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Press Release Criterion Press Release: Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Jack P

    Jack P Producer

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    I've ordered a normal 8 disc blu-ray case from Amazon.
     
  2. Sam Posten

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    Disagree a million times over. If its a problem for you it's a $4 fix at Amazon. The rest of the people who buy this are going to treasure having something so meaty that could not possibly have been done in a simple keep case.

    Still trying to figure out if Criterion is sending me one for review. If not I know what I am asking Santa for =)
     
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  3. dpippel

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    And don't forget that there's a 50% off Criterion sale coming up at B&N next week, supposedly.

    https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/barnes-noble-semi-annual-50-off-criterion-sale.324983/page-52#post-4796790
     
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  4. Jack P

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    Actually a $12 fix since that's the cheapest for an 8 disc blu-ray that's done perfectly fine in similar sets (World Series annual releases), is shelf friendly and convenient to get the discs out. Getting these out for temporary storage in paper sleeves, I found Disc 8 jammed in to the point where I was worried it was going to require tearing up this vaunted thing just to get the disc out.

    I have hated these kind of oversized gimmicks that are all flash and show and no substance for years whether the Man From UNCLE "briefcase" or the Get Smart "phone booth" or similar stuff. And this only confirms what I've disliked about them because they are not conducive to long-term disc health for me.
     
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    Is this only available on blu-ray? I'm surprised they're not also releasing it on DVD, though I think the Bergman box-set was blu only, as well.
     
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    It was.
     
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    What’s a DVD? ;)
     
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    Seriously does anyone here on this forum buy a dvd when a Blu is available?
     
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    Actually I pass when there is just a dvd more than not.
     
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    I buy DVDs all the time. The quality of DVDs is much better than it used to be. With modern TV shows and anamorphic stuff, it isn't easy to tell the difference with normal viewing. There is a whole world on DVD that doesn't exist on blu-ray.
     
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    I get that of course. But do you buy a DVD when a Blu Ray is available is my question.
     
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    There’s an entire sub forum over on Blu-ray.com of people buying DVDs.
    When I ask why they are still buying DVDs when the blu is available I get all snarky remarks as if I’m the one who is out of touch.
     
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    Too funny! I'm sorry, but assuming the source data is the same, a Blu-ray will beat out a DVD any day of the week, usually by a large margin.

    But, that's a discussion for a different thread, not this one.
     
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    I hate the packaging. Hate it. I ended up propping my set on shelf alongside some other chunky DVD boxed sets, but regardless, getting the discs out of those slots is already irritating me to no end. I rather have the book as a separate item, with the discs in a standard plastic case (or two). In fact, it would be wonderful (although unlikely) if Criterion made such a case available for those of us who don't enjoy this particular, offbeat presentation.
     
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    https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=8+disc+blu-ray+case&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
     
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    I love the packaging but it is really tall - I wasn't able to place it in the spot intended. It seems like it should be a coffee table set. It doesn't align well with current Blu ray and DVD sets because of the height. Still it's a thing of beauty. but I really have to figure a place to lay it down / or find a better place to display the damn thing !! :D
     
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    Here's seven cases and a booklet. I don't see why the big book couldn't have been shrunken down with one case holding two discs (if somehow restricted to these box set dimensions). I get it's Godzilla, so "big book," but it doubles as an excuse here to do studio release packaging. Criterion typically focuses elsewhere for their customers.

    Just my two cents.
     
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    You are missing the point. There is no shrinking it down because it's suppooossssed to be a big meaty over indulgent release. It's Spine 1000. It's Godzilla, the king of monsters. It's supposed to be badass, not compromised.
     
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    Well, I acknowledged the likely point. Different priorities for different folks I guess. As a book it does look nice.
     

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