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Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIE REVIEWS' started by Sola, Feb 6, 2006.

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  1. Sola

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    Naijarules.com has no association with any of the underlisted.
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    naijahomemovies.com
    allafricanmovies.com
    africamovies.com
    jjjnigermovies.com
    afrikanmall.com
    aflad.co.uk
    egodar.com
    ekoclassics.com
    africanamovies.com
    klubafrik.com
    africanmoviesonline.com
    nigeriamovies.net
    nollywoodmoviesonline.com
    izognmovies.com
    wazobiaplanet.com
     
  2. keji56

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    where to buy Nigerian movies in yoruba and english genres in the US

    Pls everyone drop reliable websites to buy current yoruba and english movies online in the US. I just had a terrible experience with a website called wazobiaplanet.com.

    Thank you
    Sometimes africans still have the bush way of doing business. Pls delivery should be not be more than a week
    jjjnigermovies.com is an ok site
     
  3. thressa

    thressa Well-Known Member

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    I thought i'm was only one who had that experience with wazobia.com. I really thought they were reliable till i had my december 8 2006 encounter with them. I order about 6 movies and i never got them. I have called, mailed and no response from anyone.

    Well that served a lesson, i will never ever order movie from there again.

    These two sites are very reliable. The first site is owned by a Ghanian lady; very nice woman.

    store.nigeriamovies.net
    mmoviemart.com/default.aspx
     
  4. Misty

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    who knows where one could stream online (where it is free i no mind oo), i think that is much faster and i dont have to keep some movies that i might not watch again since there are more shitty and crappy movies out there. streaming will save me a lot of trouble. thanx
     
  5. Dsampler

    Dsampler D. Ultimate Naija Ruler

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    I just don't understand why some ppl are trying to sell a $2.99 movie for $7.99. I guess as long as somebody is buying it, you just keep on raking in the dollars.

    One thing is clear tho. Overpricing original copies of movies will only continue to enrich the bootleggers, 'cause everyday, their bootlegged copies are looking better and more & more like the real thing.

    BTW, I'm not trying to encourage buying bootlegged copies in any way, but you can't ignore facts.
     
  6. Obariba

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    My aunt just told me yesterday she ordered from Wazobia and he took forever and his movies are bootlegged not original copies !
     
  7. Obariba

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    DONT BuY FROM WAZOBIA !!!


    HE IS IN CANADA -HE SELLS BOOTLEG !!!

    HE DELIVERS 2 MONTHS LATE !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. lafemmedi

    lafemmedi Reaching above and beyond

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    ww.heritagevideos.net/client/sec_index.php
    This site is extremely good, the customer service is exceptional, immediate answer to phone calls, all emails responded to within hours and orders are shipped faaaasssssst. I have never had a problem with them and getting my homvies.

    ww.latestafricanmovies.com/
    This site is good too, huge extensive library. She is a very nice lady, easy going, unfortunately, the customer service is not always the best. They are difficult to get on phone or via email, but when the lady gets around to responding, she takes care of all problems. The only reason she is not my number 1 is the customer service and my homvies do not arrive for weeks no matter what I'm told.

    I also had problems with wazobia too. It tooks months and then when it finally arrived, I got an incomplete order, there were 10 still outstanding. When I asked about the remaining 10 homvies, I got silence and that has been it.
     
  9. The Maverick

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    Question: Do any of these people distributing these movies actually have a contract with the filmmakers/distributors in Nigeria?

    For some reason, I really think most of them get them from pirates and none of the money they're making is being given back to the industry, and this is really hurting the industry.

    If you had a chance to buy/rent from a legitimate distributor/renter who's service is top notch, will you do so?
     
  10. grafikdon

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    I suspect 90% of them are mere pirates, which is a big shame. Once in a while I do stream Naija films through vendors who claim to have a pact with the distributor/producer and in so doing release a percentage of the revenue. I don't totally buy into that so my best bet is to get my movies from Nigeria. If however there is a legitimate outlet for Naija movies in the US... I will have no problem crashing in their store once in awhile.

    Reality check: ''MOST'' Nigerians want something good for NOTHING sweat: :1087: . If the price will climb up as a result of the legitimate outlet, I am afraid majority who ARE used to 'stolen' goods will turn the other direction. Nevertheless, a legitimate outlet for Naija films is a great idea...
     
  11. Obariba

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    Nollywood is not serious if not they would have had a serious distribution of genuine Naija movies in place abroad ...they are losing so much potential to make foreign exchange.

    Most of those here sell piarated copies. Some make the extra effort to make the packaging neat and charge an arm and a leg !!

    Looks like the movie industry in Naija is content selling to Nigerians within its borders.

    If it doesnt have that silver seal it isnt original !!
     
  12. Obariba

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    The truth is a Naija movie is N300


    The exchange rate is about N135 to a dollar !!

