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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Movie Industry Killing Films, not Pirates

Movie Industry Killing Films, not Pirates

Movie Industry Killing Films, not Pirates

Added: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Famous film writer David Germain claimed that this year's box office receipts appeared below last year not because of piracy, but rather because the studios didn’t have a successful movie.


Back in 2010, they had Avatar and Dark Knight, but in 2011 they didn’t get a single must-see mass blockbuster. Nevertheless, this reveals one of the problems that the movie industry has been having adjusting itself to our digital era.

For a while now, the movie studios have tried to encourage consumers to the cinemas by developing a product worthwhile experiencing in comparison to what people could have at home. But it wasn’t like that: instead, the movie studios have jacked up the price of a cinema ticket so much that they could now be compared to live concerts and restaurants. Indeed, today a family of four will have to mortgage their house if they want to see a film. So, when they have other, cheaper alternative, they won’t even bother – most people will just wait for the movie to come out on DVD and watch it at home.

There used to be time when users were happy with the fact that they find themselves tossed in a room with a bunch of strangers, where the worst worry is about someone rustling their sweetie packets. However, today you have to worry about people with cell phones that keep ringing and sending messages, or even about an idiot insisting on shouting a review of the movie to their mate over the phone. With audience experience going, sitting in a dark room with a bunch of kids watching Transformers would drive someone to bittorrent in order to avoid the experience.

The next problem is the inflated prices of food available in the cinema – indeed, it is unclear to everyone why popcorn and fizz, which have to be about the cheapest food products should cost so much. David Germain pointed out that the movies currently being screened are actually more about overhyped disappointments and there’s really a complete lack of choice. In 2010, indie, foreign and documentary movies did really well, they also cleaned up at Netflix and Blockbuster. Germain also added the statistics shows that while the audience still loves films, cinema theaters are already losing their charm and the studios have lost the plot.

Meanwhile, the Motion Picture Association of America insists that everything will be all right if they could crucify some more file-sharing pirates.

January 4th,2012

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Date:  Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Comments (36) (please add your comment »)

posted by ET junkiemen (2012-01-04 18:00:30)
milo33 avatarAmen to that, SaM,i totally agree.
Went to the pics on Boxing day -
£27.00, 2 adults & a child. That is
well over the top, in my opinion.

posted by Blocked (2012-01-04 18:10:29)
No avatarDavid Germain indeed has pointed out the real problems why movie industries are failing. when 'avatar' coming out, we also knew that watching it on the big silver screen was a must, so an usual freebie like me also became one of the first ticket buyers to enjoy it in the movie theater. but most of the other movies, the screenplays, the directing, the acting are often suck big time and even become worse in recent years. there are so many garbage-like junk movies kept churning out of the movie factories just like incurabl virus, about 80% are totally unwatchable, 15% watchable but also forgettable. there are only about 3% of the productions out of hollywood memorable, 2% unforgettable. and the worth watching ratios are much lower for those movies out of india, china (including hong kong), russia, thailand.....among them, hindi and chinese are becoming worse and worse and almost 95% of their productions are absolutely garbage. but the worst is the movies out of taiwan, about 98.9% not only unwatchable but also disgusting.

so far, only movies from frence, korea, argentin, brazil, mexico, iran, sweden, norway, denmark, austria, german, poland, holland, australia, canada, the worth watching ratios are very high and lot of the movies from these countries are memorable even unforgettable.

blaming, finger-pointing, complaining, suing, are the typical american ways when things not going their narrow one-way street. we couldn't care less.

posted by Blocked (2012-01-04 18:56:27)
No avataragain a big fat lie again when do we get the real truth about piratcy ect its not pirats its not soney ect. its the damm actors there middelman ect thats whats killing it

posted by (2012-01-04 19:38:39)
DEMONLORD avatarso true this article is

posted by Blocked (2012-01-04 21:55:27)
Onyx521 avatarhousearrested, what you've said is so very true indeed. But, the way you've written it has me in tears laughing. It is as if you're actually sitting right in front of me venting. Hilarious and true at the same time.

posted by (2012-01-04 23:00:48)
Nachzehn1 avatarGreat article and so true! It's always easier to blame someone else than accept that the problem is closer to home, e.g. mass production and poor quality of films. However, I think the biggest rip-off at the cinema (even more so than the ridiculously inflated prices for drinks and popcorn and sweets) has been the advent of 3D. It just seems an excuse to add an extra £5+ per ticket, and for what? Certainly not a proportionate or necessary increase in viewing quality. We saw Gulliver’s Travels (only available in 3D) a few months ago (2 adults and one child = £39!) and 3D glasses were only required for a small percentage of the film. I think it’s a con to try to improve the marketability and appeal of mediocre films.

posted by (2012-01-05 00:10:39)
Joypadder avatari flat out refuse to pay to go and watch a film last time i went to the movies 3 adults to watch Batman TDK cost me just short of £35 and i hadn't even got food yet.

