Netflix: Don't wait for widescreen Nemo, get fullscreen instead!

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  1. Brett G

    Brett G Stunt Coordinator

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    Maybe this shouldn't be in the software forum, but I thought many of you would be interested to hear this. Moderators, feel free to move if too off topic.

    I have the widescreen version of Finding Nemo on my queue at Netflix, and I got this email from them today:

     
  2. Ken Seeber

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    Not only that, the extras are completely different between the two discs, with the fullscreen aimed squarely at kids. Grown-ups who are interested in decent extras will definitely want the widescreen disc.

    You might want to reply to the e-mail and let them know it's misleading at best.
     
  3. BrettB

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  4. Jodee

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    I think the funniest part is that no one is waiting for the fullscreen version.

    Studios, do you hear that?
     
  5. Jason Harbaugh

    Jason Harbaugh Cinematographer

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    Why did they split up the discs in the first place? It is a 2 disc set with no alternate edition. So if you want to watch all of the extras that means you have to rent both discs seperately? WTF!?
     
  6. Robert Floto

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    Didn't the Finding Nemo release include both the widescreen AND the re-formatted full screen version?
     
  7. Joshua Clinard

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    Yes, but apparantly they are on seperate discs of the two-disc sets.

    I find that e-mail appaling.
     
  8. Brett G

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    Robert,

    Yes, but on separate discs.

    **Edit** Yeah, what Joshua said...
     
  9. Michael Warner

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    As far as I've ever noticed, NetFlix always offers only the widescreen editions of multiple format DVD releases. In this case, all copies of "Finding Nemo" included both the WS and FS versions on separate discs. Someone at NetFlix probably saw this as an opportunity to ease some of the queue backlog without having to bring in any new inventory -- just use the second discs of the already purchased DVDs. I can see their point although the email is a bit misleading.
     
  10. Deane Johnson

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    So, it's signed "your friends at Netflix". Friends don't let friends watch full screen.
     
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    Come on guys, they're just pointing out an alternative to waiting. They're trying to be helpful. If they sent him a full screen when he asked for a widescreen that would be completely different. But they didn't, so throw them a frickin bone.
     
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  15. Robert Floto

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    I'm confused... If the Finding Nemo release has two discs (one with the OAR version, the other with the re-formatted full screen version) then wouldn't Netflix have both discs at the same time? Why would they have gotten the second disc before the first one if they are supposed to be in the same package?

    Is there a reason why Netflix might get the two discs separately?
     
  16. george kaplan

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    I think Netflix gets tons of the 2 dvd sets, splits them up, and finds tons of people have rented the widescreen disc, and nobody is renting the full screen, of which they have tons laying around, hence, the (IMO) regrettable email.
     
  17. AaronMK

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    So what do they do with some of the older titles that have one version on each side of the disc, cut the DVD in half like you would a bagel and rent them seperately. [​IMG]

    C'mon, it is a single release and should be rented as such.
     
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    Brett, George and John: you guys are killing me. This is exactly what I needed to start my day! Please keep them up! [​IMG]
     
  19. Jesse Skeen

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    Which is why 2-disc sets suck- they should've made this a 2-sided disc- screw the "full-color disc art!"
     
  20. Sarah S

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    Aaron: Netflix and many other online rental sites split two-disc sets up and people usually have to rent both discs. Yes, it's annoying, but rental sites have found that this increases their profits. If you have two movies on one disc, that's a dfferent story and is treated like one rental. This really isn't news to anyone who rents from these sites.
     

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