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BLOCKBUSTER The latest victim


SillBill
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Calls in the Administrators today!

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Quickbeam

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Well if this doesn't kill off unsecured store vouchers (even if they are going to honour them), you can't sympathise with anyone in the future that loses out now.

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interzone55

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I use Lovefilm and they don't get all the latest films, from what I've seen of Netflix they don't get them all either, but they miss out on different films.

Maybe you have to subscribe to both to get catch them all, but I've seen adverts for Sky's movie streaming service and they claim to have films before both Lovefilm & Netflix

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Woolwell

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I don't think that any new films are released immediately on dvd or for legal download until after a few months.

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SillBill

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Woolwell

The releasing companies stagger the release, first by Country then by Outlet, cinemas get first crack then about 6 months later it's Rental companies then last of all the DVD retail trade, all to maximise the returns. Of course if they think or know that they've made a real turkey it'll go straight to the Video shelves.

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interzone55

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SillBill

That used to be the case, but now the rental market gets the films the same day as retail.

As for cinemas, there's not the delay there used to be, UK & US releases are often only a week or so apart for blockbusters, and as in the case of Skyfall, we got the film first.

The delay with releases is historic because they couldn't duplicate the films fast enough for the whole world to get the film at once, but most films now are digital so are usually delivered by satellite download.

I remember an interview years ago when a UK film magazine asked a US film exec why we had to wait 6 weeks for the release of some major film in the UK and the exec said "well we have to translate the dialogue"...

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Aitchbee

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I remember an interview years ago when a UK film magazine asked a US film exec why we had to wait 6 weeks for the release of some major film in the UK and the exec said "well we have to translate the dialogue"...

... that would have been actor Marlon Brando's dialogue in The Godfather.

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Aitchbee

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If current online shopping trends persist, then I predict that all of the traditional FOOD shops, up-and-down-the-land, will 'shut up shop' completely, in the foreseeable future.

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Joseph Kerr

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I have an unused twitter account. Maybe I should start with that, fourm member...

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pavvi

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I think the HMV and the blockbuster situation prove that the theft of copyrighted material does indeed have real victims.

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Joseph Kerr

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I'm not at all sure it does...

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