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Get the newer set with hard case
on February 10, 2016
This 3 star score does not reflect upon the films themselves. All 23 movies are as enjoyable as I remember (more so in HD), and played just fine in my machines. The packaging is the focus of this review. All of the discs fit in their slots very tightly. I found it impossible to lift any of them high enough to get a finger under to pull them out, and had to resort to using whatever improvised tool I could find to pry the edge of the disc up so I could get a grip on it. Every time I did this, and had to wipe off the big fat fingerprint that I made when grabbing the disc. Prying the discs up enough to get a finger under resulted in an audible ripping sound nearly every time. That sound was the artwork covers separating from the thick card stock that give the pages of the book their rigidity. Several pages separated entirely, and I had to glue them back down, because there was nothing left to hold the discs in place after separation had occurred. On top of the cheap gluing, the large odd-sized box makes it impossible for this collection to sit nicely beside the rest of your blu ray collection if you are using a media shelf like I do (they are barely deep enough for a standard movie case. All of the movies are great, and the discs play fine. I am happy to finally own the whole collection on blu ray. Previously, I had an incomplete collection that was a mixture of vhs and dvd. If you are going to spend the money on the blu ray collection, get one of the newer sets that comes in the 3 multi-disc, blue plastic cases. You won't have to fight to get your movies out without destroying the packaging, and it will look nicer on a shelf with other blu rays.