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DC comics streaming service to start September 15

Post by ShyViolet » August 31st, 2018, 10:48 am

Here’s everything that’s known so far, announced by Kevin Smith. Lol. :)


https://www.newsweek.com/dc-universe-st ... in-1097903


They’ll have Batman: The Animated Series of course (plus its sister show Superman). So I guess that means they’re pulling it from Amazon Prime. :? No news on the date yet but I assume it’ll be very soon since the new service is launching so fast. I better start re-watching Season 4 (my fave one, with the new designs and Tim Drake) pronto! Lol.
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Post by Randall » August 31st, 2018, 9:13 pm

I'm interested in this due to the Titans and other new live action shows, but it won't launch in Canada. :( I suppose some of the new stuff will hit Blu-ray from Warner Archive at some point, or at least one hopes.

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Post by Dan » September 1st, 2018, 7:15 am

Batman and Superman animated have just been pulled from Prime.

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Post by ShyViolet » September 1st, 2018, 1:07 pm

Oh, crud. :(
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Post by Ben » September 2nd, 2018, 4:44 am

And this, ultimately, is why online/streaming sucks. You don’t own anything, not even the right to access what you signed up for. Same with these new services, which will no doubt "retire" certain titles as and when they have new promotions, or possibly even remove them completely for whatever trend of the day is happening.

Physical media is where it’s at: it’s real, can’t be taken away, doesn’t get deleted or corrupted (okay, some discs may go bad, but an entire drive's worth of titles won’t go bye-bye overnight), doesn’t buffer or hang, and comes with vastly better encoding, meaning less artefacts and banding and better sound and visual options and quality all around.

And the content is whatever I want it to be, so while I may be paying more (for a superior product) I’m also not shelling out on top of that for a heap of shows and films that I just don’t have any interest in (that, if I was curious, they could remove when I got halfway through anyway)!

Grrrrrr...! ;)

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Post by EricJ » September 2nd, 2018, 3:15 pm

Ben wrote:And this, ultimately, is why online/streaming sucks. You don’t own anything, not even the right to access what you signed up for. Same with these new services, which will no doubt "retire" certain titles as and when they have new promotions, or possibly even remove them completely for whatever trend of the day is happening.

Physical media is where it’s at: it’s real, can’t be taken away, doesn’t get deleted or corrupted (okay, some discs may go bad, but an entire drive's worth of titles won’t go bye-bye overnight), doesn’t buffer or hang, and comes with vastly better encoding, meaning less artefacts and banding and better sound and visual options and quality all around.
One of the reasons DRM digital-purchase movies hung around as long as they did--until the numbers came in seven years later and turned out nobody was buying them from the beginning--was that every argument about "Why the public LOVES digital!" was being muddied with starry-eyed stories about how many people were subscribing to Netflix for "Stranger Things", and how many Emmys Amazon and Hulu had won for Transparent and Handmaid.
(Which was a completely different market that had nothing to do with the argument, but that technical fact flew over the heads of most of the analysts defending it.)

Nowadays, DRM is, if not bankrupt, at least back to the stage-one curiosity it started with, ie. the paper code in your Blu-ray you never get around to redeeming--if the studios think Digital is at "war" with Blu-ray disc, it's pretty clear who just won--and all the studios now that think that "their" money and studio content-control is in following CBS AllAccess' lead and starting their own new corprate-vanity online-streaming channel. Despite the fact that the only reason people still subscribe to Netflix is that they want one coverall service, and don't WANT to subscribe to three or four or five.
Disney's at least seems like it'll have enough actual studio-owned content, but how much DC Animation, CW reruns and Warner movies ARE there for Warner/DC to try branding themselves solo, that couldn't be done for just a modest paywall channel on Amazon?

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Post by gaastra » September 2nd, 2018, 9:17 pm

Not sure how prime does it but vudu you keep all shows and movies you have even after it's no longer on there to buy. My case closed season is still there and the show is no longer on there to buy. Same with my ultimate avengers movie.

Edit-just checked and you can still buy all the dcu shows on amazon prime. But yeah shows and movies won't stay on sites like Netflix and hulu forever. They are like tv stations and will switch them out.

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