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Anyone put in a pre-order for this?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by RobT, Nov 5, 2000.

  1. RobT

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    1/4 page ad in todays Sunday Times Culture section for a Vid/DVD out tomorrow:

    tag line: "Well tasty!"

    "Over 30 recipes and more than 3 hours of"...wait for it... "Jamie Oliver!"

    This on DVD?!?!? ROTHFLMAO. Oh jeeze... The only knob in his recipes isn't butter...

    Don't all rush at once now. [​IMG]

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    It may be sad, but you can guarantee someone will buy this title, jsut as some poor sod will purchase the butchered R2 versions of films like "Enter The Dragon", "Zombie: Flesh-Eaters" or "Tenebrae", et al.

    However, this does bring up an interesting question: what do HCC readers think is the most pointless DVD release, with the exception of the "Jamie Oliver" title mentioned above? Any answers CANNOT include any title that has simply been censored or edited, or released in 4:3 rather than widescreen, etc, etc. Come on peeps, let's get inventive here. There must be loads out there, in the broadening world of Region 1 and 2 DVD!

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    Lame comedy series such as "Friends" and "Men Behaving Badly".

    What's the point of buying these on DVD?
     
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    To play Devil's Avocado here:

    Conversely, you could argue that DVD is the perfect medium for this release !
    If the recipes, or whatever, are indexed on the DVD, then you could use it in exactly the same way you would a recipe book, except you'd be able to see the techniques / tips etc rather than just reading a set of ingredients and basic instructions. The same could be said of say DIY manuals - just search for the chapter on building flood defences, say, and voila your demonstration ! Far more useful than having these things on video. Even better if you have a portable DVD player.

    Personally, there's no way I'd ever buy Jamie Oliver on DVD though (or any other medium for that matter !!).

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    You missed the point, Pooch! Surely the greatest advantages that DVD has over VHS are the superior the sound and image quality (to recreate that cinema feeling), plus the 'making of' featurettes and all those other lovely extras.

    What additional impact can be gained from watching something like "Men Behaving Badly" on a 36" widescreen TV, with full Dolby Surround sound?
     
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    Herr E Ballz wrote: "Lame comedy series such as Friends and Men Behaving Badly. What's the point of buying these on DVD?

    You point is rather silly, H. You could apply that same logic to any DVD title! What's the point of buying "The Matrix" or "Mission Impossible" or whatever. If your answer was meant to imply that you simply don't like such TV shows as Friends or MBB, then that isn't quite what I meant when asking for lists of "pointless" DVD's.

    Some shows or films simply don't suit the DVD medium. The "Jamie Oliver Cookery" DVD is pointless, in the sense that it is not something you'd really watch over and over again. It's like an encyclopedia: you simply refer to certain sections of it, as and when necessary. Surely that DVD is pointless, as it serves no other purpose than putting 3 hours worth of Mr Oliver and the recipes on a disc. Wouldn't any recipe book or if you had to, his recipe books, be more appropriate for the task?!

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    The worst DVD has to the ricky martin video collection


    W H Y ! ! ! !

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