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kevdugp73
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I know we've briefly mentioned this in previous posts, but, doesn't everyone hate when they release our treasured 80's movies in those crappy cardboard covers? [Frown] Paul was razzin me in another thread cause I passed on "Her Alibi" cause of the cardboard cover...so I figured I'd get everyone else's two cents! Are you a hater...or do you just not give a darn?

My current crappy cardboard covers (80') are:

Gremlins 2, Pump Up The Volume, Lovesick, Vision Quest, Body Heat, Next Of Kin, Action Jackson, The Changelling, and Wolfen...this is just not acceptable.

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Can't stand cardboard cases. I've gotten rid of most of my cardboard treasures...I used to have ones for the "The Lost Boys," "Purple Rain," "Sixteen Candles," and "Risky Business." I like when DVD's come with a slipcase.
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Agreed! This has always bothered me as well. I just know there is an easy answer on this too. They obviously own the original artwork from the movie poster, so it escapes me why they would use some photoshop chop to throw something together unless one of two things may be going on:

1. They would have to pay the artist some kind of fee or royalty to use the original poster artwork on a DVD cover...or

2. They reserve the original poster artwork for special edition DVD's if sales reach a certain plateau on a title that warrants a steriods and all re-issue.

Agreed though, when it is on titles you just know are never going to see a special edition, just use the original poster artwork!

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Yeah Earl...I'd like to know the reason too. Cardboard covers are fairly limited (thank God), so I just don't understand the rationale. Crunching production costs, going "GREEN"....but they don't do it enough to justify these reasons.

And...good job Veronica...biting the bullit and replacing your cardboard covers when an alternative becomes available!

Paul...you...you...cardboard lover! [Big Grin]

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What I haet is when you get a DVD in a normal plastic case and then they put an external sleeve over the top of it thats just a copy of the sleeve already in the case. What's the point in duplicating the sleeve. Seems like a wast to me.

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On the other thread, it was mentioned that they tie the disc to the box, and are therefore like old album covers. I like that.

But as for not liking them because (and I quote) 'they ruin the line' when on the shelf? I'm smiling, but you can't see me.... [Wink]

Oh - Kev? Congrats on the 1000 post marker....

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kevdugp73
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1000 posts...for me?...ahhh shucks. Thanks Paul... I hadn't realized.
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I'm a lover. It was me that said they were like album covers; I kept wondering what it was about them that I liked when everyone seemd to hate them. Then I realised; the cover was the box - just like albums. There's something generic and plasticky about the other boxes that I don't like. Companies used to have their own video boxes, too. I like that. There's something about the content being artistically tied to the container that I find pleasing.

The reason there aren't that many of them around is that only two companies used them, the primary one being 'Warner Bros'. I call them 'Warner Boxes', and go out of my way to find them. They usually have the theatrical poster as the cover.

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What i don't like about them is they wear very badly, as i am always watching dvds from my collection the ones i had in cardboard boxes are all worn and scratched up, thats why i got rid of all mine.
But i do agree with logun5 they do show the original theatrical posters...take me back.

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