Originally Posted by sb1
Not going to disagree - I can't for lack of ground to stand on. No one is saying you have to buy to enjoy. I've just never gotten some people's inability to enjoy a movie because the SQ or PQ isn't up to their standards.
At the end of the day, it is still a product and we are consumers. If you can rent the same thing, get the same exact experience, yet not spend the dough, what's the problem? Renters can still enjoy the movie, even LOVE the PQ and not buy it is what I'm saying.
People keep saying, "passed on the movie"
If I rent it, someone else buys it and we both watch it on the same night, how is that "passing on the movie"..?
We both still watched it, probably enjoyed it.
What's this big allure of HAVING to "own" everything now? Especially in this economy.
I am in this hobby to watch movies, not necessarily own/collect them. If a film is one of my true faves and they did a great job transfer-wise, I eventually will get it. When I was younger, single, I bought 600+ Dvds. 90% of them sit on my shelf now taking up space having been watched but a couple of times. Most of them are worth zilch used. So I am much more selective now.
My wife is a HUGE, HUGE Simpsons fan. We both missed the movie in theaters in 2007 due to our newborn so I bought her the IMHO overpriced BD at Virgin megastore in Manhattan on SALE last Xmas for $27.99, (Came to about $30 with tax)
We have watched it twice in the past year. Probably could have just netflixed it but it was an Xmas present and worth it for her expression when she opened it up.