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Australia has to wait until 26 December (yoiks!)

Elijah B.
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Dec 9 2012, 5:28am

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So it turns out that, unlike most of the world, Australia won't get to see the Hobbit until 26 December (Boxing Day). Only Poland and Vietnam have to wait longer for the release.

This rather takes the gloss off a viewing, for me at least; after all the build up and anticipation from the movie promotion I don't feel in much of a hurry anymore to see the movie.

"The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful" - Mark Twain.

(This post was edited by Elijah B. on Dec 9 2012, 5:30am)


Metal Slug
Rivendell

Dec 9 2012, 5:33am

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I feel for ya, I find December 14th to have been too late of a date. That is just ridiculous. I understand that international launches must be more difficult, but how hard can it really be? Shocked


Avnar
Lorien


Dec 9 2012, 5:54am

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They are releasing it on Boxing day for no other reason than money. Boxing day is the biggest day for cinema in Australia...

I am a Police Officer and requested this period for leave (well in advance) which was really hard to get off (due to it being the busiest time of year) when I heard that it would be released on the 14th. I was really looking forward to seeing the film with all my friends...now I will be back at work when it comes out Mad

Bummer!


Spencissimus
Lorien

Dec 9 2012, 6:02am

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The Boxing Day movie is a big tradition in my family, and I look forward to continuing it this year with the Hobbit. The only downside is missing out on a huge chunk of the first day of the Boxing Day test. This year, however, the Hobbit'll edge out the cricket Tongue


Olessan
Bree


Dec 9 2012, 6:27am

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Does the same to me. [In reply to] Can't Post


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So it turns out that, unlike most of the world, Australia won't get to see the Hobbit until 26 December (Boxing Day). Only Poland and Vietnam have to wait longer for the release.

This rather takes the gloss off a viewing, for me at least; after all the build up and anticipation from the movie promotion I don't feel in much of a hurry anymore to see the movie.

I was quite angry when I found out how late we'd be getting it; no doubt, it's the fault of Australia's terrible ratings board. There's absolutely no excuse for it to be thirteen days late. Today it's actually more than double the wait everyone else gets.
I talk with some friends in the U.S on a daily basis, and I've managed to convince them to say nothing about the movie for the fortnight difference between premiere days.
(And to add insult to injury, as far as I know there aren't even any midnight showings!)


Joe20
Lorien


Dec 9 2012, 6:39am

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Cricket on boxing day... it's a tradition. But the Hobbit takes precedence Tongue


(This post was edited by Joe20 on Dec 9 2012, 6:40am)


alienorchid
Lorien


Dec 9 2012, 7:34am

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..maybe you should take a trip to NZ, to watch TH and check out some sights! (If only it was that easy!)


DanielLB
Immortal


Dec 9 2012, 10:05am

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Why can't films be released on the same day, worldwide? I see no logical reason at all?

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Asy
The Shire


Dec 9 2012, 11:58am

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I agree! I think that when a film is released, each country should have the same release date. It's only fair! Frown That way, people won't get spoiled as easily as well.

Also, If you're on websites such as Tumblr and people from another country have seen The Hobbit earlier than you because they had an earlier release date, its spoiler heaven!

I'm quite grateful that the UK release is December 13th. However, some countries are not so lucky... Unsure

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Dec 9 2012, 3:11pm

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Don't forget China. ;) [In reply to] Can't Post


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Only Poland and Vietnam have to wait longer for the release.



titanium_hobbit
Rohan


Dec 13 2012, 10:21am

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I just want to see the movie already!!


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