So, I am sitting here in Japan – hearing about this great Australian movie Jindabyne and more then just a little bit disappointed that I can not see it.
Why is it that in this day and age of high speed connectivity for all (well – “some” but you know what I am getting at) are most people having to resort to slightly under-hand methods of getting the things they want to watch?
I am exceptionally disappointed that the larger studios have still not embraced what technology has to offer, and publish movies online as soon as they are released in cinemas. It can’t be because they are worried about revenue – I mean honestly, charge $2 a viewing and you will make your money back – without the middle man.
Perhaps it is because they are worried about pissing off the “middle man”? That can’t be it either, for two reasons – (a) What the f#%$! to they care? They are still getting their money; and (b) I for one will still go to the cinema if I feel a movie warrants it.
I don’t think I am that unique, I think if offered quality viewings of movies in your home – as they are released around the world – most people would be prepared to pay 25% or less of the ticket price at a cinema. Think of it as a teaser… with the spoiler too I guess – but if I see a movie that I want the cinema experience for – I will go and see it in the cinema. Perhaps movie makers are too worried that their movies aren’t good enough to get people to watch more then once?
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