Mega Movie Week 2020

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Anyone else picking up some bargains this week? 😀

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Just picked up Saving Private Ryan and Shaun of the Dead. Both 4K/HDR and both £2.99
 
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Yes! There's some amazing ones for £2.99.
Nipping to Paris to see my pals this weekend and looking forward to watching the Leonard Cohen documentary on my iPhone X with the AirPods Pro drowning out the drunken brits shouting on the train!
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Anyone else picking up some bargains this week? 😀

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Just picked up Saving Private Ryan and Shaun of the Dead. Both 4K/HDR and both £2.99
Incredible having 4K HDR/Dolby vision for £2.99 isn't it AND no environmental nastiness from disc & case manufacturing to label printing to warehouse distribution to seller etc - that means A LOT to me!!!!!! And i'll download it to my iPhone powered from my solar panels :)
 

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This is off topic but digital is not always environmentally better?

If it's using renewable - solar, wind then it's definitely less of a problem. Don't forget traditional media companies just love to turn any story into a negative editorial and their readers/viewers feed off it!

Certainly Apple's Cloud with its 100% renewables is doing a lot less harm than the 100+ billion VHS video tapes that are sadly buried in landfills across every city throughout the world. I wonder what has happened to all of those disgusting supermarket branded CD & DVD players from the 1990s? Quite sad really isn't it :'(
 

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Incredible having 4K HDR/Dolby vision for £2.99 isn't it AND no environmental nastiness from disc & case manufacturing to label printing to warehouse distribution to seller etc - that means A LOT to me!!!!!! And i'll download it to my iPhone powered from my solar panels :)
it’s not so incredible when they disappear from your collection, though. It doesn’t happen very often, but when you’ve allegedly ‘purchased’ a movie and it suddenly goes AWOL from your purchases on Apple TV, that’s a major annoyance. Case in point, I ‘purchased’ the very touching movie Lilya 4 Ever some time ago. Now gone from the store. Now gone from my purchased movies.
 
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it’s not so incredible when they disappear from your collection, though. It doesn’t happen very often, but when you’ve allegedly ‘purchased’ a movie and it suddenly goes AWOL from your purchases on Apple TV, that’s a major annoyance. Case in point, I ‘purchased’ the very touching movie Lilya 4 Ever some time ago. Now gone from the store. Now gone from my purchased movies.
That's incredibly unusual.
I get the impression that it is human error by an Apple member of staff when this happens as it's so rare for film - happens to the old music videos all of the time though. I happened to me even though the film was available to buy still on the iTunes Store.
Usually the file of the film gets updated and your purchase is assigned to that.
Have you an emergency backup of it?
Also, do get in touch with Apple for a refund or least she free rentals as this is stealing. If you can't stream it to your Apple from Apple once you've purchased it, then that is pure theft. Don't forget the Apple TV is marketed as a streamer. It does not allow you to download that purchase to the Apple TV to keep!

UPDATE: Out of interest, I researched the film of yours. It's from a tiny tiny distributor. Just like my film disappearance, again from a tiny distributor. It's possible that Apple don't have such agreements with these tiny houses compared to the big players?
 
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That's incredibly unusual.
I get the impression that it is human error by an Apple member of staff when this happens as it's so rare for film - happens to the old music videos all of the time though. I happened to me even though the film was available to buy still on the iTunes Store.
Usually the file of the film gets updated and your purchase is assigned to that.
Have you an emergency backup of it?
Also, do get in touch with Apple for a refund or least she free rentals as this is stealing. If you can't stream it to your Apple from Apple once you've purchased it, then that is pure theft. Don't forget the Apple TV is marketed as a streamer. It does not allow you to download that purchase to the Apple TV to keep!

UPDATE: Out of interest, I researched the film of yours. It's from a tiny tiny distributor. Just like my film disappearance, again from a tiny distributor. It's possible that Apple don't have such agreements with these tiny houses compared to the big players?
I believe it's tucked away in Apple's terms and conditions somewhere that they are at liberty to remove movies under certain circumstances. And you're probably right, if a small distributor goes out of business and drop their relationship with Apple, it can lead to it disappearing from Apple's inventory.

In my opinion that is just plain wrong. It's fair enough that someone chooses not to make movies available for sale any more, but in my opinion anyone who 'sells' a movie on the iTunes Store should sign a clause saying that the movie should be available to be played indefinitely (subject to legal removal). Especially if you've invested good money in a gadget that allows movies to be purchased but not downloaded.
 

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I believe it's tucked away in Apple's terms and conditions somewhere that they are at liberty to remove movies under certain circumstances. And you're probably right, if a small distributor goes out of business and drop their relationship with Apple, it can lead to it disappearing from Apple's inventory.

In my opinion that is just plain wrong. It's fair enough that someone chooses not to make movies available for sale any more, but in my opinion anyone who 'sells' a movie on the iTunes Store should sign a clause saying that the movie should be available to be played indefinitely (subject to legal removal). Especially if you've invested good money in a gadget that allows movies to be purchased but not downloaded.
I agree, it's a bl**dy disgrace and it's dirty selling. It's something that could ruin Apple and that's why they don't usually let it happen. But yes, it should be in the sales clause that Apple keep the file for existing customers.

VIMEO obviously re aware of the dirtiness of this and they do things differently. Looking at my purchases there (which are also DRM FREE) the following wording appears to films that are no longer on sale...

"This title is no longer for sale on Vimeo On Demand, but you still have access to it."

Edie Cue and his Team could learn a lot from VIMEO as their customer service has over the last 10 years for me been absolutely spectacular. I dread ever having to deal with Apple as you really don't know who you are going to get in terms of knowledge - now if I ever have a problem, I simply say "Please refund my purchase".
 
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I got ET and forest Gump for £2.99 each.

I also got Peter Rabbit and a Peppa pig movie for my kids both £2.99 each.

I’m contemplating getting the original Spider-Man trilogy.
 
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I got ET and forest Gump for £2.99 each.

I also got Peter Rabbit and a Peppa pig movie for my kids both £2.99 each.

I’m contemplating getting the original Spider-Man trilogy.
I was tempted to buy ET :) We've got Baby Driver for tonight!!! I got Bad Boys - both films in 4K Dolby Vision and Atmos!!!

I bought the Spiderman Trilogy a few weeks ago as it reminds me of my time at university. All three shine in both picture & sound quality - yes, they pass my golden ears test! No dullness, lack of sparkle or over compression noted :) All three in 4K Dolby Vision & Atmos. The animated Into the Spider Verse is my favourite though and again, it's £2.99.

I even bought Dirty Dancing for my Fiancé and two doggy ones for when my Aunt visits :) AND the amazing Leonard Cohen doc' which is beautiful but oh my gosh, there's some seriously bad compression artefacts going on with it - half of the film is made up of people being interviewed with a solid black background and OMG the whole background is a mess of blocks. I've never ever noticed that before but damn, it's impossible to notice it on a larger TV screen. I think that Apple needs to increase the file size of their HD films to accommodate today's larger screens!