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Maybe DVD Sales Collapsed Because Movies Suck
BigHollywood.Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Oct 2009 | John Nolte

Posted on 10/14/2009 8:02:11 AM PDT by AreaMan

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1 posted on 10/14/2009 8:02:11 AM PDT by AreaMan
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To: AreaMan
I have a hundred DVDs I bought in a cabinet under the TV.

I have probably not watched more than one or two of them more than once.

I can rent movies from Netflix for about seventy-five cents apiece.

Why would I buy any more movies?

2 posted on 10/14/2009 8:05:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: AreaMan

My wife and I use Netflix. Mighty hard to find a movie worth ordering. Most of it is drivel.


3 posted on 10/14/2009 8:05:26 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: AreaMan

I’m home with the flu, so I went to Blockbuster yesterday to rent some movies. I walked up and down the New Release wall, hoping to find something that would be entertaining. With the exception of a few that I had already seen, they were all crap.

Forget buying...there are very few movies out there worth the $5 rental.


4 posted on 10/14/2009 8:06:14 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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To: RexBeach

Watched “Downfall” from netflix last night with my two older kids, great movie.


5 posted on 10/14/2009 8:08:54 AM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: AreaMan

I have to somewhat agree - I haven’t seen a recent movie in years. Ive bought several DVD’s over the last several years but they are old movies. Cary Grants, John Wayne’s and some of the old tv shows that are now boxed. I just bought Green acres, Hogans Hero’s and As Time goes by from England.

I learned a long time ago in Hollywood that the only person I should vote for is myself. - Jack Nicholson


6 posted on 10/14/2009 8:09:47 AM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: AreaMan

Haven’t been to too many movies at the theaters or bought DVDs with movies, lately. Some DVDs I bought recently were stuff like old Underdog cartoons, and an edition of “Cinematic Titanic” (with cast members of Mystery Science Theater spoofing Santa Conquers the Martians). But, new?

I got a couple movie passes won off a radio show; admittedly some of the theatres of the chain are slightly far from me but I can’t think of any movies I want to use the passes for.
I do remember seeing what I think was an indie release last Feb., at a theatre down the street from me (an old time theatre that features weekly magic shows, too)—it was
Cadillac Records, loosely based on the story of Chess
Records. It was okay...but not enough to make me want to buy the DVD.


7 posted on 10/14/2009 8:10:23 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Bryanw92

How nice of you to give the gift that keeps on giving. I sure the Blockbuster employees thank you too.


8 posted on 10/14/2009 8:10:25 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: AreaMan

It’s getting to the point that I’ve not seen any of the lead actor/actress movies put up for an Oscar.

Have to get down to the Special Affects to find at least one movie I’ve seen.

Hollywood and I don’t see eye to eye on what a good movie is.

P/C Red Dawn? Just say - No!


9 posted on 10/14/2009 8:10:37 AM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: AreaMan

This year has been dreadful really for movies. The last good ones were The Dark Knight and No Country for Old Men. However, I was really happy with Paranormal Activity, probably the best movie of 2009 so far.


10 posted on 10/14/2009 8:10:52 AM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: Slicksadick

The only good movies these days seem to always be foreign movies.


11 posted on 10/14/2009 8:11:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AreaMan
Slightly off topic -- but I continue to be amazed that there is nothing good on TV. We have over 50 years of past television programming, and about a centuries' worth of film from around the world.

I turn on my TV and I see "The Bachelorette" and shows like that, and I see endless re-runs of "The Andy Griffith Show". That's about it.

12 posted on 10/14/2009 8:12:02 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: Bryanw92

I for one, cannot watch these liberal millionaire idiots, pretending in front of a camera anymore. I think half the population of America is conservative, and generally speaking, we are tired of the communists in Hollywood, calling their propaganda art.


13 posted on 10/14/2009 8:12:27 AM PDT by hot4plasma
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To: stevio

I just snorted my diet coke with that comment!


14 posted on 10/14/2009 8:12:28 AM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: AreaMan
I buy only those movies that I want for my permanent collection. The Bad of Brothers series, Lord of the Rings, Kelly's Heroes, the complete works of Mel Brooks. But other than that they are DVD’s I got as gifts or netflix bootlegs. I also have hundreds of DVD’s made from documentaries I downloaded before they shut off the source. They form sort of science reference library, and make good background noise. But as for movies, there isn't much our there worth watching.
15 posted on 10/14/2009 8:12:43 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world, and they are all out to get me.)
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To: raccoonradio

There’s YouTube too; recently while in Miss. I visited a museum dedicated to the movie My Dog Skip which was filmed there. Figured I’d want to catch that movie for the second time so I watched it, divided into segments, via YouTube
(fairly short film) a week or two later, back home. No rental cost, no return. (Some movies pop up on my cable’s On Demand but they were movies from the past, presented for free; “I never did get to see Coal Miner’s
Daughter—ah, here it is, for free” (well, of course, actually part of my paid cable package.)

