Tubbyboeing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9242 times:
Sorry if this topic has been discussed before.
I just got a DVD from one of the rental stores, and was surprised to see "Rental Version" written on the cover and also on the DVD. I have never seen this before (and I have been renting DVDs for a long time). Its also got a warning saying "Rental version only, not for home use" What does that mean? Of course, when someone rents the DVD, they are gonna watch it at home!
How does this DVD differ from the "normal" DVDs we buy in shops? Is the content edited?
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8477 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9201 times:
I bought some Hammer Horror movies (Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Taste The Blood Of Dracula) on DVD at the weekend, released by Warner Bros. You know they think that title has reached the end of the line when you see "For home or rental use" on the disc - they don't give a shit. It should just say, "Knock yourself out."
PPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9169 times:
In most cases the rental edition is simply the same move but has different warnings, this time allowing the rental of the movie. Also rental companies often have to pay royalties for the first year or so that the movie is out so have to check how often it's rented.
As far as content the rental edition is often the same movie, though many times without any extra bonus features discs (though if it's one DVD they will often keep the bonus features).