It used to be that the DVD had “extra” stuff on it, like extra scenes that were cool or interesting but that weren’t essential to the story. Lately, however, I’ve noticed that key scenes seem to be cut from the theatrical releases, so much so that some movies become confusing. At first I though it was just bad editing, but now I’m convinced that these scenes are deliberately cut, in order to appear as “new scenes” on the DVD, almost forcing you to watch the DVD in order to make any sense out of the movie.
I finally came to this conclusion after watching the remake of Dawn of the Dead in theater and then on DVD when it came out. In the theatrical version, there are several scenes where groups of people are surrounded by ghouls, apparently with no way out, then the scene cuts to the same people having escaped with no explanation. Of course, on the DVD version all was made clear.
So, what do you think? Am I right?