Live Poll: Film Franchises at 100 Years Old

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What film franchise do you think will be the first to have a sequel 100 years after creation?

Hope we will be able to see these in Dolby V.R. (Virtual Reality!)

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090339270/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/T85V2a_2epo/
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It depends what constitutes a franchise, because if remakes count...

Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900), first ever cinematic appearance of Sherlock Holmes was remade 104 years later.  
And both original and remake are definitely worth a watch, so... 


I guess it's one of those cases when remake might be a bit better. :)
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A film series, film franchise, movie series, or movie franchise is a collection of related films in succession that share the same fictional universe, or are marketed as a series. That single Movie, was it part of a series?
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I will omit Silent Era Films.
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Ed Jones (XLIX), nope, unfortunately, although in wider term I've heard franchise being used for remakes, as well. After all, they often capitalize on familiarity of original title and characters... 

Not pursuing you to add it, it's just that I find the fact of 1900 and 2004 versions existing utterly fascinating. :) 
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For purists 1900 and 2004 are not in the S.H. Universe. 1939s Basil Rathbone's Sherlock IS Holmes!
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I have added the Woman in Green and removed 2004s S.H.
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Ed Jones (XLIX), for Post-Soviet purists Vasiliy Livanov is Holmes to such a point that nearly nothing compares. 

No, really, some (including a popular fan site) go as far as to call Soviet mini-series franchise "Film", with capital "F" and forbid everyone to call it "serial" (which is a main word for TV series in Ukrainian and Russian), because in their opinion it's disrespectful to call it anything else. Then again, we're talking about people whose discovery of existence of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" on their forum lead to them proclaiming it a typical American nonsense and a travesty because "you can't see and hear the real film". It is really interesting whether they saw any of the actual movies reviewed on MST3K, because I did and I can say that it's probably much easier to see most of those movies that way: it's a bit of a testament to sit through some of them as is. ;)   

Anyhow, Livanov is indeed one terrific Holmes, out there with the greatest. And website is also nice, actually, an encyclopedia with an especially interesting read on filming locations which reverse-engineers the series' London and Great Britian as being mostly all over the USSR with like 2% of footage really filmed in UK (they managed to sneak some via correspondent who was there and filmed Thames on 8 mm). :)
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Personally I never have warmed up to MST3K. While inventive, it's not inventive enough. Would like to experience Livanov's Holmes. But sadly a dubbed version of the series is probably not available. I so dislike captioning as it takes you away from acting nuances because you are distracted by reading.
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Ed Jones (XLIX) I have no problem with subtitles, but that's just me, I get why it might be troublesome. 

I guess it needs some research, but there might be a dubbed version of those: they were really popular and were shown in some English-speaking countries. 
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Made some changes.
Anyone see any error on the dates?
Let me know!
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I think we will have James Bond movies until our last days.
FYC
Mad Max
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Will add it!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Added


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Gitte Løyche

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Indiana Jones in Dolby V.R.? - Hmmmm - "Delightful"
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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All of them in V.R. Dolby! Or SurroundVision! Of course the seats pivot with the action!
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Gitte Løyche

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Hmmm! Interactive seats. Great idea!
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How about Frankenstein (1931) and King Kong (1933)?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I'll add them
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Star Treek Franchise
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Good idea! Shelock Holmes is definitely most likely, I think.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Thanks. Interesting name. When will we actually have the first "She"lock?
And who should play "Her"
Sounds like a poll brewing!
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Thank you most honorable Jedi Master Dan.
Fitting poll! 100 years....100th Poll. You do that on purpose? Or did I do a Jedi mind trick on you!
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Ed, I think this is your 101st poll.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Darnskies!!!
Thanks Jessica
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Godilla has been around since 1954 and is in the Guiness Book of World Records as the oldest running film series. There have been over 30 Godzilla movies released so to date, and more on the way. Could it be added to the poll?
There are a great many options already in it, if it's too late to add Godzilla.
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Wikipedia's list includes 35 Godzilla films. Released between 1954 and 2019. 
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Made a request. Watch for the change in an hour or two..........or three!!!
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-poll-authors-re-push-requests?topic-reply-list[settings]...


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Godzilla added
Please vote!
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Thank you very much for adding Godzilla to the list.
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