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revenge of the sith dvd at your local car boot!!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by samjet, May 22, 2005.

  1. samjet

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    their getting quicker off the mark with every new film :eek:

    just returned from my local small car boot and the dvd was on open sale - doing good business as well

    its about time the film companies forgot about trying to protect dvds and to release said dvds at the same time as cinema releases - would surely make more economic sense for the companies since most folk now wait for dvd release anyway :D
     
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    That mentality is ruining cinema.
     
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    True, I hardly go to the cinema these days. I just prefer to watch on my own set up without any annoyances. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed the cinema experience as something always ends up ruining it for me on each occasion. My set up sound wise is pretty reasonable but I do miss out on the screen size available by my 32" Philips silver shadow but one day I'll remedy that ;)
    I'm in favour of the dvd being available the same time as a movies cinematic release. Like you say it'd possibly cut down on the pirates and give people like me the opportunity to watch it at its release rather than having to wait for the dvd many months later. We in the UK sometimes benefit from movies being release in the US some months earlier and can get a copy of the dvd around the release date of the movie release over here on may occasions. More and more now though we tend to see worldwide releases which we have to wait for the dvd. Hopefully the studios will do something to combat the availability of such disc and releasing cosher copies of the movie at the same time of release is one serious option imo.
     
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    And thats going to put cinemas, especially smaller ones out of business.
     
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    Maybe, but I still think the majority of people do prefer the cinema. I'm probably in the minority not enjoying the cinema these days. There will always be family outings to the cinema especially for youngsters which is one of the reasons it no longer appeals to me. You'll always still have the hardcore cinema goer and I'm sure cinema will be as popular as ever. I think since the introduction of dvd the cinema has benefited from more interest as a result. Not everyone can afford the best equipment and still prefer the occasion of going to the cinema. I accept that lazy sods like me would rather get the dvd on the movies release but since I'd probably not be going to the cinema anyway they'd not be losing my custom because they didn't have it in the first place. :D
     
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    Not so sure that it would put cinemas out of business.

    Even with DVD sales as they are, and the upsurge in Home Cinema in the UK, cinema audiences have been increasing year on year for the past few years.

    Many people will go to the cinema for the "collective experience" of seeing a film.

    Personally I am strongly against pirating. Some friends of mine obtain pirate DVD's of newly released movies, and ask me to view them, and I always give them the stock answer - NO.

    Hopefully HDCP will erradicate the pirates, and allow the film makers to reduce the costs of their product to a reasonable cost e.g. £10 for a DVD.
     
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    If people want to subject themselves to poor and illegal copies of films then thats thier choice. Personally theres nothing worse for me than watching a cam recording of a movie.
    I don't think releasing the movie on DVD at the same time is a good idea. And I don't think the studios will want to either. They get the box office and then the DVD money.
     
  8. elicash73

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    The average person goes to the cinema once a year. I don't whether that supports my argument, but look what the advent of television did to cinemas. I definately think parallel cinema and dvd releases would be quite damaging to the former.

    Yeah I think you're right. With a lot of non blockbuster films breaking even/just profiting with DVD sales. Take The Life Aquatic for example. In its entire theatrical run it made half of what Episode III did in one night. Coincidentally thats also how much it cost to make.
     
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    Hi
    Well hellboy was out on region 1 well before the cinema release date in the uk and it still did very well at the pictures so as its been said joe public does like going to the movies.
    Cheers Gonzo.
     
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    HDCP has been beaten, the pro pirates dont loose out from this anyway just the consumer, the proffesional gangs and triads have people in the pressing plants and cinemas as well as the film distribution companies they dont wait for the DVD to go sale and buy it to copy, they have already sold 1000's before the official one is out so how can increasing copy protection stop this? it just you and me watching stuff we have paid to own because our TV's dont have HDCP or we want to watch films we own on a PC with carrying the 12cm disc every where with us. The film companies will scre w the consumer as much as possible as its a lot easier to crack down on US than the people who make the real money from piracy!!!!
     
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    Exactly why I try to discourage my kids from watching pirated DVD's...not that they pay any attention to me :rolleyes: ...it is not as innocent as it all seems :mad:
     
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    A tiny percentage of the population buy region 1 dvds.
     
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    its not innocent all its is mass scale rip offs and theft in my book theft Itellectual property is as bad as theft of goods or money, would your kids buy stolen goods?
     
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    Yep, even the e-bay pirates are out in full swing :rotfl: .

    Just an example below

    [Edited by mod - sorry but links to pirate DVD sales are not allowed]

    Shocking, I mean who wants a time bar at the top of a movie anyway!

    Damo :)
     
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    ive just bought 1 thanks for the link!!
     
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    Please guys no links to pirate dvd sales - we don't want to encourage them! ;)
     
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    i hear its better when you know waht your doing and remaster it in 2.35:1 anamorphic
    so they say
     
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    I've never understood why people resort to pirates. When most of us strive for the best quality possible, why would anyone want pq and sound quality compromised is beyond me.
     
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    But that's why we post on the AV Forums. The vast majority of people just don't care about picture quality to the same extent and certainly don't watch films through anything more than their stereo TV speakers. :)
     
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    I realise that is the case but I remember when I was younger and I (tried) to watch the first pirate I'd got hold of - a copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The copy was so bad that it put me off pirate copies forever. It was my first, and last pirate.

    So if I felt that way when I was so young I wonder why others don't feel the same...
     
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    Small world, that was the first pirate I ever saw, I was about 10 I think.
     
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    sometimes its about the film not the master i wouldn't take a hd 1080p copy of police academy 6 over a near dvd anamorpic sith but thats just me i love movies :eek: :devil:
     
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    There are some films that just NEED TO BE VIEWED at the CINEMA :thumbsup:
     
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    and i saw it twice opening day
     
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    If you intend to buy the real Dvd when it is released, is getting the pirate copy first, theft?
    (and if so, who are you stealing from?)
     
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    You seriously think dvd would be cheaper without piracy? nah

    anyway, Ive seen the film at the pictures, gonna buy the real dvd, but the pirate will do me nicely for now
     
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    you are still participating in a crime, and in most cases passing on funds to organised crime(those dvds from the local car boot dont just turn up in the guys car by them selves you know. :D )

    There is absolutly no justification for buying pirated material. And why watch a rubbish copy of the movie anyway? even if you dont like going to the cinema, its got to be better than watching poor quality dvd material thats either got a bloody great time code on it and poor sound, or peoples heads moving around in the picture.

    Piracy is against the law. Now weather you agree with this law or not, at this moment in time if you buy it you are comiting and helping to comitt an ilegal act. :eek:
     
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    Part of the enjoyment of this hobby (home cinema) is watching high quality transfers and sounds, I think alot of pirate copies go to the man with just a tv and dvd player where the flaws arnt as obvious.
    Cheers Gonzo.
     
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    My first pirate was an awfull copy of E.T. It was the last pirate I saw. I still don't know why people still watch them anymore.

    My brother came back from New York a month ago and saw a couple of movies while there and said not only were they cheaper with better quality picture/brightness, but that the DVD's were on sale in the cinema on his way out of the films he had just seen.

    He thinks we get a bad deal here.
     

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