Does anyone know what the relative costs are for movie studios to release movies on single-sided/dual layer discs as opposed to double sided/single layer discs? I’ve seen quite a few older movies released as DSSL with widescreen on one side and full screen on the other. I know Warner Brothers experimented with trying to sell certain titles at a sub-$10 price point. Is this their way of keeping costs down?
I’m interested because, personally, I’m not in favor of the trend as it means clumsy fingered guests have a better chance of smudging something important. I’d gladly pay $.50 more to get a SSDL version of the same movie (not to mention a real DVD case instead of the cardboard style case they use with these same titles).