Oh boy, are you ever my friend! Not only do I have no use for the "commentaries"
and deleted scenes, 95% of which were deleted for a good reason (exception: High
Fidelity, most of whose deleted scenes advanced the plot), but there are DVDs
where you actually have to program the machine so as NOT to put up with the
interruptions and commentary (Airplane, the special edition).
Then you have the freakin' promos, trailers and even commercials, Whoopi
Goldberg's endless disclaimer on the Looney Tunes Vol. 3, and other wondrous
time-wasters that can't be skipped..at least you can advance the speed to 16x
and get through them that way.
Grr, snarl, rant.
phillip holmes wrote:
> I love the few DVDs I have that just play the movie when you load it. I
> can't remember all the titles, but one is a "pan and scan" of Full Metal
> Jacket. No extra crud. Load it and it plays. What a novelty! And it's a
> good movie that needs no "value added". I can't stand all that bonus junk.
> I wonder what percentage of folk listen to the director's commentary, the
> 2nd, 3rd and 4th languages, read the umpteen subtitles, watch the deleted
> scenes, the biography on the "best boy" and "key grip", hear the music
> transposed down to the correct key, with original instruments, with sackbuts
> in surround, "smell-o-vision" (AKA Aroma-Rama), and....the best feature of
> all...multiple angles? For the life of me, the only genre I could think of
> that could use multiple angles is porn, for the great acting of course.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Angie Dickinson Mickle" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 10:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] VHS and Beta (was Re: [ARSCLIST] Longevity)
> > Special features and the Main menus. The menu volumes drive me nuts!
> > Angie Dickinson Mickle
> > Avocado Productions
> > www.avocadoproductions.com
> > David Lennick wrote:
> >> By the way, can anyone tell me why most DVDs are mastered at such low
> >> levels?
> >> Then you go to the special features and burst your eardrums. $1 DVDs tend
> >> to
> >> have normal audio levels as well.
> >> dl
> >> "[log in to unmask]" wrote:
> >>>I love movies in 5.1, and since I installed the sub woofer, I hear things
> >>>did not hear before. I've had no problem with dialogue being obscured.
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