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    The Cinema: "Oh wow I must see that! Wait, it's not on anymore???"

    Is it just me, or do movies go from the cinema far too damned quick now!

    I really wanted to see Kick-Ass in the cinema, but have been rather pre-occupied since it was released on 26th March. I thought that it'd be fine, maybe a few less showings than normal... But it looks like it barely stayed out for 8 weeks, as there is no sign of it in any cinema near me anymore!

    I swear when I was younger that you didn't have to see a movie in the first 48 hours after it was released, cos it seems to be going that way now.... and I'll wait 3 more months for the DVD no doubt.

    While I'm here, what movies out atm, or coming out soon are on the 'to watch' lists?

    For me its:
    Kick Ass (buggers....)
    Robin Hood
    Prince of Persia
    Iron Man 2
    The A Team
    Karate Kid (probably wait for DVD)

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    Iron Man 2
    and Robin Hood

    thats it really, personally if i was given the option of a 1 time only watchable DVD to take home for the same price as the cinema ticket i would snap it up no time, i cant stand the cinema, screeming kids, people with phones, noisy eaters, those who have to have there feet up on the chair in front.....

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    Kick Ass was a damn good film .. me and the mrs went to see it on a whim last month and it's a flippin good film ..

    Anyway, my to watch list, Robin Hood and Iron Man 2 (just cos it looks cool, but I need to see the first one yet! lol), outside of that, I fancy trying this 3D thing sometime soon, meant to go and see Avatar and Alice in Wonderland but there we go, life got the better of me! lol ..

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    AFAIK most films have a standard 12 week period at most cinemas. Some studios however have tried to reduce some big films down to 8 weeks so they can get them out on DVD quicker and make more dosh.

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    Don't get me started on Robin Hood!! I thought it was a complete waste of my time and money.

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    I very rarely go to the cinema nowadays... £8 to see one film? I'm too cheap for that, I'd rather pay a few more quid for the DVD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarconia View Post
    I very rarely go to the cinema nowadays... £8 to see one film? I'm too cheap for that, I'd rather pay a few more quid for the DVD!
    Or even a few less quid - I got the Harry Potter movie the day it was released to dvd for £7!!

    Generally you only have to wait 6 months and its in the £3 bucket at tescos. (I'm not cheap, honest!)

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    I think the film is called 4 Lions, its about some bumbling terrorists in London, supposed to be good.

    Linky - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Lions
    Last edited by CHR1S; 27th May 2010 at 04:57 PM.

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    I got Avatar for £5.00 the day it was released.

    Only bought it because it was so cheap. The quality was appauling, and there were no extras, so in 1 couple of months they will no doubt have a limited 2 disc edition with extras to try and cash in LOTR's style!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight View Post
    I got Avatar for £5.00 the day it was released.

    Only bought it because it was so cheap. The quality was appauling, and there were no extras, so in 1 couple of months they will no doubt have a limited 2 disc edition with extras to try and cash in LOTR's style!
    Did someone sell it to you down the pub?

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    Ill be honest, 8 weeks seems a reasonable length of time to me, especially at times when many new movies are coming out. Most people who want to see the film do so in the first few weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rydra View Post
    For me its:
    Kick Ass (buggers....)
    Robin Hood
    Prince of Persia
    Iron Man 2
    The A Team
    Karate Kid (probably wait for DVD)
    Seen the first 4. Our local cinema was going to pass on KA, but saw the money it was taking... Best of that bunch by a long way.

    No desire to see Small Willie in what they should rename "The Kung Fu Kid".

    Looking forward to:

    The Losers*
    New Shrek
    Knight and Day
    Inception**
    Sorcerer's Apprentice
    The A-Team
    The Expendables
    Predators
    Priest
    The Adjustment Bureau*
    Voyage of the Dawn Treader**
    ...and more

    *If our local cinema can be bothered to show it
    **Really looking forward to these

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    I pay for an "Unlimited" CineWorld card, so see almost everything on the day it comes out
    After paying only £15 a month to go see as many films as I want as many times as I want, I'd never go back to paying £8 to see a single film now.

    As for showing durations, 8 weeks is tons of time to get to see a film, these days 12 weeks is pushing it from my POV especially with the sheer volume of titles that get released on a weekly basis.

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    Oh, and I want to see the A-Team so long as it's not going to be as disappointing as the current series of Knight Rider .. I mean, what is all that about?! KITT never transformed like that .. I want the old KITT back, and the Hoff! lol ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Ill be honest, 8 weeks seems a reasonable length of time to me, especially at times when many new movies are coming out. Most people who want to see the film do so in the first few weeks
    I agree..seems reasonable to me.

    The only Film on my radar atm is Inception..



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