Wallace and Gromit' pirates uncovered in Bristol

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Pirates copies of the new Wallace and Gromit movie have been discovered on the streets of Bristol.

An investigation by the BBC found that poor quality copies of the film were easily available for as little as £5.

"They do not show the film in its full glory - and that is a huge kick in the teeth for everybody at Aardman who put all their effort into making this film," said a spokesman for Aardman Animations.

"I think something needs to be done pretty quickly. DVD has grown recently and so has the piracy issue. The quickest way to get on top of the problem is to make it illegal to buy it."

The results of the investigation will air as part of Inside West, tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One West (Sky ch. 956).
 

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the best way i feel to solve this would be to release the film on dvd at the same time it gets released at the cinema then there would be no need for the pirates.
what do you all think?
 

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Not everyone can afford to take there kids to the cinima, mum dad 2-3 kids getting there and back if you have no car a few sweets and your looking at a few quid compared to buying a dvd, You can see why people might be tempted.
 

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yes release it on dvd easier to copy and u get better quality
lol
 

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davidh said:
yes release it on dvd easier to copy and u get better quality
lol
lol..............if it was released on dvd at the same time as the film and and at cheaper price there would be no reason to copy it
 

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Might be the way in the future though this is a press release about American Pie 4 sometimes they can make more money goinging straight to DVD.

Direct-to-DVD sequels — which generally don't have the stars who carried the original films or the budgets — were once limited to animated films, horror and sci-fi franchises. Now, thrillers, dramas and comedies are getting the treatment.

"It's all about the story," says Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, which is distributing Carlito's Way: Rise to Power. "The quality is higher, and the films we are choosing are ones that really found their audience in a massive way through DVD."

The American Pie trilogy took in $351.2 million in theaters and sold millions of DVDs, Kornblau notes, while a special-edition DVD of Scarface - like Carlito's Way, a modern gangster film produced by Martin Bregman — generated more than $100 million in consumer spending, twice its theatrical gross.

Some films don't warrant a full-blown theatrical release; the cost for making prints of a movie, plus advertising it, now average $34.4 million, according to the Motion Picture Association of America.

Home video "is a $24 billion (a year) business," Kornblau says. "And yet there is very little content made only for this business."

Bregman says many adults prefer watching movies on DVD to going to theaters. "A good movie is a good movie, regardless of where it's shown."
 
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