The Onion and DVDs

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  1. Henry F

    Henry F Auditioning

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    I found this humourous:
    DVD Tries To Pass Off 'Language Options,' 'Scene Selection' As Special Features
    PLANO, TX—The recently released Joe Somebody DVD attempts to pass off "language options" and "scene selection" as special features, an unhappy buyer reported Monday. "What the hell?" said Plano, TX, resident Bill Vinson, who was hoping for never-before-seen outtakes or director's commentary. "While they're at it, why don't they boast that it features 'complete credits' and a special 'pause option'? Christ."
    www.theonion.com
     
  2. Steve Felix

    Steve Felix Supporting Actor

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    I'm surprised they didn't go for "interactive menus." That's worse.[​IMG]
     
  3. Chris M

    Chris M Second Unit

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    Very true
     
  4. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

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    The Onion has been cranking out some good news stories for a while.

    You do know they're fake, right?
     
  5. Sean Moon

    Sean Moon Cinematographer

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    DAMN! Somebody beat me to this thread[​IMG]
    It also didnt list full color character artwork on disc as a feature!
     
  6. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    I've been bitching for 3 years about DVDs that list junk like this among their special features. [​IMG]
     
  7. Dean Kousoulas

    Dean Kousoulas Second Unit

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    He really bought Joe Somebody? Serves him right!

    Dean
     
  8. Paul-Gunther

    Paul-Gunther Stunt Coordinator

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    Good link Paul.
     
  10. Brenton

    Brenton Screenwriter

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    So I guess that means those damn Rebels are murderers for blowing up innocent toddlers.
     
  11. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder
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    I love this thread. The Onion is one
    of my favorite pasttimes.
    These articles are hilarious.
     
  12. PhilipG

    PhilipG Cinematographer

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    Well, my favourite "special feature", listed on Columbia's recent DVD of The Revenge of Frankenstein was this:
    Audio: English
    So kind of them to provide sound on this release. [​IMG]
     
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  14. Brenton

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    That terrorists in Hell one is an absolute crack up!

    This one too: "God only promised humanity that He would never again flood the entire Earth. He never said He wouldn't flood specific areas."

    The Onion rules.
     
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