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  1. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    What is so high?

    I paid $70 for a Star Wars releases on Laser Disc upon fresh
    release. Back when $70 was a lot more than it is today.

    A hell of a lot more than a $22 disc on the shelf with an MSRP of
    $26 to $28. Even if it was the full $28, it ain't shit.

    When I was a kid ten packs of baseball cards was a dollar.

    Now, one pack is $2.50, and I ain't sure there's even ten cards in

    These folks today that piss and moan about the economy have no clue.
    That disc was bought when min wage was $3.00 an hour.

    Goddamned pirate retards.
  2. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    Yer full of shit. The final product is 70c each. The total cost of
    producing packaging is a large number though. Add it up.

    70c times 10 million discs pressed.

    That's a 7 million dollar cost. There are artists, and renderers,
    and a whole team of folks involved, long before the art gets to the

    You are so lost. So what it is only 70c per package? It is THEIR
  3. jayembee

    jayembee Guest

    No, that's not it. Most commercial DVDs have software called
    Macrovision on them to prevent them from being copied. That's
    for the express purpose of keeping you from doing exactly
    what you're trying to do: copy borrowed DVDs inside of buying
    your own legal copies.

    -- jayembee
  4. Justin

    Justin Guest

    rstlne wrote on [Fri, 2 Jan 2004 21:05:08 -0000]:
    Ghostbusters is not $20

    A quick look yields 9.89 at Deep Discount DVD

    Oh. So the store profits from shipping?
  5. rstlne

    rstlne Guest

    No, I dont think that would be possible. What I am saying is that You
    shouldnt need to pay 20$ for ghostbusters on DVD, They stay on top of
    overkill until the product is completly dead.
    You sure.. Check again.. all "media" formats come under the RIAA..
    I counted marketing.. Shipping large volumes would be virtually nil (by thte
    time you consider volume by cost) and be considered part of the "stores"
  6. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Macrovision prevents you from making an analog copy of a DVD by recording
    the output of a player onto a VHS or other tape, but preventing a digital
    copy is the CSS encryption. There was a lot of buzz going on a few years go
    when someone cracked the encryption and Hollywood shit a brick sideways.
  7. rstlne

    rstlne Guest

    The Inital cost was of the movie profit took care of the film marketing,
    film production, all cost associated with making the film and bringing it to
    market. The conversion (for modern) films from the reel to the dvd isnt
    that high (or did this movie decide to record everything in non-digital then
    edit after the fact)..
  8. luminos

    luminos Guest

    And renting and copying is dupliacating some else's DVD. There are ca $90
    boxes that can decrypt the various codes between
    a player and recorder....but you have to 'sign' a statement that by buying
    such a thing you will not use it for the purposes
    mentioned by the original poster.
  9. luminos

    luminos Guest

    Region codes are far more sinister than that and should be tested in the
  10. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Yes region codes I will agree are annoying, though it's almost laughable how
    easy they are to defeat, particularly now that you can get DVD players so
    ridiculously cheap that if you don't feel like hacking one of those Apex or
    similar units to be region free you can simply buy a second player for the
    other region you want. In the end all it creates is a small hassle.
  11. Justin

    Justin Guest

    James Sweet wrote on [Fri, 02 Jan 2004 21:33:43 GMT]:
    Hmmm.. I dunno about that line of logic, seeings as very few DVD players
    can convert Anamorphic PAL perfectly to NTSC
  12. Justin

    Justin Guest

    rstlne wrote on [Fri, 2 Jan 2004 21:56:15 -0000]:
    Uh. No.
  13. rstlne

    rstlne Guest

    The DVD store format is the same for every region..
    NTSC/Pal/whatever is done by the DVD player itself
  14. rstlne

    rstlne Guest

    Yeh.. Thinking about it a bit more your right..
    My television is a multi-system tv able to play both NTSC or PAL tho....
    Sorry I keep forgetting that some people live in the tightly regulated
    american market
  15. Not all these films make Billions, or Millions. There are many that
    just make it, but people like the story, therefore, the watch it. You
    only hear about the big ones that make the big money, and not all of
    the money is made by the distributors.

    For the pressing and distribution of the DVD's, and video tapes, there
    are a lot of small subcontractors that do the actual work. This
    involves everyone from the pressing, packing, sales, and distribution.
    They are not the owners of the content of the DVD's, but only are
    paid commission from the volumes of sales. These are the guys that
    also have to pay their employees for the work done. The retailers
    make a very small markup on these.

    In the case of a first class movie in the movie theaters, the makers
    of the movie, and the share investors are the ones that get the bulk
    of the income from it. The theaters that show the movies, make only a
    base commission from the number of tickets sold.

    Jerry G.

  16. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    So what? You don't get it. It is STILL THEIR product to sell. If
    you don't like the price or are out classed by it, buy into a
    different technology. It is that simple.

    AT NO time does any circumstance ever legitimize the theft of the

    No matter what you think of how it breaks down for them.
  17. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    It is THEIR product to sell, THEIR way, AT the time THEY decide.

    There is nothing anyone can do about that. There is no competition
    for a product that is a one of a kind work, so you can't say they are
    manipulating some market. The market is all theirs.

  18. luminos

    luminos Guest

    No. The market is not all theirs. Take a look at the docket of monopoly
    and anti-competition suits filed.
  19. Guest

    The commercial DVD's are usually 8.7 gigs because they include
    both wide screen and standard screen versions of the same movie
    plus all the extra menus. Programs that will copy commercial DVD's
    will usually let you pick which files to copy. If you pick to copy
    just the wide screen version then the complete movie will fit on a
    standard 4.7 gig DVD without any quality loss.
  20. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    Look, retard. I make a film. It is MT film. LL my film. It is a
    monopoly by default, and is 100% legal.
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