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    Usually, film releases are staggered, coming out in the cinemas first, followed by bluray/DVD release months later, then onto TV and streaming services later still.

    There have been experiments in the past with some films getting a 'simultaneous release' on more than one or all of these platforms at once - the advantage is that people can choose how they want to watch these films, whereas the obvious disadvantage is that cinemas in particular lose out on their main, exclusive window for profit.

    What do you think of this idea, in general? Would you still go to the cinema if you could watch any film at home on the same premier date, or would the big screen still be your first choice for new movies?
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    Personally, as I live in the middle of nowhere, the option to watch legally online or to order a bluray would make things much easier than having to travel hours out of the county to the nearest cinema and back again. :p: But then again I've never been that desperate to watch films as soon as they come out, so waiting a few months is fine with me. :yes:
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Personally, as I live in the middle of nowhere, the option to watch legally online or to order a bluray would make things much easier than having to travel hours out of the county to the nearest cinema and back again. :p: But then again I've never been that desperate to watch films as soon as they come out, so waiting a few months is fine with me. :yes:
    Do you live in the USA or Australia?.
    Because nowehere else it's "hours" drive to the nearest cinema.
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    (Original post by Brunuk.)
    Do you live in the USA or Australia?.
    Because nowehere else it's "hours" drive to the nearest cinema.
    I don't drive; it'd be a 40 minute walk to the village to catch a bus to a larger town, to catch another bus to the cinema. :yes: Still over an hour's journey even if I got a lift for that first part.
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    ...any thoughts that aren't related to how far away from civilization I live?
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    I think for some films seeing it in the cinema really enhances the experience. For ones I'm not so bothered about and desperate to see, I don't mind waiting until it comes to a streaming service. I don't really buy DVDs or anything anymore though. I think if I wanted to see a film as soon as it came out, I'd still choose the cinema
 
 
 
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