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Physical Media might not be dead, but Physical Media in Retail Stores are accelerating the death

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by mrz7, Mar 4, 2018.

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    You know you're linking to an article from April, right? WAY before the service debuted...and this article has now been proven as 100% incorrect.

    Hallelujah. Thank you for saying it before I could.
     
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    But the mere fact it was debated and continues to do so means there is always the possibility of these cuts taking place. This is just one instance,..
     
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    Not really. It was always in the rumor category. It never came from any official Disney source as far as I remember.
     
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    Yes,..this is true, it was just a rumour but we avid collectors of physical media are always cautious! It might be alright, 'This Time',..but you just never know.
     
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    Right. You never know. And I will never advocate against physical anything. But in this case, the rumor was 100% wrong and should not be used in any argument or debate regarding physical or streaming.

    And with that, I'm done with this conversation.
     
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    True, but it does cut both ways. If you want to see the original theatrical cut of The Warriors, for example, you're out of luck on blu-ray. But it is available on iTunes.
     
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    For a short while until the license runs out. :P
     
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    No. That's like saying it's legit to ask someone "so when did you stop beating your wife?"

    Because someone can always say, "I know he denied it, but the fact that it was asked and continues to be discussed make it a legit concern."

    The Disney edits to Dumbo were fiction.
     
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    You’re confusing iTunes, which is a purchase site equivalent to buying a physical disc, with Netflix or Disney+ subscription services, which are the present day equivalent to cable TV.

    If you purchase a movie on iTunes, it’s yours. Even if the movie’s ownership changes hands, even if the studio decides to put it out of print so that no new copies may be sold, you still have your copy.

    Movies used to play on rotation in cable all the time, sometimes edited, and then disappear from the channel. That’s what subscription streaming is.

    It doesn’t help the discussion to conflate the two, or to blame one service for not providing something it never intended to provide.
     
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