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The Simpsons - Season 6 - August 16th, 2005

Old 08-16-05, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Wick
I just got the Canadian version of this DVD, with the only noticable difference being the bilingual English/French packaging. I have a question though;

There's a sticker on Homer's face, that says that it's, "The Complete Sixth Season." It also has some writing in French, about what it is (ie. the same thing in French that is in English.) However, usually these things are actually on the box and are not stickers. Is it supposed to be taken off..?
Take it off. You find that the English "The Complete Sixth Season" is actually printed right on Homer's head so when you remove the sticker, all you're getting rid of is the French text. Done and done!
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Old 08-16-05, 04:31 PM
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16 pages about a friggin' BOX!

What about the INSERT!??!?!?
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Old 08-16-05, 04:38 PM
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I opened up Homer's Head, and the whole thing basically fell apart. Needless to say, I just sent in for my replacement box. Even the non-anal-retentive people at my work were commenting on how stupid looking the case was. I'm surprised Fox didn't "test" this design with anybody.
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Old 08-16-05, 04:43 PM
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I don't know why FOX had to be so sarcastic about the whole thing. I'm not closed-minded to change or creativity. It's all about the execution baby, and they did a bad job with that.
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Old 08-16-05, 04:45 PM
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The best part of this packaging is that you will in no way get a floater, like you could with the previous packaging. And that's a whole lot more important than the new box matching the previous 5.
Wrong. Disc 1 was a floater in my copy.
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Old 08-16-05, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by j_sutton
(who thinks they'll fix House?)
Oh christ, what's wrong with House?
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Old 08-16-05, 05:09 PM
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After all this angst I was prepared to open my padded envelope from Overstock and find nothing but shards of plastic and the memory of some DVDs.

Much to my amazement what I received was a perfectly serviceable yellow clamshell inside a transparent slipcover. Inside is an ingenious 4-disc carrier that lifts right out and makes it simple to remove the disc of your choice, or the excellent enclosed booklet.

Maybe it's a little gimmicky, but it's hardly the disaster I was expecting. And you know what? The stuff actually on the discs is pretty darned excellent!

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Old 08-16-05, 05:34 PM
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I purchased this from Best Buy tonight. No 800 insert with mine?
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Old 08-16-05, 05:36 PM
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I thought the website was funny. I chose "big baby". The packaging is pretty lame, but I think it's pretty cool that Fox is letting us get the old version of the covers for minimal money.
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Old 08-16-05, 06:17 PM
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Im going to store the discs in the regular box, and use the homer head as a disply item
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Old 08-16-05, 06:29 PM
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Yeah, I kind of thought people were over-reacting with all the whining. It didn't look *that* bad to me.

Then I picked one up this morning and I will be ordering the replacement after all. I can see what they were going for and respect the attempt, but I can't believe how easily it fell apart.

More importantly though, this thing is a shoplifter's dream. FOX might joke about customers being crybabies, but I think retailers might wind up complaining even more. Hell, beyond loss prevention issues even, I won't be surprised if people start popping these sets open just to take the Replacement Packaging card.
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Old 08-16-05, 07:03 PM
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This is not available for non-us costumers?
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Old 08-16-05, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by osdia
This is not available for non-us costumers?
I think it is, it's just a few extra bucks (US bucks) for shipping. Check the website.
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Old 08-16-05, 07:19 PM
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How long before the hinges on the plastic crap come apart? I saw this set up on the seasons of CSI, always thought is was stupid and not very sturdy.
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Old 08-16-05, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by THX7966
I don't know why FOX had to be so sarcastic about the whole thing. I'm not closed-minded to change or creativity. It's all about the execution baby, and they did a bad job with that.

If the packaging tanks, FOX will know for certain, If they have to mail out 6 million replacement boxes....
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Old 08-16-05, 07:56 PM
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One thing I hate is that they're requiring the original sales receipt.

That means I no longer have an original receipt for the OTHER things I bought at the same time.

I'm sure they were afraid to include "Because Fox should have known better" as a reason-why choice on the website. It would have gotten the most responses.
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Oh christ, what's wrong with House?
Refer here: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=425954

but more specifically, to this post.
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Old 08-16-05, 08:17 PM
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Got mine from Best Buy and didn't get an 800 insert either. Thank goodness for this site. The whole package is just cumbersome. I'll put it up on my shelf, nice collector aspect, but I want the other packaging.
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I purchased this from Best Buy tonight. No 800 insert with mine?
Same here. Best Buy purchase, no 800 insert.
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osdia, only residents in the USA and Canada can send away for the "Alternative Packaging Program".

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Old 08-16-05, 08:29 PM
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I bought this from Amazon, hasn't arrived yet, but I was hoping the Alternative Packaging Program will work outside US, oh well
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Old 08-16-05, 08:42 PM
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Thanks a lot for answering my question Lobo.
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Old 08-16-05, 08:46 PM
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I got mine at a Best Buy and it had the insert

it's all sealed & ready to go out in the mail tomorrow - these new cases were a funny idea, but they really do stink.
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Old 08-16-05, 08:50 PM
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got mine from bb and it has the insert/800#
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Old 08-16-05, 09:59 PM
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picked it up today, only watched first episode so far but its my fav season.
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