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#1 Motoko.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 18:03



Wow.. :pinch:


#2 Ridlas

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 18:05

Eh?

#3 Starbuck84

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 18:11

Say what now? :p
Don't get me wrong, I strongly believe that if you like a movie or (music)artist you should buy their products. But if someone wants to see if for free, they will always wait extra. And internet is getting faster and faster these days, so 45 minutes extra isn't that big of a deal. Unless this is some lame 1st april joke...

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 18:12

yeah, sensational title for something he said jokingly ;)

#5 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 18:16

Humanz has a fail?

#6 OP Motoko.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 18:17

Humanz has a fail?

I am James Cameron, thank you :|

#7 Vice

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 18:21

Avatar was highly pirated regardless of its quality.

I mean I even saw some sites list 1080 CAM's of this movie. Yes CAM shot on high def cameras in the cinema and transcoded to 1080 instead of whatever lower rubbish they do.

I think whatever happens pirates will keep compensating. Larger and Larger hard disks are becoming cheaper and cheaper. Internet speeds are always going up and not down. Even I can receive 50Mb internet in my home from a normal ISP at below £30 a month.

Basically making the movies large in file size won't stop piracy. It'll just give all consumers a better product to buy (or steal).

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 18:23

buy (or redistribute)


That's better

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:27

Personally, I think they'd "lose" less to piracy if they released to DVD etc quicker than they currently do. I can't STAND going to the cinema to see a movie. Uncomfortable, too damned loud, massively overpriced, can't pause it for a pee, and you're surround by noisy <bleep>holes who won't shut the hell up.

#10 Yusuf M.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:28

One would think the highest grossing film of all time would also be the most pirated film of all time. I don't know the figures, but I assume it's getting there.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:37

If AVATAR has fight piracy it is because the 3D tech that made people want to experience it and because the tech is not mainstream yet, they had to go to cinemas instead of downloading it in crappy quality and of course not 3d.

Someone should actually tell him that the next time he tries to impress the audience and stating that making long duration movies is a way against piracy would certainly made people with >= average minds laugh (laugh really hard).

#12 Nightwind Hawk

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:57

Maybe he's somewhat right. Avatar is the first bluray I have purchased. Not even purchase but pre-ordered!

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:59

Avatar is best experienced in IMAX 3D. That's the only reason the "true" experience cannot be pirated.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:01

I believe Avatar did so well because it was original, well done, pretty cool, and wasn't the same chewed up, digested and crapped out stuff Hollywood normally outputs.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:06

I believe Avatar did so well because it was original, well done, pretty cool, and wasn't the same chewed up, digested and crapped out stuff Hollywood normally outputs.


No, it was not original at all. The visuals were original but everything else is similar to Dance with the Wolves, Pocahontas and Atlantis.