Disappointing DVD releases

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Miss Chicken, May 3, 2012.

  1. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    What's worse is in the UK where the censored versions of stuff cut for a lower rating are released on DVD, and the uncut version (whether at a higher rating or even the same!) is only out on Blu-ray.

    C.f. The Hangover, The A Team, Temple of Doom, The Angels Share, Woman In Black, etc etc...
     
  2. the G-man

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    When you say "the uncut version" do you mean the theatrical version?
     
  3. Trekker4747

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    I suspect by "uncut" he means the "true" theatrical version rather than a version that's been cut to meet the UK's equivalent of the MPAA's standards.

    These days I find "store-specific" exclusives to be sort of annoying.
     
  4. Lonemagpie

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    It means the US theatrical version, in the cases I mentioned - today there's a tendency for distributors to cut for a 12A rating if would otherwise get a 15, and then also release that version on DVD but the 15 version on blu-ray
     
  5. JarodRussell

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    The Abyss DVD is not anamorphic. :wtf:

    I made that horrifying discovery after I watched Aliens on blu ray. Boy, does The Abyss look horrible on the DVD. Naturally, DVD looks less good than blu ray, but that contrast was shocking.