News No Enhanced Commentary On Star Trek Beyond DVD/Blu-ray

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  1. AutoAdmin

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    A new news article has been published at TrekToday:

    Paramount has chosen to make the audio commentary for Star Trek Beyond available on iTunes, and not on the initial DVD/Blu-ray release,...

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  2. AutoAdmin

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    A new news article has been published at TrekToday:

    Paramount has chosen to make the audio commentary for Star Trek Beyond available on iTunes, and not on the initial DVD/Blu-ray release,...

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  3. Malaika

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    If it's like the one for stid it's not the usual commentary like they did for the first movie. Honestly the one for stid was nothing special
     
  4. MacLeod

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    Still think it should come on the BR at the very least.
     
  5. DonIago

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    ^Agreed.
     
  6. JWPlatt

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    Paramount Still Sucks.

    Bill Hunt at DigitalBits.com gives up on Paramount - Hopes They Get Sold To Alibaba

    [SIZE=5]GREAT BIRD! PARAMOUNT & BAD ROBOT GIVE ITUNES ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE TREK COMMENTARY (AND WE NO LONGER CARE)[/SIZE]

    http://www.digitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/093016_1430
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    "Paramount and Bad Robot give iTunes another exclusive Star Trek commentar–– ah, fuck it"
     
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  7. King Daniel Beyond

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    Considering Beyond's theatrical disappointment, them doing the Into Darkness multiple versions thing again was inevitable.

    As long as the movie itself is on there, I'm happy. Anything else, if of note, I'll learn about on social media or see on YouTube.
     
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  8. drt

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    Anyone who buys the bluray should be able to download the iTunes version with the commentary without paying extra, so it isn't like they've forcing a double dip.
     
  9. Lakenheath 72

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    For me, the only exclusive that I am psyched up for is the Franklin model. I do not see how the bonus features will have any depth to them - the longest is shy of ten minutes. If there is something important mentioned in the commentary, I will probably learn about it on the Internet.
     
  10. wayoung

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    The models are really pretty crappy. They're sold for $3 in theatres (I bought one last night, the theatre was still selling them they are so overstocked) and are probably overpriced at that. I don't regret spending $3 on it but really don't recommend anyone paying the mark up on the blue rays for them.
     
  11. Lakenheath 72

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    The model I am thinking of is not the ones which come with the Walmart exclusive. I agree they are pretty awful and I wouldn't spend money on them. I am thinking more here of the one that comes with the Amazon exclusive.
     
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  12. JWPlatt

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    I can't watch the commentary on my DVD/BD player while sitting on the couch in front of a large TV with my family. Even IF they give us a code in the DVD box, they are forcing me to listen to it at my desk in my chair in front of the computer on a smaller screen, which I won't do, so it's s shitty move. They're certainly not doing it for their customers' benefit.
     
  13. Kemaiku

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    Yeah, my BR set is listed as having a download code for the HDiTunes copy, so that'll have those extras as well as the stuff on the discs. I think like Into Darkness, even regular BR's will come with the code.

    So it's not like they're asking for more money, just being a little iffy with the platform distribution.
     
  14. JWPlatt

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    Iffy = assholes.
     
  15. Kemaiku

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    No, simple business practise common to the industry. But feel free to set up your own rival one and see how easy it is.
     
  16. JWPlatt

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    It is recent to the industry. It was more common to benefit the consumer with all the content together. They did fine. Now, they're destroying the very collector market they seek and will use that failure to justify the self-fulfilling prophecy of a declining collectors' market and we'll all end up with junk releases with poor transfers and terrible, cheap home-release productions. The height of the art was the original production of the Lord of the Rings Extended Edition boxed sets. But look at what happened with The Middle-earth "Ultimate" Collectors Edition.
     
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  17. BillJ

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    I would love to see the reaction if Paramount threw everything together in one release, and charged $60-80 for it. I'm sure everyone would be happy.
     
  18. JWPlatt

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    It's not a bad business move: Throw garbage at us for a while and charge $800 for it, then we'll be happy in comparison to take anything they give us for $80. It's an old Cardassian strategy.
     
  19. Ovation

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    Two factors at play:

    1-Studios want and expect people to move away from physical media towards digital downloads and streaming--and it's happening and accelerating.

    2-Full length commentary appeals most to hardcore fans, so the most likely to "suffer" less than ideal conditions to get the commentary. With a slight hope of double dipping for any variant that doesn't include the digital copy for free (say, the bare bones DVD release).

    This is a growing trend and Paramount is not alone. For instance, at least in Canada, if you want a digital copy of a MCU movie, you have to buy the 3-D blu-ray. Regular one doesn't have it. Sucks, but studios really want to move people to streaming and PPV.
     
  20. Beyerstein

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    it really does suck.

    but the commentary for into darkness wasn't that great so i don't really care