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post #151 of 231
Toddlok:

In what capacity are you affiliated with Prima?
post #152 of 231
overseas markets., now you have my interest!
post #153 of 231
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Originally Posted by toddlok View Post

Finally, considering the extremely high interest of the product to the target market, we do feel this is a viable business opportunity, including the overseas markets.
What is the overseas availability? Day and date with US?
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post #155 of 231
Needs subtitles.
post #156 of 231
Not for Peter he understands all Germanic languages;-).
post #157 of 231
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Originally Posted by amirm View Post

What is the overseas availability? Day and date with US?

We don't have specific dates or locations to release yet for overseas availability; what we can say is we've had tremendous interest everywhere we have taken PRIMA Cinema.
post #158 of 231
Looking forward to some big announcements around day and date at ISE this year :-)
post #159 of 231
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Originally Posted by donaldk View Post

Not for Peter he understands all Germanic languages;-).

Not quite, I can read them and if they speak slow pick up, but the other day in Antwerppen I was trying for kicks to overhear the conversations on the tables next to me at the PUMPHOUSE. I wasn't so succesful. Ja?

I did not know the Neatherlands have incredible oysters! And yes the french fries were awesome too. Since they were invented there and not in France.





post #160 of 231
Most of the Mossels go to Belgium though, probably lots of the Oysters go to Belgium aswell. Zeeland is the place for Mossels and other Shellfish, but they do import loads of Irish mossels that are dipped into water from the Schelde river (the connection between the North Sea and the Antwerp Harbour).

Antwerp does have its own dialect, I probably would have a hard time to understand them.

Frieten (=Flemish, Patat=Dutch, Flemish use that word for the potatoe) are very much embedded in Belgian culture, widespread distribution of outlets in Holland didn't start till after World War II.
post #161 of 231
Ok I just read that it is $500 per individual viewing, not $500 per movie for unlimited viewing throughout the time the movie is in theaters... Can anyone confirm this?
post #162 of 231
Yes that is correct $500 per view
post #163 of 231
Yeah, but what are the license costs for BADC?
Prima is still the closest thing mere mortals have to that.

Dan
post #164 of 231
Wait- this is a change from before- everything I had read previously said it was $500 to rent the movie for the duration of its theatrical release... Am I right?
post #165 of 231
No, it was never that way. It is a pay per view @ $500 each viewing session
post #166 of 231
Ah- I was confused by the "pause for 24 hours" line in an earlier post.

Well, I had visions of watching a film at midnight as soon as it gets released in my home instead of at the theater. Then watching the same film again with some less fanatical friends at a normal time the next day. Then, watching it again a few days later... All for $500.

Now my fantasy has dwindled to just one viewing on opening night with friends. However, that's still pretty awesome. Dinner and a movie- no line.
post #167 of 231
The movie is supposed to remain available to you "for the duration of it's theatrical release," but as Lon indicated, it is $500 per viewing. (C'mon, you can easily afford the extra $500 for the second viewing.biggrin.gif)



Jim
post #168 of 231
If you can pay the up front cost for the server, viewing costs should not be a problem. I would suspect the company is getting its return on investment in the servers which I suspect are marked up hughly, and very little return on the actual per showing fee. Please note this is I suspect, not I know.

Another problem with the huge front load, is that not all studeos have signed up and if you need to see a release from one of those upon release, you will have to descend to the common folks who have to pay $30 for a viewing, pop corn, and a soda.
Edited by mark haflich - 1/22/13 at 11:24pm
post #169 of 231
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Originally Posted by mark haflich View Post

If you can pay the up front cost for the server, viewing costs should not be a problem. I would suspect the company is getting its return on investment in the servers which I suspect are marked up hughly, and very little return on the actual per showing fee. Please note this is I suspect, not I know.

another problem with the hugh front load, is that not all studeos have signed up and if you need to see a release from one of those upon release, you will have to descend to the common folks who have to pay $30 for a viewing, pop corn, and a soda.

That last bit- the fact that not all studios have signed up is really a sticking point (besides the price at the moment). I hope they sign up more studios...
post #170 of 231
The price for a showing at release is really quite reasonable. six weeks after, I think you will find about $250 to be the going rate from other sources and not limited to one showing.the problem is the server costs from them. You should consider not a value for the electronic device but more akin to an erxpensive seat license.But without all the studeos being on board, there is no guarantee that who or what you want to buy a ticket for your licensed seat will actually play in their stadium.
post #171 of 231
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Originally Posted by mark haflich View Post

The price for a showing at release is really quite reasonable.

So you're in?

I am curious at what income level a service like Prima becomes reasonable.

It's too bad there is no middle ground. I remember paying $100 to get a movie on laser disc. D-theater players were $2000 and movies $40-$60. Now anyone making less than $300k is rummaging through the same bin at Walmart as everyone else looking for $10 Bluray.
post #172 of 231
No. I am not in. The server cost is rediculous. I am saying a cost of $500 is reasonable for getting the content at time of theater release. not that I could afford that either. There are other ways of getting it at about the same cost without paying through the nose for a specific or If you can wait six weeks after release, content can be had for about $250 without a one play limitation but still with some limitations. For these options, one would need a DCI 2K or 4K projector with a built in server or an external server. An appropriate external server can be had for about $6K.
Edited by mark haflich - 1/24/13 at 10:06am
post #173 of 231
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Originally Posted by mark haflich View Post

No. I am not in. The server cost is rediculous. I am saying a cost of $500 is reasonable for getting the content at time of theater release. not that i could afford that either. There are other ways of getting it at about the same cost without paying through the nose for a server. If you can wait six weeks after release, content can be had for about $250 without a one play limitation. For these options, one would need a DCI 2K or 4K projector with a built in server or an external server. an appropriate server can be had for about $6K.
$250? Not bad! If only I had a DCI set up lol
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post #175 of 231
Here's a few more recent articles I was able to drum up about the system here, here, here and here.
post #176 of 231
Rumors Godzilla may be buying them....
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What may I ask is Godzilla?
post #178 of 231
Big format movie company now dabbling in HT.
post #179 of 231
So it's a guessing game.........

Universal is a major investor in Prima Cinema.
The 10 titles only available on the system now are Universal titles (at least those mentioned in the linked articles). Slim fare for a $35000 system.
Sony Pictures are the only company I can think of dabbling in HT and could be called a "Godzilla monster", if you don't mean Warner that is producing Godzilla (2014) and releasing their own VOD system Archive Instant soon.
But Sony is releasing their own 4K VOD system later this year, so what would they need Prima Cinema for(?).

Am I hot or cold? tongue.gif
post #180 of 231
The Giant Screen company- thus the monster reference, strictly dimensionally speaking.
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