High School Reunion Collection Packaging Defective?

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  1. Michael Pakula

    Michael Pakula Second Unit

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    I picked up the Box set today and also Three O' Clock High
    and I noticed on the individual dvds on the back of them
    is this little black circle on the barcode. Anyone else
    have this on there copies?.


    -Mike
     
  2. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

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    I think that is so you can't return the discs separately (and make a profit).

    The same thing is on most screener/promo discs.
     
  3. Michael Pakula

    Michael Pakula Second Unit

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    Is it like that for all the Box sets though?. Just
    wondering if I should return it for another one.


    -Mike
     
  4. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

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    It's true for any boxset that has cases with UPC's on them too. It's either a circle (like a hole punch) or sometimes it appears to be cut or scratched through.
    You will also come across it in CD's in the bargain bins.
    I wouldn't return it, the others will be the same way...
     
  5. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    My Sixteen Candles has just a blank field where the UPC code should be (which is better, methinks). But the other two have the hole-punch.

    I'd show you the back of the SC box, but the pic next to that is a massive spoiler for the end of the film! [​IMG]
     
  6. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Honestly, I was just kidding about the pic. I didn't have it scanned or anything. But if you're serious, respond here and I'll scan it tomorrow morning. Heading to bed here shortly...it's been a tough day.
     
  7. Michael Pakula

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    I wouldn't mind if it's not to much trouble. Im just
    curious that's all.


    -Mike
     
  8. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Okay, I scanned in the upper right corner, with the blank field where the UPC code should be. It should be spoiler-free, the way I cropped it:

    [​IMG]


    For anyone who wants to compare it with the entire cover, including the spoiler, DVDEmpire has it...WITH the UPC code.
     
  9. Paul Arnette

    Paul Arnette Cinematographer

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  10. Dan Rudolph

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    Disney tends to put a white sticker over the UPC.
     
  11. Ted Lee

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    i also have the black dots. i don't remember on which dvd's though...
     
  12. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Hey, did any of y'all ever collect comic books? I haven't since the 80's, but I'm sure this hasn't changed:

    Comics sold in stores have a UPC code on the cover; can't miss it.

    Those mailed out for subscription don't have a UPC code. In the white field where it would go is usualy either the symbol for the hero (or hero team) being depicted, or a message like "don't miss next week's edition of such-and-such where this story continues", or whatever.

    It seems relatively simple to run off different copies of those covers with and without the UPC's. I wonder why they just don't do this for the DVD box sets?
     
  13. Drew Mertz

    Drew Mertz Stunt Coordinator

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    This wins the funniest tread award for the week. I cant believe that all this commotion is being made over how a barcode looks.
     
  14. Chris Lockwood

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    > Comics sold in stores have a UPC code on the cover; can't miss it. Those mailed out for subscription don't have a UPC code.

    Lots of mags do that, too. They often print your address where the UPC would go.

    CDs sold by the mail-order clubs usually lack UPCs as well.

    I also can't believe the fuss over a UPC. The reason most box sets don't have them on each disc is that those discs aren't sold separately.
     

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