September 18, 2009

Bootleg DVDs

I don't think you should, but if you wanted to buy completely illegal bootleg DVDs, the best place to find them is down in the subway. I knew this dude would be completely pissed off if he knew I took his picture so I waited for the right moment and snapped away.

(Smart Tip of the Day: Try not to take pictures of criminals as they may not take too kindly to your photography and the possibility of being posted on a blog.)

What I liked best about this illicit salesperson is that he had a DVD player so you could see the quality of his wares before purchasing. The criminals in NYC are technologically savvy! I would much, much rather see movies in the theaters than on DVD, but if I had to buy any DVDs right this second of movies in current release, I suppose I would take a copy of Jennifer's Body, The Informant, Paris, Bright Star, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and The Other Man. $5 is way cheaper than $12.50 at the theater and for lots of people this is a viable alternative since they have been priced out of going to the cinema.

7 comments:

B SQUARED said...

I think the prices will be the end of the movies as we knew them. I understand why they charge so much. I just think with all the new tech advances, people will go less and less.

constant gina said...

JB was just sexed up movie for horny teens wanting to see Megan Fox...of course it didnt do as well..

Christopher said...

No kidding, but we didn't pay to get in to see JB so it was ok. I think more than teenagers went to see the Megan Fox movie since it was rated R and a lot of teenagers probably couldn't get in to see it.

Bibi said...

This kind of selling is quite common here, and although illegal, is fairly easy to spot, like right here

Christopher said...

Bibi - it's amazing how that guy seems to have four legs in your photograph.

Ikars said...

Vow, didn't knew there exists music&film piracy in the states!

Christopher said...

It exists in NYC and probably all of the other big cities in the country if not everywhere else you can think of.