Someone once noticed that a number of the companies whose logos appeared in BR had financial difficulties after the film was released. Atari had 70% of the home console market in 1982, but faced losses of over $2 million in the first quarter of 1991. Bell lost its monopoly in 1982. Pan-Am filed for bankruptcy protection in 1991. Soon after Blade Runner was released, Coca-Cola released their “new formula”, resulting in losses of millions of dollars. (It is interesting to note that since then, the Coca-Cola Company has seen the biggest growth of any American company in history.) Cuisine Art filed for bankruptcy protection in July 1989.
Then again, it should also be noted that a lot of companies NOT featured in BR went bust too. It’s a fact of life, if you will; either they go bankrupt, or they merge with another company, or just change names, etc.
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