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+ - Another Hit From Netflix-> 1

Submitted by Nom du Keyboard
Nom du Keyboard (633989) writes "After their recent (up to) 60% price increase, and now losing Starz out of their streaming lineup early next year, Netflix is starting to ship deficient DVD's. I got The Adjustment Bureau from them on DVD. I've preferred DVD's ever since the DVD version of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story had nearly 20 more minutes of movie on it than the streaming version. But with The Adjustment Bureau, all of the bonus features (but not the movie previews) had been stripped out of the DVD and replaced with an ad encouraging the purchase of the retail DVD and/or BluRay version. And no warning on the Netflix page for this movie that this wasn't the full real DVD that they were shipping. What the heck? Is Netflix trying to commit corporate suicide? I'll probably spend a buck at Red Box just to see the bonus features for this film, and have a bad taste in my mouth over it regarding Netflix."
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Another Hit From Netflix

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  • The studios have been providing Blockbuster and others with rental editions for years now. Frequently the missing content is still on the disc, they just reauthor the menus to skip it or play an advert, but if you use a PC you can play the VOB files directly. Its still a PITA compared to doing it through the menu since the VOB files do not have meaningful names.

    Either way, if redbox isn't doing rental edition DVDs they will eventually since they are priced less than full retail editions.

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