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Hollywood wants to offer $30 movie rentals next month

By Emil
Mar 31, 2011
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  1. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Absolutely absurd, assume they're looking for a way to cover declining attendance at the box office. Might mean the movie studios have finally figured out that there is a relationship between their outrageous ticket prices and attendance.
     
  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,133   +731

    i could see this working for families. Good for a movie night, and the kids can watch it again the next day. No junk food, no soda, no popcorn, no travel, no getting there late. You can pause it so the parents can actually watch it to instead of running kids out to the bathroom. Movies are $10, that means if you have two kids you'll come out ahead. And if it's not huge, who cares? i doubt this'll take a lot of $$$ to get started, it doesn't have to make a killing to be worth it.

    'Yeah, but you can get all those benefits you mentioned above with a $3 rental that came out a couple months earlier. You're really gonna pay $27 more to watch it a couple weeks sooner?'

    Oh yeah.. forgot about that. April Fools!
     
  3. First thing that popped into my mind :)
     
  4. supportme

    supportme TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Thats the spirit.. :)
     
  5. Next to the dumbest idea of the century. The dumbest idea goes to Obama for whatever **** he's coming up with next week!
     
  6. fyrfaktry

    fyrfaktry TS Rookie

    Exactly!!
     
  7. fyrfaktry

    fyrfaktry TS Rookie

    Whoops. Forgot to quote. :-S

    Exactly!!
     
  8. Even if this does get off the ground, It's another way for people to get pirated movies faster. What better way than to have it on your tv. I'm sure it's not that hard to capture the video. One month earlier for pirated decent copies. Not bad.
     
  9. after all i am happy to see that all the movie studio execs still have their heads deeply planted inside their rectums...
     
  10. gingerbill

    gingerbill TS Enthusiast Posts: 172   +12

    it seems to crazy to not be an april fools but your the fools if it is for doing it outside of april 1st . If true it's mental.
     
  11. DriverJ

    DriverJ TS Rookie

    Agreed. to pay $30 for a rental is insane. You can get more than a month of netflix for that price. If with the rental I were sent the Bluray/DVD/Digital edition of the film when it released I would probably do that for more movies. In my area there are "cheap" theaters where after a movie is out of mainstream theaters these places usually have it for something like $2.50/ticket until the movie is on DVD so people can still get a chance to view it on the big screen.
    What is the studio smoking.
     
     
  12. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Just got home from Best Buy with a copy of the new Tron for $24.95; includes 2D & 3D Blu-Ray, Digital Copy and DVD discs. Think it was worth the wait and seems to me a much better alternative than shelling out $30 for two day viewing rights. Hopefully, this latest offering from the movie industry falls on its proverbial caboose.
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,839   +926

    OK, this is why I can't state vigorously enough that streaming movies is the worst idea anybody ever had. When DVDs are outlawed, only outlaws will have DVDs.

    Conceding to streaming video puts entirely too much power into the hands of the studios.

    If anything as stupid as this got off the ground, it would only embolden the MMPA and the studios into price gouging the likes of which you've never seen.

    I'm a patient man, I'm going to allow Redbox to fulfill all my movie needs for the foreseeable future.

    That is, unless too many imbeciles jump on this bizarre bandwagon, and ruin it for the sane people.
     


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