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The Hero We Need Now
« on: 21 Jul 2017, 04:40 »

Now that we are in the age of the Marvel Universe with movies, cinematic universes from both DC and Marvel, and even Netflix and WB shows. There is one superhero we need in our lives now more than ever!



Looks Cheesy as hell but intentionally. Its just so beautiful!
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Re: The Hero We Need Now
« Reply #1 on: 21 Jul 2017, 06:47 »

It wouldn't be The Tick if it wasn't cheesy and absurd.
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Re: The Hero We Need Now
« Reply #2 on: 21 Jul 2017, 17:11 »

I get 'The uploader has not made this video available in your country'
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Re: The Hero We Need Now
« Reply #3 on: 21 Jul 2017, 17:53 »

A second live action Tick show.



Yay!
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Re: The Hero We Need Now
« Reply #4 on: 21 Jul 2017, 23:29 »

I get 'The uploader has not made this video available in your country'

Install Opera browser; enable VPN in settings; click VPN icon; select country: USA; watch.  No payment or dodgy account setup required.
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Re: The Hero We Need Now
« Reply #5 on: 22 Jul 2017, 05:24 »

I never have been able to and doubt I ever will be able to understand why trailers are not available everywhere as soon as they are available anywhere. Do they not want people to see it? Do they not like money?

I also don't get staggered releases. It's like the studios want people to pirate their films - and in fact the cynic in me says that's the reason. If Australia doesn't get a film for six months after the rest of the world, and people get bootleg copies, then a cry of "but piiiiiraaaaaates" is just about justified. Not that I advocate piracy, of course, but if you're going to make a film available in one country but not another, don't be surprised when it winds up on  the internet.
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Re: The Hero We Need Now
« Reply #6 on: 22 Jul 2017, 06:12 »

I have a subscription with Funimation UK for streaming their content.  Recently they sent me an email recommending watching them as a "Staycation" - however, I was in Italy on holiday at the time, and found I wasn't allowed to watch the content I was subscribing to.  Even if they want to limit subscribing to their UK service to people in the UK, I don't see why someone with a valid subscription should be prevented from using it while away.
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Re: The Hero We Need Now
« Reply #7 on: 22 Jul 2017, 14:35 »

I never have been able to and doubt I ever will be able to understand why trailers are not available everywhere as soon as they are available anywhere. Do they not want people to see it? Do they not like money?

Its a marketing technique. Tease the people, make them really want something but don't give it to the, make them salivate until they clamour for a taste. Seriously, look at how crazy people will for a trailer these days. People go crazy for SDCC trailers.

I also don't get staggered releases. It's like the studios want people to pirate their films - and in fact the cynic in me says that's the reason. If Australia doesn't get a film for six months after the rest of the world, and people get bootleg copies, then a cry of "but piiiiiraaaaaates" is just about justified. Not that I advocate piracy, of course, but if you're going to make a film available in one country but not another, don't be surprised when it winds up on  the internet.

Its keeping a film/game/whatever in circulation for as long as possible. You look at films and games and they really only have a shelf life that is measured in weeks, which limits how much money they can make from it. But by staggering the release in countries, they can set it up for release at key points during the year. Ever wonder why the big blockbuster films get release dates of like May-July or October-December? That's because they're the best times to release a film, when you can maximise the box office. Now, there are times when its less profitable to release a film, these are called dump months and so companies might release mediocre films or low budget films (Taken would be a prime example of a successful low budget film released during a Dump month, but that's the exception).

Its the same with games. There are periods when its more profitable to release a game, with the holiday season being the main period.

But a dump month for one country won't be the same for another due to cultural beliefs or such, so to maximise the money they can make from their product, a company will stagger their release in other countries to take advantage of those peak periods.

The fact that digital piracy is a "risk", the increased use of DRMs means that companies can control what leaks, because these days, they're all controlled leaks. Why? Because leaks have become another form of marketing.
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