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Old 03-16-20, 02:45 PM
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If it was straight up just for sale I’d maybe consider buying digital releases of some movies I was planning on seeing like The Invisible Man. At $20 for a rental though, I guess I’m the cheap bastard () who won’t bother. I get the studios are looking for a way to make money during this time, but there aren’t that many movies I desperately want to watch on demand. Paying more at a theater is one thing because it’s a different experience.
I just think the general mentality with physical media and movie collectors is that if I can't own it for cheap, it's not worth it.

Most here have already said they refuse to pay $6 to 8 to rent digitally because they don't think it's worth it to them. $20 will probably be looked at as outrageous for some.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
I just think the general mentality with physical media and movie collectors is that if I can't own it for cheap, it's not worth it.

Most here have already said they refuse to pay $6 to 8 to rent digitally because they don't think it's worth it to them. $20 will probably be looked at as outrageous for some.
I abide by this mentality normally, but I do not have a problem usually spending $6/8 bucks on a day and date release. I do it pretty frequently for the smaller/indie films especially with rewards from Fandango.

I have been saying this is what studios should do and again, I understand why that price for blockbuster, but I don't think I would ever spend $20 to rent a movie, honestly. Even if Black Widow was doing this, I probably wouldn't. The movies they are testing this with are the right type of movies to do it with I think, but I just can't get behind that price point for me as an individual. I'm sure some families would gladly pay $20 to rent Trolls.


AMC should figure out a way to offer these digtally through A-List.
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Ugh, I guess I'll support this bullshit and rent Invisible Man.
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Ugh, I guess I'll support this bullshit and rent Invisible Man.
Not sure your situation, but if you're in a relationship and were going to see it in theatres together, $20 isn't bad for two people.

Myself, my wife doesn't give a shit...
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Not sure your situation, but if you're in a relationship and were going to see it in theatres together, $20 isn't bad for two people.

Myself, my wife doesn't give a shit...
I mean, I'll get to watch it with my dog
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I hope AMC does activate a pause feature eventually. I don't want to get billed $24 for April or May and theatres are still closed and there is nothing to see.
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I hope AMC does activate a pause feature eventually. I don't want to get billed $24 for April or May and theatres are still closed and there is nothing to see.
Try DMing on Twitter. They told me theyíre refunding me this month to not cancel even though I said I love the service and definitely wasnít considering cancelling.
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https://deadline.com/2020/03/regal-c...rus-1202884813

Regal Cinemas Closing All Theaters Starting Tomorrow Until Further Notice

EXCLUSIVE: In sign of what many are expecting is yet to come for all theaters in the U.S., Regal Cinemas is shutting down all their theatre locations starting Tuesday, March 17 as a precaution amid the current circumstances. All theatres will remain closed until further notice. Regal, is the second-biggest chain in the U.S. with 7,155 screens in 542 theatres in 42 states. They are the first big chain out of the top 3 to close. Many cinemas have been largely deciding to close down in compliance with local ordinances, many of which are limiting their capacity to either 50% in an auditorium, or like AM, 50 people.
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AMC announced in Twitter that they activated a new pause feature on your account. You have to log in and activate it.
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Wow, Olga is sick as well. Fuck.
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Idris Elba just posted that he tested positive.
First No Time to Die, then Olga, now Idris! I feel like thereís some sort of James Bond curse with anyone even remotely associated with the franchise. And it got Idris, so anyone even mentioned in the same sentence as Bond!
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I just got an email from Regal, they are suspending all future Regal Unlimited payments until they reopen.
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From EW:

Universal is giving children something to look forward to while they are in coronavirus isolation with the announcement that Trolls World Tour will be available to watch at home months before it had initially planned.

The sequel to the hit 2016 animated film that gave the world the Justin Timberlake earworm "Can't Stop The Feeling" is going to be Universal Pictures' first day-and-date release, meaning that on Friday, April 10, the new movie will be available to purchase on demand for a 48-hour period.

In addition to the announcement of its first day-and-date release, Comcast NBCUniversal also shared that its films already in theaters, including The Invisible Man, Emma, and The Hunt, are coming to VOD early on Friday, March 20. Rentals will be $19.99.

"Rather than delaying these films or releasing them into a challenged distribution landscape, we wanted to provide an option for people to view these titles in the home that is both accessible and affordable," NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell says in a statement explaining the film distributor's big move.




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I like the idea of early VOD releases of movies!

*checks out a list of all current theatrical movies*

Well fuck, looks like I wonít be using this anytime soon...
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I like the idea of early VOD releases of movies!

*checks out a list of all current theatrical movies*

Well fuck, looks like I wonít be using this anytime soon...
What you don't want to rent "The Hunt" for $20 and invite friends over for a movie night?
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What you don't want to rent "The Hunt" for $20 and invite friends over for a movie night?
Exactly.

Iím willing to spend money to support this but fuck Hollywood, throw me a bone!
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Alamo has implemented a Social Distancing feature in the app. After you select your seats, the ones next to you on both sides are un-selectable for anyone else. It's kinda neat.

​​​​​​Example:
grey = sold seats
black = seats removed from sale
white = available seats

I like it. It's more dynamic than "every other row" or hard-coding gaps between every two seats before they're sold.
Well... Nevermind that.
All locations are now closed indefinitely.
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It's not a big movie chain, but Harkins theatres shut down as well through at least the 31st. I'm a semi-regular customer there aside from AMC.

They said in their e-mail that they will continue to pay their employees during this time.
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Meanwhile, I got my Sports Illustrated today in the mail talking about baseball, and Entertainment Weekly a few days ago, both talking as if everything is still on schedule. I guess thatís what happens when you switch to a monthly issue situation
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Cineplex here in Canada shutting down till April 3.
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I'd pay $20 for an early rental if it included a digital copy code for when the movie gets it's normal digital release. Watch it now and own it later.

Otherwise, there's only maybe 2-3 movies a year worth a $20 rental.
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It's not a big movie chain, but Harkins theatres shut down as well through at least the 31st. I'm a semi-regular customer there aside from AMC.

They said in their e-mail that they will continue to pay their employees during this time.
They're the main movie chain here in Arizona. I've got like 10 Harkins theaters within 30 minutes of me.
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Birds of Prey to VOD next Tuesday, apparently $20 to own:

https://deadline.com/2020/03/birds-o...ed-1202885210/

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