Pet Peeve: DVD inserts advertising movies on VHS (M*A*S*H)

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  1. Steve Tannehill

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    So here I am watching and enjoying this great special edition of M*A*S*H on DVD when I see the insert advertising the Fox War Classics on Video.

    The box art was all VHS-sized. The movies are "also available on DVD."

    You know, I have not bought a videotape in years. And I don't want to see ads for them. With DVD poised to overtake VHS sales, I think it's time to acknowledge that in the ads that appear in DVD boxes.

    Maybe I should get some sleep...

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    You should talk to Peter Staddon about that. It seems very funny to get an insert about VHS in a DVD case.
    Its kind of like buying a Porsche 911 Turbo and looking in the glove compartment to find a brochure for a half dead mule.
    That's just my opinion though. [​IMG]
    Patrick
     
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    My Muppet Show discs proudly proclaim they're VHS [​IMG]
     
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    That's okay. The average DVD title from a non-major studio (for instance, Rhino, or an Anime' company, or one of Sony's lesser arms like one of their music holdings) will often include promos on their DVD's for their catalog of available titles. And they'll only show VHS versions! [​IMG]
    I feel the same way. I don't buy VHS any more, and I sure don't need to see VHS ads any more. ESPECIALLY if the title isn't out on disc!!!
     

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