Originally Posted by Rome
With the exception of special interests or movies that go out of print (criterion), I can see no logical point to buying DVDs. If I encounter a movie that I may like to watch again at the rental store or at a freinds, I do them the favor of creating a "back up" copy on my hard drive. (OT) Why has DVD marketing become so cheesey? Everything now is an UNRATED copy or a Master Director Unabridged Cut - New with 15 more minutes of audio commentary you'll never listen to from the cattering guy!.
I've listened to the audio commentary on almost all my DVD's that have them. Then again, I actually like
movies, unlike some
people who obviously only watch them as escapism or a distraction. There isnt anything wrong with that, I suppose. And I'm not going to knock you for renting a movie once and never watching it again. But what happens if you want to sit down and watch a movie that you love, or even just something you are in the mood for, and there isn't a crappy, low selection, hollywood/new release biased, video rental store like Blockbuster or Hollywood Video nearby, or they don't have it? What are you going to do? I guess you could Netflix it, and watch it two or three days from now, assuming that they even have it and its available right away. I'd rather buy it, and watch it when I want. Its worth the cost of three or four rentals to buy it, knowing that I'll probably watch it more than three or four times. Plus I get to select the version that I want to watch, not what the corporate mastermind at blockbuster thinks will rent in mainstream America the best. (the sad fact is that many Americans still refuse to watch movies in their original aspect ratio, and god help you if you want to watch something with subtitles!) That is why I own as many movies as I do.