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Old 06-20-05, 08:56 AM
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Why Can't DeepDiscountDvd Sell Their Dvd's With Slipcovers?

This irks me to no end. I figure, it can't be that much more difficult to request from the studios they buy their movies from to send their dvd's with slipcovers. I'm so tempted to buy the dvds b/c they're such a good price but then remember that they don't come with slip covers so that makes me seriously re-think buying them. Especially when the slip cover makes the the dvd package look so nice like I, Robot, or Day After Tomorrow and my personal fave, Apollo 13.. Heck even the older ones like Thelma & Louise and collectibles like The Usual Suspects look so much nicer with the slipcovers. Does anyone else refrain from buying those dvd's you KNOW come with slipcovers?
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Not sure what you are asking, but DDD does send you movies with slipcovers if they still have them in stock that way. Studios put slipcovers only on the first production run of the dvd. Some continue to ship them that way while others stop making them. They do this so you buy them first week they come out. If you really want to get a slipcover than buy it first week or go to a B&M store.
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I would definitely buy from DDD anyway since I think slipcovers are a waste of paper (much more so, since they decided to get rid of inserts).
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I don't know, I just think that some of the slipcovers out there, ie: APollo 13, Casino, Malcolm X, Fifth Element etc, make the presentation that much nicer to look at, as opposed to the ones that don't come with a slip cover...maybe I"m just becoming a spoiled bitch....
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I remember purchasing The Running Man from DDD and it came with the slipcover.
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I don't think it's DDD (but it could be) I think they issue the first few batches with the slipcover, then stop. DDD may have just gone through what they had with the slipcovers and that's it.
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Every title I've purchased from them that comes with a slip cover normally has had a slipcover.
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my copy of Beyond The Sea came with a slipcover... but I hate them.
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I've bought DVDs from DDDVD that came with slip covers as well. I prefer to order slip covered DVDs online because I don't get them with the damned store stickers on them.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
I remember purchasing The Running Man from DDD and it came with the slipcover.
Made me go over and check my copy. Same here, my copy of The Running Man from DDD has a slipcover.
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I ordered Apollo 13 Anniversary Edition from them during their 20% off sale and got a slipcovered one I was happy especially after what I had heard in theses threads - so it appears that they DO send out slipcovers, if they have them still.

Thanks DDD - for the slipcover -- especially for the 20% off sales -- I'm lovin' it !
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Originally Posted by phatboy
I don't know, I just think that some of the slipcovers out there, ie: APollo 13, Casino, Malcolm X, Fifth Element etc, make the presentation that much nicer to look at, as opposed to the ones that don't come with a slip cover...maybe I"m just becoming a spoiled bitch....
Someone feel free to correct me, but Malcom X and Casino do not have slipcovers.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
Someone feel free to correct me, but Malcom X and Casino do not have slipcovers.
The new version of Malcom X that came out does. Casino does not.
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hi

i recently bought "Angel Heart" from them. the case was covered with a cardboard wrapping. i think "Porko Rosso" was too.

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I just received the Alice In Wonderland 2 disc set from the 20% off sale. It didn't come with a slipcover, and I'm pretty sure they originally did. Obviously, it didn't matter to me if it came with one or not. While it looks kind of cool the first time or two, afterwards it just gets in the way or bent.
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I hate slipcovers, so shipping DVDs without them is a bonus for me. As other posters have noted, they get damaged when you take the case out and put it back in...I don't think they improve the appearance of the DVD, either. I'm buying movies I want to see, not ill-considered and wasteful packiaging, and (usually) inferior graphic design.
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Is a slip cover a cardboard or plastic cover that the DVD plastic case slides into?

(Is there a place on this site with basic definitions of DVD related terms? While I figured out what "floater" meant pretty easily, I'm still not sure what the difference is on "snap cases" vs. whatever the other thing is, etc!).

I just received the Alias Season 2 set - and it came with a plastic sleeve - is that a slip cover? And if it is, I got it! lol

I'm of mixed mind on them. On the one hand, if they're part of the DVD set, I kind of want it out of anal retentive completeness. On the other hand, they just make it more difficult to get to the DVD and I feel I can't just throw them away (part anal/part resale concerns).
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I almost always throw away slipcovers unless they have different and/or better artwork than the actual cover
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I just received Pocahontas from DDD and it did have a cardboard slipcover.
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My American Psycho came with one too.

I don't even see the point in slipcovers anymore though.
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my American Psycho from ddd had one too. I think, like someone mentioned earlier, its more of a limited run thing. The other day when i went to go look for Pirates of the Caribbean for $10 at Best Buy, i noticed none of their copies had a slip, whereas im pretty sure they did when it first came out.
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[QUOTE=ctowner1]Is a slip cover a cardboard or plastic cover that the DVD plastic case slides into?

(Is there a place on this site with basic definitions of DVD related terms? While I figured out what "floater" meant pretty easily, I'm still not sure what the difference is on "snap cases" vs. whatever the other thing is, etc!).

I just received the Alias Season 2 set - and it came with a plastic sleeve - is that a slip cover? And if it is, I got it! lol

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The slip cover is exactly what it says....a cover that slips over the actual dvd hard case. Some times it will be the same as the inside cover of the hard case, sometimes different. And for the most part I believe they are cardboard. Sometimes it's plastic like the cover for Saw.

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