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PostPosted: November 8, 2004 11:44 PM 

I was at a DVD store the other day and saw the UK version of the Seinfeld box set. I hate to say but I believe that the box design is the worst I have ever seen for a TV series release. I have already preordered the US version of the gift set and I hope it doesn't look as bad. I am a huge Seinfeld fan so the bad design doesn't stop me from buying. But still, if they said the DVD took years to produce, they should have at least spent some time in making the box looks great.. Anyway, just my 2 cents..

Marble Rye

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PostPosted: November 9, 2004 11:52 AM 

Yep I have the Uk version and the design is awkward to say the least.

Why they could not have just done an ordinary individual case for each disc, inside the box, i don't know. Saving money? yeah like they need the extra 5 cents that would cost per set!

But hey, its is a minor moan. The DVD's are the main thing and they are superb. Esp as Paramount - which carries Seinfeld in the UK - have lost a lot of the rights and the quailty of the picture is grainy now.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 13, 2004 12:32 PM 

If the R1 box is better I might actually sell my UK boxset on eBay and order the Gift Set. I'm not too bothered about the extras, but the UK box is just shoddy, i feel like i damaged it just opening it...

Mr Bookman

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PostPosted: November 15, 2004 12:55 PM 

I have to agree with the UK box design. Why they couldn't have designed it to slip in and out like the Frasier Box Sets. I just leave the lid open on my box set to avoid damaging the lid. Not sure what the US design is like though.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 15, 2004 08:09 PM 


how is it designed poorly?
are the dvd in cases inside the box or are they just loose in the box?

Marble Rye
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 16, 2004 04:42 AM 

They have double flaps to open (like opening a book at the middle pages) and inside they have 2 discs in each flap overlapped.

So if you want DVD2 you have to take out DVD1 to get to it.

(reading that back, I have not explained it clearly, but I really can't think of another way of doing it!)


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PostPosted: November 16, 2004 11:42 AM 

actually, if you want disc 3 you have to take 1 out. 1 and 2 are the 2 top ones - 3 is behind 1 and 4 is behind 2. it's a little annoying

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 17, 2004 01:21 PM 

I'm wondering are the DVDs phisically one on top of the other so that they could possibly scratch?
If this is true than it's really scary. I've never heard of such a shoddy packaging..

Anno Domini
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 17, 2004 03:51 PM 

I think there wont be any problems that type with the US edition cause i heard that it is going to be almost perfect with separate slip cases for each DVD inside the box set.

paul clifford

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PostPosted: November 23, 2004 05:40 AM 

So, anyone seen the US boxes yet?

Stan The Caddy

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PostPosted: November 23, 2004 12:59 PM 


see them here. I just took the photos.

Marble Rye
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 25, 2004 11:18 AM 

Not fair! The US designs are SOOOOOOOO much better than the ones here in the UK.

I am really getting fristrated with mine here. I have a multiregion player so i could buy the Us versions, but that is a bit extreme.

Cockeyed Optimist

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PostPosted: November 25, 2004 12:19 PM 

See the dreadful Digipak "stacked disks" design here not all R2 releases are like that, it depends on the country.

Marine Biologist
Hipster Dufus

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PostPosted: November 25, 2004 02:20 PM 

There must be something very British about that Digipak design ... although I'm in Canada my Fawlty Towers set from BBC Video is exactly the same concept Laughing

I never really had a problem with the Fawlty Towers packaging, but since there are only 3 DVD's they are laid out without overlap.

One thing I found is that you have to careful with the center holders ("Push to Release"); they can easily get worn out or broken and then there's nothing at all to hold the DVD's in place. However, with a bit of care my Fawlty Towers package is still in good shape after many years Rolling Eyes I do prefer the North American Seinfeld packaging though, except I wish the individual slipcases were labelled on the ends (like the Family Guy sets) -- you have to dump the whole box out to find a specific DVD.


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PostPosted: November 28, 2004 09:54 AM 

The Australian box design is fine. :-P

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 28, 2004 01:33 PM 

I like the US gift set box design... the outer carton is a souvenier itself!

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 28, 2004 02:37 PM 

The nordic version (sweden) look like this exept that that the digipack is in another box that slides out from the main box (blue)

i thinks the design is realy great

Marble Rye
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: December 1, 2004 03:24 AM 

So it is ONLY the UK that has this awful design?

I don't understand that at all.

Who makes this decision locally? Sony?

It really is p*ssing me off.

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