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#1 of 55 stewart borland

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Posted May 06 2003 - 04:52 AM

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 Posted Image
Any other disc have a 'better' special feature? Posted Image
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#2 of 55 Matt<>Broon

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Posted May 06 2003 - 04:55 AM

Well, I'm very fond of the 'special' French Mono track on the upcoming Popeye release. Posted Image

I've never really considered Trailers to be especially 'special' either. So I'd say any one of those.
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#3 of 55 Peter McM

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Posted May 06 2003 - 05:24 AM

"Chapter Selection"

"Widescreen"

"Subtitles"

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#4 of 55 Tom_Bechet

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Posted May 06 2003 - 05:30 AM

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.Posted Image


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#5 of 55 Damin J Toell

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Posted May 06 2003 - 05:35 AM

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

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#6 of 55 ChuckDeLa

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Posted May 06 2003 - 05:53 AM

- 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 of 55 Charlie Essmeier

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Posted May 06 2003 - 06:17 AM

Color bars.

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#8 of 55 Randy A Salas

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Posted May 06 2003 - 06:38 AM

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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.


I would have traded the techno party and the redundant DTS track (not much different than the DD 5.1 track on this DVD) to make room for the outstanding Sci-Fi Channel TV special, Into Pitch Black, which extended the story in the same way that The Curse of the Blair Witch complemented The Blair Witch Project. Or there could have been a second disc, or a separate DTS release.

Into Pitch Black, according to Sci-Fi, allowed viewers to "learn more about the survivors of the crashed deep space transport Hunter-Gratzner, including psychopathic, escaped convict Riddick, and the desolate and deadly planet where they all crash landed." It was an hourlong special that ran about 45 minutes without commercials.
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#9 of 55 Jesse Skeen

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Posted May 06 2003 - 06:40 AM

What about "Action Overload, the hottest scenes from the movie music-video style"?
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#10 of 55 Tom_Bechet

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Posted May 06 2003 - 06:44 AM

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What about "Action Overload, the hottest scenes from the movie music-video style"


Bruckheiomer stylePosted Image I think that action overlaod is mostl present on bruckheimer produced titles (gone in 60s)

I didn't know about that TV special, Randy, cheersPosted Image


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#11 of 55 EricSunde

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Posted May 06 2003 - 06:53 AM

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.
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#12 of 55 Neil Joseph

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Posted May 06 2003 - 08:06 AM

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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Posted May 06 2003 - 09:52 AM

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 Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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Posted May 06 2003 - 12:19 PM

I enjoy reading these, but why not as a booklet insert??:

The Anchor Bay 'reverse side of cover' production notes.
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#15 of 55 Joseph J.D

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Posted May 06 2003 - 12:27 PM

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.Posted Image What idiot made this decision? Why not English on one side, French on the other?Posted Image
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Posted May 06 2003 - 04:13 PM

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 of 55 Dean Kousoulas

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Posted May 06 2003 - 05:00 PM

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

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#18 of 55 Damin J Toell

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Posted May 06 2003 - 05:47 PM

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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. 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.


As a fan of J. Roy director Tony Buba, I respectfully disagree.

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#19 of 55 David Von Pein

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Posted May 06 2003 - 06:46 PM

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Posted May 06 2003 - 10:57 PM

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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.


It didn't cause death because it was on DVD, not VHS. Posted Image

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