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touchingcloth

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Two? Really?
« on: March 14, 2019, 12:18:47 AM »
I’m moving house, so tonight I got the crates of DVDs down from the loft for a purge. Some of them have an extras disc which is really unnecessary, though. Jean de Florette with a features disc. Two? Really?

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Re: Two? Really?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 12:23:10 AM »
This was pretty common at one point, '2 disc special edition' with a separate disc for a 40 minute 'making of' puff piece and a few trailers. I am amazed that so many Blu-rays that come with exactly the same content on a DVD as an extra, although I suppose it means I could watch it on my laptop.

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Re: Two? Really?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 12:35:04 AM »
Ha, Blu Rays come with DVDs? That is well arse.

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 06:14:03 AM »
Wasn't the idea that it would encourage people who hadn't got a BD player yet to buy the BD anyway? I know I fell for this for a wee while with the 4K discs that came with normal Blu-ray as well before deciding not to bother getting a 4K player.

Think the term is future proofing?

It was also directly pitched at parents who were more likely to have a Blu-ray player in the main room but still DVDs for whatever the kids were watching films on.

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Re: Two? Really?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 08:24:46 AM »
A word to the wise, touching, not sure where you're moving to but if it's anywhere like here, you might find that your old dvds take on a much higher value - if it's a place where internet can go down for weeks at a time for instance.   Books in English too, if you lose your leccy.

Re: Two? Really?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 10:09:46 AM »
Ha, Blu Rays come with DVDs? That is well arse.

Sometimes they do this, but usually they just take the same 480p/576p MPEG2 heavily interlaced encoding from previous dvd releases and whack them on the Blu-ray.
It's weird when they include 20 years worth of interviews and makings of on a single release. You can see the cast and aging considerably between each featurette.