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Posted: 10/26/2004 3:46:22 PM EST
So I went out today at lunch and bought Dawn of the Dead on DVD. I get home, thinking I'm going to get to relax and watch a good zombie flick and everything would be great. How wrong I was!

I pop the DVD in, and up comes a screen stating that I will be able to access the main menu AFTER the previews! Sure as shit, 5 minutes worth of previews and I can't skip past them!

This is total bullshit! I watch DVD's so that I DON'T have to watch commericals! It's bad enough that I have to see commercials at the begining of a movie at the theater that cost me $9, but this is too much!

$15.99 for a DVD that is going to show me 5 minutes worthy of commercials every FUCKING TIME IT PUT THE DAMN THING IN!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH­H!

Am I anone on this one or what?
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:48:28 PM EST
nope,this is bullshit
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:50:09 PM EST
I noticed this with more recent DVDs and it pissed me off bad.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:50:09 PM EST
So, how was the movie already.....
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:50:12 PM EST
You should be able to skip the previews by hitting the main menu button.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:51:49 PM EST
Are you absolutely sure you could not somehow bypass the commercials?

If not this is a SHTF situation.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:52:01 PM EST
Same deal with my Lost In Translation DVD, but you are able to fastforward through them, but not skip them entirely, and agreed, very crappy.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:54:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 3:57:52 PM EST by AZ-K9]
Hmmm. my unrated version allows me to skip to the menu....



You can always burn a copy without the commericals to fix your problem. Shouldn't have to, but if it bothers you that much.


Did you install the "player" that comes with it by chance?

ETA: I just put my copy in, and right before the previews it says "you can skip to the main movie at any time".......
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:55:22 PM EST
Just open the DVD player and spin it forward past the previews/commercials. Duh.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:55:25 PM EST
I'm on my second DVD player and I own a playstation. On my old DVD player I cannot bypass any previews they want me to watch...also cannot bypass FBI warnings. On the Playstation I could bypass some things, but almost never the FBI warning.

On my brand new DVD player (bought it last week...I wanted a silver one ) I have yet to find anything I cannot bypass.

It seems that the companies producing the DVDs are playing catchup with the player makers.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:58:24 PM EST
I was able to skip past the previews. FYI Pioneer DVD player...
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:04:54 PM EST
The only time I've had that happen was with a rented BlockBuster vid, NOTHING to do but watch the damned ads(or go piss and grab a beer)!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:05:09 PM EST
I'm able to pass up previews on it on my playatation2.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:10:08 PM EST
I think that the use of the Johnny Cash song at the start of that movie is the best use of usic in film, EVER.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:15:37 PM EST
Where did you get it for 15.99? I paid 19.97 at the local Wal-Mart last night at 2am.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:16:05 PM EST
All I know is that I would have shot all 3 of those security guards before even considering turning over my guns!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:18:24 PM EST
They FORCE us to watch their crap previews then wonder why people download crappy copys off the internet. at least no fucking previews!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:18:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 4:19:24 PM EST by deimos]
Get used to it, I rent at least 30 DVDs per month and a substancial number of them have this...

And don't even get me started on local manufactured DVD's that not only get rid of the special features but use that space to add supid commercials (phone companies, .gov propaganda, etc etc, NOT PREVIEWS) on the bigining THAT YOU CAN'T SKIP EITHER!!!!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:21:23 PM EST
The TV preacher is the black guy from the original Dawn of the Dead, and the sherriff was Sex Machine
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:32:31 PM EST
Get an Apex DVD player (or any other one that you can hack) - Hack it so it is Region transparent. Then you can skip the ads and other crap, and just watch what you paid for.

I hated that crap too.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:36:54 PM EST
Use the track forward button to click past the previews one at a time and then hit the root/main menu button. It takes a few seconds, but its not that bad.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:37:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By scrum:
Get an Apex DVD player (or any other one that you can hack) - Hack it so it is Region transparent. Then you can skip the ads and other crap, and just watch what you paid for.

I hated that crap too.



Mine's a Pioneer DV-354 multizone and I still can't bypass shit...
Do you know how to do it?
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:39:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 4:54:28 PM EST by REDHORSE]
This screen comes up right before the first trailer. My guess is that it's operator error.


edit to add: this was the Unrated Directorss Cut version (Widescreen)

Pioneer 525= OK
Toshiba DVD player= MENU button on the Toshiba remote takes me straight to the Main Menu.
XBOX= MENU button on the XBOX remote takes me straight to the Main Menu also.

I clicked the 'Menu' button on the remote at the picture I posted^.

Works fine for 3 for 3 DVD players . 'Track Forward' button also allowed me to skip to the end of each trailer.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:07:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Alchemist:
Same deal with my Lost In Translation DVD, but you are able to fastforward through them, but not skip them entirely, and agreed, very crappy.



Now there's a tragedy... I hate to break it to you, but the previews before Lost in Translation were better than the whole movie itself. That movie was the suckiest bunch of suck that ever sucked.

As for the DotD preview thing... I had no problem getting by them just hitting the next chapter button.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 7:54:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By GeorgeInNePa:
Where did you get it for 15.99? I paid 19.97 at the local Wal-Mart last night at 2am.



I bought it at my Wal-Mart today for $15.87.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 7:57:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
I think that the use of the Johnny Cash song at the start of that movie is the best use of usic in film, EVER.




Chop the song with background sounds then make it a MP3, I'll make it and post it as soon as I get everything installed again.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 7:58:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 7:59:02 PM EST by Hatchet36]
Throw it in the are like a clay pigeon and then... You know what to do.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 8:03:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
and the sherriff was Sex Machine



His name is Tom Savini and he is a special effects guru and he also directed the remake of Night of the Living Dead (1990)

More info on him here
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 8:07:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 8:17:49 PM EST by MadProfessor]
I can skip past them


Btw, did you guys catch the three cast members from 1978 DOTD?


Edited: I guess you guys did, the General was Roger.
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