Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ben Sin: Going to the movies sucks in Hong Kong

Every time I walk by a Hong Kong bus stop and see an ad for some crappy Katherine Hiegl movie I get mad.

The film distributors have done it again.

There are about half a dozen film distributors in Hong Kong and these companies decide what and when we see what we see on the big screen.

The movie industry is a business and releasing films that sell is the primary goal.

It functions under a rather simple rating system, as a PR for local distributor Golden Scene told me.

"We have to determine which films will draw audiences in Hong Kong," she said.

The problem is the system is based on subjective opinion. And the decisions made by local distributors are usually off.

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