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Old December 16 2008, 03:29 AM   #1
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Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

I don't give one flying fuck about digital copies of your movies, so stop increasing the price of your DVD's based on the idea of including them.

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Old December 16 2008, 04:04 AM   #2
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

What?!?!?!? It's an outrage! I refuse to buy any DVDs!!!

...of course, I never buy DVDs. Why buy a DVD when Netflix will rent it cheap? All DVDs do is get underfoot and practically nothing is worth watching twice anyway. Damn few things are even worth watching once.
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Old December 16 2008, 04:18 AM   #3
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

T'Baio wrote: View Post
I don't give one flying fuck about digital copies of your movies, so stop increasing the price of your DVD's based on the idea of including them.

Sincerely,

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And stop claiming the digital copy as an extra disk of content!

Hell, the digital copy isn't even on the disk. I decided to put the digital copy of the CLONE WARS movie on my computer just to see what it was like. You punch in the security code and the actual movie downloads from the iTunes store!
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Old December 16 2008, 04:29 AM   #4
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

Of course the digital copy is extra content! Just like how the menu screen is a bonus feature!!!
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Old December 16 2008, 04:43 AM   #5
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

Temis the Red-Nosed Vorta wrote: View Post
What?!?!?!? It's an outrage! I refuse to buy any DVDs!!!

...of course, I never buy DVDs. Why buy a DVD when Netflix will rent it cheap? All DVDs do is get underfoot and practically nothing is worth watching twice anyway. Damn few things are even worth watching once.

You almost were on topic there. You did mention DVDs, which is part of the topic. So you were 10% there.
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Old December 16 2008, 05:45 AM   #6
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

Yeah I had that with TIH, I tried to put it on my computer and itunes pops up...WTF. Besides. I dont need no stinking digital copy. I just take my favorite dvd ripping software and BAM...there is my digital copy...
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Old December 16 2008, 02:44 PM   #7
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

No matter how bad we think the bonus features are, the studios would still probably charge the same price for the special edition with or without the digital copy. I don't like the digital copy idea, and I won't go out of my way to support it, but if I decide that the other bonus features I'm getting are worth it, then I will not boycott the DVD just to make an ineffective point.
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Old December 16 2008, 05:49 PM   #8
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

I haven't been following this closely. Are the studios actually charging more for DVDs with a DRM-infested digital copy of the movie on the disc that may or may not work on your media player of choice? Just browsing through Amazon, I didn't see anything too out of the ordinary as far as pricing goes, but I wasn't looking for it specifically.

I didn't think they were, but it wouldn't surprise me at all.
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Old December 16 2008, 06:41 PM   #9
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

Aragorn wrote: View Post
Of course the digital copy is extra content! Just like how the menu screen is a bonus feature!!!
Or "scene/chapter selection". When I see that on the back of a DVD, I snap it up right away.
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Old December 16 2008, 07:40 PM   #10
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

You do realize that the price of DVDs have gone up $3 before they started adding the D-copy? From $15 to $18 for a new movie. You do realize that they have about 5 different versions of the same movie? So you can buy what you want.

So instead of buying some movies, buy yourself a drink.
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Old December 16 2008, 09:08 PM   #11
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You do realize that the price of DVDs have gone up $3 before they started adding the D-copy? From $15 to $18 for a new movie.
I dont understand why are the studios raising the price of DVDs during a recession? Does not seem to be a wise business move.
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Old December 16 2008, 09:50 PM   #12
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

Yeah, digital copies of movies on Digital Video Disks is an oxymoron.
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Old December 16 2008, 11:44 PM   #13
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

Falcor5 wrote: View Post
bigdaddy wrote: View Post
You do realize that the price of DVDs have gone up $3 before they started adding the D-copy? From $15 to $18 for a new movie.
I dont understand why are the studios raising the price of DVDs during a recession? Does not seem to be a wise business move.
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Old December 16 2008, 11:51 PM   #14
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

bigdaddy wrote: View Post
You do realize that the price of DVDs have gone up $3 before they started adding the D-copy? From $15 to $18 for a new movie. You do realize that they have about 5 different versions of the same movie? So you can buy what you want.

So instead of buying some movies, buy yourself a drink.
You do realize that they only include the special features on the versions with the digital copy, and that those 2 discers have in the last little while gone from (in Canada) an average of about 24.99 on release to 29.99?
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Old December 16 2008, 11:56 PM   #15
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

Oh, and I'd like to have the insert back, please.

The bulk of my movies go into binders. It's nice to have the insert to go itno the facing of the page rather than having to remove and fold/cut up the the insert around the amaray case.

Oh, and the locking tabs are REALLY annoying.
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