- Jan 1, 2001
Damn, seems like I've had this pre-ordered in one form or another forever. I am sooo glad to finally be getting it. I have never seen the extended cut, so it should be a treat. Can't wait.
I don't know if the Euro discs have this as well, but it's in a clear Amaray case with artwork on the cover's flipside showing through when you open the case. I'm surprised I haven't seen more discs packaged this way - since CDs went the way of the clear case long ago, I don't know why DVD cases have to be black so often. Very cool looking!
Every Region 4 disc (about 15 so far) has this type of packaging. I think it's the best ofption, as there is no insert to lose and chapter stops can be printed on the inside front of the insert to show through the box. This leaves one more page available on any insert book fore mor information to be printed as well.
A friend who works for B.F.I. once told me that it is more expensive to recyle colored plastics into clear plastic. Wheteher that is tru or not I cannot say. If it5 is however, this may explain why the US uses black cases almost exclusively given that recycling has become such a big part of S.O.P.