if they want ppl to carry on going to see films they need to drop prices and up the quality of films. films like Green lantern built up to be the star wars of this generation turns out to be just god awful. and yet im still expected to pay £15 for a 3d ticket for a film that 100% sucks.

posted by ET junkiemen (2012-01-05 00:15:26)
4GET avatarwhy not do a deal like in other stores..when stock gets old make sale get rid of the trash! lets say take two kids to the pics one gets in free or a free popcorn and fizzy drink..prices are to high these days i am 28klms from the nearest the cinema so i will stick to my couch untill the dark knight returns ! thanks

posted by ET junkiemen (2012-01-05 00:34:51)
4GET avatarplus what i 4got to say is the cams that most of us sample gives us a good idea of the movie...thanks to those who spend the time and effort so we do not waist our time and money ..KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

posted by (2012-01-05 00:47:42)
jibbajabba avatarIf tickets were cheaper more people would see movies. At current prices most movies simply aren't worth seeing at the cinema when you have to deal with morons talking and stinky people next to you. Particularly in the U.S, where many people are struggling to keep their homes, why would you spend over $100 to take your family to the movies when you could pay $20 and play it on your 40 inch LCD instead? I've seen two movies in the last year at the cinema because their is nothing worth seeing there anymore.

posted by (2012-01-05 01:01:07)
crazymichael avatarthe reason i dont go to the cinemas anymore is because of prices 1 cinema ticket with big hotdog and medium cola is £15.50 and the last 3d film i saw was sanctum and i had to pay extra for the glasses and the film wasnt even in 3d why should i have to pay that much money to see a film when it could have rubbish actors or just be a crap film like i paid £8 to see the last exorcism it was that rubbish if i wasnt with my sister id of left after 20 minutes

posted by (2012-01-05 02:28:18)
timewarbler avatarSo funny how the lack of creativity in the industry which creates lack of sales is always blamed on pirated copies and having to spend $40 ($11 MY TICKET $8 KIDS ticket, 20 for popcorn, pop and a candy bar which we share cause I am not buying 2 ???? and you get fake pop- fountain water syrup pop) at the theatre for me and my 5 yr old daughter...

For you kiddies out there movies used to come on vhs tapes, yep, the one my parents had came in 2 parts one was the power supply (no shit) and the other section played the tape... haha, well even way back then, somewhere in between fire being invented and the realization square wheels did not work..... we made copies of movies we rented and gave them to friends... am sure this is the first the industry has heard of this if they read my lil response, and amazingly enough movies have progressed quite a bit since vhs and copies made from blockbuster and local video stores.... imagine that

posted by (2012-01-05 02:34:03)
timewarbler avatarI would also like to add that putting every shitty movie they make into 3d (jonas brothers? glee , jackass3d to name a few ) should not be the only way their marketing dept can come up with to make money.... I can hardly wait for GOLDEN GIRLS 3d, SANFORD AND SON remastered in 3D or Oprah TALK SHOW in DOLBY DIGITAL REMASTERED in 3D with a special DR PHIL 3D mini movie to hit theaters this spring, should make them billions for sure

posted by (2012-01-05 04:17:13)

posted by Sun (2012-01-05 04:34:45)
No avatarDo you people feel better now after the whining, I remember when you had to go to the theater to see a movie...imagine that. GEEEZ!

posted by (2012-01-05 07:59:53)
No avatarI also remember when a movie for a family of 4 was 25-30$ for everything go ahead and try that now. Just to watch yet another crappy remake. No thanks hollywood has bled me dry enough over the years

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendSuperman (2012-01-05 08:14:20)
trialNerror avatarI think we (all us online users) have been saying the movies are crap for at least a few years now. This is not news to us. However, it is nice to see one of the persons in the movie industry recognizing their own faults.

posted by (2012-01-05 09:34:21)
zowie avatarGood one Sam, so so true. Went twice to see Avatar one in 3D and 2D GREAT movie, now will wait to see a movie on dvd or BlueRay and pay $2 rental make my own popcorn and have a beer at home. Movie prices at the cinemas are too expensive for what you get. The Motion Picture Association of America are just down right GREEDY, can't say it any other way.

posted by (2012-01-05 10:47:15)
Joypadder avatari remember when it cost £5.20p back when i was 11-14 long long gone are those days.

posted by Blocked (2012-01-05 11:03:10)
No avatarThe industry does not lack creativity or innovation, the problem is those who run the industry. Allowing those with the talent to make great films costs them money, they would rather have a half ass movie for fraction of price and pocket the extra money it would take to make a great movie. It is same with the games industry as of late, look at MW3 for prime example, the game made £1 billion in a matter of weeks! Yet they could not even spend a few million more to make the game so epic and good, they just used same formula since call of duty 4, rinse and repeat... Explains why Black ops did so well given it is not as good as mw story wise, they at least innovated and made new ideas.

