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29th Mar '17 5:49:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [=DVD=] versions of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' include a lot of scenes that have been rejected by FOX and Cartoon Network censors. This is especially true of ''Family Guy'', which, unlike the other shows on FOX, isn't initially written to conform with broadcast censorship standards. It's only after five to six rewrites (maybe more) that a typical ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode is considered suitable for broadcast. This, however, does not stop SethMacFarlane from making an alternate cut that either goes to Creator/CartoonNetwork before ending up on DVD or just goes straight to DVD. On top of that, episodes that rarely air or have been banned (i.e., "Fore Father," "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein," "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q.," "Turban Cowboy," and "Partial Terms of Endearment") get to be shown on DVD for those who either like the episode or have a BileFascination for it.

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* The [=DVD=] versions of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' include a lot of scenes that have been rejected by FOX and Cartoon Network censors. This is especially true of ''Family Guy'', which, unlike the other shows on FOX, isn't initially written to conform with broadcast censorship standards. It's only after five to six rewrites (maybe more) that a typical ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode is considered suitable for broadcast. This, however, does not stop SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane from making an alternate cut that either goes to Creator/CartoonNetwork before ending up on DVD or just goes straight to DVD. On top of that, episodes that rarely air or have been banned (i.e., "Fore Father," "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein," "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q.," "Turban Cowboy," and "Partial Terms of Endearment") get to be shown on DVD for those who either like the episode or have a BileFascination for it.
26th Mar '17 2:41:40 PM Gosicrystal
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* In general, the introduction of DVD kicked off the release of movies to home video in widescreen. While there were a few widescreen VHS tapes released in the 90's, they were usually considered a specialty item that was often very difficult to find in stores (and even harder to find rental). There were also many widescreen laserdiscs (as they were the serious film collector's format), but it wasn't until the DVD format came out that widescreen home video started to grow in popularity, and even then it took the introduction of widescreen televisions to finally begin to kill off pan-&-scan (However, it is still common to find stores selling the "fullscreen" version of a film, especially if it was intended for children, an open matte version of a film, or in extreme cases with older films, the fullscreen version is the only one that still even exists, the widescreen version likely being LostForever).

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* In general, the introduction of DVD kicked off the release of movies to home video in widescreen. While there were a few widescreen VHS tapes released in the 90's, they were usually considered a specialty item that was often very difficult to find in stores (and even harder to find rental). There were also many widescreen laserdiscs (as they were the serious film collector's format), but it wasn't until the DVD format came out that widescreen home video started to grow in popularity, and even then it took the introduction of widescreen televisions to finally begin to kill off pan-&-scan (However, it is still common to find stores selling the "fullscreen" version of a film, especially if it was intended for children, an open matte version of a film, or in extreme cases with older films, the fullscreen version is the only one that still even exists, the widescreen version likely being LostForever).[[MissingEpisode lost]]).
26th Mar '17 1:21:27 PM SamMax
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* In general, the introduction of DVD kicked off the release of movies to home video in widescreen. While there were a few widescreen VHS tapes released in the 90's, they were usually considered a specialty item that was often very difficult to find in stores (and even harder to find rental). There were also many widescreen laserdiscs (as they were the serious film collector's format), but it wasn't until the DVD format came out that widescreen home video started to grow in popularity, and even then it took the introduction of widescreen televisions to finally begin to kill off pan-&-scan (However, it is still common to find stores selling the "fullscreen" version of a film, especially if it was intended for children, or an open matte version of a film).

