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Old 20-11-2020, 09:52   #21
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Yeh they turned our parents vue from a grotty thing that had seen better days to these huge recliners, it was good and made it more of an experience.

Not really sure why the government should be given private companies huge sums of money to keep them ticking over.
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Old 20-11-2020, 14:58   #22
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Cinemas will bounce back eventually, they always do. People thought that cinema would be killed off by the rise of television ownership in the 1950s and 60s, or by VHS in the 1980s, and again by home cinema systems and widescreen TVs last decade.
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Old 20-11-2020, 16:08   #23
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Yep, cinemas will survive. The movie business itself will probably have to change though.

I imagine these $300m blockbusters will be few & far between & smaller movies will make a comeback.

Who knows, maybe a film will have a chance to grow an audience again & not just live or die on its opening weekend?
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Old 20-11-2020, 16:11   #24
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But it's big blockbusters that get people into the cinema, that's the place to view them. Small budget films without lots of special effects and a loud soundtrack might as well just be viewed on TV.

The big draw back in the 60s was the advent of widescreen and multi channel soundtracks. These days people can buy even 75" TVs for not a lot or even a projector so the experience can almost be had at home for far cheaper in the long run.
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Old 20-11-2020, 16:36   #25
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Please try not to make political statements like blaming the government as the forums seems to be a bit procarious when it comes to politics and don't want to lose our forums or be threatened too again.

On the issue however so there was a law passed in the America in the old days that prevented the studios owning cinemas, part of getting rid of the monopoly of the studio studio system. This however was overturned recently, example article:

https://collider.com/paramount-conse...ovie-theaters/

I don't know how that applies to our country but I do wonder if the big studios are holding back the release of their films enabling the cinemas to collapse and then buying them up themselves cheap. That's my own conspiracy theory on the matter, it seems like a legitimate cutthroat business practice.
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Old 18-12-2020, 12:11   #26
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Didn't realise this is actually out already!... anyone seen it? I've got cineworld unlimited card so am not going to make a masked trip and find some 'Vue' or whatever, even though I'm in tier 2 I am isolating for ten days so can see family at Christmas!
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Old 18-12-2020, 13:37   #27
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I think it was in cinemas on 16th but no chance for me as in Tier 3.

Roll on Christmas Day.
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Old 18-12-2020, 14:46   #28
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Sounds quite good (images link to review pages) ...





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I thought the Guardian would of given a better score as his review is very positive but peter bradshaw is a weirdo
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Old 19-12-2020, 13:18   #30
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Cineworld has closed near me so I've got HBO Max for a month to watch it on Xmas Day.
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We are getting it early in the New Year, will definitely be there!
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Old 19-12-2020, 17:06   #32
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Cineworld has closed near me so I've got HBO Max for a month to watch it on Xmas Day.
VPN or live in murica?
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VPN.

Downloaded my VPN on my phone then signed up on the HBOMax app, as you can pay with a UK credit card on there. Login then works on my PC which is connected to my TV so I'm happy I'll be able to watch it on my big screen in 4K HDR.

My mate has got it working via SmartDNS too using my login (shared the cost). It is the same as Disney+ where you can set up as many profiles as you like and watch via any devices.

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Old 19-12-2020, 18:13   #34
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Nah, AT&T are using this film as an experiment to promote a geolocked steaming platform and are happy to throw the theatre business under the bus. And Geolocking might be trivial to get around technically but it's still ridiculous in this day and age. Not going to reward them for it.

Fine with waiting a few months to see this with my friends at a big screen. Doesn't look like spoilers will matter. It's DCCU, they've never managed a 'potential spoiler' yet.

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Old 19-12-2020, 18:20   #35
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The problem is it will be released within seconds by the YAAAARRRR community. A 1080p/4k YAAAARRRR version on day 1 will do more damage to the film industry than a day 1 CAM jobbie.
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Got HBO Max installed on my Firestick today. To be fair, content is good, but if you already have Netflix, Prime Video and Now TV, then there's not much different content. I'm also just keeping it for a month so I can watch WW84.
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https://variety.com/2020/film/global...-k-1234866999/

They weren't able to work a deal with Sky so it will go PVOD on January 13th. Sounds like that is the usual Apple, Google Play and Amazon. That's an improvement for sure. Wouldn't have touched Sky with a barge pole after they shafted me on Sky Q.
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The problem is it will be released within seconds by the YAAAARRRR community. A 1080p/4k YAAAARRRR version on day 1 will do more damage to the film industry than a day 1 CAM jobbie.
I don't remember the day -X DVD copy of Lord Of The Rings doing it any harm ?
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What's that then? A DVD release day and date with theatrical? In the early 2000's? .. different times if so.

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IIRC there was a screener of it.
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