Finally the point comes back to greedy producers and film companies, I remeber when I was a kid it would cost like £20 for me my brother and my 5 sisters to goto cinema with my mother or father. I went last year with my kids to see cars in 3d, cost £38 or so for the tickets, £4 more for 3d glasses then like £15 for popcorn and coke... WTF! I could have taken them out to the theme park for that kind of money and it would have been more memorable and enjoyable than the 1hour odd of a crap sequel...

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET junkieET loverSupermanSun (2012-01-05 11:10:49)
bone111 avatarits simple do like i do and take your own sweets n drinks and in my country its buy one get one free on the tickets on wednesdays so its not so bad if u not going alone and there right about the must-see mass blockbuster its got to be worth going in my eyes i ive only been twice in 2011 thats to see pirates of Caribbean 4 and Transformers 3 and they was packed in all screens

posted by (2012-01-05 14:03:18)
o131313o avatar@midnitesoftware HAHAHA.. sounds like the only one that's whining is u, GEEEZ... Everyone else seems to be stating FACTS. Go waist your money on mindless nonsense movies the illuminati want you to watch ta numb and dumb your brain. Sheeple cant train a Shepard!!! o131313o

posted by (2012-01-05 16:50:11)
No avatar#13: Oprah TALK SHOW in DOLBY DIGITAL REMASTERED in 3D with a special DR PHIL 3D mini movie

LOL!!! sadly a lot of idiots would really pay to see somethin like this i'm sure.

posted by (2012-01-05 19:59:22)
loid66 avatarThe studios blame piracy for poor ticket sales and yet they are the ones ripping people of. I stopped going to to the cinema when I stopped being entertained.

posted by (2012-01-05 22:28:08)
The_Ritty avatari just wrote the exact same thing as this article on here 3 days ago...

posted by (2012-01-05 23:02:43)
steveo1 avatarany1 c condorman with a packed lunch !!lmao!! its the root of all evil ppl happy new year 2 u all et !!!rocks!!!

posted by (2012-01-06 11:11:27)
breakdown avatarat #23

i would ...lolz xD

but for real yeah whats there to say movies have become shitty after 1999 or such xD

the boom was in 1986 for great epic movies , its where it all kinda started , cant wait to see if ridley scott can keep up to his alien masterpiece he did back in 86 , we shall see , this year!

p.s: dont get me started on todays gaming industry thats even worse!

posted by (2012-01-06 12:53:23)
Joypadder avatar@Breakdown

yer bud the game industry is far far far worse

posted by (2012-01-06 17:21:47)
WarRaven avatarGreat read and very truthful. Thank you kindly Sam.

posted by (2012-01-06 20:18:03)
glas avatar2011 was not a good year for 'keepers' (movies I don't immediately wipe off my HD after viewing) 2010 was a much better year. If it keeps going like this, 2012 will have no keepers and certainly nothing worth the cost in petrol to even drive to a cinema let alone pay the inflated admission charges.

posted by (2012-01-07 09:00:57)
_HiTMaN_ avatarTrue lol

posted by (2012-01-07 16:57:23)
Tsquare avatarIt was great to read an article on this, as it's how I feel about 'Going to the Movies' The last time under protest I went to the theater it was to see Harry Potter 6 with a friend. That evening cost me $22.00 and the stereo system was so loud my ears were ringing for days. Quality, but my ears didn't need the quantity. Anyway, I'll never be back without earplugs, but unless it's under $10.00 it's not worth it to me. They are pricing themselves out of business, and that will be the reason people stop going to the theaters. When I was young, .50 cents for two movies was the going rate at beautiful theaters that just don't exist any longer.

posted by (2012-01-07 22:31:08)
No avatar@ midnitesoftware, WOW you must not have any friends or family or just never go to the movie anymore. SO either way its pathetic when your commenting on us and you dont know anything. Movie prices are skyhigh and NOT worth it. I don't even care if it is a Dark Knight or w/e. Ill either wait for a cam or buy it on Blu_ray or DVD. I will NEVER go to no movie theater. The food is crazy high, and the ticket prices are so sad that I laugh at people paying to see a crappy movie. I say we all go on strike and just not go. Then they will have to slowly lower prices in till we all start going again. In till then Hollywood can shove it.

posted by (2012-01-08 02:47:10)
dirtbag1972 avatarAmen....!!! Hollywood hasn't had an original idea in 30 years...

posted by (2012-01-08 08:27:10)
FiReCoLoR avatarvery good article.

posted by (2012-01-08 11:53:43)
No avatarLol, I'll add that Hollywood just needs to wake up to the fact that they cant splash out 100mil on films and paychecks anymore, the world has moved on from movies being the big must do thing...back in the day the local cinema with a flat coloured screen was all we had.

Fighting piracy, in 2012, that's hilarious. Besides it's like fighting the Hydra, Interneticus lol, the beast cannot be stopped. Not by bankrupt piss poor governments and not by lolHollywood.

That is all.

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