By Luke Anderson
How often do you watch the special features that come on most DVDs? Personally I’ll watch the outtakes once in a while, but rarely dive in much deeper than that. If you’re the kind of person that likes to listen to all of the director commentary on all of your flicks, you just might get a disappointment next time you go to rent a movie released by Fox.
It seems that Fox is trying to encourage people to rent less and buy more by taking out the special features on rental DVDs. The first movies to be released with a special stripped-down version will be “Slumdog Millionaire”, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, and “The Wrestler”. It will be interesting to see the reaction to this move, though I doubt that a lot of people will be all that upset. I mean, if you really care enough about a movie to sit through 4 hours of commentary and behind-the-scenes footage, maybe you’ll actually want to watch the movie more than once.
VIA [ Crave ]