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NBC Broadcast Version NOT the Extended DirectTV Version,
This review is from: Friday Night Lights: Season 3 (DVD)
Ok first let me state that I am huge fan of this show and own the first two seasons on DVD. When I found out about the deal with DirectTV I went through the pain of switching from cable to DirectTV because I had heard the season 3 episodes would be longer on DirectTV and shorter on NBC.
Now you are probably asking why I'm rating this season 3 release with one star. I just found out at TVSHOWSONDVD.COM that the season 3 release will the the shorter episodes broadcast on NBC and NOT the extended versions of season 3 that were broadcast on DirectTV. There will also be music substitutions according to TVSHOWSONDVD.COM. You can check out the story here at [...]
This is just the [...] marketing decision I've seen in a while. This show has a clear fan base and deserves to have the extended versions of the episodes. Considering the hassle myself and other fans of the show went through to switch to DirectTV just for this show I feel we all deserve the extended versions. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that by providing the extended DirectTV versions would improve sales. I'm also upset with the music substitutions that they are doing on the release.
Based on this I'm boycotting this release and will not be buying it. I refuse to support [...].
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Initial post: May 16, 2009 10:24:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2009 10:27:16 AM PDT
As a diehard fan of this series this would not prevent me from purchasing it for my collection. The cuts are not even noticeable. I understand your position because you switched to Direct TV just to get this show, but to not own it would be just too hard for me as I love it so.
Posted on May 22, 2009 2:30:36 PM PDT
Afro GT says:
I watched FNL on DirecTV in the fall and many of the episodes on NBC later. The opening episode was 52 minutes long on DirecTV but I don't remember any of the other episodes running over the standard 44 minutes. As far as the music I dont remember any specific songs anyways so a substitution of those doesn't matter to me one bit. I already purchased Season 3 on DVD but haven't viewed it yet. The writing for this show is so good and the actors do such a wonderful job that its a no brainer for me to buy the Season 3 DVD, extended episodes or not. The first two seasons didn't come with extended episodes so I'm not feeling the loss.
This show should get at least 4 stars for its content, edited or not!
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