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John Popa
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Posted: 06 August 2020 at 10:10am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I usually go to matinees and try to avoid the popcorn/soda combo (because I'm old and out of shape already.) For me, then, this isn't a good deal on the surface. For families though it's probably a pretty good deal.  

I do think same day VOD is going to be more and more prevalent, especially for indie movies. I'd still rather see anything new in the theater but I realize a lot of people feel otherwise. 
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Matt Hawes
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I'm going to be waiting a long time to see a lot of new movies, not only due to the virus, but especially if this VOD thing becomes the norm. I will NEVER pay $60 to see a film, and $30 is still way too much.

Maybe it's part of getting older, but I don't see the need to rush to see a film, and I won't pay inflated prices for the "privilege."
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James Woodcock
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With the potential ban on Tencent, there could be an interesting shift in
movies.
China has been getting into movies for a few aims. Profit, obviously, but
also to change the manner in which China is shown in movies.

Without being able to finance movies going forward, they lose that
influence.

I wonder if this will also be retroactive, because that could impact a lot
of existing films on streaming services.

I also wonder if this will spread to other companies like Wanda
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Matt Reed
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There's a recent survey concerning what people are willing to pay for rentals based on genre.  People will pay the most for superhero films, outstripping dramas, comedies and horror by a fairly wide margin.  That said, what they'd be willing to pay at the top end should worry studios.  Those polled said they'd only be comfortable paying $15 for a rental.  I think comedies got something like $7 on average.  Those aren't sustainable for any genre.  

I understand that much of the US pays significantly less to watch a movie than I do here in LA, where the average price of a ticket is $15.  I'm used to paying $26 for a premium ticket to a film, so $29.99 ends up being $22 cheaper for me if my wife and I want to watch.  All of this with the caveat that I already subscribe to D+ so it being released in September means that by the holidays I should be able to watch it without paying any additional money.  With MULAN I can wait.  If it was BLACK WIDOW I don't think I could.  
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Bob Simko
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I have to echo Matt...as far as willingness to pay. Mulan is a curiosity (I've
never seen the animated film) I would have gone to a theater to see...but I can
wait for D+ also.

Black Widow...different story.
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Marc M. Woolman
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Posted: 07 August 2020 at 3:19pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

In Canada, tickets are
about $15 each including
taxes, and the cheapest
popcorn and 2 drinks
combo is $18, so whenever
my daughter and I see a
movie it's at least
$30.I'd happily pay $40
to watch the newest
Marvel movies at home on
my hometheatre set-up.

Edited by Marc M. Woolman on 08 August 2020 at 12:43pm
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Jim Muir
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Posted: 08 August 2020 at 4:06am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

<<   Those polled said they'd only be comfortable paying $15 for a
rental. >>

Even that seems optimistic to me. When itís costing me £15 for a brand
new movie on BluRay I can keep forever, there is no way on Gods
Green Earth Iím paying the same to Ďborrowí a film.
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John Harrison
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Posted: 08 August 2020 at 10:33am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

This movie isn't for me and I'm wait for it to be on the cheap kinda guy.

https://www.cnet.com/how-
to/streaming-the-new-mulan-on-disney-plus-sept-4-the-one-thi ng-you-
need-to-know/


This article basically says you will have unlimited viewing as a rental as long as
you have your subscription.

I think this may be the future of distribution. People won't hesitate when its a
Marvel movie. And many won't care they don't actually own it.

Disney is smart I will give them that.







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Bill Collins
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If you have a family, it`s cheaper than a night out at
the cinema. Also, you could invite friends round and ask
them to chip in. I know a few mates who do this for pay
per view sporting events.
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Jim Muir
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Posted: 08 August 2020 at 12:30pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

That does paint it in a slightly different light - Iím more used to renting
being a single viewing for a one off payment; this sounds more akin to a
digital purchase than Ďrentingí

But $30 though? Yikes! Iím waiting for Top Gun 2, Tenet and Bond and
there is no way Iíd pay that much for any of them. I can see some kind
of opportunity for endless subscription based streaming though, in
much the same way the music industry adapted.

Either way, itís a monumental challenge for the studios and itís
interesting watching them try new models and approaches.
Brave new world.
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Jim Muir
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<< ...if you have a family, it`s cheaper than a night out at
the cinema...>>

Oh I fully get that, Bill. But at the same time, itís not a Ďnight outí
anymore if you know what I mean. Itís just staying in to watch a film!
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 08 August 2020 at 12:48pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Jim, i`m boring i prefer to watch at home rather than
the hell of other people at the cinema! Hence my visits
are first showing on a Sunday morning, not exactly a
night out!
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