House of 1000 Corpses - Crappiest Packaging ever

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  1. Jeff Swearingen

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    I have no interest in buying House of 1000 Corpses, but after I saw how they packed it today...well it'll be a cold day in hell before I ever think about buying ANY DVD with this type of packaging. Looks like a cardboard cover that will fall apart after one use.

    I mean, Close Encounters wasn't real good packaging and I still gripe about my X-Files packages, but good grief! Whoever made this packaging decision should be forced to watch VHS P&S for the rest of their life
     
  2. Matt Stone

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    I just bought it, and it isn't as bad as the Panic Room Superbit mini-case. Close, but not nearly as bad.
     
  3. Jay Gunn

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    I saw it at Wal-Mart today, and every copy they had was in a clear amaray case! I only ordered the movie because I didn't think WM would carry it, but now I'm stuck with this crappy cardboard thing.
     
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    I would check those ones from Wal-Mart very closely, they are known to sell edited copies of CD's maybe they are starting with DVD's now too.
     
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    What exactly is the packaging like? I am under the impression that it is like a digipack. Am I wrong?
     
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    It has not been edited. Says All descriptors on the back. I have the clear cased one.
     
  9. Mark Cappelletty

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    I saw four copies of this at West LA's Laser Blazer and each one had parts of the front and back cover stripped away because the security stickers are applied right to the cardboard packaging-- and it pulls away strips of the cover image. My friend who works there said there's no way not to damage the cover when removing the tape.
     
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    Target also has the amaray case. Any difference between the two?
     
  11. Russ Felton

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    I'm just curious did anyone who got the cardboard copy of "house of 1000 Corpses" get a booklet with theirs? Mine has a pocket for a booklet, but no booklet was inside.
     
  12. Mark Palermo

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    Nope, no booklet, even though there's a pocket for one. This packaging blows. It seems like there should at least be a slipcase for it.
     
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    Again any difference in the disc between the two cases choice?
     
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    It would be good to post pictures of both types of packaging if some can manage this.
     
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  16. Matt Stone

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    It means that I think the packaging for Panic Room Superbit is worse than House of 1000 Corpses.
     
  17. JasonKZ

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    Same as what happened my Kingpin case - also a Lion's Gate title. Wrote to a number of Lion's gate places with no response and the store where I bought it (DDD) refused to send me a replacement case because it was MY fault that I ripped the package.
     
  18. Matt Stone

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    Yah, same thing happened with my Kingpin case as well. So far, the only cardboard cases I like are the Fox ones. The WB (and now LG) ones are way to flimsy and prone to ripping.
     
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    The top of mine ripped on both sides as well when taking the security tag off. I was so pissed, and am really pissed that other stores have a standard amray case!

    I did have a promo for Zombie's new CD coming in October slipped inside the pocket of my case, but clearly they were initially planning to put a booklet or something there as they did with the CD soundtrack.

    These complaints aside, though, the image quality is fantastic!
     
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