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3rd February 2009 9:54  #31

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,107 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Or you could just select Australian. I'm pretty sure they speak English.

3rd February 2009 15:43  #32

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
How come Sony is the only studio that has all these different language subtitles in most of their DVD's, not just Spanish but Greek, Chinese, Thai, Portugese. etc?

8th February 2009 19:37  #33

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
It's about time DVDs and Blu-rays were made to only include  subtitle options relevant to the country their released in, no more ridiculous language menus.

9th February 2009 2:40  #34

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Chris Gould wrote: Or you could just select Australian. I'm pretty sure they speak English.
We speak Oz-tray-ly-an here....

9th February 2009 14:27  #35

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Oy Noy!

9th February 2009 18:04  #36

Stubby Member Join Date: December 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
I hate when my pet peeves on my DVDs. The colors get all washed out., Any anti-peeve cleaners available?Wink

10th February 2009 20:30  #37

RalphFiennes Member Join Date: August 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 741
m@tt wrote: It's about time DVDs and Blu-rays were made to only include  subtitle options relevant to the country their released in, no more ridiculous language menus.

Personally I'm thankful for the alternate language options.  Firstly because it's a more entertaining way of helping to learn another language (as a supplement to a regular course) and secondly because if you've got family who speak a different language, it's good to be able to put something on that you can all enjoy.

Doesn't take up a massive amount of disc space and while I found it annoying about 10 years ago, I've learned to appreciate the practical applications.

Can't stand double-sided discs though.  Or cardboard-only packaging, like the red Friends 1-10 box set or the Simpsons Season 11 box set.  Bad design.

13th February 2009 14:05  #38

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 765
I know digi-paks have been mentioned before in this thread but i feel it has to be mentioned again, cause there's nothing more stupid than digi-pak packaging!

I can't remember how many times i've bought a movie or a season of a tv-series and opened it up only to find that one or more of the locking mechanisms holding the discs in place is/are broken. What do you do? You can't replace the packaging!

16th February 2009 6:33  #39

TheSkipper Member Join Date: April 2008 Location: United States Posts: 63
Most of the complaints or positive things most of the people have mentioned, I have dealt with. Like for instance with:

The Simple Life
Seasons 1 & 2 (1) flipper disc
Season 3 (2) flipper discs

Also I have one movie that I bought and the plastic covering on the case was ripped right down the spine. My 3-disc copy of Panic Room had the discs stacked in plastic trays one top of each other. The digi-pack styling of certain dvds is okay, along with the multiple subtittle or audio options is something I look forward to. Cause who dosen't want to hear someone get cussed out in German or Spanish audio.

18th February 2009 8:23  #40

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 765
Another thing that i hate happened to me yesterday. I got two DVDs i had ordered and on both, the cover had been placed slightly above the line of the thin protective plastic of the keep case. The DVDs had then been sealed all round with whatever you call those tape things that on the top one usually have the title of the movie. So naturally, when i remove them, however careful i might be, the tape rips the surface of the cover away. This is easily fixed with a black pen if that part of the cover is black, but if it's not, then you're out of luck. What was left of the shrinkwrap stuck to the spine as usual.

8th May 2009 18:14  #41

Pythonofdoom Member Join Date: December 2008 Location: United States Posts: 137
LACK OF SPECIAL FEATURES, while Blu-Ray is packed with them (example: Australia)

Calling a DVD with a Digital Copy a 2-disk Special Edition.  Digital Copies are worthless

Stickers on the DVD that say, "Loaded with Extras" & that you can never get off

Colored DVD cases

Those little flaps on the side you have to open before you can open the DVD

How after you rip the plastic off the DVD, you still have to take off that white sticker & the top (it usually says the DVD's title)

How Blockbuster tends to have their own DVDs that lack in special features

How on some DVDs, they force you to watch trailers, advertisements, etc. before you can get to the menu

DVD packaging that can easily get ripped like There Will be Blood has

DVD packaging like the new 3-disk No Country for Old Men

Those "collectable" Simpsons heads they release as DVD packaging for the seasons

8th May 2009 19:49  #42

takashistorm Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: United States Posts: 191
haha. my anger right now is directed strictly at the Midnight Meat Train blu-ray. if u press "menu" to skip all the pre-menu bulls**t, IT BRINGS YOU BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF THE PRE-MENU BULLS**T!

also, any of the OG blu-ray cases that had the sticker across the top that tore off the blu-ray logo's paint. most importantly, BAD SUBTITLES/DUBBING IS THE MOST ANNOYING THING EVER! i love to turn on both the subtitles and the dubbing to watch how completely different they are.

and finally, any store/factory that puts stickers DIRECTLY ON THE CASE/SLIP COVER! i dont mind best buy/blockbuster stickers as much, as they are easily removed without problem. (and im such a dork, if it does leave behind residue, i immediately go to the "geek squad" counter to use their goo-gone to remove it)

11th May 2009 3:10  #43

pennypincher Member Join Date: May 2009 Location: United States Posts: 3
I hate when some dvds have been sitting at the store too long and the sticker on top sticks to the dvd case ripping the plastic.

11th May 2009 17:19  #44

takashistorm Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: United States Posts: 191
ha. we have alot to complain about. we are one of the most commonly "f*cked" markets.

