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Warner DVD petition

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by geo1973, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. geo1973

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    i have created a petiton, asking for warner to give us proper amaray dvd cases instead of those cheap cardboard efforts, so please sign it. Also please email the petition link to dvd buying friends you have and get them to sign it. The more names the better.

    <a href="http://www4.petitiononline.com/DVD/petition.html" target="_blank">http://www4.petitiononline.com/DVD/petition.html</a>

    I am going to email the petition to WB and see what they say, suppose its a waste of time, but what the hell.
     
  2. Stuart Wright

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    Really bad wording. I think if you phrased it more reasonably, you would get a better response from Warner.<br />Telling people to 'come to their senses' is more likely to turn them off.
     
  3. Dave H

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    I think he's right I hate those crappy snappers and have posted a thing about it in the past.<br />I hope they change them soon because I am not buying any wb DVD's till they do. <img src="mad.gif" border="0">
     
  4. Miniholic

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    Petition signed, lets hope it does some good. I've actually been put off buying some of my favourite films because of this.

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    Petition signed,<br />I just bought the special ed of Superman,fantastic disc,tons of extras and great sound etc,one of the best.All put into a crappy, cheap and nasty cardboard case!<br />Its like going to the Savoy and have your a la carte meal served in Mcdonalds type containers.
     
  6. Jay2000

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    I really cant see why everyone is getting so worked up about these cases, ok so they are not exactly perfect but so what? Surely the most important thing is the quality of the disc itself?

    I mean, after you've taken the disc out of whatever case it was sold in, and slid it into your player, how else does the case contribute to the movie-watching experience?

    Jay
     
  7. fishyben

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    Well said Jay2000, i could'nt agree more.<br />I buy dvd's for the film not for the packaging, i could'nt give a stuff if the disc is in a 'superduper aluminium gatefolded cube with a hologaphic lid and limited number #001 out of #100' or in a WB snapper. If i like the movie i'll buy regardless of packaging.
     
  8. Jeff

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    So if they just stick it in a paper bag then thats OK? I agree that the packageing isn't the most important thing but if Warner switched to regular cases I would be more happy to buy their DVDs.

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    IMHO the box that WB use do a perfectly adequate job of storing DVD's and at the end of the day that’s all cases do, store discs until such a time you want to watch the film.<br />my point is I don't let the case dictate whether I buy a film or not, if I like the film and it's in a cardboard snapper I will buy it.

    [ 30-09-2001: Message edited by: fishyben ]</p>
     
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    Petition signed, they never fit on your shelf right, theyre flimsy and if you spill liquid on them theyre ruined.<br /> Cardboard=Crap, Plastic=Pleasure.
     
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    HI,

    Whilst I fully understand that not everyone is bothered about the WB packaging, it does smack of "cheapness", especially when you see a double-DVD special edition of the "Superman 1 + 2" on your local HMV's shelves!

    I would buy plenty of Warner DVD's, but I am not at all going to shell out for cheap and nasty looking pieces of cardboard, no matter how great the DVD may be! As someone else pointed out, it's like going to the Savoy, and being served a McDonalds!

    Also, the cardboard offers no protection to the DVD itself. It looks ugly. It smacks of "we can't be bothered" from Warners. They can't be replaced easily. I really can't see one positive thing about them, except that they maybe slightly more environmentally friendly... but that's about it!

    I too will sign the petition. I just hope Warner's see just how much the majority of the public hate "snappers"!

    Pooch
     
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    I have to say that, in my experience, 'the majority' of the public do not really give two hoots about the packaging, being, rightly, more concerned about the quality of the disc and extras. At the end of the day, I personally do not mind one way or the other about the 'snapper' cases, and, frankly, neither do the hundreds of other DVD enthusiasts I serve daily in my position as a DVD retailer manager. What annoys me is when Warner release a crappy version of a great film (Blade Runner, anyone?). Petitions rarely change anything in terms of big companies, and they are certainly unlikely to change anyone's mind when they are insulting ('come to your senses').

    Chris
     
  13. Dave H

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    I have to strongly disagree the Warner snappers are complete S.H.I.T.E. I have lost count of the Region 1 discs that I have unpacked that have scratches on them or worse dints which makes the front cover look like a banana.<br />A while ago I had a water leak in my house and it got about ten DVD'S wet I managed to save all my plastic case films with carefull drying but my W.B crappers were all ruined they all dried funny and look a right mess.<br />I disagree with (insert name I can't remember) who said he isn't bothered about the packaging,A decent armaray(spelling?) case looks much better than a snapper and will go on looking good for years to come after many veiwings.<br />Can you see the W.B cases doing that, my Contact DVD has already broke and refuses to "snap".<br />It is a free country and you pays your money and you take your choice,and I am not giving Warners another penny until they change those 25 pence terrible fragile pieces of cheap skate rubbish!

    PS I have signed the petition and if you don't like it you can read my signature <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />cheers Dave.
     
  14. Garrett

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    WB DVD’s from Australia are in the plastic cases, seem they have better taste, or do WB think we prefer crap.<br />Now that’s how to treat your closest allies.

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  15. Confucius

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    Jeez,

    the things people get worked up about <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
     
  16. mysteriousjimmy

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    I have had no problem replacing snapper cases.I have had to replace 3 of my R1 snappers.

    Twice I have needed replacements and both times have sent an email of to the states and they were happy to send me replacements to Australia.

    From the 30+ R1 orders I have receiced I have never had a problem with snapper cases or the discs inside.

    With the same orders with keeps cases I have had aleast 20 cases turn up broken or the discs floating around the keep case from coming of the hub or the hub breaking in transit

    So for me I am happy with snapper cases.

    Also just because a dvd is released in a snapper case is NOT going to stop me from buying it....

    [ 03-10-2001: Message edited by: mysteriousjimmy ]
     
  17. chrislewis

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    Well said, Mysterious Jimmy. Amaray are good when they are good, but how many have people received broken?
    Even better said, Confucius. As I said in my earlier post, the majority of people I deal with couldn't care less, and, frankly, have got more important things to worry about. Come to that, so have I really. Life is just too damn short to get worked up about TOTALLY insignificant things!!!!

    Chris
     
  18. Dave H

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    No it is not :mad:
     
  19. Jeff

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    What I find totally pointless is people that moan at people that moan. Which make my post the most pointless in history :)

    Jeff
     
  20. mysteriousjimmy

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    so getting Warners to put dvd's in keep cases instead of snappers going to make the quality of the DVD or your viewing of it any better ?????????????????????????????
     

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