No trip to the DVD store.


16 posted on 10/14/2009 8:13:46 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: AreaMan

Al Martino just passed.

Where’s The Godfather’s of this century?

Y’know, movies with plot, character development, intrigue ... not just flashy special effects ....


17 posted on 10/14/2009 8:14:25 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: AreaMan

Netflix.

And market saturation at home. People now have sizeable libraries of movies and tv shows in boxed sets that they still need to pour over.

Plus economy.

And I can buy “remaindered” titles new at Half Price Books for a fraction of the retail price ($50 4 disc King Kong/Son of Kong/Mighty Joe Young boxed set is available new and unopened for $10).


18 posted on 10/14/2009 8:14:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: AreaMan

When you calculate the number of DVD’s (and VHS tapes) that are out there, wouldn’t a logical conclusion be that we’ve started to reach a saturation point?

I mean, how many more copies of “Grand Prix” and “Bringing Up Baby” do I need? Do I really need more Disney movies in anticipation of coming grand kids, since I still have the entire collection from when my kids were young?

I also suspect that there was some confusion as the whole BlueRay DVD war thingy was fought out.


19 posted on 10/14/2009 8:14:46 AM PDT by TWohlford
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To: Bryanw92
Forget buying...there are very few movies out there worth the $5 rental.

AT&T U-Verse has plenty of movies "On Demand", and their DVR function is awesome.

It will really come in handy when the NFL owners lock out their teams in 2011.

20 posted on 10/14/2009 8:14:52 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: KevinDavis

geez, maybe we could all get together and make our own independent film(s)??

FRmail me! (got cash? experience? lol)


21 posted on 10/14/2009 8:15:48 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Slicksadick

Good. We’ll have to look more thoroughly. :)


22 posted on 10/14/2009 8:15:48 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: TWohlford

Also people with Cable or Satellite literally have hundreds of movie channels with HBO, Showtime, etc. to choose from.


23 posted on 10/14/2009 8:16:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RexBeach
My wife and I use Netflix. Mighty hard to find a movie worth ordering. Most of it is drivel.

Depends on what you rent. If you are just looking at modern films and "blockbusters", yes. There are reissues of older films as well as documentaries. And why buy? Some titles will go out of print and eventualy disappear from the Netflix library. If you DO want to go back to a disc, it may not be possible. Hollywood will sit on a film even if there is a market for it. Can't say I'd buy The Path To 9/11 but there are plenty of people on record saying they would. I taped it off air but missed the first part of the second episode because of a speech from Bush.

24 posted on 10/14/2009 8:17:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: AreaMan

Hollywood is a lot like Washington.

They tell what you should like instead of listening to the people.

They act surprised when movies like Fireproof or the Passion of Christ are successes and can’t believe it when 100+ million dollar action flicks flop.

All directors should be forced to watch a dozen or so Hitchcock films before they attempt to make a movie. Sometimes, less is more when it comes to explosion, violence, etc., etc., etc.


25 posted on 10/14/2009 8:17:22 AM PDT by CriticalJ
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To: stevio

Hey, complain to the pharmacist at Walgreens. They’re the ones that take a minimum of 30 minutes to fill a prescription!


26 posted on 10/14/2009 8:17:34 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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To: AreaMan

Maybe PPV? Actually i think movies the past few years have actually gotten better.


27 posted on 10/14/2009 8:18:06 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (The only thing standing between us and complete victory over the evildoers is POLITICS!)
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To: AreaMan
I don't even bother with new movies anymore since they are so crappy and full of liberal Hollywood drivel (with the exceptions of 'Ghost Rider' and 'Wolverine,' which I liked because I'm a fan of the characters). Instead, my most recent purchase was the largely ignored but totally cool 1980 film, 'The Final Countdown,' which I loved as a kid.


28 posted on 10/14/2009 8:19:05 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Bryanw92
Who would actually buy the bilge H'wd is producing these days? It all seems aimed at an adolescent male mental age of around 15 and is dedicated to the proposition that all things are sexual, drug-oriented, outrageously violent or gross.
29 posted on 10/14/2009 8:20:25 AM PDT by Bernard Marx ("Civilizations die by suicide, not from murder" Toynbee)
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This is something I have been saying for a LONG time. Every week, my family sits down and we decide on the new movies that are going to be in the Theaters. We have four ratings: want to see in theater, want to see on DVD, don’t care if see it and NO! More often than not, it is NO, or wait till it is on DVD; I can’t remember the last time I went to the theater.

Once we watch a movie, we have a ratings system: bad, good and get a copy. Now, other than some kid-rated movies for the grand-kids and my youngest daughter, the last few DVD movies that we purchased were “Full Metal Jacket,” “Road to Rio” and “The Quiet Man.” All of these were purchased in the last six months.

