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Initial post: Sep 8, 2009 11:18:47 PM PDT
I do. I have Casino Royale and it looks great with the slipcase. Just wanted to know what the rest of you guys think of them...

Posted on Sep 8, 2009 11:56:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 9, 2009 8:08:19 AM PDT
Walking Tall says:
I don't particularly care for the slipcovers. I think they're a waste of material because the same images (front & back) are on the Blu-ray case, so I really don't see the purpose of them.

Posted on Sep 8, 2009 11:59:51 PM PDT
Interesting. The Dark Knight BR looks great with the slipcase. Maybe cause they have different covers.

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 12:11:16 AM PDT
if the slip case is different than the cover of the blu ray, then yes, slip case is cool. but just the cardboard sleeve? no. just toss it aside.

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 12:59:57 AM PDT
I AM A.M. says:
I only kept the Batman one because it is shiny and different and Iron Man because you kinda have to. Otherwise I chuck it.

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 1:42:26 AM PDT
I agree with Walking Tall, it's a waste of material. Besides, the slip covers are usually covered with price tags and stickers, so what's the point? Ditch the slip cover, the standard case, and give us a steel book :)

Jeff-

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 9:25:39 AM PDT
Try2bcool says:
I must have a little touch of OCD, because I can't stand it unless all of my Blu's are the same height. The slipcovers make them stand a little higher than the standard ones. So, in the trash they go.

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 9:30:01 AM PDT
J. Taylor says:
I agree as well, the only slip covers that I have in my collection are Iron Man and The Dark Knight for the reasons mentioned above, as well as The Incredible Hulk and Hellboy 2 (because of the 3D on the slip cover).

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 5:57:06 PM PDT
Tom Leeper says:
I could do without them.

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 10:00:04 PM PDT
Will Bueche says:
I don't care for them. They only exist because the cardboard companies have long histories with the media companies, since back in the days when records came in two big slats of cardboard.

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 11:04:58 PM PDT
Movie-Lover says:
I pretty much always keep my slipcovers, they kinda protect the inner-case from wear, and of course they sometimes look nice (I have slipcovers for No Country for Old Men SE, The Dark Knight SE, T2 - Skynet Edition, Gran Torino and King Kong - although it had crappy walmart stickers on it and was nearly impossible to get off which it left some damage to the case, but I kept the case anyway). Otherwise I don't usually make too much a fuss about them. I mean, they're not as important as the movies themselves, of course.

But then, when it comes to something really nice like The Godfather [Blu ray] which is suppose to have a very nice outer-box slipcover, I'd like to have it.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009 12:05:48 AM PDT
M. Parker says:
I'm actually a big fan of the slipcovers, because one of my big OCD hangups with DVD's, Blu-Rays and video games is the insert not allowing the spine to line up square and even, whether it be because it's been bent crooked, or worst-case, it's been cut wrong and can't be corrected. With the slipcovers, the spines are straight and even every time, so for that, I want the slipcover whenever available. I've even purchased a DVD brick and mortar, slid off the slipcover, and returned it at my earliest convenience without it, just so that I could add a slipcover to a case that I didn't happen to get one with.

So yeah, one vote for "prefer slipcovers". :)

Posted on Sep 10, 2009 12:38:33 AM PDT
Arapheon says:
this is a funny discussion. never thought it would come up.

I have a different reason I like slipcovers, one that others may sympathize with. When I buy a brand new kids movie, my younger kids want to hold it and look at it as they tremble with anticipation on the drive home. then that leads to arguments over who holds it.

I then slip off the cover, give it to one kid and the plastic-wrapped movie to another. Problem solved.

Outside of that, once i get home the now completely useless and material-wasting slipcover goes directly into the trash. thats just me though, I could understand why someone else might keep them for uniformity or whatnot.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2009 1:23:59 AM PDT
Well, thank you... I'm glad i asked then :) very cute story about your kids, too.... yeay vote for slipcovers!!

