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Old 02-15-11, 10:53 PM
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Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

It seems that most of the Netflix DVDs I get these days are barebones.

Are these the same DVDs of movies they are selling in stores?

Or do the studios make different DVDs for Netflix?
Old 02-15-11, 10:58 PM
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Re: Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

Warner Bros., Universal, Fox, and Disney (I think?) have been pressing feature-only rental discs for Netflix and Redbox for probably the last year or so.

I may have forgotten some of the other distributors, but I'm pretty sure Toy Story 3 was stripped of extras when I rented it from Redbox.
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Re: Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

Just had a Redbox movie yesterday that had "rental" stamped on the front.
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Re: Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

Yep, a lot of rental discs are devoid of the extras now. Usually just a few preview trailers and that's it. You gotta buy those if you want the extras.
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Re: Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

Some of those are recycled for the Blu-ray Combo packs as well (DVD with no Extras).
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Re: Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

Yeah, but aside from Criterion's and a small handful of other titles, pretty much all extras these days are boring and redundant.
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Re: Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

Seems like even commentaries aren't on Netflix.

I wonder if Social Network, for example, has Fincher commentary on Netflix.
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Re: Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

/\ It probably will. Sony is one the distributors who have not been pressing rental-only discs.
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Re: Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

Originally Posted by cardsfan111
Just had a Redbox movie yesterday that had "rental" stamped on the front.
I had a Redbox movie yesterday that said "redbox" instead of "rental" which I thought was strange... Do they actually press separate dvds for Redbox instead of generic RENTAL discs?
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Re: Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

Some of the movies I get from Netflix are stamped with "Netflix". I can't recall if they were movie only, as I rarely watch the extra features on Netflix rentals.
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Re: Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

Originally Posted by mndtrp
Some of the movies I get from Netflix are stamped with "Netflix". I can't recall if they were movie only, as I rarely watch the extra features on Netflix rentals.
That is my thought, if it is a movie I really like, I will go buy it. I use Netflix for movies I am not so sure about/do not care for more in depth knowledge of.
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Re: Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

I received The Town (Warner Bros.) from Netflix yesterday. It had the Netflix logo printed on the disc in the same silver/grey ink that The Town's logo was printed. I would have taken a picture of the disc but I already put it in the mail. The disc itself had forced previews and no extras other than the hearing impaired subtitles.

This was the first time I noticed a Netflix logo on a disc, I thought it was strange at the time. I wonder if they do this to prevent people from swapping discs out for whatever reason... why someone would want to switch out a disc for a beat up rental disc is beyond me.

Absolutely loved The Town btw, plenty of rewatchability IMHO... I guess this is a close as we will get to a decent Michael Mann-esque heist flick. I haven't seen many Ben Affleck movies but I thought he gave a pretty solid performance considering he has a suspect acting career. And I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by his directing abilities. I look forward to more from him.

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Re: Do Netflix DVDs have all the extras of store bought?

I just got Death Race 2 this week and the DVD has the extras menu and list of all the extras, but once you click on any of them, it give a text screen page that says this DVD is feature film only.

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