KOYAANISQATSI/ POWAQQATSI with no inserts?!

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  1. JamesY

    JamesY Stunt Coordinator

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    Just picked up the Koyaanisqatsi/Powaqqatsi 2-pack at my local BB, and neither of them had any inserts. I understand that they are not SE's, but usually there is at least chapter listing. Just wanted to know, did this happen to anybody else, or is MGM doing this on purpose?
     
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    MGM generally does not include inserts on their budget/non-SE titles.

    DJ
     
  3. JamesY

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    Thanks for the response, I assumed it was something along those lines....just wanted to verify for this case though. Anyone own these DVD's that can verify these findings?

    It's odd, throughout my whole collection, I've never not had inserts come with the DVD....just searched my DVD Profiler, looks like all the MGM titles I have are SE's. Either way, if anyone did get an insert for this set, it would be nice to know. Thanks!
     
  4. Robert_eb

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    No inserts on mine either. Though it's common knowledge that ther budget dvd's have no inserts.
     
  5. Graeme Clark

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    And when they are there, it's not an insert, but a "collectible booklet". Even if it's just a sheet.
     
  6. JamesY

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    Thanks - can't believe I've never come across this (researched it) from the nearly 200 DVDs that I've collected. Oh well
     
  7. Carrol Jo

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    Before feeling too put-out, consider those of us who shelled out $180 for the original Director's Premium limited edition of Koyaanisqatsi, only to find it packaged in a plain white paper sleeve (albeit a sleeve signed by Godfrey Reggio...) No cover art, no case, even. (I've since gotten custom cover art and a case for it; the signed sleeve is now the insert.)
    Not that I'm complaining, mind you. Most of the price of the DVD was a donation for IRE, towards getting the rights cleared for the official, superior MGM release that's out now. [​IMG]
     
  8. Paul D G

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    Carrol Jo - Did you download the custom artwork somewhere? Link please... [​IMG]
    Have you compared the 5.1 mixes on the two DVDs yet? Curious if they're the same mix or two completely different ones.
    -paul
     
  9. John Berggren

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    $20 for both films in anamorphic widescreen and 5.1 sound was good enough for me. If MGM hadn't put the package together, a number of people, myself included, would never see the films.

    Now I hope the third film comes to theaters near me.
     
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    We mocked them for adding "collectible booklet" to the "Special Features" section on the back of the DVD... this is how we pay for it [​IMG]
     
  13. Paul D G

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    Thanks, Carrol. No big deal if you can't find it or it's too big to send. I was thinking of picking up a few double disk DVD cases so both versions of Koy would be in the same case.

    -paul
     
  14. Carrol Jo

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    Paul -- I've got it and will be happy to email it to you if you want. (BTW, it's based on the black & red graphic/photo montage used for the old LD release.)

    I noticed you don't have an email link in your profile. Just email me if you're interested (the email link above is valid), and I'll send it to you in my response.

    CJ
     
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    The new DVD sucks. A lot fuzzier than the old DVD. Stick
    to the old DVD if you have it and forget the new. Major
    disappointment. [​IMG]
    Michel Hafner
     

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