Want a DREDD Sequel? Want to See Karl Urban Return as Judge, Jury and Executioner? Sign the Official DREDD Sequel Petition to Make Some Noise!

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Pete Travis’ 2012 film Dredd, starring Karl Urban, was the Judge Dredd adaptation many fans wanted to see.  Even so, it struggled to make back its budget during its theatrical running, leading many to speculate that the possibility of a sequel was dead and buried.  Then, Dredd was released on the home video market and found a new life on Blu-ray and DVD, which was just enough of a spark to give fans hope of seeing a follow-up film in the future.  Urban is certainly on board and has encouraged fans to make their voices heard if they really wanted a sequel.  The fans were listening.  Hit the jump for more information on the official Dredd sequel campaign and to find out how you can lend your support.

Check out Urban’s thoughts on a Dredd sequel below:

Head over to the official page for the Dredd sequel petition to lend your support!

Here’s the synopsis for Dredd 3D:

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One–a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge–a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

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  • 80sRobot

    Kickstarter?

    • DeadMenTellNewTales

      I think if the petition works the studio might be convinced to finance it themselves and we won’t need kickstarter…

      • Roderick

        I you think you can get the money from Kickstarter, it’s a no-brainer in a lot of ways, because it’s essentially free money. The studio money is taken out of the bottom line – kickstarter money is given to you just for making the film. Most of them don’t even offer movie tickets in return for your “investment”.

      • King of the Desert

        Really? Pretty sure the Veronica Mars Kickstarter offered something along the lines of free DVD/Blu-Ray or ticket to see it as one of the rewards. Sure, if your putting money towards a fan made film that won’t get a theatrical release then your not going to get a ticket to see it. Something like this, which by the way would never make enough money on Kickstarter to get made, you’d get a ticket for one of the reward tiers.

      • Roderick

        Here’s an idea, why don’t we… check the Veronica Mars Kickstarter page! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559914737/the-veronica-mars-movie-project

        Yes, if you pledge FIFTY DOLLARS, you get a dvd. And if you pledge $750 you get a ticket to the premiere. $10 gets you a free, FREE!!! pdf, and you go on the mailing list.

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    OMG
    Let it go fanboys
    The movie bombed, nobody wants a sequel

    • Lex Walker

      A movie bombing doesn’t mean nobody wants a sequel. And in this case, It just means releasing it solely in 3D is a stupid theatrical release strategy.

      • MIXTER

        True!!!

        Things they got wrong…

        :The marketing.
        :The lack of 2D option.
        :The lackluster cheapy looking posters.
        :having the word 3D as part of the title (Dredd 3D)
        :Using the 3D Slo-Mo effect in trailers.

        Things they got right…

        :The actual movie!
        :The R rating.
        :The 3D and slo-mo was actually stunning!
        :The casting was great! (even though as a long time Dredd fan, it all seemed wrong in the beginning, but it worked great in the film)

      • Lex Walker

        Seriously, had the film been offered in 2D as much as 3D, Dredd would have broken 50 million domestically. Everyone I know heard great things about it, but if they didn’t see it it’s because they either dislike 3D or they didn’t want to have to pay for 3D. Even though it was some of the most beautiful 3D a movie has had in a long time (like Ma-ma’s final fall with all the glass, awesome).

      • Adrian

        What do you mean? I saw the film twice in theaters in 2D.

      • Lex Walker

        The key phrase was “as much as”, in the UK there were virtually zero 2D prints, and the same was true in the US. They were available, but they were much harder to find. If you had one near you, you were very lucky. Even NYC only had about 2 for the 25 screens playing it in 3D.

      • MIXTER

        that was very rare. hardly any theatres showed it in 2D. Mine didn’t either. however i’m glad i saw it in 3D as it was beautiful and dreamlike. best 3D i seen i reckon. Also made a fairly low budget movie look even more polished. the height of the interior of the block looked insanely high in 3D and those fall to the death in slo mo were crazy. 2D in my bluray does not evoke the same feeling of vertigo.

    • ThatOneGuyWhoDidThatThing

      i want a sequel. And so does the people who voted down your comment.

