New Cover Art - The West Wing: Season One

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  1. Patrick Mirza

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    Hail to the Chief, baby.

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  2. Kevin Porter

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    Classy. I would have liked to see the floating heads dissolved above the image of the White House instead of a straight split screen.
     
  3. John Simon

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    While the spine is nice, I think the cover ranks up there as one of the worse I've ever seen. It looks like someone took 5 different graphics and pasted them on.

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  4. Brian_L_Kleis

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    Don't care about alphabetical order here - day of release buy and it's going right next to my treasured SportsNight box...

    all Sorkin, all the time.... I'm shaking in anticipation now....

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  5. PaulP

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    Ooh, looks like an alternative ID4 cover [​IMG]
     
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    Some red and white to go with that blue would have been nice... why not just replicate some of the background from the opening titles?
     
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  8. David Von Pein

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    R1 / R2 ...

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  9. David Von Pein

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    Seems a bit odd to me that WB (or any company) would go to the added time, bother, and expense of creating completely different cover designs for a Region 1 vs. a Region 2 (or other) DVD release. Why not use the same one worldwide?

    Is this common, completely different cover art based on regions? Never have noticed.
     
  10. David Lambert

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    Common, believe it or not. Great examples: Friends, Buffy, TNG, Dark Angel.

    Of course, there are exceptions to that rule. Futurama comes to mind...even though the boxes are shaped a bit differently (more square from a top-down view on the R2, IIRC), the art is the same.
     
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  12. David Lambert

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    I'll point Gord to this...he's the code guy! [​IMG] Thanks for mentioning it, though.
     
  13. David Williams

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  14. David Lambert

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    I'm not worried about what the cover says. I think it's a great design, personally, and have said so already in other places.

    As far as conveying what the show is saying, the episodes speak for themselves.
     
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    I'll have to agree with my namesake (David L.) re. the cover design. Looks dang nice to this writer. I like the Presidential Seal image faintly seen in the background of the cover. Looks very classy, IMO. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    FYI (for those penurious souls who might care to save a couple of clams) .... Just today, DeepDiscount made some people happy by lowering its
    West Wing S.1 Price, matching Amazon's current price point. A fine hunk o' value, considering we're getting 22 forty-one-minute programs, plus a healthy dose of supplementals. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    (They performed the very same price-chop on ER - Season One. Glad I waited. [​IMG])
     
  17. David Von Pein

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    Season 2; coming Oct. 20th to R.2:

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    (What do the numbers inside circles indicate on all the Region 2 DVD titles?)
     
  18. Dane Marvin

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    I love the box art, and I love Sorkin shows. I hope this gets bumped up from November 25th to a sooner date. I don't know if I can wait that long for this (even though I'm currently watching season 1 on Bravo daily).

    Warner's box sets are quickly becoming my favorites (ER, Friends, The West Wing). What big show should we expect from them next?
     
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    And the region 4 covers are different again...

    (Note that, for the r4 releases, each season is released in two parts: Epsidoes 1-11 and 12-22. Both sets for each season has the same cover art.)

    Season One
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    Season Two
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    Personally, I've been meaning to get the r4 for a while, but now I'm getting the r1. It's (much) cheaper and there are features. I hate double-sided discs, but I'll put up with them.

    And the numbers inside the circles on the r2 releases are the BBFC classification/rating.
     

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