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Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

Old 11-01-10, 05:14 PM
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Why not just use a normal BD case and fancy slip cover, Criterion? Sigh.
Because the normal BD case sucks? Blue, really? Even after a few years on the market and a few thousand releases later the cases are still a joke.
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Old 11-01-10, 05:36 PM
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Because the normal BD case sucks? Blue, really? Even after a few years on the market and a few thousand releases later the cases are still a joke.
Says about .0001% of the internet population. All my friends love the blue cases, as do I.
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you should be able to...I ordered/received my case for Chungking Express about a month ago.
Thanks, I'll shoot them an email then and see whats up.
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Old 11-01-10, 07:23 PM
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

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Says about .0001% of the internet population. All my friends love the blue cases, as do I.
The problem is that you kinda don't have a choice in the matter. While their functionality is fine, they're ugly and garish.
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Old 11-01-10, 07:51 PM
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The problem is that you kinda don't have a choice in the matter. While their functionality is fine, they're ugly and garish.
I completely disagree. I appreciate the simplicity and uniformity of them, and don't see anything ugly or garish about them whatsoever.
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

^ Uniformity, that's what I like about them.
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Originally Posted by doctorthodt View Post
I'm more than willing to pay Criterion for replacement packaging, and said as much in the email I just sent them.
On a related note, I emailed Jon Mulvaney about my Days of Heaven dvd with the clear plastic case. I couldn't remove the security sticker on top without tearing the clear plastic that covers the artwork. First time in 10+ years of collecting dvds and blu-rays that that has happened.

Jon replied by saying that they didn't offer replacement cases (the clear ones) and said other etailers carried such cases. Admittedly, I was surprised by his response and I'm happy to pay for one.

Where do I turn to now?
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Old 11-01-10, 08:36 PM
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Seriously? Why don't we have a thread specifically for Criterion packaging yet? This thread is getting ridiculous.
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^ Uniformity, that's what I like about them.
Yawn. Uniformity is so boring.
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Old 11-01-10, 08:49 PM
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Seriously? Why don't we have a thread specifically for Criterion packaging yet? This thread is getting ridiculous.
If you're looking for discussion of the actual movies, you've come to the wrong place.
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Old 11-01-10, 10:13 PM
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^ how true...
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Old 11-02-10, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Camel View Post
Did you tear the cover art? Or just the plastic from the plastic case? If the latter, just buy a replacement case for one of the cases they're offering (400 blows, Bottle rocket, etc.) and replace the cover art.
I think the problem is that the user in question was referring to the DVD of "Days Of Heaven" and not the blu-ray. If it were the blu-ray, the user would be able to purchase one of the other cases like you suggested above.

However, if the user is referring to the DVD then he'd have to scour the interent for a place that sells the clear Scanavo DVD cases that Criterion has been using for a few years... if the user wants things to be as close to the original packaging as possible, of course. I know I've come across a couple of places that sell the clear Scanavo cases, but I don't know what they are right now since I'm at work.

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Old 11-02-10, 09:49 PM
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RE: packaging... sorry if this was already asked and covered in the thread... I don't have the patience to search through...

What type of packaging (or packages if they were released in 2 different ways) do these titles have?

The Seventh Seal
Breathless
Paris, Texas
Playtime
8 1/2

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Old 11-02-10, 10:21 PM
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RE: packaging... sorry if this was already asked and covered in the thread... I don't have the patience to search through...

What type of packaging (or packages if they were released in 2 different ways) do these titles have?
The Seventh Seal - clear custom Blu-ray keepcase
Breathless - single disc digipak
Paris, Texas - clear custom Blu-ray keepcase
Playtime -clear custom Blu-ray keepcase
8 1/2 - clear custom Blu-ray keepcase
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Old 11-03-10, 08:17 AM
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Thanks Spiral!
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Old 11-03-10, 09:22 AM
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I get frustrated that everyone turns to Criterion for replacement parts. I think they informally stated they were going to start charging $5 for booklet, etc, which sounds justified to me. That would encourage consumers to buy though a reputable seller where you can return it, but the idea of Criterion paying (at their own expense + shipping) to upgrade a bad flea-bay sale into a perfect set just seems wild to me.

As far as I know, in practice, Criterion have not followed their $5 policy.

doctorthodt, I'm not meaning to talk to your issue particularly. I'm sure you'll have little difficulty getting your appropriate replacements, and sorry you ended up with a bad auction.

My point is the same, though: as much as we see people get replacements on here, those costs have to come from somewhere. I guess the only answer is that the costs are factored into the price of the DVDs/blu-rays that we all pay for.
I have purchased two Criterion dvds (out of probably 150) that came without booklets factory sealed from amazon.com. Luckily, it was before the $5 charge was put into place. Never had a problem getting a booklet from them for either title.
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

can anyone tell what type of case that is?
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Old 11-03-10, 08:29 PM
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It's a digipak.
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Old 11-03-10, 08:41 PM
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It's a digipak.
...let the inane bitching commence.
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Old 11-03-10, 08:50 PM
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It's part of a box set, so a digipak would be expected.
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Old 11-03-10, 08:51 PM
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It's a box set, I expected Digipaks. I'm guessing it will be like the Cassavetes DVD box set: 5 slim digipaks in one big slip box, probably with a booklet in there as well.
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I REALLY hope they release the movies from that set seperately.
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They've only done that a couple of times in the past, with two of the Cassavetes titles, so it would seem unlikely. However, I'm sure they realize that Easy Rider and Head would have a market of their own.
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Didn't Sony license Easy Rider to Criterion only under the condition that it couldn't be released separately? Or was that never confirmed?
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