Because a bunch of big Hollywood names are reportedly backing Sean Parker’s “Screening Room,” a project to let you buy movies at home the day they are released in theaters.
According to Variety, Parker’s new nightmare venture is being backed by Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Martin Scorsese, Taylor Hackford, Frank Marshall, and J.J. Abrams. The idea is that each movie will cost $50, with up to $20 going to theaters. Customers also get two free movie tickets with the purchase....
I agree. I might pay $5 for a new release to see at home, but that's about it.
(in any case, I see new releases being sold on DVD in Chinatown before they're in theatres here - former colleagues say some are good quality - I guess for $3 - 5 , it's worth taking a chance)
No I wouldn't -- I don't need instant gratification.