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Hollywood wants to offer $30 movie rentals next month

By Emil
Mar 31, 2011
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  1. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 280

    Heartily agree with you Emil. No way this gets off the ground. 15$? Maybe, but in no way is $30 a smart price point. But, as you said, hopefully it reduces the time it takes movies to make it to dvd and bluray. We shall see. We shall see.
     
  2. on the plus side the high quality rips will be available sooner
     
  3. KG363

    KG363 TS Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    For $30 I expect a bluray copy, a dvd copy, and a digital copy
     
  4. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    if they do simultaneous release, and make it $19 i'll pay for it. but it has to be blu-ray quality and HD sound tho. other than that... NOT in a million years. i don't even RUSH to go and get my netflix anyway. these hollywood big studios.... sometimes it amazes me that they're still stuck in the dinosaur age thinking. they really need to get out some more.
     
  5. tacobfm

    tacobfm TS Rookie Posts: 59

    If you can pay 10 bucks to watch it in theatres, why the flying **** would you pay 30 bucks 2 months later?
     
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    April fools!

    Even the movie industry isn't that stupid.
     
  7. 19$ after a month from the theaters (where the hype is still strong) has more possibilities to success.
     
  8. in costa rica i pay 3$ go to in cinema cinemark

    ATT, TICO
     
  9. war59312

    war59312 TS Member Posts: 69

  10. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    I would not pay a dime....... who's brilliant idea was that ... What a stupid Idea... what a *****..
     
     
  11. Naterz

    Naterz TS Rookie

    I think Hollywood is trying to make up the money lost from Mars Needs Moms...lol
     
  12. supertech

    supertech TS Member Posts: 83   +10

    Give me a break, what a rip off... this better be an April fool's joke
     
  13. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    just put the new movie on dvd and seel it, dont even bother with movie theaters...
     
  14. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Enthusiast Posts: 159

    This :V
     
  15. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    oh! i get it, they need that much money so the actors pretend to have talent, count me OUT!
     
  16. Funny article, they really think we're all suckers don't they?
     
  17. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

    Even if it's not an April folls joke...They still have over 12 hours to say that in fact it was a joke and save some face.

    $30?...What a joke!
     
  18. Modena

    Modena TS Enthusiast Posts: 182

    I'd pay $30 if it means I can rip and seed that movie to 50k people. Which is whats gonna happen if this isn't a joke.
     
  19. Saintnsinner

    Saintnsinner TS Rookie Posts: 56   +11

    I'll wait for the DVD to come in the mail from Netflix. You can shove your 30 dollars up your arse Hollywood!
     
  20. You are insanely stupid if u pay anymore than $9 to rent a movie. I see some of u saying u would pay 15 to 20, but not 30?!!! U all are retarded. Im sorry. Im not even the rude type of person but anything above 9 bucks is stupid. And 30 DOLLARS?!!!! So they think people are willing to wait for it to leave theaters where they gould have paid 9 or so bucks to watch it at home for 30 bucks? HUH?
     
  21. Maybe a week after Theaters for that price but 2 months?? More reasonable would be $9.99. Why do they force piracy upon themselves?
     
  22. cyriene

    cyriene TS Rookie Posts: 31

    This idea is completely stupid. Way too much money. Hollywood just isn't every going to come to terms with reality
     
  23. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Costing more than Movie ticket... going over our own Internet lines that we pay for... No one better bite! If anything it should be a premium on a pay perview cost.

    The truth is I think they are expecting low numbers on this. They don't want to volumize on this so they put the price up so only people with great disposable money might bite. If the price was low, they might stall DVD sales. This the only logical reason I can think. And if they can trick enough people into this, we might be in trouble. So lets all hope this crashes and burns the little tupays off the top execs that though this one up.
     
  24. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Wait... if this is an April fools joke... you are not allowed to post fake news... they day before... it doesn't count!
     


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