Studios Skip ‘bonus’ At Their Own Peril!

Are ‘bonus’ features required or optional for a killer DVD or Blu-ray Disc release? Will they eventually disappear from discs entirely? For me, the answer is simple. ‘Bonus’ is what makes a disc release special. I’m always a little frustrated, as are others, by the rental ‘special’ versions which don’t have any ‘bonus’ at all […]

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November 21, 2013

Do Consumers Still Value Bonus on DVD & Blu-ray?

Are ‘bonus’ features required or optional for a killer DVD or Blu-ray Disc release? Will they eventually disappear from discs entirely? For me, the answer is simple. ‘Bonus’ is what makes a disc release special. I’m always a little frustrated, as are others, by the rental ‘special’ versions which don’t have any ‘bonus’ at all […]

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October 17, 2013

Bonus Is Off the Disc!

Much as been written about how the home entertainment industry is experiencing significant change, initiated by the changing tastes and habits of the entertainment-seeking public and carried out by studios, distributors, and other passionless corporate entities. The trend has pronounced — not long ago I wrote about what seemed to be the sad state of […]

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October 10, 2012

DVD & Blu-ray Bonus — Going, going…gone?

The occasion of our latest Director’s Commentary recording session prompts a question: Are ‘bonus’ features required or optional for a killer DVD or Blu-ray Disc release? Will they eventually disappear from discs entirely? For me, the answer is simple. ‘Bonus’ is what makes a disc release special. I’m always a little frustrated, as are others, […]

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August 15, 2012

On location in New Mexico with the cast and crew of “Vegas”, part 2

While Director/Producer David Naylor heads up our Creative Content Group, he’s supported by a number of talented people who all contribute to the final ‘value-added material’ which you and I enjoy not only in bonus features, but also in promotional videos and Electronic Press Kits. On the Vegas shoot, Giant’s Art Director Kevin Powell stepped […]

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May 21, 2012