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Did Paramount started to quietly release MOD DVDs of out-of-print movies on DVD?

Old 04-25-20, 07:42 AM
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Did Paramount started to quietly release MOD DVDs of out-of-print movies on DVD?

(I actually already made a post like this on Reddit, but due to it being ignored, I wanted to bring it to this forum. So this is kind of a repost....)

I saw that a movie released by Paramount called April Fool's Day was now in stock, and I was looking at the cover of the DVD online and I saw that the DVD logo looked different than usual.

The different DVD Video logo can be seen on the bottom left side.

What confuses me about the different DVD logo is that Warner Bros., Sony/Columbia, and Universal Studios were able to still use the DVD logo on their MOD DVDs.

I haven't actually bought any current MOD DVDs from Paramount, due to being skeptical about the cover.

If anyone have bought a MOD Paramount DVD, were the quality slightly improved from the original out-of-print Paramount DVD releases of these movies?
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Re: Did Paramount started to quietly release MOD DVDs of out-of-print movies on DVD?

It appears Paramount released this as dvd-mod last year, as a burned dvdr disc that is single-layer.

https://www.moviezyng.com/032429333209.aspx

Was the original dvd version also done as a single-layer DVD5 type disc ?

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Re: Did Paramount started to quietly release MOD DVDs of out-of-print movies on DVD?

Originally Posted by MrLupeJCrawford View Post

What confuses me about the different DVD logo is that Warner Bros., Sony/Columbia, and Universal Studios were able to still use the DVD logo on their MOD DVDs.

I haven't actually bought any current MOD DVDs from Paramount, due to being skeptical about the cover.
I think the DVD Consortium agreed that the typical "DVD Video" logo would only apply to pressed DVDs so the studios made these alternate DVD logos in a more generic font to represent the fact they are burned DVD-R discs. A Universal MOD I have has the proper DVD logo but has a letter "R" in place of the word "Video".

The major studios follow these rules quite closely but smaller labels tend to put whatever logo they want on their products.
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Re: Did Paramount started to quietly release MOD DVDs of out-of-print movies on DVD?

Yes, the pressed April Fool's Day DVD was single-layer. Don't know why they bothered reissuing it at all when Shout has a new Blu-Ray out.

Paramount is now starting to do MOD Blu-Rays as well.

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