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The Dark Knight Rises **merged**

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by StevenOtero, May 24, 2012.

  1. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    It would be cool to have the ability but I don't think it will ever happen.

    Why would a movie studio stream a video that will be bootlegged a few thousand times on opening night? And we're not talking garbage bootlegs where someone takes a GoPro into the theater, we're talking HD quality.

    I don't think studios would ever stream unless there is a way to charge for every set of eyes that sees the film. That's nearly impossible so doubtful they'd willingly let people buy the movie on opening night on-Demand and then invite a few dozen friends over to watch it.

    As for your last question. Even if someone avoids the movie for a week, so long as a person watches it while it's in theaters I doubt the studios care. And lets go a step further. Even if people avoid theaters all together, they'll eventually either rent or buy the movie.
  2. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Just watched the movie. Pretty good. Thought Bane was especially good aside from the voice aspect.
  3. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Bold-->agreed.
  4. KoRnyBrad

    KoRnyBrad I am the Bat!

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    I liked how Bane was portrayed as a intelligent, cold, calculated, beast of a man. Unlike that horrible movie back in the 90's I won't mention, where he is a huge man 3x the size of Batman and is more "Hulk Smash" like. Nolan did a good job bringing Bane up in this movie.
  5. KoRnyBrad

    KoRnyBrad I am the Bat!

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    I agree to, leave Batman, stray away from Robin. Go to Nightwing. That would be sweet.
  6. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    :lmao:

    Oh and for the hard of hearing crowd on here, I just saw some bootleg videos of the ending and another scene.

    I could understand everything just fine! From the crappy mic of a cell phone camera no less.

    Take your complaints to your Doctors! Your hearing sucks. :)
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Maybe nobody was paying attention to you.

    What did you even say?
  8. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    :confused:
  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I was confused as to whether you were referencing something you had said in the thread earlier.

    Now I see where you were going with that post.

    As far as the audio goes, I thought it was pretty good. Bane's voice was pretty poor at times but overall pretty good.
  10. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Seeing it tonight. Don't know if it can top Amazing Spiderman as I prefer the spiderman characters/storyline to the Batman one but we will see.
  11. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Just don't be too shocked when Batman kills Dumbledore and then reveals he is Luke's father.
  12. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Active Member

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    As soon as I said the part you bolded I thought about taking it down but didn't. They would never be forced to if they didn't want to. I think they will eventually want to though. I got carried away when I made that statement. I do think they will realize the opportunities and windows it opens up for potential profits. I'll get back to that later though. Your point about piracy is without out a doubt the underlying reason why they haven't allowed new movies to stream directly to a TV yet. I don't blame them for being concerned about profits. If it aint broke don't fix it(although in some, including mine, it's broke but that's a whole other debate).

    All of your points about material, movies, and video were all great and laid out perfectly. They were dead on. I appreciate the way you laid everything out actually. But, I just don't think those are ways that can't either be changed or remedied. Yes, those are the current problems and the way things are done. IMO, today's technological capabilities have a way of finding solutions to problems that most people didn't think possible. There's absolutely a solution that allows the customer and film industry to profit, they don't have to be mutually exclusive.

    Back to profit. Cities and towns are limited to movie theaters and seats. People are busy, people are working more. We are a busy society. I think the majority of Americans have cable TV and access to order onDemand movies. Let's say each new movie to watch at home was 19.99 - 35.99 and you have it for 6-24 hours. Now, I know I'm not the only one thinking this but iTunes, something similar to Spotify, Netflix, and OnDemand are all viable platforms that have the potential to distribute new movies while discouraging piracy. At the end of the day, while piracy hurts-- and I might be wrong here--it still doesn't make an enormous dent in the industries profitability. No matter what piracy will always be around. At worst I think the film industry would break even if they made the move if not become substantially more profitable.

    If every movie theater and every theater within that theater were IMAX or something way better, then we have a whole other discussion. Until they are I think the desire for an ability to watch new movies at home will still be floating around and people will be talking about it.

    Again, I appreciate the discussion!
  13. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Active Member

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    I don't think I know more than everyone else on the planet, only you.

    I also know that I am smarter than you and that you've offered little to no substance to the discussion because it's beyond your mental capacity. :D
  14. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    I was thinking not too many people got this. My hat's off to you. I still think his embracing that character pushed him off the ledge.
  15. a_minimalist

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    There will always be people selling pirated material. You can't stop that. A way to protect streaming a new movie is what would be needed. There's absolutely a solution to that problem. I don't and refuse to believe there isn't. We aren't talking about taking trips to the sun.

    I think there would be an increase in sales since it's in the comfort of someones home. More people would consider watching a new movie at home. I think increased sales along with a substantial price increase would offset any of those supposed losses and then create a profit.

    As for this, I have been saying the first day/week in regard to new movies coming out throughout all of my conversations and that's my bad. I didn't mean to.

    From talking to people I know the main reason people rent movies is because they don't feel like going to the theater to watch it and will just wait to watch it at home. So, people can either pay a higher price to watch it immediately which will profit the film industry since it's substantially higher than renting it. Or, they can pay less to rent it like they would have in the first place, either way the studios win.

    Hopefully you read what I said to DallasEast because I think that might answer some of your questions as well. I think all of your questions are legitimate though.
  16. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Active Member

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    Oh and my bad to StevenOtero for derailing the thread. I'm done discussing the whole new movie at home thing. Back to the Dark Knight Rises :D
  17. Alumni2k11

    Alumni2k11 Old Dominion University (Class of 2011)

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    Saw it this weekend. Really enjoyed the whole thing. Great way to end this series.
  18. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    I'm not so sure. He was taking drugs before taking on the role. He was already headed in that direction, driven by demons he wasn't addressing. He was going to fall off that ledge eventually unless he made the decision to take hold of his own life.
  19. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Okay okay okay. This reply is solely for innocent fun only, so nobody trip okay?

    Why would anyone take a trip to the sun? There isn't enough sunblock lotion to survive that vacation! :laugh1:
  20. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Active Member

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    :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

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