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Old 05-22-2021, 06:26 PM   #21
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I love them. In fact, I feel incomplete if I buy a Blu that once had a slipcover.
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Old 05-22-2021, 06:51 PM   #22
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No slip = No Buy

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Old 05-22-2021, 07:02 PM   #23
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No slip = No Buy
You will not buy a blu-ray if it doesn't come with a slip? Even if it's a release that never came with a slip in the first place?
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:25 PM   #24
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I never keep slipcovers on the shelves in my library. I used to keep all of 'em, piled up in the back of my home theater closet, just in case I ever changed my mind... but a few months ago I finally cleansed myself of fifteen years of slipcovers. It felt great. I even got rid of the slipcovers for movies I'd shot -- and those had my name on 'em! (I kinda regret getting rid of those, if I'm being honest)

My only exceptions are titles that have an outer "box" that's one step up from a slip, like the Kino releases of METROPOLIS and BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN, or like the 4k JAWS, which has an outer lenticular 3D package that houses booklet and amaray case.... or the rare all-cardboard releases that are "held together" by the outer slipcase, like the original Criterion BDs for THE THIRD MAN and THE 400 BLOWS. But normal slips... straight into recycling.
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:44 PM   #25
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I collect Slipcovers as part of my movies collection. It’s a fun hobby. Only missing about 6-7 that were released w/slips that I don’t own out of my 1,100 + blurays. I’m only missing 1 slipcover for my UHD’s
[Show spoiler](Ex Machina).
Continuing the hobby for this format too. I only collect slips for movies that I purchase though. I don’t collect Slipcovers just for the Slipcovers. Any extras I’ve accumulated over the years are stored and I’m always keeping an eye out for others to trade with. I’m sure LAZ buys movies even when they aren’t released with them. LoL. I have a lot of hard to find and limited slips from the old days, and to this day I still love collecting. We use to have a good number of us Slipcover collectors back in the old days of BD. Good times. And to answer OP

Does your blu-ray set or collection feel incomplete knowing you don't have it and it exists?

I have my BD’s in two different areas. The displayed BD’s w/ Slipcovers and SteelBooks. The other area is BD’s that were released without Slipcovers.

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Old 05-22-2021, 09:37 PM   #26
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I have never gotten why people cared about slipcover, I guess I like them because they protect the Blu-ray. I've never cared about steel books either.
No, the case protects the disc(s) not the slipcover.
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Old 05-26-2021, 11:50 PM   #27
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I prefer slips over no slips. They look cleaner on the shelf IMO. Having a collection or a tv series when some have slips and others don't makes my OCD crazy.

I like lenticular, embossed, and boutique blurays like shout factory with slips especially. The boutique ones are nice because they have alternate cover art on the bluray case cover so I flip that to what is not on the slip.

But I am not going to NOT get a movie over it or pay for a slip by itself.

At least so far I won't... I said that about steelbooks... now 150 steelbooks later I have warmed up to them. I blame BB for this... curse you, Game of Thrones and Lotr/Hobbit Steel book sets...
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Old 05-27-2021, 12:25 AM   #28
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I dont care about collecting slips, only hung onto them after I saw on here that it's a thing. I have about 20 of them in great condition. Here they are, make me an offer:

Avengers Endgame
Avengers Infinity War
Doctor Strange
Captain America Civil War
Captain America Winter Soldier
Daredevil Seasons 1&2
X Men Days Of Future Past
The Wolverine
Cocaine Cowboys
Escape From New York (Scream Factory)
The Thing (1982) (Scream Factory)
Wall Street (Filmmakers Signature Series)
Shame
Star Wars Force Awakens
Star Wars Rogue One
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Trek II, III, IV Trilogy
Apocalypse Now
Mr. Mom (Shout Select)
Valley Girl (Shout Select)
Taxi Driver (40th Anniv)
Kingpin
An American Werewolf In London
Cheech&Chong Up In Smoke
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Old 05-27-2021, 06:32 PM   #29
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I always put them aside, can add to the value when selling.
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Old 05-28-2021, 03:53 AM   #30
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I personally do not like them and prefer when they are not included. Just something else I have to remove and throw away. I was actually surprised when I realized some really like them.
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:44 AM   #31
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I don't really care for slips or steelbooks, except for keeping bulging jewel cases closed.

All the double-triple-quadruple dipping (The 4k UHD 'Breathless' is No. 5 in my collection...) I try to stuff into one jewel case.
If it doesn't fit any more, I have a 'DVD Cellar' in the garage.
There are about five thousand dvd's in my collection (still a lot to put into my collection here...), started collecting in January 2000.

As long as it is possible, I'll keep everything, throw nothing away.
Which helps I suppose, since I am lending out all my titles to my students, and not all of them return the stuff unblemished...
But it seems the best way to show them films they never heard of and/or thought of before.
I'll start with dvd's, certainly, but to some of them I lend my 4K UHD's too.

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Old 05-30-2021, 02:59 PM   #32
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I'd rather have a slipcover than not have one, but I don't obsess over it.
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Old 06-03-2021, 02:38 AM   #33
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If it initially came with a slip, I'll wait to find it used with slip, rather than buy new without. Even if its a few bucks more... Unless its an expensive oop disc that I'm getting a great deal on, then I'll buy used w/o slip. eg Meet the Robinsons 3D i bought for $2.50
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Old 06-03-2021, 02:42 AM   #34
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It depends on how much I'm paying.

If it's $7.99 or less, I don't really care.
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Old 06-03-2021, 03:41 AM   #35
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None. They're not even a thing here in Australia, they only show up on some imports. They seem totally useless to me.
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Old 07-05-2021, 11:34 PM   #36
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I've usually kept them, but I'm wondering if I should start tossing them as the cases will look more uniform on the shelf without them.

The slip cover that came with Big is supposed to play "Heart and Soul", but the battery is practically dead so it just attempts to start playing and dies immediately.
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Old 07-06-2021, 12:14 AM   #37
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They are very important to me. I won't buy a title released without a slipcover and if it doesn't come with a slipcover I'll make sure I get the slipcover first before I even consider buying the movie. I don't buy slipcovers for movies I'm not interested in though. So far I'm only missing the slipcover for the European release of Oblivion.
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Old 07-06-2021, 03:40 AM   #38
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Iíve never not bought a movie because it didnít have a slip. However, I have bought some because they did have one.
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Old 07-06-2021, 03:53 AM   #39
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I don't care about the slipcovers at all and I've noticed that people are buying them on ebay. I don't care for them and all of these Scream Factory horror slip covers that I have are going on ebay in a lot.
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How much is less than nothing?
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