Thank god the days of listing scene access as a special feature are gone.

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  1. Paul_D

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    Do you remember, not so long ago, that the special features listed on the back of a lot of DVDs included scene access, interactive menus, english language track[​IMG] etc. Let's hope those days are gone forever!
     
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    Scene access seems alive and well as a special feature. Why do you say it is dead?
     
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    That's nothing. Last night, I watched the Paradine Case on DVD. The box listed "Fullscreen Presentation" as a special/bonus feature.
     
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    if full screen presentations are a special feature, i'd hate to see the bareboned discs! [​IMG]
     
  9. Michael Warner

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    Check out the back cover art for "Prime Gig," a new DVD from New Line. Animated Menus! Whoopee!
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Ryan L B

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    The features you want!? When did this movie come out since it is a bare bones disc
     
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    My personal favorite extra is "Production Notes".
     
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    UK Conan the Destroyer lists "Informative Liner Notes" as a special feature. As opposed to uninformative notes I suppose [​IMG]
     
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    LOL, yep, I still get a laugh out of Disney's first animated releases. "Full color disc art!" They even tried to make this sound like it was truly special by saying that with the disc art, children would know which side faced up when they put the disc in a player.
     
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    Now if they would just stop calling the printed insert a "Collectible Booklet."

    Seriously, I remember in '97 when I first picked up a DVD and read "Interactive Menus" and "Scene Access" on the box, I wondererd what the fuck is this? A video game?
     
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    I can just see it now....

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    - Pause, stop, and reverse-play modes!

    - Every frame of the movie freezable! See each frame frozen one by one!

    - The complete movie soundtrack, similar to how it played in theatres! BONUS: Soundtrack is actually SYNCED with the actor's voices!

    - The complete end-movie credit sequence!

    - The title of the film, printed ON THE DISC!!!

    - A gold look on the underside of the disc!

    - Audio-switching! Switch between any of our two audio tracks by going back to our static menu's and starting the whole movie again from the beginning!

    - A plastic protective case keeping you from having to leave the disc just lying around!

    - BONUS: The ability to eject the disc at any moment! (The most cherished feature!)
     

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