As a movie lover it is often frustrating to see that a lot of movies don’t get released at the same time all over the world. So it might happen that glowing reviews of something like Looper are filling my inbox with me having no possibility to see it yet (it will be released here at the end of November). Lately it also seems to be happening the other way around. Avengers for example came out in Europe first with America following two weeks later. It’s a frustrating practice which I wished wouldn’t exist, but these are the issues with several distribution companies.
In an ideal situation I would like to see movies released on all formats at the same time. Of course this probably wouldn’t be happening anytime soon because the big cinema chains would surely let the movie companies know about it, but why should people be forced to go to the cinema to see a movie? With three kids in the house I just simply don’t have the time to go there as much as I’d like. In a perfect world I’d like to see movies come out on all formats at the same time so I could just fire up my VOD service and watch that movie I’d really want to see immediately without leaving my house.
I’m interested in your thoughts on this:
Should movies be available on all formats at the same time?