Originally Posted by David Susilo
Me too. On the other hand, Disney have been dumbing down some of their BD releases down to average bitrate of only 16 Mbps!!! Arrrrgh!!!
Yes, because Warner hjasn't bit starved their blu-rays at all.
Universal and Fox haven't DNR'd many of their releases to the point where there's no detail at all.
Originally Posted by jmpage2
Disney fought VHS
Disney fought DVD
Disney fought BD
.................. even though these physical formats have each made Disney billions of dollars.
Yet, Disney is embracing online distribution.
If that doesn't tell you something, it should.
Name one studio that didn't fight the home video trend at some point. The truth is, they all resisted it until E.T. was a hit on home video on its signature green VHS tape.
It wasn't just the studios, either. Even Jack Valenti (head of the MPAA at the time) compared VHS to the Boston Strangler.
The thing that did tick me off about Disney DVD releases was that some of their early releases were full screen with no widescreen option. But, that was the case with a lot of releases. They also weren't anamorphic at first and you had to flip longer movies.
As far as Blu-ray, I seem to remember that the issue Disney had was committing to anything while the format war was going on. Personally, I don't blame them.
However, since a lot of other studios seem to mess arounf with forced trailers and stripped rental versions while Disney seems to shy away from that nonsense, I'll cut them some slack for be standoffish on physical media.