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Have you ever watched a movie on network tv..
when the dvd is right there on your shelf?

 4:06 pm on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

And put up with all the commercials and edits?



 4:08 pm on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Many times. If I go up and get the DVD and put it in I feel more committed to watching the entire movie where if I watch it on TV I can change channels easily.


 4:22 pm on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sure, I often run the TV while working or doing something else and it's mostly background noise. I'd be less likely to sit down and watch the TV version if that was my primary focus.


 4:29 pm on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

The only way I usually put up with this is if the movie is broadcast in HDTV. Then it's worth it.


 4:30 pm on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sure, being in advertising, the commecials are the fun part, except for the personal injury lawyer spots.


 4:32 pm on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

All the time, don't really know why cos the DVD is better sound, picture, I suppose because you simply have so many DVDs you can't make up your mind what to watch, with TV it is there now and you are almost forced to watch it.

TiVo has killed it on TV as well now, have loads of films on it to watch I never get round to and end up channel hopping instead and watching nothing.

Strange behaviour


 5:24 pm on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

I don't have a TV, so no.
I have a DVD player in my computer.
I don't own any DVDs.
Perhaps I should buy some DVDs. There were a couple I wanted but I never got around to buying them...
Then maybe someday I'll have a TV and I can tell you if I'd do that. because from here I can't see why I'd watch the movie on TV. But I suppose since it would be presented differently it might be entertaining...

DVD's are just too expensive and TV is too dumb. :/ I'm a pop-culture ignoramus. Oh well, there are worse fates.


 5:35 pm on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

i have a tivo clone for a cable box, so i record the shows i wanna watch, and when i get around to watching em i fast forward through the comercials.

gotta love technology.


 5:55 pm on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

All the time... I wonder if it is because I am lazy, or because I do not want to be able to flip through when I get bored.


 6:07 pm on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think part of the reason is the sense of community you get knowing there are 3 million other people watching it with you.


 9:41 pm on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

I do it too and I don't know why. It might be related to the fact of knowing that I could watch it anytime, but I just don't. When it's actually on tv I'll watch it though, even though I hate the commercials and all the parts that are cut out. Die Hard just isn't the same with the 'Yippie Ky Yay mxxxx fxxxxx' part cut out or changed.

In my case though we don't have a dvd player, so it's vhs tapes.


 11:53 pm on Jul 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Die Hard just isn't the same with the 'Yippie Ky Yay mxxxx fxxxxx' part cut out or changed.

My wife and I couldn't stop laughing when we watched that on TV, and they'd changed that line to 'Yippie Ky Yay Mr. Falcon".


 4:21 am on Jul 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Worse, once I hired the video of a movie that was on that night. I bet the video store guy was laughing at us. I think I'd seen it in the TV listing then forgotten, but it brought the movie to the front of my mind enough so that I remembered it in the video store and decided to watch it.


 12:30 pm on Jul 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I know somebody who hired out Mission Impossible 2, and when dropping it back saw ads for MI2 and rented it out again. They didn't cop on until they got home and put it in the machine...


 1:37 pm on Jul 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Heh, speaking of edited films, you gotta love how these days instead of editing and bleeping, they re-arrange sound clips. Does it ruin it? a little. but it is still better than the bleeps or snips i suppose.

forget you!
no, forget YOU!


 2:14 pm on Jul 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Die Hard is a really good example of this. They changed Yippie Ky Yay M***** F***** to Yippie Ky Yay Mr. Falcon. Sometimes these are good for a laugh.


 4:03 pm on Jul 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

They changed Yippie Ky Yay M***** F***** to Yippie Ky Yay Mr. Falcon. Sometimes these are good for a laugh.

And the "Mr. Falcon" didn't even sound like Bruce Willis.


 4:22 pm on Jul 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

>And the "Mr. Falcon" didn't even sound like Bruce Willis

They never do...

Anyone remember the Disney movie "Aladdin"? There was a line in the opening song about Arabia that said "where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face", and I guess because of legal issues they changed it to "where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense" in some versions. (I know because I was still fairly young and we got both the VHS tape and the audio cassette, and they were different, which confused my young little mind.)
The new version was a totally different singer with a totally different voice. I have a feeling that people don't like being edited like that and make no effort to make it blend in, because of it. Either that or the editors do the editing themselves and have fairly low budgets.

Sometimes the edits are really, really funny though.
And of course there's the fun inherent in watching a subtitled movie, rebroadcast in a foreign country. I was in Norway one year watching American TV and movies on their TV, and my cousins were reading me the Norwegian subtitles, in absolute hysterics. They said that was often the most fun part about TV. Whether censorship or poor translation, it rarely fails to amuse. (FYI, the title in Norwegian of "Alien Resurrection" translated roughly to "Alien Stands Up" despite the fact that Norwegian contains a perfectly acceptable synonym for "resurrection". And in Hong Kong, movie titles are often the funniest part. Apparently "Twister" was translated to "Run From The Devil Wind".)


 5:52 pm on Jul 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Another good one was from 'There's Something about Mary' where someone was angry with someone else and called them a: "frogging ash pole". Me and my husband were watching tv in different parts of house and as soon as there was a commercial I ran to where he was and we were both laughing about that. We both went around calling each other and other people frogging ash poles for quite a while after that. Although I have a hard time even saying it without laughing.

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