1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Flimsy Star Wars case

Discussion in 'Star Wars Movies Forum' started by Harj, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Harj

    Harj
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,164
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +34
    Dont you think? Rather crappy case with the box set, very thin and flimsy, disappointed. Anyone else agree?
     
  2. micks_address

    micks_address
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2001
    Messages:
    4,465
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Dublin
    Ratings:
    +218
    yep crap case... couldnt figure out how to open mine and pulled the top flap off before i figured it opened by the side. stuck it back with prick stick.. would have thought they could have at least matched the box used for the indy box set. still quality content - the pic on the dvd's is amazing for a film thats as old as myself! - i've only watched star wars yet so happy days.... onto empire tonight..
     
  3. Squiffy

    Squiffy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2002
    Messages:
    9,764
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Ashford, Kent
    Ratings:
    +2,881
    I totally agree. I mistakenly opened it at the back rather than the front, but no damage. As it is so flimsy I'm going to keep the DVDs out of the box and store the box separately...
     
  4. jelly

    jelly
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,294
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    nottingham
    Ratings:
    +9
    awesome box set ive taken the films out of the box and stored the box somewhere safe (watch all 3 in one day )AWESOME
     
  5. cybersoga

    cybersoga
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2002
    Messages:
    1,628
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +25
    It's a pity fox use such thin cardboard, I would have much preferred the thick strong cardboard of the Indiana Jones box set. At least they put them in seperate amaray cases, even if the artwork is a bit rubbish.
     
  6. Gary D

    Gary D
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Messages:
    7,770
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +826
    i dont think the case is that bad, people are making it sound like its paper thin, and it better than the Indy set (at least its a double slip sleeve which Indy isn't). i paid 23.99 for mine on friday, which works out at £6 per disk. i think some you should really ease up about it - its only a dvd case after all. :rolleyes:


    Gary
     
  7. jimcarney

    jimcarney
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2001
    Messages:
    641
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    DOWNPATRICK CO DOWN
    Ratings:
    +3
    Yeh crap case ,has anyone seen the packaging of SPOOKS with its see through outer sleeve . :thumbsup:
     
  8. Boba Fett

    Boba Fett
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    The case is terrible, the Indiana Jones case is top notch. Stand them side by side and notice the difference.
     
  9. sk4nky

    sk4nky
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    138
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +1
    but the indy case feels "sturdier", the SW one feels cheap and flimsy in comparision..
     
  10. GalacticaActual

    GalacticaActual
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,684
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Galactica C.I.C.
    Ratings:
    +214
    saw an advert to day in the STAR news paper. MVC are doing a collectors case with thiers. It looks a lot better! Shame I have already bought mine. :rolleyes:
     
  11. star base 110

    star base 110
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Boxes may be flimsy, but who are we kidding. These will be re-released with corrected audio in an eight disc set when Ep3 hits DVD (or maybe Blue-Ray) ;)
     
  12. smallmanongn

    smallmanongn
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Binned my case,cant see any point in keeping it,discs are individually cased and its not like they will be worth anything in years to come :laugh:
     
  13. Rob20

    Rob20
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Messages:
    2,619
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Ratings:
    +354
    Just think, when your distant relatives take the dvd's to the equivelant of the antiques roadshow there'll be a guy saying, "without the box these are worth £100, but if you had the case it'd be worth £500".
     
  14. smallmanongn

    smallmanongn
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0

    Yeah and with 1 million or so people holding onto their copies in the hope of them being worth something in years to come it isnt very likely!
    More likely is the cases will be held together with loads of sellotape by then and the expert saying "In this condition the case just lowers the value of the whole set,bin it :laugh: "
     
  15. saibot

    saibot
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,231
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Near the Lee - Ireland
    Ratings:
    +42
    Just saw the R2 boxset... talk about crappy paper thin cover, Is the R1 version the same??

    d.
     
  16. dsw182

    dsw182
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2003
    Messages:
    755
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +9
  17. mykl1971

    mykl1971
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2003
    Messages:
    813
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +0
    I was curious about the packaging for the R2 set as I got R1 so I took a gander at it in Tesco yesterday and am even happier that I got R1.

