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11. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 8, 2013, 10:21 Beamer
nofb wrote on Jul 7, 2013, 07:58:
3D is just a distraction, also I'd rather they kept good quality contents and didn't sacrifice part of the budget for this silliness.

Hopefully the film industry will realise that eventually.

What they realize is that DVD sales have cratered and they want a new revenue stream to make up for it.
No consumer ever asked for 3DTV (many did for theaters, sadly), and it gives studios a way to make more money for the same product. They may be sacrificing things for budget, but when it brings in an extra $5 per ticket they don't much care.

It'll die, but then they'll find some other way. We've already had two movies with "supertickets." Lucas and Spielberg are predicting movie prices to rise somewhere over $20 and theaters to convert themselves from uncomfortable places to ones flowing with luxury.

It's hard to make back a $200 million dollar budget when you can't count on $50 million in DVD sales. Of course, most of those $200 million movies suck and are full of terrible CGI, so it won't be a huge loss to have fewer John Carters and Lone Rangers. Had the money gone to physical effects or locations other than green screens I'd be more concerned.
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