    • Zox

      Well, I’m glad a guy named Cocku speaks on behalf of everyone. I enjoyed this take on Judge Dredd. Yeah okay, It was pretty much the Raid, but it was an entertaining ride with one of my favorite comic book characters.

      • http://www.facebook.com/robert.gray.9461 Robert Gray Lvss

        i wonder if when the script was leaked from dredd 3d it was taken and made into The RAID sorry stolen :)

    • WhereDidYouTrain? ON A FARM?!

      That must be why the petition has over 10,000 signatures so far and 30,000 likes and counting on it’s Facebook page…

      Because nobody wants it.

      • HORSEFLESH

        2000AD/Rebellion (co-producers on DREDD) are supporting it because the film is making money in the ancillary market. The petition is a political/public relations push from outside-in.

      • WhereDidYouTrain? ON A FARM?!

        … DUH! It’s to make the public aware of it and hopefully use that positive awareness to convince the studio to finance the sequel.

        Explain how this is political…

      • HORSEFLESH

        The ‘politics’ of the film industry and matters of confidence in a product or brand. There are many definitions/applications for the words we use.

        “Politics: the assumptions or principles relating to or inherent in a sphere, theory, or thing.”

      • WhereDidYouTrain? ON A FARM?!

        Fair enough. But that’s why there’s the petition though. More signatures will grow more confidence.

      • MIXTER

        Actually it was started by someone on here, that set up a facebook page, i was there in the beginning. they also set up a petition page. but it grew and grew. 2000ad has only just cottoned onto it from what ive seen, and helped with this public push.

      • Kevin Carter

        Maybe if those 40000 people had paid to see it and not DL it, the movie may have made money lol

      • WhereDidYouTrain? ON A FARM?!

        They didn’t download it, most people discovered it on dvd and blu-ray.

        There’s even a link to that in the article…

      • Strong Enough

        10 000? thats it? LMAO

      • WhereDidYouTrain? ON A FARM?!

        The petition only launched a few days ago and only recently got the attention of the producers. 10,000 in that short amount of time without any type of coverage until now is impressive.

        Let’s see how many signatures YOU can get for something!

        Oh one more thing, LMAO!

      • Strong Enough

        me? i’m not the one trying to resurrect a dead in the water movie that no one wanted in the first place. you’re never getting Dredd back on screen. deal with it chump. you think 10,000 is enough to make a sequel? you 10,000 are the only people who want to see it! don’t you understand that? no one gives a fuck about Dredd! so go try your hardest. you may even get to 30,000 but it still won’t enough for a studio to back shit!

        oh and one more thing LMAO!

      • WhereDidYouTrain? ON A FARM?!

        Your trolling skills are nauseating. =)

        ROFLMFAO!

      • WhereDidYouTrain? ON A FARM?!

        And now it’s up to 20,000 signatures (Doubled in one day), 40,000 likes and now has articles about it published by IGN and Entertainment Weekly. Building traction…

      • Strong Enough

        and still no sequel. LOL!

      • Ken J

        Dammit, it was supposed to happen right away! *sad face*

      • Strong Enough

        hey ring my bell when it does :)

        i’ll be here

      • Ken J

        It’ll be after 5 more sequels to transformers. Those movies are Oscar worthy, the proof is in the box office! :-)

      • Strong Enough

        hey i;m here and waiting. tell me when!

      • WhereDidYouTrain? ON A FARM?!

        Oh yeah, because Rome was built in a day.

        IFYM!

      • Strong Enough

        at least Rome was built unlike Dredd 2 which will never see the light of day and come to fruition! lol!

      • Strong Enough

        trolling? i speak the truth. i know it hurts but no one wants your precious dredd back! lol!

      • Ken J

        Geez, someone is bored… Why are you even here?? LOL :-D

      • Strong Enough

        came to comment but these fans are vicious! i guess their mad there will never be a sequel to that piece of shit film! lol!

