- Oct 1, 2005
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Haha that sounds a tad overkill for watching the crappy movies released these days, there aren't any movies worth going out of the house for, that's my opinion anyway. I enjoy watching them, just not for the effort and price at the cinemaThey have or had that overseas, iirc you have to have a dedicated movie room with certain specifications, buy a device for something like $30k and then you can watch movies the same day as in the cinema for $500 per movie.
I don't want to watch it the same time as the premier of the movie, but once they are done at the cinema, I would like to steam it without having to sail the high seasWhat you're talking about briefly existed as Prima Cinema. The installation cost $35,000 and each film cost $500 to stream. If you even bumped the equipment too hard the security features would disable it, and a rep would have to swing by again to re-authorise your machine.
The costs of showing new cinema releases at home are totally prohibitive. I think I read years ago that Prima is done for as not even the super wealthy were interested enough.
It's available to rent or purchase on iTunes three months after the premiere date 90% of the time, streaming everything after they're done at the cinema for a reasonable price from a single subscription service won't ever be a thing. Since Disney now pretty much owns everything Disney+ will probably be a big thing with the most movies.I don't want to watch it the same time as the premier of the movie, but once they are done at the cinema, I would like to steam it without having to sail the high seas
That's a separate issue then. You're basically just talking about regular home releases of films. You can blame local players like SK usually for delayed releases in SA. And you can bypass such restrictions by using a VPN or smart DNS service. For the most part we can legally access films around the same time they hit the global market.I don't want to watch it the same time as the premier of the movie, but once they are done at the cinema, I would like to steam it without having to sail the high seas
It would be between 50 and 100 times the price of a movie ticket per movie shown... plus you would need specialized equipment in the hundreds of thousands of Rands....SK should create an app in which you can stream these movies to your home. Some of us spend a lot on our HT systems so we can enjoy in the comfort of our own homes without having people constantly kicking the back of your seat, find pop corn in your seat from the previous movie and during the movies people pulling out their cellphones and having that distracting light.
If there was a service like this I would subscribe to it - even at movie ticket prices per movie.
Specialised equipment? Internet line and a smart tv with an app?It would be between 50 and 100 times the price of a movie ticket per movie shown... plus you would need specialized equipment in the hundreds of thousands of Rands....
Nope.... Specialised secure equipment to hold the stream and play it back....Specialised equipment? Internet line and a smart tv with an app?
Cost wise it can still run the same price as the movies and in conjunction and I just realized now the problem with the system.............................piracy..........that's why we can have nice things.
The Fan Club one is aimed at families, effectively it can work out to one free ticket a month for the family.This model is retarted as its aimed at singles - and effectively discriminates against families.
How about family packages of up to 6 people and you get to watch 2 movies/month with the 20% refreshment discount for R350.
Or at the very least excludes a movies first week of release so the die hard Avengers fans can either watch it in the first week and pay premium or wait a week and get the discount.
Pretty sure Endgame played to empty seats from the second week. What's the point.