Buffy R2 packaging question

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  1. Dave F

    Dave F Cinematographer

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    I have heard that Fox slightly altered the packaging of the R2 Buffy sets to reduce the chances of the discs getting scratched. When was this altered? Was it before season 3 was released? Or are early pressings of season 3 in the old design?

    Also, the change was to make line the sleeves with paper & to make the sleeves looser, correct?

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  2. TheoGB

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    To answer your second question yes and yes: The sleeves now come with a non-scratch lining and the booklet is also 'deeper' so you can get at them more easily.

    I have the original version of S2 (my DVDs are stored in a separate place) - it was pulled and reissued with S3 with the improved packaging: S3 has always had the improved design.

    I don't have S3 (waiting to see if you guys get widescreen by some miracle) but I do have S4. The other major change is there are BBFC logos all over the book itself. With Season 2 I could remove the outer sleeve and have a ratings-less book on my shelf. Ho-hum...
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Theo, Season 3 will not be widescreen

    Season 3 they started shooting 35mm
    Season 4 was the first where they started protecting the 16:9 area for widescreen airing.
     
  4. TheoGB

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    Well they've deleted it over here now anyway. Unless it reappears then it will be cheaper and there will be more extras on the R1 of S3.
     
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  6. TheoGB

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    (a) I don't shop with Amazon for anything but text books - too pricy.

    (b) No cool packaging on R4.

    I can wait. I have the VHS after all...
     
  7. Dave F

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    Thanks for the input - I just got S3 on a flea-Bay auction. [​IMG] I'll be buying the U.S. set when it's released, so buy it new & at full price just seemed excessive for my situtation. Although I'll pre-order S5 as soon as I can.[​IMG]
    -Dave
     
  8. Angsty

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    Once you get the widescreen version, you can join in the fun of identifying screen shots with cameras in the shot and the arm of Prop Dude(tm) [​IMG]
    Angela
     
  9. Anders Englund

    Anders Englund Second Unit

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    For those of you with the original season 2 box: I called Fox Uk regarding the issue and they told me to send it in, and I'd get a new one. The guy I spoke with was very nice, and told me I'd have it by the end of next week.

    Oh, and season 1-3 was pulled briefly, but were reissued with the release of season 4.

    --Anders
     
  10. TheoGB

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    I don't mind having the original S2 box, actually. All my discs seem to play fine. Might be worth something one day!![​IMG]
    I'll look around for the best price on S3 then I guess...
     

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