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D* releasing movie same day as theater: $4.99/$5.99

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by mws192, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Feb 1, 2011 #1 of 16
    mws192

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    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/article.jsp?assetId=P7260098
     
  2. Feb 1, 2011 #2 of 16
    DaveC27

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    They did it last year as well, Uma Thurman's "Motherhood" actually got shown on DTV before the Theatrical release
     
  3. Feb 1, 2011 #3 of 16
    TBlazer07

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    Gee, wonder why. Motherhood GROSSED $92,900 on a $5,000,000 budget. $92,885 of it was probably from DirecTV. The only ticket it sold was probably the producer. :lol:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1220220/

    They must expect similar from the next one.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2011 #4 of 16
    sigma1914

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    Araxen

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    HDnet has been doing this for awhile. /yawn
     
  6. Feb 1, 2011 #6 of 16
    jdspencer

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    I don't understand why people must see a movie on the first day it's released.
     
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    spartanstew

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    Me either.

    I rarely even get Blu Ray's on release day anymore. I've waited that long, I can wait a couple of more months and save a few bucks.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2011 #8 of 16
    DaveC27

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    In the UK it's opening weekend was 88GBP which amounted to just 11 tickets :)
     
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    Paul Secic

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    Me too.I've seen 22 year movies on HBO, STARZ for the first time.
     
  10. armophob

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    Because they are afraid someone at the office will spill the plot at the water cooler. Now they get that privilege.
     
  11. Racer88

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    I doubt I'd rent it from Redbox for a buck fifty. I sure as hell won't pay 6 bucks to see it.
     
  12. midd

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    This may be off topic, but if I pay extra for HD, why should I have to pay more money to see a movie in HD? Never understood this concept. Comcast does it too.
     
  13. mluntz

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    You don't have to. Wait for it to come out on a non ppv channel, and watch it for free!
     
  14. Darcaine

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    Getting movies the same day as their theatrical release is probably the only thing I'd use Directv Cinema for. And I'd actually consider it a value at 6 bucks a pop.

    But I certainly would want better releases.
     
  15. ejjames

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    No way this will ever happen with mainstream movies at any price. Movie studios would see pristine hd copies of their latest blockbuster on the net on release day.
     
  16. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Er, ah, never say never!
     

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