News Ticker

Trade Your MGM DVDs for Cold, Hard Cash!

According to this website, if you purchased certain widescreen MGM DVDs (a list of 325 titles) between December 1, 1998 to September 8, 2003, you are a member of the proposed settlement class against MGM and retailers, Blockbuster, Best Buy, Target, Columbia House and Amazon. Apparently, there was some “false advertising” of widescreen image width being different than standard image width.

MGM admits no wrongdoing, but as a reward for your lucky purchase, you can either get a replacement DVD or $7.10 in cold, hard cash.

I love the bit about “If you do not exclude yourself from the settlement class, you will be bound by the terms of the settlement.” So, if I can reword this: If you are not even aware of the lawsuit, you are bound by its terms. A$$-Clowns.

If you listen closely, you can hear the cha-ching of some lawyers getting rich.

About John DeNardo (13014 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

1 Comment on Trade Your MGM DVDs for Cold, Hard Cash!

  1. FYI, some information on why this is a pretty bogus lawsuit. Includes technical details on the how’s and why’s of widescreen DVDs versus the film it was shot on.

    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/mgmsuit/mgmsuit.html

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: