Recently I received Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (on Blu-Ray) from Netflix. This is one of those movies that you get in the mail and you ask yourself “Why did I add this to my queue?” After some watching it, you realize “Oh yea, Moon Bloodgood was in it and she is hot.” While the hotness distracts me (slightly) from my anger, that is not the point of this article. My point is as follows:
THESE GOD DAMN UNSKIPPABLE, FUCKED UP, CANT EVEN FUCKING PAUSE, LET ALONE FUCKING FAST FORWARD, BULLSHIT COMMERCIALS ON DISK, NEEDS TO STOP, RIGHT FUCKING NOW.
Ok, I might be a weeee bit over the top angry, but tell me you don’t feel exactly the same? We all know exactly what I’m talking about, ever since the DVD was invented. I know lots of DVDs & Blu-Rays that put their previews in and disable the menu button. Ok, you want to force me into your commercials… fine. I’ve even seen a few disks that prevent you from skipping to the next chapter (and thereby the next commercial). Those really irritate me. But this street fighter movie? Ohhhh, it takes the cake. You literally cannot do SHIT during the previews/commercials. I swear to god I pressed EVERY FUCKING BUTTON on my remove and nothing worked, except stop of course. Then when I hit play again, and I got to watch the previews all over again. In my attempts to skip this crap, I ended up watching the first half of the preview for Wolverine three times. First time I thought “Hey, I should get this movie”. By the third I was thinking “Hey, fuck you”.
Commercials on TV are fine, you didn’t buy the show after all. But on a DVD/BD… I either BOUGHT it or rented it. In either case I shelled out cash specifically for this video. I did not shell out money just to watch your god damn commercials. Media companies wonder why piracy and TiVos run rampant? This is fucking why. There is an infographic that demonstrates this very clearly. If I had paid $20+ for this movie and had to watch 5 solid minutes of ads every time I put the disk in (yes, I clocked it) PLUS the time it takes for the damn BluRay to get going in the first place… I’d be even more pissed than I am now. So, to all the studios that think this is a “Good Idea”, and specifically my current favorite…
Hey 20th Century Fox. FUCK YOU.