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Columbia/TriStar: Trailer Madness! (1 Viewer)

David Lambert

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Aug 3, 2001
On several of the recent releases from Columbia/TriStar (the different Muppet movies as well as the different Cheech & Chong films come to mind), the DVD has contained the theatrical trailers for OTHER movies in the series. But, mysteriously, not for the film contained on the DVD I just purchased!
Why, oh why? How much of a little effort is it to include the trailer for the film you're watching? Especially when the studio is already putting _other_ trailers on the disc?
I'm certain it's not a cost issue!
I realize that they want to use space on the disc you just bought to promote the other discs they could sell you. They can think to themselves "we don't need to convince them to buy this film, 'cuz they just did!". But they have to realize that owning a supplement like the original theatrical trailer for the film is highly desirable among DVD purchasers! It makes a DVD more desirable to buy!
They can argue that they give you the trailer - just on another disc. But I don't want to have to recall that the trailer for "Muppets Take Manhattan" is found on the DVD for "Great Muppet Caper". It's either with the film it belongs to or it isn't.
Please change this policy! Thank you for listening,


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May 22, 1999
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I started a thread on this very subject a few months back. It may be that you and I are the only ones who find this practice of Columbia's irritating. I like having the theatrical trailer for the movie I purchased WITH the movie it promotes. If I want to show a trailer for an upcoming showing to one of my home theater audiences, I don't want to have to fumble around among my Columbia discs to see where the right trailer is (or even if there is one at all). Seems completely ridiculous to me. Paramount did this once with the laser releases of WAR OF THE WORLDS and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, each of which had its opposite's trailer. C'mon, Columbia - put all the trailers you want on a disc, but include the one for the movie I just bought!

Wes Ray

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May 11, 2001
I've noticed that Columbia/TriStar does do weird things with their previews. I bought The Karate Kid Part II and it included previews for part one, two, but NOT part 3. It also included previews for Godzilla 2000 and Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles for whatever reason.
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Sep 13, 1999
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Chris Caine
very annoying.
how about making them ALL anamorphic as well please?
Yumbo - IMDVD

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