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Old 07-29-06, 12:09 PM   #1
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DVDs that look like props from the movie.

i.e. the packaging, aside from having the name of the movie/show, incorporates the rest of the box in the world of the movie.

I know there's a lot, but the main I can think of now is Memento.
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Old 07-29-06, 12:56 PM   #2
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Evil Dead 1 and 2: Book of the Deads
Reservoir Dogs: Tin Can (new release)
Total Recal: Mars Tin
Planet of the Apes: Ape Head Bust

That's all I can think of for region 1, region 2 has a lot, lot more to offer...
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Old 07-30-06, 12:07 PM   #3
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I guess the "Cylon head" packaging for Battlestar Galactica would qualify, wouldn't it? Of course that's not a movie, but the pilot started out that way.

As a side note, I'd imagine a "Cylon head" package for the new series wouldn't be nearly as interesting. Just one of those old "do Barbie's hair" heads, I guess.
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Old 08-09-06, 09:36 AM   #4
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There are a TON of customs out there with this theme. Some are great, some not so much, but man they look good in the collection.

A few good ones off the top of my head:

The Ring: cover designed to look like a VHS tape with only "don't watch" on the spine
Cast Away: designed like the FedEx box in the movie
Goonies: replica of the treasure map
One Hour Photo: designed to look like the SavMart photo envelope
People Vs. Larry Flynt: looks like a Hustler magazine

they can be found at the usual places.
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Old 08-09-06, 11:05 AM   #5
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Just saw a King Kong (2006) set that looks like a film case. Pretty sweet...

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Old 08-09-06, 02:28 PM   #6
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The original LE packaging of Basic Instinct came in that clear case with the ice pick. Also, there's the Japanese Alien Quadrilogy set that came in that giant alien bust.
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Old 08-13-06, 07:14 PM   #7
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There was a great tin case for Repo Man that looked like a California license plate.

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Old 08-14-06, 02:38 PM   #8
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Speaking of license plates, the booklet for "Moving Violations" is made to resemble a driver's manual -- it's pretty neat.
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Old 08-14-06, 02:48 PM   #9
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Pearl Harbor: Director's Cut resembles a WWII era manifest book.
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