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  Reply # 1511301 11-Mar-2016 13:18
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In all honesty, if it was a movie I really wanted to see, I probably would.  


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  Reply # 1511327 11-Mar-2016 13:46
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No way would I pay $75  to see a first run movie at home.  At the worst it would cost me $35 for two of us to go to the  local crappaplex and watch the same movie..





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  Reply # 1511344 11-Mar-2016 14:15
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gzt: The real question is will you buy a set top box and do this nearly every week to validate the business model?

 

Could mean a return of renting a "box" from the cinema/video store.

 

I remember as a young kid going to birthday parties and the family would rent a projector & film real to watch a movie. I distinctly remember watching Junglebook this way.

 

And no I'm not that old, but this was early 80's


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  Reply # 1511345 11-Mar-2016 14:16
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No way would I pay $75  to see a first run movie at home.  At the worst it would cost me $35 for two of us to go to the  local crappaplex and watch the same movie..

 

 

old3eyes obviously takes his own snacks to the movies wink


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  Reply # 1511353 11-Mar-2016 14:22
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I'd pay $15 to get the movie 1 week after theatrical release


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  Reply # 1511355 11-Mar-2016 14:24
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I probably wouldnt because for me going to the movies is a couple of hours free of the kids, the other half, where I can relax and be captured by the uninterrupted experience.

 

No phones, no small children, no requests to do something or book me to do something.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1511387 11-Mar-2016 14:35
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Part of me says it would be great to invite some friends and neighbours over for dinner and to watch (say) Star Wars Episode VIII on the first Saturday night it's out. But if I was to be totally honest, this is what would happen in my house:

 

My wife, teenage daughter and I would look through the list of new release movies, argue about what we wanted to see and finally compromise on something that probably isn't anyone's first choice. We'd sit in our normal couches, one of which is slightly side-on to the meagre (by theatre standards) 55" TV, so not an ideal viewing position. The 5.1 surround sound would be good though. I'd watch the film, my daughter would listen to the film while paying more attention to her phone or laptop, and my wife would wake up as the end credits rolled and asked me what happened.

 

So, no - a complete waste of $75.


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  Reply # 1511417 11-Mar-2016 15:15
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I could see waiting a week or so and paying $15, but more than that wouldn't be worth it to me. If you are behind all the time, then every film you get to is first-run, regardless of when it came out. I do wonder with TPP and all the copyright crap currently going down what the response would be if you invited a group of mates over to share in the experience. Are you likely to get raided?

 

 





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  Reply # 1511419 11-Mar-2016 15:17
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andrew027:

 

Part of me says it would be great to invite some friends and neighbours over for dinner and to watch (say) Star Wars Episode VIII on the first Saturday night it's out. But if I was to be totally honest, this is what would happen in my house:

 

My wife, teenage daughter and I would look through the list of new release movies, argue about what we wanted to see and finally compromise on something that probably isn't anyone's first choice. We'd sit in our normal couches, one of which is slightly side-on to the meagre (by theatre standards) 55" TV, so not an ideal viewing position. The 5.1 surround sound would be good though. I'd watch the film, my daughter would listen to the film while paying more attention to her phone or laptop, and my wife would wake up as the end credits rolled and asked me what happened.

 

So, no - a complete waste of $75.

 

 

Sounds like a waste in any case. :-)  (Though so true....) 

 

 





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Rikkitic: I do wonder with TPP and all the copyright crap currently going down what the response would be if you invited a group of mates over to share in the experience. Are you likely to get raided?

 

There is no way that it'd take off if that US$50 only covers a single person. There must be an expectation that you'd screen the movie for friends and family (and the T&Cs would need to allow it), otherwise the whole thing would be dead in the water.


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  Reply # 1511423 11-Mar-2016 15:24
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Hmm, maybe, but I'm not your typical movie-goer. I have mild agoraphobia, and movie theatres challenge me a bit. If it's something I really want to see I'll pay extra for Gold Class and make sure I get a super-sized glass of wine in the lounge beforehand. I usually go with my sister, and between us the tickets and drinks cost close to $100 for the outing. I'd forego the huge screen, anxiety, and hassle of organising a babysitter for the comfort of my own living room, if it was something I could rent online for viewing within a 24-hour window. I have good, fast, unlimited internet and a home theatre system that is good enough for my tastes. 





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  Reply # 1511431 11-Mar-2016 15:45
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I would, but only for movies I was really interested in seeing.





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  Reply # 1511440 11-Mar-2016 16:04
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Only if it was region blocked so it came to us a minimum 6 months after the US *and* only if US citizens had paid the equivalent of NZ$40.


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  Reply # 1511469 11-Mar-2016 16:33
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Rikkitic:

 

I could see waiting a week or so and paying $15, but more than that wouldn't be worth it to me. If you are behind all the time, then every film you get to is first-run, regardless of when it came out. I do wonder with TPP and all the copyright crap currently going down what the response would be if you invited a group of mates over to share in the experience. Are you likely to get raided?

 

 

 

 

Some in that other discussion would most likely say yes..





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Dratsab:

 

Only if it was region blocked so it came to us a minimum 6 months after the US *and* only if US citizens had paid the equivalent of NZ$40.

 

 

6 months??  I would expect to see it same week as the US for that price..





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