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- Mar 11, 2008
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RM20 to watch a Hollywood movie?
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians will have to pay more to watch Hollywood films in the cinemas if a proposal by the Malaysian Film Producers Association is accepted by the government.
The association wants the ticket price for Hollywood movies to be hiked to protect local feature films.
Its president, Ahmad Puad Onah, said the higher ticket prices was among proposals the association would submit to the National Film Development Corporation soon.
"Our members agree that only by hiking the admission price of Hollywood movies will Malaysians go to watch local movies."
He said although the local film industry had been on an upward trend over the past two years, the current economic uncertainties had stunted growth.
"All six local films released during the school holidays have under-performed.
"One of the reasons cited for the poor performance is that they had to compete against Hollywood blockbusters."
The films -- Wayang, Selamat Pagi Cinta, Antoo Fighter, Los & Faun, Cicakman 2: Planet Hitam and Histeria -- had to compete against Hollywood big-budget movies such as The Day The Earth Stood Still, Bolt, Twilight and Madagascar 2.
Antoo Fighter and Cicakman 2: Planet Hitam, which had been expected to be a hit, failed to score with movie-goers, he said.
so korang nak tgk cerita hollywood ke..cerita melayu....