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Old 03-23-05, 02:38 AM
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Plastic wrap stuck to the spines of some FOX keepcases?

I did a search, but didn't come up with anything about this.

What's the deal with many FOX keepcases? When I take the plastic wrap off, there's still a bunch left on the spine. I peel and peel and it never seems to end.

Does GooGone remedy this?
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it's not just Fox DVDs....it's all DVDs in keepcases in general.
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Old 03-23-05, 02:49 AM
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Yeah, this happens to me alot. It seems like moreso recently.
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Old 03-23-05, 03:08 AM
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This happens to me frequently, and not only with Fox DVD's. I rub it with a hot washcloth, and then use goo gone, and it usually comes off. If not, then I just have to pick at it.

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Is the product actually called "Goo Gone"? If so, where can I purchase it?
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Originally Posted by Tarnower
Is the product actually called "Goo Gone"? If so, where can I purchase it?


It should be available at most discount stores, hardware stores, etc.
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It should be available at most discount stores, hardware stores, etc.
Ah, very good. Thank you for that.
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Old 03-23-05, 09:32 AM
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MGM is just as bad as Fox. The factory heat-seals the plastic wrap. When it's sealed to the spine it can also cause the plastic cover protector to stick the the cover and pull the ink off the cover. Disney does it good by sealing it on the part that the opening is at.
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Disney does it good by sealing it on the part that the opening is at.

You would think common sense would dictate that all of them would do it that way,but i guess that would be asking too much.
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I noticed this with FOX DVD's as well. Typically doesn't happen with other releases for me.
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Originally Posted by Maxflier
You would think common sense would dictate that all of them would do it that way,but i guess that would be asking too much.
Mr. Spock would surely think so...
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Old 03-23-05, 11:11 AM
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this can be prevented.
for the cases that are shrinked-wrapped very tightly it will happen if not careful
all you need to do is cut the top. and slide it out.
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Originally Posted by Tarnower
Ah, very good. Thank you for that.
It works really good, but stinks to hell.
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Originally Posted by chileorgullo
this can be prevented.
for the cases that are shrinked-wrapped very tightly it will happen if not careful
all you need to do is cut the top. and slide it out.
Wrong because, since the shrinkwrap is physically stuck to the DVD's spine, no sliding is possible.
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Old 03-23-05, 12:36 PM
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I've had this happen on a number of DVDs and they were all Fox. Most recently it happened on the "Laura" disc but curiously neither of the other Fox Noir discs I bought had this problem.
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Originally Posted by Drexl


It should be available at most discount stores, hardware stores, etc.
Not to be confused with:

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Originally Posted by darkhawk
MGM is just as bad as Fox. The factory heat-seals the plastic wrap. When it's sealed to the spine it can also cause the plastic cover protector to stick the the cover and pull the ink off the cover.
Yeah, the really bad ones have torn the art on my spines.

While I'm in this disgruntled mood, I've written FOX and MGM some emails. It'd be cool if others voiced their annoyance with this method of heat-sealing on the spine instead of the other side where the case opens.

This is the only address I could find for FOX: [email protected]

And MGM has a nice little contact form: http://www.mgm.com/help.do
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Old 03-23-05, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Filmmaker
Wrong because, since the shrinkwrap is physically stuck to the DVD's spine, no sliding is possible.
it's what I do, but okay.
just make sure to rip down the side of the case that has the opening, not the spine.
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i don't think the goo gone will help. the problem is the during the heatwrap process the plastic melts onto the keepcase plastic. in the end, you'll probably have to peel as much away by hand anyway.
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Originally Posted by chileorgullo
it's what I do, but okay.
just make sure to rip down the side of the case that has the opening, not the spine.
You're still not following me (us); I'm (we're) talking about discs wherein the shrinkwrap is actually bonded (melted) to the DVD's spine. It doesn't matter from what angle you try to remove the disc, it will still be fused on the spine to the shrinkwrap.
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I've had it happen with Columbia-Tristar, Fox and WB discs. I first witnessed this awful phenomena with "The Muppet Movie" release in June 2001.

I think it's probably due to the push to get things replicated for today's bloated user penetration. Studios should really enforce better quality control. It looks messy on our shelves. It's a bit hard to tell by looking at them in the stores whether the wrap is fused or not. The only solution is to buy replacement cases; what are they now - 99 cents each or less?

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Old 03-23-05, 02:52 PM
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happens to me all the time, too much heat!
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Old 03-24-05, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Filmmaker
You're still not following me (us); I'm (we're) talking about discs wherein the shrinkwrap is actually bonded (melted) to the DVD's spine. It doesn't matter from what angle you try to remove the disc, it will still be fused on the spine to the shrinkwrap.
okay, does the spine look like:
okay so there's all types of circles, and the cover art on the spine isn't clear

that's the best I can describe...if so, I have two of those new un-opened, so I'll try my method, if it works great. if not we're doomed to goo gonning the cases until they shrink wrap differently.
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This has happened to me a lot as well. I try to remove as much as possible by hand. Otherwise I just live with it.
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Old 03-24-05, 11:53 AM
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If I take plenty of time, I can generally remove most of it by hand. I think I spent nearly 15 minutes to remove all of the wrap from Laura.
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