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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   Patrick Mirza

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Posted September 11 2003 - 08:05 AM

Hail to the Chief, baby.

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#2 of 27 OFFLINE   Kevin Porter

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Posted September 11 2003 - 08:08 AM

Classy. I would have liked to see the floating heads dissolved above the image of the White House instead of a straight split screen.
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#3 of 27 OFFLINE   John Simon

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Posted September 11 2003 - 08:36 AM

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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Posted September 11 2003 - 08:59 AM

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 of 27 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted September 11 2003 - 09:12 AM

Ooh, looks like an alternative ID4 cover Posted Image

#6 of 27 OFFLINE   David Williams

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Posted September 11 2003 - 10:09 AM

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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#7 of 27 OFFLINE   Kevin Porter

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Posted September 11 2003 - 10:55 AM

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Some red and white to go with that blue would have been nice


Well from what I've seen of the show, it's not so much about America as it is "moral" ideology.
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#8 of 27 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted September 11 2003 - 01:37 PM

R1 / R2 ...

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#9 of 27 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted September 11 2003 - 01:44 PM

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 of 27 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 11 2003 - 01:47 PM

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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#11 of 27 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted September 11 2003 - 02:01 PM

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

(BTW, David L. ... Tonight I attempted (unsuccessfully) to add a couple of new shows to the TVshowsonDVD database. It said it couldn't accept the IMDB URLs I provided. All I did was copy-&-paste 'em, like required. Is something amiss with the URL-acceptance method?)
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Posted September 11 2003 - 02:28 PM

I'll point Gord to this...he's the code guy! Posted Image Thanks for mentioning it, though.
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#13 of 27 OFFLINE   David Williams

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Posted September 11 2003 - 02:56 PM

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Well from what I've seen of the show, it's not so much about America as it is "moral" ideology.

Have you seen their opening titles? Flag city. Even the R2 set is more 'patriotically' colored than ours. Even though the show *is* about ideology, it's definitely an American ideology.
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#14 of 27 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 11 2003 - 03:18 PM

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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#15 of 27 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted September 11 2003 - 04:44 PM

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I'll point Gord to this [URL code problem]...he's the code guy! Thanks for mentioning it, though.
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#16 of 27 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted September 11 2003 - 04:49 PM

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. Posted Image Posted Image

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#17 of 27 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted September 11 2003 - 04:57 PM

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 of 27 OFFLINE   Dane Marvin

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Posted September 11 2003 - 05:41 PM

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?

#19 of 27 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted September 11 2003 - 05:58 PM

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I hope this gets bumped up from November 25th to a sooner date.

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All on-line info I've encountered says November 18.

#20 of 27 OFFLINE   MatthewLouwrens

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Posted September 11 2003 - 06:45 PM

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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