Excessive packaging of DVDs

BillGo

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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?
 

MarcoBiscotti

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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.
 

David_Blackwell

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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.
 

Shane Roach

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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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