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theabortionatorAlso the whole level 1 thing
gbalkmanI still resent warren miller entertainment since the level 1 drama. I would never consider giving them my money
theabortionatorYeah. Honestly it's fucking crazy to think that you can not have the right to your own voice. Fucking ridiculous I literally don't even under stand that still. So fucked.
As far as the movies I can't hate on the people who go. Most people have no idea about the suit, who level one is, that warren miller isn't apart of warren miller, and are just trying to get stoked for the season, get some coupons, and see some friends.
That said the whole situation is fucked.
lmmccHuh I’ve never actually heard of the Level 1 Warren Miller lawsuit before, maybe it was because I was in like 1st grade or something. What happened?
.Frydidn't watch it but I can only assume it was exactly like the rest of Warren Miller's lame movies
theabortionatorWarren Miller the man used to make Warren Miller movies. He sold the company to his son, who sold it for $$$. I think he sold it to time warner but then it eventually got bought by at least one other place.
Anyway Warren Miller the man, narrated the Level 1 Movie Refresh in 09. WME sued Level 1 for this. The right to Warren Miller the man, his voice etc, was part of the WME that was sold.
There are articles about it on freeskier etc, thread about it on here. I'll link some stuff.
Sparknotes: WME can go suck a dick
harrista1Not only was it the most boring, non-creative ski movie I have ever seen. They made the sponsors so obvious by plastering ducati all over and putting in a good 5 minutes of two people riding their motorcycles. It was like watching one of those youtube videos that has a 3 minute ad in the middle of it. That aside, it was like watching a well produced resort webcam repeat itself for a solid 2 and 1/2 hours. The segments were the EXACT same with little variation other than location and music, which became repetitive and annoying towards the 2 hour mark. But the thing that really just murdered the movie, was the fact that the teaser/trailer they played before the start of the movie had a whole lot of freeskiing and what looked like some level 1 shots, but the movie had no park skiing whatsoever. I'm not saying it had to have a lot, but you don't tease Andri Ragettli's quad and then not put it in unless you're trying to make a shitty movie.
artrud23I'm having flashbacks to typing "Level 1 > WME" all the time and being banned from the WME Facebook page.
Titus69Lol I use to always see the premiers at the same local theater every year with the family and friends. Always tight seeing raffles and getting passes and the amount of hype mostly from the somewhat die hard 55 year old dudes. Fuck their movies, every other pow segment was somewhere in Alaska, and the park segments always had shots from poor boyz shoots.
Never heard about the level one shit, makes me hate WM more, and seriously fuck Johnny Mosley’s narrating.
theabortionatorWarren Miller is cool as fuck. WME is shit
lmmccThanks for the articles and taking the time to find them! Totally sucks WME sued Level 1. Sounds like they got a little jealous.
freeskibum82That was a really really really long advertisement. Ive never seen a few people drink so much ester-c given to them by ester-c while grooming using groomers that sponsored the movie at a resort that sponsored the movie.
Let's be realistic too. the one dude who lives in a trailer has a brand new tiguan and two ducatis rocking the latest apparel from you guessed it.. another sponsor of the movie? yea.. really a ski bum...
freeskibum82but like others have said. its usually a good crowd of rowdy people yelling at the screen when a dude straight lines, so i'll let it slide.
skiermanI've never heard a bunch of weekend warrior gapers whose only exposure to skiing is WME and care more about their boots matching their skis described as a "good crowd of rowdy people". As far as I'm concerned, anyone who brags about attending WME premieres are joeys that need to be avoided at all costs.
lmmccDid you seriously get banned from their Facebook page?