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Old 09-09-08, 12:40 AM
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Bootleg From Blockbuster?

I got a bunch of movies from the Blockbuster sale in August. One of my DVDs was SNL: The Best of Adam Sandler. Now, I have two other "Best-of" discs, and the disc art does not match this in the least. This particular DVD has a cheap white label on the top of it with the title of the DVD and some copyright warning along with the Lionsgate Logo. I attached a pic below.



It came in a legit case, but the disc itself looks highly questionable. Does anyone else's copy of this look like that? I find it hard to believe Lionsgate would press the other disc art all the same then this one just bleh. I could make better label art myself.

I'm just curious. Kind of weird since Blockbuster is very reputable.
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Maybe it's just a rental version? I know that sometimes Netflix has discs with artwork that is different than retail releases.
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Probably is just a rental copy. Flip the disc over. If you see a purplish color you are looking at a bootleg.
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I got a "House of 1000 Corpses" disc at Best Buy with a similar-looking label. Most likely isn't a bootleg, but sure looks cheap.
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I have a DVD that looks like that, I just can't remember which it is. I remember opening it, looking at it and thinking, wow, I've seen cheap boots done better than that!
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Originally Posted by DVDtotalfreal View Post
Probably is just a rental copy. Flip the disc over. If you see a purplish color you are looking at a bootleg.
Not true, I have printable "silver" dvdr's that I buy all the time. Not quite the same silver, but very close. (mine have a SLIGHT silver/yellow tint to them, not purple at all)
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I recently rented NATURAL BORN KILLERS from Netflix and the disc looked exactly like the one you posted. The only difference was the title.

It's not a bootleg.

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Originally Posted by Chrisedge View Post
Not true, I have printable "silver" dvdr's that I buy all the time. Not quite the same silver, but very close. (mine have a SLIGHT silver/yellow tint to them, not purple at all)
The purple tint is after you burn on them. I have never seen the yellow silver tint. Weird!! I have seen a lot of different media.
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I bought a DVD of Conan O'Brien and his Insult Dog, and 2nd disc looked just like that. Not a bootleg at all.
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my copy of Borat looks pretty cheap too
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk View Post
my copy of Borat looks pretty cheap too
And my case was printed in a foreign language. Wonder if that's a bootleg... hmmm...
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Originally Posted by DVDtotalfreal View Post
The purple tint is after you burn on them. I have never seen the yellow silver tint. Weird!! I have seen a lot of different media.
Not to argue, but the purple ones are purple before you burn them too. I have many of those as well.
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natural born killers is a lionsgate dvd, so it's not a bootleg. i just checked my copy of nbk and it looks exactly the same, and i bought it at circuit city. that's just what the dvds look like.
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Originally Posted by Chrisedge View Post
Not to argue, but the purple ones are purple before you burn them too. I have many of those as well.
The point is that if it's purple, it's probably a boot.

If it's not purple, it still could be a bootleg of another color as you mentioned, but I've never seen a purple non-boot.
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Originally Posted by fsujosh View Post
natural born killers is a lionsgate dvd, so it's not a bootleg. i just checked my copy of nbk and it looks exactly the same, and i bought it at circuit city. that's just what the dvds look like.
That was my point. I guess it would have helped if I had said that in my post above. Ha!

I've edited it to reflect this.

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