worst bonus feature ever??

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  1. stewart borland

    stewart borland Stunt Coordinator

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    Just popped my newly delivered Monarch of the Glen Season two into the machine. Eagerly clicked to special features and selected the interview...
    ... imagine my surprise when I discovered it to be the exact same interview which was on disc 1 [​IMG]
    Any other disc have a 'better' special feature? [​IMG]
    The disc is published by Acorn Video and it's the BBC Scotland series (for those of you who aren't familiar with the title)
     
  2. Matt<>Broon

    Matt<>Broon Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, I'm very fond of the 'special' French Mono track on the upcoming Popeye release. [​IMG]

    I've never really considered Trailers to be especially 'special' either. So I'd say any one of those.
     
  3. Peter McM

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    "Chapter Selection"

    "Widescreen"

    "Subtitles"

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Tom_Bechet

    Tom_Bechet Second Unit

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    LOL at Peter


    I think the worst extra I have ever come across must be the techno party coverage on the Pitch Black DVD. Columbia France should have left that one out and given us DTS.[​IMG]
     
  5. Damin J Toell

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    The worst bonus feature ever would've been if the easter egg video on The Ring actually caused death 7 days later.

    DJ
     
  6. ChuckDeLa

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    - any commentary track with huge gaps and very little interesting info (e.g., Edward Scissorhands and When Harry Met Sally)

    - text supplements or still galleries that automatically forward you to the next frame after a certain period of time

    - features that make you jump through hoops to access them (Harry Potter, Memento)
     
  7. Charlie Essmeier

    Charlie Essmeier Stunt Coordinator

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    Color bars.

    Charlie
     
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    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    What about "Action Overload, the hottest scenes from the movie music-video style"?
     
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    Direct from The Jungle Book Limited Issue DVD:

    -Full-Color Character Character Artwork on Disc

    I think this was a "Special Feature" of all the Limited Issue Disney Animated Films, but I don't have them all in front of me.
     
  12. Neil Joseph

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    Not the worst feature but it has to be the most weird...

    The Thermian soundtrack on Galaxy Quest. Has anyone played the entire film using this alternate soundtrack?
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Disney's artwork is close, but for me the worst feature was on The Commitments (which I returned). It actually listed pan & scan as a bonus feature [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I enjoy reading these, but why not as a booklet insert??:

    The Anchor Bay 'reverse side of cover' production notes.
     
  15. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    I would say the worst bonus feature would be on Canadian bilingual DVDs where they have reversable covers.....English/French on side one, French/English on side two.[​IMG] What idiot made this decision? Why not English on one side, French on the other?[​IMG]
     
  16. BarryS

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    Well, I just watched the Glengarry Glen Ross DVD and there are some pretty worthless special features on there. Particularly the "J. Roy: New and Used Furniture" short film. This is probably the most worthless feature I've ever seen.
     
  17. Dean Kousoulas

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    I have seen "Full Screen Presentation" listed as a special feature on the back of some dvd's. I think that speaks for itself.

    Dean
     
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    "Reel Recommendations" [​IMG]
     
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