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DVDs the future...

I just watched a DVD that I got sent over from the US.
(French film, I still need English subtitles and it's
easier to get them from the US for some reason.)



Anyway what's the first thing I have to sit through?

Piracy ad? Nope.
Trailers? Nope

A ****ing anti-smoking advert.
Actually it was an anti-tobacco company ad.


I didn't pay money to be forced to watch some
preacher ****ers do some kind of weird "Die-in" demo.


I dread what the future will hold.


 
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I dread what the future will hold.


More [email protected] on DVDs?

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Forced trailers that you can't skip........
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I hate these forced trailers. Surely there should be a way to skip it?

Long live DeCSS!!
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What film was it???
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I just watched a DVD that I got sent over from the US.
(French film, I still need English subtitles and it's
easier to get them from the US for some reason.)



Anyway what's the first thing I have to sit through?

Piracy ad? Nope.
Trailers? Nope

A ****ing anti-smoking advert.
Actually it was an anti-tobacco company ad.


I didn't pay money to be forced to watch some
preacher ****ers do some kind of weird "Die-in" demo.


I dread what the future will hold.


The complete hypocirisy of anti-smoking in films (was it only Disney?) makes me vomit and defecate simultaneously
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What film was it???
Indigenes, I must admit there was a lot of smoking
and use of cigarettes in the plot. (Light up a fag before talking
about the coming battle, it calms the men type stuff.)

But c'mon, I didn't want to take up smoking after watching the film. FFS!

 
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The complete hypocirisy of anti-smoking in films (was it only Disney?) makes me vomit and defecate simultaneously
Be careful, you know how a siphon works!
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Did some digging.

It comes from here:
http://www.weinsteinco.com/

http://smokefreemovies.ucsf.edu/solu...bacco_ads.html




" But then, in October, The Weinstein Company, a New York-based independent producer and distributor run by the founders of Miramax, announced that it would start adding Truth® spots to its smoking DVDs, starting with the video debut of Clerks II in January, 2007.
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The other part where they want to rate films "R" (18)
if they have smoking in them:

Ads for all movie ratings

Anti-tobacco spots help inoculate audiences, but they are not the whole answer. They treat the toxic exposure, rather than prevent it. The single most effective measure is to reduce adolescent exposure by half — with the R-rating.

"What about the other half? Teens see about half as many R-rated movies as PG-13 movies, but R-rated movies have, on average, twice as much smoking. It would take restrictions on content — which we oppose — to clear smoking out of R-rated fare. Instead, anti-tobacco spots will help counter this exposure even after the smoking “R” is implemented."


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Indigenes, I must admit there was a lot of smoking
and use of cigarettes in the plot. (Light up a fag before talking
about the coming battle, it calms the men type stuff.)

But c'mon, I didn't want to take up smoking after watching the film. FFS!

Thing is people at that time probably would have smoked at those kinds of moments; so the film was being historically accurate
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Oh FFS!
My thoughts exactly

When did we start needing this interference in our lives? Its getting beyond a joke now!
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Forced trailers that you can't skip........
Just press "MENU".
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Just press "MENU".
Doesn't work an all DVDs - you just get the red circle + line icon
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Doesn't work an all DVDs - you just get the red circle + line icon
Damn...

Ok, stick it into the DVD player, hit play and go fix some popcorn or something. By the time you get back the menu should be already up.
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Yes the forced trailers do suck. Can't say watching smoking in a film ever made me want to do it.

How about the 30 mins of forced (forced if you want a decent seat anyway) ****e that you have to endure before a feature film in the Cinema?
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My personal favourites are the film trailer warnings that appear at the end of the trailer, for example:

"Warning, the film contains scenes of mild peril"

WTF!
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Finding Nemo has scenes of mild peril!
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