Yeah, with a tape you can actually cut things out of it and re-sell the remainder. I don't know about a DVD though - would they have to rip it, edit it, burn it, and destroy the original?
T'would make more sense to rip/edit/save once to burn many times WHILE paying the distributor for copies they've so cloned.
I could imagine gibson's so full of himself that he doesn't want his snuff-flick edited and doesn't _care_ that people don't want to see gratuitous violence.
gratuitous violence? snuff-flick?? what are you babbling about?? it showed what My Lord and Savior went through in order to save my unworthy soul. I had never really understood the extent of his suffering, and his love. i thought it was the most accurate passion movie i have ever seen.
as far as gibson being full of himself, if that was the case he would be suing for monetary loss.
if someone wants to see the edited version, wait for it to come onto a network channel (abc, cbs, nbc).