Harry Potter 3 packaging question

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  1. Paul_Stachniak

    Paul_Stachniak Screenwriter

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    So I'm gathering from this picture, that Warner has scraped the digipack for the third Harry Potter film in favor of a dual keep case?

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    Because if so that's really lame. Way to keep continuity Warner!
     
  2. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    I was wondering the same thing, and yes, that is indeed quite lame, and a good way to make me wait buying this release... [​IMG]
     
  3. Cees Alons

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    Still buying cases i.s.o. films?


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  4. Artur Meinild

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    No matter what you say, packaging is still part of the product you buy, so I expect a good packaging, and in the case of a series, a consistent packaging. It's not like I wont see HP3 because of the case, but maybe I wont buy it, that's all there is to it...
     
  5. Christian Preischl

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    A friend of mine will be selling off the previous releases and buying the box set because of the packaging inconsistencies! I'm sure the studios love guys like him. [​IMG]

    I can't say I'm 100% happy about the change myself, but it certainly won't affect my buying decision.

    Chris
     
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    You have got to be kidding me.
     
  7. Tim Glover

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    Nice packaging is a nice thing, but at the end of the day it's the freakin' movie that counts! One of the better films of 2004 too.
     
  8. Matt Czyz

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    Geez, I wasn't too crazy about the cover art to AB's Highlander, but I still bought it. Choose your battles, man.
     
  9. Vader

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    This is why God made custom cover art, scanners, and blank cases. All of my digipacks, snappers, etc have been replaced with blank keep cases (www.inetdvd.com) and coverart printed on a standard inkjet printer. Google is your friend...
     
  10. Sam Davatchi

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    I just bought this movie today and yes it's in dual keep case.
     
  11. Adam Lenhardt

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    A thin one atleast, though, right? Because if it's an 5-star collection style case that will be especially inconsistent.
     
  12. Tony Whalen

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    What Derek said. [​IMG]

    I replaced the digipacks from the first two HP movies long ago. So this is just fine.

    If I don't like packaging...I'll still buy the movie. I'll just make my own package to hold it. [​IMG]
     
  13. Sam Davatchi

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    Yes a thin one-disc one.
     
  14. Adam Lenhardt

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    Good[​IMG]
     
  15. Artur Meinild

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    OK I was kidding, I'm still buying, but I also still think it's a stupid decision, because I actually liked the digipack for HP 1 and 2...
     
  16. Paul_Stachniak

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    I dont know why you woulnd't buy it cause of packaging. I just thought it is silly of Warner to change it like this.

    Imagine if New Line decided to release the last Rings EE in a 4 disc armary case.
     
  17. Vader

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    Actually, I have already converted the LotR EE discs to 4-disc cases using custom art....[​IMG] However, I love the cases they come in (I archive them, but do not store the discs in them - terrible hubs IMO)
     
  18. Kwang Suh

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    Different director = different case?
     
  19. Chris

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    I say this and everytime I do people go "OH NO!"

    I immediately shell the movie from the case and put it in a set of 500 disc binders, which are nicely labeled "Kids movies" "Sci-Fi" "TV-Series" "Drama" "Comedy"

    Then just box up the cases and keep them in keeps in the shed.

    Then again, I continuously lobby that time will come when cases go the way of CD Longboxes and we just get the disc in a standard CD case.

    Loved the movie, will buy the film [​IMG]
     
  20. Nick Sievers

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    A bizarre choice by WB on this one. Is it really that hard to be consistent? Obviously i'll still buy it. I thought this one was far and away the best Harry Potter film yet (non reader opinion).
     

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