On Tuesday, though, he (rightly) questioned the logic Buena Vista is dispaying by releasing four different variant covers for their upcoming Sin City DVD release. Here’s Ryan:
I don’t think they are really expecting to people to buy four copies of a bare-bones DVD. Would they like you to? Yeah, of course they’d like you to but I don’t think the studio has reasonable expectations that people are going to drop $80+ on four DVDs, especially when there’s a special edition coming, likely before Christmas.
Instead I think the four different covers are an attempt by the studio to create buzz and make the covers a discussion point among collectors. They want people to compare with their friends which version they each bought and maybe encourage a group of people to all buy different ones. I think there’s a better way they could have done this, perhaps by including pictures with each different poster that could have been slipped into the front of the DVD case, but I kind of get this move. My bigger problem is with the whole releasing of the bare-bones edition in the first place, but I don’t think there’s any getting around that practice.
So there’s my two cents.
By the way, Ryan, I completely agree with your comment about the Cubs. (See the bottom of his Tuesday post.)