Why do people hate Basic Instinct SE ice pick case and Total Recall SE baboon's ass?

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  1. RobR

    RobR Second Unit

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    I'd like to hear some of the reasons why so many people here hate the special cases so much? Is it because the ice pick case and baboon's ass tin don't fit among the other DVDs? Or they're awkward to use as compared to keepcases?
     
  2. Brian Perry

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    I think you've hit the nail on the head.
     
  3. AdrianJ

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    Some people, like myself, actually like them.
     
  4. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    For me, with the Total Recall case, no matter how gently or carefully I try to open it, the DVD tends to try and become airborne once I do manage to open the case. That's why it is now in a converted AOL keepcase (goo-gone to get rid of those annoying stickers). Same with BI, but not nearly as bad as with TR.
     
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    I've seen the new Total Recall SE for sale in a regular keepcase recently.
     
  6. Mark McAlister

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    Consistency is the key, I for one would like for there to be a set 'industry standard' for the full graphic wrap keepcases. I'm not much for the cheap paper cases either. The only exception to this would be the Pearl Harbor case, they did an outstanding job on this one.
     
  7. Bill Gato

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    I have also heard, on this forum, that the foam cushion in the Basic Instinct case may, over time, disintegrate and actually stick to the DVD. That wouldn't be good at all.
     
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    Thanks Bill, now it's time to find another AOL keepcase to replace the BI case...
     
  9. Todd_Brown

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    My biggest problem with the "Basic Instinct" ice pick case is that there is no title on the spine, so in my rack it looks kinda bad. The "Total Recall" case doesn't bother me at all.

    Todd
     
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    Has anyone seen the UNRATED Basic Instinct keepcase yet?
     
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    Ed Vandeweerd Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Rob

    I think the Icepick case for "Basic Instinct" is awesome! I have an open shelving arrangement for my nearly 300 dvd's They fit beautifully! Perhaps that's your answer? I had to have mine specially built as I couldn't find a prefab that I liked. I did the same for the storage for my Hardware had to have one built to accomodate my needs.
     
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    I personally don't like these cases at all because they don't fit with the others, because both my discs arrived badly scratched and because Basic Instinct doesn't have the title printed on it.

    I put both discs into keep cases and printed the great covers some fellow HTFers made.

    For similar reasons I also don't like the Akira Tin too much because you have to use the crappy paper thing that came with it if you want to have the title printed on the side.

    One Ring To Rule Them All...
     
  15. Seth Paxton

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    I just wish the base holder for Total Recall was plastic or something more durable.

    I turned it frontwise on my self among the DVDs. Breaks up the monotony. I use little statues, etc on the shelves to do this anyway. Helps with the movie theme look.
     
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    Since I don't like either of these movies enough to buy them, I don't have a problem with how they are packaged. On a similar note I do like different styles of packaging. Some of my favorite DVD's have different packaging(Godfather, Toy Story Box, Magnolia etc). I know alot of people hate some of these packages because they are less durable, but I've never had a problem with them being damaged. Having every single DVD in the same keep-case is boring IMHO.

    Regards

    KrisM
     
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