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Grumble, grumble. Anybody else notice this trend on how previously-recaps tend to be not on the DVDs anymore? I.do.not.like.it.

Was pretty peeved when on the Supernatural Season 2 DVDs the recap pre-Bloodlust to "Wheel in the sky" was missing - but you can still hear the last few chords of it, haha - but I figured it was due to a legal reason with musical rights or something. But the Rome recaps were some instrumental bits and they are still not on the DVD. I don`t care if it`s considered redundant on the DVDs, I LOVED the instrumental score used for the recap and loved the whole editing of them. So I want them on my mothereffing DVDs too. *kicks*

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aizjanika
Jan. 4th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
Wow. I didn't know that was a trend, because the previouslies are important, especially on a show like Supernatural. They probably didn't want to pay for the music. I didn't even know that, since I've never watched my season 2 DVDs.

And they're leaving those off other DVDs, too? That really sucks. I had no idea.
astri13
Jan. 5th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Wow. I didn't know that was a trend, because the previouslies are important, especially on a show like Supernatural. They probably didn't want to pay for the music. I didn't even know that, since I've never watched my season 2 DVDs.

The whole "Then" section is gone, on "Everybody loves a clown" too. But it`s worse on "Bloodlust" because you can clearly see that there is something missing there. The music isn`t finished when the flaming "Now" comes in. Pop in your DVD and check it out for good measure, it`s uncanny. And I loved that song and the montage. Imagine they`d left out "Carry on my wayward son" on Salvation. UPROAR.

And they're leaving those off other DVDs, too? That really sucks. I had no idea.

I have noticed it on other DVDs before but I don`t exactly remember now which they were, just that it pissed me off. Those are parts of the episode. If people find them boring on DVDs, just make a chapter skip. I mean usually the opening credits are the same in every single episode and one wouldn`t just cut them out on the DVDs because it`s redundant or something.
On "Rome" it really pissed me off because there was no reason not to include them, just some score you certainly don`t need to pay for. Sigh.
aizjanika
Jan. 14th, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
I'm wondering, what's the point of paying for the DVDs if you get *less* than what originally aired? I can easily record the episodes to Tivo and them save them to DVD on my own. My first Tivo has a DVD burner as part of the unit, and then I have another one attached to the TV in my office.

I buy the DVDs because I want crystal-clear pictures, everything from original airings (and I'm surprised how many shows put the syndicated/edited versions on the DVDs now), and at least a few extras like commentaries and blooper reels and maybe some interviews with cast members or writers or even some behind-the-scenes stuff.

Ah well... I have not even once touched the season 2 DVDs since I bought them. I'd already seen the episodes and I'd seen the extras on YouTube already. *g* I actually regret buying them now.
la_anah
Jan. 21st, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
Hi, I stumbled across your journal through your fic. I wanted to let you know that - at least on the US versions of the DVDs - you can still access the "previouslies".

Go to the "episodes" menu of the DVD. At the bottom of the episode list it says Recap: on/off Turning this "on" will restore the "then" part of the episode.

Hope that helped.
astri13
Jan. 21st, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, squee. There it is. Thank you so much. Now I feel le stupid. Poor previouslies, their default version is turned off. But as long as they`re there, it`s good enough for me.

Now glares at Rome DVDs even more.

Edited at 2008-01-21 03:18 pm (UTC)
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