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Black Market Movies In Asia Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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BLACK MARKET MOVIES IN ASIA_Nikon D 70 Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr._resized

Black Market Movies In Asia

Nikon D 70 Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.


I love movies. When I buy a movie or pay to see a movie, I want to know, “It is the ‘Real Deal.’” The demand for movies and TV episodes from the West always exceeds the reliable,credible and efficient supply methods into Asia.


The end result always seems to be “The Black Market Movies”, which are rip-offs that can have low-lighting, out of focus cinematography, sound that sometimes has audience reaction in the background and captions they make absolutely no sense at all.


Movies and TV episodes made in Hollywood usually have the “Pirated Movie” video footage and the FBI and Interpol movie warnings at the beginning.


In the Republic of the Philippines, the legitimate movies, always have the warning about unauthorized use results in a fine of several thousand pesos and possible imprisonment for a number of years.


The Black Market Movies usually don’t have the FBI, Interpol or NBI warnings, they usually either go to a screen that allows for Asian language selection or a screen that offers other movies on the DVD that can be played as well as the original.


You do not have to be a law enforcement official, a video technician or a sound engineer to realize that some of the illegal movies have been recorded off of a satellite TV channel and simply burned to disc for mass distribution. The tendency of a satellite TV signal to freeze on screen, during bad weather and the erratic pixelation across the screen are obvious indications that the video was recorded off of a satellite TV signal.


While Hollywood, London, Sydney, Toronto, Calgary and cities in the West seem to have problems getting the legitimate movies shown and distributed in Asian, “The Black Market Movie System” solves the distribution problem by quantity and the speed to have the product ready for viewers to watch or purchase.

In the photograph,the water buffalo is the animal that is found throughout Asia and has become a symbol that represents the countries and nations of the Pacific and the coconut is a reminder of the island cultures of the East.  The plastic CD case is a reminder that the “Black Market Movies” can even be displayed in what seems to be “official” or “legitimate” packaging.


In November 2012, the cast of “The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn, Part 1,” came to Manila to promote the release of Part 2. Today is November 28, 2012, which means “Black Market” copies of the movie should already be “On Sale” in the cities and rural areas throughout Asia. Nikon D 70 Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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  1. Very interesting info!Perfect just what I was searching for!


    December 2, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    • Hugo,

      This topic is still a “work in progress.” It seems to be one of those convoluted issues of life that is like a loose thread. The more you pull the thread, the more things tend to be exposed. Anyway, I’m following the information to see where it leads.



      December 2, 2012 at 9:37 PM

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    December 2, 2012 at 5:29 AM

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    December 2, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    • Brian,

      This is an article I am working. I have heard about it for years. The issue was never “In My Face” until I moved to the Philippines. It just seems that the big studios around the from Europe to Australia do their movies and if they are in English then they figure there is no need to ship the movies past California.

      The Black Market people seem to realize their is a market in Asia, even if the studios of the West don’t. Like I said, I’m working it and trying to figure out why the British, Americans and other Europeans don’t seem to care about shipping movies to Asia.

      The research is still a work in progress — but, I am on it.



      December 2, 2012 at 9:16 PM

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