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Monday, 11 March 2013

A Simple Request To All Cinemagoers...

Cinemagoers of the world,

It has come to my attention, that too many of you seem to think that it is perfectly acceptable, to talk and text/use your mobile phones, when in a cinema.

It isn't!

It really pisses people off.

We pay to be entertained by the film, not by your never-ending desire to constantly update your status on Twitter every five milliseconds, or check whether your other-half has left you a message asking you to pick-up something for your sprogs after the film's ended.

A cinema audiotoria is NOT your front room.

It is NOT a space for you to do as you please. You don't get to remove your shoes, or scoff large side-orders of cheesy nachos, nor put your feet-up on the back of another seat, and you absolutely do NOT have the right to use your mobile phone - at anytime during the film, for any reason, ever.

This is a space meant for one thing, and one thing only:


So, if you are the kind of socially-inept, knuckle-dragging ingrate who thinks it's ok to "just check my phone", or give everyone a quick pre-cursor to which other films the person onscreen has been in, please do the rest of us a favour, and kindly stay the fuck at home! You may think you are being cool, or clever, but you aren't. You're being deeply, deeply retarded!

In a cinema, there are unwritten rules: a code of conduct, if you will. The rules are simple...

Please abide by this code! If not, then this is what will happen to you...


I trust this makes things amply clear.

Cinemas: a place to be entertained by the majesty of the movies, and nothing more!

Thank You For Reading!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Indecisions, Indecisions, Indecisions! It's Yet Another Arrow Debacle!

Oh Arrow, why, oh why, do you keep on doing this?!

I thought I wouldn't have to complain about you again, but each time I think you've stopped fucking things up, you come back with more problems, and more mistakes, and you make it so easy for me to bash you! Although this may surprise you, I don't enjoy slagging you off, but then if you didn't keep making such a hash of everything, I wouldn't be constantly slating you on the Internet.

So, regular readers will know that we had the ZOMBIE FLESH-EATERS "missing six seconds" debacle (see this  link  here), and at first, you denied it.

Then it was proved, you did know about. Then you claimed the missing footage was on the disc, until someone proved beyond doubt, that it wasn't on it, and you hadn't included it!

Then, you said we'd have to pay to get replacements, at £5 per disc...

...Then you back-tracked, and said replacements would be sent out on a like-for-like basis, for free. We send you a faulty copy in. You send us a complete, fully-functioning replacement back.

Then you said, we should return our discs, without proof of purchase, because you wanted to make sure that only people who had the faulty discs, returned them, and we would be sent back the corrected ones. You did this, because you claimed more people asked for a new, corrected THE BEYOND disc, than actually bought it. (Or, that's what you claim, though how you can prove this, I don't know...)

We followed your instructions. We didn't send you proof-of-purchase, and corrected discs for ZOMBIE FLESH-EATERS started being sent out to your customers.

Now, you've changed your mind... again!

Now, according to this  link  here, you DO want people to send-in proof of purchase, as well as the faulty disc. But, and here's the clincher, whilst you can't refund whatever costs purchasers incur to send the faulty disc back to you, which is fair enough, you will now send them a free DVD as compensation.... but only, if you can provide proof of purchase!

Compare that to what you previously stated, and it seems, that your indecision to make up your fucking minds, is screwing your remaining customers out of both a replacement disc, AND a free film.

I could have sent you proof of postage.

I could have gotten a free film, as a way of you apologising to me, for your continual screw-ups. That would have been very nice. But, no! Instead, you just continually knife your customers in the back yet again, change the rules, and make them more preferential for people who haven't returned their faulty discs back yet....

Or it is preferential, as long as you have proof of purchase.

You see, the rule changes actually now mean people who can no longer provide proof of purchase, get screwed-over twice. If you can't supply it, or no longer have proof of purchase, then I'm afraid, you lose out on the freebie disc, namely Paul Naschy's THE MAN WITH THE SEVERED HEAD, and more importantly, you can no longer apply to get a replacement disc either!

Basically, you're totally fucked! Thanks Arrow! That's mighty generous of you!

To those of you who returned their faulty discs promptly, and have had a replacement disc, or are awaiting a replacement disc, then I suggest that you e-mail or telephone Arrow at:

Telephone:  01923-858-306 (from within the UK) or 0044-1923-858-306 (from outside of the UK)

and if you can supply proof of purchase to them, explain to them that if you do send it in, you would very much like a copy of the free film, for your troubles. (You'd better tell them whether you've had the replacement ZOMBIE FLESH-EATERS disc or not, just in case.) Oh, and there's now a time-delay on this offer. Everyone has until the end of March 2013. After that, the offer ends, and you'll get nothing, nada, zip, jack shit, whether you could have gotten a replacement disc (and/or free film), or not! And the free film offer is for UK customers only.

So, there you go folks! Arrow don't like you when they get things wrong. Arrow don't like you when you are prompt in returning a faulty item to them, at your expense (and time). But if you are lazy and delay in sending stuff back to them, you will be rewarded for your slothness, by not being able to get a replacement disc, nor a free film. I seriously cannot understand what Arrow are playing at. Their constant indecisions, poor PR and feedback, and general attitude of "you're not important to us, once we have your money" really pisses people off. People, like me!

And Arrow wonder why people like me, give companies like them, such a hard-time. Get your goddam act together, Arrow! You're not doing yourselves, or your few remaining customers any favours!