Have you rented/bought a DVD just because you were attracted to the front cover?

Movies - The cover is great, but the movie sucks.
@modstar (9616)
Philippines
January 19, 2009 8:19pm CST
Most DVD film from covers are interesting and attractive. But can we say the same for the content? Never judgde a DVD by it's front cover hehe..
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@zhangrui (13)
• China
20 Jan 09
I will go bankrupt so if I buy a DVD because of the front cover alone. It's easy for labeling a attracted front cover for the DVD pouring into market, and it's easy for you to spead all your money for them as well. Just thinking, even though you got all the DVD whose front cover have an enormous appeal, do you have time to watching them? Buy the way, few appearance matches the reality, you will always feel disappointed without considering other factors.lol, don't let yourself be fooled by such superficial picture.
@modstar (9616)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
That goes out for everybody. lol!
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@mobhomeir (7567)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
Yes sometimes I am that. If I would see a non presentable cover of that CD or DVD, the chances of renting is less than those beautiful one. I know it would be wrong but it's natural I guess. But after I read the review at the back if it would be nice one then I consider the nature of the cover of that DVD or Cd..
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@modstar (9616)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
Haha yeah, sometimes we don't bother to read the things on the back cover.
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@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I don't know that I've ever rented or bought a movie just because of the cover. There has been a cover that I've seen that's attracted me, so I was able to read the cover. Sometimes you need that attractive cover to get you to read more into the title. If the cover doesn't look too "appetizing," how are you going to even consider looking at it?
@cuttyrish (2662)
• United States
20 Jan 09
yes i have.. lucky for me, those movies that i picked because of the front cover has nice storyline,,, sometimes i also picked movies from the title...my friends finds me weird sometime, because i pick movies that have weird titles like capote, and other titles.. but all the movies, i got had nice stories...
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
20 Jan 09
Hello modstar,I have learned long ago never to judge a book by its cover.I apply the same principle when selecting DVDs ,while shopping and also while interacting with people....
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@modstar (9616)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
Applying that to people may be too complex. One's personality changes from person to person. It's called anima. One can be good to the other, then bad on another.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
21 Jan 09
ah yes you are right......
@carinio98 (2935)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
well no... i will rent or buy the movie if i like to watch that kind of movie... i dont go for the cover... cuz sometimes front cover can be deceiving... even the cover is very tempting to watch but the content itself are crappy...
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@modstar (9616)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
I agree. The worst thing is, sometimes the cover itself is different from the content especially if you buy pirated DVD.
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@carinio98 (2935)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
in pirated DVD's youll should know that it is different from the content cuz you know it is not original that your not sure whats the content all about or it is wrong title...
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
20 Jan 09
Hello modstar! I never rented a cd or dvd just because the front cover is catchy. When I saw some good covers, the next thing I do is look at the back and read what is it all about. The content is still important for me.
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@modstar (9616)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
Hehe, i just don't find time to read. I'm quite lazy and sometimes i want it to be a surprise. Disappointments surprises me too! lol!
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• Canada
20 Jan 09
no i've never rented or bought a dvd for that reason alone. it's usually becuase i've heard it's good or i saw it before and loved it. i barely ever buy them anymore thoug. the only movies i buy are the disney ones for my daughter
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@modstar (9616)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
Like Snow White? hehe.. Yeah, never buy DVDs just because of the cover. Most of the time, you'll be disappointed. Unless the movie is too known and with positive reviews.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
8 Feb 09
Hello modstar, I don't buy DVD because of its cover. I always try to find the synopsis of the story at the back.If the storyline attracts me, I will ask the seller to play the DVD to make sure it is good and clear. Then only, I will buy. Oh, yes! I am talking about pirated DVDs here...
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
the cover of the dvd may attract my attention so then i'll pick it up to take a look at it but i never buy or rent one only because of the cover. i always read the back of the dvd and see what the movie is all about and who's in the movie before deciding
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
I have or just by the title and then been very disappointed in the movie. I agree never judge by the cover. However I will say you cant judge just by a trailer either - sometimes they put the only good stuff into the trailer and you're left pretty sad at how bad the movie was when you watch it.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I've never bought a DVD just based on the cover but I have been drawn to a movie b/c of the cover but then I always read the back cover and see if it's something I'd like...if I'm not sure then I rent it first and then decide. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Yes that is how I have found a few really good movies. But I always see who is in the movies as well. You have a nice day.