No More Warner Brothers DVDs
My wife tried to pick up the new Harry Potter dvd this weekend, but since Target was sold out, she went to Blockbuster and rented it for our family movie night. BB has a policy where you can rent a movie and if you’d like, buy it for a supplemental fee. Since we’d earned a free rental, we could buy the rental copy for about $15 – a better price than we can get at the box stores.
So we sit down to watch it last night with home-made popcorn (made on the stove top with coconut oil, not microwaved) and found ourselves forced to endure 15 minutes of commercials for Harry Potter movies, video games and iPhone applications. The dvd was locked out so that you cannot skip forward or jump directly to the menu. I get annoyed at having to sit through the copyright notices on dvds, let alone 15 minutes (no exaggeration) of crap just to see the most mediocre film of the series.
A year ago, I probably purchased a minimum of 2 dvds / week. This year, it’s been ususual for me to purchase 2 / month. I suspect next year it will be even fewer.
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince will be going back to Blockbuster.
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