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[HighDefDigest]Theaters Won't Screen Movies Released Simultaneously as Premium VODs

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"If a film has a four-to-six week window to a home, we're not going to give it screen time," says Amy Miles of Regal Entertainment. That's a sentiment echoed across the movie theater industry, which fears that a premium on-demand offering would dramatically hurt their business.

SOURCE: http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...mium_VODs/6486

I dunno, for $30 I think I'd rather go to the theater and get the experience. Makes me wonder will this do to Theaters what netflix/redbox is doing to blockbuster?
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Yeah, at 30 dollars I don't think theaters have too much to worry about.

However, releasing a full quality VOD early on piracy might eat into theater sales, and it doesn't matter what kind of DRM they use. If it shows up on my display, I can record a lossless copy of it. Then again, many movies are available to pirates before they even show up in theaters, and people still go.

Regardless, I'm the kind of person who is more than willing to wait 3-6 months to save my self the annoyance and cost of the theater "experience". I'm not going to spend 30 dollars on a VOD either.
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I'd like cinemas to start doing reruns of older films based on popularity. I never saw the first LOTR in the cinema, would love to see that. I'd like to watch the Matrix again in the cinemas.

But instead, the idiots in Hollywood seem to think you need to do a 3D remake to get anyone interested.
    
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I hardley go to cinema, The quality of them in the UK is piss poor.

Screen's and projection equipment are ancient, Standard def and have loads of noise and artifacts.

I get a clearer 1080p picture at home topped off with better audio.
post #5 of 19
I second that^ I only actually go because of the experience of seeing things with friends.

Although if there are only a few of us, we will watch a film indoors, much higher quality
post #6 of 19
im glad i got cineme de luxe here. £50 million cinema state of the art.
Movies look and sound awesome esp in the directors hall rooms with Sony 4K digital projectors and leather recliners
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The only films I see at the Cinemas these days are the selected ones that go on the IMAX, other than that generally on the smaller screens epically in the UK the quality and sound is crap and is much better on my system at home!
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post #8 of 19
Screw Regal Cinemas and Screw $30 VOD

At my local Theater for $11 I can get a movie ticket and for $5 I can get Popcorn and 2 16oz beers fresh off the tap.
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People don't spend $2000+ dollars on home theater equipment so they can go watch a movie in terrible quality, cramped up seats and over priced munchies. Besides all of that the movies are crapola these days, all they do is re-tell old stories in new craptastic ways...They have much more to worry about than a premium movie streaming service.
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I don't go to the cinema much either. I'm about 6'1" and always find the seats really uncomfortable. Just got a 50" Full HD plasma, it's not bad.
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