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Do you ever read the back of DVD's ?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by jonnyv, Jan 5, 2003.

  1. jonnyv

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    Whenever i buy a DVD that i havnt seen at the cinema or on TV, i avoid reading the back of the cover, i always find it tells you what happens in the film...that really spoils it for me !

    when i saw terminator 2 for the first time, i was unaware that arnie was now the good guy, not knowing added to the experience..i also try not to read any reviews on fims so they come as a suprise to me..


    how about you ?
     
  2. Squirrel God

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    Ditto. I'm with you friend.

    I read as little as possible so as not to spoil my enjoyment. The less you know, the more surprises are in store :)

    Naturally, I need to read a little of people's reviews and a brief synopsis just to get an idea of whether I want to buy the DVD or not, but back covers are usually a bad idea as they sometimes give away the whole movie.

    I try to avoid trailers as well, unless they're just teasers or very brief (or I'll just watch the first few seconds) as they usually give too much away.

    I hate it when the chapter list gapes at me as soon as I've opened a DVD as well. Looking at that can really ruin a movie too.
     
  3. ytgti

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    But don't you like to know if Anna Morfik is in the film.:D
     
  4. Shoka

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    Occaisionally, If i have seen a trailer or read a review then i tend not to, if I just pick something up of a shelf then I would.

    I have bought DVD's just by what the cover looked like before - Big mistake, the cover was cool the film was crap.
     
  5. Squirrel God

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    I've never bought a DVD off the shelf. Always bought on-line. I'm not brave enough to buy stuff in a real store as I get nervous without www.dvdcompare.org.uk to guide me.
     
  6. Shoka

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    So you were the wierd guy I saw standing, jittering talking to himself in HMV the other day :D :D
     
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    I'm with squirrel on the chapter list, but usually I do read the back to see if it's along my lines of interest. Admittedly however it does give too much away :(
     
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    Didn't see this until now :D

    There's no point checking the back to see if something is anamorphic or 5.1 or whatever. The back covers are not always correct. Checking on the 'net to see what's what is the only way to go :cool:
     
  9. Geezer

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    I agree with a lot of the points made here, although i do tend to read the back especilly if i dont know the film. May have to try this approach
     
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    I'm the same with books also - I don't like to know what's going to happen in the book so I never look at the notes on the jacket.
     
  11. Nike

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    I won't even look at a forum thread if it contains the title of a film I have not seen, but am intending to.

    Thanks for the spoiler warning about Arnie being the good guy in T2 :(
     
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    I always check the back of the box for two reasons:

    1) Aspect ratio of the DVD (to make sure I am not buying a fullscreen @ 4:3).

    2)The Sound format (Preferably DD5.1).
     
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    If you don't believe me, look at just the reported anamorphic errors on back covers:

    http://thedvdforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=104536
     

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