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 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

This a little off topic, but I'm fed up with all the trailers on DVDs that I rent from Netflix, etc. I used to be able to manipulate the menu from the remote but now I get the message "This operation is prohibited" or something similar. So now I just load the DVD and then watch something else for 20 minutes to avoid the trailers.

In actual cinemas, perhaps the answer is to go to "hard ticket" theaters like Sundance theaters. We have one here in Houston and it's great.


I play most DVDs in my computer and they tend to load straight to the menu while my dad watching them on the blu ray player they show all the trailers.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2014 - 5:58 PM   
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 Posted:   May 13, 2014 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

That reminds me, years ago I sometimes got stuck sitting behind a man with a large afro and I couldn't see anything[ha-ha]

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

What bothers me the most is the psychical effect of so many trailers before the movie, which actually can lead to another thread. Your senses and body are ready and willing as you enter the theatre to see the film you want to see and paid for. However after being bombarded with so many fast moving loud coming attractions, I feel my senses have been lowered a bit, that when the movie I came to see finally starts, my senses are not as acute.Now if you were a movie fan who really enjoyed coming attractions when video came in the 80's I and others would put together compilation coming attraction tapes on our Betamax or VHS machines. What I found out was, due to the nature of how these things are put together, one will tire much quicker after watching a hour or 2 of these coming attractions then if they just were watching a regular feature length film. That is why hanging out in the lobby until what I want to see starts is my recent way of doing things. I never was a coach potato viewer, I am very particular how and when I view a film.Since it was also my career, I don't want to be drugged into another state of mind. One or two trailers is enough for me, before a movie.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Last movie I saw was Amazing Spiderman 2. Before it, a ton of trailers and commercials as usual. The problem I have is that every trailer is basically for the same movie and to me a lot of movies nowadays resemble trailers with their fast cutting, jumping from one sequence to the next, never stopping to give the acting, the music, anything really a breather, a moment to take it in rather than sit through it. When I left the theater, I felt like I just saw trailers. Oh, and it didn't help they tagged another trailer onto Amazing Spiderman in the end credits...

Sometimes it feels like I paid to sit through 3 hours of commercials.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Lots of stuff I agree with here: the vapid commercials followed by an endless amount of trailers, the predictible and processed way ALL trailers seem to be prepared, the manner in which all this pre-show "noise" kills your mood and/or anticipation for the main feature, etc...

There is not even that sweet "maybe I'll see, for my first time, a teaser for that upcoming movie I'm really looking forward to" possibility anymore because I've usually already watched that trailer on YouTube.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2014 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Some do, some not so much. In my town.

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2014 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   paulw   (Member)

I don't mind the trailers. What I don't like are the local and central government social engineering ads. i.e traffic splatter, don't drive, don't smoke and the like.. Though I notice ant the last couple of movies I've seen the later have been way reduced. Maybe people complained..

 
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