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WB's keep cases - Have they come to their senses?

Old 08-16-07, 06:11 PM
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WB's keep cases - Have they come to their senses?

Most of you know that I HATE when WB or any studio cheaps out with the slim cases. Yes, I know some of you love them because of the space they save, but I and others think they look bad and don't like the way they display.

I have noticed that the last few box sets (John Wayne, Lucille Ball, Shakespeare) have been once again in normal keep cases. Even the Film Noir 4 was in keep cases although they did the ultimate sin and put two movies on one disc - no sale here.

What does anyone know about why this keeps changing?

Further, what do you prefer?
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Old 08-16-07, 06:16 PM
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I like the normal keep cases when buying an individual dvd, but when buying a box set or TV Season, I like the slim cases....so, I'm torn.
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Old 08-17-07, 12:55 AM
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The packaging isn't as important to me as the content on the discs.

With that said, I'm not huge on the slim cases, but that won't keep me from buying a DVD set.
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Old 08-17-07, 01:18 AM
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I much prefer the slim cases for box sets and TV shows... I wish studios would use them more often. I actually sold off my Angel, Buffy and X-Files sets, and bought them again, just to switch to the slim packs. And if I'm iffy about a particular box set, I'll pass on it if it doesn't come in slim cases.

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Old 08-17-07, 02:25 AM
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I like the slim cases only for a TV show set. Boxed sets of movies I want in keepcases.
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slim cases are good for box sets only...however, they dont seem to hold the DVD in place all the time
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Originally Posted by JZ1276
slim cases are good for box sets only...however, they dont seem to hold the DVD in place all the time

Yea, I've had many a Deep Discount package come with floaters inside slim cases.
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Old 08-17-07, 05:34 AM
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Like xflexxy, my preferences are standard keep cases for individually-sold Dvds and space-saving slim cases for box sets.
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^Same here
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I don't have a problem with slim cases at all. I prefer them for box sets: saves space.
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Old 08-17-07, 10:01 AM
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I think this is a cost-cutting measure on Warner Bros.' part. Instead of releasing individually in keepcases and having slims for the sets, now they've gone back to just keepcases. The thing is these new keepcases are lighter and feel cheaper than the older ones. Also, they seem to have phased out chapter selection on the menus (there are still chapter stops, but no menu screen for them). I prefer less cheap cases, keep or slim, and chapter menus.
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Old 08-17-07, 10:25 AM
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I love the slim cases. If I had a better printer, I'd scan my old cardboard snapper cases and put them all in slim cases. As it is, if I buy a used DVD, and the keepcase is in roughshape, I put them into new slim cases.
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At least we aren't getting snapper cases.
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Old 08-17-07, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by RobCA
I much prefer the slim cases for box sets and TV shows... I wish studios would use them more often. I actually sold off my Angel, Buffy and X-Files sets, and bought them again, just to switch to the slim packs.
Didn't you lose content on your "upgrade" with The X-Files? I thought I read that they dropped at least one bonus disc.

I like the slimcases okay especially for TV sets. The Chosen Collection takes up a quarter of the space the original Buffy took up!
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Didn't you lose content on your "upgrade" with The X-Files? I thought I read that they dropped at least one bonus disc.
Yup, but I usually only watch the extras once, and I'd already seen them on the old sets. Losing the extras was well worth the space I gained. YMMV

Besides, I always hated how those old sets are like, a mile long when they're open. I find the slim sets much easier to deal with, when I want to watch a disc.

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Old 08-17-07, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Kerborus
Even the Film Noir 4 was in keep cases although they did the ultimate sin and put two movies on one disc - no sale here.
Are you fucking kidding me? The way they paired up the films was inspired, one "A-movie" with one "B-movie" per disc - both films on each double-feature disc complimented each other perfectly. Additionally, they are all great fucking movies, and if the only thing that keeps you from buying it is that there's 2 movies on each disc, well, you're no movie fan, especially not a film-noir fan - you're just a dvd/packaging fan.

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Old 08-17-07, 12:41 PM
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Are you fucking kidding me? The way they paired up the films was inspired, one "A-movie" with one "B-movie" per disc - both films on each double-feature disc complimented each other perfectly. Additionally, they are all great fucking movies, and if the only thing that keeps you from buying it is that there's 2 movies on each disc, well, you're no movie fan, especially not a film-noir fan - you're just a dvd/packaging fan.
I could not agree more, although I probably would have tried to say it nicer

If two movies compress well without quality loss onto one 9Gig DVD-9, what the heck is wrong with that?!
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