How can I get a replacement DVD case?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Brian Dobbs, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. Brian Dobbs

    Brian Dobbs Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Messages:
    998
    Likes Received:
    151
    Location:
    Maryland
    Real Name:
    Brian Dobbs
    *******UPDATE*************

    I just got back the missing case. The people found it and mailed it back. I have closure now and can finally sleep.



    I loaned my copy of The Matrix to someone a little while ago and all I got back was the DVD disc. They claim not to know what happened to the case. This really sucks because I don't want to hassle them anymore while running the risk of being rude, but I know that I'll never see my case again.

    Is there anyway to buy a replacement case for the disc? Has this ever happened to anyone else?
     
  2. Steven Wesley

    Steven Wesley Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2002
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Steve
    Well, with snappers it a little tricky.

    However, you can probably get the original cover art for The Matrix from DVDCoverArt.com and purchase a keepcase to put it in. That would do the trick.
     
  3. ChrisChap

    ChrisChap Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2003
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Better yet, get the cover art off the net and wait a few days until AOL sends you a free keep case...
     
  4. Scott Kimball

    Scott Kimball Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 8, 2000
    Messages:
    1,500
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  5. Andy_MT

    Andy_MT Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    0
    maybe you should consider getting a replacement friend (assuming they are).

    and why don't you want to be rude ? they were rude to you by not taking care of your DVD. i'd borrow one of their DVDs and just return the disc and see what their reaction is.
     
  6. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2000
    Messages:
    3,527
    Likes Received:
    0
    How can one get a replacement snapper plastic portion. My copy of Swordfish, the center hub was so badly damaged it won't hold the disc at all, even just at home with being very careful. For now I stuffed a pad of paper inside the cover to hold the disc in place.
     
  7. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Messages:
    12,735
    Likes Received:
    584
    Real Name:
    Malcolm

    They've been incredibly rude to start with, showing complete disregard for someone else's property.

    I'd say they deserve all the hassle you can dish out...and then even more. [​IMG]

    Perhaps you should borrow their car and return it without tires and a windshield.
     
  8. Brian Dobbs

    Brian Dobbs Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Messages:
    998
    Likes Received:
    151
    Location:
    Maryland
    Real Name:
    Brian Dobbs
    well, these friends are more like my parents friends. so it's really my parents who don't want to bother their friends anymore over something like a dvd case.
     
  9. Joseph_mx

    Joseph_mx Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2002
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is why I do not loan my dvd's [​IMG]
     
  10. Chet_F

    Chet_F Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2002
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just print a cover at dvdcoverart.com and put it in a amray case. Done.
     
  11. Chris_Morris

    Chris_Morris Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Messages:
    1,887
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  12. Brian Dobbs

    Brian Dobbs Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Messages:
    998
    Likes Received:
    151
    Location:
    Maryland
    Real Name:
    Brian Dobbs
    what should i say to someone who wants to borrow a DVD of mine without being rude for next time?
     
  13. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Messages:
    12,735
    Likes Received:
    584
    Real Name:
    Malcolm
    Just tell them you don't loan out movies. Direct them to the nearest Blockbuster.
     
  14. Andy_MT

    Andy_MT Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    0
    tell them you've lent it out to someone else. or tell 'em to sod off. which ever works best for you.
     
  15. TommyT

    TommyT Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Tom


    I'm in agreement with Joseph_mx & anyone else who doesn't like to loan out their discs. I do occasionally but that's only to people I know I can trust w/them.

    I think you shouldn't be meek & tell your friend the truth; that you loaned it to them in good faith (maybe...) & they should return it in the same condition. I'd start bugging the hell outta this twerp who obviously stole the case from you! Or loaned it to another friend who stole the case. Or maybe his/her dog chewed it up.
     
  16. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2000
    Messages:
    3,527
    Likes Received:
    0
    I agree, I really don't like loaning them out, I just know other people are not going to take the same care of them that I do.
     
  17. Frank@N

    Frank@N Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    0
    Walmart sells empty keepcases.

    You could also find a 'mom and pop' video store that has a copy machine.

    Just grab the box and photocopy.

    Or download the cover art and print, if you have a good printer.

    Or you could pickup that Matrix Unleashed (whatever it's called) and throw both discs in that case.
     
  18. Robert Dunnill

    Robert Dunnill Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2001
    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    0
    From April 9, 2000:
     
  19. Karl F

    Karl F Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you have a friend who works in a video store, or if your local video clerks are friendly, you might check and see if that store has extra boxes kicking around (from movies that have been stolen or broken). I've got a couple of boxes full of covers here at my store (mostly VHS, though, and no Matrix -- I checked), and the other store I used to work at had a couple of shelves full...so I don't know what the policy is at other stores, but you might try asking around.

    There used to be a company, in fact, that had a warehouse full of VHS boxes. We ordered some from them to replace damaged or stolen boxes, and they would take payment or empty boxes in trade. This was six or so years ago, though, and I don't see their ads in the trade mags anymore.

    --K
     
  20. Randy Schissler

    Randy Schissler Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2002
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
     

Share This Page