Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

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by Tomous » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:50 am

Moggy wrote:$20

Or good quality pirate versions......



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by Edd » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:00 am

Sounds good for everyone really although there's no chance they'll release stuff like Fast and Furious that soon on VOD.

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by Godzilla » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:30 pm

Cineworld reopening on Friday, showing Nolan movies and back to the future trilogy. Can't wait to get back.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Preezy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:44 pm

It's almost as if cinemas are going to become these giant Blockbusters, where you can go and see some of the new releases but mostly it's going to be older classics.

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by Corazon de Leon » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:26 pm

I genuinely don’t have an issue with cinemas showing more classic movies, I think it’s brilliant.

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by Benzin » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:14 pm

Like when they did BttF day a few years back.

Plus some films I'd love to see in a cinema. Or even resee them.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Rex Kramer » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:31 pm

Give me Aliens Special Edition on an Imax screen and I'll be there.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Godzilla » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:21 am

Mulan coming to Disney + in September. No cinema release and the cost...$30 for a rental, on top of the monthly subscription.

Hopefully it bombs hard or that will be the start of a very worrying price point.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by PatSharpsMullet » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:29 am

Godzilla wrote:Mulan coming to Disney + in September. No cinema release and the cost...$30 for a rental, on top of the monthly subscription.

Hopefully it bombs hard or that will be the start of a very worrying price point.

That's a crazy price for rental, especially if only one person is going to watch it. I know they need to make their money back, but rental should be a lot less than that. They would probably make more money too at a lower price because more people would pay it.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by gaminglegend » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:50 am

PatSharpsMullet wrote:
Godzilla wrote:Mulan coming to Disney + in September. No cinema release and the cost...$30 for a rental, on top of the monthly subscription.

Hopefully it bombs hard or that will be the start of a very worrying price point.

That's a crazy price for rental, especially if only one person is going to watch it. I know they need to make their money back, but rental should be a lot less than that. They would probably make more money too at a lower price because more people would pay it.


Considering it’s a high costing blockbuster & split it between say a family of 4.. it’s not that bad in the grand scheme. It’s the same as a cinema which is probably what they want to recoup.

It’s going to bomb anyway I think with Western audiences - all the draws to the original have been taken away

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by Venom » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:18 am

Godzilla wrote:Mulan coming to Disney + in September. No cinema release and the cost...$30 for a rental, on top of the monthly subscription.

Hopefully it bombs hard or that will be the start of a very worrying price point.



I actually hope it doesn't! Over the years there has been all kinds of chat about how to offer cinema releases at home; how to do it? can it recoup the money of a big movie? etc. Mulan isn't a made for TV movie, it's a big budget film and this move is being done presumably because Disney don't want to sit on it until cinema business gets back to normal, if it ever does. For sure it is a test to see if Marvel movies can be sold this way.

I love the cinema experience at its best, good seats, good people around you it magnifies the atmosphere. But often it can be a shoddy, noisy, expensive, time-consuming experience (all the pre-show crap). If for the price of two cinema tickets I can be in my own home and watch that blockbuster that I really want to see, eg Wonder Woman 1984, that's great.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Zilnad » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:31 am

I wonder how much it'll be in £? Something around £20 would be an acceptable price to pay to avoid noisy, stinking cinemas.

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by Venom » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:57 am

Zilnad wrote:I wonder how much it'll be in £? Something around £20 would be an acceptable price to pay to avoid noisy, stinking cinemas.


After I typed my last post I was wondering how much I would actually pay, and I think definitely around the £20, possibly £25 would be right. The film companies would have to make a new release a big event and advertise it as normal and that seemed to work with the Trolls movie.

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by Dowbocop » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:08 am

My wife and I can rarely go to the cinema because we have a young child and no readily available childcare (all our family live down south). We'd be able to give movie studios a lot more money if they did online releases.

Certainly with Disney+ a new release rental could be immediately followed by an email link to the Disney store to sell a load of related tat.

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by Godzilla » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:44 am

I think if they had a purchase price (even inflated) at the same time I would be ok with it.

Anyone remember in video stores that the ex rental VHSs had ridiculous prices. I seem to remember £45 or £85 but I was a kid so I might be getting confused.

I they they referenced video shop price of tapes on Seinfeld once and they were $200 dollars.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Moggy » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:08 am

People would actually pay £20-£30 for a rental

Bunch of narcs in here. :dread:

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Tomous » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:13 am

Obviously the price reflects the fact they can't charge per person. The film has been made with a budget that assumed they'd be selling cinema tickets per person. They can't do that when it goes direct to people's homes. You know who solved this issue way back in 2013? Microsoft with Kinect. It could work out how many people were watching and change charge accordingly :shifty:

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by Moggy » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:16 am

Tomous wrote:Obviously the price reflects the fact they can't charge per person. The film has been made with a budget that assumed they'd be selling cinema tickets per person. They can't do that when it goes direct to people's homes.


My heart bleeds for the Disney corporation.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:20 am

Godzilla wrote:Mulan coming to Disney + in September. No cinema release and the cost...$30 for a rental, on top of the monthly subscription.

Hopefully it bombs hard or that will be the start of a very worrying price point.


I’d have liked to see Mulan but I’m not strawberry floating paying that for a rental.

Also PSA - John Travolta’s The Fanatic is coming to Sky Movies at the end of the week - it was written and directed by, err, Fred Durst and is a legitimate train wreck of a movie. Must watch.

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by Skarjo » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:26 am

The lead actress in Mulan made disparaging comments about the Hong Kong protestors so I can pretend my utter indifference to watching it is an ethical stand against tyranny.

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