Star Wars - The Mandalorian

Star Wars - The Mandalorian

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Bullett

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9,167 posts

132 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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Looks potentially interesting. Live action TV series.
Pedro Pascal as the lead (hope he remembers his helmet this time).
Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog(acting!), Nick Nolte and Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring from Breaking Bad) and others.
Some decent directors as well.

And with a Cassian Andor series coming looks like Disney are trying to make a decent fist of Star Wars after the massive balls up of TLJ.

Only problem is it's only going on the Disney+ streaming service. Can't see a Disney only service rivaling the variety of Sky/Netflix/Amazon so probably one for dedicated Disney heads only. I suspect it will be strongly available via alternative sources if Disney don't let others license it. As far as I can tell it looks US only initially with no stated plans for the rest of the world.
No pricing available either although lower than Netflix is expected.

bloomen

2,982 posts

107 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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It's going to have the st pirated out of it. Disney would be throwing money away by not giving it more outlets but I guess that's not how they think.

That cast is weird enough to be intriguing.

Bullett

Original Poster:

9,167 posts

132 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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I just read that Disney makes something like $300m p.a. licensing stuff to other providers. They are stopping that when D+ launches, seems crazy.

But yeah, it's going to be the new GoT!

P-Jay

9,059 posts

139 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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I got given a Disney+ 3 month sub with, something, I forget what. The App on Apple TV was fairly terrible (at the time) and well, it's a backlog of old Disney films, but not all of them - a bit like Netflix really, you could find a lot of the straight to DVD sequels, but not all of the really big Cinema releases.

I won't buy it, I got fed up of paying Sky £90 a month at it's peak and sacked them off, only to slowly creep up close to that figure again with NowTV, Netflix, Prime and Virgin for the fibre and terrestrial channels.

EDIT, My mistake, I had Disney Life, which was the forerunner to Disney+, but looks the same content wise, Star Wars was on Disney LIfe< i'm sure it'll be on RARBG soon enough.

Mandalore

1,584 posts

61 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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I’ll be watching it.

P-Jay

9,059 posts

139 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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Bullett said:
I just read that Disney makes something like $300m p.a. licensing stuff to other providers. They are stopping that when D+ launches, seems crazy.

But yeah, it's going to be the new GoT!
Netflix has an annual revenue of $12bn and makes $600m a year and they pretty much didn't exist 10 years ago (not under their current model anyway).

I think Disney are seeing the way the wind is blowing, Cinema might go through peaks, but Digital rentals are on their arse, too many consumers can stream illegally or torrent films, sometimes weeks before a film is officially available on iTunes or DVD, whereas streaming services are growing massively because of their all you can eat pricing.

Still, I won't buy it because I don't really like Disney stuff.

Bullett

Original Poster:

9,167 posts

132 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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The netflix model is very good. It's cheap enough and there is enough choice for everyone.
Disney are self limiting, only disney, no adult stuff.
You'd have to be a major fan to sub to a disney only service unless its very cheap. To cut off other services to effectively force people over to your service, I can't see it working out.
I have NowTV (on and off as needed), Netflix, Amazon plus FTA and all the catch up services. I'm crippled by choice as it is, D+ would need to be pretty compelling for me to drop one of the others.

zb

1,368 posts

112 months

Monday 15th April
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Sneak peek, looks interesting. Although, apologies in advance for all the audible nerdgasm outbursts.

https://youtu.be/l0dhPm3vbyE

Mansells Tash

5,447 posts

154 months

Monday 15th April
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zb said:
Sneak peek, looks interesting. Although, apologies in advance for all the audible nerdgasm outbursts.

https://youtu.be/l0dhPm3vbyE
I'm in!

Like the look of that. When is Series 1 dropping?

Carl_Manchester

5,594 posts

210 months

Monday 15th April
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Bullett said:
The netflix model is very good. It's cheap enough and there is enough choice for everyone.
Disney are self limiting, only disney, no adult stuff.
You'd have to be a major fan to sub to a disney only service unless its very cheap. To cut off other services to effectively force people over to your service, I can't see it working out.
I have NowTV (on and off as needed), Netflix, Amazon plus FTA and all the catch up services. I'm crippled by choice as it is, D+ would need to be pretty compelling for me to drop one of the others.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays
out but should keep in mind that Disney plus will eventually contain all Fox movies content, Fox TV, FX tv and national geo.

It will be creating a huge death star of a streaming service albeit limited in its initial
offering.

By offering the first 22 series of the simpsons from launch Disney plus will ring bells with a certain UK satellite service.



AshVX220

4,202 posts

138 months

Tuesday 16th April
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Mansells Tash said:
zb said:
Sneak peek, looks interesting. Although, apologies in advance for all the audible nerdgasm outbursts.

https://youtu.be/l0dhPm3vbyE
I'm in!

Like the look of that. When is Series 1 dropping?
The link said Nov 12th 2019 (but that may just be a US release, assuming they delay by a day for the UK or something, as they can't have anyone getting it before the US).

SpeedBash

1,665 posts

135 months

Tuesday 16th April
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zb said:
Sneak peek, looks interesting. Although, apologies in advance for all the audible nerdgasm outbursts.

https://youtu.be/l0dhPm3vbyE
Stormtrooper: We have you 4 to 1

Mandalorian: I like those odds!

smile


FourWheelDrift

78,655 posts

232 months

Cotty

34,382 posts

232 months

Saturday 24th August
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Looking forward to this.

daddy cool

3,552 posts

177 months

Saturday 24th August
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That looks like it could be fking brilliant!

petemurphy

5,691 posts

131 months

Saturday 24th August
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whatever its on they can take my money looks awesome!

Lord.Vader

2,245 posts

87 months

Saturday 24th August
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Can’t wait.

Halb

50,332 posts

131 months

Saturday 24th August
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Hmm, looks like it can go either way to me.

IG-88 (if it's him) looks cool.

The baddie from Jack Reacher has an excellent voice.

hmm, so carbon freezing referenced in the first trailer...this is post TESB then, and freezing people is a thing?

Will the titular character be mute? Will they give him that bland kiwi accent? To little info to know if this will be a dud or shot out of the park. The suits behind Disney Star Wars are very hit and miss.

Bullett

Original Poster:

9,167 posts

132 months

Saturday 24th August
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Looks good.
Going to have to sort thier distribution out asap as I can see this being pirated more than GoT.

bloomen

2,982 posts

107 months

Saturday 24th August
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Halb said:
Will the titular character be mute?
He's nattering away in the leaked thing.

This will without a doubt be the world's most pirated piece of video especially if Disney don't launch their service everywhere at once. I haven't seen any mention of it at all for UK punters.