Paramount is taking the extra step to stop piracy of the Movie

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Super_Megatron, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Moonhawk

    Moonhawk Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised that one of the most obvious ways of reducing piracy hasnt occured to them - simultaneous release.

    I bet there will be a large number of people who download or obtain a pirate copy of the movie - simply because they dont want to wait until the release date.
     
  2. Omegatron

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    Always nice to have my integrity questioned. My sister was one of them. She likes to be adversarial towards me. Additionally, a couple of my wife's co-workers at a get-together where they didn't know what I did. And they said just what I said they said. That they chose not to go to their local theatre (including mine) because they could just download it at home. Now do you 'buy it?' Or are you just gonna download it for free. Now, don't you have some corporation to be stealing from, instead of questioning people's stories on the internet?
     
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    i was at a local flea market in april.. this guy at happyfeet before it hit the selves
    he had a lot of pirated dvd's forsale
     
  4. Mike

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    Wrong. If you can afford a computer and the internet to download the movie, you can certainly afford to go see it in theater, or rent the DVD for next to nothing. 3 dollars isn't a lot of money, even a homeless person could afford that.
     
  5. Harlequin Daniel

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    Yeah that'll work.
    Given that everywhere else in the world is getting TFTM before you Americans.
    Including China.
     
  6. Cheetatron

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    Well I hope it works I want this movie to gross serious bank. So much so the hard core g1ers over at "that" other boards will have no other choice but to shutup. Just like 616 spiderman fans got shut up by the spiderman movies.
     
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    Sorry dude. It's theft. It is wrong. Especially if someone is just doing it to see the movie two weeks early. Grow up.
     
  8. Omegatron

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    One last thing about people complaining about movie prices as an excuse to pirate: Most of us pay between $5 and $40 on a regular basis for a toy which costs about a fifth of that amount in materials. So, why the big fuss over paying $8-$12 to see over 150 MILLION DOLLARS worth of effort?

    -Tony!
     
  9. Subotnik

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    When I buy a toy I don't have to share it with an idiot on his cellphone, an ugly couple sucking face in front of me, 5 teenagers who apparently want to kick seats and socialise, and a screaming baby who won't shut up.

    Give me high def and a home theatre any day.
     
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    You will. 5 months later when the DVD/Blu-ray comes out :) 
     
  11. Subotnik

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    Which is when I'll be buying it, at whatever cost.

    In the meantime I'll download a crappy pirated camcorder version to whet my appetite for the joys to come.

    Think of it as a really long trailer.
     
  12. KA

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    be that as it may, im pretty sure poor ppl arent thinking 'i must download the TF movie! it will stave off the hunger!'.

    watching movie is a privelege, not a right. pleading the case for the poor is good, but using the right to entertainment as a justification is just...misguided. the poor have a lot bigger concern than watching a movie. like, you know, food, shelter and education and stuff.
     
  13. polymorphic

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    Not to be hateful, but I'm anxious for theaters to start capsizing. It means that the digital revolution is taking hold. If theaters don't give in and begin evolving they will fall by the wayside. Just like the industrial revolution. I was working in advertising directly with theater chains and most of the big film distributors when the industry began to decline. I understand first hand what the theaters are going through and I feel no pity because they are stubborn and ancient.
     
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    People thought television would be the downfall of the theatre.
    People thought cable would be the downfall of the theatre.
    People thought the VCR would be the downfall of the theatre.
    People thought the DVD would be the downfall of the theatre.

    Now people think that the Internet is the downfall of the theatre. The digital revolution is taking hold in theatres, too. I'll take a digital projector on a 50 foot screen with the Dolby 5.1 cranked over a home system any day. The decline in box office revenue in recent years is barely attrubital to the digital revolution. It's more the fact that the movies haven't been great. But when something shows up with a lot of promise (like POTC3) or gets great word of mouth (like Knocked Up), people flock to the theatre.

    Or think of it as stealing something before it's available to buy.
     
  15. Sablebot

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    Paramount's attempts at stopping piracy

    Yeah, but wouldn't it make more sense to look ALL the reels in locked up tins, rather than just the first 3 reels?
     
  16. panpo98

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    I noticed that many of those who didn't like people downloading or seeing the movie on ppw lives in the USA. It is easy to be a saint then you get the movie almost a month before the rest of the world. It was no protest with the cartoons then they came from japan. Yeas the companies know it is from TV but that is illegal to.


    The movie will be old news by the time we get to see it in the theatre and you will complain again that people think it is news then they finally get to see it. It is like being stooped at the door to the bigesed Transformers party ever.

    "Sorry you get to see it then the US fans has lost interests".
    So excuse the people who don't want to be left out.


    And on topic I think it is ok that Paramount have done this. I even thin that no one should have gotten to see the movie before anyone else (movie people is ok to preview). Then all Transfomers fans could have been exited together.
     
  17. Sledge

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    That rabbit joke is cute. However it leaves out some context. First we are leaving out whether those rabbits have a right to that land. Sure the farmer planted those carrots, but how much of the rabbit's traditional food did the farmer plough up? Could it even be that there were rabbits on the land before there were farmers?
    Too make matters more interesting these rabbits are physically taking something that may not really belong to the farmer. Copyright however involves no taking. Instead the rabbits are making copies of the carrots and the farmers aren't worried about starvation, but about being able to sell the carrots when there are copies out there. To take this even further, those rabbits would have to have paid to get in and make the copies.

    In any case I won't be seeing the movie on opening night because we are coordinating with some friends from out of town to go as a group. I will still be seeing it and paying for it.
     
  18. Superman_Alpha

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    Look, theaters aren't going anywhere just because we have digital downloads and 100" HD-plasma screen TVs. We all have kitchens and we still eat out from time to time.
     
  19. polymorphic

    polymorphic Bumblebee tuna!

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    Wrong. The film industry worried that those things would be their downfalls directly or indirectly. I'm speaking purely on an individual/chain theater level. Hollywood will roll with the changes. They'll still make their money whether through DVD sales or digital distribution. The theaters don't make money off the ticket sales. They make it off concessions. Once 85% of households have 42" TVs with surround sound, theaters will be hurting even more. When everyone is able to watch a film as a PPV premier on their big screen HD TVs, why would they go see it in the theater? I don't need DTS, 20 speakers and an IMAX digital screen to watch Leaves of Autumn: The Anna Nicole Story.

    Also, a theatre is where you watch plays and operas. A theater is where you go to see a motion picture. Just nitpicking.
     
  20. KA

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    i disagree that cinemas are falling on the wayside. theres a communal value attributed to going to the movies, which is a more inclusive activity compared to watching it at home. therell be decline, maybe, but itll still be around.

    plus, i foresee immersive 3d viewing as the next advent in the movie watching experience, so its not like its got nowhere to go.

    as long as ppl feel the need to socialzie, theres always a need for cinema.