|aren't we being just a little hardheaded?|
Sticking to one's principles certainly looks that way to other people, doesn't it?
|And tell us again just exactly why such information is any of our business?|
Well, as a general rule, I could care less about such things. But if the studios want my
business, then they either have to provide me with uncut product, or a good explanation for it being cut. If they do neither, I won't buy it.
Look, this is futile. The studio is providing an edited product. Some people don't care and will buy it anyway, no matter why. They want the product so badly, that it doesn't matter if it's edited to them, and they will either assume good intentions on the part of the studio, or rationalize that it's better to have with the cuts, than not at all, and it's not cut that
much. This is the sort of attitude that is making the distributors of The Cosby Show on dvd, very, very happy.
Others (and it may be a group whose membership is only 1 for all I know), won't buy edited product, unless there's some verification that it was literally unavailable. We love the shows just as much as the first group, only we view edited versions like Solomon's half a baby. We love the shows so much, we only want them completely intact. We'd rather have no show at all, than a butchered show. We love WKRP in Cincinnati, and we understand that music rights may mean it never comes out, but that would be better than it coming out with music replacement.
The truth of the matter is that we in this second group don't give a rat's ass how much it costs the studio to do it right. We want it right. Would you buy a car with faulty parts cause the car companies couldn't afford to buy the right parts cause they were charging too much for those parts? Do you accept that they just had to cut corners otherwise they couldn't make enough of a profit? Or do you demand a correct product, and manufacturer's cost problems be damned?
Anyway, this debate is going nowhere. You guys aren't going to convince me to buy an edited season 3, and Barney Fife has a better chance of making director of the FBI than I do of stopping any of you from buying Season 4 even if it has only syndicated versions of every episode. You guys love Andy and you'll buy the product no matter what.
I'm out of here.