Excessive packaging of DVDs

Discussion in 'DVD' started by BillGo, May 18, 2004.

  1. BillGo

    BillGo Stunt Coordinator

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    Today I picked up the new Special Editions of Angel Heart and The Great Escape. Each came in a keepcase and included a cardboard sleeve which exactly duplicated the artwork of the keepcase paper insert. The cardboard sleeve for The Great Escape also had a foldout that featured multiple pictures and a cast list; hardly essential.

    I don't believe these sleeves add any value to DVDs and can only increase the cost. I hope this trend doesn't continue.

    Anybody else have any views on this issue?
     
  2. MarcoBiscotti

    MarcoBiscotti Producer

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    Simple Paramount style keepcases with original theatrical poster art would work fine for me. It's too bad this hasn't carried into a consistant trend with the various studios. I wish Criterion would just buy exclusive rights to DVD production and distribution throuyghout the planet, than we'd be set.
     
  3. David_Blackwell

    David_Blackwell Screenwriter

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    I liked the sleeve for the UNDERWORLD UNRATED EXTENDED EDITION DVD. I did think the extra cardboard sleeve around the keepcase of THE RUNDOWN was a waste of cardboard when the sleeve reproduces the exact same thing on the keepcase.
     
  4. Shane Roach

    Shane Roach Stunt Coordinator

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    If the sleeve and keepcase wrapper match and feature artwork that's attractive in its own right, I like it because it lets me get a poster-based wrap from dvdcoverart.com without losing the "stock" art.
     

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