I went to a dvd store on jianshe lu and asked them why no movies. They said that if I don't see movies in their store by the end of this month, it won't be until end september/october that we will be able to buy movies. I guess it's the same for every store.
I didn't want to ask to many questions so thats all I know.
Sorry, I don't have info about car fines.
Cuz people prefer to watch online,only few people buy DVD.
The order came from the top (Beijing to Kunming officials). No pirated DVD's. Real DVD's cost 20-40 per disk. So you can buy some DVD's but only the real thing. Most of the shops will have to close because very,very few are buying the real DVD's (pirated cost from 5 to about 10 yuan). I believe that some dignities are coming to Kunming soon. Maybe in September so they are trying to make Kunming look better and trying to hide some of the bad things. After September it will probably go back to business as usual.
My local DVD shop now opens after nightfall.
It's nice that the government is trying to protect the income of those Chinese and Hollywood movie stars.
The shop that buys used Bai Jiu bottles so they can fill them with fake Bai jiu is still open every day. Seeing the amount of bai jiu these officials drink I think they need to get their priorities in order.
I'd pay ¥20-40 for a DVD (well, more like ¥20) as they're usually good "copies" vs the fuzzy washed out, people strolling in front of the camera stuff one downloads from the internet.
I download from the internet, but it's necessary to wait for a good file that is a DVD Rip. Don't settle for the file that somebody filmed in a theater.
Try the dvd shop at 66 Yuan Tong Lu, just West of Yuantong Temple.
I have also noticed that a lot of game arcades have shut down. Same reason maybe?
The one next to the Police Station in WenLinJie area has reopened, albeit with a reduced stock and behind a facade selling something else!