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Old 10-26-03, 11:54 PM   #1
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That's it! I'm cancelling my Hulk Preorder!

I had this wonderfully amazing film ordered from Buy.com, and then, WHAM! I had to cancel it today.

I was reading on another forum how there are UNSKIPPABLE previews on this disc.!!!!!11one

Unbelievable!

They won't get my money! No sir!
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Old 10-26-03, 11:57 PM   #2
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you tell em dude!!
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Old 10-27-03, 12:05 AM   #3
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Old 10-27-03, 12:13 AM   #4
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Old 10-27-03, 12:17 AM   #5
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Old 10-27-03, 12:17 AM   #6
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I heard he is now all CGI also, and not a real actor!
 
Old 10-27-03, 12:19 AM   #7
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People actually are paying full price. I thought everyone was getting them from Kraft.
 
Old 10-27-03, 12:31 AM   #8
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I canceled my preorder becuase I remember how horrible this film was...
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Old 10-27-03, 12:50 AM   #9
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i ended up buying the pirated copy only cuz of the ad's. at least, i can skip all the ad's.

those Sunny D ad's got annoying.
 
Old 10-27-03, 12:52 AM   #10
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Sorry dude. You don't think you can cancel pre-orders at Buy.com.
 
Old 10-27-03, 01:09 AM   #11
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Old 10-27-03, 02:03 AM   #12
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I'm also extremely annoyed by Universal's recent trend of placing unskippable previews before movies on DVD. Sure, you can fast forward through them, but why did they have to disable the skip function? When I go to watch a DVD, I want to watch the movie above all else. If I wanted to fast forward through a bunch of previews before the movie, I would have kept my VCR.

I'm much more likely to watch trailers if they're included on the DVD as extras. Heck, I like to see what's coming out. I like to watch trailers. But I like to watch them on my terms when I want too. If Universal tries to force me to watch them, it's only natural for me to resist.
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Old 10-27-03, 02:05 AM   #13
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Old 10-27-03, 04:13 AM   #14
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Old 10-27-03, 05:32 AM   #15
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I hit the fast forward button a few times and it will fast forward through those suckers in a heartbeat, stop beeing such a weenie.
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Old 10-27-03, 05:34 AM   #16
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Y'know, I respect the idea that everyone is entitled to their opinion, and it's not my intention to crap all over everyone - but this is a bit of a no brainer for me.

If it's just a question of spending 15 seconds fast forwarding through a couple of trailers (and that's how long it took me - I have the DVD already), then it's a no brainer.

My point is this - if I can fast forward through them, then as far as I am concerned I am not being forced to watch those trailers.

It would not inconcievable to me to cancel my order for something so trivial.

OK, if you want to make a stand, make your point etc, then do it if you wish. But it would take something a but more serious than this to make me think twice about buying an otherwise desired disc.

To me , this is right up there with no booklets and inserts -I mean, I look at the damn things once if i'm lucky. And if I want to know the chapters, I use the scene selection on the menus.
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Old 10-27-03, 05:42 AM   #17
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Exactly, what I wanted to say JM1, but too lazy since i just woke up and have to head to work soon.

I only care about the feature itself. If there are previews tagged on to the beginning of the film, it's really no big deal. I wouldn't even consider not buying a movie, just because of previews even if they weren't fast forward-able. I'd be pretty upset, but from then on I'd just do a scene selection and start from chapter one of the movie itself (I assume that would work?).
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Old 10-27-03, 06:43 AM   #18
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That's why you start the movie, go to the bathroom and come back

Thats exactly what I was gonna say.
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Old 10-27-03, 07:13 AM   #19
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You cannot get to the scene selection to do that, actually. The only thing you can do is fast forward. Tried everything else.
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Old 10-27-03, 07:18 AM   #20
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Old 10-27-03, 07:40 AM   #21
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Hmmm ... didn't they also have unskippable previews when it was shown in theaters?
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Old 10-27-03, 08:27 AM   #22
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Hmmm ... didn't they also have unskippable previews when it was shown in theaters?

yes, I guess having them on the dvd brings you one step closer to the "real thing".
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Old 10-27-03, 08:30 AM   #23
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Soo ... I guess VHS tapes had forced trailers all the time!?
Did anyone compain then?

You could fastforward past VHS tape movie trailers. So what's the big deal? Yes, I would prefer, with the new technology benefits, to be able to skip, however, fastforward is what we have been doing for decades with VHS, so why complain?
 
Old 10-27-03, 09:01 AM   #24
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So what happens when they decide to disable the fast forward function? You know that's the next step.
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Old 10-27-03, 09:21 AM   #25
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Soo ... I guess VHS tapes had forced trailers all the time!?
Did anyone compain then?

You could fastforward past VHS tape movie trailers. So what's the big deal? Yes, I would prefer, with the new technology benefits, to be able to skip, however, fastforward is what we have been doing for decades with VHS, so why complain?
When it's VHS, the technology did not allow us to easily skip the trailers. So, the only way we could skip is to us the fastforward function. Studios could say that they did not force us to watch the trailers. They just put them there. If any viewers do not want to watch, they may skip by using fastforward.

However, when the studio disables the skip function when the technology does allow, it clearly shows the intention for the "attempt" to force viewers to watch. Yes, viewers can skip by using fastforward, but it's inconvenient. The studio sure has thought about this and know that they could force "some viewers" to watch.

Well, even if they do not intend to do this amd the function is disable my mistake, it's still their fault to correct.

Anyway, it's individual's right not to purchase the DVD. I, of course not, do not like how the studio does this. But I don't care that much and will eventually purchase this movie.


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So what happens when they decide to disable the fast forward function? You know that's the next step.
As I said earlier in this post, I do not like the idea of that studio disables the skip function. But I can still live with that. If whenever studios decide to disable the fastforward function, I will join the strike and will not purchase the DVD's in this feature.
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