[UFO Chicago] TRON Special Edition 20th Anniversary DVD

Nate Riffe inkblot@movealong.org
Fri, 21 Dec 2001 13:03:37 -0600 (CST)

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On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, Sean Neakums wrote:

> begin  Larry Garfield quotation:
> > Great, $20 for a 20 year old movie.  DVDs are more of a ripoff than
> > CDs are.  <sigh>
> It's not like buying a 20-year old car.  It's the same movie it ever
> was, and with better picture and sound quality than any VHS tape.
> Now, if you have objected to the real issues with DVDs, that they
> attempt to violate rights granted to owners of copyrighted works under
> Federal law, you'd have made a point.

You're just thinking of a different point.  I believe the point Larry was 
trying to make is that all the work that went into making Tron was 
finished 20 years ago, but the studio is still profitting from pedro's 
purchase.  Contrast that to the purchase of a 20 year old car... once the 
manufacturer (or dealer, whatever) sold the thing, they no longer profit 
from the subsequent sales of that vehicle.

- -Nate

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