Friday night I bought & watched “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: Level Up! Collector’s Edition” with my nephew, which contained a Blu-ray/DVD Combo & a Digital Copy. This DVD release is the kind of treatment that movie-goers and film buffs crave, but rarely get on a movie’s first DVD outing. SPVTW is chalk full of features, clips, artwork, interviews and Easter Eggs, which movies like “Avatar”, which will be re-released November 16th, sorely lack. I’ve grown used to multiple iterations of the same movie (with more features and/or footage) being put out as more sequels and video formats are available to the public, perfect examples of this trend are“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, “Star Wars” and “Avatar”, being the most recent release to commit this offense.
After reading an article on SpinOff.ComicBookResources.com, I felt as though someone had overheard a discussion that I had with my nephew and a friend of mine about films being revised and released over and over, or as Graeme McMillan wrote in this article, “The audience is asked to be paying for the filmmaker’s perfectionism, or studio’s original misjudgment, which seems… greedy? unfair? both?”.
Anyway, take a look at this article.