Originally Posted by Moe Dickstein
Do you have info on that Brandon or is that your speculation?
It's not really "Manufacture on Demand" if they are pressed discs, but I could see then doing very small runs of 500-1000 and doing it MOD style.
I thought that the reason BD MOD was waiting was to get the BD-R to be more reliable actually...
Just speculation due to general experience with BD-R media. It's the reality of the format. From a technical standpoint, BD-Rs with AACS (a primary BD copy protection) do not load on the Playstation 3 and a handful of other players. That alone would likely prevent them from being BD-Rs.
Then there are some BD players that don't play BD-Rs regardless.
Also, the design of the Blu-ray is reliant on the hard coating for scratch protection. The disc data is right on the surface and even more susceptible to damage than DVD-Rs. The cost of replacing customer's scratched BD-Rs would be far more pricey (as well as more common) than replacing customers DVD-Rs.
"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932