It has recently been announced that Amazon/Love Film service is to have an overhaul of all its disc by posts services. Link to story from the Daily Mail here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3298269/Amazon-customers-horrified-price-hike-customers-paying-FIVE-TIMES-films-delivered-post.html
It saddens me that the Mail have heralded this as the death of DVD, I get the reasoning of iTunes for music, although if my favourite artist releases an album, I will still buy the hard copy of the CD but surely nor for movies.
What was most saddening about the article, is the amount of people whose attitude to this was who cares, stream movies over the internet!
Due to wife using Amazon a fair bit, in respect of her business we have an Amazon prime membership so we have access to those streaming services. However these don’t always offer subtitles, which my wife can need at times and also do not offer 3D either and having that function on our TV, I want that option to me.
Where we live, our internet signal can not be the best, I personally can not think of anything worse than seeing Jaws rise from the depths, only to get stuck with a buffering circle over his head!
Possibly, one of my most prized possessions is my Jaws steel book BluRay, it has the usual code to be able to stream it, but why would I want to, I’ve got the hard copy, the picture is amazing and more importantly, the disc is full of special features.
You can bet they will go if the DVD does die out, we can expect just the film from downloads I’m sure. It will be like going back to VHS!
We, as consumers deserve the option I feel, to own the movies we love, how we want! There are times I do miss the standing around for ages, trying to decide what to rent in a video shop, and coming out with something you would never have got but had no choice as everything decent had already been rented! Streaming will take that away from it, you’ll find movie you wanted and watch it!
Do you want streaming to kill the DVD? We at Barking Mad About Films would love to hear from you
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