      • Ken J

        Comment on what? You didn’t like the film, you don’t want a sequel, so, why are you commenting? Should I go to the Twilight articles and comment about how crappy those films are? Oh wait, that would be trolling…

      • Strong Enough

        hey you can. whatever you want buddy. but you are wasting time replying to me when you didn’t like my comment instead of just ignoring it and let a random stranger do his thing. I have a right to express my opinion where ever. and i did like the film dumbass. never said i didn’t.

      • WhereDidYouTrain? ON A FARM?!

        I have the right to express my opinion too, and my opinion is you’re going to die alone in a basement and your last words will be “LOL!”

      • Strong Enough

        and there STILL won’t be a Dredd Sequel! LOL!

        type all the name calling you want to make you feel better. it ain’t never happening! LOL!

      • Ken J

        ” i guess their mad there will never be a sequel to that piece of shit film!”
        I guess besides not knowing the difference between “their” and “they’re” you also don’t know the meaning of “piece of shit” if you actually liked this piece of shit film, dumbass, lol.

      • Strong Enough

        hey i love to watch bad movies! it makes me a better writer :)

    • Walter White

      Buddy, do you not know what a cult classic is? Just because it bombed in theaters doesn’t it didn’t find a large audience some other way.

      • Walter White

        *doesn’t mean

    • MIXTER

      “nobody” wants a sequel? Your right! We want several sequels!
      Also, your exclamation that it bombed, pay attention! It did not bomb on dvd bluray. It kicked ass!

    • Rowan Charlton

      There have been acclaimed movies that have bombed.

      • MIXTER

        True! “Bladerunner” being probably the most famous.

      • Kevin Carter

        Dredd is NO Blade Runner my friend

      • Walter White

        He was comparing the box office situation, not the 2 films themselves.

      • Greg Collins

        You’re right, Kevin. Some of us think it’s BETTER!!! :)

      • Kevin Carter

        That’s great. I hope the next one is even better. :)

      • Roderick

        Please, only use “my friend” as a rhetorical flourish if you are Mitt Romney.

      • Kevin Carter

        Ewww, please NEVER use the name “Mitt Romney” in any sentence…..

      • Ken J

        LMAO, “Ewww?” Really? What are you, a teenage girl?? :-D

      • Kevin Carter

        I’m obviously not as well versed on the writings of teenage girls as you are. I bow to your superior knowledge my friend..
        On the plus side, I think I got a vote down on that comment from a Mitten’s supporter ;)

      • Ken J

        LOL, no reason to “support” someone who isn’t even running for anything, I just know you’re a supporter of Mr. Transparent Government, lol. :-P And besides, use your common sense, you bring politics into the discussion, you’ll get likes and dislikes, because *gasp* not everyone has the same political opinion as you. Crazy, I know…

      • Guest

        Wow, calm down dear….Don’t take this all so seriously.
        I didn’t bring Romney into the conversation lol. Read the post above my “Ewww” comment :p

      • Ken J

        Awww, what a cute attempt to sound condescending to appear to have the upper hand… (see what I did there?) :-D

      • Kevin Carter

        Well I am a teenage girl :)

      • Kevin Carter

        LOL, Calm down dear….
        *Gasp* I didn’t bring Mittens into the conversation…Check the comment above your favorite “Ewww” comment..:p
        Didn’t mean to touch a nerve there… Why so serious???

      • Ken J

        Did you just post the same thing twice?? You’re not having an aneurism or a stroke are you?? LOL (oh wait, why am I laughing at that??) ;-)

      • Kevin Carter

        As long as you are happy now.

      • MIXTER

        You totally misread my point! Not a lot of films are Bladerunner. infact only Bladerunner is. But not a lot of films are Dredd neither! And thats why we want more!

      • Ken J

        Hey now Mixter, stop trying to imply that people can have different opinions man. If he says one thing is good and the other isn’t, then that’s that…

      • Ken J

        The Terminator for instance, did poorly at the box office, but did very well in home video sales. That’s the only reason they considered a sequel. Unfortunately it took 10 years for that to happen, hopefully this would be sooner…

    • http://www.facebook.com/robert.gray.9461 Robert Gray Lvss

      i went to see it in the cinema and couldnt get enough obviously you didnt get it

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      A lot of people want a sequel. Let it go.

