Sunday, November 20, 2005

Lucas spells death-knell for DVD

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the great George Lucas has said that DVD will be replaced with Pay-Per-View.

"It's the way kids do it today. It's how you do it on your iPod: They just download it. You pay 99 cents for music, and movies will be like two bucks. That will definitely change the economics of the business because (studios) are losing money now."

I'd better get my DVD collection packed up to sell now. Anyone want some?

6 comments:

sith apologist said...

Yeah, just forward the lot to me. Give me a ring later and I'll give you my address.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

But you have some of them already you greedy bastard!

sith apologist said...

But ... but ... the head of your religion has said they're on the way out! This means you must forward all of them to me as soon as you can. I'll cover the postage charge in order for you to satisfy your religious obligations.

Cubaboy said...

Just another example of the greedy Hollywood industry trying to fill their already overfull coffers. Does George Lucas actually expect us to beleive that he's hard up for cash?? If those shit bags who run Hollywood want more money try not paying "actors" like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck 20 million per shit film and maybe, just maybe they'll make a small bit more money. And here's a news flash, try getting an original idea instead of remaking some shit from the sixties. I honestly cannpt remember the last good film I saw. And they expect us to "pay-per-view", they can go and fuck themselves and I'll keep my two quid.

You know I hate the idea of pay per view almost as much as I ahte those cunts from IRMA who are prosecuting private individuals for downloading music from the net. Try not charging 20 fucking quid for an album and watch sales sky rocket. Greed bunch of Aids ridden shit bags!!!

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

@ Sith Apologist: I will, but I'll wait until a credible pay-per-view system is actually established first.

@ Cubaboy: I'm forced to agree, the price of music has gone up while the qualiity of it has degenerated into absolute shite. Just this morning I was accidently listening to a song with the lyrics something along the lines of "My dad is Bruce Lee and owns a JCB" What the fuck? While I don't condone piracy, I can understand why folk do it.

Cubaboy said...

That JCB song really gets on my tits. THe gist of the song is that the singer is reminising about a day his layabout father and himself went on a joyride in a digger on the local bypass. Hilarious. If your not the poor bastard who stuck behind them in the ambulance....fuckers!!!!