1. I've always thought the E.T. packaging was a little odd.

    We've all seen the foldout style with clear trays before, but don't they usually give you a slipcase to house the packaging in?

    It doesn't even show the name of the movie on the spine!

    If I could buy an ET slipcover for a couple of bucks, I think I would.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    most people do yes. It's great packaging, but it needs a spine
     
  3. Matt Stone

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    I agree as well. Always feels a little awkward.
     
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    Me too. There's nothing to identify it when its shelved. I have a couple titles like this, but the rest are tins (Akira, Evil Dead 2, Highlander).
     
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    I find the paper packaging flimsy, and when you handle it, it begins to deteriorate rapidly. You can go to dvdcoverart.com, print out a cover and store your discs in a standard keepcase (which you can buy or try and get for free from Blockbuster on a Tuesday when the new movies come in).

    My only warning is that once you do it, and like it, you feel the need to replace every odd shaped case (ET, Band of Brothers, Godfather Collection, Dances With Wolves), and all your snapper cases too (Super Speedway, Blazing Saddles, Caddyshack)...
     
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    The cool silver DVD case that accompanied the Collector's Edition fits very nicely alphabetized on my shelf. [​IMG]
     
  7. Daniel Becker

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    I think the E.T packaging is among the worst ever for a 2 disc set. Why don't these companies just realize that plastic cases are the only way to go? They clearly offer the most long term storage without any concern of falling apart. Please, do away with the artsy cardboard crap and give us a nice keepcase. [​IMG]


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    I think that Universal should let us send away for slipcovers. I'd do it.

    As for replacing the cover... sorry, but I'm not THAT fanatical.
     
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  11. Chris Lockwood

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    I'm not generally a fan of nonstandard packaging. That includes paper, cardboard, or odd shapes/sizes. The Star Trek box sets are good examples of what I don't like. It's almost like someone challenged the designer to come up with a package that wouldn't last over time with any use. I wish they were packaged like the Futurama set, each disc in its own thin plastic case.

    I'd prefer a standard 2-disc plastic keep case for titles like E.T., preferably the kind that's as thin as a single-disc case. Save the creativity for the content, not the box.
     
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    I love my big blue box! :)
     
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    Chris, do you mean Next Generation only? The DS9 sets are much more functional and durable.
     

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