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* In general, the introduction of DVD kicked off the release of movies to home video in widescreen. While there were a few widescreen VHS tapes released in the 90's, they were usually considered a specialty item that was often very difficult to find in stores (and even harder to find rental). There were also many widescreen laserdiscs (as they were the serious film collector's format), but it wasn't until the DVD format came out that widescreen home video started to grow in popularity, and even then it took the introduction of widescreen televisions to finally begin to kill off pan-&-scan (However, it is still common to find stores selling the "fullscreen" version of a film, especially if it was intended for children, or an open matte version of a film).film, or in extreme cases with older films, the fullscreen version is the only one that still even exists, the widescreen version likely being LostForever).
6th Mar '17 6:22:38 PM mlsmithca
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* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', although only six episodes long, loses its magic if too much of a gap is left between each episode. This is mainly due to the fact you won't know what's going on, considering the random nature of the show. Well, [[MindScrew you won't know what's going on either way]], but if you don't watch them quickly its easy to forget [[SoCoolItsAwesome that it doesn't matter]]. [[GainaxEnding What else do you expect]] from [[TropeNamer Gainax]]?

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* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', although only six episodes long, loses its magic if too much of a gap is left between each episode. This is mainly due to the fact you won't know what's going on, considering the random nature of the show. Well, [[MindScrew you won't know what's going on either way]], but if you don't watch them quickly its easy to forget [[SoCoolItsAwesome that it doesn't matter]].matter. [[GainaxEnding What else do you expect]] from [[TropeNamer Gainax]]?
24th Feb '17 10:22:35 PM DavidDelony
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* The same logic of binge-watching TV series also applies to film series. It's a lot more fun to watch installments in franchises such as Franchise/JamesBond movies, ''Film/LordOfTheRings'', ''Franchise/StarWars'' or ''Film/HarryPotter'' without having to wait up to several years between releases in theaters. Before the rise of Creator/{{Netflix}} and DVD, this was the most common type of binge-watching way back in the days of VHS.

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* The same logic of binge-watching TV series also applies to film series. It's a lot more fun to watch installments in franchises such as Franchise/JamesBond movies, ''Film/LordOfTheRings'', ''Franchise/StarWars'' or ''Film/HarryPotter'' back-to-back without having to wait up to several years between releases in theaters. Before the rise of Creator/{{Netflix}} and DVD, this was the most common type of binge-watching way back in the days of VHS.
24th Feb '17 1:56:10 PM BrendanRizzo
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* Many anime in general benefit from marathon sittings due to having ongoing plot threads between episodes. The trend toward the TwelveEpisodeAnime makes binge-watching these series more manageable than with longer series. Binge-watching a 24-episode series in a day is also perfectly doable.

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* Many anime in general benefit from marathon sittings due to having ongoing plot threads between episodes. The trend toward the TwelveEpisodeAnime makes binge-watching these series more manageable than with longer series. Binge-watching a 24-episode series in a day is also perfectly doable.doable (though under most circumstances, it would take two or three).
11th Jan '17 8:36:23 PM erforce
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* ''[[Literature/TheRing The Ring Two]]'': While most "Unrated" versions of PG-13 horror movies are nothing but marketing hype, this one actually includes seven minutes of new footage, including extended suspense sequences, more character moments, and some new and alternate scare scenes. In addition, some existing scenes have had special effects redone or new music put in.

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* ''[[Literature/TheRing The Ring Two]]'': ''Film/TheRingTwo'': While most "Unrated" versions of PG-13 horror movies are nothing but marketing hype, this one actually includes seven minutes of new footage, including extended suspense sequences, more character moments, and some new and alternate scare scenes. In addition, some existing scenes have had special effects redone or new music put in.
10th Jan '17 7:06:43 PM BenMitchell90
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10th Jan '17 7:02:46 PM BenMitchell90
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** Same thing with ''Film/The Hobbit'' trilogy, adding in character moments and further explanation and fleshing out of plot points that greatly improves all three films.
7th Jan '17 6:30:44 PM Unknownlight
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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' was torn to shreds when first released to theaters but the extended version of the film, labeled the "Ultimate Edition", was better received than its theatrical cut, due to a clearer explaining of certain plot points and smoother pacing. Some viewers even said it was like watching a different movie. However, it's still SoBad,It'sHorrible.

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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' was torn to shreds when first released to theaters but the extended version of the film, labeled the "Ultimate Edition", was better received than its theatrical cut, due to a clearer explaining of certain plot points and smoother pacing. Some viewers even said it was like watching a different movie. However, it's still SoBad,It'sHorrible.
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