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Do you read the cover of a dvd your watching,even if you've read it before?

Old 07-27-05, 01:43 AM
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Do you read the cover of a dvd your watching,even if you've read it before?

I often read the cover of a movie that i'm watching,even if i've read before.As if it's going to reveal some new info this time around.
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Old 07-27-05, 01:46 AM
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Oh yeah- all the time. Same thing with CDs, too.
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Old 07-27-05, 01:51 AM
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Old 07-27-05, 07:25 AM
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No.

Sometimes refer to the cover for a credit or some info like that.
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Only as I close the case.
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Only for Lenticular covers. I swear I'm watching the movie twice!
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Old 07-27-05, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick Martin
Oh yeah- all the time. Same thing with CDs, too.
ditto. as if there were a new picture there or something.
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Old 07-27-05, 08:48 AM
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Old 07-27-05, 09:24 AM
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Can't say that i do.
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Old 07-27-05, 12:17 PM
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Only as I close the case.
After sorting by color.
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Old 07-27-05, 01:09 PM
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sorry..I don't understand the question.

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Old 07-27-05, 02:01 PM
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Yes, I must admit, I read the back covers quite frequently.

When I am trying to decide what to put on, I either open up DVD Prof and browse there or, if I am feeling energetic, I open the case and browse manually, taking out cases, and reading the backs (even though the chances are pretty good that i have seen the film several times) to see if it is what I am in the mood for.

The Movie Pick feature on DVD Pro is getting used more and more, though. Pretty cool little feature.
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Old 07-27-05, 03:40 PM
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only to read those cool quotes by people that dont matter.
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Old 07-27-05, 04:15 PM
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Indeed I do

I just did it today with Star Trek V
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I have done that. Which brings me to a pet peeve of mine, which would be a useless topic, but since we have a rash of them other wise, why the hell not bring it up...

You want to know what bugs me about the info on the backs of DVDs? When they release a catalogue title and they list the actors names and they put in parenthasis a movie or two that actor has been in? I don't mind that in itself, but what peeves me is when they list movies that the actor did AFTER they were in that movie.

Is it just me that would prefer the back of the case to read as it would when the movie was first released to video, no matter how many years ago? Why list the movie the actor has been in if the movie was made ten years after the movie they are writing the information for? List his successful movies before that time, or list nothing at all!

Not a major pet peeve, it's never interrupted my enjoyment, but since reading the info on the back was brought up, I figured why not...
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Old 07-27-05, 05:55 PM
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Open/closed cases, dvd spine color schemes, now this?!? This summer is really dragging....

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Old 07-27-05, 06:39 PM
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The back cover for "Xanadu" obviously wasn't updated from the original VHS cover- it actually says "The first musical to utilize TODAY'S music!"
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Old 07-27-05, 06:44 PM
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I can't say that I do on a normal basis...here and there while I'm waiting for the unskippable menus to finish, I might sneak a peek.
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