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Old 07-21-2012, 03:17 PM
Get your commercials off my dvd already

There was a point in time when a movie going experience was simple. You sa down, saw some stupid trivia, curtain opens and trailers start then the movie. Now we have to sit through endless commercials, both done for the theatre experience and actual ON TV commercials all before the trailers. It's pissing me off...Much like dvd's are these days. With VHS we always could fast forward trailers and FBI warning etc. Now, MANY dvd/blu-rays, you can't even skip to the actual main menu.
This is one reason why I am pro-pirate. I can slap it on a USB, put it on my PS3 and start watching the film right there. It angers me that for many of my dvd's and blu-rays, I can't even forward the FBI warnings, that we have known about since VHS times, nor being able to skip "commentary is not the companies fault" warning etc. Many times you have to wait a good 5-10 JUST to get to the menu screen. I've even seen DVD's that play TV commercials on them.
I don't know about all of you but I didn't pay money to wait for TV commercials and trailers to end. I paid so I can watch a movie I really enjoyed. STOP PUTTING THAT CRAP UP BEFORE THE MOVIE.
Now, I get ads are important, everyone does it these days. Made youtube less fun, however I would prefer ads and trailers be in a special features area, where I can optionally view them but more importantly, put in the dislk and WATCH MY DAMN MOVIE WITHIN A MINUTE!!!
I;m tired of ads taking up my time. I am more than aware about the FBI warning and "don't pirate me" clause. Let me at least SKIP that shit and play my damn movie.

side note: I do condone pirating. The only benefit it has for me, aside from saving money, is being able to play my movie instantly. I have downloaded in he past, probably will in the future, but I have also gone to theatres to see the movie I pirated because I enjoyed the movie.

anyway, anyone else feel this whole "ads ads ads" thing needs to be cut down or at least less intrusive? I should be able to put a dvd or blu-ray disk in my PS3, hit one button and be taken to the main menu and skip ALL things in between.

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Old 07-21-2012, 03:30 PM
I think a dvd with trailers or ads should just be in the dvd/blu ray extras and not forced on the audience or viewer.

Nobody really gives a fuck about the FBI warning it's not threatning or scarying anyone it's just there. It does seem like it is put out there just to annoy. It is petty and annoying but I could see it getting to the point of people just saying fuck the FBI and burning movies on the sole purpose of their annoying WARNING. I like how the mockery made of it on the Fight Club dvd.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:14 PM
I like that with most Disney movies, they have fast play that takes you right to the movie.

If I rent a movie, I am ok with the ads. If I buy it movie, I should have be subjected to this crap. Years later the trailer is of a movie that is also years old. I also hate the FBI warning. As if anyone is going to read it and say, "I should stop this or I could go to jail." If I want to watch the ads and trailers, make it an option. Let me get straight to my movie.

On a side note, I do not believe in advertising. It is over used to the point that we ignore anything that is not of interest to us. 99% of any advertising does not make me want to buy anything. Certain ads are good. Like movies, new products or info, but does Budweiser, Coke, Pepsi and Geico need to do soooooooo many ads? No. I believe less is more.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:11 AM
I get why they have ads, sponsors etc. But when I put a DVD or Blu-ray in my PS3, my plan is to watch the movie. Even the for example "fox is not responsible for the commentary..." warnings they put annoys me. Like I really CARE if the production company doesn't want their name mixed with an actors commentary. Who cares. I don't need a warning for that. Just play the movie
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:04 AM
I don't mind trailers at the movie theater because I actually like them, and you can always avoid annoying commercials at the theaters if you arrive closer to the scheduled showtime for the movie.

But on DVDs and Blu-Rays it just annoys me. I paid for the product, why do I have to watch dated commercials anyway? I also love those montages that Blu-Rays have on them showing how awesomesauce Blu-Ray is. I bought the fucking Blu-Ray, I know Blu-Ray is awesomesauce. YOU DON'T NEED TO TELL ME.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:50 PM
Yeah we get enough of that in theaters! I hate it when some DVD's refuse to allow you to skip, jump, fast-forward ahead to the main menu!
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by magjournal View Post
I don't mind trailers at the movie theater because I actually like them, and you can always avoid annoying commercials at the theaters if you arrive closer to the scheduled showtime for the movie.

But on DVDs and Blu-Rays it just annoys me. I paid for the product, why do I have to watch dated commercials anyway? I also love those montages that Blu-Rays have on them showing how awesomesauce Blu-Ray is. I bought the fucking Blu-Ray, I know Blu-Ray is awesomesauce. YOU DON'T NEED TO TELL ME.
This 100%
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