Convention Events and Programming => Anime, Manga, and Japanese Media and Culture => Topic started by: Imposer12 on August 17, 2010, 10:29:58 pm

Title: DVD extras
Post by: Imposer12 on August 17, 2010, 10:29:58 pm
Are you like me and think the character galleries, trailers, outtakes from dubbing sessions, etc are some of the best features on a DVD? Realizing that times are financially hard on all of us (purchasers and studios). Still it would be nice to have such things, many times I go by the trailers when deciding what series to buy.
Title: Re: DVD extras
Post by: jaybug on August 18, 2010, 07:27:12 pm
I think trailers are a necessary evil. What I prefer in anime DVDs are things that happened in Japan. Creating the animation, watching the cast work together to create the voices of the characters. I find it more interesting than one person in a box. It's more like old time radio plays.

What would really make me happy, is to have simple easy to guess DVD commands. I HATE having to guess, and having no idea what is going on, as far as navigating the DVD menu. You can tell they assume everyone has perfect color vision.
Title: Re: DVD extras
Post by: RokusasuKun on August 18, 2010, 08:09:06 pm
For me, I really like the commentaries and outtakes more than I should sometimes, so those are two things I look forward to (plus getting the DVD itself, of course) <3
Title: Re: DVD extras
Post by: Zangetsu on August 27, 2010, 11:54:26 pm
I can't be the only one that thinks anime extra's have been lacking lately. I bought the dvd's of Haruhi Suzumiya about a year ago and there is so much stuff on there it's crazy. But I just recently bought Bleach Season 5 and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Vol. 2 and I thought the extras were really disappointing.
Title: Re: DVD extras
Post by: Blue Leader on August 28, 2010, 12:00:49 pm
Lacking? Pfft. You haven't seen lacking until you bought the Gundam Unicorn Blu-Ray. It has one episode of Gundam Unicorn-- one-- and nothing else. No extras, no nothing. What a waste.

As for what I like to see... Well, I enjoy previews, so that's my main thing. Honestly I don't watch too much else like cast interviews and such... Though I do like to see character biographies, outtakes, deleted scenes, and things like that.