||07-21-2010 12:23 AM
Originally Posted by dasessoms
Just received 400 Blows from the B&N sale. It's a digipak. The Last Emperor is still on it's way so I'll find out when it arrives.
I've heard a lot of complaints about the cases and I'm just wondering about the reasons why some of you don't like them. Is it purely aesthetic? The lack of clear case symmetry in your collection? Or something else, disc protection, etc.
I'm okay with the 400 Blows case, it does has a few dings on the corners from shipping. Will most of you want the clear case for the upcoming Seven Samurai or is packaging similar to the remastered dvd, which I love, okay for you?
I think it's a little bit of all those things plus the fact that digipak cases are notoriously flimsy and easily damaged.
Criterion's blu-rays are all going to be in clear cases from now on unless it's a film with multiple discs ala the Stan Brakhage set, The Leopard, etc. If it's a box set that contains more than one individual film, it will be a box slip case with two separate clear cases within, like the Montery Pop box set, Yojimbo & Sanjuro box set, or the Che box set.
Seven Samurai will more than likely be a clear case since it looks to be a one disc set, but retaining all of the features of the epic 3 disc restored version from a couple years ago. This of course, is because it's possible to put the entire film in a blu-ray transfer plus all the special features on one disc due to the huge capacity of a BD.
Off topic, but did anyone see Inception this weekend? I've seen it 3 times now and I thought it was a masterstroke of cinema. That Christopher Nolan could take a high concept studio tent-pole summer blockbuster and turn it into his most personal film yet is something of a miracle. I'm so glad we have auteurs like Nolan working today who are able to bridge the gap between cinephiles and mainstream average movie-goers so well. :rock: