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20th Century Fox Ready to Target Canada for Bootlegs!


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#1 of 6 Lou Sytsma

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Posted January 24 2007 - 07:53 AM

Oh brother!

http://news.yahoo.co...ia_nm/canada_dc

Yeah enacting such a policy will stop piracy. Posted Image
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#2 of 6 MatthewLouwrens

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Posted January 24 2007 - 10:52 AM

Of course the silliest quote in that article comes from the other side of the argument:
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Ellis Jacob, CEO of Toronto-based Cineplex Entertainment, the country's largest cinema chain, sympathizes with Snyder. He recognizes that Montreal in particular has become a major center for "cammers," or illegal operators of camcorders in cinemas, after the practice was made a criminal offense in the United States.

But Jacob said that Canadian cinemagoers will be hardest hit if Fox and other major studios staggered theatrical releases in North America.

"At the end of the day, we have the advantage of seeing movies on a day-and-date basis. What we will be doing is taking that benefit away from our consumers and making us a third-world country," he warned.
Wow. I live in New Zealand, where we regularly have to wait for a month or two for movies to be released (it's usually only the major worldwide-day-and-date releases that we get at the same time). Apparently that means I live in a third-world country.
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#3 of 6 Sean Campbell

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Posted January 24 2007 - 11:22 AM

Yes, what a bizarre comment indeed. Apparently I live in a third world country too...

#4 of 6 Lou Sytsma

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Posted January 24 2007 - 11:23 AM

I feel for you Matthew and any other countries that are on a staggered release schedule.

World wide releases would be the optimal approach.
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#5 of 6 MatthewLouwrens

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Posted January 24 2007 - 01:07 PM

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I feel for you Matthew and any other countries that are on a staggered release schedule.
It's a hard life. I feel so deprived. Do you know, in addition to having to wait a month to watch Casino Royale, we also have to wait months to see TV shows - we only started the second season of Prison Break last night. I'm so envious of life in the US - Life sucks in the third world.
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#6 of 6 Brian D H

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Posted January 29 2007 - 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by MatthewLouwrens
...I'm so envious of life in the US - Life sucks in the third world.

Hey, it sucks here too. With everything opening here first we see a ton of crap before we even hear any reviews. That's why an awful movie gets a great opening weekend - because we're too dumb to wait. At least in New Zealand you'll never fall for that. Posted Image
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