Want DVD bonus features? You'd better purchase instead of rent

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#1

Want DVD bonus features? You’d better purchase instead of rent.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/12/pwNjrs.jpg[/newsimage]It used to be that when you rented a film on DVD or Blu-ray Disc, you would get access to the same content as those who had purchased a copy. Now, it appears that bonus features like outtakes and cast interviews may be a thing of the past thanks to some new merchandising initiatives from movie studios.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/want-dvd-bonus-features-youd-better-purchase-instead-of-rent-37637/](http://www.myce.com/news/want-dvd-bonus-features-youd-better-purchase-instead-of-rent-37637/)


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#2

I smell a class-action lawsuit in the making…


#3

I’ll bet the stupid ads are and movie trailers are still there. You probably can’t skip them either. You should be able to put the disc in and immediately play the MOVIE.


#4

This is old news by about a year.


#5

Like CDan said they have been doing this for quite a while now on some disc’s but it looks
like all of the rental disc’s will be that way very soon. I know that the Hastings video and
book store here has had the no bonus feature DVD’s for quite a while if it says Rental on
the disc then it has no bonus features except for maybe the previews.

The Red Box kiosks has started having the same thing Rental printed on the disc and so
no bonus features on them either. It doesn’t really bother me in the least bit not to have
any of the bums stuff when I rent a disc as if I like the movie I go and buy the retail disc
and that way I still get to see the bonus stuff. If I don’t like the movie then all I’m out is
the rental fee so it’s not a big deal to me what the studios do about the bonus features. :disagree:


#6

Does this mean that for rental DVDs the entire capacity of the disc is allocated to the movie - does that make it better quality in comparison to retail copies that squeeze a whole bunch of garbage on the DVD?

In Oz, it seems like most new retail DVDs are heading towards Movie on one disc, and extras on a second disc.


#7

To be honest I rarely look at the extras anyway.

Blooper reels can be entertaining if they’re exceptional but a lot of the time they’re only a curiosity.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#8

[QUOTE=debro;2562609]Does this mean that for rental DVDs the entire capacity of the disc is allocated to the movie - does that make it better quality in comparison to retail copies that squeeze [B]a whole bunch of garbage[/B] on the DVD?[/QUOTE]

Ditto :iagree:

[QUOTE=Wombler;2562614]To be honest I rarely look at the extras anyway.

Blooper reels can be entertaining if they’re exceptional but a lot of the time they’re only a curiosity.

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]

… and ditto again :bigsmile:

When I backup my movies, I get rid of everything but the movie… all the rest is totally useless and a huge waste of time, mostly when I have to wait for a long time to access the menu (very often this feature is locked, so there is no way to start the movie directly :Z:Z)


#9

[QUOTE=debro;2562609]Does this mean that for rental DVDs the entire capacity of the disc is allocated to the movie - does that make it better quality in comparison to retail copies that squeeze a whole bunch of garbage on the DVD?

In Oz, it seems like most new retail DVDs are heading towards Movie on one disc, and extras on a second disc.[/QUOTE]

Most of the disc’s I have rented in the last few months have all the capacity devoted
to the main movie and the previews. Where the retail disc is something like 7.9GB in
size the rental version is only maybe 4.1 - 5.5GB in size or less.

There is quite a few new movies coming out that has the main movie on 1 disc and the
bonus features on a second disc here also. I have noticed those disc’s are anywhere in
the 3.6GB to 4.8GB size on the main movie disc unless it is a long movie to start with
then I’ve seen the main movie disc hit 6.9 to 7.4GB in size.


#10

To be honest, I and most people I know would be perfectly happy if even a retail DVD contains the movie and nothing but the movie. :slight_smile:

In fact, as far as I’m aware of, the vast majority of pirated movies online don’t include the bonus features, never mind the trailers.


#11

All they’re doing here is pissing everyone off. I smell piracy on the rise.


#12

Most of the time the “Extras” are fluff… if you remember, Audio Cds used to have album art & other stuff “ON THE DISC” too as an incentive to buy… mp3s & jpgs were included in some releases in the napster days, but it wasn’t anything to write home about. The same is largely true with movies. There are rare exceptions, but if that’s the case, there are ways of obtaining the “full disc” over the internet in the “iso” form of dvd/blu ray format.