Originally Posted by HDMe2
Good to know Sky High is the same either way. Personally I wasn't bothered by it auto-replaying...but it was a curiosity so I thought surely that was different.
I haven't checked my Secretariat for just the reason you said... figuring it would be one of those movies that would suck me into it and I wasn't ready to watch it yet.
I almost watched Hawaii 5-0, because of the NCIS: LA tie-in... but decided to pass. I have WAY too many shows to watch, so I don't want to accidentally get sucked into another show.
Meanwhile, deciding what next to watch tonight.
Tomorrow I should be getting Captain America... and hopefully it will be ok since no issues with those studios lately... Would like to get Jurassic Park, but can't fit it in the budget.
Ya, some of the older BDs are that way. I have several, Yes Man is another, but that is WB but similar in how it acts (many older WBs are that way). They don't go to a menu but start the movie automatically and may or may not force you to watch previews or allow you to skip all or them one by one. If you want the menu you have to use the title/pop-up menu button. I did not know that they restarted, but that makes sense since the others return to the menu.
And yes, major suck(-in) factor on Secretariat. John Malkovitch is rather good in that one and I generally like movies he is in. Scary to think that he might be in person much like he is on the screen. I tend to like quirky characters and actors.
Fortunately there is not much on tonight other than baseball which puts me to sleep, so I can get caught up on Monday shows. I average 25+ hours of during the week recording and an additional 6+ on Sundays depending on what is on broadcast, cable and premium. Good thing I have a decent DVR and semi-automatic commercial skip to cut down on viewing time. I also have to watch 2-3 shows on On Demand since I can only record two programs at a time (which is a good thing or I would spend ALL my time on the couch in front of the tube).
I'm not at all interested in CA. I saw it in the theaters, but not a movie I want to own. And I hear you on JP. I feel that $50 for 3 movies (one great one, one that is ok and one that is pretty bad - Lost World) is a bit much so I am waiting until they are available separately or I can pick up ex-rentals (if there is such a thing) or just wait until the set is $20 used somewhere.
Don't forget about Winnie the Pooh that releases today also. I will have to get that one eventually since both my wife and daughter are way into that sort of thing and I secretly have to confess that I don't mind it either. I am waiting today for reports from folks that are trying to get the best deal to decide where I am going to pick it up at. TrU seems to be the place, but many retailers are being silent on what the price is going to be when the doors open today. I think that Disney might have a new strategy on movie sales? Gone are the days of the $5-10 release day deals at TrU and other places like I got on many movies last year.