Commercial Break: Tedium - the real price of dodgy DVDs

2 December 2011

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.

TOPICS:   Gadgets   Technology


  • JonB
    I thought child labour was caused by buying cheap clothes from discount stores and supermarkets?
  • heywood j.
    It's only a "few dollars" for the real thing there, so why bother pirating ?
  • Dick
    > Blocks of heroin are prepared in dimly-lit warehouses alongside copies of The Hangover Part II That is just to help viewers get to the end of the film though.
  • Alexis
    The only victims are the punters who go home and find out that the dodgy DVD they've just bought is completely blank! Did nobody think of them???
  • The B.
    Why on earth would you pay someone else to download it for you? She deserves everything she gets, lazy cow.
  • A W.
    It is all true. Sadly the market for heroin and otehr drugs is not profitable, our customers are too fussy and demand only the best at prices. This means that we lose money on each kilo! I have had to turn to the pirate DVD market in order to keep my business going in these hard economic times. Obviously I must still sell the coke, crack, weed etc at huge losses so that my valued customers. I am unsure why I still do this but as the advert is totally factual I contunure in this frutless drug trade. My friends in the murder and kidnap gangs are also reliant on the pirate DVD trade to subsidise them.

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