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#268406 17-Mar-2020 21:08
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Universal releasing new movies to stream early including ‘Trolls World Tour,’ ‘The Invisible Man,’ ‘Emma,’ ‘The Hunt’

 

https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/universal-releasing-newer-movies-streaming-sooner-like-trolls-world-tour-the-invisible-man-the-hunt/g9tD6O843yfF5pCX8BorSP/

 

 

 

So I guess by Saturday the pirate people will have torrents available


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  #2440341 17-Mar-2020 21:46
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Yep, and with Universal citing US$20 a pop for those movies I think the pirates will do well. Funny to think that even though they're in the cinematography business, these big companies don't seem to get the picture...


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  #2440353 17-Mar-2020 22:14
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But to be fair, $20 is cheaper than going to the flicks each...which is about $18 a person.

I don’t think that’s a bad price to get movies if its close to release time.




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  #2440362 17-Mar-2020 22:39
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Dratsab:

 

Yep, and with Universal citing US$20 a pop for those movies I think the pirates will do well. Funny to think that even though they're in the cinematography business, these big companies don't seem to get the picture...

 

 

 

 

Are you for real? $20USD sure beats the price of going to a movie for 2-4 people with food etc.

 

I'd HAPPILY pay that to sit in my own living room and be able to pause whenever it suits to top off food that I paid a much more reasonable price.

 

 


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  #2440437 18-Mar-2020 02:56
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The movie industry is well scared of Corona virus to be fair... so there's some sense to their approach!


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  #2440450 18-Mar-2020 06:16
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Dratsab:


Yep, and with Universal citing US$20 a pop for those movies I think the pirates will do well. Funny to think that even though they're in the cinematography business, these big companies don't seem to get the picture...



 


Are you for real? $20USD sure beats the price of going to a movie for 2-4 people with food etc.


I'd HAPPILY pay that to sit in my own living room and be able to pause whenever it suits to top off food that I paid a much more reasonable price.


 




It's interesting, the inability to pause is one of the reasons I love going to the cinema. I concentrate, there are no distractions etc.

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  #2440476 18-Mar-2020 07:41
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Dratsab:

 

Yep, and with Universal citing US$20 a pop for those movies I think the pirates will do well. Funny to think that even though they're in the cinematography business, these big companies don't seem to get the picture...

 

Wasn't peter Jackson wanting to do something like that, $35 for release day, it is bad enough with the two of us going to the movies, those with a few kids have to get a small Mortgage.

 

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  #2440492 18-Mar-2020 08:37
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Absolutely common sense move. I don't go to the movies, nor do I rent from itunes etc, happy to wait for stuff on HBO now / Disney+ or Netflix, but I can appreciate there are people that want to see stuff straight away.

 

If you have a good home set up, then its quite the win, some may be disappointed at losing the scale / spectacle that comes from watching on a big screen, but I suspect it will be quite the earner for them (and any other studios that follow) in that in home entertainment will be a lot more appealing for the foreseeable future than a night out among the crowds.


 
 
 
 


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  #2440503 18-Mar-2020 08:56
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They're been talking about it for years, but the ;last time I heard of this being done, it was something like $340k.  Designed for movie stars etc, and required xyz as special hardware.

 

Early release to itunes/google play/vudu etc with a slight price premium - and again I think $20 - $40 is not a bad range when you consider the cost of going ot the movies, doesn't just make Covid-19 sense, but business sense as well.  Though doubt the cinemas would like it.





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  #2440508 18-Mar-2020 09:01
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SATTV:

 

Dratsab:

 

Yep, and with Universal citing US$20 a pop for those movies I think the pirates will do well. Funny to think that even though they're in the cinematography business, these big companies don't seem to get the picture...

 

Wasn't peter Jackson wanting to do something like that, $35 for release day, it is bad enough with the two of us going to the movies, those with a few kids have to get a small Mortgage.

 

John

 

 

I'd love to have a 'small' mortgage.  


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  #2440570 18-Mar-2020 10:25
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Last time we took the kids to a movie, it cost us a small fortune. 

