The Ultimate "Same DVD, Different Cover" List

runnersdialzero

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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
 

seanOhara

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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.
 

Nicholas Vargo

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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)
 

GregoryMesh

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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.
 

Mathew B

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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!
 

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.
 

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.
 

Thomas T

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Warners (new cover art, keepcase instead of snapper, same disc)

Witches Of Eastwick
Wildcats

Sony

America's Sweethearts
Flatliners
 

John Gido

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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?
 

Eric Peterson

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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.
 

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...
 

John Swarce

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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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