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Bonus features have become a key selling point for DVDs.Not only do the director's commentaries and deleted scenes interest cinephiles, but added educational materials appeal to parents. Also, language tracks -- particularly Spanish -- lessen the necessity of carrying special inventory in ethnically diverse areas. Overall, these extras make DVD the video format of choice, and are prompting new hardware

Bonus features have become a key selling point for DVDs.

Not only do the director's commentaries and deleted scenes interest cinephiles, but added educational materials appeal to parents. Also, language tracks -- particularly Spanish -- lessen the necessity of carrying special inventory in ethnically diverse areas. Overall, these extras make DVD the video format of choice, and are prompting new hardware sales and even purchases of movies consumers might already have in their coll

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