Die Another Day DVD Promo

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  1. Kajs

    Kajs Second Unit

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    Has anyone seen this on Ebay? It has some trailers and featurettes on it.

    The packaging says:
    "WARNING! Once removed from its packaging, the DVD will self-destruct in 36 hours!"

    According to Q's letter: "By self-destructing, I don't mean the DVD will explode or vanish into thin air, so please restrain yourself. It's as simple as this: once you remove the DVD from its packaging, you only have 36 hours to watch it. Play it in a conventional DVD player or DVD-ROM drive as much as you'd like, but 36 hours after removal, you will no longer be able to access the content on the DVD. It then makes a nice martini coaster."

    Is this possible?
     
  2. Pete_S

    Pete_S Stunt Coordinator

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    I know the idea had been bounced around for DVDs that quickly "rotted" (for lack of a better word) once exposed to oxygen. Some kind of chemical reaction was supposed to occur once you took the disc out of the package... Kind of similar to the Divx disc format, but you didn't need a special player and you didn't have Big Brother breathing down your neck (you had to keep your Divx player hooked up to a phone line to grant the viewing of Divx discs).
    Cool that the idea seems to have gotten some use, but I don't see why MGM would feel the need to keep people from seeing their James Bond promo materials after 36 hours... Anything for the sake of novelty, I guess. [​IMG]
     
  3. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

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    Especially since they can just create an image of the disc, and burn it to a more perminent DVD-R[​IMG]
     
  4. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    actually here in the UK there is a promo dvd for Die Another Day, so I would imagine that this would also be made available in the USA

    Cheers
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Yes, back when DiVX was dying, a company came up with an alternative to it. Basically they put a chemical over the surface that once exposed to air clouds up the disc enough that a laser can't read it in about 48 hours
     
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