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Graham Ritchie
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We often get films turn up at the cinema with strange names, this one turned up today and the movie starts tomorrow, [Wink] the name on the box made me [Smile] I think someone at "Fox" has got a sense of humour.

Would anyone like to guess what the actual film in the box is.?
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Pasquale DAlessio
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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes?

I think they do that so the film pirates don't steal the film to make pirated DVD's. [Big Grin]

[ August 02, 2011, 08:48 AM: Message edited by: Pasquale DAlessio ]

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Graham Ritchie
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Spot on Pat

I wonder what "Charles Darwin" English naturalist 1809-1882 who established that all species of life have descended over time would have thought about his name being used to describe the contents of the box. [Cool]
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Graham. [Smile]

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Pasquale DAlessio
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Graham

The funny thing is that with a little knowledge the code names can be figured out. This one was kind of obvious. I'm sure you realize the value of what you have. Some times prints are delivered by armored car with armed guards. Example: Harry Potter, Avatar, etc. Printeds do get stolen or shall we say, mis-placed for a short time. Just enough time to telesine it.

So...did I win a free pass?

Pat

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Graham Ritchie
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...Yes [Smile]

My wife "my better half" and I are going to watch it tomorrow night, she likes the Planet of the Apes stuff. [Smile]

Graham.

PS. The film distibutors seem to be more trusting out here, the normal post just dumps the films downstairs, usually very early in the morning so its a matter that when someone arrives at work...its more like oh! a film has arrived I wonder what it is [Roll Eyes] ...no armed guards out here [Smile]

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Pasquale DAlessio
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Wow! That's unbelievable. Film piracy is a big thing over here. Millions of dollars lost. They even have a task force with under cover agents that go into theaters looking for 'camers". People who actually video the movie. Other pirates get the film from a projectionist ($$$$) nand telecine it. Then there are the DVD Screeners that are given to special people to view it for awards consideration. That's the best quality. It's a big business here.

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Graham Ritchie
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Thats interesting, the thing I cant figure out is why people buy pirated stuff or download in the first place, as the quality is poor and if they only wait, say another three or four months after the cinema run it will be out on DVD or Blu-ray with much better picture and sound. Anyone thats really keen on a particular movie should watch it on the big screen [Cool] not on a lap top or whatever.

Just getting folk to come to the movies in the fist place is a struggle and even "Harry Potter" has dropped off interest wise. The movies dont last long out here, even the latest Hollywood blockbuster creation [Roll Eyes] will fizzle out after a month or even less.

We do keep an eye out that no one is recording video from the screen, although some people might be sneeking the odd still with their phone but thats about it pirate wise [Smile]

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Winbert Hutahaean
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I went to an advanced screening (private screening) of a blockbuster "Megamind". I was Xraid and had to go through a metal detector to make sure that I was not with a camera!.

BTW, Graham, when you found the box of these 35mm films in front of your office's door, did you find the same excitement when Mr Postman dropped the 8mm films in your mail box? [Wink]

cheers

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Colin Robert Hunt
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Hi Grahem and when you think of all the effort and money put into these productions you must think how long can we go on. The epics of the past had some major dedication and sweat put into these films and they ran for months. Today the same sweat and toil must go into these productions even though there is CGI effects. But has you say it's getting the public intp the cinema's from there armchairs. Most frustrating if I was putting out a film. I agree that you only have to wait a few months to have this on disc in all it's glory, so why people need the pirate copy's heavens knows.

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Graham Ritchie
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Winbert
When "Mr Postman" drops of those Super8 films I did have a armed guard long ago until he grew up [Smile]
I had to pay both my children "hush money" so they would not tell my wife on the latest arrival from Derann, they did very well out of it.
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We still have that old letter box although its looking a bit sad these days as for Steven, he is all grown up with children of his own plus Super8 film and projectors. [Smile]

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Guy Tessier
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I can remember (many years ago) when newspaper ads for hit movies would exclaim "2nd big year!" Movies as late as Return of the Jedi would run over 12 months at the one cinema.

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Michael O'Regan
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Thats interesting, the thing I cant figure out is why people buy pirated stuff or download in the first place, as the quality is poor and if they only wait, say another three or four months after the cinema run it will be out on DVD or Blu-ray with much better picture and sound.
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I agree that you only have to wait a few months to have this on disc in all it's glory, so why people need the pirate copy's heavens knows.

Well...ya see...todays youth don't want to wait another three or four months!!

Let's go back a few years. When you were a teenager and JAWS, for instance, came out, if someone offered you an easily affordable 8mm print of this film while the film was still in the cinemas - would you have taken it?
It seems to me that film collectors are probably the last people who should be criticising the trade in pirates and illegal copies of movies.
[Wink]

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Graham Ritchie
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"When you were a teenager and Jaws"..well I wish I had been, my teens were the 60s [Smile]

Last night we watched "Planet of the Apes" at the cinema on 35mm, there is no way you can achieve the same visual impact at home. If Jaws had been available at the time that movie came out on Super8 then if I could afford it, which would have been unlikely and I did buy it I would still go to the cinema for that big screen experence that lap tops, big TVs cant achieve.

It is a sign of the times as many youth watch movies on computers and the like. I know of one person that watched most of "Lawrence of Arabia" on a lap top [Eek!]

Graham.

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Bill Brandenstein
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Don't get me started on what portable electronics have done to the artistry of recorded sound and image, not to mention attention spans and relationships. And the latest threat, or perpetuation of the problem, is cloud computing.

ARRRGGGGHHH! It's only getting worse.

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