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Old 10-24-2008, 09:23 PM   #21
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I actually keep mine all grouped together to keep them uniform.

may i add that cheapchildren has a thing for things being uniform if theyre not uniform theyre no good
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I actually keep mine all grouped together to keep them uniform.

Sweet I was just going to ask if One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest was still digibook like amazon shows it, guess your picture answers that!
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I HATE digibooks of any kind, the old warner DVD cases, and any Blu-Ray/DVD packaging that requires glue. Don't TRUST steel books, either. As Stewie said... "I don't like change." Ha!
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I also hate Digibooks... it's useless and doesn't fit with all my regular BD... seriously who wants a cheap book when they buy a movie...
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I also hate Digibooks... it's useless and doesn't fit with all my regular BD... seriously who wants a cheap book when they buy a movie...
Do you honestly believe all Blu-rays are going to be in standard cases? This kind of mentality is going to severely limit your options in the very near future.

What did you do with your DVDs? Did you never buy anything that wasn't a keepcase? If you've actually seen the digibooks you'd know that are anything but cheap looking. They're quite nice actually.
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Never mind. I thought digibooks were the other kinds of packages that companies like Warner used to package their SDDVD season sets. I thought those packages had different names.
What you had in mind is the dreaded: snapper.

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What you had in mind is the dreaded: snapper.

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I don't think he did have snappers in mind. He referred to SDDVD season sets, so I assume he was thinking of the various types of multi-disc boxes used for TV seasons, most of which are based on variations of the digipak packaging.
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I actually keep mine all grouped together to keep them uniform.

Where did you get the Almost Famous Blu Ray in your collection?

Is it the UK version? Guess not because there are no ratings visible...
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Hmmmm. This is a familiar topic. I hate them and prefer a keep case. I will admit that I succumbed to the steel book editions of the 6 James Bond films last week because they looked very classy and were standard Blu-ray size. After checking out a buddy's set of the steel book 007 classics, I was pretty secure in the fact that they would be resilient against damage. That is not the conclusion I reached with digi books. They do not enclose the disc and are an odd size. If that spindle breaks, the disc is free to fall on the floor. Plus, the covers will wear and produce dull spots just from sitting on the shelf and rubbing against other cases. Incidentally, it is probably a bad idea to group them all together since the rough cardboard may produce dull areas quicker than if they were sitting on the shelf between plastic cases. The corners of the cases are also susceptible to getting "dog-eared" from handling or an accidental drop to the floor. Some genius always suggests just making my own insert and putting the disc in a keep case—so what's the point in buying them? I just order the import versions which are totally region free and can be had for roughly the same price. My only misgivings about UK imports are the rating labels which appear on the cover.
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I love Poltergeist, it would have been an easy first day purchase for myself but when I picked it up and saw it was a digibook I put it right back down. That's how much I hate it. Unless it's a boxset (like Casablanca, Planet of the Apes) I want it in plastic
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bonnie and clyde, Jfk are a few examples.
They are the releases that include a disc and a book
'coffee table' as some put it
Heres an old thread
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?p=1146817
Coffee table book is the official term used by Warner. They have never referred to it as "digibooks".
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I love Poltergeist, it would have been an easy first day purchase for myself but when I picked it up and saw it was a digibook I put it right back down. That's how much I hate it. Unless it's a boxset (like Casablanca, Planet of the Apes) I want it in plastic
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I thought Warner Brothers called them 'Blu-ray Books'.
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I really don't like these digibooks either. I really want to buy "Amadeus" but it annoys me that it's not available in the regular blu-ray plastic cases.
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Digibooks = the future
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Can't wait for the Batman one.

Only reason I don't own any right now, nothing I badly want in them.
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I love Poltergeist, it would have been an easy first day purchase for myself but when I picked it up and saw it was a digibook I put it right back down. That's how much I hate it. Unless it's a boxset (like Casablanca, Planet of the Apes) I want it in plastic
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I HATE digibooks of any kind, the old warner DVD cases, and any Blu-Ray/DVD packaging that requires glue. Don't TRUST steel books, either. As Stewie said... "I don't like change." Ha!
Some people are soooooooo anal over the most insignificant things.


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Hmmmm. This is a familiar topic. I hate them and prefer a keep case. I will admit that I succumbed to the steel book editions of the 6 James Bond films last week because they looked very classy and were standard Blu-ray size. After checking out a buddy's set of the steel book 007 classics, I was pretty secure in the fact that they would be resilient against damage.
Wrong. Steelbooks are more likely to get damaged if you drop them as they a susceptible to dents and dengs and the "lid" can always break off if you're not careful.

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That is not the conclusion I reached with digi books. They do not enclose the disc and are an odd size.


Actually they do have a tab thingy like standard Blu-ray cases so they are perfectly safe so you would be wrong again.

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If that spindle breaks, the disc is free to fall on the floor. Plus, the covers will wear and produce dull spots just from sitting on the shelf and rubbing against other cases. Incidentally, it is probably a bad idea to group them all together since the rough cardboard may produce dull areas quicker than if they were sitting on the shelf between plastic cases. The corners of the cases are also susceptible to getting "dog-eared" from handling or an accidental drop to the floor.
So their like a book? I guess that's where they get the name digibook.

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Some genius always suggests just making my own insert and putting the disc in a keep case—so what's the point in buying them? I just order the import versions which are totally region free and can be had for roughly the same price. My only misgivings about UK imports are the rating labels which appear on the cover.
Someone offered an acceptable suggestion and this is how you respond? I notice you had something negative to say about the import versions as well.

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These are actually very well constructed, and the disc has a normal plastic hub so it won't fall out.

I like em, even if they are slightly taller. At least they are putting some effort into making these releases special for fans.
I agree. I love the digibooks and I really wish there were more releases done with them.
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Do you honestly believe all Blu-rays are going to be in standard cases? This kind of mentality is going to severely limit your options in the very near future.

What did you do with your DVDs? Did you never buy anything that wasn't a keepcase? If you've actually seen the digibooks you'd know that are anything but cheap looking. They're quite nice actually.
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People are anal because they don't like digibooks? I remember people defending keep cases as well, those crappy cardboard things. The fact is plastic lasts longer and if for any reason it gets damaged it's easy to replace. Digibooks are nicer than keep cases but they are still cardboard that over time will get rounded, worn edges.
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The recently released "Dr. Strangelove" is also on digibook and the upcoming "Midnight Express" is also digibook. I'm guessing that we will see more Sony major classic releases via digibook (if they include a booklet).

Personally, I don't mind (since my collection on my shelves are not consistent due to the various box sets) but I know for those who want consistency with blue cases may not dig it.


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