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Disney adds digital copy to new version of "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 30 May 2008 1:32 User comments (40)

Disney adds digital copy to new version of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" On August 26 Disney plans to release a new "Collectors Edition" version of Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" on DVD. What makes this release noteworth is the addition of a feature other studios have already added to some titles, namely a special copy of the movie which will be playable on as-of-yet unspecified devices. Although the specifics of the feature haven't been announced, we do know they're calling it a Disneyfile and it appears likely that other releases may also be getting it in the future.
Disney's move follows other releases in recent months from Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox, which included similar digital copies. Both the Warner Brothers release "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and Fox's "Live Free or Die Hard" included both a low bitrate version for portable media players and a higher bitrate version for computer playback. In both cases the copy included the use of Microsoft DRM, making them unplayable on the iPod or, ironically, Microsoft's own Zune.

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40 user comments

130.5.2008 2:28

If it's laden with DRM then it will be about as popular as lead swim trunks. At least with the members here at AD.

230.5.2008 2:41

Will it included a root kit virus that scours your HDD to see if unauthorized files are on it and then call home to rat you out ?

330.5.2008 7:00
nobrainer
Inactive

Originally posted by iluvendo:
Will it included a root kit virus that scours your HDD to see if unauthorized files are on it and then call home to rat you out ?
oh, yes yes yes!




i have a better idea, remove the DRM and let the owners of the media decide what devices they wish to play it on, and what quality they need instead of dictating what you think we want.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 May 2008 @ 7:06

430.5.2008 11:05

Yay! Another Digital Copy filled with DRM. That's why I have AnyDVD and an assortment of DVD ripping tools... No DRM and its quality is whatever the hell I set it to.

530.5.2008 15:51

An extra pantsload of DRM as a ''feature''! lol! poop. I have found Disney DVD's to be problematic as they ARE many times, and this is with running latest Any DVD and other apps. They frequently will NOT play on a PC. And I know many tricks to get recognition of discs with heavy DRM. No more Disney factory discs for me! I'll buy them used and cut their profits! Wonder how long it will be before we need a ''license'' to buy & sell our own bought used media on the open market?! Don't laugh!

631.5.2008 3:07

Originally posted by iluvendo:
Will it included a root kit virus that scours your HDD to see if unauthorized files are on it and then call home to rat you out ?
Not only that, It will hold you hostage until the authorities arrive to arrest you. LOL

71.6.2008 1:29

Originally posted by hermes_vb:
Originally posted by iluvendo:
Will it included a root kit virus that scours your HDD to see if unauthorized files are on it and then call home to rat you out ?
Not only that, It will hold you hostage until the authorities arrive to arrest you. LOL

And it will do all that and more too !!!

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


81.6.2008 5:13
john_jsr
Inactive

Hi Everyone,

Can anyone help me please and tell me where I could get a cheap enough ***link removed*** gown 80 and under?

It feels like I have checked everywhere! Im lost !

Im looking for any shops around Dublin area or surroundings!

Thanks a mil guys!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Jun 2008 @ 15:24

91.6.2008 5:18

Originally posted by john_jsr:
Hi Everyone,

Can anyone help me please and tell me where I could get a cheap enough *** gown 80 and under?

It feels like I have checked everywhere! Im lost !

Im looking for any shops around Dublin area or surroundings!

Thanks a mil guys!




ebay...is where I found my blowup loco doll.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Jun 2008 @ 15:25

101.6.2008 15:24

spammer has left the building.



111.6.2008 19:18

Originally posted by LOCOENG:
spammer has left the building.
WTF?

Where did that jag come from anyhow?

Thanks for the garbage removal LOCO.


121.6.2008 19:40
varnull
Inactive

I need a puncture repair kit.. I burst my loco doll!!

Disney are retarded. even their vhs tapes are full of drm and often look bad because of it.. screw em.. pirate everything, or better still just boycott it..

Hands up who hasn't seen this film before?

131.6.2008 19:43
tripplite
Inactive

Quote:
Thanks for the garbage removal LOCO.

are we talking about nobrainer???? LOl that was a cheap shot....

anybody heard of dvdsentry????? well believe it or not most dell computers have this little process running in the background that stops these little DRM attempts from movie companies.......although dvdsentry
sometimes jams up your dvd drive.........at least its an attempt to keep something personal right????




141.6.2008 19:52
varnull
Inactive

linux = no phone home.. vlc = rip everything regardless.

You came back... damn.. it was nice and quiet.

WTF did NB do?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Jun 2008 @ 19:54

151.6.2008 22:23

Dunno who got nobrainer...wasn't me. I took out the other trash.



161.6.2008 22:26
varnull
Inactive

My moneys on oner.. my list grows.

171.6.2008 22:40

i think jan wins.

181.6.2008 22:40

Just finished scouring E-Bay for my Loco Doll, can't find anymore.
I think I'll copy this movie just for the sake of copying it. Just what we need another disk with a chip.

