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Pls Stop Renting Nigerian Movies!!

Discussion in 'FILMMAKING, INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY' started by khamileon, Jun 3, 2004.

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  1. khamileon

    khamileon Well-Known Member

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    I Am Surprised At How Many Of Y'all That Are Trying To Support The Growth Of The Industry Still Goes About "renting Nigerian Movies" How Will The Industry Ever Grow When Video Club Owners Are Reaping The Profits... Yet Some Of Y'all Scream How Bad The Movies Are And How Lazy The Producers Are... Now Tell Me, Na Were Una Don See Persin Wey Dey Work Without Pay Or Good Pay?? Yet You Want Am To Give Im Best.

    I Have Been Watching Naija Movies Since "living In Bondage" And I Have Never Rented One Single Movie. I Either Buy Or Exchange With Friends.. If The Movies Gets Too Many At Home I Sell Them Or Give Them Away. By The Way Must You Watch Every Movie Made?? I Understand Most People Have A Very Huge Appetite For Naija Movies, But Must You Really Watch Every One Made?? I Think People Really Have To Start Thinking About The Survival Of The Industry And Moving To The Next Stage. By Renting, There Is No Way You Are Helping The Industry, Only Filling The Pockets Of Those Who Didn’t Sweat To Make The Movie.. If The Movies are too expensive to buy, instead Of Renting Send $20 Home Every Month And It Can Get U At Least 7 New Movies... Of Cause I Know Some People Don’t Have The Time For What I Am Saying Cause Nobody Wants To Sacrifice, And That’s The Biggest Problem We As A People Are Facing.. Unless We Start Finding Ways To Deal With This Problem, The Future Will Always Remain Turbulent.

    Ps: If We In The Diaspora Stop Renting Nigerian Movies, Do You Know What That Will Do For The Industry?? "MODERATOR PLS MAKE THIS STICK" THANKS!!
     
  2. Sola

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    This is a very important truth you have brought up, Khamileon. Of course we complain bitterly that the boys never improve, yet the money they should be making is going into the pockets of pirates and rouge video clubs. I can understand your hunger for Naija movies, but as Khamileon has said, it is indeed better to get it directly from Nigeria like Solatoks and some others are doing than to be renting. When you rent, you destroy their livelihood and you take away your right to ask for a better movie.

    The industry is getting better, but the boys doing the work do deserve a lot more than we are giving them. The do need our support. You all praise Tade Ogidan's Dangerous Twins. Well, let me tell you what you don't know. Tade does not make money from his movies. He does it because he enjoys it and it is what he has always wanted to do, and I have known him since I was a toddler when my parents lived in his parents boys quarters in S/L. Yes, he is like the elder brother I never had. He has known me all my life as I him. Movies...that was all we talked about as kids. It was all we fantasised about, how Spielberg achieved a particular fx, how the sound track of Fame is so electrifying... stuff like that. Tade only makes money from shooting commercials that are transmitted on TV. He made Nigeria's first ad on CNN and so many others. It takes him much longer to finish a movie because when he runs out of money, he goes to one of the agencies to pick a job to shoot and gets his money to continue. Tade will get say 4million Naira to do a movie and he will spend 6million just to get it right, spending out of his pocket to make up the rest. One day, I will tell you the stories on the set of Hostages and others.

    Tunde Kelani is perpetually complaining the he does not make any money. So many others too. The people who make the good movies you love to watch just do it because they love doing it. Love makes you do crazy things. The cheapo directors make more money than they do becuase they pinch pennies to give you trash, but the likes of Tade Ogidan will sell his soul just to get something he's proud of out of the studio.

    So let us think again when we give their money to pirates and video clubs. If you cannot find a legitimate movie store, send the money to Nigeria. That way, it will get to them and encourage them and also do something for our economy back home.
     
  3. Beyonce

    Beyonce MOther b4 mother

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    yeah u guys are right, my friends rent movies n when i go to their houses i sorta borrow them, well my point is that, its so true the picture n all is bad, is either its too bright or too dark the volume is messed up, 4 real why are they doin it, i mean re-copy the movie into another DVD n rent it out, these is copy-right. I really need to sue them Morafuckers 4 real. I knew it, each time i complain to my friends about the movies they tell think am spinnin jazz, so these is wot they do, i knew it shit. Damnnnnn its bad 4 shizzel, no wonder the production is bad but still some movies are fucked up as in the story line too so its not only the production, the title itself is crap. HUmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    holla
     
  4. Sola

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    If a friend BUYS the movie and you borrow it from him, that is still okay. It might get you to buy next time. You don't have to see every movie, really. Just catch the good ones, and that will tell the producers too that you know quality and that's all you want. A video club keeps you and MANY others from buying, good or bad, and then the owner keeps all the money for work he did not do. He buys one movie (less than 400 Naira) and he rents it to many people at - what? 2 Pounds/Dollars per movie? That's already more than he paid for the movie... And the he pockets it, renting it to 20-30-40 people? He makes copies and rents all over? Some of them even have branches.