    What are the discs stored in ? I ask because the R1 has 4 Amaray cases which make the set twice as thick as the R2 !!

    Plus that bloody yellow triangle :eek:
     
  18. Indiana Jones

    Indiana Jones
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    31,636
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Bristol
    Ratings:
    +6,289
    The R2 also has 4 Amaray Cases and am I the only person who is not bothered in the slightest by the BBFC logos on DVDs? Its not like they take up half the cover or anything.
     
  19. Miniholic

    Miniholic
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2001
    Messages:
    3,046
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    The Shire
    Ratings:
    +398
    Tesco use display boxes for most box sets. They do this for other stuff too, I took my mum one day and she couldn't belevie how small the playsation 2's were :D
     
  20. Hawklan

    Hawklan
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2001
    Messages:
    6,363
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Essex
    Ratings:
    +289
    Hi

    I got hold of a set from MVC with the additional black slip case

    I must admit it not bad (actually it's pretty good)

    So if anybody is sitting on the fence pop down to MVC

    Many thanks

    RON
     
  21. dsw182

    dsw182
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2003
    Messages:
    755
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +9
    Just noticed that the new box has the ability to produce the same farting sound that the old VHS set box did.
     
  22. krusty

    krusty
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    the region 1 box is quite sturdy
     
  23. FoxyMulder

    FoxyMulder
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I find the BBFC logos incredibly annoying, if you are a collector they really take away from the look of the overall packaging, i could live with it if they stuck em on the side and on the back of the case but why all over the front too.

    I think the box these films come in is c**p i removed them from the box and put it in a safe place and i'll stack em in the amaray cases.

    Pssst i have the region 1 editions and found the documentary less than enthralling and the lack of deleted scenes just plain annoying.
     
  24. Donnacha

    Donnacha
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2002
    Messages:
    7,305
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    York
    Ratings:
    +3,585
    Anyone else annoyed that the spines on the cases are silver and not gold like Ep 1 & 2? Well I am. I know its a separate trilogy, but some consistency would've been nice!!

    I've got the R1 widescreen version. The fullscreen came in a gold box...and I don't find the outer box to be anyways sturdy, not like the Indy boxset.
     
  25. Indiana Jones

    Indiana Jones
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    31,636
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Bristol
    Ratings:
    +6,289
    I thought that was the whole point of them being silver, to seperate them from the prequel releases as I am sure Episode 3 will also be gold and you will be able to clearly see where the original Trilogy begins but then if you leave them in the Boxset it doesnt make much difference lol

    I have been wondering though, is the cover art for the cases in the R1 Fullscreen Boxset also Gold or are they they same silver artwork as the Widescreen Set? same question referring to the HMV Gold Packaging, is it just the Boxset that is a different colour or is the actual disc artwork different?
     
  26. Miyazaki

    Miyazaki
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2003
    Messages:
    14,304
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +849
    Just think £500 to our distant relatives wouldn't buy a mars bar. :D :smashin:
     
  27. AML

    AML
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Messages:
    4,989
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Ratings:
    +229
    I got the Jap region 2, and the box is sturdy, every film comes in a sepparate DVD box (the plastic boxes, dunno what they called!)

    I lined episodes 1,2 and the trilogy side to side, looks good! Only need ep3 to finish the set!!

    I probably will be geting the Blu ray set if and when it comes out. But really, will the quality be THAT much better?

    The origianl films werent that good in terms of quality and you can see that in the DVD's version, the format is way ahead of the film!
     
  28. FoxyMulder

    FoxyMulder
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    The original films have 4 times the resolution of the newer prequels as film holds more detail than current digital technology cameras allow ( look at backgrounds and facial detail on the prequels and the originals ) expect major improvements when HD-DVD or Blu-Ray arrives and expect some of the unfinished changes to finally be finished ( also expect Han to now shoot first as we have slowly been moving in that direction with each new release )
     

Share This Page

Loading...