The Local markets here in Dwarka, New Delhi are flooded with pirated movie CDs and DVDs. But that’s not news. Those pirated CDs and DVDs are everywhere in every city. What is new is something called a DVD9. A DVD with around 25 to 30 movies in one at the cost of around INR 200 which is negotiable.

I don’t know if these are pirated or not but in all probability they are unless these movie producers have let go of their copyright. Seems to be made in some South-Asian countries from the various stuff written in those script on it.

The various collections are pretty interesting, I bought a best of Robert D’niro. They have best of Tom Cruise, they have a Gangster movie collection which has all these Martin Scorcesse movies, they have Julia Roberts collection, Walt Disney animation collection. But what is even more interesting is they have something called ‘Korean romance collection’ ‘French drama collection’.

So its obvious that the piracy industry is growing by the day and they definitely have nexus with the police. But here’s the thing. Why can’t they sell us the originals at little less price. An original English movie DVD costs around INR 500. Do they really incur that much cost in making them? How come Moserbear can sell them for INR 40-50 then?

The piracy industry would stay as long as the original’s cost won’t go down. Why would anybody pay such huge cost if they can access to have such cheap substitutes and the quality ain’t bad either you know.


6 thoughts on “DVD9

  1. hey nice post, i stay in bangalore, here we have a place called National Market, you can get all sorts of pirated and smuggled stuff starting from tech gadgets to books, pens, chocolates…..

    Well don’t you think , using piracy, companies can market their product better, i mean the brand name!


  2. I don’t think Moserbaer is pirating them. They recently acquired rights for thousand of titles and it is one of the largest company too in manufacturing storage CDs. Maybe this leads to reducing their retail costs.


  3. The question that you have asked is, why would anyone buy an original when pirated ones are so reasonably priced? Well the answer lies in work of art in original and work of art in copy.
    This pricay industry is being lead by gangsters so the more we buy these pirated produts the more rich we are making them.
    I also usually buy pirated CDs to save my money unless the film is a real work of art or a collector’s item.


  4. @seema,

    Oh no Moser Bear is NOT into piracy, did I give that impression in my post..? Sorry about that

    I cited Moser bear as an example how these original works can be sold in much less price…

    My point is the originals are overpriced, unless that price goes down even the most law abiding people would buy a pirated stuff without feeling guilty.


    Can we be sure there is no Gangster money in other industries? Bollywood for one? we don’t stop watching movies do we?


  5. I get the same for 55 bucks (negotiable too :| ) They’re made in Malaysia, Thailand etc going from the marking on the cd’s.

    Their plus point is the sheer variety. No way you can get the originals all-in-one coz the copyright belongs to different studios. And one will end up paying an insane price for them (e.g. BOND set at 1999/- !!!)

    And since I get really old movies, I don’t bother about copyright. Recently got Guns of Navarone, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Bridge on River Kwai and other oldies…some of them in Hindi :o


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