100,000 ‘Atlas Shrugged’ DVDs Recalled And You Won’t Believe Why
In what appears to be a legitimate press release on the blog of the official Atlas Shrugged Part I website, the producers of the film have announced that they will “replace more than 100,000 title sheets appearing on the Atlas Shrugged Part 1 DVD and Blu-ray versions.” Sounds like a pain in the ass. Why? Did child porn pics somehow show up on them? No! But the ultimate Randian curse word — “self-sacrifice” — did, and that’s worse.
We still aren’t 100% sure that they’re not screwing with us, but this is the horrible error that must not stay on the title sheet:
The 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged, is known in philosophical and political circles for presenting a cogent argument advocating a society driven by rational self-interest. On the back of the film’s retail DVD and Blu-ray however, the movie’s synopsis contradictorily states “AYN RAND’s timeless novel of courage and self-sacrifice comes to life…”
Self-sacrifice is for idiots, duh! Ayn Rand used to mock poor beggars for being so poor. “Self-interest” is more like it. The good news is that Randroids who’ve already purchased this sacrilege consumer product can fix it themselves, just like Dagny Taggart would:
Atlas Productions has setup a web page for consumers of the DVD to request a replacement title sheet free of charge: atlasshruggedmovie.com. The new title sheet will more accurately read “AYN RAND’s timeless novel of rational self-interest comes to life…”