Robocop Criterion Collection Question

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  1. Michael Pakula

    Michael Pakula Second Unit

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    I just wanted to know something about the packaging of the Robocop Criterion. Does it come in a metal case like Terminator 2 or does it just look like metal?. I will be getting this off ebay soon so I just wanted to know before I bid on one.


    -Mike
     
  2. WillKTaylor

    WillKTaylor Stunt Coordinator

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    Just in appearance only. No metal to be found on my proudly owned Criterion version. I picked mine up before this went OOP and the copy is an official release.
     
  3. Richard Kim

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    No metal case. It's on paper(like a conventional cover) made to look like metal.
     
  4. Charlie O.

    Charlie O. Supporting Actor

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    Wasn't the laser disc in a metal tin or something though?
     
  5. Colin Jacobson

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    No - standard LP-style cardboard sleeve.
     
  6. Charlie O.

    Charlie O. Supporting Actor

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    Really, I thought the 1st printings were in metal case of some sorts.
     
  7. Michael Qualen

    Michael Qualen Stunt Coordinator

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    Good luck getting a official RoboCop on eBay...
     
  8. Charlie O.

    Charlie O. Supporting Actor

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    I have the DVD and the laser if anyone wants to work out a deal of some sorts.
     
  9. MarcoBiscotti

    MarcoBiscotti Producer

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    I was able to last year, are you suggesting that a majority of the Criterions on Ebay are bootlegs?

    Is there any way to do a comparisson to confirm the validity of a Criterion disc purchased on Ebay?
     
  10. Michael Qualen

    Michael Qualen Stunt Coordinator

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    Im not suggesting anything...I would never shop on eBay for a lot of reasons, but I think its pretty common to get ripped off on eBay...especially on OOP titles...Im not saying you cant get legit DVD´s on eBay...I just wished you good luck [​IMG]
     
  11. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Producer

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    I've gotten plenty of legit DVDs from eBay (and a few not-so-legit ones, too... but on purpose). Ideally, you should buy only from an established seller with excellent feedback, and preferably one that makes a big deal about not dealing in bootlegs. And, still, you have to know exactly what you're looking for and ask specific questions if the item description is lacking.

    eBay is a great thing, but it's like the Wild West. You have to know what you're doing, and what you're looking for. And if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Do your research before placing a bid.
     
  12. Colin Jacobson

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    I got a 1st printing of the Criterion LD, and it was as cardboard as it comes. Can I say absolutely they didn't make ANY special copies? No, I can't do that, as I really don't remember. I just know I got mine on street and there's nothing unusual about the jacket.
     
  13. Mark Bendiksen

    Mark Bendiksen Screenwriter

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    I agree...if you do your research, check seller feedback, ask the right questions and use basic common sense then your chances of getting burned are actually very low (at least when it comes to DVDs).
     

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