Article in the online LA Times points to unseen growth and format changes in DVD

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  1. Lance Nichols

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    Basically, the article talks about how the format was seen originally as a way to push new sales of catalog titles and media, but has grown beyond that and is affecting the way movies are being shot and produced. As an aside the title should read UNFORSEEN.
    Some of the article almost seems to be promoting the ripping and re-editing of the film (I will have to go back and check it out again). This is something I am not happy with, heck if we can't keep our paws off our favorite films (forget the legal implications for now) how can we expect the directors to keep from messing with them? *cough* George *cough*
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    I think it's a well written article that examines the changes DVD is bringing about without being alarmist or starry-eyed. It's a good read, especially with the quotes from directors and industry people (although I've read those quotes in other articles so I think this is more cut and paste than quotes specific to this article).
     
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    I could be wrong, but I only saw the fans reediting worry regarding "Star Wars" as FF Coppola was quoted. I think that's basically The Phantom Edit that he's talking about. The other "viewer can edit" mentions were about the "edit your own film" sequences that DVD makers are putting into their DVDs, so it's not like the people are doing something that they shouldn't be doing.
     
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    The same story, btw, was yesterday's cover feature in the Sunday Los Angeles Times Calendar section.
     

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