Discussion » Film & TV » Why are Movies in China so damn Cheap??

  • SoulCreative Web Studios
    SoulCreative Web Studios wrote:

    Dude, 5rmb for Avatar, Splice, Robin hood, etc. That's less than 1 dollar! WTF WHY?!

  • Nadia Scheie
    Nadia Scheie wrote:

    easy!!go to cinema~ or buy some legal copy

  • Da Fan
    Da Fan wrote:

    Add up the cost of the plastic disc, cost of neglectable watts for burning the disc, and。。。maybe amortized 保护费 to 城管...all i can see is that the total cost is less than 1 RMB. hey dude, u feel happy that you paid 5 RMB on it?!

  • Ola Sande
    Ola Sande wrote:

    保护费 to 城管...

  • Hanna Amalie Martinsen

    good question... i also don't why?

  • Joakim Lund Rangel

    piracy kills piracy

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)


    Hahahaha ... Daniel Lessor ... where did you find the 5rmb cinema?

    CiaraL ... where can you find REALLY legal copy? Many of the shops that sellng DVD for 10 or 15rmb, are in fact just better packaged than those you get for 5rmb from the street vendors ... i.e. they are as legal as the street vendors :)

    Maybe, should change the question to "why is China so cheap" ...  

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    this remind me, a lovely conversation between an old men and a street seller. the old men is taking a look into the box full of dvds, and then say:




    -100 Y, 最低

    the poor old man walked away without his dvd full of porn.

    moral of a fable, there are movies in china very expensive

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

    Hahahaha ... I once went to Wang Jing to meet a client, and then went to the underground shop in "Wang Jiao" to shop for some latest HK Cantonese movies, and found a few American porns, being sold for 20 yuans each movie ... I regret that I did not buy them ...
  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    You know, a few months ago China unblocked my favorite porn site... I don't dare to say what it was or they'll probably block it again :-p

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    fellow, here there is a good bussiness, there are too much porn in the net, and a good porn eye is essential for selection porn of quality.I am sure that this street sellers do not select with great care the porn, pretty sure that they only pick up reading the titles, and this can not be, because what can say a title??:

    Ocean s 11 inches

    Driving Into Miss Daisy

    Edward Penishands



    Pulp Friction

    Saturday Night Beaver

    Throbin Hood (Prince of Beaves)

    40 gays in 40 nights


    Cum Lola Cum 

    Fill Bill

    Fill Bill: Vol 2 

    Fist Club

    Hairy porker and the order of the penis 

    Gangbangs of New York


  • Peter Baird
    Peter Baird wrote:

    I think the real reason should be why are movies so expensive in the West? Answer-greed!

  • Anne-Line Søderholm

    Two people said it all:

    Peter Bird + Andrea

    (Greed in west) + (billions of poeple would buy it)

    5 jiao profit may sounds funny, considering the risk, but it sounds good to me when it multiplied by 10 million


  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    Adolfo, did you come up with those names yourself? That's really very clever.

  • pommie
    pommie wrote:

    Rainbow - pirated DVDs make no contribution to the movie industry.

    The only reason they cost RMB 5 in China is because there are people in the west paying the real price to support the making of the movie.

    It's like the relationship between internet search engines and the newspaper industry, or a mosquito and a human - parasitic symbiosis.

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

    Hahahaha ... but Andy, would that cause some economic issue, if one should pay the normal US (or Europe) price in China for a DVD?
  • Peter Baird
    Peter Baird wrote:

    Pom, you're right that pirated DVDS make no contribution to the movie industry, but neither do parasitic companies like Famous Players and Cineplex Odeon. The only difference is the pirated DVD industry isn't rampant with greed.

  • Anne-Line Søderholm

    @Pomegranate; Bro, have you ever heard about NetFlix?

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