Actually, I've noticed that on a lot of DVDs, the stuff they cut out is always put in the seperate "Outtakes" section. Dunno about the movie the guys are watching, but on stuff like... The Patriot. The Patriot has some scenes that were cut, but rather than go to this whole other menu and watch them, I'd really rather that they were stuck back in the movie so I can watch them in context.
And then there's the Harry Potter DVD, where you have to jump through hoops every time you want to look at the cut scenes, and hell, you have to have either already seen the cut scenes and made fuckin' notes from them or have the whole series of books laid out for reference material just so you can jump through the goddamned hoops. What the hell were they THINKING?!
But is it just me, or are most DVDs designed in a bass-ackwards way? If I wanna watch the movie with the cut bits in the places they're supposed to be, I should be able to. If I want to access special features, I should be able to do so without watching the entire fucking movie and waiting for a white rabbit to pop up during it, or being the movie's screenwriter.
My theory is that entertainers really REALLY hate us, the consumers. This explains CDs that have fifteen tracks of silence before the actual music starts, or have final tracks that are actually twenty minutes long with 3 minutes of song, 10 minutes of silence, and 7 minutes of fingernails-on-chalkboard-while-beating-a-loud-dog-to-death-with-a-keyboard noise on them. This explains why Blockbuster gets 70 copies of Rollerball and has four anime DVDs. This explains Star Trek: Voyager.
Feh, I say.