WANTED: Double alpha box art for TPM, anyone working on it?

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  1. Jeff Ashforth

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    I personally dislike the double amaray cases like the ones for Gladiator, Cast Away, and now TPM. Is anyone working on box art that has a thicker spine section so as to fit in a double alpha case?? Something with the original poster art maybe (hint,hint). Please help.
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    This would be great. Count me in as well no matter what it costs. I love the movie and the dvd but really hate the case. I love the thicker double alpha case!
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    Damn, I guess I'm the only one that prefers the double amaray... mostly it's because my DVD storage space is always shrinking at an alarming rate. But aside from that, I still like smaller cases (as long as they aren't snappers).
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    I like the thicker cases too. The Slim 2-Disc cases just seem flimsey to me.
     
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    If you take all the double alphas that one owns and convert it to amaray, how much space(in DVDs) are you saving???
    A Double Alpha is 1.5 times as big as a Double Amaray. if you have 10 double alphas and converted to 10 double amarays, you save space for 5 dvds. If the space got so constrained that with 5 "less" dvds you can fit them on the shelf, looks like you'll be needing a new shelf. Now, are you going to stop buying dvds when the shelf space runs out??? Nope, you're going to go to another shelf or get another rack. So again, the space issue is almost moot. 5 DVDs is what, a month's worth(not counting October [​IMG] )??
    So you buy or move to a new shelf a month earlier. at least with double alphas you don't have to worry about getting a faulty movie disc because it slipped out of the center hub. I'm trying to find a new Mask of Zorro SE because of this.
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    I've posted a double alpha cover up on http://www.dvdcoverart.com
    I also have posted a cover which uses the original theatrical poster art (available in both double amaray and double alpha sizes)
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    Hey Matt,
    Are you doing anything for Sopranos season one and season two when it comes out?
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    Frank,
    I hadn't planned on it, as I don't have the season 1 boxset (believe it or not, I've never seen an episode). and it's hard to make decent covers without any source art
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    Thanks Matt!! I knew I could count on you. [​IMG]
    One question, it appears as if the custom cover that you did (Which I love) is only sized for double amaray. Is this correct? If not, how do I access the double alpha version?
    BTW, I hope the remote is serving you well.
    Cheers.
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    [Edited last by Jeff Ashforth on October 17, 2001 at 02:43 PM]
     
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    I have to admit that I am one who prefers the thinner double amaray boxes rather than than the wider double alpha. It's true that if you have 10 double alpha DVDs and convert them to thin double amarays, then you have room for 5 more DVDs on a shelf. But what if you have 50 double alphas or even 100? Not that I have this many, but still the same, I do think room for 25 or 50 more DVDs on a shelf is a considerable savings.
    Personally, if it were up to me, I would have disks one and three of the Brazil Criterion collection as a double sided DVD-18 and have disk two as a second supplimental DVD and put the two disks in one thin double amaray.
    Likewise, I would take (for example) Lethal Weapon 1 & 2 and make it a double sided disk and then do the same with 3 & 4. Then, I would put these two disks in a double amaray and have the entire series in one thin case.
    [Edited last by MarkBurton on October 17, 2001 at 03:16 PM]
     
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    double post
    [Edited last by MarkBurton on October 17, 2001 at 02:57 PM]
     
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    Rock on, Matt! Great covers, and you were extremely quick about getting them [​IMG].
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    Not exactly related but, I mentioned this in another post.
    The Final Fantasy box is a dual DVD slimcase with a twist. When you open it, the first disk ends up on the left side and the second disk ends up on the right side. The regular cases has the first disk ending up on top of the second disk so when you release the first disk, it also release the second disk in behind it.
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    I don't like the case for TPM, Cast Away, etc due to the hub that holds the feature in place. It is too tight and (I was told this by somebody at Universal) that just having the disc in there can cause the disc to crack because the hub is putting too much pressue on the disc.
     
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    Matt,
    Woops, I downloaded the wrong one, My connection is slow so I'll try again tomorrow and then I'll get my butt over to Kinko's and get it printed. [​IMG]
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    [Edited last by Jeff Ashforth on October 17, 2001 at 06:09 PM]
     
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    I love the cover art Matt. I guess I am an idiot on these things so what do I need to do to get these? I think I succesfully downloaded the image to my hardrive. Do I then burn to a cd and take it somewhere to get printed?
    After the laughter, I would really appreciate someone spelling out the steps for me. Thanks very much in advance as I have to get this great dvd in the thicker double alpha case.
    Again, thanks.
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