There's something about advertisers
As I am reading several comments here and elsewhere, and having put together the various conversations in which I have been involved or have heard, I awaken to the reality that is advertising.
See, when a venue becomes less popular and less money comes in from the advertising as a result, rather than make the venue more attractive more advertising is pumped in. That results in less product, reduces the attractiveness of an already less attractive environment, and eventually even fewer, if any, attendees.
Theaters aren't making enough money? Throw up five minutes of advertisements before the movie starts, jack up the price of tickets. Why bother realizing that people want movies that aren't shit? What ever happened to the idea of a block-buster?
People aren't buying enough DVDs? Well, just put ads on them that cannot be skipped, guaranteeing our advertisers viewings. Oh, and jack up the price again.
Thankfully, there are plenty of programs out there to strip out the good parts of a DVD and burn it to a new one. Voila, no more crap on your DVD.
Paris, stripping out the good parts.