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Single DVDs cover artwork vs 2 Disc Editions?

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I agree, the 2-disk Iron Man, Dark Knight, Get Smart, & Step Brothers do have good artwork.  However, the 2-disk Dark Knight is good, except for those hearts.  How are those hearts Joker-ish?
Floating heads are annoying aren't they? Always bumping into you at face level going "Mwaaahhh!!!" and dicing with death trying outwit ceiling fans.
Single disc editions almost always have better covers, but special features are more important than that.
I agree completely, Jersey Jedi. Floating heads are alwways annoying.
Meh. I agree somewhat, but it doesn't bother me all that much in all honesty. I DEFINITELY prefer the Indy 1-disc (and Clone Wars for that matter), but  actually like the 2-disc Iron Man artwork over the final theatrical art (I've never been a big fan of floating heads, generally speaking). And I'm very torn on Dark Knight: I love the building poster, but I want the joker art also.

I think it's a matter of personal preference (obviously), and it can vary on a case-by-case basis.
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Once again, if you don't like the artwork, print out your own, and slip it behind the plastic, covering up the subjectively bad artwork.

This poses a problem for digipacks (which can't be helped) and steelbooks (but if you're getting the steelbook, then the artwork's probably gonna be awesome, or you're part of another grouping of DVD collectors who don't give a damn about artwork, so it works out) though.
Disciple wrote: I've noticed and it's driving me mad. They probably do it so that they'll sell more single disc releases?

If they really wanted to sell more of the single disc version, they should only release that first and follow up a few months later with a 2 disc special edition.
But I guess the movie studios respect their customers too much to try such an exploitive ploy.
I've noticed and it's driving me mad. They probably do it so that they'll sell more single disc releases?
Single DVDs cover artwork vs 2 Disc Editions?
Anyone notice this trend where the single disc dvd has the original artwork from the movie poster while the 2 disc edition has inferior artwork?

Examples are Iron Man, Dark Knight, Step Brothers, and Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.

Can anyone explain why the studios are doing this?

I would think it would be the other way around where the more expensive version of the dvd would have better artwork.