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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 01 September 2018 at 12:41pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

From an insert in TOTAL FILM magazine:


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BLADE RUNNER appears to have the powers of a strange curse - every corporation that paid for product placement in the movie (including Atari, Pan Am, RCA, Cuisinart, and Bell Phones) suffered extreme losses in the years that followed the film's original release. Even Coca-Cola wasn't safe from the curse, when, in 1985, its attempt at a 'New Coke' rebrand was a very public failure.

Fascinating, but unbelievable.

I don't believe in such things. Corporations have difficulties, even the best ones.

And methinks 'New Coke' (I never tasted it, did the UK sell it?) was a failure more to it not being 'Classic Coke' than any tenuous link it had with BLADE RUNNER.
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Greg Kirkman
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Eh, I put in in the same category as the “Superman Curse” and the “Odd-numbered STAR TREK Movie Curse”. People stretching to find patterns in the midst of coincidences.
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Robbie Parry
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Indeed.

I'd wager I could find some corporations, who advertised in BLADE RUNNER, that had a successful 1980s.

It is a stretch. I mean, "New Coke" came 3 years after BLADE RUNNER. When does a 'curse' expire? 
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