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I decided to return mine just on principle. They have an image of the Paramount Presents release with the slipcover on the product page, but the product I ordered based on that information was not the item I received. I may pick up a used copy of the regular release at some point, but for now I have the HD iTunes stream.
Indeed my copy has no slipcover. I dislike this cover art anyway, so I don’t care. BTW: As of today, this non-slipcover disc is available sold by Amazon. It lists as “a newer version” of the Paramout Presents disc
 

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Indeed my copy has no slipcover. I dislike this cover art anyway, so I don’t care. BTW: As of today, this non-slipcover disc is available sold by Amazon. It lists as “a newer version” of the Paramout Presents disc
I'm going to pick up a copy from Amazon at $14.99. I don't care about the "Paramount Presents" moniker as it's only a marketing scheme.
 

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So Paramount repackages the exact same release without the fancy slipcover and this is somehow a big deal? Pretty standard practice from what I've seen.
The problem is that some online retailers are using the PP slipcover artwork to advertise the disc, but are actually shipping the repackaged release.
 

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I don't think it's malicious, just incompetence on those maintaining their site.
Absolutely agree, and I didn't mean to suggest that I thought it was premeditated. This is simply, as you say, incompetence. In the end though the result is the same - the consumer orders one thing and gets something different.
 

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Oh, and by the way from the original press release found here:

About the Release

The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Disc™ is presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the film’s theatrical re-release poster, and an interior spread with key movie moments. Newly remastered from a 4K film transfer, the ROMAN HOLIDAY Blu-ray also includes a new Filmmaker Focus with film historian Leonard Maltin, access to a Digital copy of the film, as well as previously released featurettes on Academy Award®-winner Audrey Hepburn, Edith Head’s Oscar®-winning* costumes, the blacklisting of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, and much more.
It was a "limited edition" so it's actually pretty decent of Paramount to reissue a standard release after the limited edition sold old.
 

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Oh, and by the way from the original press release found here:


It was a "limited edition" so it's actually pretty decent of Paramount to reissue a standard release after the limited edition sold old.
I think you're missing Doug's point of contention. The LE selling out isn't the concern here. It's what Wal-Mart advertised on their site about the LE being available to order when it's actually the reissued standard version. I suspected that all along which is why I didn't order it from Wal-Mart. I rather do so from Amazon so I can take advantage of bonus points and such.
 

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I think you're missing Doug's point of contention. The LE selling out isn't the concern here. It's what Wal-Mart advertised on their site about the LE being available to order when it's actually the reissued standard version. I suspected that all along which is why I didn't order it from Wal-Mart. I rather do so from Amazon so I can take advantage of bonus points and such.

I've had Doug's issue with other things. Book-wise, it's especially annoying as sellers on Amazon Marketplace and ABE often use a "stock image" and not an image of the edition they're actually selling.
 

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The problem is that some online retailers are using the PP slipcover artwork to advertise the disc, but are actually shipping the repackaged release.
Here's Deep Discount doing the same thing as Wal-Mart using the "Paramount Presents" moniker. However, the release date listed is 10-05-21 which is the less expensive reissued release date. The "Paramount Presents" release date was 09-15-20.

 

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Here's Deep Discount doing the same thing as Wal-Mart using the "Paramount Presents" moniker. However, the release date listed is 10-05-21 which is the less expensive reissued release date. The "Paramount Presents" release date was 09-15-20.

My Walmart order came from Deep Discount with printed receipt and return label to Deep Discount.
 

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In Canada, if you want the Paramount Presents edition with the slipcover packaging you have to special order it as a more expensive import. If there’s a Canadian release, the disc will be identical to the Paramount Presents release and much cheaper but without the slipcover or any mention of the series. Some titles in the series, like “Bugsy Malone”, weren’t released here for whatever reason so the import was the only option. The slipcovers are nice but hardly a dealbreaker for me, though if I was one of those obsessive collectors who had to have every title lined up numerically on my shelf I’m sure I’d feel differently. I was kind of surprised to find I wasn’t, actually. That’s so not like me.
 

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In Canada, if you want the Paramount Presents edition with the slipcover packaging you have to special order it as a more expensive import. If there’s a Canadian release, the disc will be identical to the Paramount Presents release and much cheaper but without the slipcover or any mention of the series. Some titles in the series, like “Bugsy Malone”, weren’t released here for whatever reason so the import was the only option. The slipcovers are nice but hardly a dealbreaker for me, though if I was one of those obsessive collectors who had to have every title lined up numerically on my shelf I’m sure I’d feel differently. I was kind of surprised to find I wasn’t, actually. That’s so not like me.
I think it's fair to say that more PP titles weren't released in Canada than actually were. I had to import Ragtime, but well worth it.
 

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