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Dude, Where’s My Extras?

Posted by Tyler Pruitt on August 27, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, Fox, Software, Studios



We admit getting excited about “Dude where’s my Car” being released on Blu-ray (one of our guilty pleasures). But we were stopped in our tracks at Best Buy, when we noticed Fox had skimped out on the extras for the Blu-ray release of the film (only including the theatrical trailer).

Now on some movies this wouldn’t be much of an issue for us, but this film had some of the funniest extras ever included on a DVD. The other thing is that the 7 extended scenes reveal the main characters were weed smokers, not the bumbling idiots they were painted as in the theatrical release. This was done in order to get a PG-13 rating (Thanks MPAA).

So we give a huge THUMBS DOWN to Fox for being Lazy and not including the extras from the DVD release of the movie.

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6 Responses to “Dude, Where’s My Extras?”

  1. Ryan on August 27th, 2008 10:45 am

    FOX is the worst, look at almost any of their catalog releases. That’s why I don’t purchase their releases.

  2. Jonsson on August 27th, 2008 11:43 am

    What annoys me is not really the absence of “extras” but the fact that the film was cut to get a stupid rating decided by some bloody pencil pushers.

    Otherwise I welcome disks that are free of extras and such unnecessary crap. I just want to watch the film. I simply do not want to pay for all of that extra crap that I never watch.

    I can understand publishing versions with editors cuts, extended versions etc. etc. but I just do not care about all those directors comments, how it was done etc.

    I think the studios are overestimating how much people care about this. I have many friends and only two of them, that I can think of, would really care about the extras.

    Okay, I’m probably swearing in the church here but I doubt that it is the “extra” enthusiasts that the studios really make money on.

    Anyway, that’s just my opinion.

  3. Dono on August 27th, 2008 5:40 pm

    @Jonsson
    Good opinion. I agree. I have only watched extra’s on two discs. LOTR and STAR Wars I and I wouldn’t watch them again.

  4. Ryan on August 28th, 2008 1:46 pm

    I tend to watch the extras on movies I particularly enjoy, especially when I thought I wouldn’t enjoy it. Extras on movies like SAW, or Fast & The Furious Tokyo Drift have elevated those movies in my mind from just “pretty good.”

    Also; The Pencil pusher thing (almost) ruined “Live Free or Die Hard” for me as a huge Die Hard & Bruce Willis fan. I wouldn’t see it in theaters because of the PG13 rating, and told myself I wouldn’t even rent it on DVD to be disappointed. Thankfully the Unrated cut came out, and I bought it on release day without thinking about it. It should be noted the BD version is PG13 though, can someone say double dip? Oh, BTW; that’s FOX again.

  5. Belard on August 28th, 2008 5:58 pm

    I never saw the PG13 version of Live free or Die hard… The DVD does both versions, but it had played the unrated version…. which I am glad of.

    I was watching it with friends when I said “oh, I thought it was PG13 without cursewords, etc…. cool!” ;)

  6. Ryan on August 28th, 2008 7:21 pm

    I still wont watch the PG13 version, but I heard there’s no Yippie Ki Yay line … at least not as we know it. : )

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