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Old 03-01-04, 11:09 PM
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The end of snapcases?

http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?...3431&n=1&burl=

Over at DVDAnswers they posted the revised art for Torque. The previous pics were in a snapcase and now, with the revised art, it's in a keepcase. Is this a sign of things to come? I sure hope they've come to their senses.

Heh, I remember posting this back in 2002 regarding New Line getting rid of snapcases.
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We thought they were going to do that for Matchstick Men too, but they released it in a snapper anyway. The original artwork was in a keepcase.
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We thought they were going to do that for Matchstick Men too, but they released it in a snapper anyway. The original artwork was in a keepcase.
I like snappers.
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Oh... SNAP!
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Sometimes the keepcase pictures are used for promos. Best Buy circulars usually have WB titles appearing in keepcases
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Matchstick Men technically was released in a keep case. The DVD/Soundtrack version was packaged in a keep case.

Not to say they're planning anything like that with Torque, but who knows?
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At least snappers have an insert.
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I've seen plenty of early release DVD pics from Warner in keep cases. Until they officially say "we no longer release DVDs in snappers," I would hold off on celebrating.
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Originally posted by cupon
I like snappers.
So your the 1.
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Yeah, there were several threads declaring the snapper officially dead when Warner released Terminator 3 in a keepcase. Yet the snapper flood continues.
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We can only wish for it to end......make them stop!
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Warner also just released Hamlet last week in a snapper so they sure ain't dead yet...
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yeah... Matchstick Men was shown in keepcases when they first announced it, just like Torque there but you can be your bottom dollar on that it'll be in a snapper.
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Originally posted by bboisvert
Yeah, there were several threads declaring the snapper officially dead when Warner released Terminator 3 in a keepcase. Yet the snapper flood continues.
And don't forget Matrix Reloaded. It seems every few months a new thread gets started declaring the death of the snapper, yet it never happens. It's kind of funny after a while.
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Snappers and card board packaging sucks, don't know why they keep on using them.
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Originally posted by Fok
Snappers and card board packaging sucks, don't know why they keep on using them.
It's been mentioned before... Warner owns a portion of the company that makes snappers. So it is in their financial interest to continue packaging their titles this way.

They seem determined to ignore the fact that they (a) have to make alternate packaging for major rental outlets; (b) have to come up with wacky, inconsistent, alternate packaging for any title with more than 1 disc; and (c) suck.
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bbo:

That used to be true, but last year Warner sold it's DVD Production Arm to a Canadian outfit, so the thinking is that ultimately even Warner will cease using snappers. We can only hope.

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All the people I talk to in the Warner DVD group claim that they use snappers for environmental reasons - because they are significantly more biodegradable.

Take it with a grain of salt.

I wouldn't mind them nearly as much if they were the same size as keepcases and didn't jut out a half inch or so.
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Originally posted by Peep
All the people I talk to in the Warner DVD group claim that they use snappers for environmental reasons - because they are significantly more biodegradable.

Take it with a grain of salt.
I will because that has got to be one of the dumbest excuses ever. Are people who buy dvd's in keepcases throwing them away to that degree?.....if at all!
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I think they only use keep cases for 2 disc releases. Matrix Reloaded, Terminator 3 and Last Samurai.
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Keep cases are just used for the two-disc releases.

What I found strange was, they showed pics of Torque in a snapcase... and now in the revised coverart, it's in a keepcase. So, who knows.

It's likely to never end...


"All the people I talk to in the Warner DVD group claim that they use snappers for environmental reasons - because they are significantly more biodegradable."

But New Line, a branch of Time Warner, uses keepcases now. And what about all those damn AOL discs we get in the mail in the thick plastic cases?
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Originally posted by ProjectMayhem
"All the people I talk to in the Warner DVD group claim that they use snappers for environmental reasons - because they are significantly more biodegradable."
I read somewhere that it was easier for customs to track bootlegs.

Warner moved from snapper to keep case in the UK after pressures from the shops distributing their products. They now use "secured Amaray", a keep case that can be locked.
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