Warner is not only keeping me broke with their constant barrage of incredible boxsets, but they're now running me out of my house (They're piled everywhere!)
When it comes to consolidation, there are basically four methods. (I ordered these Favorite to Least Favorite)
- Slim Multi-Disc Cases
The Ideal solution for 2 disc sets (IMHO)
I like Gatefold for shelf saving purposes, but it has obvious drawbacks, (Especially for 3+ Discs)and many people detest them for this very reason. It seems like these have been relegated to TV releases.
- Thin Cases
I also like this option, but the obvious drawback is the ability to read the title information on such a skinny spine. These also seem to have been relegated to TV releases.
- Multiple Titles on the same disc
This is my least favorite option. I prefer to have one title per disc for several reasons ranging from convenience to A/V quality.
The question that I pose is two-fold?[list=1][*]What are your preferences and why?[*]How would you package things differently using the above options (or even new options) to save space.[/list=1]
Personally, I would like to see themed boxsets such as WB's Marx Brothers or the upcoming Thin Man box use multi-disc cases inside the box. As I already stated, I prefer a seperate disc for each title, but why not put two discs in each case, thus cutting the box size in half. I think this works much better in the cases that I've mentioned than in others (i.e. Errol Flynn Box, Controversial Classics) where the theme isn't as evident (IMHO). One obvious drawback to this scenario is losing the Incredible artwork that WB gives us, but I can't really come up with any others.