Commercial Break: Tedium - the real price of dodgy DVDs
Do folk still even buy counterfeit DVDs these days? We were led to believe that it’s all newsgroups these days (according to some teenagers we overheard in a bus shelter recently). Maybe, maybe not.
Ahyhoo, this American anti-piracy infomessage shines a light on the murky world of dodgy DVDs. ‘Is this real?’ asks the woman purchaser, unsure as to whether she’s really holding a hooky copy of The Smurfs or whether she’s existing in a dream state.
We then travel inside her eyeball to find out just what the real cost of piracy is. Blocks of heroin are prepared in dimly-lit warehouses alongside copies of The Hangover Part II. A woman loses her menial job at a Hollywood studio (we don’t see any evidence of executives ramming coke up all available body-holes though).
Meanwhile, a child is sewing, presumably making special garments that can accommodate hidden video cameras, so that the latest blockbusters can be released on DVD ASAP. Gang violence is introduced into the mix – owning a high-grade DVD of Happy Feet Two before any other gang has it can be a major source of conflict.
Emerging from inside her own eyeball, the woman purchaser has been educated – she realizes that Hollywood blockbusters are all shite and vows to go and buy a Breaking Bad box set instead.