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elizabethv
elizabethv
7/31/2016 11:53:25 PM
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Re: Ott Video and Summer Blockusters
@dcawrey - Maybe there is some kind of data telling Hollywood producers that they do have to have storylines across films, but I just don't see it. I suppose I consume sequels just as much as the rest of us, but I also enjoy a movie that exists by itself. In fact, I kind of tire of sequels. I was totally over X-Men, the only reason I even saw the last one was because Red Robin had a special where I basically saw the movie for free. Though I admit the movie pulled me back in and now I can't wait for the next X-Men. 

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faryl
faryl
7/31/2016 11:04:32 AM
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Re: Ott Video and Summer Blockusters
Then there are shows like Doctor Who that have offered movie theater viewings for bigger episodes (like the anniversary special)

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dlr5288
dlr5288
7/27/2016 3:59:45 PM
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Re: Ott Video and Summer Blockusters
Very interesting! Yes and I totally agree with you. I would 100% rather be able to watch something and have it offend me than being told I can't watch something.

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faryl
faryl
7/25/2016 5:22:52 PM
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Re: Ott Video and Summer Blockusters
I'm not sure how that works these days - I think it depends on the network and whether it's cable or not? There's a movie/documentary called "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" that shows how the MPAA has (in my mind) a disproportionate amount of power over movie content that's released - it's also not a very transparent process. (I'm big on anti-censorship, so tend to lean more towards the "I'd rather there be content that offends me, than have someone making the decision about what I can/cannot watch" end of the spectrum.) :)

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dcawrey
dcawrey
7/25/2016 3:28:38 PM
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Re: Ott Video and Summer Blockusters
I had never considered the ratings aspect. This certainly would make getting shows to market a lot easier versus movies. 

The ratings system for television I guess is relegated to the broadcast companies? I know they used to show ratings like "TV-MA" and such...

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faryl
faryl
7/24/2016 10:50:55 PM
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Re: Ott Video and Summer Blockusters
I think it's subjective - plus a lot of that stuff is cultural, so nudity (for example) doesn't have the same connotations as it does in the US. But the nice thing with VOD is it's up to us what we watch when :) So we have control of what we expose ourselves to.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
7/24/2016 10:01:54 PM
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Re: Ott Video and Summer Blockusters
I would humbly suggest that they go hand in hand.   Shouldn't that be a consideration or am I being too old-fashioned?  I wonder....

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faryl
faryl
7/24/2016 9:21:00 PM
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Re: Ott Video and Summer Blockusters
Ah - so not a quality issue, more of a ratings/standards issue :)

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
7/24/2016 8:24:19 PM
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Re: Ott Video and Summer Blockusters
Happy to explain--there is no control at all in Europe on Television.  I have avoided watching television while traveling in Europe.   As such, such ratings and control and the FCC should be welcome. 

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faryl
faryl
7/24/2016 8:17:47 PM
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Re: Ott Video and Summer Blockusters
What do you mean by "like Europe"? :) I think ratings are helpful - but I don't like that the MPAA and the studios/theaters have conflicts of interest which make its rating system de facto censorship.

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