Originally Posted by patrick99
No, I have never bothered to look at IME on my HD DVDs. I have nothing against extras. I often find them informative. But are they more informative or useful when stuck in a window in the main picture? It is very hard for me to imagine that is true.
like someone else said, it gives you context. they can have something like how the cg effect was done in pip while you see the finished version in the actual movie. it also nicely ties together all the special features into a cohesive package that better fits with how the movie was edited.
i'm a real film buff, and like me, there are alot of other people who enjoy watching the movie, then have the director dissect the movie for us so we can analyze it more closely. this gives us an idea of the director's original vision vs how we perceived it. it may also give us insight into the struggles and tribulations suffered during pre/post production so alot of us can appreciate the movie even more!
i know some of you won't find any of this stuff useful or interesting, but having it there can only make the movie better, not worse. worst comes to worst, you turn it off and enjoy the movie while people like me can enjoy both. so to make a blanket statement hating IME because bluray can't get it's act together is indicative of blind fanboyism. not attacking your post, but there have been many posts in this thread that do so.
bluray was supposed to be technically superior, they've been touting this ever since launch. they are still obviously doing it. yet, a year later, they still haven't done anything technically better than HD DVD, in fact HD DVD has the upper hand, technically so far. mix this with sony's style of distasteful PR, it's not hard to see how knowledgeable people can be turned off by what bluray has to offer.