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Old 04-02-03, 09:40 PM
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What took so long for clear cases to come to US?

I bought a Region 2 Simpsons DVD over a year ago and it came in a clear DVD case with artwork printed on both sides of the cover and it listed the chapters for each episode on it. Finally, the first domestic DVDs that I found used these clear cases were Futurama and the Beatles Anthology.

Why haven't more studios jumped on this? MGM, who sometimes doesn't have inserts in their DVDs could easily do this to actually give a tangible chapter list. Once it catches on it would probably like CD cases that have clear trays. I can't remember the last CD I bought that didn't have one.
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All the Hong Kong Legends (R2) releases use clear cases as well. I've always thought it was a better way to show chapter lists instead of using inserts.
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Actually, the R1 for the Revolutionary Girl Utena Movie DVD was packaged in a translucent pink case where the back side of the cover served as the insert.
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Interesting.
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Interesting.
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Old 04-03-03, 01:47 AM
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I'm definitely a fan of the clear case when there is artwork on both sides. I'd like to see regular R1 discs like this.
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Clear cases have been around in R1 for years. The anime company Central Park Media uses exclusively clear cases (the company that released the Utena movie in the pink case) and has been using them since at least 1999.

They certainly appear to be more popular in other regions, though.
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"You can count on me" was released in a clear case in Canada by Tri Star. At frist I was pissed because I liked the US cover betteer, but the packaging made up for it.
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I don't like the clear cases, probably because most of the ones I saw first were super discount $5 bad VHS dub films and so now I equate them with cheap. Many of the R2 discs I have are in them though, same with Australian.
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Isn't Pearl Harbor Vista a clear pack?
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Don't care for them at all.

I prefer the black cases.
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The Sex and the City are kind of in clear cases
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FLCL Volumes One and Two are clear. I'm assuming Volume Three will be as well.
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Some anime titles have used/use the clear cases. The new Grave Of The Fireflies CE comes to mind... Think I noticed the first clear cases with dual graphics a few months ago (of course, those Diamond budget horror DVDs used crappy clear cases but no dual graphics that I recall). Anyhoo... I don't really care much for them myself, but whatever trips your trigger is all good...
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beatles anthology - all clear cases - looks cool.
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Originally posted by WiccanPagan
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Here's what I was talking about:



And if studios start switching to thin cases, we'll probably be seeing more like these.
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by the way is there a place where I could by these....I love the design.....?????
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I've noticed that with a lot of my r2 imports. It's always nice to open up the case, and be met with even more beautiful art.

Then you have the HKL version of The Killer... with that cool-but-could-be-cooler reversable cover.
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That looks really cool.

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My Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen DVD is in a clear case, standard size, and I always thought it looked a heluva lot cooler than it would have if it was in a regular case.
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I really like the Futurama slim clear cases.
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My Weather Woman collection came in a clear case. This is at least 3-4 years old.
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I'm not a big fan of the flimsy thin Sex and the City cases. They seem pretty cheap and don't even close.
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Some Anchor Bay releases (Creepshow 2 and Cat O Nine Tails for example) have double sided slips. These could definately benefit from clear cases.

**As I'm an Aussie, just switched the covers with two clear cases, which cost me about a buck each (USD$0.59)
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