So Sin City hit shelves today. As you may recall, the movie floored me in theaters, which makes this purchase a no brainer, right? *ERNT* WRONG! (What the heck is ernt? I was trying to make a buzzer sound that was a tad more alarmish, but that just looks stupid)
Wait, where was I? Oh that’s right, I was thinking of ranting about the way studios try to screw us with all of these double releases and “bonus” materials and random third discs that pop up. You see, I know something more is in the works for Sin City. I don’t think there’s been anything official, but Rodriguez and Miller talked about all of the extra footage they have and how much they want to do something with it that you know this single-disc version just ain’t gonna cut it. And the powers that be sit on these announcements regularly, because they know schmucks like me will end up plunking down the money for the way cool version of Hellboy or at least the director’s cut even though I already own the initial special edition release. Why didn’t I just wait for he better versions? Because they didn’t announce them until after he first one hit shelves and my wallet – and I was foolish enough to believe that “TWO DISC SPECIAL EDITION” meant something.
And now they’re getting me with CDs, too. Today I excitedly noticed a new Killers album at Best Buy. But upon closer inspection it turned out to be a re-release “Limited Edition” version with 3 new tracks. But I’m still wearing out my fist copy, why should I be buying another?!?! It’s not like Ben Folds Five’s recent remaster of Whatever and Ever Amen – that’s seven years after the fact and finally got me a good copy of the Japanese version of “Song for the Dumped”! The re-release was downright essential.
But this crappy attitude by the studios left me with a barren edition of The Princess Bride after nearly 3 years of delays only to miss out on the 2-disc edition shipped a few months later. I knew there would be a big special boxset of The Matrix Trilogy (which I still haven’t purchased), so I didn’t bother with the sequels as they came out – but we shouldn’t have to guess at these things.
Please, just tell me beforehand when you’ll be releasing even better super-duper extra-special flavor editions, because I’m just too darn stupid to figure it out myself and my bank account (and shelving space) hates me for it.