They should rename the Bond film to 'No Time To Stream'.
I get that you get some added benefits (I'm a cinema lover myself), however lets say you're paying 50% for the film and the other 50% for the better picture/audio facility.I can see what you're saying, but the cinema gives you access to a screen size and audio that you cannot easily replicate at home and not everyone is an audiophile, so doesn't have the kit and setups that people on here have.
The cost of the cinema ticket is more like paying to go to an event. To pay the same to stay in and in most cases get a lesser experience is a harder sell.
On the flipside, I simply don’t understand how anyone can NOT find it a rip off to pay £20 for a stream of 1 movie.All I'm saying is, I simply don't understand how anyone can find it a ripoff for £20. If there is a choice of paying £20 to see the latest Bond/Marvel film for 5 months before it hits digital/physical sale then you're getting value for money.
If you're after value the middle ground is a Cinema Paradiso membership. £12 a month or so and you get 6 4K BDs a month of the latest releases. Nothing touches that.Yes, although you are more than welcome to wait for a few months and own it physically for only £20. By then the hype has dried up and folks will be talking about the next film. After all, you're really paying for the exclusivity viewing which is no different to the cinema. This is the part folks on here are kinda missing. Wait even 5 years and you might be lucky enough to watch it free on TV.
I can't see something like No Time to Die appearing in Netflix for at least 2 years after launch, so while Netflix offers incredible value, it offers almost no value to someone like having nearly seen all the newer films before they are released on there.
When you go to the cinema its an event, shown on a big screen experience and sound to die for. With an audience around you to share that experience. It isn't cheap, but its a day or night out (and sometimes both) thats a special treat.I don't get all this talk about "£20 so see it once as a rental" complaint.
Even at the cinema you are paying £10-22
Depends on the cinema and the audience. Cinema experiences can be grim ordeals.When you go to the cinema its an event, shown on a big screen experience and sound to die for. With an audience around you to share that experience. It isn't cheap, but its a day or night out (and sometimes both) thats a special treat.
But for a home stream that costs similar/more to going the cinema? Even for those with living room home cinema kits its just like watching the telly. Well, thats exactly what it is.
I wouldn’t pay £20 to stream a film, well there may be the very occasional one but generally no. Why?I don't get all this talk about "£20 so see it once as a rental" complaint.
Even at the cinema you are paying £10-22 (Imax and London cinema's) a ticket to see it once...
If that is reference to me then you're sorely mistaken I'm afraid. I'm a Cineworld unlimited member, saw Tenet on the first day in August and been in the movie section for over 12 years now.There seems to be some very anti-cinema goers on here who couldn't care less, which is fair enough. If you don't like the experience of it or don't like it you don't like it. But please don't wish it away for those that do.
Exactly my point. I know some would love to pay £4 to rent but at that price the Studio would make more money selling it to Prime/Netflix.Don't think anyone is wishing anything away.
If there are no films to show, there will be no cinemas anyway and studios presumable can't afford to sit on finished films indefinitely without the money coming in.
I understand that. But then are you critical of me, I am a Cineworld Unlimited customer, have been for 5 years, I would have gone to see Mulan at the Cinema as part of my membership but I wouldn’t pay £20 for it.If that is reference to me then you're sorely mistaken I'm afraid. I'm a Cineworld unlimited member, saw Tenet on the first day in August and been in the movie section for over 12 years now.
If you see my comments, I was more critical of those willing to pay £15-20 to watch new films at the cinema but not willing to give that same amount to watch the latest films at home.
The reality is, Cinema's won't be the only thing we'll be losing after this pandemic and we could be losing parts of the film industry too.
I'm not sure many are saying it is a rip off, just that they wouldn't pay it - two different things.This £20 price tag to stream a brand new release at home really puts things into perspective because at work we have a contract with a very niche business who sell these media boxes that allow you to watch the latest releases while they are still in the cinema (sometimes pre-cinema release too) , it’s marketed at the super rich who have their own state of the art setups (lots sold in Dubai apparently) and they pay upwards of $10,000 for the service.
Needless to say we haven’t sold many of their units since March as I imagine that whole side of the business has pretty much died what with no new releases but the fact that what would have once cost 5 figures to access is now looking at becoming something anyone can access for £20 is crazy and yet seems a lot think this is still a rip off, just goes to show value for money is most definitely subjective.
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I completely agree, which is basically only all about ones disposable income and to those on minimum wage, thats a lot to rent a film. It would be far better to wait 3 months and then buy the blu ray which is yours to keep.I'm not sure many are saying it is a rip off, just that they wouldn't pay it - two different things.
Also you need to take care what the super rich and what Joe Public feel are affordable.
For some, £20 Is a significant amount of money, it means nearly half a days work to someone on minimum wage. Whereas, for the super rich £1000 might seem a trivial amount of money. It might be the equivalent of a penny to mere mortals.
If it were for something that I really wanted to see now then I would pay the £20. And maybe one off special occasions.Still cheaper than a couple of you going to the cinema and again you could still wait 3 months and own it.