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5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Boxed Sets Ever!, December 13, 2013
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This review is from: Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray + DVD) (Blu-ray)
I'll keep this short-and-sweet. This set is one of the most beautiful, thoughtfully-designed, and well-made Blu-Ray/DVD Collector's Set packages I've ever had the luxury of owning. It's a gem. Yes, the discs are all held in cardboard sleeves, but the playing-side of the discs is against a clear, smooth piece of thin plastic, so providing you tease the discs out carefully and don't mistreat the packaging, your discs should remain shiny and spotless for years to come. These are not the same kind of useless cardboard sleeves other manufacturers have used. All of my discs arrived in spotless condition, and I have no doubt they will remain that way, thanks to Criterion's very well thought-out packaging.

This really is a delightful and lovely set, that will take pride of place in any Blu-Ray or DVD collection. Just remember that this set is Region-Locked, so all the DVD's are Region 1, and all of the Blu-Ray's are Region A. Other than that, the films look great, and Criterion have really pushed the boat out on this set. One of the best releases of any set of films from anywhere in the world I've ever seen.

You owe it to yourself to get this collection now!
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Initial post: Jan 5, 2014 5:05:59 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 5, 2014 5:07:00 AM PST
the discs in my set are NOT against a clear piece of plastic - just coated card stock
and after opening the box set 3-4 times, it began to come apart at the spine

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2014 3:28:51 AM PST
PoochJD says:
Well, my discs are absolutely sitting in coloured card sleeves, with the playing side of each disc coming into contact with clear plastic backing. So why yours isn't, I don't know. As for your set falling apart, alas I can't comment. Mine is still looking as lovely and pristine as when I first got it about a month ago. Sounds like you've got a faulty or damaged set.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2015 2:24:29 AM PST
scott says:
Does not surprise me,criterion ripoffs
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