Has there ever been a theaterical sequel to a direct to video film?

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  1. odiin Registered

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    I was reading the thread about the Bats DTV and it got me thinking about this. Tons of films get quick DTV cash-in sequels that are almost always crap, but has there ever been a DTV that ended up so well and having a large enough fan base that the film studio saw fit to greenlight a sequel for theatrical release? I can't think of any myself but I'm sure it's had to happen at least once.
     
  2. Octoberist point blank

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    If there isn't, I would like to break new ground in Hollywood by the first director to so!
     
  3. Rac Deadite

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    High School Musical 3

    EDIT: Nah, the first were TV-movies, not DTV.
     
  4. Rac Deadite

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    Ah! The original Grudge was DTV movie!

    Ju-on (2000) (DTV)
    Ju-on 2 (2000) (Theatrical)
    Ju-on: The Grudge (2003) (Theatrical)
    Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003) (Theatrical)
    Ju-on: The Grudge 3 (2008) (Theatrical)
     
  5. odiin Registered

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    Well that was quick.

    thread=over.

    You win.
     
  6. Iron_Stark Pepperony 3000

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    Any American made though?
     
  7. DocHoliday The King of Cool

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    I was told Evil Dead was a direct to video that got so popular it got a theatrical run at the Grindhouses and whatnot.
     

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