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Uh, kids still play with guns, probably even more than we did as kids when you add in digital versions from games like Call of Duty, Fortnite, etc. The toy guns tend to be replicas of Star Wars blasters, Nerf guns that look futuristic or other things similar, instead of replicas of real guns. I know because I have kids. I could probably go into their rooms and take a picture of 10 or more toy guns.
 
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This is a great example of why streaming shouldn't be trusted as a primary or only source of stuff. It's too easy to disappear a show or a movie if it's only available that way.

Of course, we're on a home theatre dedicated forum, so I'm likely preaching to the choir about the virtues of owning films and TV.
 

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But as has been pointed out many times before, subscription streaming isn’t meant to replace or be comparable to ownership; it’s the replacement for linear TV (whether that be broadcast, cable or satellite). This is no different than a TV station deciding not to show a certain movie or show anymore; it doesn’t take away the consumer’s ability to rent or purchase that specific title.
 

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"Gone With The Wind" will eventually return to HBOMAX with a disclaimer per TVline.
Maybe they will also add back the Overture which was missing on HBOMAX.

Per the article:
In a statement, the streamer said, “Gone With the Wind is a product of its time and depicts some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that have, unfortunately, been commonplace in American society. These racist depictions were wrong then and are wrong today, and we felt that to keep this title up without an explanation and a denouncement of those depictions would be irresponsible.


 

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"Gone With The Wind" will eventually return to HBOMAX with a disclaimer per TVline.
Maybe they will also add back the Overture which was missing on HBOMAX.

Per the article:
In a statement, the streamer said, “Gone With the Wind is a product of its time and depicts some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that have, unfortunately, been commonplace in American society. These racist depictions were wrong then and are wrong today, and we felt that to keep this title up without an explanation and a denouncement of those depictions would be irresponsible.


Censorship isn't the answer, but it can be an opportunity for AT&T to educate people about the racial history of this country by having a panel discussion or something similar when they return this movie for viewing.
 

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But as has been pointed out many times before, subscription streaming isn’t meant to replace or be comparable to ownership; it’s the replacement for linear TV (whether that be broadcast, cable or satellite). This is no different than a TV station deciding not to show a certain movie or show anymore; it doesn’t take away the consumer’s ability to rent or purchase that specific title.
Thank you, but those that try to demonize streaming will continue to do so by fostering this false narrative about streaming by conflating subscription streaming like HBO Max & Netflix to streaming services like iTunes and Vudu.
 

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Justice League, Batman v. Superman, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin are all leaving July 1.

Seems mighty quick to be pulling such films from a new service.
 

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Justice League, Batman v. Superman, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin are all leaving July 1.

Seems mighty quick to be pulling such films from a new service.
As was pointed out with the removal of films on June 1, this most likely is when HBO's license for these films expire. Even though they are Warner Bros films, HBO still has to license them as if they were a different company. Revenue and expense related to transaction are netted out in consolidated financial statement for those who are accountants.
 

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