Wallace & Gromit Through The Nose
February 24, 2003 2:03 PM   Subscribe

New Wallace and Gromit movie ~ "Cracking Contraptions" from Atom Films and Shockwave... but $9.95 to download it? Oh, I don't think so! I guess I don't expect them to give it away for free, but who thought up this hair-brained scheme? I bet that dodgey lodger, the Penguin, is behind it somehow.
posted by crunchland (12 comments total)
Umm . . .
posted by mcwetboy at 2:11 PM on February 24, 2003

I'd gladly pay if it was more than just a couple of minutes long. But considering the fact that I bought the boxed set when it was released for the equivalent of $10 per half-hour episode, the price disparity is a little too much for me. Especially given the margins involved in Internet distribution versus having to ship all those physical tapes to the stores.
posted by Space Coyote at 2:12 PM on February 24, 2003

mcwetboy: There's also a new Strong Bad E-Mail up ;)
posted by Space Coyote at 2:14 PM on February 24, 2003


Ok. All the more reason why I'm mystified by this. Pay $9.95 to 10 episodes of something you can already download for free somewhere else?!
posted by crunchland at 2:15 PM on February 24, 2003

It's $9.95 for the second through ninth episodes. The first one is free.
posted by kindall at 2:32 PM on February 24, 2003

It's worth the price for me, speaking as a fan of the work. Though I'm wary of doing it since it seems steeped in DRM (it says I can watch it on up to 3 computers, it requires java, and it requires mac OS 9, not X on the mac side).

If I pay for something, I don't want to pay to "rent" or "lease" the media while jumping through several hoops, I want a downloadable binary or movie after submitting a credit card payment.
posted by mathowie at 2:39 PM on February 24, 2003

It's $9.95 for the second through ninth episodes. The first one is free.

Ain't it always. I'm still listening to Nancy Reagan.

Just Say No
posted by KnitWit at 3:05 PM on February 24, 2003

If I'm going to shell out actual cash, I want a tape or a DVD.
posted by RylandDotNet at 3:35 PM on February 24, 2003

It'll be on LimeWire or some other peer-to-peer network within days (before or after it's release date). I'll actually buy it, but only if I can play it with Mplayer on MacOS X or linux. Windows Media Player is horrible.
posted by substrate at 3:46 PM on February 24, 2003

Well, that's cute, but like a comic strip is cute, and for which I pay 25 or 50 cents and get a newspaper to boot.
posted by HTuttle at 3:48 PM on February 24, 2003

Some amount of money would be fine with me if I had a DVD burner (though I s'pose I could use the S-Video out to record...). But I think the price really ought to be cheaper than you could get it with the media. Greater freedom of use, convenience, and price effectiveness are the drivers of digital media.
posted by namespan at 4:05 PM on February 24, 2003

i only got os x. bastards.
posted by n o i s e s at 3:22 AM on February 25, 2003

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