i've always understood why movies starring people like charlie sheen, luke perry or carmen electra go straight to video, but i've never understood how this has happened to "A" list stars like gene hackman, winona ryder, morgan freeman and sigourney weaver, to name a few.
do the studios just lose complete faith that the film will make any money at the box office? i don't think there is any way one of these actors would set out to make a straight to video film.
i recall a while back seeing previews for the winona ryder film "boys" that was supposed to open the same day as "twister".
well, being the big winona fan i am, i was there, but the movie wasn't. despite all the advertising, the film never made it to theatres, and eventually found it's way to home video. the movie wasn't very good, but the quality of a film hasn't stopped hollywood from releasing them in theatres.
help me jar jar binks, you're my only hope.