Terminator 2 packaging question

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  1. JJR512

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    Already owning a copy of the originally-released T2 on DVD, I was initially reluctant to get the new Ultimate T2 in the metal slipcase when it came out. I finally decided to get it recently, but had a hard time finding it. I finally thought I found it yesterday at Best Buy, but it wasn't really a metal slipcase...it was a metal-colored cardboard slipcase. Aside from that, I understand the contents are the same. Even better, despite being marked at $34.99 it scanned at the register for only $19.99.
    But I really want the metal packaging. Obviously, if there is any "collectible value", it will be with that. Has it been discontinued? Will I not be able to find it anywhere, should I just give up and keep the cardboard version, or is there any hope of finding the metal version again? If so, I'll return the cardboard version.
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    Do you have a Sam's Wholesale near you. I've seen them there for $17.99
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    The Sam's Club here had a bunch with the metal case for ~$20 yesterday.
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    Yep one and the same
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    i believe that I read somewhere in this forum that they stopped producing the metal versions of the disks.
    im assumming that if thats true, the ones your all talking about are leftovers etc.
    good luck finding one though!!
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    Today I looked in two Sam's Clubs, one big Wal*Mart, one Best Buy (knowing another didn't have it), and Suncoast Video. Nobody had it. The guy at Suncoast said that the metal-sleeve version had been out of print for a while, that it had been replaced with the current metal-colored cardboard sleeve version, and that the metal-sleeve version could not even be special-ordered anymore. He said the only difference, aside from the sleeve, was that the metal-sleeve version was on one disc, whereas the newer metal-colored cardboard sleeve version is on two discs.
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    The original Metal-case release of T2 was actually available in two forms. One came on a DVD-18 (that's a double sided disc), in normal keepcase, inside a metal slipcase. The second version was essentially the same, but contained two DVD-9s (single sided discs). This version was in the thin Amaray double-disc case, and was almost indistinguishable from the DVD-18 version (the only difference was a small note on the package).
    The new cardboard-case version is essentially the same as the previous double disc version, but now comes in the fat alpha double case, silver colored.
     
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    I just saw a metal-cased T2 (didn't note if it was 1 or 2 disc version) at Borders; they often pull old stock out of the warehouse and thus have it available when no one else does (such as with the Universal-Image discs that were still at Borders long after going OOP).
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    it the 2 disc one considered rare?
     
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    Yes, the 2-disc metal case version is a bit more rare than the single-disc metal version.
     
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    cool! I have that one! :)
     
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    Good luck in your search justin, but i have to say the metal slip is over rated. I have the DVD-18 metal case version. All it is, is a rather pointless metal slip with T2 embossed on the front, that you have to pull off the amaray case before you can open it. It's not even a proper part of the case, It might be pretty cool if it was actually a metal case. But as it is they may as well have left this pointless slip of metal out and just released it in the amaray. Also i doubt the metal case version is very rare either, unless perhaps if you have the 2 disc metal case version (not sure about that one).
     
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    I realize it's just a slip case. But given that the newer version is the same thing, only done in cardboard rather than metal, I'd rather have the metal version. For one thing, it's just cooler. For another, I can already foresee the cardboard version slowly deteriorating as it is removed/replaced onto the plastic case. But who knows, maybe the metal version will rust? [​IMG]
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    If it rusts...I'd be wondering where you store your DVD's.
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    I got it for 10 bucks.
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