191.6.2008 22:43

use your microwave to get rid of it. it works. NOT!!!!

201.6.2008 22:52
varnull
Inactive

Thanks D.. I won't go any further.. I saw the warnings and heard the tone over the last couple of weeks.

It does get a little boring, like the same old junk from the fanboys does. TBH I'm fed up with the whole lot of that. I'm pretty sure it's obvious where I stand on the argument... the bad guys won and the consumers will lose. Rich fanboys may rant, but they just earn our contempt. Some of us recycle/restore 70 year old electronics for our grandchildren for the future when it will be 1 analog low def channel run by somebody like me if I can be bothered.

Ta for that.. I know I push the envelope sometimes.

BTW.. this junk disk.. If you can get vlc to play it, just record the stream then convert to anything you want ;)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Jun 2008 @ 22:54

212.6.2008 8:23

Quote:
I think I'll copy this movie just for the sake of copying it.
Yep. My thoughts exactly.


222.6.2008 11:56

Originally posted by varnull:
Thanks D.. I won't go any further.. I saw the warnings and heard the tone over the last couple of weeks.

It does get a little boring, like the same old junk from the fanboys does. TBH I'm fed up with the whole lot of that. I'm pretty sure it's obvious where I stand on the argument... the bad guys won and the consumers will lose. Rich fanboys may rant, but they just earn our contempt.
I have never seen you step over the line Varnull at all or even come close for that matter. It is one thing to have a discussion and make your point of view made clear but when all you do is constantly blast EVERY thread with partial misinformation, off topic talk/links and unsupported halve truths or very old non current news that has been debunked in what can only be an attempt to do nothing more than rant like a fanboy and start arguments; all you end up doing is bothering other members (who do report offenses & PM us mods with links and proof I might add), that's not exactly the type of discussion that most aD-er's want to partake in.

But back on topic, please feel free to PM if there are any questions or something anyone would like cleared up.

232.6.2008 18:05
RNR1995
Inactive

Originally posted by iluvendo:
Will it included a root kit virus that scours your HDD to see if unauthorized files are on it and then call home to rat you out ?
ROFLMAO!
This is Disney not Sony!
Good one!

243.6.2008 11:31
varnull
Inactive

edited for pointlessness...

We know which side the bread is buttered... note:: I talk to people and know the real score.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Jun 2008 @ 11:59

253.6.2008 13:57

Quote:
ebay...is where I found my blowup loco doll.

Loco, aren't you shocked? See what ebay has done to your good name (sic) !!

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


263.6.2008 16:29

loco has a good name!!! that is news to me!

273.6.2008 16:33

Originally posted by ddp:
loco has a good name!!! that is news to me!

ddp, did you notice the "(sic)" ?

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


283.6.2008 17:05

i did as not blind as a bat like loco is!!

293.6.2008 17:38

Originally posted by ddp:
i did as not blind as a bat like loco is!!

Thems fighting words !!

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


303.6.2008 17:48

i know!!!

313.6.2008 17:52

ddp, (I heard he fights like a hmmmm, aaah, you know)


"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


323.6.2008 18:15

no that is neph who fights like that.

333.6.2008 20:04

1) sorry ddp
2)If Neph read this, Thems fighten Words !!


"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


343.6.2008 20:34

Originally posted by iluvendo:
Quote:
ebay...is where I found my blowup loco doll.

Loco, aren't you shocked? See what ebay has done to your good name (sic) !!
Who do you think sells them? Gotta make a living some how.


353.6.2008 20:38

Originally posted by LOCOENG:
Originally posted by iluvendo:
Quote:
ebay...is where I found my blowup loco doll.

Loco, aren't you shocked? See what ebay has done to your good name (sic) !!
Who do you think sells them? Gotta make a living some how.

LMAO !!!

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


363.6.2008 22:51

I nominate Loco to be the 8th Dwarf. Much more fitting than just an imitation latex inflatable doll. He can drive the train.



373.6.2008 23:45

Originally posted by LOCOENG:
Originally posted by iluvendo:
Quote:
ebay...is where I found my blowup loco doll.

Loco, aren't you shocked? See what ebay has done to your good name (sic) !!
Who do you think sells them? Gotta make a living some how.
LMAO!

It's all so clear now!


384.6.2008 3:09

Originally posted by 7thsinger:
Originally posted by LOCOENG:
Originally posted by iluvendo:
Quote:
ebay...is where I found my blowup loco doll.

Loco, aren't you shocked? See what ebay has done to your good name (sic) !!
Who do you think sells them? Gotta make a living some how.
LMAO!

It's all so clear now!


7thsinger +1


Locoeng -0-


"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


394.6.2008 7:35

It doesn't matter what the score is...I have the leveler.





404.6.2008 11:18

Originally posted by LOCOENG:
It doesn't matter what the score is...I have the leveler.




Cheater !!!!!!!!

XD

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


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