Locutus of Bored wrote:
I just don't understand the widely staggered release policy from the position of the studios, especially in this day and age when piracy is so rampant. I don't think it will have a huge impact on the box office or anything, but it might have some, and making the movie more likely to be bootlegged before its release in its largest single market doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
Agreed. Someone was peddling Iron Man
yesterday <blip> - before it is even released in theatres here - claming it was a 'good cam version,'' of the film.
If anything, Trek fans [I'd imagine] are even even more rabid to get their hands on anything that comes out first.
I suppose the 3-D versions of films have to some degree mitigated this problem becuase obviously you cannot cam record a 3-d film but an international release first of Iron Man and now Trek seems kind of odd.