If you found out that your (previously-unreleased) favorite movie or TV show was coming to Blu-ray, but that the disc could only have one special feature, what should it be?
I’ve noticed a recent clamor over Digibooks that I find surprising. I recently ordered one of the few Digibooks that I plan to own, ‘The Shawshank Redemption‘. While I don’t mind the packaging format (the one for ‘Hamlet‘ is my favorite), I find that Digibook titles can be really expensive, and I wind up not purchasing the movie until a cheaper alternative gets released. Basically, I consider the Digibook packaging to be a special feature that I can live without.
I only watch most Blu-ray bonus features (or look at the packaging) once or twice. However, some supplements have more replay value. Any commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger is pure gold. The production features on ‘The Fountain‘, and ‘Star Trek: TNG‘ are some of my favorites. The ‘Old Boy’ manga ensures that I’ll keep the DVD copy around. Deleted scenes for movies were pretty exciting when DVDs first came out, but now I only value the deleted scenes from shows like ‘Futurama’ that were cut for running time. I have actually watched the Digital Copy for ‘Kick-Ass‘.
Let’s say your favorite movie or TV show was just announced for Blu-ray. The studio has promised a 1080p transfer from an immaculate source, and a lossless 7.1 audio track produced under the personal supervision of the director and sound designer. The studio has also announced that the disc will only have one special feature. (In a moment of clarity, the movie will include its trailer, the least special of all features.) Without getting to review it ahead of time, which special feature would you want? Which item do you feel should be standard and always featured regardless of format? (We’ll assume that, where applicable, the feature will be provided in high definition.)