yes, but by the time I get the DVD, if I've already seen the movie in the cinema (or on TV), then I'd often go straight to the supplements, since I haven't seen them before.
but if I've forgotten what the movie was like, then yes, watch the movie again to refresh the memory.
make any sense at all?
Well...it depends on the DVD. If I buy it sight-unseen...then of course I watch the movie first...but otherwise it is a case by case basis. With SW:E1, I watched the extras first...same with the Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box.
The better question would be "do you watch DVD supplements at all?" I really take that on a case-by-case basis, but I'd say I lean more towards not watching them.
BTW, I wouldn't be surprised if this is heading to Polls.
Yeah, Greg, you're more-than-likely accurate there!
Yes indeed .... a lot of the extras do go unwatched in my collection. (Maybe some day...)
I noticed on "Se7en" there are multiple commentaries (3 or 4 different ones). ALL on separate audio tracks! Seems excessive. Who would want to watch/listen to FOUR different commentaries on the very same motion picture!?? I'm sure I won't.
Anyway ..... TO THE BAT-POLLS!! (Probably.)
I agree with Tony. I like to watch the trailer(s) first. Especially with older movies. I like to see what got me wanting to see the movie in the first place. I watch the movie next, and all of the supplements come last.
I can't believe people watch the trailer right before the movie. Especially with all the "tell all" trailers out there.
Unless I've seen the movie recently, I always watch it first, and then the extras.
What's funny is occasionally in director's commentaries, they speak as if somebody watching it has never seen the film before. Things like: "Well, I don't want to give anything away, but that knife will play in a later scene." Anybody who watches the commentary before watching the actual film deserves to have things spoiled for them. HOw absurd!
"...and a mention for Criterion's radio presentations on the old Hitchcocks. I'm sure impressed that they're on the DVDs, but who has the patience to sit through them? "
Well, actually I suffer from insomnia occassionally and I'll tell you, there's nothing better than a droning commentary or an old radio program from a Criterion disc to put me right out!
Don't misunderstand me, I LOVE these supplements, but something about them makes me so comfortable I fall fast asleep. It took me FOUR consecutive nights to get completely through the commentary on Donnie Darko, and I LOVED THE COMMENTARY!!!!