I'm a sucker for unique dvd packaging

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  1. Jeff_Krueger

    Jeff_Krueger Stunt Coordinator

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    Well the thread title says it all, everytime I see a dvd that had some kind of unique pakaging such as metal tins, wood boxes, or if it is numbered I'm highly tempted to pick it up. Take the inherent collectability nature of dvd and then put it in a limited edtion tin/box and that usually equals instant buy, for me. Most of which seem to come from Anchor Bay. Because of this though I've discovered a couple definate jems that greatly enhance my modest collection.

    List of unique packaged dvd's I have:

    Akira - limited edition metal tin

    Suspiria - 3 disk collector's edition numbered

    Manhunter - 2 disk collector's edition numbered

    Wicker man - Wood collector's edition numbered

    Repo man - metal liscense plate tin numbered (most recent purchase)

    Are there any others that are similar to these that I might be able to pick up? Anyone else feel the instant purchase impulse with titles like these?
     
  2. MatS

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    I buy dvds for the content of the movie(s) not what they are wrapped in.
     
  3. Clinton McClure

    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast

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    Try the baboon's ass Total Recall tin.
     
  4. Jeff_Krueger

    Jeff_Krueger Stunt Coordinator

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    Of course I buy the movies for the content primarily but if I'm on the fence about buy a particular title, i might be more inlcined to pick it up if it has that extra collectability factor.

    Case in point I have not picked up Total Recall because I'm not really that interested in seeing it again.
     
  5. Rob Lutter

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    hmm... this is mostly Anchor Bay's doing [​IMG]
    -Army of Darkness: Director's Cut or Limited Edition (out of print)
    -The Stunt Man: Limited Edition
    -Halloween: Limited Edition (out of print)
    -Opera: Limited Edition
    ...non limited editions
    -Toy Story: Ultimate Toy Box
    -Brazil: Criterion Collection

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Brad_W

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    The new Evil Dead DVD release will be a rubbery "human flesh" Book of the Dead. I can't wait for that one!!!
     
  7. Jeff_Krueger

    Jeff_Krueger Stunt Coordinator

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    I've always been intriqued by Brazil as it has been mentioned many times on the forum and I've seen it in the store but I have no idea what it is about, as far as I recall there isn't really a description on the back cover at all. Plus I keep forgeting about it so I have never tried to look it up.
     
  8. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

    Bjorn Olav Nyberg Supporting Actor

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    I agree, although packaging alone may not necessarily get me interested, it certainly helps and may affect my decision in a few cases. I doubt I would own Two-lane blacktop or Let sleeping corpses lie if they did not come in limited edition tins. The fact that they are limited also made me decide faster of course.
     
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  10. Ed St. Clair

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    Candy is in a tin. Can't recommend the movie.

    CEotTK gatefold. Baddly done IMnotsoHO.

    FC. Doesn't wear well.

    From Earth to the Moon. Does't wear well.

    Hellraiser & Hellraiser II. Tin.

    I got the Repo Man tin only for the CD. And it was missed priced for $19.95 at BBuy. Don't care for the tins and waited for Akira SE to be released without it. I am wondering if the SE non-tin edtion will be rarer because 'everyone' wanted the tin?!?
     
  11. Steve_Ch

    Steve_Ch Supporting Actor

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    Candy, ONLY the limited edition is in tin, there's a regular version with run of the mill package, I think there is a price differenctial of some $10, pretty steep.

    I don't recall Brazil having a special package, the Criterion 3 DVD set has a beautiful box, but nothing unconventional (shapewise).
     
  12. Jeff_Krueger

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    How about the packing of the Grinch, this is complete book with moving characters AMAZING.

    I was blown away by this beautifull package.

    Greetings from Holland,

    Frank
     
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  15. Mark_Wilson

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    I too am a sucker for cool packaging. I recently bought the French R2 versions of T2 and Total Recall. These come in tins similar to the new Disney ones but they are hinged and hold a keepcase inside. About $60 from amazon.fr. Not bad considering its 5 discs and two tins.
     
  16. Lance Nichols

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    I too have a number of special edition tins and packaging discs. Some of them I would have gotten one way or the other. Others, well the coolness fo the case helped make the desision.

    Ed St. Clair, who stated that the From The Earth To The Moon does not wear well, I susgest treat it with reverance. I LOVE this series, especially the "Spider" and "Gallileo Was Right" episodes. This set is treated in my household an something close to a holy relic.... But yes, some of the fancy cardboard sets don't wear well under use.

    To this day, I can not belive the American public killed the dream they so rightly pursued. Whoops, bit of a rant there. :b
     

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