A PG13 rated movie in a white keepcase...thats something new!

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  1. YANG

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    I understand that the use of the white keepcase is to complement the white background of FORREST GUMP,but will that mislead consumers who wants to purchase G rated DVDs for their kids?
     
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    Are you suggesting that the color of the keepcase is a major criteria for parents who are buying DVDs with their kids in mind?
    I don't think that the keepcase's color comes into play at all in purchasing decisions. At least I would hope not.
    I doubt that any parents will "mistakenly" pick up Forrest Gump for their kids just because they see the white keepcase.
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    As far as I'm conserned, anyone who buys movies based on the color of the case deserves what they get.
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  4. YANG

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    Looking at previous releases by several other studios,DISNEY especially,not to forget FOX,their G rated DVDs are in white keepcases.
     
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    Parents should read the packaging properly... I don't like censorship.
    I don't think the colour of the case should matter one bit, but I prefer black amarays.
    Most people will have seen the film if they just take a quick look at the packaging. C'mon, it's not hard!
     
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    Do you honestly believe that this is a problem?
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    Besides, I have Kentucky Fried Movie in a white keepcase, and that's DEFINITELY not G rated.
    But, the real point here is Standards! I want ALL my movies to come in black Amray (Not Alpha) keepcases, with only the original poster art on the front. All cases must be EXACTLY the same size, so as to sit perfectly lined up on my shelf. Double discs are only acceptible in the double sided keepcase, which must also fit the size specifications. The fonts on the sides of the discs must also be the same, and be in the same color, in order to present a more "uniform" look. Finally, all existing DVDs whose packaging does not meet the above specifications MUST be pulled off the shelves in shame and replaced. There should be a petition about this!
    Seriously, I'm sick of people complaining about the damn CASES for dvds (Yang, this has nothing to do with your post, just a rant).
     
  8. Rob Gillespie

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    The colour of the case makes no difference.
    It probably started with one studio using white because they wanted their titles to look different on the shelves compared to all the others.
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    My copy of Heathers came in a white keep case...and I am pretty sure that ain't no "G" rated flick [​IMG]
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    I just got an early review copy of New Line's "Blow", which also came in a white keep case. Unfortunately, it also had those security stickers, which are annoying.
     
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    Great!
    Now some schmoe is going to start an anti-white keepcase petition! And it won't stop there! Once the white keepcases are eradicated, they will target the red keepcases, and then the GOLD keep cases!
    If you ask me (and you didn't but I'm going to tell you anyway), This whole thing smacks of racism! I will not stand for talk of "Black Keepcase" supremacy!
    can't we all just get along? [​IMG]
    ...except for black snapper cases. They are evil incarnate, and must be driven from their unholy penny pinching existence! [​IMG]
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    David Lambert, please check your email.
     
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    Dave,
    You fail to mention if H.O.T.S. is in anamorphic widescreen [​IMG]
     
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    "Now some schmoe is going to start an anti-white keepcase petition!"
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    "Thats something new...",from the thread header.
    I don't think that is an anti-white keepcase statement,or something which i want to influence the others?
     
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    Sorry Yang,
    It was a feeble attempt at satire, a form of humor prevelent in these United States.
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  18. YANG

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    Pardon me too,for not able to catch the humor.PEACE.
     
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    Man oh man, I just don't get it! I will never understand the forum's obsession with dvd cases, never. I have never had a problem with Warner's so called "evil incarnate" snapper cases. Are you guys mistreating your cases for them all to be falling apart? I've had The Matrix for damn near two years now, have watched MANY times, and the snapper case is still in excellent condition.
    But at the risk of contradicting myself, the ONLY cases I hate are the new ones from Universal's 'Ultimate Edition' collection, with the see thru cases, they're just plain ugly to me. And as for Forrest Gump's case, I think it's quite handsome. It would have been cockeyed if the artwork was white, and the keepcase black.
    As for the topic, I really don't think this a problem. Forrest Gump has been out for a few years now, and just about every adult has seen it, and knows what the film contains in terms of violence, drug use, profanity etc... "They know what they're gonna git."
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    Army of Darkness DC is in a gold keepcase... it is the only one that I have seen... all of Fox's Five Star movies are in gray keepcases... i must say that I prefer black, but it is the disc that really counts.
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