Watch out guys, Slumdog’s got issues! Fans of the Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire, have noticed an important element missing from retail copies of the recently released DVD. According to /Film, there are no special features found on the discs. A while ago we reported on how 20th Century Fox planned on removing all extra content from future DVD’s. That means no special features, outtakes, nada. Over at Amazon.com, they have received complaints regarding a large quantity of defective copies that seem like a follow through from the studio.
Several major retailers plan on rectifying this situation as soon as possible including web based Amazon. They have posted a notice on their site and are offering an exchange program as compensation.
DVD Alert:We are aware that special features were missing from a number of Slumdog Millionaire DVDs. This issue does not occur on the Blu-ray version. Fox has set up a hotline telephone number (1-888-223-4FOX) for those consumers who may have purchased a DVD version that does not contain special features. Upon calling the hotline, these consumers will be able to have their disc replaced for one containing special features. Fox regrets any inconvenience this has caused.
This stinks on so many levels. Fox hasn’t released any statement about this being an intentional move, but I wouldn’t doubt it. What is with them today? First we have the X-Men Origins: Wolverine leak, and now this. Fox has had a rough year, but they’ve done some questionable things over the past few months. Would you call this karma?
Have any of you had issues with your copies of Slumdog Millionaire?