 

$18 each for tickets (no kids concessions) and an icecream each at $75 a pop (well...it felt like that) and a large popcorn to share which was a further $160. 

 

 

 

All up if my maths is correct, it cost us $3742 for a two hour (four person) family get together at the movies...and I can't even remember which movie it was! 

 

But at least my youngest sat still and didn't get up part way through the most pivotal part of the film to announce he was bored and wanted to go play Fortnite. 

 

 

 

I think it was totally worth it. 





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  #2440630 18-Mar-2020 12:59
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Wait... do people actually pay full ticket price? I honestly haven't paid full ticket price in years between my AA members discounts, movie-of-the-week etc. My AA membership is practically covered by what it saves me in movie tickets.

 

To be honest, I only go see movies AT the movies that I feel the "cinematic experience" will add to the enjoyment of the film. The last movie I saw more than once (3x actually), Mad Max: Fury Road, was an absolute spectacle at the cinema. It's a shame that they have closed the Courtney Pl Readings cinemas now, not a lot of truly great cinemas in the lower NI.

 

Or, ya know, if the missus tells me we have seen too many of my movies lately and we have to go see one hers haha.

 

On the other hand, if I had my way with a dedicated HT room with projector, I think I would be in need of some "self-isolation" right now


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  #2440692 18-Mar-2020 13:43
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ShinyChrome:

 

Wait... do people actually pay full ticket price? I honestly haven't paid full ticket price in years between my AA members discounts, movie-of-the-week etc. My AA membership is practically covered by what it saves me in movie tickets.

 

 

Event Cinema's, where you can get discounts for being an AA member, appear to be only in the North Island.


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  #2440697 18-Mar-2020 13:48
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SheriffNZ:

 

Event Cinema's, where you can get discounts for being an AA member, appear to be only in the North Island.

 

 

From AA Site: 

 

 

 

This offer is valid at the following cinemas

 

  • Auckland: EVENT Cinemas Albany, Westfield Newmarket, Broadway Newmarket, Manukau,Queen Street, Rialto Newmarket, St Lukes, Westgate & Westcity* 
  • Hamilton: EVENT Cinemas Chartwell
  • Bay of Plenty: EVENT Cinemas Tauranga, Mount Maunganui & Tauranga Crossing
  • Havelock North: EVENT Cinemas
  • New Plymouth: EVENT Cinemas
  • Palmerston North: EVENT Cinemas
  • Whangarei: EVENT Cinemas
  • Paraparaumu: EVENT Cinemas
  • Blenheim: EVENT Cinemas
  • Wellington: The Embassy Theatre
  • Christchurch: The Academy Gold Cinema & The Colombo (Partner Cinema)
  • Dunedin: Rialto Cinemas




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  #2440701 18-Mar-2020 13:54
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My local Hoyts is $13.50 all the time. I'm not sure if there is a kids price, but I try go as often as I can. 


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  #2440703 18-Mar-2020 13:58
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Handsomedan:

 

SheriffNZ:

 

Event Cinema's, where you can get discounts for being an AA member, appear to be only in the North Island.

 

 

From AA Site: 

 

 

 

This offer is valid at the following cinemas

 

  • Auckland: EVENT Cinemas Albany, Westfield Newmarket, Broadway Newmarket, Manukau,Queen Street, Rialto Newmarket, St Lukes, Westgate & Westcity* 
  • Hamilton: EVENT Cinemas Chartwell
  • Bay of Plenty: EVENT Cinemas Tauranga, Mount Maunganui & Tauranga Crossing
  • Havelock North: EVENT Cinemas
  • New Plymouth: EVENT Cinemas
  • Palmerston North: EVENT Cinemas
  • Whangarei: EVENT Cinemas
  • Paraparaumu: EVENT Cinemas
  • Blenheim: EVENT Cinemas
  • Wellington: The Embassy Theatre
  • Christchurch: The Academy Gold Cinema & The Colombo (Partner Cinema)
  • Dunedin: Rialto Cinemas

 

Missed that, thanks. 


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