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18th May '17 11:28:18 AM ooh
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* Fox released a bare-bones, zero-features [=DVD/BluRay=] release of ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' for [[GreenAesop Earth Day]] (April 2010), followed by a 'special edition' in 4Q 2010, and then a 3D LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition. Part of their justification for the Vanilla Edition was that with Avatar being so amazing visually, they wanted to use ALL the available space on the bluray to avoid compromising on quality in the basic edition (the collector's editions were three disks).



* One common practice by studios is re-releasing a movie on DVD with the second (occasionally 3rd or 4th) disc removed, giving a movie which once had a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Super Special Awesome Edition]] a vanilla release. One example is ''Film/TheAbyss''. When first released on DVD, it was a 2-disc set packed with extras. An hour-long documentary, textual commentary, trailers (including hidden trailers for ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' and ''Film/TrueLies''), a promotional featurette, the original story treatment and complete shooting script, clips involving the visual effects, and the highly informative and extensive UsefulNotes/LaserDisc supplemental pages. Then, a few years later, the DVD was rereleased with no second disc, with the only features being cast bios and the text commentary. The worst part: this is the most widely available version of the DVD.

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* Film/JamesCameron
** When ''[[Film/Titanic1997 Titanic]]'' was first released on DVD in 1999, the only special feature was the theatrical trailer. Granted, DVD was just starting out so the idea of special features was a novel concept. It wasn't until 2005 that a comprehensive special edition was released.
** Fox released a bare-bones, zero-features [=DVD/BluRay=] release of ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' for [[GreenAesop Earth Day]] (April 2010), followed by a 'special edition' in 4Q 2010, and then a 3D LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition. Part of their justification for the Vanilla Edition was that with Avatar being so amazing visually, they wanted to use ALL the available space on the bluray to avoid compromising on quality in the basic edition (the collector's editions were three disks).
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One common practice by studios is re-releasing a movie on DVD with the second (occasionally 3rd or 4th) disc removed, giving a movie which once had a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Super Special Awesome Edition]] a vanilla release. One example is ''Film/TheAbyss''. When first released on DVD, it was a 2-disc set packed with extras. An hour-long documentary, textual commentary, trailers (including hidden trailers for ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' and ''Film/TrueLies''), a promotional featurette, the original story treatment and complete shooting script, clips involving the visual effects, and the highly informative and extensive UsefulNotes/LaserDisc supplemental pages. Then, a few years later, the DVD was rereleased with no second disc, with the only features being cast bios and the text commentary. The worst part: this is the most widely available version of the DVD.
8th May '17 1:53:43 AM AgentTasmania
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The Vanilla Edition is usually released a month or so before the LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition, so that those who are desperate to watch the movie ''now'' (or don't pay attention to what they're picking up, or don't have a clue about the industry) will snap it up, only to buy it again shortly afterwards once the better edition is released.

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The Vanilla Edition is usually released a month or so before the LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition, so that those who are desperate to watch the movie ''now'' (or don't pay attention to what they're picking up, or don't have a clue about the industry) will snap it up, only to buy it again shortly afterwards once the better edition is released.
released if they actually care about the special features in the slightest.
4th May '17 6:01:03 PM Gamermaster
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** Geneon was notorious for this before they went out of business. As a last ditch effort to just save what dwindling money was left, a lot of Geneon title DVD releases such as ''Manga/DearS'', ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'', and ''[[Manga/ChibiVampire Karin]]'' were nothing more than the episodes, and maybe a textless Opening and ending. Older series released back when they were still doing fine at least had some trailers, but still nothing much beyond that in terms of extras.

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** Geneon was notorious for this before they went out of business. As a last ditch effort to just save what dwindling money was left, a lot of Geneon title DVD releases such as ''Manga/DearS'', ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'', and ''[[Manga/ChibiVampire Karin]]'' ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' were nothing more than the episodes, and maybe a textless Opening and ending. Older series released back when they were still doing fine at least had some trailers, but still nothing much beyond that in terms of extras.
30th Apr '17 2:43:47 PM nombretomado
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* The Disney Movie Club DVD of ''WesternAnimation/Dougs1stMovie'' had a pretty bad case. Not only did the DVD leave out any bonus features (Including the one of the video release back in 1999) and had picture quality similar to the VHS release, but Disney decided to use the ToonDisney edit with commercial fade-outs and sped-up credits instead of the original master!

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* The Disney Movie Club DVD of ''WesternAnimation/Dougs1stMovie'' had a pretty bad case. Not only did the DVD leave out any bonus features (Including the one of the video release back in 1999) and had picture quality similar to the VHS release, but Disney decided to use the ToonDisney Creator/ToonDisney edit with commercial fade-outs and sped-up credits instead of the original master!
8th Apr '17 9:19:33 AM Drgonzo
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* The extended cuts of the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' films scheduled to be released on DVD later on. If you were smart and patient, you waited for the boxed set that included both cuts of all three films.

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* The extended cuts of the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' films scheduled to be released on DVD later on. If you were smart and patient, you waited for the boxed set that included both cuts of all three films. In fairness, it must be said the theatrical cut releases weren't barren, they came with short, half-hour long making-of documentaries and a few other short pieces.
8th Apr '17 9:12:20 AM Drgonzo
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is notorious for this. First is the barest Japanese release, then the American release, which has a few more bits, and the European one, usually has a few more changes too. Then the ''[[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Final Mix]]'' goes out in Japan, [[NoExportForYou and ONLY in Japan]].

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is notorious for this. First is the barest Japanese release, then the American release, which has a few more bits, and the European one, usually has a few more changes too. Then the ''[[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Final Mix]]'' goes out in Japan, [[NoExportForYou and ONLY in Japan]]. This one can be explained by Sony of America's policy on not rereleasing games for the same console unless there's a minimum percentage of new content (one wonders what low, spooky voodoo is used to determine that percentage). When the first 2 games got HD remasters on PS3, America finally got the final mix versions.
7th Apr '17 12:38:55 PM dsneybuf
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* The first eight Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon movies that Creator/WaltDisneyHomeEntertainment released on DVD came in what was called the Limited Issue collection. The most packed entry, ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', contained nothing more than a partially-colored trailer and some music videos, while fans of the other movies released in this collection would have probably considered themselves lucky if they got so much as an old trailer. The Limited Issue [=DVDs=] featured so few bonus features, Disney tried to pad out the "special features" boxes on the back covers by [[http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/06/04/2741225b9da0bad526eac010.L.jpg boasting]] that the [=DVDs=] have labels with "full color character artwork." (This boast would become ironic when Disney started using gray and silver DVD labels for most of their movies.) Disney would gradually give these movies more-loaded 2-Disc [=DVDs=], except for ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', which had the same minuscule number of extras on its next DVD.

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* The first eight Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon movies that Creator/WaltDisneyHomeEntertainment Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo released on DVD came in what was called the Limited Issue collection. The most packed entry, ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', contained nothing more than a partially-colored trailer and some music videos, while fans of the other movies released in this collection would have probably considered themselves lucky if they got so much as an old trailer. The Limited Issue [=DVDs=] featured so few bonus features, Disney tried to pad out the "special features" boxes on the back covers by [[http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/06/04/2741225b9da0bad526eac010.L.jpg boasting]] that the [=DVDs=] have labels with "full color character artwork." (This boast would become ironic when Disney started using gray and silver DVD labels for most of their movies.) Disney would gradually give these movies more-loaded 2-Disc [=DVDs=], except for ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', which had the same minuscule number of extras on its next DVD.
4th Apr '17 7:58:12 PM dsneybuf
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** This was the ''only'' (and we mean '''only''') format that ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had ever legally been released in, as of fall 2008. It took an outsourcing-production deal with Amazon.com to even make that happen. Averted with the Shout Factory release of Seasons 2 onward. Joe Murray was brought in to do new cover art, "How to Draw the Characters" featurettes and the original "Trash-O-Madness" pilot. Another series that shared this fate was WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}.

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** This was the ''only'' (and we mean '''only''') format that ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had ever legally been released in, as of fall 2008. It took an outsourcing-production deal with Amazon.com to even make that happen. Averted with the Shout Factory release of Seasons 2 onward. Joe Murray was brought in to do new cover art, "How to Draw the Characters" featurettes and the original "Trash-O-Madness" pilot.
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Another series that shared this fate was WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}.
28th Mar '17 6:46:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' has been completely released on DVD, but with no bonus features and several scenes and music cues cut.

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* ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' has been completely released on DVD, but with no bonus features and several scenes and music cues cut.
24th Mar '17 9:38:49 PM dsneybuf
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* The first eight Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon movies that Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo released on DVD came in what was called the Limited Issue collection. The most packed entry, ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', contained nothing more than a partially-colored trailer and some music videos, while fans of the other movies released in this collection would have probably considered themselves lucky if they got so much as an old trailer. The Limited Issue [=DVDs=] featured so few bonus features, Disney tried to pad out the "special features" boxes on the back covers by [[http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/06/04/2741225b9da0bad526eac010.L.jpg boasting]] that the [=DVDs=] have labels with "full color character artwork." (This boast would become ironic when Disney started using gray and silver DVD labels for most of their movies.) Disney would gradually give these movies more-loaded 2-Disc [=DVDs=], except for ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', which had the same minuscule number of extras on its next DVD.

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* The first eight Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon movies that Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Creator/WaltDisneyHomeEntertainment released on DVD came in what was called the Limited Issue collection. The most packed entry, ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', contained nothing more than a partially-colored trailer and some music videos, while fans of the other movies released in this collection would have probably considered themselves lucky if they got so much as an old trailer. The Limited Issue [=DVDs=] featured so few bonus features, Disney tried to pad out the "special features" boxes on the back covers by [[http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/06/04/2741225b9da0bad526eac010.L.jpg boasting]] that the [=DVDs=] have labels with "full color character artwork." (This boast would become ironic when Disney started using gray and silver DVD labels for most of their movies.) Disney would gradually give these movies more-loaded 2-Disc [=DVDs=], except for ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', which had the same minuscule number of extras on its next DVD.
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