Sunday, October 30, 2005

M. Night Shyamalan Comments on Quick DVD Release

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M. Night Shyamalan, director of "Sixth Sense", "The Village", comments on quick release of DVDs. The proposal is to release the movie and the DVD at the same time. According to Night, most of the movie theaters will close. And that is true. As much as I like home theater and everything around it I am too against the same time release of movie since movie going is another experience that one cannot substitute even the best equipped home theater. There are pros and cons of movie going such as the price you pay. But there are very good sides to watching a movie at the theater. First, most of the time there is a company you spend the time with, go for a coffee afterwards, and share your thoughts. This becomes even better if you are sharing the experience with a loved one - can't beat that.

According to Mr Shamalayan:

When I sit down next to you in a movie theater, we get to share each other's point of view. We become part of a collective soul. That's the magic in the movies.
I am with him on this one. Some would argue that the same can be done at home at your leisure, but I still can't see the full emotional part of the experience at home. And of course some people do like to watch their movies at home for the convenience of it. You can pause, lye on the couch, change sits, talk on the phone and that's what most of us do when we rent the movie. Anyways, I think movie theaters should stay and hope that DVD releases are pushed back.

Source: CDFreaks via ABC News

Posted by Mike at 10:09 AM
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