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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. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Hollywood Money Making: A film is produced on a budget with the goal being recouping their envestment followed by a profit. This is accomplished with it's theatrical release, foreign and domestic. If the film was a mega hit it is re-released theatrically for more profits. It is then placed on the ppv market. "More" profit. Then comes the DVD release. "More" profit. Premium channels then pay for the right to broadcast the film followed by national channels. "More" profits x2. And now this new concept to achieve "more" profits.
  2. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Don't get me wrong... there are plenty of movies that I will wait for the optical version to come out (and I do selectively purchase blu-rays)

    For example, the new Harry Potter movie that is comming out this fall... we have waited a long time for it, and my wife and I are big fans of the books and the movie series. We don't want to wait yet another 6 months for it to hit optical.

    Same for this past summer, with Toy Story 3 (as a family).
    As a group of friends, we couldn't wait to see A-Team.

    So there are several movies that we want to see when the hit the theaters, but in most cases I do wait for optical, or premium channel release.
  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    I have never enjoyed a movie less for having waited for it's DVD release or premium channel broadcast. I gave up "having to be one of the first" when I was in high school.
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    I would only if I was throwing a movie party. I have never thrown a movie party.
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Ditto. I'll admit when we first gave up the commercial theater 10 years ago, the first year was rough because anything coming out on DVD, we had already seen in the theater. After that, it was easy, because now there's always something good coming out on BD/DVD every couple of weeks, just like there's always something new coming to the theater.

    The hardest was waiting for the LOTR extended versions to come to DVD each year at xmas. I almost caved and went to see ROTK at the theater, but I'm glad I waited, because it was well worth seeing it in my theater for the first time.
  6. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    The ability to recognize that other's preferences maybe different from yours and not criticize them for it is a sign of wisdom.
  7. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Touché. Well said!
  8. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

    Apr 5, 2006
    I would watch it both upfront, like Earl points out sever of the movies he mentioned, we couldn't wait for, and, we're also going to purchase them. To me it is a matter of entertainment, not a cost driver in the least. All of the movies we will purchase on BluRay we've already seen in the theaters, in fact we prefer to see them first to see if we do indeed like them. I won't purchase a movie blindly (for the optical backup). I could wait until it comes out on a Premium channel, but how long is that? I like discussing movies at the "water cooler" when they come out, for the intrinsic value of conversation and social aspects of it. All fun stuff! ;)
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I don't like talking to people, so that aspect is out for me.
  10. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    I used to buy all the "great new movies" on Tuesday when they came out. First on DVD then BR. And we would watch most of them. But as our daughter got older, we stopped watching as many and they started piling up unwatched. Finally stopped when I realized I had several hundred dollars worth of BR that hadn't been watched and probably weren't going to get watched.

    Now I just wait for the movie to show up on the premiums. Last movie I bought was The Hangover and that was because I had to see it again ASAP.

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