Piracy: The Star Wars Solution
By Brad King
2:00 a.m. May 14, 2002 PDT
Star Wars and other larger-than-life movies have given Hollywood the ultimate weapon against digital piracy: They make people want to go to the movie theater.
The music industry continues its mighty struggle against online file-sharing networks, but the movie industry has seemingly overcome that battle.
Ticket sales are at an all-time high. Spider-Man took in more money in its opening weekend than any film in history. Advance ticket sales for Star Wars have caused traffic to online ticket sellers to jump 150 percent.
It’s a movie bonanza, offering positive lessons to the entertainment industry. Hollywood’s recent success comes because movies with special effects, surround sound and epic storytelling just don’t translate as well onto the television and computer screens as they do to the big screen.
“The visual experience is totally different in your home or on a computer than it is at a theater because the screen at your home doesn’t dominate you,” said Peter Guber, chairman of Mandalay Pictures. “The movie theater has 54-foot screen with surround sound. People expect a larger-than-life experience.”
Fans seem to agree….
berita lanjut baca kat http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,…2,52468,00.html
aku baru je beli yg pirate..heh!heh!heh!
aint better than the big screen, surrounded by people who dont buy vcds tomorrow at tgv…..f**k bootlegs, and bootleg lovers…
Who says only ppl who doesn’t buy the pirated VCD will be there? I bought the VCD..and I am sure will be there..although probably not the same cinema that u will go to.
betul le. lepas tengok kat panggung balik beli cd buat collection. tak pun beli dulu cd baru tengok kat panggung. kalau setakat tengok kat panggung je camne nak tengok lagi? walaupun tengok banyak kali kat panggung takkan panggung tayang filem tu sepanjang masa?
pastu kalau cd ori keluar beli lagi. kalau dah minat tak jadi masalah punye.
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ya.. tepat sekali.. w/pun dah tengok yg lanun punya versi..
jika cerita boleh tahan.. saya still pergi panggung gak.. cuma kalau cerita so n so.. baru fikir nak buang sen ke idak
cam starwars ni , saya dah tengok cd versi lanun.. pastu dpt la tiket free sbb buat promo dia, dpt ke midvalley mlm tadi.. rasa terangkat tengok fx+sound…
so sat lagi pi tengok.. kali ni sendiri bayar..
camne pun itu pilihan memasing…
Biasanya orang akan tgk VCD lanun kalau cerita tu bukan diorang minat betul-betul..ataupun diorang ragu-ragu nak tgk ke..tidak. So sbg solution, most of them (cam aku contohnya)..beli yg lanun dulu utk pastikan.
Sebab dulu aku dah pernah terkecewa dgn beberapa cerita…yg sepatutnya best..tapi bila tgk..taklah sebaik yg disangkakan. So dari situlah bermulanya karier pembelian cd lanun aku tu.
Alaa..game pun ramai yg beli game lanun. Sanggup mod lagi console tu…tapi lps beli game lanun..kalau kita betul2 nak jadikan koleksi..kita akan beli juga yg ori kalau game tu betul-betul worth it.
Pirated or not..kalau it is really worth it..org akan pilih yg ori..walaupun mula2 beli yg pirate utk pastikan..
aku sokong ko PB 🙄 sekali tengok kat cinema… cam suwey… frust jugak aku…
There is no solution to the piracy problem. Just as there is no definite solution to many problems in the world.
Any random Ah Beng, Harry, Mutu or Azmi on the street doesn’t mind if Star Wars II is pirated with grainy video quality and muffled sound. To many people, they just want to watch the movie. The super digital surround sound in dts-thx-3D-whatever new techy term name sound quality and mega big screens is not going to change the attitudes of most of these people.
Just go to any pasar malam, and you will find many copies of pirated Spider-Man & Star Wars. Why are they there? Because there is a large demand for pirated goods. Does it deter them from buying and want to go to Tanjong Golden Village or GSC instead for clear big screen and fantastic digital sound effects?
It is sad, we can only plead with them and educate the public on issues such as this. But, definitely, watching Star Wars from a badly pirated VCD is not a biggie(problem) for them.
Maybe the writer named Brad King was right and perhaps it does help in the West.
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Me,mostly I go to the cinema to watch movies,even the bad one’s,I like to be surprised
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