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Peoples thoughts on Illegal DVDs from Asians
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Posted 6/3/07
i'm willing to see it in the theaters if i really wanted to see the movie but i don't mind at all about the piracy
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i keep buying theese cds XD always illegal but its fast and easy
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29 / M / Monterey
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Posted 6/3/07
aren't piracy everywhere? lol
come on now.
even america has piracy

but about the illegal DVDs.. uh.. no comment

the download pirate says "4rr m3 m47ii"
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I don't like bootleg things I like good color and no heads while I'm watching something...but I did get all five season of QAF b4 the fifth one was even released the picture is cool but some of the disc mess up which pissed me off b/c I payed a lot for them (its chinese), and I didn't know that was a stereotype for asians? for being know as bootleggers just that the prices and stuff for dvds are super cheap...there are a lot of black bootleggers in the states?...
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Posted 6/3/07
^ Believe it or not, there are actually some really good quality bootlegs, because their copy is an original copy of the film sent to the acadamy for recommendation purposes ~ so piracy actually begins at the level of the industry (e.g. Hollywood) itself.

Personally, I hate Chinese bootlegs, because more often than not, not only is the quality bad, the subtitles are just idiotic (the worst I've seen was a bootleg of "House of Flying Daggers" where the subtitles were actually dialogue from "Windtalkers"... WTF?!?! ).

From experience, I've stopped buying bootlegs and relied on having my relatives in the states buy originals for me. Plus, it seems more fulfilling to have the originals than having bootleg copies.
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Posted 6/3/07

tanyuj wrote:

yes the illegal DVD man...this has become a racial issue to me...being chinese/asian has led most people to stereotype chinese people are the people who sell illegal DVDs...this has become an issue for me quite often now and its bothering me...i'm just wondering what other peoples thoughts were like on Illegal dvds...


3 lovely words, I dont care..
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Posted 6/3/07

tanyuj wrote:

yes the illegal DVD man...this has become a racial issue to me...being chinese/asian has led most people to stereotype chinese people are the people who sell illegal DVDs...this has become an issue for me quite often now and its bothering me...i'm just wondering what other peoples thoughts were like on Illegal dvds...
Two issues here: stereotype and video piracy.

Stereotype: If there are a popular trend and people of an ethnic minority involved, a stereotype is quickly born. It's annoying but such is life.

Video piracy: hah! one of my favourite subjects. The majority of VCDs sold in - for instance - Malaysia (very popular), Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore (I don't know much about the market in Japan as sellers and buyers are pretty much close-mouthed) are primarily American films, uncut.

Some buyers say they purchase these VCDs for two reasons: they want to watch uncut films and/or they couldn't be bothered to wait for cinema releases. Of course all buyers do it because these VCDs are painfully cheap, e.g. HK$50 = US$3 = UK£1.40

Since Ebay and similar sites were launched the VCD (and later DVD) market expanded so rapidly that it becomes the norm for Westerners to see Chinese (or other) subtitles in VCDs/DVDs and/or VCDs/DVDs covers of western films. Hence the stereotype.

OK. I'm stopping cos I'm hungry. Anyway, that's my contribution for now.

Edit: Hang on - some are misusing this term, bootleg. Someone will need to address that.
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34 / M / San Antonio, TX
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Posted 6/3/07
I haven't had any problems with it. You should go to the middle east if you want to see illegal DVDs. You'll find DVDs of movies that just released the following day.
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25 / M / Philippines
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Posted 6/3/07
Question: Did piracy really originate in Asia anyway? All i know is it's mass produced here.
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Posted 6/3/07
i think its ok... i buy a lot of pirated PS2 games.. saves a lot of money..

if u were to convert it, to dollars each cd would only cost $2.25 or less...

but if it is on movies.. i'd go to the theatre its more fun than watching it at ur home...
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Posted 6/3/07
@ greenbane

Yes and no. Counterfeiting dates back to the day someone had a bright idea of establishing a monetary system. In other words the concept of counterfeiting is a few centuries old. It has always been global, too.

Video piracy - no one could pinpoint the origins of reel piracy, but it's generally agreed that there was a massive reel piracy movement in the US (during 1920s and 1930s, particularly) and later Europe - particularly during the war - shared the reins during 1940s and early 1950s.

For a while the US was the leading source of global reel piracy. That's until the concept of a laser disc - late 1970s and early 1980s, I think - was born. This is when Asia took over the reins. During this time the US focused on being the leader of VHS piracy (particularly in its porn film industry).

During late 1980s Asia took over the US in VHS piracy and remains since then. Around this time the VCD movement took off big time in Asia (VCD wasn't really that popular in the US and Europe). It seems natural for Asia to adopt the then new DVD technology. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Sorry that it's so long.
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Posted 10/14/07
Why does it have to be Asians and Chinese i've seen other race selling them.
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Posted 10/24/07

sleepinglionheart24 wrote:

Why does it have to be Asians and Chinese i've seen other race selling them.


hmm....i would like to see their people's parody of the illegal dvd man/woman..
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29 / M / London
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Posted 10/24/07
lol i dont really mind since i usually buy them if im not bothered to watch it in the cinemas

but yea, i always wondered are all the dvd selllers 'asian' :O lol
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Posted 10/24/07
I did buy 1 hong kong boot leg and the subbing was so unbearable in it i well never buy one again.
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