15 comments

  • By Michael English
    February 13, 2013
    05:05 PM

    Personally, I prefer plastic cases, but I'm okay with digipaks. I like digipaks more when they contain DVD releases with four or more discs, BD releases with three or more discs, or both releases with an oversized booklet.
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    • By Michael English
      February 13, 2013
      05:06 PM

      Also, despite these specifications, I still do love the packaging of On The Waterfront.
  • By Colin Morgan
    February 13, 2013
    05:15 PM

    Really bummed I'm going to have to wait until July to pick this up.
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  • By Anthony
    February 13, 2013
    06:53 PM

    Awesome. I've been waiting since this title was announced. I'm excited it's so close!
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  • By Sidney
    February 13, 2013
    07:32 PM

    I can't until wait until Tuesday 19th! I had already added "On The Waterfront" to my wishlist since it was first announced.
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  • By Jacob
    February 13, 2013
    08:37 PM

    I feel like I should qualify my comment a bit. From an aesthetic point of view, I think digipak is the format of choice. But, realistically, seeing as I live in Canada and do not have access to any retail locations that sell physical copies of Criterion releases, I have to order them online and have them shipped. I cannot tell you how many times I've ordered digipak releases, only to have them arrive with visible cosmetic damage. Even if it's as small as, say, a squished corner, or a dent/tear of some kind, it's REALLY annoying when I want my copies as pristine as possible. Like many of you, I treat my collection like priceless antiquarian artifacts. I know this is totally a shipping issue, and not some inherent fault in the digipak format. It just happens to be the case that the regular BD/DVD cases can better stand the abuse that is the postal service... :/
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    • By Jacob
      February 13, 2013
      08:39 PM

      Ignore that awful and unintended pun...
  • By Patrick
    February 14, 2013
    07:05 AM

    Definitely a contender!
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  • By Django
    February 14, 2013
    11:08 PM

    I know we are basically paying for packaging has collectors/film fanatics and that's part of why we love Criterion so much. However I often wish these packages could find a way to be elegant and leave less of a footprint. The eclipse series is nice in it's minimal packaging and i would love it if Criterion Blu ray and dvds came in Slim line cases like those used on the eclipse series. They would be using less plastic and they would also take up less space.
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    • By Ictus75
      July 21, 2013
      06:18 PM

      But that's not the point of a Criterion release! I want an extravagant work of art that I can hold and marvel at. Otherwise I would just buy some boring regular release at 1/3 the price! You can always buy some slim line cases and put your Criterions in them if you want…
  • By DavidDR
    February 18, 2013
    03:51 AM

    I can see what you mean about the digipaks. But on another note, I'm beginning to hate the run-of-mill blu-ray plastic cases. The plastic always wrinkles. And it's boring.
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