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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Your best bet with digipaks if you get a banged up one is probably just to ask Criterion directly for a replacement. They tend to come with the sleeve collapsed in a thick cardboard envelope, which usually fares well in the mail. They may or may not charge you $5 per item for this service.

Done it several times and they have always come through, so I certainly can't complain about them, I'm just tired of having to do this over and over again. The worst case was the Costa box, for 18 months I looked at over 20 sets and not one, I repeat not one, was without significant damage way beyond a little edge ding. I did get a new one folded from Criterion finally (and no, I'm not exaggerating the numbers here).

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You guys aren't paying close attention though if you think that digipaks are the only things susceptible to damage. I'm constantly finding dings, tears, and crinkles in the booklets and cover sleeves for releases in plastic cases, which likely originated at the pressing plant.

Fully agree, has also happened a lot to me, but at least my track record here has been better than with the digipacks, although also had to ask numerous times for replacements.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:45 pm 
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swo17 wrote:
You guys aren't paying close attention though if you think that digipaks are the only things susceptible to damage. I'm constantly finding dings, tears, and crinkles in the booklets and cover sleeves for releases in plastic cases, which likely originated at the pressing plant.


Exactly. I believe I have had more problems with plastic cases compared to digipaks. I prefer digipaks anyways so I might be more harsh on the plastic cases.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:25 am 
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Just love the look of crunched cardboard in the morning.
Seriously? That little corner nudge is a problem?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:26 pm 
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fdm wrote:
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Just love the look of crunched cardboard in the morning.
Seriously? That little corner nudge is a problem?


Would you buy a new car if it has a visible dent in it, even if it's only a small one? So why let DVD manufacturer's get away with it, because their product is less expensive, because it's seen as even more of a commodity than a car?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:33 pm 
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What's the blu-book (pun intended) value on a once-dinged Sansho? More if you buff it out?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:40 pm 
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What's the blu-book (pun intended) value on a once-dinged Sansho? More if you buff it out?

:D - My argument is that once you own the thing it's up to you how you treat it and yes there is a "blu-book' value on the BR/DVD collectors market for used items, but at least you should have a chance to get it undamaged and with many digibooks that's not really the case. And have you ever tried to "buff out" a dent in a digipack? Good luck with that one! :wink: .


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:20 pm 
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JonasEB wrote:
fdm wrote:
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Just love the look of crunched cardboard in the morning.
Seriously? That little corner nudge is a problem?

The answer is yes.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:30 pm 
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Chronicle of a Summer


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The Blob
Ministry of Fear


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The Blob's packaging is so awesome that it makes me wish I liked the film.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:55 am 
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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:23 am 
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Phew! WB logo confirmed. I guess that answers that question for sure.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:49 pm 
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The Blob's packaging is so awesome that it makes me wish I liked the film.


This


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:34 am 
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A Man Escaped
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:46 am 
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Wow, I must say...Verdoux is one of the most beautiful disc designs I've seen.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:38 am 
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Yes, it's the one thing that doesn't look like the end result of a 1995 "Learn Macromedia FreeHand 5.0 in Six Easy Lessons" tutorial.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Has anyone else noticed the unusual wording on the back of the Badlands sleeve? "Writer, Producer and Directed by Terrence Malick."


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:05 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Is Safety Last! the first time a director is not listed on a cover?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:18 pm 
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Well, I like them all. Safety Last! seems at first a bit plain, but I really like the way the title and Lloyd's name were incorporated into the picture.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Is Safety Last! the first time a director is not listed on a cover?

His name is on the sign.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:20 pm 
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I think Safety Last is great, and obviously meant to cash in on an image that's probably more renowned than the names of the film or director.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:21 pm 
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Askew wrote:
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Is Safety Last! the first time a director is not listed on a cover?

His name is on the sign.


According to the website, Harold Lloyd is not the director. Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor are.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:21 pm 
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Is Safety Last! the first time a director is not listed on a cover?
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold cover didn't have Ritt's name


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:23 pm 
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All 5 of these covers are amongst the best in the collection. Shoah may be the best ever.


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