#1
Fox just decided to strip bonus materials from DVD rentals. This means that there will be two different versions of movies, one just the film, another with all the bonus features. Do you think this will boost DVD sales when they are pathetically easy to get elsewhere?

http://www.cinemablend.com/dvdnews/Fox-Strips-Bonus-Materials-From-DVD-Rentals-16120.html



"We have developed product variations to feed different consumer consumption models and behaviors. For rental customers, we’re delivering a theatrical experience in the home while promoting upcoming releases; for retail [or sell-through] customers, we’re offering a premium product that expands the entertainment experience of that particular property to further enhance ownership.”


Who are they trying to trick, they just want more money, and less disc burning.
Last edited by bendystraw at Mar 14, 2009,
#4
If I were blockbuster (or any other movie rental store):

1. Go to target/walmart/etc.
2. Buy bulk amount on movie (+1 if on sale)
3.??????
4.PROFIT
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#5
All "let's protect our media by making stuff slightly inaccessible to the public" schemes fail so hard.
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#6
Friiiiik. Where will I use this then?
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Here when we rent a DVD, if it's a two disk, one with the main feature and the other with special features, you only get the one disk. Special features aren't something I'm too fond of anyway.
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Friiiiik. Where will I use this then?

That joke... almost fit.
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That joke... almost fit.

Ughhh so close.
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Here when we rent a DVD, if it's a two disk, one with the main feature and the other with special features, you only get the one disk. Special features aren't something I'm too fond of anyway.



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Wait... every DVD has two discs? That doesn't make sense. Most of the time they have two discs if there are a lot of extra features.
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#14
I never watched the bonus features anyways.
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#15
So? DVDs barely ever have good bonus stuff. I'm not ever going to pick up two DVDs just so I can see the original trailer for the movie.
#16
I'm gonna make a confession here.

I watch movies with the commentary on.
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I'm gonna make a confession here.

I watch movies with the commentary on.


I do that for films I really like and have seen several times.
#19
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I'm gonna make a confession here.

I watch movies with the commentary on.

what......EVERY movie you rent?


serious?


serious!?!?!?!
#20
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Fox just decided to strip bonus materials from DVD rentals. This means that there will be two different versions of movies, one just the film, another with all the bonus features. Do you think this will boost DVD sales when they are pathetically easy to get elsewhere?

http://www.cinemablend.com/dvdnews/Fox-Strips-Bonus-Materials-From-DVD-Rentals-16120.html


Who are they trying to trick, they just want more money, and less disc burning.


We do a lot of DVD copying, so this could pose a problem if they infiltrate Netflix.

But it's obvious they want more money. Rather than renting a movie once they want people to actually buy the movie in order to see all the special stuff. Best part is, many movies don't have squat for bonus features.
#21
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what......EVERY movie you rent?


serious?


serious!?!?!?!

Most movies I rent don't have commentary... neither do most of the movies that I buy.

However, if it's a movie I like and the people who are on the commentary are either funny or have interesting stuff to say about the movie, its making, or other related stuff then I'll listen to it.

I just got the first season of 30 Rock on DVD and there were no extra features... gaaaahhh
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Most movies I rent don't have commentary... neither do most of the movies that I buy.

However, if it's a movie I like and the people who are on the commentary are either funny or have interesting stuff to say about the movie, its making, or other related stuff then I'll listen to it.

I just got the first season of 30 Rock on DVD and there were no extra features... gaaaahhh


ohhhhhhh haha

i thought you meant that you watch every movie with commentary....even on the first sitting.... but yeah...who doesnt watch commentary... the jackass one is pretty funny

i wanna see the one for knocked up.......only if seth rogen does it....
#25
I just buy used DVDs for like $5 which about how much it costs to rent them anyways.
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#26
Well, less stuff for me to delete when I copy their dvds.
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#27
I never watch that crap anyway unless it's for a movie I really love, and even then I hardly do it.
Still a gay thing to by Fox though.
#28
Greedy thing to do but it doesn't bother me. This, like DRM in video games, will only serve to widen the illegal download community.
#29
Ugh who cares, all that bonus crap is well... crap.

I rent a movie to see the movie. Not some unknown 'tard giving his opinion throughout the movie.
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#30
Some movies have commentaries by the actors which can be quite interesting but in general I agree they are pretty much a waste of time.
#31
Heh, I rarely rent DVD's, and I usually never watch the bonus content, so meh.
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