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Old 01-29-12, 07:46 PM
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Non-standard DVD/Blu cases

Do these piss anybody off as much as me? I have a number of films (Saving Private Ryan, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Pearl Harbor Director's cut, etc.) that are in "special" cases instead of standard keep cases, and it would be nice to have them in regular cases so they would fit with my growing collection.
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Old 01-29-12, 07:56 PM
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Re: Non-standard DVD/Blu cases

What kind of cases are they? Could you post a picture of one?

Edit : I looked it up, I know what you mean now. They don't bug me that much, but I prefer regular cases. I like my Dogma Special Edition case. That doesn't bother me much, but it's not too much different then a regular case.
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Old 01-30-12, 11:20 AM
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Re: Non-standard DVD/Blu cases

There are thousands of examples of this; in DVDs, BDs, and boxsets. I gave up on my collection looking uniform in 1999.
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Old 02-01-12, 11:38 AM
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Re: Non-standard DVD/Blu cases

I've noticed, however, that Blu-ray tends to be better about having uniform cases than DVD
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Old 02-03-12, 02:19 PM
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Re: Non-standard DVD/Blu cases

I don't mind nonstandard cases, but also have the 2-DVD Monty Python set, and hate its design with a passion. Not because of the shape, but because I had to wedge a t-shirt between the disks and trays and (literally) pry each disk out with a ruler! I though DVD hubs were supposed to allow zero-force removal? Other types I detest are anything where the playing surface comes into contact with something else (i.e. all-cardboard packaging and multi-stack cases) and eco boxes, which are flimsy enough damage the insert. I've tried to replace or supplement these with better cases, but when it's a boxed set (i.e. Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection or Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle - Complete Series), finding nice 8+ DVD boxes can be tough.
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Old 02-04-12, 08:24 PM
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Re: Non-standard DVD/Blu cases

I like the fact it makes it look like more of a library, although the bulk of my dvds/blu-rays are boxed up until I find a house, I was and when I get set backup, will be filing films on the shelf as I buy them DVD or Blu-Ray, for some reason I dig the look.
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