Posted by DVDfever Dom on 07/16/06 16:45
> DVDfever Dom wrote:
> > Ed Chilada wrote:
> > > Last weekend I went to watch Pirates of the Carribean. They put an
> > > anti-piracy trailer on, showing bits of Superman Returns which then
> > > scaled down, washed out and went muffled as they tried to show what a
> > > ripped off copy would look like and how much poorer it is. "Come to
> > > the cinema for the real experience", they said.
> > >
> > > 45 minutes and many adverts and trailers later, the film eventually
> > > started....
> > >
> > > Given the film is two and a half hours long in the first place, I
> > > thought that was taking the piss. Countless people (usually women),
> > > had to leave part way through the film to go for a leak. Sure, they
> > > get to see the film on a big screen, but they also get to miss five
> > > potentially crucial minutes of it because they can't pause it and they
> > > had to wait over 45 minutes for it to start in the first place.
> > They could've gone for a leak after 40 mins so they'd have got back in
> > time for the film to start.
> > > Maybe next time I'll decide that the home experience is better.
> > I decided that four years ago. Haven't been to the cinema since. My
> > main bugbear is that the audience is usually full of inconsiderate
> > bastards who don't switch their mobiles off, they talk to the people
> > they've come with, they eat food loudly, etc. etc.
> That's why Cindy and I prefer Arthouse cinemas like the one's in Soho
> and Mayfair
Like the one's what?
> - absolutely NO RIFF RAFF.
So what are you doing there? (ba-dum-tish!)
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