The Ultimate "Same DVD, Different Cover" List

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  1. runnersdialzero

    runnersdialzero Stunt Coordinator

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    I know everyone has been begging for this and now......here it is.

    The hitch to this list is that the DVDs have to be the same. Double dipping does not count. The only thing different is the cover. Same specs.

    Here's what I have so far...


    Columbia/TriStar

    America's Sweethearts
    Cruel Intentions
    The Fan
    Finding Forrester
    Flatliners
    Fools Rush In
    Gattaca
    Girl, Interrupted
    High School High
    The Juror
    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
    Money Train
    Only You
    The Quick and the Dead
    Starman
    Striking Distance
    U-Turn


    Paramount

    48 Hrs.
    200 Cigarettes
    Another 48 Hrs.
    Big Jake
    Bless the Child
    Bringing Out the Dead
    Chinatown
    Congo
    The Court Jester
    Dead Again
    Death Wish
    El Dorado
    Election
    The Elephant Man
    Escape From L.A.
    Flashback
    The Gift
    Graveyard Shift
    Hardball
    Hard Rain
    Internal Affairs
    Jennifer 8
    Lucky Numbers
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    Mother
    My Bloody Valentine
    Nick of Time
    Night Falls on Manhattan
    Ordinary People
    The Parallax View
    Pet Semetary 2
    Play It Again, Sam
    The Relic
    Rosemary's Baby
    Saturday Night Fever
    Searching for Bobby Fischer
    The Shootist
    Silver Bullet
    Sleepy Hollow
    The Sons of Katie Elder
    Tales From the Darkside
    The Temp
    Terms of Endearment
    Three Days of the Condor
    True Colors
    True Grit
    The Two Jakes
    Varsity Blues
    The Wood
    You Can Count on Me


    Universal

    1941
    Dante's Peak
    Daylight
    The Frighteners
    The Great Outdoors
    Mulholland Drive
    U-571


    Dreamworks

    Antz
    Chicken Run
    Mouse Hunt
    The Prince of Egypt
    What Lies Beneath


    Warners Brothers

    Wildcats
    The Witches of Eastwick
     
  2. seanOhara

    seanOhara Supporting Actor

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    Total Recall SE has two different covers (three if you count the limited edition tin). And there are the Dread Pirate Robert and Princess Buttercup editions of The Princess Bride.

    I take the "same specs" excludes Criterion's anamorphic upgrades.
     
  3. Nicholas Vargo

    Nicholas Vargo Second Unit

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    Make sure you add Daylight to the list as well. I found a copy of the movie with the original artwork, only to have the disc not work whatsoever. Now I got to find a copy with the crappy replacement artwork with a disc that will no doubt work, I bet. That is unless Universal will exchange the disc itself.

    Also put down:

    Striking Distance (Columbia/TriStar)
    Congo (Paramount)
    Dante's Peak (Universal)
     
  4. Garysb

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    Funny Girl Columbia/Tristar/Sony
    3 Days of the Condor Paramount
     
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    Chinatown (Paramount)

    Cinema Classics Collection titles from Fox that are exactly the same as previous releases:
    The Agony and the Ecstasy
    The Bible
    Demetrius and the Gladiators
    Flaming Star
    The Robe
    Wild in the Country

    There's a few titles released by MGM with some sort of banner (Contemporary Classics, Vintage Classics, Avant-Garde Cinema) that later were re-released without it, like 12 Angry Men, Alice's Restaurant, Bar Girls, Woody Allen films. Not sure if you want to include them since besides the banner, the artwork is usally is the same.
     
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    I believe The Frighteners original DVD had a revised cover, where, instead of that creepy skeleton, we had a Photoshopped Michael J. Fox and his ghost buddies. Oh, and a sticker. Yay!
     
  7. Ryan L. Bisasky

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    saw a different cover of "death wish" at blockbuster.
     
  8. seanOhara

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    This reminds me that the Marilyn Monroe films in the 80th Anniversary set -- Niagra, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch, River of No Return, and Let's Make Love -- are identical to the versions in the Diamond Collections, except for the covers.

    There've also been a couple cases where Fox has added new slip covers on DVDs (All About Eve is the only one I can remember), but that seems like a marginal case.
     
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    I saw Terms of Endearment (Paramount) yesterday at WalMart with new cover art. Seemed to be the same old disc, though.
     
  10. Patrick McCart

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    MGM repackaged "The Party" in identical coverart as the R2 special edition. Annoying since the R1 only has a trailer for an extra, while the R2 has a making-of, 5.1, and I think a Blake Edwards commentary.
     
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    Warners (new cover art, keepcase instead of snapper, same disc)

    Witches Of Eastwick
    Wildcats

    Sony

    America's Sweethearts
    Flatliners
     
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    Hudson Hawk (Columbia/TriStar)

    Where oh where is the rumored anamorphic "15 Anniversary Edition" that was supposed to be released on 7-15-06?
     
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    The non-anamorphic "Young Frankenstein" was re-released with different cover artwork a few years ago. I have the original with the original poster artwork, but they revised it a few years later with a derivation of the original poster artwork, but with blown up photos of Gene Wilder & Peter Boyle super-imposed over the original drawings. Luckily, I have the original case. Now, all I have to do is get the new anamorphic release.
     
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    King Kong ('76) has been issued in two different covers.
     
  15. MarcoBiscotti

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    For some reason WB reissued NIGHT SHIFT in a keepcase (which is what many of us have been asking and hoping for) but ditched the wonderfully iconic poster art for some crappy generic image. So much for that...
     
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    Warner Bros. re-released Cabaret with a new cover and the cover stated that it was anamorphic...but it isn't. It's the same crappy transfer as before.

    John
     

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