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Topic # 59165 29-Mar-2010 12:01
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I currently dont have sky movies but am looking into either getting that for $20 a month or maybe look at an option like Fatso which is slighty less convinent and dearer.

My question is do all the movies on Sky Boxoffice end up on Sky movies a month or so later or do only some of them. Also anyone know how sky select there movies for Sky Movies 1. Some of the new release ones are quite old and some are pretty new.

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  Reply # 312440 29-Mar-2010 15:43
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Go for sky movies. Can always unsubscribe if not suitable anytime after a month. Most movies on pay per view come out on sky movies, roughly around 6 to 8 months from first screen date on pay per view. Ones that they don't put on I just wait for free to air or go to video store, i.e I'll be surprised if latest Star Trek comes to sky movies. Round 8 new movies a month, rest repeats from other months, so when seen most can unsubscribe and wait for more new movies before resubscribing, no loyalty discount for subscribing month after month.

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  Reply # 312484 29-Mar-2010 16:56
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I gave up on Sky Movies long ago, there just wasn't enough variety to justify a miserly $20.00. :-)
Fatso is a good idea, once you have your queues in order. Was good to catch up on TV series.
I guess it all depends what your household viewing audience is. Dad, mum and a variety of kids / teenagers, the Sky movies would be worthwhile. As would Fatso.
A young couple living together ? Nah :-)
A few young blokes or girls flatting together ? Hmm, jury is out ,....




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  Reply # 312609 29-Mar-2010 21:30
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Fatso is RUBBISH; you can always get the unpopular stuff, but anything else takes ages until it is available in your queue. I gave up on it.

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  Reply # 312674 29-Mar-2010 23:13
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manta: Fatso is RUBBISH; you can always get the unpopular stuff, but anything else takes ages until it is available in your queue. I gave up on it.


what would dennis say to that? :)

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  Reply # 312680 29-Mar-2010 23:21
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If he was honest he'd have to agree!

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  Reply # 312759 30-Mar-2010 10:23
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SepticSceptic:
A young couple living together ? Nah :-)


We're a young couple and we have Sky Movies and luv it, haha. 



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  Reply # 312762 30-Mar-2010 10:36
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I think ill go the Fatso way. At least that way I can get them in Blu-Ray and the movies I want rather than relying on Skys selection.

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  Reply # 312905 30-Mar-2010 16:58
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Sky Movies has an epic selection .... they have 3(free)movie channels! I'm always watching sky movies these days... You can find anything on there, just the other day i watched "Fast and Furious 4"..which was released last yr, and then that night I watched "Braveheart" one of the best movies of the 90's :)

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  Reply # 312906 30-Mar-2010 16:59
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Sky Movies has an epic selection .... they have 3(free)movie channels! I'm always watching sky movies these days... You can find anything on there, just the other day i watched "Fast and Furious 4"..which was released last yr, and then that night I watched "Braveheart" one of the best movies of the 90's :)

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  Reply # 312912 30-Mar-2010 17:10
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RedBull: Sky Movies has an epic selection .... they have 3(free)movie channels! I'm always watching sky movies these days... You can find anything on there, just the other day i watched "Fast and Furious 4"..which was released last yr, and then that night I watched "Braveheart" one of the best movies of the 90's :)


Not quite Free.

As I understood it, isn't Sky movies 2 just  sky movies 1 but just 2 hours behind? Which, if you have myski, isn't particularly useful. 
 

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  Reply # 312927 30-Mar-2010 17:42
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I noticed a while ago Sky Movies seems to have a playlist of movies they repeat every 6-8hrs for a day or 2, makes the selection very limited. Be nice to see them introduce another movie channel just to provide more options

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  Reply # 313381 31-Mar-2010 10:04
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patatrat:
RedBull: Sky Movies has an epic selection .... they have 3(free)movie channels! I'm always watching sky movies these days... You can find anything on there, just the other day i watched "Fast and Furious 4"..which was released last yr, and then that night I watched "Braveheart" one of the best movies of the 90's :)


Not quite Free.

As I understood it, isn't Sky movies 2 just  sky movies 1 but just 2 hours behind? Which, if you have myski, isn't particularly useful. 
 


Yes Sky Movies 2 is on a +2, theres also Movie Greats and TCM so that makes 4 (-1 for +2) = 3. 

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  Reply # 313391 31-Mar-2010 10:24
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kingjj:

Yes Sky Movies 2 is on a +2, theres also Movie Greats and TCM so that makes 4 (-1 for +2) = 3. 


Ah, I see.

Cheers for that. 

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  Reply # 313664 1-Apr-2010 00:20
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mgm makes 4 . Heaps of varity. I hardly watch any live so repeats not a problem, when want to watch something just pull up my big list of recordings

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  Reply # 313839 1-Apr-2010 12:53
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rugrat: mgm makes 4 . Heaps of varity. I hardly watch any live so repeats not a problem, when want to watch something just pull up my big list of recordings


Knew I forgot something, cheers Rugrat! Sky Movies package plus MySky = always something worth watching IMHO.

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