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Slipcovers?

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30th November 2005 22:55  #1

Fernando G. Banned Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 347
Slipcovers?
Who Likes them?

30th November 2005 23:00  #2

Adam K Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 247
I like slipcovers...but not if they are the SAME exact thing as the covers. I like it if it's completely different, or like "The Ring Two: Unrated"'s slipcover, which changed colors and stuff. But they do make the package look better.

30th November 2005 23:15  #3

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Slipcovers?
Fernando G. wrote: Who Likes them?I hate them so much. They're useless. All that you do with them is throw them out after a few months because it starts falling apart.

30th November 2005 23:19  #4

Fernando G. Banned Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 347
all the fox and sony movies always have slip covers.

1st December 2005 2:25  #5

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I like slipcovers, only because they hold the shape of the case and the artwork better.

1st December 2005 6:19  #6

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
I like slip covers just for the fact that they protect the case.

1st December 2005 12:15  #7

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Slip covers are great!! They keep the dvd cover looking brand new even after 6 months. No more changing DVD covers when it looks bad or ugly.

1st December 2005 12:39  #8

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I think that the only slipcover I kept was Sin City.

1st December 2005 21:48  #9

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
sorry to ask..but i'm not sure..whatis "slipcover"....?? Happy

1st December 2005 23:28  #10

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
£ukasz D wrote: sorry to ask..but i'm not sure..whatis "slipcover"....?? HappyIt's a kind of cover that protects the movie case (R1's most recent was Stealth, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Skeleton Key, and War of the Worlds).

2nd December 2005 15:50  #11

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Mark Lim wrote: Slip covers are great!! They keep the dvd cover looking brand new even after 6 months. No more changing DVD covers when it looks bad or ugly.

I hate to think of what you are doing to your DVDs that you need a slipcover to protect them to make them look like new after 6 months.  I have DVDs that are 6 years old that still look like new with no slip covers.

I don't particularly like them as they are generally flimsy and get destroyed way too easily and I am anal about keeping all the packaging that things come in.

2nd December 2005 16:30  #12

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I don't need a slipcover. If they are there, I'm happy with it, but not to the extent that I must have it. I just like to upkeep my 380+ DVD collection, so that the box covers especially don't look old or ugly. I can buy a good dvd cover for around AU$1.00 each.

3rd December 2005 11:09  #13

Colton Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Singapore Posts: 73
I don't mind so long as they are shiny or has a slightly different look to the actual artwork on the DVD sleeve. Otherwise, it is pretty redundant.

3rd December 2005 19:03  #14

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Slipcovers are cool!

3rd December 2005 23:00  #15

simply-haley Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 163
I like them, even if I didnt though I dont think its something id complain about it wouldnt bug me. But, the only problem I do have is when they put big stickers on theM! I bought House of Wax and I liked the slip it had the girl a little 3D popping out of the page but in the right hand corner there was a big sticker saying Save $5 and I tried to get it off even with water but it ripped all the stuff underneath w/ it!(N)!

5th December 2005 1:00  #16

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
I am addicted to them and I'm not sure why.

5th December 2005 14:53  #17

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
They look great to me but some I have found to be quite frail...

20th December 2005 21:12  #18

Joe Buck Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2
I hate them. They serve no purpose. I'd throw them away if I could bring myself to do it. Waste of trees.

21st December 2005 1:56  #19

MrStayPuft Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United States Posts: 146
I love them!!! When buying dvds in the store, if I see a dvd I want that no longer comes with the slipcover because its older, and I know that it used to come with one, I'll look on ebay for one that has the slipcover. I don't mind spending an extra few bucks for it either.

I bought Total Recall off of Amazon, got it in without the slipcover, then bought one in the store with the slipcover (hey, its shiny!) for about 7 bucks, and sold the old one to a friend for about 4 bucks. So I lost a few dollars, but its worth it. I\'m a dvd perfectionist.

21st December 2005 15:57  #20

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
What if you get a really cool slipcover like the Terminator 2: Special Edition. The one with the silver metal slipcover.

27th December 2005 4:46  #21

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
I wish they wouldn't cut the barcode out of the slipcovers as that makes them rip a lot easier when first sliding them out after bringing them home.

28th December 2005 3:53  #22

Fernando G. Banned Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 347
yeah me 2

12th January 2006 21:17  #23

Brian O. Member Join Date: October 2005 Location: United States Posts: 92
Bob "the film man" wrote: I wish they wouldn't cut the barcode out of the slipcovers as that makes them rip a lot easier when first sliding them out after bringing them home.

The reason they do that is because people had been replacing cheaper DVDs with more expensive ones. So if someone put, for instance, a $25 DVD in a splipcase of a movie that only costs $15, then that's what they get charged...

Personally, I don't mind slipcases, but as someone mentioned, when there are stickers, they're tough to get off. But, either way I don't care.

12th January 2006 21:39  #24

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
i love them -slipcovers Happy...just recently bought "Once Upon a Time in America" in a shiny beauty slipcover...the last one in the store Happy

12th January 2006 23:09  #25

aleks Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 51 Send a message via AIM to aleks Send a message via MSN to aleks Send a message via Yahoo to aleks Send a message via Google to aleks Send a message via Jabber to aleks
Slipcovers are great but one thing bugs me!! How they carelessly cut through the barcode on the back.  Sometimes they f*** up and rip through the spine Sad

13th January 2006 7:07  #26

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
They have become so popular that many previously released DVDs are showing up at Walmart  with new shiny silver slipcovers. Fox has been doing this through Walmart as their "Spotlight Collection." I think its a nice touch.

13th January 2006 20:45  #27

Brian O. Member Join Date: October 2005 Location: United States Posts: 92
I noticed that as well. I own Unfaithful and have been tempted to take that slip cover for some reason... :p

30th January 2006 0:11  #28

tom tom Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 33
yeah my wrong turn didnt come wit a slip cover but my friends did who hates slip covers so she gave it to me!

30th January 2006 1:22  #29

David Blackwell Senior Member Join Date: February 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,608 Send a message via MSN to David Blackwell
I'm not much for slipcovers if they have the same art as the insert sleeve.   It's a waste of trees fora cardboard slipcover.  Sometimes slipcovers add to the design, but usually it is totally wasted.

8th March 2006 16:46  #30

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I can take them or leave them.  
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