Store Forum Share Your Shopping Experiences at Stores both Online and Off.

Bootleg From Blockbuster?

Old 09-09-08, 01:40 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Sacramento, Calif.
Posts: 13,526
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.
My Other Self is offline  
Old 09-09-08, 04:52 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
EdTheRipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 14,500
Maybe it's just a rental version? I know that sometimes Netflix has discs with artwork that is different than retail releases.
EdTheRipper is offline  
Old 09-09-08, 06:48 AM
  #3  
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 77
Probably is just a rental copy. Flip the disc over. If you see a purplish color you are looking at a bootleg.
DVDtotalfreal is offline  
Old 09-09-08, 08:36 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Reviewer & TOAT Winner
 
Alan Smithee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 8,489
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.
Alan Smithee is offline  
Old 09-09-08, 10:23 AM
  #5  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 381
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!
old-boo-radley is offline  
Old 09-09-08, 11:56 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Chrisedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Part of the Left-Wing Conspiracy
Posts: 6,909
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)
Chrisedge is offline  
Old 09-09-08, 01:55 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 855
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.

Last edited by rich-y; 09-12-08 at 01:55 PM.
rich-y is offline  
Old 09-10-08, 06:47 AM
  #8  
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 77
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.
DVDtotalfreal is offline  
Old 09-10-08, 12:40 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
DeanoBKN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 5,247
I bought a DVD of Conan O'Brien and his Insult Dog, and 2nd disc looked just like that. Not a bootleg at all.
DeanoBKN is online now  
Old 09-11-08, 11:14 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: My Car
Posts: 6,752
my copy of Borat looks pretty cheap too
Dr. Henry Jones, Jr. is offline  
Old 09-11-08, 01:36 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 395
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...
JustinCleveland is offline  
Old 09-11-08, 02:35 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Chrisedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Part of the Left-Wing Conspiracy
Posts: 6,909
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.
Chrisedge is offline  
Old 09-11-08, 09:06 PM
  #13  
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 33
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.
fsujosh is offline  
Old 09-11-08, 09:28 PM
  #14  
Premium Member
 
The Cow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Grazing in a field somewhere...
Posts: 20,862
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.
The Cow is online now  
Old 09-12-08, 01:56 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 855
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.
rich-y is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.