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Rm150300
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Should movies be released on the same day worldwide?

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Started: 5/30/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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AppleCream74

Pro

Movies such as the new Fast and Furious 6 are released in America before the rest of the world. Take Australia for example. Fast and Furious 6 premiered on the 24th of May, 2013 but is scheduled to premiere on the 6th of June, 2013 in Australia. This is a major mistake due to the risk involved. In the 13 days that Fast and Furious 6 is available to watch in America, 'pirates' filming the movie in cinema's and then uploading them to the internet reduces the amount of people in Australia that pay to go and see the movie. This ultimately reduces the amount of revenue the movie industry makes.
Rm150300

Con

Thank you for allowing me to debate.

The industries and companies release films earlier in some places because they want to know how we react. They need to know if its too scary, too gruesome, or just not appropriate. Then, if it is anything like that, it can be banned/or not released in other countries. It is better to release and take back a movie from one country then the whole world. Even if the 'pirates' film and sell the movie, many people would not take this film.
1. It is not good quality and many people would prefer to see the film in the way it is meant to be seen.
2. Many people KNOW that this is not a good thing to do, ad will not do it.
And finally, even if we cannot stamp out 'pirates' completely, the film industry loosing money will not affect them. They have income from many different movies and many different things. A few people not going to the movie will not make them buckle.
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Debate Round No. 1
AppleCream74

Pro

With the GFC hitting hard may families would be willing to watch a lesser quality film on the Internet then pay to see a movie in the cinema. It's easier, cheaper and you can watch it from the comfort of your own home. Why wouldn't families choose this option? Now to the argument of the industry 'testing' movies in certain countries. I highly doubt that a movie released in America has stricter laws then a movie released in Australia. Although some movies may apply to this category 13 days is too long to 'test' the movie. This enrages people in Australia because we get the movie at such a later time. With technology at it's prime it take minutes to send a movie worldwide.
Rm150300

Con

Would they be willing to watch one that kept moving, and was blurred and was sometimes shoved into clothes to avoid being seen? I don't think so. I did not claim that America would have stricter laws, but that they wanted to see how people would react, if they needed to up the rating or ban the movie completely. 13 days? Too long? They would need to test the movie to a variety of different audiences, to arrange times and cinemas, etc.
Debate Round No. 2
AppleCream74

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AppleCream74 forfeited this round.
Rm150300

Con

I will take the forfeit as that pro had nothing to add.
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