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by Lagamorph » Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:57 pm

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Jenuall wrote:I imagine the studios are more desperate than ever to get people seeing their movies somewhere so the streaming services are probably having a field day right now

From what I’ve heard, it’s more the other way round. The streaming services are desperate for new content, because all production was put on hold for months.

Yeah I imagine thereare pressures on both sides, but with the streaming platforms I imagine it's less. They have incumbent subscribers who are relatively unlikely to ditch them immediately if new content doesn't appear for a while so that's a pretty steady revenue stream. Whereas if you are a content producer who is sat on a new big budget movie with literally no way to make money back on that now or in the near future then you are going to be feeling a considerable squeeze!

Thing is big film studios keep delaying their releases. They seem desperate to cling to the old model of big cinema releases and Blu-Ray/DVD sales before letting their big budget releases hit streaming services.

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by Jenuall » Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:05 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
rinks wrote:
Jenuall wrote:I imagine the studios are more desperate than ever to get people seeing their movies somewhere so the streaming services are probably having a field day right now

From what I’ve heard, it’s more the other way round. The streaming services are desperate for new content, because all production was put on hold for months.

Yeah I imagine thereare pressures on both sides, but with the streaming platforms I imagine it's less. They have incumbent subscribers who are relatively unlikely to ditch them immediately if new content doesn't appear for a while so that's a pretty steady revenue stream. Whereas if you are a content producer who is sat on a new big budget movie with literally no way to make money back on that now or in the near future then you are going to be feeling a considerable squeeze!

Thing is big film studios keep delaying their releases. They seem desperate to cling to the old model of big cinema releases and Blu-Ray/DVD sales before letting their big budget releases hit streaming services.

They've got a valuable asset so they'll want the maximum return for it, but that value and the model previously used to justify it is looking more antiquated by the minute. From the surface level you can see why they would want to cling to the traditional model because it is so well understood, but it just may not be feasible any more, or at least for a while now.

Ultimately financing movies is big business and those who invested in things like the new Bond will be getting very shaky about what kind of return they'll see, and possibly even more importantly right now, when they will see it.

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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Monkey Man » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:29 pm



5th March. They paid $125m for global rights.


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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Ironhide » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:54 pm

Coming to America is an utter classic but I don't see the sequel being very good in all honesty.

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by Cuttooth » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:57 pm

No Arsenio Hall?

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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by rinks » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:20 pm

Never got round to watching it myself, but some of you might want to know that series 3 of American Gods is coming in January.

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:36 pm

At no point in the last 30 years have I thought Coming to America needs a sequel. The only reason would be if it was entirely centred on Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate.

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by Ironhide » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:38 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:At no point in the last 30 years have I thought Coming to America needs a sequel. The only reason would be if it was entirely centred on Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate.


:lol:

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by Monkey Man » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:43 pm

Cuttooth wrote:No Arsenio Hall?

He's in it.

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by Buffalo » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:26 pm

I watched the 2 Borat movies one after the other...I know there’s a 14 year gap between them but Sacha Baron Cohen’s accent in the sequel was totally different, just so bad. Kinda sounded like when your mates or your dad used to try it when it was all the rage in 2014.

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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Tomous » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:28 pm

...are you complaining his Kazakhstani accent is unrealistic?

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by Buffalo » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:51 pm

You know what I mean :roll:

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by Zilnad » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:02 pm

Wa wa wee wah! It's niiice!

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by Skarjo » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:05 pm

Buffalo wrote:...when it was all the rage in 2014.


Oh dude, do I have a 'Is Super Mario 3 closer to the moon landings or today' kinda moment for you.

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by Preezy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:39 pm

+1 on the accent being worse than in the original, more like a bad impression of it.

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by Buffalo » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:41 pm

Thank you!

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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Preezy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:42 pm

Oh anyway, I came in here to post my annoyance at the Amazon Prime offering - it seems that every film I want to watch you have to pay for, isn't that what the £7 a month fee is for? It's not even just on new releases, I wanted to watch LotR and it was £5 to rent in HD :|

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by Lagamorph » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:05 pm

Preezy wrote:Oh anyway, I came in here to post my annoyance at the Amazon Prime offering - it seems that every film I want to watch you have to pay for, isn't that what the £7 a month fee is for? It's not even just on new releases, I wanted to watch LotR and it was £5 to rent in HD :|

Amazon Prime is terrible for not separating out what's included in Prime and what's just available to buy/rent. Even if you go to the "Free to me" section (Which isn't even on every version of the app) then as soon as you watch something all of the "People also watched" stuff goes straight back to mixing up Included/Not Included stuff.

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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Tomous » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:11 pm

I cancelled my Prime renewal in July yet still have access to everything.

Not sure what is going on

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by That's not a growth » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:35 pm

Skarjo wrote:
Buffalo wrote:...when it was all the rage in 2014.


Oh dude, do I have a 'Is Super Mario 3 closer to the moon landings or today' kinda moment for you.


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