Shameless promo inside ICE AGE dvd case

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  1. MattHR

    MattHR Screenwriter

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    It's bad enough to have dvd cases loaded with promotional inserts, coupon booklets, non-removeable decals on the front covers, etc.
    Now this:
    I just opened my ICE AGE dvd, and in addition to the usual above mentioned inclusions, there's a large donut-shaped PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA decal stuck to the backside of the disc #1 flap! It took a while to remove it, but there was no way I wanted to be violated with this shameless advertising every time I open the case, which will be quite often (I love the movie!).
    It won't be long and we'll start seeing ads printed on the actual disc surface in addition to commercials at the start of each disc that can't be bypassed.
    Some days I wish dvd never went mainstream. This is the type of crap we have to deal with, now that it has.
     
  2. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Ah, shoot. Really? Now our dvd KEEPCASES are gonna get spammed?
    Look, this was already marginal as a purchase, as we haven't seen the film yet and it seemed to us like just another ripoff of the "Land Before Time" concept.
    Now we gotta put up with junk like that? No sale, in all likelihood. [​IMG]
     
  3. David Lambert

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  4. Joel C

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    Well, I'd just leave the sticker there. Certainly I wouldn't replace the case. Stickers on the outside of the box bother me (especially the Shrek thing that didn't come off very easily), but the only time the case is open is when I'm taking the disc out of putting it away.

    Of course, everyone is allowed to be anal about something. My brother will sometimes pull all of the softtags out of my cases because they bother him.
     
  5. GlennH

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    I've never seen ICE AGE yet either, but we preordered it anyway based on the positive reviews. As to stickers, that's annoying but not enough to boycott.
     
  6. gregstaten

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    Hmm. Just checked my copy and there's no Papa John's sticker anywhere inside or outside of the keepcase. Must have gotten lucky.

    -greg
     
  7. David Lambert

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    Hmmm...wish it was after street date, so each of you could reveal where you got your copies.
    Everyone who buys this on Tuesday, let me know where you bought it and whether or not the ad sticker was there. If there is a pattern obvious that I can buy a non-stickered copy from a particular retailer, I'll do that. Even if it costs a buck or two more.
    Yes, I *am* anal about these things. Spam is spam. [​IMG]
     
  8. Robin Warren

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    Whats a Papa John? I doubt we Canucks will have to worry about it. Although we get the french translation on our discs maybe we could get a coupon for Pere Jeans?
     
  9. Rob Lutter

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    It is a pizza delivery place [​IMG]
     
  10. Dean Kousoulas

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    I doubt I'll find one in mine. I never heard of Papa John's before, and I'm certain there isn't one in my area. Is it really that hard to remove though? If it's a coupon, shouldn't it come off easily?

    Dean
     
  11. TonyD

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    i will certainly not, not buy this because of a sticker inside the case in a place that i will only look at when i open the case. thats what? 2-3 seconds. big deal. this was a very good movie. i liked it better then shrek. which is what everyone seems to compare it too.

    it was a story very much like monsters inc but better and funnier to me.
     
  12. Eugene Esterly

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    I might have something to worry about. I will be getting Ice Age in the near future. There are 3 Papa Johns pizza place in my local area.
     
  13. Clinton McClure

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    And a damn good one too. [​IMG] There's one in Conway right across the street from the University of Central Arkansas campus, with UCA housing behind it and frat houses on either side of it. Tell me they don't make a killing. [​IMG]
     
  14. Christopher a

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    Face it, dvd no longer belongs to us (the people who care about quality). It belongs to the mass population. Therefore, expect to see this kind of thing along with forced trailers, promos, stupid kiddy games and extras, etc in more and more dvd's. Once the market has been saturated a bit more with dvd, it will get totally out of control.

    Waiting for my Ice Age DVHS to arrive.....
     
  15. Gabe Oppenheim

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    This doesn't sound quite as bad as the two pages of Cingular ad that composed 50% of the "Spider-man" booklet.[​IMG]
     
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  18. Joe Reed

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    I hope I get the Papa John's sticker on my case, the nearest Papa John's is two hours away and I drove there for some pizza and breadsticks with the garlic and butter toppings!! [​IMG] , now any other coupon there will be a riot
     
  19. Jon_Are

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    Dang, Matt...I was all set to run off and pre-order this disc, when I re-read your thread title.
    (at first thought you said shameless porno inside [​IMG] .
    Jon
     

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