MovieChat Forums > Film General > What do you look for the most in the dvd...

What do you look for the most in the dvd/bluray bonus features?


Commentaries? Deleted scenes? Featurets? Gag reels? What is the most important to you?

I personally enjoy the audio comentaries but I usually wouldnt want to sit through 2 and a half hours of just that.. it can be tiresome. I only go through all the comentary of movies I love.

Deleted scenes are mostly useless for me. 99% of the time I end up agreeing the cut.

Featurets can be so awesome a lot of the time like with detailed making off of a specific scene. But a lot of the times is just clips form the movie with some generic interviews over it. Producers on about: this movie is really important to us and bla bla.

So yeah.. you can guess that bonus features to me are kinda irrelevant, for the most part.

But what about you?

reply

Audio commentaries, as I find them to be very informative

reply

I always look to commentaries and gag reels first.Featurette's depend on the movie or actors involved.I agree about deleted scenes.There's rarely anything interesting there.

reply

Audio commentaries.
Making of.. videos.

I get a bit disappointed when there's just a couple 2min featurette vids and that's it.

The Alien Quadrilogy and one of the Bladerunner releases with hours of in-depth, behind the scenes videos are what I love. As much information about the thought and design processes involved by the crew the better.

I also get a little disappointed when commentaries are too fluffy and offer no insight whatsoever into the inner workings of filming.

reply

The behind the scenes bonus features i love to watch and it depends on what they are. As long they're not short like 6 minutes or whatever. I have heard for blu rays, that some of the main behind the scenes stuff are really long like from an hour or even 3 hours if its the old 3 disc Directors Cut of Rob Zombie Halloween.

cast commentaries and director and writer commentaries i like.

boring behind the scenes involving the art or CGI if they get too technical then im not gonna watch them

behind the scenes involving the music for the movies, eh... ill try to watch but skip

reply

the behind the scenes that are most boring for me are the ones about the storyboard, the special effects, the the makeup effects, and other technical stuff.

reply

Gag reels and deleted scenes are the first things I go to. I do agree about deleted scenes, there's rarely anything they should've kept in.

I also enjoy "the making of..." certain scenes. Depending on the type of movie, they can generally be pretty boring. Entertaining and interesting when a good amount of stunts, special fx or CGI is involved though.

reply

a Making of behind the scenes has to be really good to get into plus how long it is. If a Making of behind the scenes for a movie for DVD or blu ray is only 3 or 6 minutes then its not worth watching.

But if an hour and half long Making of for a movie is on the DVD and/or blu ray then its worth watching.

reply

Commentaries and featurettes.

reply

you know at the beginning of dvd i always thought wow audio commentary, what is that? how does that work? what is that like? i always thought it would be awesome to use but i don't think i've ever listened to that many audio commentaries. in my whole life i've listened to probably 10!!!
they don't seem that interesting or worthwhile. i think it's worthwhile though because oftentimes commentaries are really interesting.

deleted scenes mostly are a waste of time because they are pointless and are like watching non serious moments of actors talking to each other on the set while not filming. they always seem unprofessional. it's weird how that is. but deleted scenes are needed and essential for nudity and sex scenes that get cut. with a film like the wolf of wall street though nudity scenes deleted scenes aren't needed because it's jam packed with nudity.

featurettes are really cool though.

reply