You're not the only one. I had difficulty as well pulling the metal slipcover off the DVD case, and it scratched the plastic on the side of the case. While a metal slip cover is a little extra goodie to have, they could have made it at least a little easier for us to get it off the main package itself.
Worst design for a dvd case I've ever seen. It's the same style as Artisan's RAMBO Trilogy metal case. I managed to get the inner case out after a little trouble, only to discover a long tear in the plastic sleeve. It had to have happened when the case was inserted into the metal sleeve during the packaging stage. I'll replace the damaged case, and then store the metal cover, never to be used again.
The metal sleeve has little flaps that are folded into the inside. These flaps are what "snag" the plastic sleeve of the dvd case when removing or inserting the case. It doesn't matter whether it's removed from the top or bottom, since the flaps are at both ends.
The inner dvd case uses the same boring photo of Arnold's face as the previous "ultimate" dvd. I'm surprised they didn't redesign the artwork. It's almost identical to the previous edition.
If Artisan insists on using metal cases for their limited editions, I'd prefer they use the style that Disney uses for their "Treasures" series, or the ones Anchor Bay used to use. At least these can be opened easily, and actually protect the dvd cover, rather than damaging it.
The original case could be made a little tighter by removing the DVD case and pressing the back of the metal case down - bending it carefully, and ever so slightly and you'll find that the keepcase fits snuggly in.
This new transfer look awesome, judging by the screenshot comparisons on the other thread.
Shame that I have gone off this film in recent years. But fans must be stoked!
Press in on the front of the case (the embossed exoskeleton) and that will allow a bit more play on the spine ends. Push your keepcase out and VOILA! You should have no tears at all, and the case should slide pretty smoothly.
Yeah mine got scratched to, but I don't really care and still keep it in the metal case because you can't see the scratches and it looks great. As long as it doesn't screw the discs up I'm fine with it.
haha. I thought I was the only one with this problem. I scratched it not once, but twice! Going in and out. Did anyone buy their copy at Best Buy? All of the metal cases were scratched and damaged. I managed to find one in OK condition.
I think the case was 'manufactured' over the KC. It's those two indentations on both sides of the metal case, that do the most damage. IMNotSoHO! Got mine out, OK. Nothing major. However, will not attempt to reinsert the KC. No kidding! :b
After the slipoff all the time metal slip cover of the T2 EE and now the ripoff all the time metal cover on the T2 UE: I am calling these covers;