Posted July 05 2004 - 04:56 AM
The enthusiasm that's greeted this shameless hack sales job by Image is very, VERY disturbing.
Say a contractor comes to your house and builds you the crappiest back deck money can buy: it's sagging, the paint is peeling, and the thing is nearly ready to collapse in the wind.
A year or two later, the same contractor offers to re-do the job, this time with better material, at only twice the price. You scream, "Honey, you won't believe it! That contractor is back, and this time he promises to do a great job! Let's get the deck replaced!"
People, you shelled out a small fortune for a series set, and now you're all excited because Image is offering more extras and a high-def transfer? Hey, here's a wacky idea: how about Image GETS IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME? So you all don't have to, like, pay twice 'n stuff?
This trend has gotten ridiculous. People continue to pay out the friggin' nose for the SAME product, over and over and over again. Studios had the balls to do it with single releases, and now Image is doing it with a 200 episode TV collection. When does it stop?
When the consumer tells the studios to stuff it, that's when. STOP being utter dolts and paying for the same product two or three times. If studios are "rushing" product out and skimping on features, then they need to hold releases back until the additional material/transfer is up to standards. I'm so g---damn, f---cking sick of these leeches pulling this scam, aided and abetted by people who smile warmly while they're getting robbed in broad daylight.
All the requested material on this thread (Serling's previews, etc.) will likely be left off and added to a new extra-super-deluxe-premium-theyrefallingforitagain edition two years from now, lovingly boxed in cubic-zirconium sheathing and blessed by the Pope.
Stop. Being. Suckers. Image should've gotten it RIGHT the first time. There was NOTHING preventing them from releasing a better set than they did. This is about fleecing ignorant consumers, plain and simple. Why not offer a trade-in on the old release? "Hey, we know the set wasn't up to par. Give us te old set and take 50% off what we think is the right one to own."
Ok, rant over. Anyone here need some contracting work done?