    So the movie technically cost less than $3.00 !!!!!!

    Why are we paying almost $10 for a movie ????

    I mean the greed sef tire me !!!

    I mean if they distribute an original copy for $5 is that not enough profit ????

    So when they sort these things out I will buy the original copy to help the industry if not I will just keep buying from my ATL connection -$3 a pop no frills packaging ...infact she dubs the thing right before my eyes and puts it into a white disk envelope where she writes the name of the title with a black marker !!! (wetin consine me)

    No vex I no go fit play that Jack and Jill game of waiting for original movie to come from Naija ...I aight that patriotic to the industry yet !! smokin:

    or better watch it free online pakpa smokin:
     
  13. grafikdon

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    sweat: sweat: sweat: They sell Naija films on VCD for 10 bucks? That's a rip off...it ain't even on DVD... anyway sha, I do sometimes stream them on izogn movies at $1.99 a pop... after seven days no to kiss ya movie bye bye...if the movie sweet well well...then I go buy hard copy, other than that na to stream 24/7...
     
  14. Sola

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    It isn't always so simplistic.

    1) A reputable movie released in the Western world should be on DVD, NOT vcd. To buy a blank, burn a movie on it, package it presentably since it is abroad, pay the content (moviemaker) provider, advertise to sell it and other overheads already give you at the minimum, depending on how many you make, $3 per unit cost. Add taxes and shipping and maybe profit and that may go up.

    2) EVen if you fly in the low quality VCDs...don't you think people selling the product have to pay for their flight, maybe luggage/shipping and whatever it costs them in overheads to stock the product/storage space, etc?

    When you settle for the low quality VCD, you get it way cheaper, but you get what you pay for.
     
  15. Obariba

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    Sola but are they really paying the moviemaker/provider ??

    I dont think they are !!

    Why are they not posting such contracts or notices on their websites to vouch that they are indeed liasing with the movimaker and not selling us illegal pirated copies ? I mean why arent the dvd's showing a label with a barcode etc

    I feel like because they have cute websites doesnt make them genuine.

    I rarely watch my movies twice and if I had a choice I would prefer to rent . I rarely go to the popular rentals like Blockbuster. There is a machine in the supermarket that rents US movies for a dollar a day !!

    So Im really not a collector ..I just watch it for the spur of the moment !!

    Infact I had to get one of those big cd holders to start holding the vcd's/Dvd's and I have started discarding the packages.
     
  16. Obariba

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    JUst click Nigerian movies and google and see how much all those websites charge !!

    I mean folks are buying from them live !!

    Ive tried Izongn too but he had a stinking attitude when one of his movies didnt work online !!!
     
  17. Sola

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    I can't say categorically, but it makes sense to draw that conclusion. What I know is the producers and marketers I speak with usually say they have no such deal in place. Its possible a producer negotiated without a marketer's knowledge, but that is another debate altogether.

    Individually, only a few of these guys have the resources to properly sell their movies in places abroad (they're beginning to setup the websites in Nigeria to reach the world though). Those who can are contented with the small funds they get from the 2 - 4 weeks release period of the movie. Like other Nigerians, very few marketers are truly interested in long term investments. They want to finish the movie today and get the returns tomorrow. Its the Nigerian way.

    One could easily argue that once a movie is in the market (like a shoe for instance), it can be mass purchased and shipped anywhere to be resold without the manufacturer's say-so. This is a grey area for me, but what I understand is that you can't do that with creative products. You still need to get the permission and pay.

    Another thing is that many of you guys think you're buying originals, but how do you know what is original? Right here in my office, I can design and print a jacket for a movie. I can xerox the original jacket in color and tell you its original. I can also make a duplicate of the VCD and print directly on the printable cd, using my printer here...and you would thin its original by the time I'm done. And I will tell you its original because it will look better thn what you get from many places. Fake VCDs are not just the handwritten ones these days. Technology makes it easy to fool anyone.

    If only these guys in Naija can work together...things could be so different...
     
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    Somebody paid $1500 for flight abeg.
     
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    check out africvideos.com

    A DVD of a three part movie cost about $15
     
  20. The Maverick

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    Ok, so if who should be approached for a distribution deal, the filmmaker or the distributors. What I'm still trying to figure out about nollywood is who really owns the movie? Since things work differently in Nigeria than they do here, I have a feeling that the same case definitely apply to the movie industry. Any filmmaker can approach a distributor to get their movie distributed, but who owns the movie once that transaction is made. For instead, in any given VCD, there are a myraid of previews all from the same distributor, which makes sense, but to acquire rights to distribute those movies here, do you go to that distributor or do you have to approach each individual filmmaker.

    People here are trying to help, but the people in Nigeria ought to step up and work together and see what can be done.
     
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