Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - All Warner 2021 Films going to HBO Max, bye Cinema :(

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Tafdolphin » Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:56 am

Buffalo wrote:What do you think Disney will do with Black Widow? They punted Onward onto Disney+ ‘early’, there was the whole Mulan debacle (coming next week for those who didn’t pony up the extra money) but Soul is arriving on Disney+ immediately, skipping the cinema (I think, probably).


Marvel films are the golden goose though, and there hasn't been one for ages. I reckon they'll sit on it.

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by Venom » Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:29 pm

That's not a growth wrote:Apparently the video quality of HBO Max is the worst of the streaming services (1080p, not great bitrate so dark scenes blacks look stripey), I'm in no rush so might wait for the iTunes version.



Good news for subscribers. Wonder Woman 1984 will be the first movie shown in 4K on HBO Max.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Preezy » Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:18 pm

Is HBO Max available in the UK?

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Moggy » Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:36 pm

Preezy wrote:Is HBO Max available in the UK?


Nope.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Mafro » Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:38 pm

Sky Movies, no doubt.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Tafdolphin » Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:45 pm

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This feels huge. Not sure what to make of it really: I love going to the cinema, but if WB can make this work financially I don't see how this doesn't spell the beginning of the end.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Zilnad » Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:48 pm

HBO of all the streaming services though?

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Cuttooth » Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:56 pm

Yep that's the death of the cinema right there. Or at least for a decade or so when some Silicon Valley techbro organically reinvents it.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by That's not a growth » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:08 pm

If they get good numbers on Wonder Woman I can see Disney giving steaming another go.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by SerialCeler » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:13 pm

Zilnad wrote:HBO of all the streaming services though?


HBO is owned by Warner Media.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Tomous » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:27 pm

Cuttooth wrote:Yep that's the death of the cinema right there. Or at least for a decade or so when some Silicon Valley techbro organically reinvents it.


It is the death of the current cinema model. They will need to downsize the number of cinemas and focus on bigger releases only.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Moggy » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:36 pm

That's not a growth wrote:If they get good numbers on Wonder Woman I can see Disney giving steaming another go.


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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Monkey Man » Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:45 pm

Following the one-month HBO Max streaming run, all films will continue to play exclusively in theaters “with all customary distribution windows applying to the title.”

Warner Bros. has the following films included on its 2021 slate for now (release dates could change, of course): “The Little Things,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Tom & Jerry,” “Godzilla vs. Kong,” “Mortal Kombat,” “Those Who Wish Me Dead,” “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” “In The Heights,” “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” “The Suicide Squad,” “Reminiscence,” “Malignant,” “Dune,” “The Many Saints of Newark,” “King Richard,” “Cry Macho,” and “Matrix 4.”


I wonder how it will work with Sky, maybe you can rent them for only the 1st month.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Yoshimi » Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:46 pm

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:20 pm

SerialCeler wrote:
Zilnad wrote:HBO of all the streaming services though?


HBO is owned by Warner Media.


Nobody uses HBO but rich people.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Moggy » Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:14 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:
SerialCeler wrote:
Zilnad wrote:HBO of all the streaming services though?


HBO is owned by Warner Media.


Nobody uses HBO but rich people.


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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Wedgie » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:26 pm

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I honestly don’t know how I feel about this.

If Sky does nab the Wonder Woman rights then that’s bad news for me as Sky never put subtitles up on their rental/sales stores at all.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max (Dec 25th)
by Peter Crisp » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:12 pm

Wedgie wrote:I honestly don’t know how I feel about this.

If Sky does nab the Wonder Woman rights then that’s bad news for me as Sky never put subtitles up on their rental/sales stores at all.


Really? That's bloody stupid of them :fp: .
The terrestrial channels are told to have them on everything as far as I know and rightly so.
It surely can't be expensive these days to add them.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - All Warner 2021 Films going to HBO Max, bye Cinema :(
by gaminglegend » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:45 am

It’s crap for cinemas but I don’t think it’s the death for the model at all. It’s the parent company more than Warner making the decision but they’ve been emphatic that it’s only 12 months.

Golden goose for them is the HBO streaming service isn’t doing that well it’s well behind I think the competitors so it should help.

With cinemas closed till summer (NY/LA probably which is the big American market) in some form of lockdown and potential closures I kind of see it.

Warner makes all the money here either streaming or cinema. If the world gets sorted sooner they make more money if not there’s a fall back.

At least it’s still out at the cinema. And then cinema exclusive till the media release helps.

They’ve not said anything about internationally, I believe Canada expects cinema only, and Europe currently. But will that stick?

Wonder Woman 84 is going to VOD after a month of release in the U.K. so that’s probably Sky Store or something.

They can’t make the same revenue from streaming as they do box office

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