  • nelson

    Karl Urban should play Batman first then make the Dredd movie sequel.

    • MIXTER

      That would ruin the possibility of a Batman vs Dredd movie in future, not saying it would happen, but there are Batman vs Judge Dredd comics out there. A team up that would be great put on film.

      • Lex Walker

        It’s not happening in the next decade or so, and that’s the only window in which Urban could play Batman. Hell, DC/WB are having trouble even getting Justice League off the ground, you really think Batman vs. Dredd is ever going to happen anytime soon?

      • HORSEFLESH

        DC/Warners don’t own JUDGE DREDD. Not sure that many people want it as it’s a bit of a niche novelty.

      • I Fucked a Jawa

        Batman’s a niche novelty? Put Batman in anything people will want it! That’s the only reason I’m seeing the Lego movie.

      • Lex Walker

        …Dredd was the niche novelty he was referring to. That was pretty clear.

      • Sit There and Bleed

        Still, adding Batman wouldn’t make it a niche anymore.

      • HORSEFLESH

        No, ‘Batman vs Judge Dredd’ is a novelty. Dredd belongs in his own films.

      • Kpaqu1

        Sounds like the 1990s!

      • Ken J

        Yah, I honestly am not too excited for a cross-over. I like Batman, I like Dredd, but together it just seems like an Aliens vs. Predator gimmick…

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        They could always get a certain Italian Stallion to play the part of Dredd in that case ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/robert.gray.9461 Robert Gray Lvss

        if Stallone was to be in DREDD 2 then he would be playing OTTO SUMPS … if he was lucky hes a dead ringer for it

  • Englishgent

    You mean the RAID!

    • I Am Not Bruce Campbell,

      No, we mean DREDD. Just because 2 action movies share a similar plot element/ structure doesn’t mean one is lessened in any sort of way. JUDGE the individual films on their own merits. Ex: Speed takes a lot from Die Hard but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good movie.

      And both movies were in production at roughly similar times and in different countries. Is it really anybody’s fault there’s similarities?

      • Ken J

        A LOT of movies take from Die Hard. Olympus Has Fallen was basically Die Hard in the White House, lol.
        But in regards to Dredd and The Raid, the script and screenplay for Dredd was written before The Raid, so… basically people like Englishgent are just trying to talk crap for no reason…

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Dredd was written before The Raid even went into production.

      • Ken J

        Yep, if only Englishgent done a little bit of research before coming here to make a fool of himself…

  • nom79

    Make a petition to play Batman and I’m all for it.

    • Ken J

      Why not both???

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  • Fletch Larry

    Best Action movie of the past few years, in the vein of 70′s Carpenter flicks. Give me more Dredd!

  • Pat

    Dredd 3D began production before the script for The Raid was even written. The Raid just came out first because of how little post-production was required to finish it compared to Dredd. Get your timeline straight, people. If anything, The Raid ripped off Dredd, not the other way around.

    • MIXTER

      Exactly true!

      (though Dredd was written first, I Wouldn’t say Raid ripped off Dredd or vice versa. Just a wacky coincidence,

      I have ideas all the time for stories/films, then way down the line it gets made or similar, even though my idea never got sent to anyone, they on paper. I had ideas for a Blair Witch project style film 5 years before that was even made. (except it was a werewolf not a witch) The film Black Sheep, about were-sheep I had 13 years ago when i was at college, and possibly the concept of Steam Punk in around 1996 (not sure how old steam punk goes back) Lots of instances… I know I’m not the only one. Anyway ideas and coincidences happen all over.

      Anyhow, Petition signed, and facebook page Liked!
      Bring on the sequelS!!!

    • Lex Walker

      …or two films used the classic tower siege action plot at the same time. Films do it all the time: Die Hard, The Negotiator, The Rock, etc.

