Have you ever seen a pirated movie?

United States
November 16, 2008 3:52pm CST
My husband works in a not so good neighborhood. There are a couple guys that come into his store on a regular basis trying to sell pirated movies. Usually the quality is awful, sometimes it's in a different language, or there are subtitles in a different language. But sometimes the movies are good quality. My husband bought 2 pirated movies in the past, Happy Feet, and Fantastic 4 Silver Surfer. Both weren't that great of quality, so we ended up buying the real DVD when it came out as well. Whenever his co-workers buy a movie we want to see, we might borrow it. But usually we will buy the DVD once it comes out as well, if we liked it enough. Have you ever watched a pirated movie? Have you ever bought one?
13 responses
@camomom (7535)
• United States
17 Nov 08
No I have never seen or bought a pirated movie. I've heard that they are pretty bad quality and wouldn't want to risk it.
• United States
17 Nov 08
Some of them can be decent quality. We've downloaded some on the computer before, which was free so it didn't matter if the quality was awful or not. Luckily hubby works in an electronics store, so they will test the DVD's before they buy them.
@camomom (7535)
• United States
17 Nov 08
That's cool that he can do that.
• United States
17 Nov 08
He's the manager, so long as the big wigs aren't in the store, he can do whatever he wants, lol. Sometimes it pays to be the boss.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
17 Nov 08
My brother in law is always getting pirated movies. I watched one once and it was not very good. Made me wonder why some one would want to buy it when they can rent it for cheaper.
• United States
17 Nov 08
The ones we buy or borrow from co-workers are the ones that are still in theaters. The movies are usually only $5 a piece, so it's definitly cheaper to buy a pirated version than to see it in theaters. It's sort of just to tide us over until we can buy the actual DVD, or rent it instead of seeing it in theaters.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
17 Nov 08
If you include "shared" that is downloaded movies then yes I have watched many! I was surrounded by teenagers for five or six years. They just loved to hook their externals up to my laptop, then to the big screen TV. Bodies everywhere, watching movies, eating popcorn. I don't know how, but most were really clear. I can only assume the kids have perfected this art LOL
• United States
17 Nov 08
Whether downloaded or purchased off the street, it's hard to get a clear picture. Most of them look like they've been video taped in a theater, sometimes you get people standing up in front of the screen, and sometimes it stops in the middle so the person can replace batteries or tape or something. It's a pain, but it still beats the prices of a movie theater. You pretty much get the same issues in theaters too, sometimes worse.
• United States
16 Nov 08
a lot of times i have, most of the time the quality is bad but if the movie is worth it its cool, but nothing beats the cinema
• United States
16 Nov 08
I like it because it at least gives us a preview of the movie, so that we can wait until it comes out on DVD. We don't go to theaters anymore because of the 5 kids, but we have a 62 inch TV, so it's just as good to watch at home as in theaters.
@GreenMoo (11837)
2 Dec 08
I've never bought a pirated movie, but I've seen a few. The quality is normally pretty poor, but I think the worst one I saw was obviously filmed in a cinema as half way through a bunch of people walked across the screen! Kinda gave it away!
@gemini_rose (16192)
21 Nov 08
Truth? We have them all the time! Unless it is a really special one that we want to add to a collection we never buy the real thing. Where we get them though the guy does them really well and they are as good as the real thing, good quality, great sound and perfect for the kids. Oh and they cost next to nothing to buy.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I'm sure i probably have watched one. my brother in law has a pretty extensive dvd collection and a lot just have the names written on them so i assume they are pirated. i don't remember what the quality was like though. i've never bought a pirated movie. i don't buy movies much period.
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
Have seen a pirated movie? yes. when Im not sure about the movie or never heard I watch it it dvd's but the most awaited ones.. definitely you have to watch it in wide screen. If I bought one? honestly yes. As long as its still good. Besides not all films are being watch in your state. As for me since I love Jdorama, that I cant dl it. I have to buy to a friend of mine whose been selling jdroma DVD's.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Have I ever seen a pirated movie before? Yes, quite a few of them in fact. Have I ever bought one? No. When I lived in the city there were guys outside the laundry mat, check cashing place, and the Dollar General all the time.
@Optimize (201)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
To be honest yes lots :p Whenever i cant reach the movie theatre or its horrible weather outside. I go to this website that i wont mention, that has a HUGE list of movies that are still in the theatres.
@judinbo (312)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 08
now everything is online..i'm just watch a movie from a website and download songs from a website too..no more cd or dvd..
@LifeGuru (923)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
I've seen free movies of some stuff that never came out to theaters yet, but I don't buy them. I go to a friends house to watch out of boredom. Like free movie sites.
• India
16 Nov 08
Ya I have seen many pirated movies.But now I or one of my friends try to buy the original cd of that movie........