Dear, Film Industry; Stop It~

The other day I saw ParaNorman, I liked it quite a bit actually. The animation was quite superb — especially in the last arc, when things start flying and they get glowy. So I decided to stop by Amazon to see if I could get it.


ParaNorman (Two-Disc Combo Pack Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)

Years ago, I was accustomed to +20$ USD DVDs, but not any longer. Especially knowing that your prices could drop if you could only sell me the damn Blu-ray disc ALONE. I even got some very cheap Blu-rays STACKED with subtitle tracks and dubs — they’ve been perfect to watch with EVERYONE.

I admit, there was a time when I did pay full price for some movie that came with the extra DVD and the digital copy, but that was before I tested it out and realized that “HECK! I don’t even watch the DVD copy, let alone the digital copy!” There has only been one instance when I did retrieve my digital copy, but now the movie sits there occupying space that I… could very much use for something else.

I was also famous for my blind buys, meaning I would actually buy a movie before watching it and figuring out if it was good or not. I haven’t done that in quite a while, but I was probably gonna try it out with Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie because everyone I know told me it’s good… until I saw the price of the Blu-ray~


Frankenweenie (Four-Disc Combo, Blu-ray + 3D Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

Disney, you are THE WORST!

Why do I need to pay over $30 USD for a copy of your movie? And why isn’t a single-disc Blu-ray available for pre-order?

And it’s not like your single-disc DVD is any cheaper either. What is this? 2001?

Go seat yourself a few years, I’ll consider when to actually buy your movies.


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

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