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#1 of 35 Michael Cucka

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Posted February 28 2004 - 06:58 AM

This is just for fun...

I received my copy of the Schindler's List SE today (gotta love forum sponsers...)Posted Image

Anyway, the set comes inside a larger tinted plexiglass case - the front is imprinted with the title, the back with a portion of "the list". The contents of the SE are in a slipcase that is held in place by metal support poles - all-in-all a cool presentation.

However, as you can imagine, the plexicase isn't exactly "break-proof" - I guess that's been anticipated and there are a couple of styrofoam pieces included to help with shipping. But, low-and-behold, my case arrived damaged - nothing major, but a crack is a crack...Posted Image

So, I thought it might be interesting to see if others who obtain the set thru mail order have their plexiglass arrive intact - or not!

Might be one of those times it's better to buy in-store so you can check out the goods first - for the record, my set was well-packed and padded so I don't blame the retailer (the USPS is the USPS, afterall...).

Otherwise, the set looks good - my senitype is the the red-dress girl during the polish invasion. The "coffee table" book is only the size of the slipcase - won't exactly impress your friends if you leave it out (it contains photos from the movie)...

Enjoy! Posted Image
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#2 of 35 Bill J

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Posted February 28 2004 - 08:40 AM

I knew that case would be trouble. What is the packaging of the regular edition supposed to be like? I will probably end up purchasing that because the gift set doesn't have any extra DVD content.

#3 of 35 Dane Marvin

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Posted February 28 2004 - 08:46 AM

Another one for purchasing the regular WS version solely because there is no extra DVD content. I'm trying to picture in my head what the packaging for the gift set looks like from what you describe, but I just can't.

#4 of 35 Ray H

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Posted February 28 2004 - 11:35 AM

You can check out the packaging here.

http://www.dvdanswer...?...2527 s+list
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#5 of 35 Michael Cucka

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Posted February 28 2004 - 12:41 PM

The plexiglass case, although unique, does seem to beg the question: "why?"Posted Image

I'm a sucker for these SE DVD's - mostly to get the senitype, book, cd...
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#6 of 35 PaulEB

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Posted February 29 2004 - 03:01 AM

Michael,

Is the coffee table book hardcover or paperback?

#7 of 35 Bob clamer

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Posted February 29 2004 - 09:36 AM

All the on-line sites are showing the same content on the gift set and on the collector's set. I don't see any difference in either of them.

#8 of 35 Michael Cucka

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Posted February 29 2004 - 10:50 AM

The book is hardcover, measures about 5X7in., and is about 80pp. long.

Contains a Forward by Spielberg, 7-8pp. of production notes, the rest being stills from the movie.

Title - Schindler's List: Images of the Steven Spielberg Film

Curiously, published by "Newmarket Press" - part of the same outfit of The Passion fame?
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#9 of 35 Ken Seeber

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Posted February 29 2004 - 02:02 PM

It should be pointed out that this case is not made out of Plexiglas, which is much more durable and flaxible. If they were Plexiglas, they wouldn't be cracking.

This plastic is much more similar to the brittle plastic that CD jewel cases are mady out of.

#10 of 35 Michael Cucka

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Posted February 29 2004 - 03:04 PM

Not trying to be picky about this, but....

From the insert attached to the case comes this quote:

"Special Plexiglas Casing Designed Exclusively for This Gift Set"

From there, my ignorance of polymers only grows :b
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#11 of 35 Justin Bauer

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Posted February 29 2004 - 04:32 PM

All the plexiglass I ever worked with was brittle enough to crack easily.
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#12 of 35 Michael St. Clair

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Posted February 29 2004 - 04:38 PM

Lexan rules.

#13 of 35 Ken Seeber

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Posted February 29 2004 - 06:49 PM

I stand corrected, but this sure doesn't feel like the Plexi that I've worked with. Maybe it's because it's so thin.

#14 of 35 Peter Kline

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Posted March 01 2004 - 01:27 AM

Plexi comes in many thicknesses of course.

#15 of 35 Michael Cucka

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Posted March 01 2004 - 12:06 PM

Moving away from the materials engineering...

Any broken cases?

Doesn't look like the etailer has any "spares" lying around Posted Image
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#16 of 35 Silas Lesnick

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Posted March 02 2004 - 04:23 AM

I don't get why they didn't just make this case out of transparent aluminum. Sure, it'd take years to figure out the dynamics of such a matrix, but you'd be rich beyond the dreams of avarice...

#17 of 35 Carlo Medina

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Posted March 02 2004 - 04:57 AM

Ach, a strong case to buy this at a B&M rather than online for me. As is the case with Buffy and Angel season sets (which had a penchant for shattered disc hubs and scratched floater discs) it's worth the extra cost for me to have a B&M to exchange any damaged titles.

#18 of 35 Peter Svensson

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Posted March 02 2004 - 05:16 AM

Some of my friends have recieved broken plexiglas cases. So the dealer has decided to send the edition in pieces instead.

#19 of 35 Michael Cucka

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Posted March 02 2004 - 06:05 AM

I just checked with the e-tailer - they have no replacements so they'll have to check with the manufacturer for replacements................{me holding my breath}....................
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#20 of 35 Justin Bauer

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Posted March 02 2004 - 06:24 AM

I am just going to go pick this up locally so I don't have it broken during shipment.
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