Originally Posted by Friar
I just booted up Star wars episode 3 on DVD, and was presented with a huge spoiler in the menu screen (which changes everytime you watch the DVD). I.e. that the senator is evil. When I first watched the film, I had no idea that was so (yeah, it seems really obvious now, I know, but I was young!). If i had been confronted with that when I started the film for the first time (the DVD was bought on release, and that was when I first saw it), I would have been furious. It would have ruined the film for me. Which makes me think: Why on earth do they do that? Why not just have a nice, non-spoilery graphic. Maybe just one of the promotional posters with a bit of movement in it and some noises (like hair moving, spaceships flying across the screen etc.)?
Wait, did you watch the prequels without ever having seen the originals?