Sunday, June 10, 2007

Special Edition DVDs

First off, thanks for the playing the game, and most of you were correct in choosing D. Fortunately, my Lionel Richie t-shirt is sealed in a vault located 13 miles below the surface, and guarded by two rabid hyenas called Hassel and Hoff so there is no danger of it being ruined.

Now on today's topic, the DVD. I have spent some time on this topic before but I feel the need to vent again. I love movies so naturally I love the DVD. I am amassing my own private collection which may border on obsession since I am running out of storage space again. But there is one problem with DVDs and that is what the frick is the deal with releasing 7 different versions of the same movie. There is the original release, then the special edition, then the super special edition with extra features, then the super special edition with commentary from some really important douche bag, then the not-so-super special edition with a coupon for a hand job from a circus midget named Charlie. OK, I exaggerate but seriously it blows when you buy a DVD of a show or movie you love and then they release the ultimate collection or the unrated version a few months later. It is all just some horse crap marketing circle jerk and it pisses me off.

Thank you, and have a lovely day.

19 comments:

Blonde said...

Welcome back from vaca!!!

I am with you on the DVD thing. I always get confused when they release 2 versions at the same time: regular release and uncut. I want the one I saw in the movies, for fucks sake and I don't know which it is!

I never realized how full of himself The Hoff really is...he is getting on my nerves now that he is all over the news.

Suzanne said...

Ditto. DVDs running amuck in my wee homestead. I might rent a POD and park in the parking lot at our place of employ...do you think they would mind?

Jon said...

The wife and I are having the same problem with the lack of storage space. We're like our own Blockbuster now.

angel, jr. said...

The original is always the best! Just buy the original--anything less is just a let down.

The Egg said...

Just give us the original version.

Big Ben said...

Soon you will want all those movies on Blue Ray disc too!

the rube said...

i'd be real pissed if i had to pay for them. what really pisses me off is when you pop in the dvd and there's a few promo's before the movie starts.

still, i love em.

nutz said...

Sounds like you had a nice vacation!! I've always wondered that as well about releasing so many versions of one movie...ugg!

PS Have you seen Knocked Up yet?

missy said...

I know what you mean! You see the "special" edition and you feel dreadful for paying more for your "regular" DVD.

Molly said...

yeah, I hear that shifey, although I rarely buy them.

I've never felt the need to own tons of movies, just a select few.

Books are another story (ha ha) though, I do feel the need to own them.
Lucky for me my mom worked in a bookstore that closed a few years ago, so I have TONS of shelving...they are almost full though, so I share in your storage problem.

Phats said...

Hi shife, glad that shirt is safely stowed away.

Hmm I have a TON of DVD's as well but mine are all TV shows, so I don't have your problem. Although some shows do release season by season then one big box set GRR. Anyway, I think it stinks and you should write to your local senator

cher said...

roar.
i feel your frustration, as you probably anticipated. that's why i chose to just steal them.

Design Goddess said...

I remember the days when you had to rent movies on VHS b/c they were so danged expensive to buy. Heck, I even remember the days when you could only see a movie in a theatre, unless you had those crazy home movies or slide shows to watch!

jamwall said...

i accidentally picked up the swedish version of "baby geniuses 2" yesterday. i felt absolutely betrayed.

Tina said...

Ha, I totally agree. Now I know never to buy a series I like (like LOTR or Spiderman movies, etc) until it comes out in a 3 pack, 4 pack, etc...and it ends up being cheaper too.

I hear ya about storage. So, I went thru mine and those I know I will never watch again (some Cruise movies heh) have been sold on eBay!

The Phoenix said...

Don't forget the HD vs Blu-Ray formats.

Atalanta316 said...

I didn't get that coupon, what the hell?

;)

I hear you on this one.

The Reverend Jon Boles said...

I think my collection of DVDs is bordering on the ridiculously obscene.

I don't ever really get excited about the bonus features, so I usually don't get burnt with re-releases (save for director's cuts of films I really like, ie Sin City).

KnitTech said...

Space is running out for both books and movies. You know, if you buy enough of the same film over and over, you have something for Quincy to chew on.