If you were excited to get all the bonus features for Star Trek Into Darkness on the Blu-ray release, this is your rude awakening.
You know how, lately, a lot of videogames are being released and then, a few months later, there's downloadable content you can buy? And you know how that content is sometimes what you used to get when you bought the game in the first place? Keep that fact in mind, because Paramount looks to be considering that as their new business model.
Star Trek Into Darkness will be out on DVD and Blu-ray in a scant few weeks. That's exciting, because if nothing else, the visuals in that movie were absolutely stunning. But chances are you aren't plunking down your $20-$30 for just the movie, right? You want deleted scenes, commentary tracks, gag reels and all the other staples of DVD and Blu-ray releases.
So let's see what's on the new Trek Blu-ray? Lay it on us, Paramount!
Creating the Red Planet
Attack on Starfleet
The Klingon Home World
The Enemy of My Enemy
Ship to Ship
Brawl by the Bay
Continuing the Mission
That's a little thin for such a big-budget flick, isn't it? At the very least, shouldn't there be a commentary track?
Well, it turns out there is a commentary track -- but you can only get it through iTunes as an extra download. And there are other features, too, but they're retailer exclusives with stores like Best Buy and Target.
What we're saying is, if you want all the features, you're probably going to have to pay extra. In fact, you might even need to buy the movie more than once. On top of that, the features won't even all be of the same audio/video quality.
It's a mess, and it makes Paramount look like they're favoring corporate partners over moviegoers.
But you tell us -- will you still buy Star Trek Into Darkness when it comes out, or is this a deal-breaker?
(via The Digital Bits)