Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
2627 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 185


  Reply # 1511301 11-Mar-2016 13:18
One person supports this post
Send private message

In all honesty, if it was a movie I really wanted to see, I probably would.  


7861 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 789

Subscriber

  Reply # 1511327 11-Mar-2016 13:46
One person supports this post
Send private message

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..





Regards,

Old3eyes


1488 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 188

Trusted

  Reply # 1511344 11-Mar-2016 14:15
Send private message

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


1488 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 188

Trusted

  Reply # 1511345 11-Mar-2016 14:16
Send private message

old3eyes:

 

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


2096 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 509


  Reply # 1511353 11-Mar-2016 14:22
Send private message

I'd pay $15 to get the movie 1 week after theatrical release


1824 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 664

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1511355 11-Mar-2016 14:24
One person supports this post
Send private message

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.

 

 

 

A.


1243 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 530


  Reply # 1511387 11-Mar-2016 14:35
11 people support this post
Send private message

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.


Glurp
7993 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3718

Subscriber

  Reply # 1511417 11-Mar-2016 15:15
One person supports this post
Send private message

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?

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


5172 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1097

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1511419 11-Mar-2016 15:17
2 people support this post
Send private message

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....) 

 

 





____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


6270 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1061

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1511422 11-Mar-2016 15:24
Send private message

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.


1958 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 293

Subscriber

  Reply # 1511423 11-Mar-2016 15:24
Send private message

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. 





Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at Unmistakable.co.nz.

 

Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, AppleTV4.


2520 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 937

Subscriber

  Reply # 1511431 11-Mar-2016 15:45
Send private message

I would, but only for movies I was really interested in seeing.





Windows 7 x64 // i5-3570K // 16GB DDR3-1600 // GTX660Ti 2GB // Samsung 830 120GB SSD // OCZ Agility4 120GB SSD // Samsung U28D590D @ 3840x2160 & Asus PB278Q @ 2560x1440
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I w/Spark

3123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 946

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1511440 11-Mar-2016 16:04
2 people support this post
Send private message

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.


7861 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 789

Subscriber

  Reply # 1511469 11-Mar-2016 16:33
Send private message

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..





Regards,

Old3eyes


7861 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 789

Subscriber

  Reply # 1511471 11-Mar-2016 16:35
Send private message

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..





Regards,

Old3eyes


1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.