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#1 of 34 OFFLINE   Travis D

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Posted September 02 2001 - 04:21 PM

My neighbor just bought Terminator 2:UE and guess what. It is now a two disc set in a Double Alpha with a cardboard sleeve. I kinda like it more than my metal case. The Double Alpha just makes it that much more appealing.
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#2 of 34 OFFLINE   donovan_chin

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Posted September 02 2001 - 05:40 PM

I still see the metal case one being sold.

#3 of 34 OFFLINE   Douglas R

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Posted September 03 2001 - 12:10 AM

I hate the metal slip case. Every time I pick it up from my shelf the box drops out of it onto the floor!

#4 of 34 OFFLINE   TheoGB

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Posted September 03 2001 - 12:20 AM

Agreed, I am not a fan of the 'tin'. maybe if they'd bothered to make it go the whole way round...

In fact I'd much rather have it on two DVD9's with nice picture labels instead of a worryingly scratch-worthy DVD18 any day. I don't understand this fascination with DVD18 - they're just not fun.

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#5 of 34 OFFLINE   Ash Williams

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Posted September 03 2001 - 04:50 AM

I heard some time ago that the tin was a "Limited Edition" so that is probably why it stopped. As for DVD-18, I like it, it must keep the cost down to some degree. And I have seen the artwork for the limited number of 2-Disc tin sets they released, and trust me your not losing much.

#6 of 34 OFFLINE   Ken Seeber

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Posted September 03 2001 - 06:43 AM

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I hate the metal slip case. Every time I pick it up from my shelf the box drops out of it onto the floor!

You know, if you just barely bend the flaps on the back of the tin inward, this won't happen.

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In fact I'd much rather have it on two DVD9's with nice picture labels instead of a worryingly scratch-worthy DVD18 any day. I don't understand this fascination with DVD18 - they're just not fun.

I don't know that I'd say people are "fascinated" by DVD-18, some of us just don't mind them. The only thing the studios need to do is learn how to label the sides more clearly.

People seem to be worried about scratches, which is a complaint I never heard with DVD-10. Just how often are people rubbing their discs against things anyway? I think this is more a problem of perception than reality.

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Posted September 03 2001 - 06:49 AM

I purchased this wonderful dvd in April. My discs come in a Metal slipcase with booklet and singluar amaray case with an internal "flap" that you place the 2nd disc on. Is this 2 disc set of T2UE rare?

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#8 of 34 OFFLINE   Travis D

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Posted September 03 2001 - 08:16 AM

The 2 disc "Metal Slip" version is the rare one. All signs show that Artisan will no longer produce the DVD-18 version either.
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#9 of 34 OFFLINE   Tom Ryan

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Posted September 03 2001 - 08:59 AM

I wouldn't call the one with the metal slipcase "rare" since it was released over a year ago and the metal slipcases are just now starting to run out. You can probably get a profit of about $1 on ebay for this one Posted Image.

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#10 of 34 OFFLINE   John Miles

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Posted September 03 2001 - 09:09 AM

I think what he's referring to is the presence of two DVD-9s in his copy of T2:UE. Very few were made that way, perhaps as a backup in case of yield problems with the DVD-18 that most of us got.


#11 of 34 OFFLINE   EricW

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Posted September 03 2001 - 09:11 AM


about as rare as the "special limited edition" of Saving Private Ryan...
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#12 of 34 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

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Posted September 03 2001 - 09:18 AM

hi all -

i'm unfamiliar with the terminology here: dvd-9, dvd-10, dvd-18?. would someone mind explaining?

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#13 of 34 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 03 2001 - 09:39 AM

This is a reference that I have stored in the spreadsheet I use to list my DVD collection. I am certain the info hasn't changed in 1½ years, so I'm not running to double-check it or anything. Here's what I've got:


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Capacities of DVD:

For reference, a CD-ROM holds about 650 megabytes, which is 0.64 gigabytes or 0.68 billion bytes. In the list below, SS/DS means single-/double-sided, SL/DL/ML means single-/dual-/mixed-layer (mixed means single layer on one side, double layer on the other side), gig means gigabytes (2^30), G means billions of bytes (10^9). See note about giga vs. billion in section 7.2.

DVD-5 (12cm, SS/SL): 4.38 gig (4.7 G) of data, over 2 hours of video
DVD-9 (12cm, SS/DL): 7.95 gig (8.5 G), about 4 hours "RSDL"
DVD-10 (12cm, DS/SL): 8.75 gig (9.4 G), about 4.5 hours
DVD-14 (12cm, DS/ML): 12.33 gig (13.24 G), about 6.5 hours
DVD-18 (12cm, DS/DL): 15.90 gig (17 G), over 8 hours


From the February 29, 2000 revision of the official Internet DVD FAQ for the rec.video.dvd Usenet newsgroups.


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#14 of 34 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Forner

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Posted September 03 2001 - 09:44 AM

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I hate the metal slip case. Every time I pick it up from my shelf the box drops out of it onto the floor!

Try this: Stick the booklet between the DVD case and the metal slip case. You'll find that the the DVD case will fit in there very nicely. In fact, it works so well, that I think this is how it was meant to be used.


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Posted September 03 2001 - 09:58 AM

The metal slip case sucks. It looks cool, and I like the idea behind it, but it just doesn't work well with the case for the dvd.

I will have to try some of the suggestions mentioned above.
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Posted September 03 2001 - 10:19 AM

I just got one the 2 DVD sets in the metal slip case from Buy.com, arrived 4 or 5 days ago. It says DVD-18 at Buy.com, guess they have some of the old versions in stock however, because I got 2 DVD-9s.

#17 of 34 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 03 2001 - 10:58 AM

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The metal slip case sucks.


Then throw it in the garbage! Posted Image Simple, eh?

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Posted September 03 2001 - 01:18 PM

I lucked out and got the two disc Tin with the pretty pictures and what not. I don't have a problem with the metal case (I think it's a nice touch), but I am aware of the slipping problem. That's why with my cat-like reflexes Posted Image , I catch the case before it falls out.

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Posted September 03 2001 - 01:34 PM

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DVD-5 (12cm, SS/SL): 4.38 gig (4.7 G) of data, over 2 hours of video
DVD-10 (12cm, DS/SL): 8.75 gig (9.4 G), about 4.5 hours
DVD-14 (12cm, DS/ML): 12.33 gig (13.24 G), about 6.5 hours

Actually....
With a DVD-5, you can get in 150 minutes (2½ hours) of good quality video and DVD-10 300 minutes (5 hours).

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Posted September 03 2001 - 01:47 PM

I too used to be stressed about the metal slip-case (a proper term if ever there was one) but then one day I put the metal case on my mantle, along with all my pretty, shiney Anchor Bay tins, and put the double amaray keepcase in my dvd collection proper. I feel that I have taken back my life, and greet each new day with hope and vigor! You too can get over this, and reclaim your life! Be excited!


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