The only recent movie that we have even thought about purchasing was “Gran Torino” while the rest of the stuff coming out is simply not “epic” nor “impressive” enough to warrant a home copy.


30 posted on 10/14/2009 8:21:11 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: raccoonradio
stuff like old Underdog cartoons


31 posted on 10/14/2009 8:21:18 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: AreaMan

Newer technology (like Blu Ray, NetFlix though, is the big reason. Why spend $7 to $30 on DVD when you can rent it for less than a buck?


32 posted on 10/14/2009 8:22:20 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: canuck_conservative
Where’s The Godfather’s of this century? Y’know, movies with plot, character development, intrigue ... not just flashy special effects ....

The Lives of Others.

33 posted on 10/14/2009 8:23:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AreaMan
We use netflix all the time. We stream it onto 46"LCD, its perfect for us, in fact we watch more BBC then anything anymore.( old bbc series like As time goes by)

Cable one our provider has pay per view but there has to be almost 20 channels of adult pay per view.........I asked if I could have them removed from the que and the tech laughed and said nope, one of our biggest money makers.

Hows that for a comment on our state of society?

34 posted on 10/14/2009 8:23:49 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Tolsti2

No Country for Old Men? Are you kidding? That movie was seriously creepy. Sheer depravity for what purpose? I realy regreted watching that movie.


35 posted on 10/14/2009 8:24:09 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Slightly off topic -- but I continue to be amazed that there is nothing good on TV. We have over 50 years of past television programming, and about a centuries' worth of film from around the world.

Blame Hollywood's constant revising of the copyright code to extend it.

Unless you want to see a lot of silent films and the occasional rare good PD horror (White Zombie, Carnival of Souls, etc) or noir film (DOA), the bulk of recorded media in the modern era (1930+) is still owned by a handful of corporations. The actors and musicians don't see a dime.

Never did understand why Jimmy Stewart made the appeal for it. It's A Wonderful Life BECAME a perenial classic BECAUSE it built up a cult following through repeated television broadcast (because it was public domain). Congress worked legislative magic and RETROACTIVELY restored the copyright (an impossibility) to this work and others that had lapsed.

In Europe you can now legally get boxed sets of music with everyone from Elvis to Little Richard to Frank Sinatra to Louis Armstrong. I wonder when the customs inspectors will prohibit the importation of these public domain boxed sets.

36 posted on 10/14/2009 8:24:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Even though the insufferable Martin Sheen was in it, that WAS a great movie.


37 posted on 10/14/2009 8:24:41 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Oh! I didn’t know that was available. Cool, thanks for that post!


38 posted on 10/14/2009 8:25:29 AM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: Bernard Marx

Psst. Hollywood gets enough money to cover the losses on the latest cultural drek from the billions earned on works from past decades.

If they didn’t have a protected nest egg (that is different than the industries before it) they would’ve gone bankrupt financially long ago.


39 posted on 10/14/2009 8:26:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That was a good movie, and very realistic as far as the Navy goes. I had a recruiting partner one time who was in the movie as an extra.


40 posted on 10/14/2009 8:26:54 AM PDT by suthener
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That was one of my favorites and my kids both liked it as well!


41 posted on 10/14/2009 8:27:36 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: dfwgator
Don't touch the HBO channel, because it's laces with a helluva lot of sexual smut.


42 posted on 10/14/2009 8:28:15 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: 50cal Smokepole
It's available at Amazon for $10.99.

You can also get John Scott's awesome soundtrack here.

Enjoy!

43 posted on 10/14/2009 8:29:05 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: myknowledge

I haven’t had any premium movie channel in years.


44 posted on 10/14/2009 8:29:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jeff Chandler

I miss old Wally...


45 posted on 10/14/2009 8:30:53 AM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: AreaMan

Hollywood has nothing to worry about. The federal government will eventually just bail it out.

“We cannot allow the entertainment business to fail!”


46 posted on 10/14/2009 8:32:14 AM PDT by TJ Jackson
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Tanks! I just ordered from Amazon.


47 posted on 10/14/2009 8:32:30 AM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: suthener

Yeah, the entire crew appeared in the film as extras, doing the jobs they normally do (or did).


48 posted on 10/14/2009 8:32:39 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: AreaMan
Maybe DVD Sales Collapsed Because Movies Suck of Netflix.
49 posted on 10/14/2009 8:32:47 AM PDT by McGruff (Go rogue baby, go rogue!)
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To: AreaMan
I have around 500 DVDs and 61 Blu-rays. I, too am a movie lover, but most of my purchases are for classics made before 1980.

My last Blu-ray purchases were The Wizard of OZ, Braveheart and Snow White.

50 posted on 10/14/2009 8:34:21 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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