Originally Posted by MattH.
The MGM/Fox release of The Thomas Crown Affair which I reviewed a week or so ago did that very thing.
As did the MGM/Fox release of To Live and Die in L.A.
Originally Posted by Johnny Angell
My point exactly. If I've bought a blu-ray and I've got the equipment, why should I have to watch SD just to get the commentary. How hard could it have been to include the commentary on the blu? Either it would have cost more money to license for both discs or the studio has it's head up its ....
Come on, is this rocket science? Would anybody on this board design it this way? Even if you don't mind watching SD to get the commentary, is that how'd you'd do it?
It sounds like they're doing exactly what was done with To Live and Die
-- including a copy of the existing
DVD, along with a barebones Blu-ray, which was probably cheaper to author and reproduce than a Blu-ray that includes all the special features. For all we know, it'll be the same encode as that used by Alliance in Canada.
I'm not defending the practice, because I don't like it either, but I'm sure it's a cost issue.