Originally Posted by Zombie Dude
Even with blurays (if they're still doing those)? What's the difference with pressed discs and dvd-r's anyway?
No, not Blu-rays – just DVD's.
They've released a couple dozen DVD-R's like Crystal Force, The Curse of Bigfoot, Jurassic Women, Preacherman,
...and also released most of the ones that were in those old Toxie's Triple Terror
sets and the Troma Triple B-Header
The difference between pressed DVD's and DVD-R's is that pressed DVD's are just that, "pressed" or mechanically stamped with the data on the actual plastic layers.
DVD-R's only have a dye layer, which you'll see as blue or purple. The data is "burned" onto the dye for the laser to read, and thus can have a shorter lifespan. That's also how you can rewrite data on DVD-RW discs. That's impossible for pressed discs though, since the data is pressed in physically and can't be erased on the fly. It's basically the same exact process with pressed CD's and CD-R's, and Blu-rays and BD-R's.
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