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Star Wars OT Non SE 09.12.06 PART 2

Old 09-13-06, 08:46 AM
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Did anybody see thedigitalbits' editor Bill Hunt on Attack of the Show tonight?
Sadly, I tuned in for as much as I could stand. That has truly got to be the worst TV show I've ever seen, even by low-rent basic cable standards. How do things like that get on the air, and do people really watch?
Old 09-13-06, 12:43 PM
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I'm watching the original Episode 4 right now. It looks pretty good on my 36" regular TV.

One problem though, doe the movie seem "shaky" or jittery to anyone else. On still shots I can see the background shimmying repeatedly slightly left to right it seems.
Old 09-13-06, 12:47 PM
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About the physical packaging of these releases...

Why are DVD companies starting this trend of shrink-wrapping by gluing the shrink-wrap to the spine and then wrapping it around? When I opened Star Wars last night, not all of the shrink-wrap on the spine came off. I looked at Empire and Jedi and they look to be the same way. Is this a manufacturing flaw or some issue with how the retail outlets are storing them? Maybe this is a good reason for people to get the BB tin - to avoid the shrink-wrap glue on the spine?

-Rooked
Old 09-13-06, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Rooked
About the physical packaging of these releases...

Why are DVD companies starting this trend of shrink-wrapping by gluing the shrink-wrap to the spine and then wrapping it around? When I opened Star Wars last night, not all of the shrink-wrap on the spine came off. I looked at Empire and Jedi and they look to be the same way. Is this a manufacturing flaw or some issue with how the retail outlets are storing them? Maybe this is a good reason for people to get the BB tin - to avoid the shrink-wrap glue on the spine?

-Rooked
Its not glued, its melted to it from the heat of the shrink-wrap machine.

My gripe is the 3 security stickers around the case, even when the case was sealed in a box. The sticker on the top of my Episode 4 case took off some of the gold at the top of the insert because the insert was not down all the way.
Old 09-13-06, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Rooked
About the physical packaging of these releases...

Why are DVD companies starting this trend of shrink-wrapping by gluing the shrink-wrap to the spine and then wrapping it around? When I opened Star Wars last night, not all of the shrink-wrap on the spine came off. I looked at Empire and Jedi and they look to be the same way. Is this a manufacturing flaw or some issue with how the retail outlets are storing them? Maybe this is a good reason for people to get the BB tin - to avoid the shrink-wrap glue on the spine?

-Rooked
I've noticed this for a while now. Funny, because it almost always happens to my Fox DVD's, and sometimes my WB DVD's, but almost never to any other studio's release. It's got to be something with the process these studios are using to shrinkwrap DVD's.
Old 09-13-06, 12:59 PM
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Forgot to mention, someone had taken the time to Sharpie over the barcodes on the picture of the graphic novel on each Walmart exclusive. I think they would have been too small to scan.

I can just imagine some Wal-mart employee sitting their with 600 units using a Sharpie on each one.
Old 09-13-06, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Snowmaker
Its not glued, its melted to it from the heat of the shrink-wrap machine.

My gripe is the 3 security stickers around the case, even when the case was sealed in a box. The sticker on the top of my Episode 4 case took off some of the gold at the top of the insert because the insert was not down all the way.
That's really interesting because my copies only had 1 security sticker on the top! And I hate the insert/sticker issue so much I now check before each purchase.
Old 09-13-06, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Rooked
That's really interesting because my copies only had 1 security sticker on the top! And I hate the insert/sticker issue so much I now check before each purchase.
I couldn't check. Mine were in the box with the comic books.
Old 09-13-06, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
Sadly, I tuned in for as much as I could stand. That has truly got to be the worst TV show I've ever seen, even by low-rent basic cable standards. How do things like that get on the air, and do people really watch?
That's why I recorded it and fast-forwarded to the spot. It used to be called The ScreenSavers I think, and was pretty good. It's slowly (de)evolved into the beast you saw last night. The last straw was getting rid of the previous two female hosts, they at least had a shred of credibility about them. This new chick is just not acceptable.

Bill Hunt tried to put up a good fight, but that massive tool Griffin nearly made me ill with his Lucas-toadying.
Old 09-13-06, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo
Forgot to mention, someone had taken the time to Sharpie over the barcodes on the picture of the graphic novel on each Walmart exclusive. I think they would have been too small to scan.

I can just imagine some Wal-mart employee sitting their with 600 units using a Sharpie on each one.
The copy of ANH that I bought had a black sticker over the comic's barcode (link) but the other two had nothing covering them.

TESB and ROTJ.
Old 09-13-06, 04:53 PM
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Why are DVD companies starting this trend of shrink-wrapping by gluing the shrink-wrap to the spine and then wrapping it around? When I opened Star Wars last night, not all of the shrink-wrap on the spine came off.
This pisses me off no end. However, it is not a recent occurrence. Fox is by far the worst for this. Whatever plant they use has the heat turned up too high on the shrink wrap machine.
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Originally Posted by Paul Arnette
This pisses me off no end. However, it is not a recent occurrence. Fox is by far the worst for this. Whatever plant they use has the heat turned up too high on the shrink wrap machine.
I hate when this happens. It pretty much happens 50% of the time.
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At least with the tin, the movies aren't shrinkwrapped. That was a nice surprise because I know what you're talking about.
Old 09-13-06, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
At least with the tin, the movies aren't shrinkwrapped. That was a nice surprise because I know what you're talking about.
Strange, the discs were shrinkwrapped inside my tin.
Old 09-13-06, 07:02 PM
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mine weren't shrinkwrapped in the tin. i was gonna post and ask if anyone elses wasn't shrinkwrapped
Old 09-13-06, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by J.P.V.
Strange, the discs were shrinkwrapped inside my tin.
That's weird. Were your UPCs also covered up by a white sticker?

I'm wondering if that tin got repacked with off-the-shelf DVDs.
Old 09-13-06, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
That's weird. Were your UPCs also covered up by a white sticker?
Yes, white stickers covering the UPCs, but directly on the shrinkwrap.

I'm wondering if that tin got repacked with off-the-shelf DVDs.
I don't think so... since they didn't have any security seals, not even the white ones on the top of the cases.
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Originally Posted by J.P.V.
Yes, white stickers covering the UPCs, but directly on the shrinkwrap.
My white stickers are on the clear case cover... so that if you put the covers in a new case, you'd be able to see the UPCs.
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Just bought the BB tin, and I'm incredibly disappointed.

I thought they were supposed to be *the* originals, not the SE versions!

I watched a few chapters of Star Wars then gave up after seeing:

- CG Jabba
- Greedo shooting first
- Enhanced Deah Star explosion

What is the difference between the 2006 release and the 2004?
Old 09-13-06, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by gar0u
Just bought the BB tin, and I'm incredibly disappointed.

I thought they were supposed to be *the* originals, not the SE versions!

I watched a few chapters of Star Wars then gave up after seeing:

- CG Jabba
- Greedo shooting first
- Enhanced Deah Star explosion

What is the difference between the 2006 release and the 2004?
Did you pop in Disc 2? That holds the original unaltered version. Just got finished watching it. No CG jabba. Hans shot first. Crappy death star explosion and all.
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Try popping in the second disc, and call us in the morning.
Old 09-13-06, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by marcellusk
mine weren't shrinkwrapped in the tin. i was gonna post and ask if anyone elses wasn't shrinkwrapped
Mine weren't either.
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Mine were not shrinkwrapped in the tin.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
Try popping in the second disc, and call us in the morning.
Ferris Bueller, you're my hero!

I thought the first disc was the original movie, and the second disc extras.

Thanks so much for the quick reply.
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