"here's your movie. but fear not, we'll release a better version in a month when you aren't looking"

11th May 2009 22:56  #45

chrisman25 Member Join Date: May 2009 Location: Canada Posts: 90
watcher517 wrote: Canadian DVDs that have English and French packaging.
yeah that, fullscreen dvds, digital copies (pain in the a**!)and when good movies come out there are bare bones!! (ex. no country for old men).

12th May 2009 7:10  #46

takashistorm Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: United States Posts: 191
how about having to wait for the fat inbred woman in the electronics department of wal-mart to realize its tuesday and get the s**t in gear!

12th May 2009 14:23  #47

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,107 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Except Welsh Wink

12th May 2009 22:43  #48

chrisman25 Member Join Date: May 2009 Location: Canada Posts: 90
takashistorm wrote: how about having to wait for the fat inbred woman in the electronics department of wal-mart to realize its tuesday and get the s**t in gear!
You're lucky I drank my pop before I laughed my brains out!

15th May 2009 23:23  #49

takashistorm Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: United States Posts: 191
chrisman25 wrote: takashistorm wrote: how about having to wait for the fat inbred woman in the electronics department of wal-mart to realize its tuesday and get the s**t in gear!
You're lucky I drank my pop before I laughed my brains out!


so is your computer screen ;-)

20th May 2009 2:59  #50

alex77014 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 187 Send a message via Yahoo to alex77014
1.  when you're able to see another version/directors cut of a movie on tv/cable and it's not even available on dvd...i.e. "planes, trains and automobiles" and "friday."  
2.  when the directors cut is only available in just about every other country except yours...i.e. "rules of attraction."  
3.  when both cuts of a movie are not included in a single dvd...i.e. "payback" & "troy."  

20th May 2009 3:16  #51

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
James Tully wrote: One of the things that annoys me is language selection on certain studios DVDs. You have to scroll through about 6 pages of frankly obscure languages before you get to the 'UK' option.

I am sure that the UK is the biggest selling area in the region, so why not just put a shortcut for it on the first page?!!


I am sure that the UK is the biggest selling area in the region, so why not just put a shortcut for it on the first page?!![/quote]

It's lazy. Make the DVDs/Blu-rays relevant to the country their released in. The nice thing about a lot of region 1 or region A discs is you go straight to menu or main feature. Unless of course it's Disney then you get an hours worth of ads first.

20th May 2009 8:07  #52

takashistorm Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: United States Posts: 191
how about every blu-ray case that has f**kall on the inner sleeve! about 9/10 of my blu rays dont have a picture on the inside, but yet the case is clear (well, blu-clear). seems like a waste.

any dvd case that has a place for an insert, but doesnt have one. my two-disc unrated boondock saints steelcase had plastic insert holders but no insert. same with the special edition of the thing.

15th August 2009 18:46  #53

hogaburger Contributor Join Date: April 2007 Location: United States Posts: 1,126 Send a message via AIM to hogaburger Send a message via Skype to hogaburger
The R1 "Doubt" blu-ray has a tobacco ad that comes on AFTER you click "Play movie" from the main menu. I have never wanted to smoke tobacco more.

Also animated dvd menus that give away movie endings. See the first R1 "Oldboy" release from Tartan, and the original R1 "Usual Suspects" dvd.

Last but not least, when I finally find an old or obscure movie I've wanted on dvd for a long time and its not anamorphic widescreen. I can't even watch my "Kontroll" dvd.

16th August 2009 14:24  #54

sambadude Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: Australia Posts: 61
When they change the packaging of season sets of TV shows! First they start out in nice fold out box sets then suddenly they change to thin plastic cases! I know it's picky but they look terrible on my DVD shelves!

28th August 2009 2:42  #55

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Oh... and Regions....they suck!

4th September 2009 6:24  #56

TheSkipper Member Join Date: April 2008 Location: United States Posts: 63
Here is what I consider some of my dvd pet peeves,
they are the dvds that don't even have a main menu they just go straight into the movie like on the D.C. Cab dvd.
The flipper discs with movies or tv shows on both sides, for example The first Terminator film with the movie on one side and special features on the other side, and the 5th and final season of 21 Jump with 3 flipper discs.
How most dvds now come with no inserts and the cardboard slipcovers that are the same as the actual dvd cover art. I really wouldn't have a problem with the cardboard slipcovers if they were different than the actual dvd cover art.
One last thing would be the disabling of the changing of the audio & subtitle options during the movie. There may be more, but this is my main complaint list right now.

6th January 2010 2:29  #57

b.Spiker Member Join Date: January 2010 Location: United States Posts: 9
I would just like to say, holy c**p.  I thought I was the only one who was picky with his DVD collection.

I really hate it when series box-sets are not the same; ex: Family Guy volumes 1-6 are all boxed, volume 7 however is a slipcase DVD.  A great example... Entourage season's 1 and 2 had a hardcover-like case, that had magnets to help seal it shut.. then they got rid of that and opt for a weak cardboard slipcase.

The snaps don't bother me much, as long as I don't accidently break one when I try and open the case.

I hate it when WalMart or other retailers put their price stickers on the slipcases.. because god knows, peeling them off isn't going to go over well.

I hate the new recycled cases..

I hate when a series takes forever to release (do you hear me FOX?! Where the hell is the rest of "King of the Hill"?!)

Double-dips

Remakes

My minds blank now.. I know I'll think of more later.

7th January 2010 20:39  #58

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 765
b.Spiker wrote: do you hear me FOX?! Probably not, they're too busy counting all the money they've raked in with Avatar. Wink
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