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2nd Nov '15 1:04:11 PM Cavery210
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Some early-release [=DVDs=] had what today seems like rather pitiful bonus content when the format was first taking off in the late 1990's and early 2000's, listing things like a [[WallOfText text biography]] of each actor and a list of the films they had appeared in. Keep in mind this was before the rise of the Website/IMDb, Wikipedia, TVTropes and other online sites where people go these days to learn about actors and the works they have appeared in.

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Some early-release [=DVDs=] had what today seems like rather pitiful bonus content when the format was first taking off in the late 1990's and early 2000's, listing things like a [[WallOfText text biography]] of each actor and a list of the films they had appeared in. Keep in mind this was before the rise of the Website/IMDb, Wikipedia, TVTropes TheOtherWiki, [[TVTropes us]] and other online sites where people go these days to learn about actors and the works they have appeared in.
25th Mar '14 2:07:27 AM pittsburghmuggle
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If the DVD has no bonus content it may be a VanillaEdition. Sometimes, the studio strips out the extras so they can encode the feature at a higher bit-rate so it'll have better visuals and audio. If it has mountains, it may be a LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition. If the bonus content is primarily scenes that were supposedly too hot for the cinema, it'll be an UnratedEdition.

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If the DVD has no bonus content it may be a VanillaEdition.VanillaEdition - these may even have a "Bonus" menu option that just ends up being the theatrical trailer and Previews of other movies, though. Sometimes, the studio strips out the extras so they can encode the feature at a higher bit-rate so it'll have better visuals and audio. If it has mountains, it may be a LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition. If the bonus content is primarily scenes that were supposedly too hot for the cinema, it'll be an UnratedEdition.
25th Mar '14 2:05:25 AM pittsburghmuggle
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Some early-release [=DVDs=] had what today seems like rather pitiful bonus content when the format was first taking off in the late 1990's and early 2000's, listing things like a [[WallOfText text biography]] of each actor and a list of the films they had appeared in. This was before the rise of the Website/IMDb, Wikipedia, and other online sites where people go these days to learn about actors and the works they have appeared in.

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Some early-release [=DVDs=] had what today seems like rather pitiful bonus content when the format was first taking off in the late 1990's and early 2000's, listing things like a [[WallOfText text biography]] of each actor and a list of the films they had appeared in. This Keep in mind this was before the rise of the Website/IMDb, Wikipedia, TVTropes and other online sites where people go these days to learn about actors and the works they have appeared in.
5th Feb '14 10:51:29 AM harveytwh
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Note that the lowest of the low in terms of bonus content is the "interactive menus", which really ought to come as standard: presumably the alternative is auto-play, but one still wonders what "non-interactive menus" would be: a list of scenes from an entirely different movie? Only slightly above them are the "animated menus", which at least show a bit of effort was put into the whole thing, even if having to sit through the same animation over and over to navigate the menus is tooth-grindingly annoying.

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Note that the lowest of the low in terms of bonus content is the "interactive menus", which really ought to come as standard: presumably the alternative is auto-play, but one still wonders what "non-interactive menus" would be: a list of scenes from an entirely different movie? movie?[[note]]A look at late '90s player manuals suggests the answer: manual title selection by the user, from a printed or non-interactive on-screen list.[[/note]] Only slightly above them are the "animated menus", which at least show a bit of effort was put into the whole thing, even if having to sit through the same animation over and over to navigate the menus is tooth-grindingly annoying.
17th Jan '14 11:26:29 AM LongLiveHumour
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Some early-release [=DVDs=] had what today seems like rather pitiful bonus content when the format was first taking off in the late 1990's and early 2000's, listing things like a [[WallOfText text biography]] of each actor and a list of the films they had appeared in. This was before the rise of the IMDb, Wikipedia, and other place online where people go these days to learn about actors and the works they have appeared in.

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Some early-release [=DVDs=] had what today seems like rather pitiful bonus content when the format was first taking off in the late 1990's and early 2000's, listing things like a [[WallOfText text biography]] of each actor and a list of the films they had appeared in. This was before the rise of the IMDb, Website/IMDb, Wikipedia, and other place online sites where people go these days to learn about actors and the works they have appeared in.



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17th Aug '13 4:58:38 AM pittsburghmuggle
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Some early-release DVDs had what today seems like rather pitiful bonus content when the format was first taking off in the late 1990's and early 2000's, listing things like a biography of each actor and a list of films they had appeared in. This was before the rise of the IMDb, Wikipedia, and other place online where people go these days to learn about actors and the works they have appeared in.

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Some early-release DVDs [=DVDs=] had what today seems like rather pitiful bonus content when the format was first taking off in the late 1990's and early 2000's, listing things like a biography [[WallOfText text biography]] of each actor and a list of the films they had appeared in. This was before the rise of the IMDb, Wikipedia, and other place online where people go these days to learn about actors and the works they have appeared in.
17th Aug '13 4:57:21 AM pittsburghmuggle
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Some early-release DVDs had what today seems like rather pitiful bonus content when the format was first taking off in the late 1990's and early 2000's, listing things like a biography of each actor and a list of films they had appeared in. This was before the rise of the IMDb, Wikipedia, and other place online where people go these days to learn about actors and the works they have appeared in.
23rd Jul '13 5:32:29 PM DavidDelony
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This trend did not begin with [=DVDs=] -- for years, video cassette releases would feature documentaries and alternate endings after the film's credits had rolled, though the more obscure [=LaserDisc=] videophile format's nonlinear abilities allowed the viewer to watch these snippets much easier, and also originated various interactive features like alternate cuts and commentary tracks. DVD's popular success finally heralded the advent of typical [=LaserDisc=] features for the masses.

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[[OlderThanTheyThink This trend did not begin with [=DVDs=] DVDs]] -- for years, video cassette releases would feature documentaries and alternate endings after the film's credits had rolled, though the more obscure [=LaserDisc=] videophile format's nonlinear abilities allowed the viewer to watch these snippets much easier, and also originated various interactive features like alternate cuts and commentary tracks. DVD's popular success finally heralded the advent of typical [=LaserDisc=] features for the masses.
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