Cheap/inferior DVD packaging - NO MORE!!!

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  1. Steve O

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    Okay, ... I have officially had it with cheap, flimsy "paper case" DVD packaging. Call it "slimline," call it whatever you like -- fact is, ...
    I'm mad, and I'm not gonna take it anymore! [​IMG]
    My Grease case already ripped! That is absolutely unacceptable. I don't care what title is inside -- I will ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, NEVER BUY ANOTHER DVD WITH PAPER-PACKAGING. It's Amaray case or bust for me.
    The first DVD to take the hit is E.T.. I was going to purchase it, but after the Grease fiasco, I decided that I was no longer going to reward studios that try to "rip" me off. (pun intended)
    Add a dollar to the cost of the DVD and give me quality packaging for crying out loud!!!
     
  2. Steven_Ma

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    Amaray cases probbaly cost the same or less than the paper ones.
     
  3. Brian E

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    I don't like some of the packaging either, but the movie matters most to me so I can't say I'd never buy another one with "paper" packaging. A guy can always printout some cover art and put it in an empty keepcase.
     
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    Steve, calm down, take a deep breath, it'll all be OK.
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

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    Exactly if you don't like the packaging, make your own and go home happy
     
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    I didn't have any trouble opening my E.T. You just have to take your time peeling everything off instead of ripping into it. Considering the price I paid for it, I'm not complaining. It would have been nice to have the name on the spine, however.
     
  7. Josh Lowe

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    did you know that inside the packaging are discs with movies on them?
     
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    Josh, try the toilet next time. [​IMG]
     
  9. Josh Lowe

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    just dry humor. i don't like bad packaging, either. the "24 season one" packaging is the definition of suck, it falls apart as soon as you open it. i don't see what's wrong with keepcases, folding paper isn't a durable container for something that is supposed to last for many years.
     
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    While the disk & contents therin are more important to me than the outer package, I have to admit I hate these flimsy cardboard deals and I don't understand the rationale behind it.
     
  11. David Von Pein

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    I have a feeling that if we didn't have the HTF as a "vent valve", to let off steam about little things like this, some of us would explode from within.
    (Good Lord, I just thought of something! .... What's Steve (and others) gonna do when the studios take a further packaging step backward in the future and start providing us with our 2-disc SE's in tiny paper sleeves, wrapped up in cereal-box-like wax paper? When that comes down the pike, Steve's definitely NOT going to be in good shape.)
    [​IMG]
     
  12. YANG

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    "Exactly if you don't like the packaging, make your own and go home happy"
    JEFF,
    I am too another hater for DIGIPAKS as well as SNAPPERS.Creativity is one thing,durability is another thing.Especially to collectors who wish that their collection stays in good condition,both the discs as well as packagings.
    Too bad that www.DVDcoverart.com is down for a long period of time...
     
  13. Greg O' Connel

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    On this topic, does anyone have a link for some replacement E.T. cover art?
     
  14. MikeM

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    Since you mentioned Grease, you can buy it (and Saturday Night Fever for that matter) at Costco and it'll come in a nice plastic case.
     
  15. Clinton McClure

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    Don't treat the case like a TONKA toy and it will not tear up. All of my snappers and digipacks are exactly as I bought them ~ in remarkable shape. One only has to care for one's things to keep them looking good.
     
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    Just buy an Ameray case and print out some covers. Goto Kinkos or whatever so that you can get a color laserjet printer.
     
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    I wonder how many people that complain about cardboard DVD cases bought VHS movies (back in the old days). Didn't they come in cardboard cases? (here in the US anyway)
     
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    Don't be silly, Steve, of course you will (buy DVDs in the future).

    If you want the movie, you'll buy it, regardless of the packaging.

    Here's a weird thing: I've got a lot of CDs, and I hate those jewel boxes, always cracking, difficult to get the CD out, etc.

    Do you think I could decide to get rid of them altogether, and put the CDs in nice little vinyl sleeves?

    Nope, I'm just completely wishy-washy. I've left my CDs intact, and cracked.

    "Grease" isn't worth it -- you'll want to get a DVD with a better transfer, before the box completely goes.
     

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