Big name stars are uping the production costs of DVD's

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  1. JohnS

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    Read over at the digitalbits that big name stars(Arnold Swartz) are asking for hudge amounts of money, to participate on DVD Special Editions. They are reporting that it might cost the DVD customer more for a DVD.
    Read the story-http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/2001...sided_871.html
    I don't mind paying a few extra dollars. But only if the star or stars are going to give valubale or worthwhile info.
     
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    This is old news. There's a previous thread about this somewhere.
     
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    well, actually its new news again. Because it was in Daily Variety(dec 17th). So, it's actually getting more serious
     
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    I think it's just the studios being greedy. The got so use to the stars/directors/etc doing things pro-bono that they want to keep it that. The studios will, of course, blame everyone else but themselves. Even if they have to pay for the talents time, they are still making huge money on these DVDs.

    Look at all the advertisement around things like the Phantom Menance and Shrek. They make a huge deal about how many special features, etc, it has. If the studios are selling more copies because of the contribution of the talent involved, why shouldn't the talent make money on it?
     
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