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Re: VHS and Beta (was Re: [ARSCLIST] Longevity)

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Thu, 6 Jul 2006 10:46:55 -0500

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some of this is just poor menu design and ever worse QC

some of it makes you wonder who designs these things, or if a few extra 
minnits to click here and there to create more menu items is just too much 
for them

js

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] VHS and Beta (was Re: [ARSCLIST] Longevity)


> Not extra scenes but interruptions for inane commentary (the inanest). If 
> people
> want to spend $40 for a Criterion issue and get everything in the world 
> (hey,
> people, there are things called BOOKS that tell you these things), that's 
> fine.
> If there are different versions of the film, some producers put these on a
> separate disc..great idea, costs next to nothing. If I pay a moderate 
> price for
> a DVD and all I want is the movie, then that's what should come up as the
> default program. The "Don't Call Me Shirley" edition of Airplane has to be
> programmed so as not to get the interruptions.
>
> Other imbecilic DVD production examples:
>
> Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Season 1..each dvd (double-sided) contains 8 
> programs
> per side, but for some reason the display will only show 4 per side. You 
> can't
> choose the unlisted chapters (episodes) except by going to the listed ones 
> and
> hitting the advance button.
>
> Ernie Kovacs..a nice 6-hour compilation of about 60 short scenes. 
> Unfortunately,
> they're all one the disc as one track.
>
> The Silly Symphonies I gave up on because there are NO overall title 
> displays,
> no complete track listings, no numbered listings on the box..I guess you 
> just
> press play and put up with Leonard Maltin and watch the whole damn thing 
> from
> start to finish. Thanks, Walt..back to the vault.
>
> dl
>
> "[log in to unmask]" wrote:
>
>> I could not get my copy of airplane to play with the extra scenes, and 
>> you
>> can't get them turned off?
>>
>> js
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 11:35 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] VHS and Beta (was Re: [ARSCLIST] Longevity)
>>
>> > 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.
>> >
>> > dl
>> > 

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