Are all the Usual Suspects SEs like this?

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  1. StephenA

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    I recently bought the Usual Suspects SE to replace my outdated version. When I opened it, I noticed it had the movie on one side, and the extras on the other. I thought it was strange because I've never seen it like that before. Are all of the Usual Suspects SEs like this, and are there other SEs of movies like this?
     
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    Mine is I believe, without having it in front of me.

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    MGM prefers to use DVD-14's for their catalog special editions.

    It's A Mad^4 World is like this (except that the movie takes all of a DVD-9, unlike the 2 layers for 2 versions DVD that The Usual Suspects is.) as is The Producers (same as Mad World)
     
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    Robert Altman's The Player is like that.
     
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    I'm OK with that, or putting the extras on a second disc, as you can go right to the movie without having to deal with extras you may or may not want to watch.

    DVD has become so extra-oriented now that they're actually getting in the way of the movie. Want to see the movie? You have to choose to see it. Why doesn't it just play by default? The movie is the product; the extras are just that....extra.

    I just want to see the movie. If I want extras, I'll flip the disc over or press "menu."

    Well done on this title. Perhaps others will follow.

    Charlie
     
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    MGM isn't the only one.

    WB released Doctor Zhivago in a 2-disc set, but the movie disc was broken into two parts on a DVD-14. I think this is the only title WB ever did a DVD-14 on.
     
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    WB Lethal Weapon 4 has movie on one side extras on another side

    UNIVERSAL Pianist has same thing
     
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    Superman is also on a DVD-14

    Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition is, on the other hand, a DVD-18, the only one out there I believe.

    Curious though, if MGM prefers using DVD-14s rather than 2-disc sets, why is Die Another Day a 2-disc set? I haven't checked, but I don't the extras are long enough to require a dual-layer disc, so a DVD-14 should have worked. Or perhaps they wanted disc artwork to be consistent across the entire collection of Bond discs, which would therefore preclude using a double-sided disc?
     
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    They should've at least included the foolscreen version of Die Another Day in the same set instead of separately (or not at all!)
     
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    I don't know MGM don't release 2 disc sets over there, we in the U.K certainly get them!
    Usual Suspects here is on 2 seperate discs as is Raging Bull, Silence Of The Lambs, The Terminator and others
     

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