In this month’s Viz there was the following letter I found amusing;
“Would the Gentleman in the Cinema seat who talked throughout my illegally downloaded camcorder copy of the Uninvited please note that he’s ruining it for everyone else.”
Needless to say this made me giggle somewhat.
However the smile was wiped right from my face after watching last week’s Film 2009 with Jonathan Woss.
There was a story about how the multi, multi billion pound industry is probably losing literarily millions to video piracy. If we don’t stop watching it the industry would be at serious risk.
Well I for one was horrified and spent a sleepless night worrying whether poor Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt would ever make 40 million a movie ever again. Who knows if things got too bad then maybe a hard up Toby Maguire would have to drop his demands to make Spiderman 4 to 20 million just to make ends meet.
And if things carry on like this the Cinemas may have to drop the prices just to get people in to watch. Who the hell would want to pay a mere 2 or 3 quid to watch a film or pay a fiver for a DVD. Do you honestly believe a gigantic popcorn and a 3 gallon cup of coke would really taste as good if they didn’t charge you 20 quid. I for one am not so sure.
So stop it now!
No more online feeds or bit torrent downloads or the film industry may be forced to take a pay cut.
Join me now and boycott Piracy, save the Hollywood Billionaires
(Can I just point out that I don’t watch Pirate copies of film generally cos the quality is crap. However ,after this story I am seriously considering persevering with it in future)
If Pablo Escobar spent less time building cocaine factories but instead bought a camcorder and nipped to his local Odeon, would he be alive today?