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Old 01-26-12, 10:20 PM
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Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

For those who have not heard, Warner is now doing 'Flipper' Discs for their films.

Example: Harold and Kumar has both the Blu-ray and DVD on one disc.

Just thought I'd pass this along to those that hate these things.
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Old 01-26-12, 10:28 PM
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Give us fucking good news please....My God this sucks. Now they're getting the HD-DVD treatment. Are they planning this for all new releases?
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Old 01-26-12, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
For those who have not heard, Warner is now doing 'Flipper' Discs for their films.

Example: Harold and Kumar has both the Blu-ray and DVD on one disc.

Just thought I'd pass this along to those that hate these things.
This could be interesting if Blockbuster continues to by their WB discs to rent and your store is still open. You'd at least get the BLU & DVD when you buy a used copy...
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Thanks for the heads up - I'll be sure to import any of these titles that interest me.
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I'll be interested in hearing if there are any playability issues
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Old 01-26-12, 11:03 PM
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Give us fucking good news please....My God this sucks. Now they're getting the HD-DVD treatment. Are they planning this for all new releases?
So far both the 3D and 2D editions have the BD and DVD on One disc.

So far...no idea. When is the next Warner title due out?

Now with UV, they go for 3 discs to...1.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

I know that DVD-18 and DVD/HD DVD combos had problems (not for me BTW), but has there been problems with Blu-ray/DVD combos?
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has there been problems with Blu-ray/DVD combos?
Nobody wants your "evidence" around here, buck-o; we just need our trusty torches and pitchforks.
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Old 01-27-12, 10:22 AM
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No doubt this is partly to discourage rental stores from purchasing retail discs for rental, as well as to prevent folks like me from buying their combo packs and selling off the unwanted extra discs. Just another passive/aggressive shot at free trade.
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Originally Posted by Doctorossi View Post
Nobody wants your "evidence" around here, buck-o; we just need our trusty torches and pitchforks.
As a side note, when did pitchforks start being associated with angry villagers in horror films? I watched both Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein again recently, and although there were plenty of torches, I didn't notice a single pitchfork in either film. I was looking for them too.
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As a side note, when did pitchforks start being associated with angry villagers in horror films? I watched both Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein again recently, and although there were plenty of torches, I didn't notice a single pitchfork in either film. I was looking for them too.
Hey! No one needs your "evidence" either.

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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
Put an extra in the chamber for me. Oy vey.
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I know that DVD-18 and DVD/HD DVD combos had problems (not for me BTW), but has there been problems with Blu-ray/DVD combos?
Don't know; don't care. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Oooh...this means when THE DARK KNIGHT RISES finally comes to Blu, you'll all be freakin' out.
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I won't be freaking out. I'll just be watching my import. Funny how the European market is smart enough to avoid these types of discs. Only the idiot execs in the US keep trying to float this shit.
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No matter if a flipper disc works perfectly, I still hate them beyond all imagination. You worry a lot more about fingerprints and scratches. I don't like to think every single time I put in a movie or tv show if it will work or not. I will be avoiding this like the plague.
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Not to mention they may work fine now, but who knows if the bonding will holdup over time.

What I know is I many 5 year old BD-50's that work just fine. No need to fuck all that up now.
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Not to mention they may work fine now, but who knows if the bonding will holdup over time.


You could say that about any bonded-layers disc.
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Old 01-27-12, 03:33 PM
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Oooh...this means when THE DARK KNIGHT RISES finally comes to Blu, you'll all be freakin' out.
Not necessarily. For one thing, that movie doesn't even hit theaters for another, what? five and a half months? Add another 3-4 for the Blu-ray release and WB might have some brand new hair-brained scheme going on. For another thing -- however unlikely this might be -- maybe it'll be terrible. Like, "Spider-Man 3" levels of suckitude. I never bought that crap-fest on DVD or BD, and never will. Ultimately, if the movie does merit a purchase, and if they're still pooping out these flipper discs by the time it comes out, maybe I'll just wait a little longer and buy it used. Or wait for another "Best Buy DVD Exchange" event or something.
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Just hope they have printing on BOTH SIDES this time- none of that "Standard DVD on other side" and inserting a label-less disc to play the standard-def. Also they better not be charging extra for these- that was the main reason HD-DVD combo discs sucked. I hate unnecessary multi-disc sets, but I really don't see the need for having a standard-def copy anyways.
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No matter if a flipper disc works perfectly, I still hate them beyond all imagination. You worry a lot more about fingerprints and scratches. I don't like to think every single time I put in a movie or tv show if it will work or not. I will be avoiding this like the plague.
In the old days of Wide screen/Full Screen flippers, I hated that I had to figure out which was which before I put it into the player.

Then, my family would get made at me for stopping the disk to put in the wide screen version.

Same thing will be happening no matter how the try to label the disks, "Blue" inner circle for BR.

I am already ticked and they have not sold any yet.

Here is hoping that I do not need to buy any WB BR until "TDK Rises".
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

There has never been a need for a digital copy disc. Universal handles digital copies amazingly based upon their recent releases. Go directly to the Universal website, type in your activation code and pick which format (i.e. iTunes, Vudu, Zune, etc) in which you want the digital copy in. Bing. Bang. Boom. You're done. While the digital copy is still standard definition only, at least Universal now gives customers the iTunes Extras version of the digital copy.

Ultraviolet is a mess. Customers don't know how to use it nor do they want to know how to use it. It doesn't help matters much that the Flixster application on iOS is a piece of shit and the picture quality sucks. Hell, the Flixster application on a computer is a piece of shit as it's ran through Adobe Air. Really Warner? This is the best you have at your disposal?

I hate flippers. Either give me the DVD on a separate disc or don't give it to me at all.

The A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Blu-ray is just a debacle. Not only does it utilize a BD/DVD flipper, but the extended cut has a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Jesus Warner, is it 2006-2008 all over again?
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NOooooooooO!
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DD5.1 for Extended? Sweeeeet!

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