    You have to do your part to help the industry go. There is no magic. It costs money to make the business bloom. Some of you were complaining that you paid to see the Nollywood stars in NY and DC the other day? Well, has it hit you that they also paid to come and see you? Yes, they informed me that they bought their individual tickets to come and FAN only took care of their feeding and accomodation. SO they paid to come and see you just as you paid to see them. There is no sensible business way FAN could have paid for 40 people from Nigeria. That would be suicide for a new company. The two teams worked together and worked out a compromise to promote the industry. You have to do your part by helping them. Then they will do their part by making sure they make better movies. One hand washing the other...
     
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    i am so lost for words Khami u hit d nail on d head gbam.
     
  6. thressa

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    Kham you really did hit the nail on the head. I have always hated the idea of renting since i was in naija not today. All movie i watch are either sent from naija or i buy them online. There is nothing than having something you call your own.
    If you have this movies at home, you can pick it up anytime and watch with ease without thinking it's due for return. For me o i will really join the chorus of NO RENTING, it's not taking us anywhere.
     
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    Are you guys saying this is new for you? In Ghana it is so dangerous and you can't rent a Nigerian or Ghanaian movie. I think i told Sola one time. It is an offence. Even with the Ghanaian movies, how many do they produce a year? I don't even think they can come out with 5 movies a year. But with the naija movies they are in every corner but i bet you, you can NEVER rent it. There could be some few ones out there who might think they are above the law but my dear, the pirates Laws in Ghana are so tight. To me i really don't know how that will benefit producers or actors or directors but i have been abiding by it and i have a whole lot of them in my room. Let's all help!
     
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    This makes Ghanians more law abiding than Naija citizens. We are so corrupt in that country its simply amazing to what extent we will go. I see Khami's point. Before I joined Klubafrik, I read their terms and conditions and it says they pay royalties. I don't know if this is true or not but I have since packed it in, and simply send money home so anytime someone comes to UK, my folks send some films.

    Good on the citizens of Ghana and of course shame on we naijas :mad:
     
  9. mamarita

    mamarita OJODTROUBLELOVER

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    I never rented any Nigerian movies but my question is, who's getting the money for all those "dubbed" tapes I watched last week?
     
  10. thressa

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    mamarito where have you been o? welcome back to anywhere you went. The dubbbed tapes money are sent to salvation army. You know now give them food, clothes and stuff. I don't know maybe Uncle sola can help answer the question.
     
  11. Sola

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    Depends who dubbed it. What dubbed tapes?
     
  12. mamarita

    mamarita OJODTROUBLELOVER

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    The ones I borrowed :(
     
  13. Sola

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    Sometimes it helps to use more words. Its 2.17am. I need to go to bed and can't understand your response. Forgive me. A little more words...?
     
  14. mamarita

    mamarita OJODTROUBLELOVER

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    NO!

    Goodnite
     
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    Wish I had a long distance cane to deal with you occasionally.

    Go to your room!
     
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    precy2pet Never mind

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    hey guys, I quite agree with u guys about the renting stuff. Is very backward of us if we continue with that here in Naija or those at abroad. let us call it a duty to buy rather than to rent. Is bringsa about collapse in our movie industries.
    Dealy is dangrous
     
  17. vince

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    I actually don't mind buying movies,but there is no way that i am going to buy a naija movie blindly without knowing firsthand what i'm getting.When i buy a movie,i am buying for keeps,to add to my collection so that i can watch them over and over again.
    I am not the one who buys just because i want the industry to grow,but because the movie is worth buying and keeping.
    Khami,what you are seeing is the downside of releasing direct to tape,and producing low quality movies in large quantities.How many movies can a viewer buy?
    How many of these movies are really worth buying?What is the percentage?
    There are only a priviledged few producers/directors whose movies i can buy outright and that is because they are a sure fire guarantee of top quality productions.I don't think i need to name names,you all know who those people are.
    If the producers in naija want the viewers to buy their movies direct,then they should stop shovelling mediocre movies at us in large quantities and concentrate in really producing top notch movies that people will like to buy for keeps.
    I am very uncompromising about this,i will continue to RENT before i BUY as long as the present standard of movies prevails.
    :cool:
     
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    Let the producers call it a duty to produce movies worth buying first,then we will move from there.
    If there is going to be a collapse in the industry,it is the producers that are to blame.
    We want more producers like Amaka Igwe,Tade Ogidan and TK on the scene to give us guarantee of high quality movies worth buying at all times.
    I have seen Dangerous Twins and i want that movie in my collection just because it was a great production and that is the way it should be.
    Word!
     
  19. vince

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    No he didn't.
     
  20. Sola

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    I think he did. Why do we still watch all these "low quality" movies? I mean why do we rent them in spite of the fact that we think they are not worth buying? The point is let them shovel it out. You don't have to buy it. Speak with your pocket. When you don't buy or rent it, you make a statement that you insist on a minimum level of quality. Buy instaed only those movies you believe are worth your money. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is not the way to go. And 2 wrongs don't make a right? If they're making crap, how will depriving them of the money they could have used to improve make them get better? How will handing out their money to pirates who have no idea how they made those movies make the industry better? And when you continue to patronise pirates, when the day arrives and many movies are now better than average, will the pirate not continue to thrive, since you have made him rich at the producers' expense?

    There is no short cut around it. Either way, we're the ones losing because we will continue to get crap if we don't let them see the returns on their work, be it quality or crap.
     
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