Re: ultraviolet. Well I guess that's kind of neat, for people who want to make gifs or music videos or something. Although, usually folks have other means of downloading for those purposes.
Actually one of the reasons ultraviolet sucks is it prevents you from doing just that. To discourage people from just ripping the DVD, which would allow them to do anything with the file, including copying it, re-editing it or making .gifs.
They including an ultraviolet copy which is inferior to ripping the DVD in every way, because it includes DRM which stops you from doing anything other than simply playing the file.
I understand why they do it and it's a step in the right direction but at the moment it's nowhere near enough. Also they tend to lock you into using Windows or Mac and as I'm a Linux fanboy (for everything except video editing)
that's not much help.
Anyway rant over.
On the topic of "fake" films, there have been several occonally where my parents have done just that, rented a "fake" copy of a DVD, usually from the lovely people at Asylum films.
Tesco DVD rental have really tiny thumbnails for movies (with no way of enlarging them)
and as my dad isn't familiar with the cast in the "proper" Sherlock Homes
film, he can easily add the wrong one.
I've taken to logging into their account from University and correcting their list without their knowledge, like a guardian angel of bad film choices.
There's nothing I can do when they add Battleship
to the list though, I think they'd notice if I changed it to Battleship Potemkin