Skip to comments.Maybe DVD Sales Collapsed Because Movies Suck
Posted on 10/14/2009 8:02:11 AM PDT by AreaMan
Maybe DVD Sales Collapsed Because Movies Suck
Posted By John Nolte On October 13, 2009 @ 2:31 pm In Entertainment, News | 163 Comments
Everyone seems to have an opinion as to why DVD sales have cratered since hitting their peak in 2006, but no ones looking at the obvious answer. Plunging sales have been blamed on piracy , competing technologies such as video games and low-priced rental outlets like Redbox  everything but the quality of the actual films.
First and foremost, Im a movie lover. Nothing competes for my attention in this regard, including dollar rentals and the like. But Im just not buying anywhere near the number of new releases I did just ten years ago. Obviously, this is anecdotal evidence, so make your own comparisons:
1998  I purchased 15 of the top 20 money makers
1999  18 of the top 20.
2000  16 of the top 20.
2001  14 of the top 20.
And nothings changed. My tastes are the same. I still enjoy and dont regret a single purchase (well, maybe Planet of the Apes but I keep watching thinking it will get better). Now flash-forward to the last few years and the numbers collapse:
2006  5 of the top 20.
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That was one of my favorites and my kids both liked it as well!
I haven’t had any premium movie channel in years.
I miss old Wally...
Hollywood has nothing to worry about. The federal government will eventually just bail it out.
“We cannot allow the entertainment business to fail!”
Tanks! I just ordered from Amazon.
Yeah, the entire crew appeared in the film as extras, doing the jobs they normally do (or did).
My last Blu-ray purchases were The Wizard of OZ, Braveheart and Snow White.
I agree. Movies today, are drivel.
You get 150 minutes of what looks like a video game and 5 minutes of bad acting.
There is no originality any more..its all reworking the classics.
When moviemakers started filming cartoon characters like Casper, Flintstones, I had it!
Those Hollywood Libs can go jump in the great pond of bankruptcy.
Another “fine” Time-Lies-Warner-Turner company.
Don’t forget that Steven Spielberg was busy producing The Flintstones movie at the same time he was directing Shindler’s List.
I use Netflix too. What I really like is the free streaming movies I can watch on my computer monitor.
Few new movies are good enough to buy. I understand younger people never read and won’t tolerate character development but some of us require it in entertainment. I buy movies if there’s something worth multiple viewings. Explosions and car chases are boring to me. I liked Slumdog Millionaire (may have to watch more Indian cinema), UP and Marley & Me. I thought Gran Torino was OK nothing special and Star Trek was an abomination. Those are the only new movies I’ve seen.
Almost all of the DVD’s I have baught in the past year are TV collections: The complete Dick Van Dyke show, Venture Brothers, Dr. Who (which I transferred to .avi, edited, and burned back to disk, eliminating all of the forced “gayity”.) Yes, most movies are junk, made for the cheers of other Hollywood dwellers, and not even to make money. (How else do you explain PIXAR still making good movies that sell like crazy, and the rest of Sodomywood cranking out “artistic successes” that fail at the box office?)
so of course Michigan and Connecticut are now heavily subsidizing movie production with tax dollars to create even MORE DVD’s that won’t sell
It's not that hard to find something if you enjoy older movies. Netflix is far superior to the local Blockbuster for classic films. Try finding films like "How Green Was My Valley" or "The Long Grey Line" locally.
Back during the peak of the video rental business, those titles were on the shelves - but not now.
Dont forget that Steven Spielberg was busy producing The Flintstones movie at the same time he was directing Schindlers List.
Darn good thing he was able to keep the two straight...
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