Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Just Say No To Grindhouse DVDs...

After the other day's post of a rare DVD purchase recommendation (300 & Hot Fuzz), here's a no brainer from the other camp.

Do NOT buy the upcoming Grindhouse movie DVD's. Yes, that's right, plural.

In the theatre, it was ONE movie. A feature movie each by Robert Rodriguez and Tarantino, with fake trailers in between. Now on DVD, they are going to split the movie into two full price releases - without the fake trailers on either disc. Sure, they'll be extras, including extended cuts of the movie, but this stinks. They expect people to shell out what will probably be upwards of 40 bucks to see what they didn't pay $10 to see in the theatre? Talk about a rip off.

Now, if you read into some of the web rumors, it looks like the Weinstein brothers - the studio behind the flick - seem to want it to fail in a grudge match with the directors. Either way, with a blatant rip off like this coming along, they're just begging for it to be downloaded. Studios need to stop complaining about movie piracy when they're pulling dumb moves like this.

Comments on "Just Say No To Grindhouse DVDs..."


Anonymous Marina said ... (August 02, 2007 1:21 AM) : 

I second that! No Grindhouse for me!


Blogger Eaglewing said ... (August 02, 2007 2:30 AM) : 

Excellent! Spread the word! :)


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