Posted on Sep 10, 2009 8:11:46 AM PDT
J. C. Warner says:
Slip covers are environmentally bogus. More packaging? Jeez. But then I guess I should download all my movies off the net and that doesn't work for me, either. So hard not to be a hypocrite....

Posted on Sep 10, 2009 8:28:00 AM PDT
Although this is non-related topic, but I'm curious to know: what do people do to the single piece of paper (with the movie synopsis, credits & other technical specifications) stuck to the back of every digi-book from Warner? Do you leave it there or ditch it? I find it annoying because:

1. the size is slightly bigger than the book cover, so it will be crumpled at the edge.
2. it was stuck simply with a low-tack glue (similar to cow gum)
3. you can't remove the security device glued behind it without tearing the paper if you want to keep it

But having said all that, I can't ditch them because it's the only piece of available information of the movie...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2009 11:25:47 AM PDT
Arapheon says:
I ditch the paper on the back. I have always hated warner packaging, even though some of the content is cool. The digibooks are not the same size as other blu-rays, and they don't fit in my specially designed racks.

The same goes for veritably all warner DVDs. Anyone know what I'm talking about? They use the stupid plastic flap that folds over a cardboard cover. You have to pop it loose then the cover opens. Well, those are wider than standard DVD cases, and I have the smae problem again.

Warner, you have some good ideas, but do us a favor, look at the dimensions that EVERYONE ELSE is using, then design your content around that however you wish. Thanks.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009 11:27:01 AM PDT
Arapheon says:
oh, and technically, I'd say I'm a nay vote for slipcovers, even though it solves my kid problem. since i just throw them in the trash, I find them wasteful.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009 12:29:00 PM PDT
metalic slip covers would be super nice

Posted on Sep 10, 2009 12:38:58 PM PDT
Maybe I'm the only one; but I love the slipcovers. Adds a little bit of collectabilty. Growing up collecting comics, I know all about glossy, hologram, die-cut, foil covers that just makes the items "coolness" factor go up for me. Also, the BD's pop out at you more on the store shelf with shiny, 3D covers since the non-slipcase case artwork is dulled by the plastic over-wrap and clear plastic sleave of the case. Yes, I realize it's a marketing ploy (greater chance for an impulse buy), but I still like it. My attention span must be limited, like that of a cats, since shiny things always get my attention.

For those that keep saying it's a waste; are you recycling the slipcases before throwing them out? Are you recycling all your paper, glass and plastic garbage? Now THAT is a waste!

Posted on Sep 10, 2009 8:54:31 PM PDT
For me, I'll keep the slip-case as is... as long as it came with the original product. So far, I only ditched 2 slip-cases from The Mummy & The Mummy Returns because with them, I can hardly take out anything from the The Mummy boxset. Removing it though, fits perfectly & neatly. Funny thing is... my Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor didn't have any slip-case on it... weird!

Posted on Sep 10, 2009 9:28:43 PM PDT
A Customer says:
The plastic covering the box is more corruptible than the Gloss stock paper used on the slipcovers so they serve a purpose. It's nice when they are designed well of are 3-D like The Hulk. I don't like it when it's coved with stickers that are too sticky and rip the cover.
Otherwise...I like steelcases.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009 4:08:31 AM PDT
As for me. I don't particularly like slipcovers. I too have OCD and I NEED all my discs to be uniform :P
I am all for metal cases though. MMMM. Metal...

Posted on Sep 11, 2009 4:42:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 11, 2009 4:42:59 AM PDT
Arapheon says:
Grimmfaust,

Whether or not people are recycling the slipcovers (I do), it is still a waste. It simply makes it MORE wasteful when the consumer does not recycle it.

But, I do agree that many people find it easy to complain about small things when they aren't doing the big things right.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009 8:44:08 PM PDT
VideoGuy says:
<<I agree with Walking Tall, it's a waste of material. Besides, the slip covers are usually covered with price tags and stickers, so what's the point?>>

I know. Why the heck do B&M stores do that?? It messes it up. I usually peel them off VERY carefully. It works. But thankfully, Amazon doesn't do something crazy like that.
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