How the Introduction of DVD Changed Home Entertainment
Sunday's Los Angeles Times ran a good article that described the impact of DVD on home entertainment. Much of the article focuses on second-generation movie enhancements including interactivity, alternate scenes, and out-takes that allow viewers to substantially change the movie-watching experience:
...as a result of the DVD's booming popularity since its introduction in 1997, the audience's relationship to movies has changed. The home video was merely a small-screen version of a movie. The DVD is interactive--so much so that to the studios' alarm, technically sophisticated film buffs with a little determination and access to the Internet can relate to a movie in ways that were impossible only a few years ago, including moving and removing scenes and characters from a movie.