Paramount, please stick with Keep Cases!

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  1. Travis Hedger

    Travis Hedger Supporting Actor

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    Paramount, you have done little to make me dis-approve of any DVD you put out.

    But the latest DVD's with Travolta, such as Grease, and Saturday Night Fever have those flimsy, cheap feeling cardboard/plastic cases that I absolutely loathe!

    Please, you have been in the DVD industry for over 4 years, there is no reason to go to these cheap cases after putting out so many DVD's with the standard, all plastic keep case that I and I am sure others prefer!
     
  2. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    I agree. I shouldn't have to spend extra money to buy keepcases after I buy DVD's and go through the trouble of moving my DVD's and material to them. It's bad enough I already have to do this because of Snappers [​IMG].
     
  3. Jesse Skeen

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    And why did Saturday Night Fever come in a cardboard case but Staying Alive came in a real one?
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    Haven't seen these new cases. They are not snappers, yet they are not keepcases? Please describe them.
     
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    They're 1-disc gatefolds.

    I don't think these were made for cheapness (they probably cost more due to more art design), but rather to look pretty cool.

    When a studio does something not to your l iking, it's not because they're trying to screw you over.
     
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    Patrick,
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  7. Travis Hedger

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    I just remembered, they are also the same cases that were used for the Godfather box set.
     
  8. Jesse Skeen

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    They have the potential to look nice, but don't. The outer sleeves are unnecessary too. (I like snapper cases BTW [​IMG] )
     
  9. Travis Hedger

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    Heh, I would take snappers over these gatefolds any day. But alas, the keepcase will always have my heart! :b
     
  10. Jeff Ulmer

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    I agree. Ditch these covers and stick with keepcases. The retaillers I've talked to said they are getting a LOT of complaints about the cheap packaging. These are supposed to be collectables - why are they packaged like disposables?
     
  11. Jesse Skeen

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    Though it does seem appropriate for the pan-and-scan version of "Grease", which for the life of me I still don't see the point of ever releasing. I was at a Tower store that had all the widescreen copies in anti-theft plastic containers that the cashier had to remove when puchased, but NONE of the pan-n-scan ones had them! Guess they figured nobody'd bother to steal those! [​IMG]
     
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    (crosspost, as my search revealed two possible places to put this)

    Tonight in a store I saw the keepcase version of Grease (in WS or PS). Hey can you guess what will be a 'defective' return right after chistmas? That's right, the crap pack version I bought a few months back.

    I hope Paramount likes the high 'defect' rate of this title.
     
  13. Frank Anderson

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    Somewhere, there are people out there who think cases like Panic Room, Grease, ET, X-Men and similar ones are "special". I don't agree. Anything that is 100% cardboard and glue will certainly wear out quicker than a plastic keepcase. If you want to produce a cardboard slipcase cover because it may be more special or important go ahead but please consider having a keepcase on the inside.
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  14. Bill J

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    I agree, cheap cardboard packaging is the worst. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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