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Old 12-08-20, 09:22 PM
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question about spotting bootleg blu-ray's??

Can anyone tell me if Warner Brothers ever uses these kind of blu-ray cases? i bought this on ebay a few days ago and it's suppose to be brand new never opened but i noticed today when i was checking the tracking, that it didn't look like the standard blu-ray case that has the words Blu-ray at the top. The top looks really thin compared to what most store bought blu-ray's look like. almost reminded me of a cheap replacement case. I've had sellers try to re-wrap blu-rays before and claim they are new but i just wanted to check. maybe warner brothers uses these as promo give aways or some things like that? i might just be jumping to conclusions.




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Re: question about spotting bootleg blu-ray's??

I can't tell from the pic. Is that the size of a standard Amaray Blu-ray case? Studios have been cutting corners on cases the past few years. BTW, no one is bootlegging Viva Las Vegas. The Chinese bootlegging operations for BD go after higher value box sets, Disney, and newer blockbuster franchises like Harry Potter.
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Re: question about spotting bootleg blu-ray's??

It came out in 2007 so i'm not sure it would of recently been manufactured. Here is a side by side pic of the one i bought and what other sellers are selling on ebay.

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Re: question about spotting bootleg blu-ray's??

It's probably a legitimate copy. From the photo it looks like the trap sheet cover has slid-up in the case covering the top edge where the Blu-ray logo is.

Is it new? The studios have cut-back so much now that it's hard to tell. Many factory sealed discs now are shrink-wrapped (as opposed to folded over-wrap) and do not have any security sticker strip that runs across the top edge which identifies the title.

Any re-seller with a shrink-wrapper can make a disc look no different than a factory-sealed copy. If everything is in like-new condition, I wouldn't worry too much about it being "new".
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Re: question about spotting bootleg blu-ray's??

yes it's suppose to be new, I never thought about the the sheet cover being shifted up covering the top of the case. That is a big possibility! This movie sells pretty cheap so i thought it would be odd for someone to take the time to bootleg the film. The case just threw me off and my first thought was someone was trying to sell a fake copy. As long as it has the real blu-ray disc inside i'll be happy.
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Re: question about spotting bootleg blu-ray's??

If it's any consolation the disc you have is probably factory-sealed because any re-seller who would sell it as new would probably take the time to make sure the trap sheet was straight. The disc you have looks like something that probably went through an automated system which is sometimes imperfect.
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Re: question about spotting bootleg blu-ray's??

Yeah, the picture is kind of blurry -- so I can't really tell -- but it does look like it's probably a regular blu-ray case, but the art wasn't put in properly and it's covering up the top of the case.
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Re: question about spotting bootleg blu-ray's??

Itís from a box set. Iíve seen some of these show up resealed and sold individually.
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Re: question about spotting bootleg blu-ray's??

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Itís from a box set. Iíve seen some of these show up resealed and sold individually.
That is my guess as well.
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Re: question about spotting bootleg blu-ray's??

It’s from a box set. I’ve seen some of these show up resealed and sold individually.
oh wow okay, that makes some sense, He should of just listed it as like new and from the set. I probably still would of bought. I just hate the shadiness trying to re-seal it as new.
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Re: question about spotting bootleg blu-ray's??

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oh wow okay, that makes some sense, He should of just listed it as like new and from the set. I probably still would of bought. I just hate the shadiness trying to re-seal it as new.
Have you actually confirmed with the seller that the disc was indeed part of a boxset?
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Re: question about spotting bootleg blu-ray's??

That's the only way these thinpaks have been available- I've seen some of them broken up at Big Lots, and I got the second Harry Potter from Warner that way after sending in a rotted HD-DVD, which I didn't really appreciate.

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