - 01:19 AM
I remember this film - my sister loved it and would always borrow it from the video store. And, from memory, we found the belly button thing quite funny at the time (a reference not only to Brenda being a comic strip character (which we could understand then) but also to censorship of navels etc in comic books at the time of the original Brenda Starr strip, I now understand). I think this film did quite well on video as a kids' movie, which is what it really is, a kids' movie.
And tbh, kids cannot really tell the difference between good and bad films, just so long as what they are watching has the elements that entertain them. Kids aren't film critics and they are very forgiving of continuity errors, production quality, acting ability and anachronisms, etc. They also have an amazing stamina for watching the same film dozens of times without getting tired of it.
I do agree the trailer is terrible, but I would challenge anyone to find many trailers from that period that present films we still respect now in a good light. Marketing of films was quite different in those days.
Posted 21 August 2015 - 01:20 PM
A little trivia note: another Bond alumni also played Brenda Starr in a made-for-TV movie, Jill St. John. That's a film I used to like when I was a kid. It may have even been a pilot for a series that never got picked up, I'm not sure but it was around the time the Wonder Woman series also debuted.