I am a dvd collector. I have about a couple hundred of them in my collection so far. When Close Encounters of the third kind came out, I left work early to rush to the store to get a copy. I was very disappointed in the flimsy cardboard case the dvd came in. It doesn't feel like something you would collect. In fact, if all dvd's we're packaged like this, I probably wouldn't have started collecting them in the first place. I have watched it twice so far, and the edges of the cardboard outer sleeve have started to wear in the corners from trying to get the inner part back in. Although I didn't enjoy the packaging, I reassured myself by thinking special packaging like this would be rare. This week, I bought the ultimate edition of American Pie. Although the packaging looked pretty sharp at the store, once the shrink wrap was off it, I discovered how awful that type of case is. It doesn't even close for god's sake! To make matters worst, the security plastic thing is on the inside of the transparent case. This is an "ultimate edition"? Do manufacturers actually think people enjoy these unique cases? Is it because they cost less to produce? If so, I would gladly pay a buck more to get a nice Amaray case, especially on "ultimate editions". I know it's all about the movie inside and not the packaging. I do collect the movies and not the dvd's themselves. I just think that for the price, I would like a dvd case that looks good and that I won't be afraid of damaging. Studios, please ask for customer feedback on dvd case designs. I know someone who only buys a couple of dvd's a year won't mind any kind of packaging, but we the collectors are unhappy. Thank you. Marc.