I couldn’t help but notice that The Secrets of Dumbledore is up on pre-order on iTunes for £19.99. One penny shy of twenty quid! Yet, I’ve just bought the latest Batman on iTunes for £13.99. What the heck are Warner Bros. playing at?
Now,I like the Harry Potter franchise (I spent 6 years of my life working on it), but for flippin’ sake, I don’t want to pay £20 for something that usually costs £13.99 tops.
How does the pre-order work? Do you get to watch before others that pay a smaller cost or exactly the same as tapping buy on the day of release?
As far as I know, they just charge you on the day the movie is released for purchase at whatever the cost is shown. There is no benefit other than the purchase is entirely automatic.
cost less to go the cinema.
I looked at the Batman price to rent on Apple TV recently and it was £15.99, I think. I suspect that those who want to watch films early get gouged by all the studios.
True. Until you buy popcorn and a coke. A single ‘large’ popcorn is enough to feed 3 families and the coke could clean all of the Shard’s windows in one application. All for the price of a second mortgage. The last time we did a full family cinema trip (2 adults, 2 teenage’ish kids) it cost an eye-watering £58
EDIT: but to add context, it was Bond, and the first time we were really able to watch the big screen properly.
Anything on Disney+ you’re just paying for the privilege to watch it earlier at the comfort of your home instead of going to the cinema.
I pay less than that for unlimited cinema each month!
(And I got to see this film in the cinema earlier - just doesn’t make sense).
Generally I don’t find this too much. If I go with my partner we get a large popcorn and coke to share for like £7 or something. I don’t mind paying £3.50 for that (we rarely finish the popcorn).
You can bring your own popcorn!
having seen that movie I definitely would not pay £20 to watch it.
Even a love of the potter franchise couldn’t pull me around to that one.
Because people pay it that’s why, wouldn’t be seen dead myself paying anything near that for a film.
ha ha and to think i refused to pay 3.50 for jason goes to hell the other night lol
I agree. All part of the experience, though there are only two of us and it’s cheaper than a night out on the town
Always get a hotdog, we share a large drink and a large popcorn, and I’m guaranteed to spill it on the floor
No idea why it’s £20, and it’s not even in 4K HRD!
But the solution is to not to buy it and send a message.
I’d say that digital movie prices aren’t going up. They’ve rock steady at £14 for brand new releases for donkey’s years, and it’s never long before they’re heavily discounted.
much better with a tango ice blast
Works out about £20 or so, that’s just the spillage.
Eee no, full fat coke all the way.
Now available for purchase. Still £19.99 and in HD only. Greedy Warners.