Help create a list of artwork changes or packaging changes of older DVDs.

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  1. DouglasRobert

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    It would be nice to create a list of DVD's that have had their outside artwork changed from when it was originally released or has had packaging changes, as in special cases to standard keep cases.

    One packaging change would of course be the upcoming Battlestar Galactica Series change from the 3-D Cylon packaging to the slimed down Digi-pack.

    I have noticed that at Wal-Mart several of the older Columbia Tristar releases have had their artwork changed. Can't remember exactly which ones though.

    The only criteria would be that the contents of the disc should be exactly the same as the older releases.

    Also out of curiosity, would this make the older design or packaging worth more than the newer artwork or packaging changed ones?
     
  2. Eric Peterson

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    There's been quite a few, but here's a few to get you started.

    Kalifornia - This was a very early title and came in a strange case. It was re-released with similar artwork in a keepcase and then re-released with completely different artwork in a keepcase.

    Young Frankenstein - The original poster work was used on the original DVD and then for some reason FOX decided to destroy a perfect cover by adding blown up photos of Gene Wilder & Peter Boyle.
     
  3. Tom Tsai

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    Vertigo comes to mind, as well as most of Dreamwork's animated films such as Antz, Prince of Egypt, Chicken Run, etc.

    I think the Limited Edition of Bridge on the River Kwai has switched to standard keepcases.

    Others I believe include the Exorcist: 25th SE, Akira: LE (Tin), Basic Instinct:SE, Frighteners, and others.

    http://www.dvdsoon.com/product-image...80&quality=0.8 [​IMG]
     
  4. Patrick McCart

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    The original DVD for "The Lord of the Rings" used the poster artwork while the version released sometime around when the Extended Fellowship of the Ring was released had it changed to a very Alan Lee-esque painting.
     
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    Logan's Run
    Rock n Roll High School
     
  6. Matt Butler

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    A few Columbia titles come to mind:

    The Deep
    Christine
    Starman
     
  7. Matt`L

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    You sure you're not thinking of the extended editions themselves? Once removed from the slipcover, there's Alan Lee artwork galore.
     
  8. Rolando

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    Flatliners had original poster art. beautiful. since then changed to mug shot (man I hate those...) with same UPC Code so DVD Profiler has updated my collection with this ugly cover.
     
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    I was referring to the 1978 film "The Lord of the Rings."
     
  10. William Waits

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    - A Bug's Life: CE
    - Just about every animated or claymation release by Dreamworks prior to Sinbad (Chicken Run, Joseph: King Of Dreams, Antz, etc...)
    - American Pie: Ultimate Edition
    - The Abyss: 2 Disc SE
    - ID4: SE
    - What's Happening: Season 1
    - Dinotopia
    - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
    - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    - The Mask
    - Jaws: The Revenge (non-Universal Release)
    - Critical Care
    - L.A. Story
    - King Ralph (Non-SE)
    - Die Hard: SE
    - Terminator 2: Ultimate Ed

    That's all that I can think of off the top of my head...
     
  11. TonyD

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    this is a good idea for a list but it needs pics to be able to see the differences.

    dante's peak
    daylight
    frighteners.
     
  12. Garrett Lundy

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    Se7en had a dramatic change between flipper DVD and 2-disk platinum edition.
     
  13. Rolando

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    I second the idea of posting both covers to see the difference and try to post cases where the UPC is different or the same.
     
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  16. Britton

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    Here's both cover arts for the old non anamorphic release of 2001. These are both OOP.
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    And this is the art for the remastered disc.
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  17. Britton

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    And for good measure, here's 2010.

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  18. William Waits

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    I think that most here are missing the point... If I get what the person asking the original question is saying, it is NOT what cases are differenct because of newly remastered version, new stuidos, expired licenses, etc... It is the SAME version that maybe had a re-promo, a price drop, a movie tie-in, etc... where simply the cover was changed for the same "release".
     
  19. DouglasRobert

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  20. Haggai

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    Cabaret is one that had different cover art when it was re-released. The notable thing about it that the re-release was labelled on the back as being enhanced for widescreen TVs, whereas the original release was non-anamorphic, but the re-release is ALSO non-anamorphic. It was simply a mistake that they labelled the newer one as being anamorphic, because it's the same non-anamorphic transfer as the original one.
     

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