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Old 04-21-2014, 02:52 AM   #1
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Default India's "profit-loss" Blu-ray situation

It seems that Indian video companies actually do lose money making Blu-rays. Instead of releasing a Blu-ray for every crummy movie, why don't they just release Blu-rays for ones that generally receive excellent reviews, blockbusters, and/or action/fantasy flicks? Many dramas, comedies, flops or generic films can be appreciated just fine on dvd but the big ones (like Dhoom 3) or excellent ones (Barfi) are the types that need Bluray releases.

It also seems out of the question to release Indian classics on Bluray. It seems that releasing movies such as Sholay or Devdas would actually be a profit loss.

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Old 04-21-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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It seems that Indian video companies actually do lose money making Blu-rays. Instead of releasing a Blu-ray for every crummy movie, why don't they just release Blu-rays for ones that generally receive excellent reviews, blockbusters, and/or action/fantasy flicks? Many dramas, comedies, flops or generic films can be appreciated just fine on dvd but the big ones (like Dhoom 3) or excellent ones (Barfi) are the types that need Bluray releases.

It also seems out of the question to release Indian classics on Bluray. It seems that releasing movies such as Sholay or Devdas would actually be a profit loss.
They should release 500 movies in one blu ray @ INR 99/- on a Buy 1 get 3 free scheme. This alone will increase the sale of Blu ray players. For keeping costs in check, they can upscale VHS prints to 1080p. Simple.

Upcoming movies shall include Kanti Shah's Gunda and Harami Kela by Karan Johar.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:30 PM   #3
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They should release 500 movies in one blu ray @ INR 99/- on a Buy 1 get 3 free scheme. This alone will increase the sale of Blu ray players. For keeping costs in check, they can upscale VHS prints to 1080p. Simple.

Upcoming movies shall include Kanti Shah's Gunda and Harami Kela by Karan Johar.
Lol. All jokes aside, that may be the only plan that works for the Indian audience.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:10 AM   #4
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Upcoming movies shall include Kanti Shah's Gunda
Sign me up for a Criterion/Arrow style package of this cult classic, and I'm not joking here.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:53 AM   #5
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Sign me up for a Criterion/Arrow style package of this cult classic, and I'm not joking here.
Found this on you tube. Just another angle on this film here. Some might enjoy.

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Old 04-22-2014, 12:13 PM   #6
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1. People's attitude towards buying should change. Some prefer watching on cable. Some are content with the pirated versions. Of course it is difficult to change this perception but we want some people to go the extra mile and buy the best version. In India some could translate to a million considering our population.

2. Studio's / Filmmaker's attitude towards home video should change. I heard that our film makers have the worst attitude and doesn't invest quality time in content preparation when acclaimed filmmakers in Hollywood can do so.

Without the above nothing much is going to change.

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Old 04-22-2014, 04:15 PM   #7
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My thoughts...

In India, >99% people watch movies on their 32-46 inch tvs and investing >600 rs+ (some movies I have seen 1000rs+) on blu ray may not make sense to them. roughly 50 blu rays equal to tv cost. Indian movies are not like english movies where blu-ray will give most quality to the buyers. Indian movies are mostly dialogue based. dvds cost 100-200 and it would be suffice to most of them

on top of that piracy is another reason...you will get brand new release movie dvd within a week. During holidays, they can watch new releases on channels.

I really wish to get old classics on blu ray but I dont have any hopes. Forget blu-rays, most of the films that I want are not even available with decent quality in dvd version.
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I wish there were more Hindi titles available on Vudu. Vudu currently has 3-Idiots (HDX) for $14.99. May be start an Indian version of Vudu at reasonable rates.
Always looking for UV/Vudu/iTunes codes <= $1
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Sign me up for a Criterion/Arrow style package of this cult classic, and I'm not joking here.
Yeah, I remember. The whole movie has Sher-o-Shayari kind of dialogues and sometimes very funny
We friends had lot of fun while watching this movie
Few Blu-rays available FOR TRADE, Contact if you are interested in these titles.
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