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Topic # 240935 3-Oct-2018 12:08
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I noticed on Google Play NZ today that Solo:A Star Wars Story is not available to rent/purchase from Google Play despite physical copies being available from Mighty Ape and other brick and mortar stores? Why is there this difference in availability between physical and digital copies?

 

 


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  Reply # 2100677 3-Oct-2018 12:10
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No idea but the same thing is happening with Ant-Man and The Wasp. 


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  Reply # 2100678 3-Oct-2018 12:10
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Licensing. It’s a dark art. Probably licensed exclusively to iTunes for a while first given it’s a Disney film.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2100680 3-Oct-2018 12:12
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gehenna: Licensing. It’s a dark art. Probably licensed exclusively to iTunes for a while first given it’s a Disney film.

 

 

 

It must be a case by case thing cause we got Infinity War on Digital and Bluray the same time as the U.S




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  Reply # 2100688 3-Oct-2018 12:17
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This didn't happen with Rogue One:A Star Wars Story and Star Wars Episode VIII:The Last Jedi.

 

I think it's wrong that film companies can make digital copies of films available exclusively through one provider because not everyone uses iTunes or Google Play.

 

 


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  Reply # 2100731 3-Oct-2018 12:38
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@cruciblewrecker This is the age old frustration.  It was the same on VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, and now streaming.


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  Reply # 2100820 3-Oct-2018 14:39
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I wouldn't worry. I watched it on the plane and it was absolutely awful.

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  Reply # 2100832 3-Oct-2018 14:50
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The Universe of Movie rights is under the control of the Darkside.





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  Reply # 2101705 4-Oct-2018 19:33
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I've been keeping an eye on this too.

 

A little frustrating that Google play doesn't have 'release dates' for it's coming soon movies. I may even have to go 'old school' and buy a physical copy at this rate.......


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  Reply # 2101743 4-Oct-2018 19:54
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gjdavies75:

 

I may even have to go 'old school' and buy a physical copy at this rate.......

 

 

Save your $.  The reviews are right this time.


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  Reply # 2101787 4-Oct-2018 20:42
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The iTunes version is only HD with no Dolby Atmos so won't be bothering.
Will wait for the the 4K Bluray to hit the bargain bin (may be a while).




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  Reply # 2101790 4-Oct-2018 20:48
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Dingbatt: The iTunes version is only HD with no Dolby Atmos so won't be bothering.
Will wait for the the 4K Bluray to hit the bargain bin (may be a while).


The resolution is not the problem.

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  Reply # 2101890 5-Oct-2018 06:50
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irongarment:
Dingbatt: The iTunes version is only HD with no Dolby Atmos so won't be bothering.
Will wait for the the 4K Bluray to hit the bargain bin (may be a while).


The resolution is not the problem.


It is for me. Both video and audio.

There is obviously more going on in the background with streaming rights. Disney appear to be the main culprit as their products seem to be the main ones that are compromised in some way compared to the cinema release. Both the physical media and streamed offerings seem to be 'pearls before swine'.




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  Reply # 2101950 5-Oct-2018 09:34
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With the house of the mouse now controlling a good portion of Hollywood, expect to see a lot more of this sort of thing.


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  Reply # 2101959 5-Oct-2018 09:41
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Disney is also building its own streaming service at the moment.  You'll notice Disney content disappearing from lots of other services over the coming weeks and months.  Some has already disappeared.  Their content will be exclusively available from their own service once it goes live.  


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