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22nd Feb '17 8:16:36 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* Creator/{{Disney}}'s thing now is to make most of the bonus features only available in the Blu-Ray and Digital Copy versions, making the [=DVDs=] vanilla or very close to it. It should be noted that Disney was Blu-Ray exclusive during the format war with HD-DVD, so that may have been a factor in their decision to push it so hard. The Digital Copies that come with extras likely do so to entertain the increasing amount of people who stopped buying movies on physical media. This trend sometimes gets inverted for 2-Movie Collection Blu-Ray/DVD combo packs, including only the two movies on the Blu-Ray, and a few bonus features on the enclosed DVD copies. Examples include ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''[=/=]''Kronk's New Groove'' and ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''[=/=]''Stitch Has a Glitch''.

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* Creator/{{Disney}}'s thing now is to make most of the bonus features only available in the Blu-Ray and Digital Copy versions, making the [=DVDs=] vanilla or very close to it. It should be noted that Disney was Blu-Ray exclusive during the format war with HD-DVD, so that may have been a factor in their decision to push it so hard. The Digital Copies that come with extras likely do so to entertain the increasing amount of people who stopped buying movies on physical media. This trend sometimes gets inverted for 2-Movie Collection Blu-Ray/DVD combo packs, including only the two movies on the Blu-Ray, and a few bonus features on the enclosed DVD copies. Examples include ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''[=/=]''Kronk's New Groove'' and ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''[=/=]''Stitch Has a Glitch''.''Disney/LiloAndStitch''[=/=]''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch'' (and mind you that the latter's franchise had ''four'' movies made).
20th Feb '17 5:39:10 PM nombretomado
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* Most BritishNewspapers went through a phase of competing to give Vanilla Editions of DVD films and music CD's away with their Saturday and Sunday editions. The ''Guardian'' focused on things like arthouse subtitled foreign movies; the ''Daily Mail'' reissued craggy-jawed British war movies like the ''Dambusters'' and ''633 Squadron'' the ''Telegraph'' did 1930's and 1950's nostalgia about the Good Old Days; the ''Sun'' and ''Daily Star'' focused on low-brow sex comedies. Some were genuinely worth having, but many were, to be kind, not good. The common identifying factor in all these free issues was that you only got the very basic film-only DVD edition with no extra bangs, whistles or bounces. These free promotions largely ended when the newspapers started to tally up the revenue from increased sales against money paid out in licence fees, DVD production, etc., and concluded it wasn't worth it.

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* Most BritishNewspapers UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers went through a phase of competing to give Vanilla Editions of DVD films and music CD's away with their Saturday and Sunday editions. The ''Guardian'' focused on things like arthouse subtitled foreign movies; the ''Daily Mail'' reissued craggy-jawed British war movies like the ''Dambusters'' and ''633 Squadron'' the ''Telegraph'' did 1930's and 1950's nostalgia about the Good Old Days; the ''Sun'' and ''Daily Star'' focused on low-brow sex comedies. Some were genuinely worth having, but many were, to be kind, not good. The common identifying factor in all these free issues was that you only got the very basic film-only DVD edition with no extra bangs, whistles or bounces. These free promotions largely ended when the newspapers started to tally up the revenue from increased sales against money paid out in licence fees, DVD production, etc., and concluded it wasn't worth it.
10th Feb '17 8:14:04 AM akaun6899
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** The DVDs of the show in the USA, also by Viz Media, lack bonus features, instead using the space to cram up to 12 episodes onto a single disc.

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** The DVDs [=DVDs=] of the show in the USA, also by Viz Media, lack bonus features, instead using the space to cram up to 12 episodes onto a single disc.
10th Feb '17 8:13:39 AM akaun6899
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** After Disney sold off Miramax, the four movies that they distributed were rereleased by budget DVD company Echo Bridge. Like the above Steelbook, these were among the first Region 1 releases of the films in widescreen, but all the bonus features from those films, including three shorts, audio commentary on ''4Ever'', and Japanese and English trailers, were removed. Nor were they reinstated when Lionsgate got the rights to the movies.

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** After Disney sold off Miramax, the four movies that they distributed were rereleased by budget DVD company Echo Bridge. Like the above Steelbook, these were among the first Region 1 releases of the films in widescreen, but all the bonus features from those films, including three shorts, audio commentary on ''4Ever'', and Japanese and English trailers, were removed. Nor were they reinstated when Lionsgate Creator/{{Lionsgate}} got the rights to the movies.


