Sunny 9 for 2006 August 18 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (3) Unconstitutional: I am really bummed that and have lost their lawsuit and have been shut down. Aaron and I would rent PG-13 movies from there (as well as the R) because we liked not having to deal with swears and all the stuff that gets into PG-13's that never should be there in the first place. I especially liked to watch the R's that I never would have had they not been edited. Some of the memorable ones I enjoyed were One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Veronica Guerin, Ned Kelly, Charlotte Gray, Equilibrium, Quiet American, Adaptation, Born on the 4th of July, Perfect Murder, Unforgiven, Walk the Line, Family Stone, Usual Suspects, Insomnia, Elizabethtown, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Pieces of April.

Some of the ones I thought were just ok were Traffic, The Clearing, I Heart Huckabees (very bizarre), Garden State, and Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Some of the ones I just didn't enjoy were Constant Gardener (maybe because I was tired), Lord of War (too depressing and messed up), and I can't remember any other ones I didn't like. I can't remember ones I rented in Utah when we lived there, just the online subscription that we had in Texas.

Anyway, I am just sad that I won't be able to watch movies with all the 'stuff' taken out that I don't want to see. I guess it pissed off one to many persons like Steven Spielberg because they edited his Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List. I will miss you, movies.


Posted by Joe Walch at Fri Aug 18 2006 12:03

I enjoyed Ned Kelly too. One of these days we will be able to buy Digital players that allow us to edit out segments of the movie without actually changing the format of the movie.

So, Basically the courts have now said that, even though we own the DVD, it is unlawful to alter it, just like it is unlawful to alter software or we didn't really buy the DVD, we just bought the right to watch the DVD in our house under very specific circumstances. What other things are in our home that we don't actually own? Our Computer, e-mail. Hmmmm. The questions of a modern world.

Posted by Susie at Fri Aug 18 2006 14:49

When we heard the news we thought of you and how sad you'd be.

Posted by David Matkin at Sat Aug 19 2006 09:49

Joe, Those are already available. Check out You have to have a clearplay DVD player. You download "filter" information and you're able to then select the content you wish to edit out. You can even plick the language you find offensive, word by word I think. You then go rent/buy the regular movie and watch it with your identified filters. We have some friends who have this system. A couple times a year, they pay $8 to download filters for 50-60 movies, which is about half what is allowed. They keep coming back to pick up new releases and newly filtered established films. Anyway.

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