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simultaneous release
/sˌaɪməltˈeɪniəs ɹɪlˈiːs/
noun
the practice of releasing a film or other form of media across multiple platforms, such as in theaters, on streaming services, and on physical media, all at the same time
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Blu-ray Disc
/blˈuːɹˈeɪ dˈɪsk/
noun
a particular kind of DVD on which large amounts of high-definition video and data can be stored
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digital distribution
/dˈɪdʒɪɾəl dˌɪstɹɪbjˈuːʃən/
noun
the delivery of digital media, such as films or music, through electronic means, such as the Internet, mobile networks, or satellite
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DVD
/dˌiːvˌiːdˈiː/
noun
a type of disc used to store a lot of files, games, music, videos, etc.
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late release
/lˈeɪt ɹɪlˈiːs/
noun
a film that is released later than its intended release date or later than the typical release window for films of its genre or budget range
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trailer
/ˈtɹeɪɫɝ/
noun
a selection from different parts of a movie, TV series, games, etc. shown before they become available to the public
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limited release
/lˈɪmɪɾᵻd ɹɪlˈiːs/
noun
the practice of showing a movie in a small number of theaters initially, usually in major cities, before gradually expanding to wider distribution
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wide release
/wˈaɪd ɹɪlˈiːs/
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the distribution of a film to a large number of theaters nationwide or globally, as opposed to a limited release in only a few theaters
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roadshow theatrical release
/ɹˈoʊdʃoʊ θiːˈætɹɪkəl ɹɪlˈiːs/
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a method of film distribution where a film is premiered in a limited number of theaters and then gradually expands to more theaters over time
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VHS
/vˈiː ˈeɪtʃ ˈɛs/
noun
a popular home video format in the 1980s and 1990s
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ultra HD Blu-ray
/ˈʌltɹə ˌeɪtʃdˈiː blˈuːɹˈeɪ/
noun
a high-definition optical disc format designed for 4K and HDR content
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digital copy
/dˈɪdʒɪɾəl kˈɑːpi/
noun
a version of a film or video that has been converted into a digital format for distribution or viewing on digital platforms
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censorship
/ˈsɛnsɝˌʃɪp/
noun
the act or policy of eliminating or prohibiting any part of a movie, book, etc.
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home video
/hˈoʊm vˈɪdɪoʊ/
noun
the distribution of films or television shows on physical media such as VHS tapes, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs, for use and consumption in private homes
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VCD
/vˈiː sˈiː dˈiː/
noun
a type of disc that can store video and audio content, and was used in the past as a more affordable option than DVDs
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television
/ˈteləvˌɪʒən/
noun
an electronic device with a screen that receives television signals, on which we can watch programs
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home theater
/hˈoʊm θˈiəɾɚ/
noun
an entertainment system with television and sound equipment designed to create an experience which is similar to being in a movie theater
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premiere
/pɹɛˈmɪɹ/
noun
the first public screening or performance of a movie or play
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preview
/ˈpɹivˌju/
noun
the showing of a movie, play, exhibition, etc. to a selected audience before its public release
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release
/ɹiˈɫis/
noun
a product such as a new movie, video game, etc. made available to the public
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screening
/ˈskɹinɪŋ/
noun
an instance of showing a motion picture, video, or TV program
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still
/ˈstɪɫ/
noun
a single shot taken from a motion picture, especially one used for documentation or advertisement
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master
/ˈmæstər/
noun
an original version of a movie, document, recording, etc. from which copies can be made
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3D film
/θɹˈiː dˈiː fˈɪlm/
noun
a motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception, hence making the images appear three-dimensional, using stereoscopic projection
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subtitle
/ˈsəbˌtaɪtəɫ/
noun
transcribed or translated words of the narrative or dialogues of a movie or TV show, appearing at the bottom of the screen to help deaf people or those who don't understand the language
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counterprogramming
/kˈaʊntɚpɹˌoʊɡɹæmɪŋ/
noun
an alternative programming scheduled at the same time as a popular event to attract a different audience
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18
/ˈeɪtiːn/
noun
a number labeled on a movie or game indicating that it should be watched or played by people who are 18 years old or older
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rating
/ˈɹeɪtɪŋ/
noun
a number or letter that indicates how old should someone be in order to be able to play a game or watch a motion picture
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parental guidance
/pɚɹˈɛntəl ɡˈaɪdəns/
noun
a label indicating that some parents might find the content of the motion picture not suitable for their children's view
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spoiler alert
/spˈɔɪlɚɹ ɐlˈɜːt/
noun
a warning given before the important plot points of a movie, book, game, etc. are revealed
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PG-13
/pˈiː dʒˈiː θˈɜːtiːn/
noun
a film rating category established by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) indicating that some material may not be suitable for children under 13 years old
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