Mulholland Drive DVD 2 Covers or 1 ?!!

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  1. John Sullmeyer

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    I read on a few message boards and also on dugpa.com that when the disc streets on Tuesday, two covers will be available. Does anyone know for sure ?
    I ordered mine through the amazon and didn't have anywhere to designate which one I wanted. [​IMG]
     
  2. Phong

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    This is true. There is a Rita cover and a Betty cover. Somebody told me they ordered from amazon and got the Betty cover.
     
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    Yes, I'll confirm the truth to this rumor. One cover resembles the theatrical art (which is more serious), the other looks the same except the girl is different (more happy expression).
     
  4. John Sullmeyer

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    Thanks. I hope I get the Betty Cover. I wish they would have just made the coverart reversable.
     
  5. Seth Paxton

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    It's the Betty poster style and the Blond Rita done in a similar manner.

    Both pictures come with the DVD though. The "other" cover is used as the insert picture instead. Also, the cover not on the front is used on the spine instead.

    So I chose the Betty which has Rita on the spine and on the insert. I'll put both covers up here in a sec.
     
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    [​IMG]
    On the left you have the Blond Rita cover found at Digital Bits, DVD Empire, etc. and on the right is the Betty cover including the spine.
    You can see Rita on the spine. And the Rita insert for the Betty cover looks identical to the the Rita cover above. So you still get both art either way, just one is connected to a spine and back.
    The back art also has a flip with part of the Rita photo on the back of the Betty front and vice-versa. Go to DVD Empire to see what I mean. They have front/back scans of the Rita cover.
    Then do Lynch a favor and buy both. [​IMG]
     
  7. Joel C

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    Snazzy! I could do w/o the gold band at the top though.
     
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    Was David Lynch in Mullholland Drive? On the insert inside the DVD there are two pictures of him. In one he seems to be comforting Rita and in another he's smoking. I don't remember seeing him in the film.... Did he play a character that got cut out of the final cut?
     
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    FWIW, Amazon sent me the Rita cover, and Rita is also featured on the insert.
     
  10. Joel C

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    I got the Betty cover, and indeed I received a Rita insert. Maybe all the inserts are Rita?
     
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    What are stores like Best Buy and Circuit City offering? I kind of hope that they have both covers in stock so I can choose which one I want after seeing them both.

    -Eric
     
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    Eric - Got my Rita cover today at the Best Buy in Allentown. They had both in stock, although it seemed there were quite a few more Bettys than Ritas. I had to dig to find one.
     
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    My Best Buy was also heavy on Betty covers (which I opted to get anyway).
    David Lynch is smart. For some reason I have an urge to buy a second copy just so I can have the Rita cover, too.
    Am I ill?
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    I was wondering the reason for this decision. Was it to get people like Mark to buy the Two different versions and make more money off of the obsessed? Heathers was also like this but with four covers remember? Of course I never picked up any because there seems to be so many problems with them.

    -Eric
     
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    I bought the Betty cover because the insert is basically the Rita cover, and Rita's on the spine and on the back. Also I feel that Betty/Diane
    is the emotional core of the film so it seemed fitting.

    We are fortunate to have this film on DVD so quickly after its theatrical release. All chapterstop/digital blurring issues aside, I was happy to purchase this.

    Joseph
     
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    I bought the Betty cover, but the insert was Betty too.

    Not that I'm complaining.
     
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    Digital blurring issues? I must have missed that news. I'd imagine that there are no chapter stops, as that was the case for The Straight Story.
     
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    Any place for a hi-res scan of the Betty cover?
     
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    I just got the Betty cover, I am in Canada. The place I went didn't have the other one, maybe it is not available here. After opening it, I saw that the insert had a picture of the Mulholland street sign w/headlights in the bottom in fog on one side and David Lynch's 10 clues on the other. I bought the DVD w/o seeing the movie first. Hope I like it!!!
     
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    Steven Phipps said
     

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