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Re: Arrow Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#201 Post by Ribs » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:29 pm

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I was expecting a Digipak like the Outlaw Gangster set.

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#202 Post by tenia » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:34 pm

I believe it's been quite a long time since their last multi-movies digipack.
I wish however Arrow use slimcases all the time for this kind of boxsets. Their Jia Zhangke uses 3 regular Amaray, which takes up quite some shelf space, but I guess slimcases are often perceived by the general audience as of lower quality (plus, a bigger set is more impressive).

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#203 Post by Ribs » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:37 pm

...you want a set of two slimlines and a booklet? That seems like a pretty flimsy assortment for £40.

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#204 Post by swo17 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:40 pm

Shelf space being what it is these days, I'll take slimlines wherever I can get them.

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#205 Post by tenia » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:08 pm

Ribs wrote:...you want a set of two slimlines and a booklet? That seems like a pretty flimsy assortment for £40.
That's what I wrote above : I guess slimcases are often perceived by the general audience as of lower quality.
But as swo said : I'll take slimlines wherever I can get them. And I don't care myself for how having slimcases instead of regular in a £40 boxset.
On top of them, with Arrow's current space, it'd be in their favor to help their customers buying all they can from them without having to care about shelf space.

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#206 Post by rapta » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:54 pm

tenia wrote:
Ribs wrote:...you want a set of two slimlines and a booklet? That seems like a pretty flimsy assortment for £40.
That's what I wrote above : I guess slimcases are often perceived by the general audience as of lower quality.
But as swo said : I'll take slimlines wherever I can get them. And I don't care myself for how having slimcases instead of regular in a £40 boxset.
On top of them, with Arrow's current space, it'd be in their favor to help their customers buying all they can from them without having to care about shelf space.
I don't mind Amarays being used, especially for smaller sets, but I also see the benefit of slimmer cases. Two of my favourite sets from last year were Four Film Noir Classics (Arrow Academy) and Buster Keaton: Three Films (MoC), and in both cases they wisely decided to use slimmer cases.

As for Arrow's Jia Zhangke set, I can see why they opted for three Amarays to fit the 8 discs in, but I perhaps would've done it differently - slim cases, like the Four Film Noir Classics set, and 2 discs per case. That would presumably mean producing artwork for the Walter Salles doc (which would be simple enough), but maybe it's more to do with Amaray cases being cheaper and/or easier to replace?

Either way, I'm glad Arrow are finally resisting the urge to do digipack packaging. Miraculously, my copy of the Outlaw: Gangster VIP set from the Christmas sale showed up in mind condition, but I've had trouble with that kind of packaging before (generally from BFI, who use them quite often). Though I'd like to save on shelf space, in the case of premium box sets I don't mind that much (though MoC could've done their Keaton shorts set in just two Amarays rather than three).

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#207 Post by Ribs » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:59 pm

I still think that despite being the size of a small nation-state the Rivette Collection's layout with individual digipaks inside a case is by some margin the best looking arrangement for an Arrow set. The only other release from them I have in that style is the Long Good Friday/Mona Lisa LE, so I assume it's just out of the window (as it probably should be, as the discs are not exactly secure anyway).

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#208 Post by rapta » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:30 pm

Actually yeah, I agree the digipacks can be done well. Donnie Darko LE was very nice, as was the Hoskins set (I don't yet have the Rivette set). I think it's just the fold-out digipacks that are more of a problem, and the thinner card box used to encase them (the ones we've both mentioned come in hardbound card boxes).

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#209 Post by TMDaines » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:49 am

swo17 wrote:Shelf space being what it is these days, I'll take slimlines wherever I can get them.
I sorely wish one disc releases without booklets came in the ultra-thin cases that Gaumont use for their a' la demande imprint. They seem to be about a third or maybe two-fifths of the width of a standard DVD case.

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#211 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:07 am

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#212 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:19 am

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#213 Post by Apperson » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:25 am

I wish Arrow would diversify the covers for their giallo.

All these are pretty meh, Malformed Men is nice but I don't for a moment believe that the film continues that prettiness.

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#214 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:27 am

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#215 Post by CSM126 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:17 pm

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#216 Post by Lowry_Sam » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:51 pm

I didn't know Divine starred in Candyman.

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#217 Post by CSM126 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:54 pm

Distant Voices has the drawing style of a 1980s hair salon poster and the color scheme of a Colgate ad. Whoever designed that should be dragged through the street and flogged.

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#218 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:19 pm

I can't wait to reverse the cover art on Distant Voices.

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#219 Post by black&huge » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:19 am

Lowry_Sam wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:51 pm
I didn't know Divine starred in Candyman.

Hahaha

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