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** The DVDs of the show in the USA, also by Viz Media, lack bonus features, instead using the space to cram up to 12 episodes onto a single disc.
7th Feb '17 11:57:11 PM C2
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* Creator/{{Paramount}} originally released ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in 2000 as 40 single [=DVD=] volumes with 2 episodes per disc and no bonus features (except for both the color and black-and white versions of "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]" on volume 40), which was similar to their previous releases of the series on [=VHS=]/Beta[[note]]80 tapes with one episode each (except for one tape with [[Recap/StarTrekTheOriginalSeriesTheMenageriePartI both]] [[Recap/StarTrekTheOriginalSeriesTheMenageriePartII parts]] of "The Menagerie"), with two tapes for each version of "The Cage"[[/note]] and Laserdisc[[note]]42 discs with 2 episodes per disc, with "The Cage" getting two separate discs and "[[RecapStarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder Turnabout Intruder" getting a disc to itself[[/note]]. The volumes were seen by the public as an inefficient and outmoded way to buy TV series, and box sets came four years later.

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* Creator/{{Paramount}} originally released ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in 2000 as 40 single [=DVD=] volumes with 2 episodes per disc and no bonus features (except for both the color and black-and white versions of "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]" on volume 40), which was similar to their previous releases of the series on [=VHS=]/Beta[[note]]80 tapes with one episode each (except for one tape with [[Recap/StarTrekTheOriginalSeriesTheMenageriePartI [[Recap/StarTrekS1E12TheMenageriePartI both]] [[Recap/StarTrekTheOriginalSeriesTheMenageriePartII [[Recap/StarTrekTheS1E13TheMenageriePartII parts]] of "The Menagerie"), with two tapes for each version of "The Cage"[[/note]] and Laserdisc[[note]]42 discs with 2 episodes per disc, with "The Cage" getting two separate discs and "[[RecapStarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder Turnabout Intruder" getting a disc to itself[[/note]]. The volumes were seen by the public as an inefficient and outmoded way to buy TV series, and box sets came four years later.
7th Feb '17 11:56:03 PM C2
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* Creator/{{Paramount}} originally released ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in 2000 as 40 single [=DVD=] volumes with 2 episodes per disc and no bonus features (except for both the color and black-and white versions of "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]" on volume 40), which was similar to their previous releases of the series on [=VHS=]/Beta[[note]]80 tapes with one episode each (except for one tape with [[Recap/StarTrekTheOriginalSeriesTheMenageriePartI both]] [[Recap/StarTrekTheOriginalSeriesTheMenageriePartII parts]] of "The Menagerie"), with two tapes for each version of "The Cage"[[/note]] and Laserdisc[[note]]42 discs with 2 episodes per disc, with "The Cage" getting two separate discs[[/note]]. The volumes were seen by the public as an inefficient and outmoded way to buy TV series, and box sets came four years later.

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* Creator/{{Paramount}} originally released ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in 2000 as 40 single [=DVD=] volumes with 2 episodes per disc and no bonus features (except for both the color and black-and white versions of "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]" on volume 40), which was similar to their previous releases of the series on [=VHS=]/Beta[[note]]80 tapes with one episode each (except for one tape with [[Recap/StarTrekTheOriginalSeriesTheMenageriePartI both]] [[Recap/StarTrekTheOriginalSeriesTheMenageriePartII parts]] of "The Menagerie"), with two tapes for each version of "The Cage"[[/note]] and Laserdisc[[note]]42 discs with 2 episodes per disc, with "The Cage" getting two separate discs[[/note]].discs and "[[RecapStarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder Turnabout Intruder" getting a disc to itself[[/note]]. The volumes were seen by the public as an inefficient and outmoded way to buy TV series, and box sets came four years later.
7th Feb '17 11:53:46 PM C2
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* Creator/{{Paramount}} originally released ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in 2000 as 40 single [=DVD=] volumes with 2 episodes per disc and no bonus features (except for both the color and black-and white versions of "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]" on volume 40), the exact same way they had released the series on [=VHS=]/Beta and Laserdisc beforehand. The volumes were seen by the public as an inefficient and outmoded way to buy TV series, and box sets came four years later.

