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I just saw a new add for the Cast Away Special Edition DVD and I'm thinking, what can be that special that you need to release a whole new DVD for it? I think that I've just about had enough with the movie industry.

Specifically, I'm fed up with "Special Edition" DVDs that get released months after the first DVD is released. Or even more annoying something like Star Wars Episode 1 that was released on video only at one point and then onto DVD quite a while later.

As if that isn't annoying enough, I'm even more annoyed that movie studios can't be honest about it. Just tell me: "Hey, we want to make more money off of this movie" I may not like it, but at least that's honest. Of course I probably won't buy the special edition DVD anyway, but I don't do that right now either.

Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy movies, and I think DVDs are great, but can't studios come up with one definitive DVD? I find it hard to believe that all of these creative artists with their creative visions can't take a month or two to come up with and execute a DVD while their movie is at the theatres.

Of course these are also the same organizations that are cracking down on fan sites and fan fiction. Bleh. I may love some movies and TV and music, but on the whole these industries have been really alienating me the last few years. I doubt that any other industry could get away with producing so much crap along with the good stuff. Quite frankly, I'm tired of sifting through corporate crud trying to find cool stuff.

Ok, I feel better now.

/end rant