Originally Posted by The Obsolete Man /img/forum/go_quote.gifI can (sort of) understand the folks at some of the bigger studios who focus more on getting a "product" out than worrying about meeting every desire of hard-core fans. They're clueless and don't seem to understand that the hard-core fans are actually the ones who are willing to shell out the money for box sets. I get that.
See, here's what I don't get... doesn't Shout (or any manufacturer, for that matter) learn from the past?
Every time we get a chopped up season 1, we bitch and moan and don't buy it. Then, for season 2, they "pull out all the stops" and the second season is "a world apart".
Do we have to do this dance every time? It always ends the same way. Season 1 is edited, people bitch and don't buy it, and when season 2 comes out, even though it's done correctly, many people still don't buy because they don't have season 1. Can't, for once, they just assume we're going to complain and not buy, and get season 1 right so we don't have to go through this damn dance EVERY. SINGLE. TIME?!?
But Shout! Factory? Don't they realize they built their reputation on high-quality offerings catered to the discerning fan? Didn't they recognize the risk that a mediocre classic TV release would present? I don't get that.