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Would you pay $30 for a first run DVD??

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by Paul Secic, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Paul Secic

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  2. Earl Bonovich

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    A lot would depend on what the distance is between:

    - Theater Release Date
    *** What date for available
    - Home DVD Date

    Just for my family of 4 (two adults, two kids) we spent $38 just on Tickets alone.
    We spent another $40 on Popcorn, Drinks, and candy.

    I have a 55 inch LED TV, a Stereo System that is pelnty powerfull for my living room.

    We only go to two or three movies a year, because of the cost. Not to mention the logistics.

    If this model goes through and takes off... then I can easily see my family/friends spending the $30 for the major movies more often.
     
  3. smiddy

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    I certainly would, I have a theater room and THX Ultra 2 setup, so bring it. It sure would be less expensive to watch in my home than taking my family to see it, in the comfort of my own home too. :)
     
  4. Nick

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    Oh, hell no! To do so would be stupid.

    (The ability to delay gratification being a sign of maturity.)
     
  5. Chris Blount

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    In a heartbeat. My 106" projection system has been patiently waiting.
     
  6. pfp

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    That pretty much suns it up for me.

    I'm rather curious to see how the breach of HDCP security will affect this.
     
  7. spartanstew

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    Nope.

    Having not been to the commercial theater in almost 10 years, I'm used to waiting for the DVD/Blu Ray release so I can watch movies in my home theater.
     
  8. Herdfan

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    If the movie was still in theaters, and people were still talking about it, then maybe. If it was halfway between the release and DVD release, then no.
     
  9. TBoneit

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    I think the last movie I saw in a theater was in 1997 or 1998 and that was only because I had to kill 4 hours. It was either that or drive 1 hour+ each way to home and then back.

    Ever since then I wait til they appear on Netflix. Not many of the new titles appeal to me. So many of the new titles seem to plug action or Special effects over telling what the movie is really about in their adverts.

    Once they hit Netflix I can tell easily what they are about and decide.

    So NO I wouldn't pay a premium!
     
  10. smiddy

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    It really sounds like some folks took a hiatus from movie going. I know I did, I rented them for the longest time, or purchased them. With the kids though, it is fun to catch it when it is released, especially the animations. The kids love them. Ok, I do too, but the experience is much better than it was, at least for me. However, that said...I guess we all change at some point (grow up?). I don't ever wish to grow up, ok?! :D
     
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    If we are talking about a couple weeks or so before it comes to DVD then NO but otherwise I would consider it especially if it is a movie the entire family really wanted to see.
     
  12. paulman182

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    No, I don't think I would.

    I still enjoy going to the theatre occasionally.
     
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    Peachtree...

    It never seems to fail when I go out to a theatre, we either end up in a theatre where someone has to talk during the entire picture or someone has brought an infant and is totally clueless as to why the kid is screaming.
     
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    When I read the title, I thought it was the ability to buy a DVD of the movie for $30 (while it was still in the theatre). For all the reasons people have said above, my family of 4 could go for that. Based on the article, this looks like a set top box that would somehow stream the movie to your house. Definitely not interested in that.
     
  15. MysteryMan

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    I've invested a large sum of money in my home theater room (construction, equipment, furniture, ect.). No way in hell would I pay that amount for a movie and I can well afford it! This is just more Hollywood greed. The Chinese have a saying "a fool and his money are soon parted"!
     
  16. Hutchinshouse

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    No chance in hell. If I really want to see the movie I’ll go the theater and/or buy the blu-ray. If the movie seems “iffy”, I’ll add it to my Netflix queue. If I’m spending $30 bucks, I want to hold the movie in my hand.
     
  17. Herdfan

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    One thing that might help sway me is if the movie is only available in the theaters in 3D. If it is movie I really want to see, and it is available via STB while still in theaters and only in 3D, then I may be more inclined to buy it.
     
  18. Earl Bonovich

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    To play devil's advocate.

    How much would it cost you to go to the movie theater to see it?
    You still don't get to take it home with you, and hold it in your hand.

    In my family case, it can cost us upwards to $60 to go just for the 4 of us.
    Mix in that we do often go with other extended members of our family and friends, that evening to the movies can turn into $200 very quickly.

    For a fraction of that, we could have some better quality food and drink at home, watch the movie on our schedule, not the movie theaters... And then still hang out or even watch a second movie or play cards, or something else for the rest of the night.

    Now... I would still pretty much use my normal justification for watching a Theater Movie, vs waiting for the actual DVD, or even the movie channels. Not like I am going to drop this $30 every weekend. But I may increase from the 3-4 times we go to the theater, to maybe on average 1 a month.
     
  19. Hutchinshouse

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    You do have good points. Far more $$ to take the whole family to the movies. However, you can spend less than $30 (and keep the movie) get better picture and sound, and still do all the fun activities (cards, good food etc.). I guess it all comes down to how long do you want to wait to see a movie. I personally put A/V quality ahead of swiftness. Peace
     
  20. spartanstew

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    But why not wait a bit longer until it comes out on Blu Ray and buy the movie for less than $30? Then you have the same experience you're talking about, but you own it and can watch it whenever you want.
     

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