Actually they cost way more if the dvd fails. Which it will and did.
Why ask this question when you are obviously planning to continue to use the stick-on labels? Are you waiting for some one to reassure you that your disc failure problem is an isolated case? It is not. It is a well known fact that stick-on labels ruin discs and I also know this from experience.
Taiyo Yuden are considered the best media you can buy.
Printer cost under $100 with rebate. Epson or canon(with eprom hack)
So for a total cost of about $.50 a disc, you get very professional looking DVD and they will last.
Your initial costs will be more but in the long run it is worth it, trust me. I was in your same position a couple of years ago until someone set me straight. Now I can't believe I ever used stick-on labels.
The whole goal here is to distribute the films in the best quality possible, compressing a 4.4G film into a 1.5G file will destroy any quality advantage gained by all the work that has been done. You might as well just watch your vhs copy.
I bought the original tr47 bootlegs for $25. I did not mind paying it. I got what I wanted and I felt it was a fair price.
At the time I did not have high speed access or bittorrent and had not found this site.
You have to remember that some people have more money than time or knowledge.
Things are worth what someone is willing to pay for it. If someone pays $100 for a set and he is satisfied, then it was worth it for him.
For example, Airline seats: The person next to you on your flight more than likely did not pay the same price for his seat as you did. Does it make the flight any less satisfying?
I say relax. Once you have posted something on the internet, it becomes community property. If you want to truely own your work, DO NOT release it on the internet. What others do with it or to it from there, you really don't have any control over, nor should you.
If you make the best SW DVD cover ever and there is no one to admire your work, did you really create it?
I would feel proud that someone felt that my custom cover was the one they thought would sell their product the best.
Since we do not own or have any legal rights associated with the SW films or its images, we should do it all for personal glory and satisfaction. So let it be...
The matte lines are by far the most annoying part about the original films. The are also the most distracting. Everything else I can live with.
Although they supposedly removed them in the newest DVD release, there are still places where I can clearly see them. I do not remember seeing them in the theater when I first saw SW. IT was only when I saw it on LD that I noticed the mattes.