THR - Fewer people downloaded the blockbuster film than one might expect.
the movie is best watched in theatres, not on your laptop.
What about a 65" HDTV with surround sound in my living room? I know it's still not the same but hey... lol
Irrelevant if there is no HD quality copy out there.
Actually HDTV screens have better quality then Cinema screens (Vue and Cineworld) IMAX is a different story. But watching it on a HDTV will display much better quality and richer colours.
There's no DVD rip yet.
Exactly... looked at the local DVD copy center this week and it wasn't even available with a bad copy. If a copy had been ripped then it would have been downloaded. No source of any copy available yet.
Indeed just rubbish cam copies. A lot of people now wait for decent pirate copies online before downloading. I went to cinemas to watch and loved it personally. I will be buying it day 1 on blu-ray too :)
Make a film so good and so much of a spectacle that most people wouldn't want it spoilt by some shitty pirate copy... As above though, once the DVD rips come there will be alot more people downloading it. However, i do believe that this film will still do exceptionally well when it comes to blu-ray (especially) and DVD in a few months time. The film industry harps on about piracy killing Film/media etc - But if you make a good product people will buy it. I expect this film to top a billion $ with DVD/Bluray sales included.
Your bang on! People don't want to watch a crap copy of a great movie and that's exactly why there's hardly been any piracy.
I wouldn't want a bad copy of this movie. I'll wait and i'll pay good money for a good copy. Movies like this deserve at least that much.
....Because it was actually good, and people will pay to see an actually good movie perhaps? Gee Hollywood, that really took some effort to figure out.
I guess I'm the only one here who didn't like it....
Wut! Why not?
It was nothing special the way people were making it out to be. I agree with gape. Everyone was like MOTY this and that. No way. It was a cool movie but it seemed the same as any other Marvel movie.
Just like every other Marvel movie? I guess you never saw Daredevil?
I found it very good but can see why some wouldn't like it. For me it was just good entertainment, which is what I expect from a super hero movie anyway!
maybe it had something to do with me seeing the movie twice. i'm actually about to see it for the third time lol :)
Best to watch it theaters and most definitely in 3D. Quite phenomenal really.
its ok Hollywood, nobody wants to steal the avengers but they will steal you blind on batman!
batman is over rated. the first dark knight was horrible, the 2nd one was decent and so far the trailer for the 3rd looks like trash
YOU have just restored my faith in humanity!
I think Batman begins was good, not all that. But Dark knight was a 10/10 movie and in no way just "Decent" in my opinion that shit was incredible. 3rd don't look as good but you never know until it comes out.
Pls go back to watching your Twilight and leave the much better movies alone.
This will all change when the BR and DVD rips hit the torrents...
If it's a good movie (and Avengers is "fairly decent" to say the least) then people will want to watch it in quality, which means they'll either pay the price and watch it in Cinema, or patiently wait till the DVD/BR rip comes out. At the end of the day, the vast percentage of pirates shouldn't be considered "lost customers" because they would never have paid for it. I wouldn't be surprised if Avengers on DVD/BR sells well AND get's the most pirate downloads: because it's popular :)
The problem has to be though movies are taking too long to get to blu-ray. What happened to cinema films coming to PS3 for a premium price of something like £10? I would have paid that! It cost me £12 for a cinema ticket to watch this movie! For £10 4 of us could have watched including my wife and son who couldn't go that night.
Going to see it this weekend and can't wait. A rare event to go to the theater. I hate the experience. Piracy is bad, but honestly theaters are worse. I can't wait for the day I can just buy a movie on release day via iTunes or any other service and just watch it in my living room. I don't see how that's any harm to the studio. I'd pay just as much as for a single view at home as for a movie ticket.
The film is excellent. Must be seen in cinema's until the blu-ray version with 3d comes out. Loved it in 3d.
Piracy is always going to happen, I'm guessing Avengers didn't get hurt as much due to it being a spectacle film and it being in 3D at most IMAX theaters.
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