      • Rowan Charlton

        Exactly. In 1997 there was Dante’s Peak and Volcano. Two Volcano movies. In 1998 I think it was there was Deep Impact and Armageddon. Two films about a meteorite coming down to the planet. Although according to someone involved in Deep Impact, there was someone sent from the rival studio to make notes on what they were doing, and then they rushed together Armageddon and copied Deep Impact.

      • MIXTER

        Yes i agree. Also the tower seige happened in some of the comics. Block wars are common in Dredd. Hell, even Stallones film started out with a brief tower seige /block war. Dredd 3d was basically that, but bigger and stretched out. So if anything, one could argue that the Raid copied the beginning of the 95 Judge Dredd. I loved both Dredd and the Raid, and theyd actually make a great box set double pack dvd.

      • Ken J

        Um, key phrase there is: “If anything.” Since so many people try to claim Dredd ripped off The Raid. He’s saying “IF” any “ripping” off had occurred, it was the other way around…

    • Fletch Larry

      Dredd was inspired by Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13. Its possible The Raid was as well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/robert.gray.9461 Robert Gray Lvss

      Im sure when DREDDS script was leaked it was stolen by the raid team

  • Imperator Cydonius

    Dredd 2 NOW because he is THE LAW

  • lobtaylor

    I take back each and bad thing I ever said about DREDD ( though in my defence the trailers were awful!) I wandered into the theatre and I saw this movie it was just awesome!

    I have signed up already on the DREED sequel . Hell I bought the blu-ray too :)

    • MIXTER

      A lot of people i know felt the same way. Shame they didn’t see it in theatres, but they loved it on bluray. i think if the film were rereleased now, it would probably make more cash second time round. especially as many people i know wish they saw it in 3d after the hype. and the bluray making of showing the 3d stuff.

      • Ken J

        I read a lot of good things about the movie so my friends and I all decided to go to the theater to watch it. We’re all glad that we did. :-)

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    Signed! I liked the Urban Dredd. Very entertaining movie!

  • LEM

    If you guys liked it so much why didn’t you all go see it in the theaters?

    • Walter White

      Because there’s more than one way to discover a great movie besides seeing it in theaters.

      • Kevin Carter

        You mean pirate it lol? (Just joking..)

      • Walter White

        Dvd/ Blu-ray, Netflix, Red Box, streaming or simply watching it on television…

      • MIXTER

        Lots of ways of seeing a movie, Pirate is one of them. But, its the dvd and bluray SALES that are what has been making the big splash here. Thats the point of this artical existing. If iy failed on home entertainment aswell as cinemas then I doubt anyone would even bother coming up with a petition. But as Dredd was number 1 bluray sales on Amazon here in the UK, and i think in the top 10 everywhere else? it gives us a chance and shows the studios that theres a market for it.

    • MIXTER

      ?? Makes no sense! You can’t like a movie until youve seen it. There is then a time gap between its cinema release and bluray release. People saw the dvd/bluray, loved it. But without a time machine or a re-release, seeing in cinemas after its gone is impossible. Its that simple really, don’t you agree?

    • Ken J

      I guess you’ve never heard of cases where good movies are poorly marketed so they do poorly in the box office? While bad movies are marketed so well that they perform well???
      I guess Firefly must have been the worst tv show because its ratings while it aired were terrible…

  • Kevin Carter

    Sadly the fan boys missed the big problem with the movie. It was more like an 80′s fighting game….Start at the bottom of a building, fight up level by level and then beat the big boss baddie. At least the Stallone version had the cursed earth.
    The film was always on the back foot with the storyline and the poor choice of Villain. Don’t get me wrong, I know Lena and she is great but horribly miscast as the main villain.
    Until the DVD sales are added in, the film made less than it cost.
    It needed a bigger budget to do justice to the character, Remember He-Man being set primarily on Earth??? Yeah it saved cash but made the movie shite…

    • Blue Power Ranger

      According to thenumbers.com it made $10 million in dvd sales. But it doesn’t list what the blu-ray sales were. Don’t forget the money it makes when it starts airing on regular networks like FX or TNT.

