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Panic Room SuperBit = weird new packaging


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#1 of 54 OFFLINE   Matt Pelham

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Posted September 11 2002 - 04:43 PM

I just saw the new Panic Room SuperBit due out this Tues and noticed an interesting new packaging I've never seen on a major DVD release before. It appears to be a fold out digipak with a slipcover (similar to Fight Club, Pulp Fiction SE, Unbreakable, etc), only difference is it's about 1/3 as thick. It's a very very thin, flat looking case, even thinner than a CD-jewel case. It would take two or three of them to equal the thickness of a normal keepcase. I'm not sure if I like the design, but it is original.

#2 of 54 OFFLINE   MattHR

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Posted September 11 2002 - 04:50 PM

It sounds like the new Alpha "NexCase" inside a cardboard sleeve. I've seen a prototype and I don't like it. It's very thin, and it's "sealed" with a plastic clip that must be cut with a knife or scissors to open. The benefits are the slim size, and the added retail security from tampering or theft. I've been wondering when one of the major studios would begin to use this new case.

#3 of 54 OFFLINE   Joel C

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Posted September 11 2002 - 05:09 PM

Sounds like a thinner version of the X-Men DVD packaging...
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#4 of 54 OFFLINE   Jeremy Conrad

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Posted September 11 2002 - 05:14 PM

[quote] It sounds like the new Alpha "NexCase" inside a cardboard sleeve. I've seen a prototype and I don't like it. It's very thin, and it's "sealed" with a plastic clip that must be cut with a knife or scissors to open. The benefits are the slim size, and the added retail security from tampering or theft. I've been wondering when one of the major studios would begin to use this new case. [quote]

That's not the case.

It's just a slimmer version of the X-Men case.

#5 of 54 OFFLINE   Steven_Ma

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Posted September 11 2002 - 05:38 PM

I personally just wish they would all use a regular plastick case. God all these diffrent kinds of casses annoy me can't they just make them all amaray casses for single dvd's and have the thick kind ( id4 & die hard etc.) for 2 disk sets. I like all my casses to line up perfectly on my dvd rack.I can see diffrent kinds for season box sets and 3-4disk dvd's but they are not the norm.

#6 of 54 OFFLINE   MatS

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Posted September 11 2002 - 05:51 PM

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#7 of 54 OFFLINE   Matt Pelham

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Posted September 11 2002 - 06:14 PM

Maybe, although it's A LOT slimmer than the X-Men case, and it uses a different, very thin cardboard (not that puffy blue/silver kind from X-Men). It almost has a plastic look and feel to it, although I didn't see one without the shrink wrap. I could easily pick up 14-15 of them at a time with one hand (holding by the spines).

#8 of 54 OFFLINE   Craig Sherman

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Posted September 11 2002 - 06:59 PM

Are you sure it is cardboard and not plastic? Consider, if you will, the Universal Ultimate Editions, which use very thin plastic, upon which is glued the ever-more-popular Digipack tray. Is that ruled out? Back on my meds, CS

#9 of 54 OFFLINE   Scott Simonian

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Posted September 12 2002 - 03:48 AM

Great. Just great. I absolutly hated the Xmen case.


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#10 of 54 OFFLINE   Matt Pelham

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Posted September 12 2002 - 04:26 AM

I looked pretty closely and I could swear it was a very thin cardboard. And the case is much slimmer than the Universal Ultimate Editions.

#11 of 54 OFFLINE   Bruce Hedtke

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Posted September 12 2002 - 04:30 AM

If it isn't too obtrusive-such as trying to line a snapper up along side a keepcase-I won't mind it much. I have yet to run into a durability issue with any DVD I have so that, right now, isn't something that worries me. Bruce
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#12 of 54 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted September 12 2002 - 05:47 AM

I don't like this thing either, but it looks like it might become popular with studios: Grease uses a VERY similar case as well...
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#13 of 54 OFFLINE   chris larralde

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Posted September 12 2002 - 06:54 AM

It's new panic packaging.

#14 of 54 OFFLINE   Jeff Adkins

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Posted September 12 2002 - 11:06 AM

Yeah, the Grease packaging is the same. I don't like it at all. It gives it a cheap look. Jeff

#15 of 54 OFFLINE   Seth Paxton

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Posted September 12 2002 - 11:10 AM

No problem here since I'm waiting on the SE of this film anyway. I wonder what that package will be? I assume 2 discs which would have to make it wider than this version, one would think.

#16 of 54 OFFLINE   Michael Lee

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Posted September 12 2002 - 11:22 AM

It is definitely mostly cardboard. The only thing plastic is the sheet that actually holds the disc itself..and that appears to be attached to the cardboard by 8 shots of glue.

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Posted September 12 2002 - 11:24 AM

Hey Seth, any word on when the SE is due out? I really liked this film and if it's too long (like a year or more) I just might buy this and then give it as a hand-me-down later when the SE comes out. Of course if it's only 3 months away I can wait...

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#18 of 54 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted September 16 2002 - 08:04 PM

Any further info on the SE?? Thank you.

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Posted September 20 2002 - 05:47 AM

I purchased this with gritted teeth. I like Fincher, and I don't even mind the lack of extras, but that packaging is atrocious! It makes me feel as though I'm buying a CD single or something, not a feature film for $20 bucks. Jeez, is it so much to ask that a $20 bill gets me a little bit of a display spine for my shelf? If every disc came like this, I'd only need one shelf for a few thousand dollars worth of expense. Just another studio gouging technique.

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Posted September 20 2002 - 05:51 AM

[quote] If every disc came like this, I'd only need one shelf for a few thousand dollars worth of expense. [quote]

Is that such a terrible thing? It would sure make it easier for me to store my discs.

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