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Old July 12 2011, 08:27 AM   #1
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Apparently Warner Bros. doesnt think I matter and it pisses me off.

Ok, say what you will about the film Sucker Punch, but I really loved it. I also knew that Snyder had to cut the film down by at least 20 minutes to get a PG-13 cut. So you'd think me being a huge fan of the movie I'd snap the Extended Cut DVD up the second it hit the market.

Except that I don't have a BlueRay player, and apparently Warner Bros. is only catering them now. See if I want to buy the film on DVD I can only buy the theatrical release because they are only putting the extended cut on Blueray.

This confounds me to no end. Why cut out a huge consumer base? Do they think I'm going to blindly buy the movie on DVD no matter what cut of the film it is? (I'm not, actually). This really upsets me because I love the film and I'd love to see it many more times, but I want to see the version Snyder originally put forth and apparently Warners doesn't think I matter enough to give me the option to buy that version.
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Old July 12 2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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Re: Apparently Warner Bros. doesnt think I matter and it pisses me off

I feel the same way about many DVD's but it's all apart of the transition to Blu-Ray now, it's not just Warner Bros. Other studios are making the Blu-Ray special features and extras more exclusive and are excluding things from DVD. It sucks big time and it has kept me from buying more than a handful of movies that I would have normally bought anyways.
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Old July 12 2011, 08:56 AM   #3
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Re: Apparently Warner Bros. doesnt think I matter and it pisses me off

It's not that they think you don't matter so much as they want people to convert to Blu-ray, so they withhold features from DVD to try and lure them in.
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Old July 12 2011, 09:02 AM   #4
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Re: Apparently Warner Bros. doesnt think I matter and it pisses me off

Well it's not gonna work, because as much as I want to see the movie, I'm not buying blueray just to get the extended cut.

And like I said, I ain't buying the standard DVD either.
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Old July 12 2011, 09:08 AM   #5
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Re: Apparently Warner Bros. doesnt think I matter and it pisses me off

Seems to me with a movie like this that is so focused on visual "style" that blu-ray'd be the way to go and that any other format would not do the flick justice.
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Old July 12 2011, 09:38 AM   #6
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Re: Apparently Warner Bros. doesnt think I matter and it pisses me off

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It's not that they think you don't matter so much as they want people to convert to Blu-ray, so they withhold features from DVD to try and lure them in.
Yep. DVDs will slowly be pushed off all the shelves in favor of Blu-Ray, and you'll notice how any of your latest tv/dvd player purchases were almost certainly blu-ray compatible (even if you didn't ask for it).

The funny thing is that it also pushes people into using Netflix Instant Streaming. Blu-Ray brings the price up in comparison to DVD, and Netflix Instant Streaming brings the price down in comparison to DVD.
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Old July 12 2011, 02:03 PM   #7
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Re: Apparently Warner Bros. doesnt think I matter and it pisses me off

Buy a BD-player maybe? They are under $100
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Old July 12 2011, 02:10 PM   #8
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Re: Apparently Warner Bros. doesnt think I matter and it pisses me off

I feel the same way over DVD-only options. Why should I pay money to see someting in Standard Definition when I watched it for free on televison in High Definition?
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Old July 12 2011, 02:43 PM   #9
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Heavens to betsy! What are you ever gonna do in a few short years when they simply stop making DVD's all together? Sorry, I feel for ya...I do, But this is the same thing people were screaming about 10 years ago with the death of the VCR. Technology is moving ahead and you either stay caught up or get left behind, thats the cold honest truth. Blu-ray won the format war and has been around for years now and I don't see it going away any time soon. Now would be as good as time as any to upgrage. You can get a decent player for like $100 bucks these days, though I recommend spending a bit more and just picking up a PS3 as I think it's about the best deal around for a Blu-ray without spending some serious cheddar. Now if you don't have an HDTV...well......I dunno what to tell ya.
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Old July 12 2011, 02:46 PM   #10
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Re: Apparently Warner Bros. doesnt think I matter and it pisses me off

As you apparently conceded, Sucker Punch was a crappy movie. One could hardly blame them for not doing a dual release for an extended cut catering to "fans" of the film.
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Old July 12 2011, 03:19 PM   #11
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Heavens to betsy! What are you ever gonna do in a few short years when they simply stop making DVD's all together? Sorry, I feel for ya...I do, But this is the same thing people were screaming about 10 years ago with the death of the VCR. Technology is moving ahead and you either stay caught up or get left behind, thats the cold honest truth. Blu-ray won the format war and has been around for years now and I don't see it going away any time soon. Now would be as good as time as any to upgrage. You can get a decent player for like $100 bucks these days, though I recommend spending a bit more and just picking up a PS3 as I think it's about the best deal around for a Blu-ray without spending some serious cheddar. Now if you don't have an HDTV...well......I dunno what to tell ya.
Pretty much this. Hell, my Best Buy barely even has a DVD section anymore. 90% of the movies on their shelves are Blu-Rays.

They're not trying to alienate the DVD-buyers. They're trying to eliminate DVDs altogether.
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Old July 12 2011, 04:08 PM   #12
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You should feel lucky. They didn't release the movie at all on BetaMax!!
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Old July 12 2011, 04:10 PM   #13
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Re: Apparently Warner Bros. doesnt think I matter and it pisses me off

Oddly enough, I first noticed this with Where the Wild Things Are...the blu ray for that had way more extras than the DVD, some of it the sort of thing that used to be standard for DVDs (commentary track, for example).

So, its been happenin' for awhile now, and you're just now noticin', so good for you, but its time to upgrade.

And deflate your ego a bit, too, 'cause it ain't all about you. There isn't a single studio executive anywhere who sits in their office with your picture on a dart board. And no one asked the question, "Just how can we fuck up Aldo's whole day today?"
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Old July 12 2011, 04:35 PM   #14
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Indeed. The cry baby attitude among consumer's is getting old. I've heard this all before among friends. If you want to watch the latest and greatest new thing, it's gonna cost ya! Companies can't be expected to produce out of date products forever. If that were the case my VCR, cassette tapes, Walkman, Atari 2600, NES, SNES, N64, Game Cube, PS2, and XBox would all have alot less dust on them. But guess what, they got old. Don't mean they weren't great in their day, they were. And I still break them, dust them off, and play them from time to time. But in the end, they got replaced by the next big thing, and I'm fine with that. I don't bitch that I can't get new games for my PS2. I saved up and got a PS3, a 360, A couple HDTV's, a Blu-ray player, an iPod, a DVR, etc. I'm sure in some years I will have to repeat the cycle all over again and buy all new stuff, and I'm fine with that cause that's just how the world works.
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Old July 12 2011, 05:03 PM   #15
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It's not that they think you don't matter so much as they want people to convert to Blu-ray, so they withhold features from DVD to try and lure them in.
This.

I had no desire to buy a blu ray either. I was content to let the Blu Ray generation pass me by until the next format upgrade. However, for Christmas '09 my sister and her husband got me Terminator Salvation and Watchmen on Blu Ray. They thought I'd have one. I smiled, thanked them and didn't say anything to the contrary.

I also got a $50 Target gift card from my parents that year and with my birthday in March my brother got me a $25 Target gift card. He was wise to me not having a Blu Ray so in fairness he knew what he was contributing to. Caught a Target sale some weeks later and a new Blu Ray in '10 cost me out of pocket $80. Sale+Gift Cards=Sony Blu Ray.
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