      • Kevin Carter

        It’ll claw money back from everything you said as does every movie but even with $10m from DVD’s it is still about $5 short of breaking even. If it hadn’t had the 3D ticket prices it would have looked even worse.
        I really like the character and looked forward to seeing the movie but as I listed in my first post, it had problems. And at least two fans apparently can’t see it. I would like to see another Dredd but not before a decent budget has a green light and a better story…..We shall see..

      • Blue Power Ranger

        Like I said, we don’t know what the blu-ray sales were. If they made 10 from dvd, another 5 from blu-ray doesn’t seem that unreasonable.

        Now maybe if that first Stallone film hadn’t been a piece of garbage it could’ve gotten a bigger budget but it needed to get taken back to basics first to make everyone forget the Stallone film ever existed.

        So what if the Stallone film had the cursed earth, it’s still terrible.

      • Kevin Carter

        The Stallone movie made good money, approx. $115m, but was shite for the most part.
        They seemed to have made more of an effort tbh. It gets a plus for not being stuck in a tower block.
        I don’t think the 1st one had a bearing on budget as it was 18 years ago.. It was a poor script/story.

        Maybe this, or if that’s aside.
        I though Karl was great, I just hope the next one learns from the mistakes of the first two now.

    • Ken J

      Yah, everything needs to be a big spectacle to be good. The reason Dredd was good was BECAUSE it was not some big spectacle. The whole movie was centered around Dredd and the rookie Anderson. And that’s how it’s supposed to be. I loved that it showed how HE was a bad ass, not how cool those flashing futuristic lights are, and all of those distractions…

      • Guest

        You missed my point…Not to worry :)

    • imaginaryGHOST

      I disagree with you completely. I never read the comic (only One Night in Gotham, w/Batman) and saw both versions of the character on-screen.

      The movie’s basic plot was fantastic – it was all it needed to be. The Stallone vehicle was an unwatchable mess.

  • Strong Enough

    you people need to get over it. there won’t be a sequel.

    • I AM A BANNANA!!!! FEAR ME!!!!

      A lot of people said Firefly wouldn’t get a movie, Peter Jackson wouldn’t return to direct The Hobbit, that The Avengers has too many characters to establish beforehand and that Dumb and Dumber would never get a sequel (It starts shooting in September).

      If enough people want it, it will happen.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Strong Enough is a troll. Just ignore him.

      • Strong Enough

        No it won’t. don’t you get it? It flopped and no studio will do another one. why can’t you people understand that? no one wanted dredd in the first place and to do another one is idiotic even if a few dying fans want another one just to feed their nerdgasms

      • I AM A BANNANA!!!! FEAR ME!!!!

        If nobody wanted Dredd in the first place, this article would have never been written and you and I wouldn’t be debating this.

        And no, you don’t get it, I AM A BANANA!!!! FEAR ME!!!!

      • Ken J

        LOL, a little too much Despicable Me?? :-P

      • I AM A BANNANA!!!! FEAR ME!!!!

        Little too much YouTube actually haha

      • Strong Enough

        yes the people who saw the first film want a second one. too bad that isn’t enough to give dredd its budget back and warrant a sequel! you guys have no idea how stupid this is. the people who are signing this petition are the same people who saw it the first time. that is not nearly enough to get a sequel. what you really need to do is group your wallets together (yes even Karl Urban and his rich friends) and make a film of your own for 5 million. set it in a small location where dredd goes on a solo mission to a factory or some shit and meets judge death and screen that shit at festivals. Only God forgives cost 5 million. make some shit like that and your straight. because there will never be a big budget dredd film for a LONG LONG TIME

  • Ashley Beeching

    Let’s make this happen people!
    Dredd is on of the few movies of recent times that actually deserves a sequel!

    Sign the official petition here:

    http://2000adonline.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=a6e40236aa24d482cfff600d2&id=62906ebdcc

    And join the official Facebook page here:

    https://www.facebook.com/MakeADreddSequel?ref=stream

    Please share on your social networks! :-)

  • John Hebert

    I’d like to see it show again in IMAX theaters. Would pre-selling the IMAX tickets to determine a profit margin before the showing be an acceptable strategy to the theaters? Anyone know the profit margins for showing an IMAX release?

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