I hated the fact that when I rented, and in some cases bought a video I’d have to fast forward through what I consider to be the crap the studios put there about their ‘forthcoming features’. It drove me nuts and really pissed me off every single time it happened. Copyright warnings – fine, even if Simon Bates was then doing a voiceover about film certification. I can live with that junk – it’s like the cringeworthy Pearl & Dean stuff at the cinema. But what I do NOT want to be subjected to is a barrage of clips and crap from what the studios want me to see next. It annoys me.
So DVD’s happen along, and it’s increasingly happening to these too. I can’t skip, and am forced to fast forward through the crap. If it’s a rented DVD, I could just about tolerate it, but it’s not limited to them is it ? They have the frigging technology to subject us to this utter crap, and they are determined to use it. What next ? Start playing the latest Eminem CD only to find that they exort you to buy offerings from D12 complete with snippets ?
I bought what I wanted to watch. Let me frigging WATCH IT.
Here’s an idea for the DVD pirates- cut that shit out. I’ll happily buy your product.