- Sep 23, 2005
big meh... i only watch special features when i'm starved for entertainment on a midnight shift or something and i work about 3 of those a year.
Let's not forget that movies are compressed for special editions. Often the movie is compressed further and quality suffers to put all that extra stuff on the disk. Will the Rental version have improved visual quality?
I agree with other posters in this thread who say this is a bad idea because it will drive the price of movies up further because now they have to do two separate pressings which will cause costs to go up. Cost to purchase the movies going down to ~$20 is what they need to drive sales.
Personally, I don't care for the commentaries or any of the extra crap. I got a few "box sets" and I can say I have never watched the deleted scenes, behind the scenes, or, any of the interviews. I don't think I've ever pulled the map out of the LOTR movie either.