History Main / DirectToVideo

27th Sep '16 8:07:56 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Simply put, this is the practice of skipping theaters/[[MadeForTVMovie television]] and just going straight to home video as the first release. This is generally not a good sign in terms of quality (especially if it ''was'' originally going to be released theatrically, but was consigned to video)--the term "direct-to-video" or "straight-to-video" often gets used as slang for [[TheyJustDidntCare "cheaply made, rushed, low quality"]], and in extreme cases, "complete bucket of crap."

to:

Simply put, this is the practice of skipping theaters/[[MadeForTVMovie television]] and just going straight to home video as the first release. This is generally not a good sign in terms of quality (especially if it ''was'' originally going to be released theatrically, but was consigned to video)--the term "direct-to-video" or "straight-to-video" often gets used as slang for [[TheyJustDidntCare "cheaply made, rushed, low quality"]], quality", and in extreme cases, "complete bucket of crap."
24th Sep '16 5:19:13 PM DavidDelony
Is there an issue? Send a Message


In short, while "direct-to-video" means "too bad for theaters" in the West, OVA means "too good for a TV series" in the East.

to:

In short, while "direct-to-video" means "too bad for theaters" in the West, OVA means "too good for a TV series" in the East.
East. This might be changing with the rise of {{Creator/Netflix}}'s original programming. Netflix originals are technically "direct-to-video" but have high production values on par with cable series, so the stigma against direct-to-video might fade.
27th Aug '16 5:17:09 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" made its US debut on the DVD ''The Fast and the Phineas'', over two months before its US TV premiere on DisneyChannel.

to:

** "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" made its US debut on the DVD ''The Fast and the Phineas'', over two months before its US TV premiere on DisneyChannel.Creator/DisneyChannel.



** "The Doof Side of the Moon" made its US debut on the DVD ''A Very Perry Christmas'', three days before its US TV premiere on DisneyChannel.

to:

** "The Doof Side of the Moon" made its US debut on the DVD ''A Very Perry Christmas'', three days before its US TV premiere on DisneyChannel.Creator/DisneyChannel.
28th Jul '16 2:07:43 PM darkchiefy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* All {{Nollywood}} movies are like this.

to:

* All {{Nollywood}} {{UsefulNotes/Nollywood}} movies are like this.
9th Jul '16 1:43:20 PM mimitchi33
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/TheWackyAdventuresOfRonaldMcDonald'', an animated series based off the [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds McDonaldLand]] characters produced by Klasky-Csupo.
4th Jul '16 9:58:05 PM Cindylover1969
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** And the Tinker Bell movies (with the exception of The Pirate Fairy, thanks to ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' coming out at the same time) are shown at the El Capitan so they can be hypothetically nominated for an Oscar, thus padding the list of eligible animated films. [[note]] Academy rules state that in order for the Best Animated Feature category to have 5 nominated titles in a given year, 16 films must be made eligible.[[/note]]

to:

** And the Tinker Bell movies (with the exception of The ''The Pirate Fairy, Fairy'', thanks to ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' coming out at the same time) are shown at the El Capitan so they can be hypothetically nominated for an Oscar, thus padding the list of eligible animated films. [[note]] Academy rules state that in order for the Best Animated Feature category to have 5 nominated titles in a given year, 16 films must be made eligible.[[/note]]


Added DiffLines:


* The Weinstein Company was aiming to release the American dub of ''Metegol'' in 2015 as ''The Unbeatables''(the movie was issued in the UK with another dub featuring British voices), but it wound up going to {{Netflix}} and DVD instead in the summer of 2016.
3rd Jul '16 5:17:01 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In a rare example of a decent DTV, the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' films.

to:

* In a rare example of a decent DTV, the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}'' films.
3rd Jul '16 3:06:42 AM Adept
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->'' "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/land-before-time-vi-released-straight-to-landfill,3766/ Land Before Time VI Released Straight To Landfill]]"''

to:

->'' "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/land-before-time-vi-released-straight-to-landfill,3766/ Land "Land Before Time VI Released Straight To Landfill]]"''Landfill"''
3rd Jul '16 2:58:33 AM Adept
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* All of ErnestPWorrell's films after ''Ernest Rides Again''.

to:

* All of ErnestPWorrell's Film/ErnestPWorrell's films after ''Ernest Rides Again''.
28th Jun '16 6:45:01 PM MsChibi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


See also ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars, the GhettoIndex, {{Sequelitis}} and AudienceAlienatingPremise.

to:

See also ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars, the GhettoIndex, {{Sequelitis}} {{Sequelitis}}, ItWillNeverCatchOn, and AudienceAlienatingPremise.
This list shows the last 10 events of 260. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DirectToVideo