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Old 12-08-2012, 01:48 AM   #1
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I have the original version bought on release date. Thin normal blu-ray case, with slip-cover. Anyone ever know if Criterion ever offered a replacement program to better fit ones Criterion collection? You know a program where they could send you a bigger case with fitted artwork for the case if you could prove you own the film?

Honestly, it doesn't irritate me or anything like that I'm just curious if the option is out there?
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:55 AM   #2
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That would be nice.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:56 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, they never did one...they did get rid of the slipcover, which makes the releases stand out as different even more.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:10 AM   #4
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Only way to get CCoBB in a Criterion sized case is to print the custom cover and put it in a 2-disc CC case
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:58 AM   #5
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Criterion doesn't manufacture and distribute this title. Paramount did and now Warner Bros. will as part of their licensing agreement with Paramount.

It's one of those things where if Criterion had any say in it we wouldn't be talking about replacement packaging in the first place because it would have been done correctly from the beginning.
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Hasn't Criterion offered up re-placement cases in the past for movies that came in weird cases or some sh!t? Honestly, I would really love to have "Night of the Hunter" but it comes in a shitty card board case that would look incredibly out of place on the shelf next to the rest of my Criterion collection.. And it's not a digibook, but some cardboard garbage.
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Hasn't Criterion offered up re-placement cases in the past for movies that came in weird cases or some sh!t? Honestly, I would really love to have "Night of the Hunter" but it comes in a shitty card board case that would look incredibly out of place on the shelf next to the rest of my Criterion collection.. And it's not a digibook, but some cardboard garbage.
Once again, please read http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=470

If you really want to buy the kind of case that Criterion uses, go to http://www.criterion.com/shop/other
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:30 AM   #9
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I have the original version bought on release date. Thin normal blu-ray case, with slip-cover. Anyone ever know if Criterion ever offered a replacement program to better fit ones Criterion collection? You know a program where they could send you a bigger case with fitted artwork for the case if you could prove you own the film?

Honestly, it doesn't irritate me or anything like that I'm just curious if the option is out there?
I switched cases with City Girl (masters of cinema). It's an Amaray two disc clear case about the same size as CC's, so it blends in nicely.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:42 AM   #10
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Hasn't Criterion offered up re-placement cases in the past for movies that came in weird cases or some sh!t? Honestly, I would really love to have "Night of the Hunter" but it comes in a shitty card board case that would look incredibly out of place on the shelf next to the rest of my Criterion collection.. And it's not a digibook, but some cardboard garbage.
It's the same style case as Seven Samurai and several others that had two discs.

However with Brazil and Samurai Trilogy they fit both discs and the booklet inside of their standard sized plastic case. So I guess going forward 2 disc sets will come in a "normal" case, but the drawback with this new design is that discs are overlapping each other on the same side of the case (i.e. to access disc 2, you need to remove disc 1). The "crappy" cardboard cases actually aren't that bad. They come in a relatively sturdy slipbox, then inside is basically a "digipack" that folds out so it's easy to access both discs. With any digibook/digipack/or slipcover - the edges will probably get worn out with time (unless it's a "collection" freak that never actually touches the case or opens it up to get the discs inside).
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However with Brazil and Samurai Trilogy they fit both discs and the booklet inside of their standard sized plastic case. So I guess going forward 2 disc sets will come in a "normal" case, but the drawback with this new design is that discs are overlapping each other on the same side of the case (i.e. to access disc 2, you need to remove disc 1). The "crappy" cardboard cases actually aren't that bad. They come in a relatively sturdy slipbox, then inside is basically a "digipack" that folds out so it's easy to access both discs. With any digibook/digipack/or slipcover - the edges will probably get worn out with time (unless it's a "collection" freak that never actually touches the case or opens it up to get the discs inside).
Aren't the thicker cases these days mainly because of larger booklets, not 2 discs? Anyway, I like the digipack ones too..each individual one feels more special and not just another Criterion title like all the rest.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:50 AM   #12
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Here you go, Thompson John:

Criterion cases, including a two-disc case: http://stores.casetopia.com/-strse-B...Categories.bok

Benjamin Button cover for Criterion case: http://imageshack.us/a/img593/9958/c...enjaminbuh.jpg
Criterion cases, including a two-disc case: http://stores.casetopia.com/-strse-B...Categories.bok

Benjamin Button cover for Criterion case: http://imageshack.us/a/img593/9958/c...enjaminbuh.jpg

FotR Balin's Tomb Comparison TE vs EE): https://vimeo.com/43504012
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:28 PM   #13
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oh thank you so much!!! I just received my copy yesterday and was thinking about doing this!

Now, how do I print this to look good? I've never printed high resolution in my printer... all I print is gray scale coupons in draft mode.. LOL

should I take somewhere like postnet?
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oh thank you so much!!! I just received my copy yesterday and was thinking about doing this!

Now, how do I print this to look good? I've never printed high resolution in my printer... all I print is gray scale coupons in draft mode.. LOL

should I take somewhere like postnet?
Take it to any place that prints in color. I believe I went to office Depot for mine. Bring your case (I'd recommend the two-disc) with you so you can test it out and print again if necessary.
Criterion cases, including a two-disc case: http://stores.casetopia.com/-strse-B...Categories.bok

Benjamin Button cover for Criterion case: http://imageshack.us/a/img593/9958/c...enjaminbuh.jpg

FotR Balin's Tomb Comparison TE vs EE): https://vimeo.com/43504012
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:16 PM   #15
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Here you go, Thompson John:

Criterion cases, including a two-disc case: http://stores.casetopia.com/-strse-B...Categories.bok

Benjamin Button cover for Criterion case: http://imageshack.us/a/img593/9958/c...enjaminbuh.jpg
I am so so tempted to do that!
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #16
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That does explain why TCCOBB is so much cheaper than the other Criterion Titles.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:07 PM   #17
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That does explain why TCCOBB is so much cheaper than the other Criterion Titles.
Also explains why it was in more retailers than just Best Buy. Retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, ect. that usually do not have new Criterion releases.
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Also explains why it was in more retailers than just Best Buy. Retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, ect. that usually do not have new Criterion releases.
It's the only American Blu-ray released for such a big movie.
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Take it to any place that prints in color. I believe I went to office Depot for mine. Bring your case (I'd recommend the two-disc) with you so you can test it out and print again if necessary.
Or is there a certain dimension to printing it on photoshop?
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