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* Creator/{{Paramount}} originally released ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in 2000 as 40 single [=DVD=] volumes with 2 episodes per disc and no bonus features (except for both the color and black-and white versions of "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]" on volume 40), the exact same way they had released which was similar to their previous releases of the series on [=VHS=]/Beta [=VHS=]/Beta[[note]]80 tapes with one episode each (except for one tape with [[Recap/StarTrekTheOriginalSeriesTheMenageriePartI both]] [[Recap/StarTrekTheOriginalSeriesTheMenageriePartII parts]] of "The Menagerie"), with two tapes for each version of "The Cage"[[/note]] and Laserdisc beforehand.Laserdisc[[note]]42 discs with 2 episodes per disc, with "The Cage" getting two separate discs[[/note]]. The volumes were seen by the public as an inefficient and outmoded way to buy TV series, and box sets came four years later.
1st Feb '17 7:23:18 AM akaun6899
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** After Disney sold off Miramax, the four movies that they distributed were rereleased by budget DVD company Echo Bridge. Like the above Steelbook, these were among the first Region 1 releases of the films in widescreen, but all the bonus features from those films, including three shorts, audio commentary on ''4Ever'', and Japanese and English trailers, were removed. Nor were they reinstated when Lionsgate got the rights to the movies.
17th Jan '17 3:43:58 PM dsneybuf
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* When a limited edition Blu-ray disc set of the first three ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movies was confirmed for release for February 2016, it was revealed that the special features from the original DVD releases would be excluded from the set. In addition, it's been said that the Pikachu shorts would be left out of the set for rights issues. So what do we get from the set? The movies in 16:9 widescreen with a Stereo presentation of the 4Kids English track, and.....that's about it.

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When a limited edition Blu-ray disc set of the first three ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movies was confirmed for release for February 2016, it was revealed that the special features from the original DVD releases would be excluded from the set. In addition, it's been said that the Pikachu shorts would be left out of the set for rights issues. So what do we get from the set? The movies in 16:9 widescreen with a Stereo presentation of the 4Kids English track, and.....that's about it.
14th Jan '17 6:11:06 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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Essentially a way to suck money out of the clueless, the witless, the careless and the impatient, the Vanilla Edition UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} is about as basic as a movie or TV DVD can get, basically comprising the footage and - if you're really lucky - a trailer and some cast biographies.

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Essentially a way to suck money out of the clueless, the witless, the careless and the impatient, the Vanilla Edition UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} is about as basic as a movie or TV DVD can get, basically comprising the footage footage, subtitles if you're lucky, and - if you're really lucky - a trailer and some cast biographies.



Manufacturers say that they do this because some people just want the movie and not the extras and shouldn't have to pay more for something they don't watch, which is sometimes true. But it is also true that there's money to be made in double-releases.

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Manufacturers say that they do this because some people just want the movie and not the extras and shouldn't have to pay more for something they don't watch, [[MetaphoricallyTrue which is sometimes true. true]]. [[MoneyDearBoy But it is also true that there's money to be made in double-releases.
double-releases.]]



Furthermore, this is becoming a standard marketing strategy to get customers to purchase UsefulNotes/BluRay versions of films by largely creating a vanilla edition for the DVD version and having the special features in the blu-ray instead. A similar method was used when VHS was being phased out. [[note]] VHS copies did sometimes have bonus footage, after the credits of the movie. [[/note]] Today, digital downloads such as [=iTunes=] Extras and the content available on {{Creator/Netflix}} are inherently the same thing.

It also can be argued that vanilla editions make for better rentals, as a frugal troper could blast through all the additional material in an evening. It makes sense for the studio to make it so you must buy the [=DVD=] to watch the special features.

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Furthermore, this is becoming a standard marketing strategy to get customers to purchase UsefulNotes/BluRay versions of films by largely creating a vanilla edition Vanilla Edition for the DVD version and having the special features in the blu-ray Blu-ray instead. A similar method was used when VHS was being phased out. [[note]] VHS [[note]]VHS copies did sometimes have bonus footage, after the credits of the movie. movie.[[/note]] Today, digital downloads such as [=iTunes=] Extras and the content available on {{Creator/Netflix}} are inherently the same thing.

It also can be argued that vanilla editions Vanilla Editions make for better rentals, as a frugal troper could blast through all the additional material in an evening. It makes sense for the studio to make it so you must buy the [=DVD=] to watch the special features.
features.

And hey, if the work in question has up to that point been trapped in the kind of grey, murky, nebulous legal limbo of copyright law that forces you to KeepCirculatingTheTapes, a Vanilla Edition is better than nothing.
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