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Oceania Grr bllody Aussie cinemas (We have to wait for Scanner Darkly)

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Darth_Reign, Jul 4, 2006.

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  1. Darth_Reign Force Ghost

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    Why is it that one movie that I anticipate most and actually want to see at the cinemas is always released late in Australia?

    Last year it happened with Sin City, which was released 5 monhts after it was in the US and now it's happening with Scanner Darkly.

    Thank god for the pirates, and up yours Australian cinemas. You release the latest romantic comedy crud as soon as it hits the US but we have to wait for the good flicks.
  2. Scoot Force Ghost

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    Dec 30, 2002
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    Its got nothing to do with Aussie Cinemas. It has to do with who-ever distributes the film. As far as Sin City or a Scanner Darkly go, it doesn't suprise me the distributer is waiting, both are very experimental - as awesome as they maybe - and may not have the large mainstream audience.

    Tsk Tsk. Piracy. Wait for it on the big screen. It will be much sweeter.
  3. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    Mar 3, 2003
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    For some reason the 5th Harry Potter film is not being released in Australia until a month after the US.

    There are not THAT many muggles here :(
  4. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    That fact still causes me to twitch.
  5. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

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    So you're condoning Piracy so you can see a movie a month earlier?

    Sorry, but that is the biggest load of crap I've ever heard.
  6. Darth_Reign Force Ghost

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    If it's a month I'll wait. But Sin Cit was almost half a year. I didn't actually hav to resort to piracy ofr that, I bought the region 1 DVD. I still saw it at the cinemas just to experience it on the big screen and i'll do the same for Scanner.

  7. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

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    May 23, 2005
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    Orrighty-

    But seriously piracy makes me sick. And people who say: Meh It's hollywood- they're all billionaires?

    that's a weak excuse they use to justify their own wrongdoings.
  8. Kartanym Jedi Grand Master

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    May 23, 2002
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    Same thing happened with Sky Captain. And the same thing is happening again with Nacho Libra, from what I've heard. Annoying as it may be, it does make the whole 'might as well buy region 1' thing more attractive, even if it's expensive.

    On a brighter note, despite the fact channel ten dumped it, we're getting the season 2 dvd set of battlestar shortly!
  9. Sith Magician Force Ghost

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    Sep 14, 1999
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    Same thing's happening with Blade Runner: Final Cut. Only this time, we're not getting it at all.

    It's only being released to US cinemas, and there are no plans for any cinematic screenings in Australia.
  10. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Feb 18, 2001
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    I should invent a license to sell to people who want to have an uninformed whinge/rant on teh intraweb. I could make loads of money off people like you, Reign.

    I mean, if it was the fault of cinemas, it would mean a conspiracy involving Hoyts, Greater Union/BCC, Village, Dendy, Reading, and every independant cinema in the country! [face_worried]

    If only there was some centralised group that controlled the distribution of films in Australia. Or if not one, then one for each major film company. Roadshow could have one, as could Fox and Warner, and Universal, and the others. [face_thinking]

    Reign, you've been pwned enough. Common sense would have nixed any suggestion of a broad, cinema level conspiracy, if only you'd consulted it first. ;)

    And if you're desperate to see Keanu, I think he's got a new film coming out between now and when ASD is released... ;)

    In all seriousness, I'd contact the distributor. They may be able to tell you why it was delayed.

    E_S
  11. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    BTW Ender, as a Mod you should remind people how encouraging piracy is against the TOS ;)

    Not that I can talk, I have half of AOTC as an AVI file
  12. Darth_Reign Force Ghost

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    Oct 7, 2001
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    Well i guess australian cinemas are off the hook for this then.

    Up yours distributers it is then!

    Oh and up yours Australian Cinemas! 10 dollars for a popcorn and a coke?! Can i put it on layby?

    And when i said thank god for Pirates I uh um I meant the Carribean variety.... yeah that'll do.
  13. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    That's why it's always good to BRING food, even if you have to hide it. Do you think we go to the movies for the food? I remember at the midnight ROTS my mum asked if I wanted opocorn, I was like "What?"
  14. Kartanym Jedi Grand Master

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    You should have said 'ok', since she was clearly offering to pay for it :p
  15. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    Mar 3, 2003
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    I did, but the point was that I wasn't really interested in popcorn. I was talking to a guy dressed up as a Tusken Raider.
  16. Scoot Force Ghost

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    Dec 30, 2002
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    Reign,

    If your a Melbournite, you can catch A Scanner Darkly on July 29 at the Melbourne Internation Film Festival.

    I was just browsing the films playing and I saw that! There seems to be a much better selection at the Melbourne festival than there was in Sydney. I was so hanging out to see Thank You For Smoking but I had an exam that day :_|
  17. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Feb 18, 2001
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    The reason postmix Coke and Popcorn costs so much is because that's where cinemas make their money. Not off ticket sales.

    Again, hoisted by your own petard.

    E_S
  18. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    I still say BYO is better :p
  19. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Sure, but the reason why they're expensive is to keep the cinemas in business.

    E_S
  20. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    Bah, even if they DIDN'T sell food people would go to the movies anyway.
  21. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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    I got tossed out of the cinema for bringing my own food. :(


    I tried to explain to the manager that no one else seemed to mind and beside, I hadn't had a BBQ in ages.

    Maybe he just didn't like the smell of onions.
  22. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    :rolleyes: No, no they wouldn't.

    As I said, they make their money off candy bar sales.

    So, if they're not selling food, they're not making money, and that means they have to close. Thus, people wouldn't be going to the movies because said movies would be out of business.

    E_S
  23. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

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    May 23, 2005
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    Indeedage.

    I don't mind forking out the $8.50 for popcorn, coke and choc bomb. It' not that insano when you buy a combo- purchasing an item on it's own is much worse.
  24. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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    Oct 23, 2001
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    $8.50? It's $11 for a combo here...
  25. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    Apr 11, 2003
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    I don't know how much a combo costs at my local Hoyts, but if it was something like $11, you then add the ticket price of $14 which boosts it up to a total cost of $25. at $8.50 for a combo, it would still cost $22.50. That is way too expensive for an average 2.5 hour movie IMO which is why i never buy food from the cinema.

    And I agree with Katana_Geldar, I think there would be a select audience who would still go see a movie if there was no junk food on offer.
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