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Waited for years for this on Blu-Ray; great, BUT...,
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This review is from: Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures (Raiders of the Lost Ark / Temple of Doom / Last Crusade / Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I have been enthralled by all things Indiana Jones since Raiders of the Lost Ark came out in 1981. When the last movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came out a few years back, it created a new interest by younger moviegoers in Indy's adventures, and that was pleasing to me in itself. I was curious, however, why it took so long for this series to be released on Blu-ray, and after an interminable wait to just get it done, here it is. And the series has been dusted off, buffed up, and a good amount of bonus material involving the "making of.." these movies has been released along with the movies. To Indy junkies it's like nectar from the gods. To casual viewers, perhaps the bonus material is not all that big a deal.
The series now takes up much less space than owning all four of the movies in individual cases; that in itself is a plus, as is the improved quality of the movies itself. But after all this time, and all the hype, when you open the package you may wonder, as I did, why they had to make the case on the cheap and have you slide the movies into cardboard sleeves instead of mounting them on little hubs as is usually done. It may be no big deal to the majority of people, but to me it's sort of like someone running their fingernails over a chalkboard to slide a pristine disc in and out of cardboard, which in itself is abrasive and is more so as it picks up dust over time. I'm sure the movies will continue to play fine for a long period of time, but I am also sure that each time you slide one out, the disc surface will have more and more little micro-scratches marring the surface.
A set such as this deserves decent packaging. In short, the movies are great and worth the wait. The packaging is cheap in order to save a few cents per set. There is really no excuse for it, sorry.
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Initial post: Sep 22, 2012 8:40:08 AM PDT
Steve Douglas says:
Can you pull the disc out of the cardboard sleeve by the edge without having to put your fingers on the disc itself?
Posted on Sep 22, 2012 11:23:47 PM PDT
johnny on the spot says:
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2012 7:55:31 PM PDT
Anthony B. Ford says:
Nope, Steve. You have to get a pretty good grab on the disc edge.
Posted on Nov 26, 2012 10:05:08 PM PST
J. Landau says:
False. I believe blu ray discs have a anti-scratch protective coating thus not really possible to damage them while sliding them in and out of a cardboard case.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 9:05:27 AM PST
Steve Douglas says:
Maybe yes, maybe no..as you say, this is something you 'believe to be true' but we don't know that at this point, not that I would trust it anyhow. On the other side of this, Anthony says that you have to put your fingers on the playing side of the disc rather than by just gripping the edge. That puts finger oils on the disc itself no matter how clean your hands are. I don't have this collection yet but the packaging sounds like Clint Eastwood's '35 years, 35 films' collection which had the worst packaging of any disc collection I have ever seen.
Posted on Jan 12, 2013 4:34:52 AM PST
I suspect this was done to save money, or because the disc - issuers were concerned about the environment. I'll not comment further on either choice... In any event, I agree with you and would purchase plastic holders for the discs.
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