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Action Jacktion

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« on: 10-14-2003 14:56 »
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I suppose I should have known this, but it wasn't until I compared the season 3 DVD and VHS sets side by side that I realized that because of the size of the boxes, the art must be different.  Since the art wraps around the whole box, differently sized boxes hold different amounts of art.  So does the smaller DVD box cut out some of the art, or does the larger VHS box somehow extend it?  Yeah, I know I could compare the boxes but I wouldn't be able to look at the interior art without buying both.

The region 1 versions of the DVDs definitely cut out some art, since they use the slim cases instead of the full-sized cases used in region 2.  (I don't think they have it on VHS in region 1.)  I'm not sure how they'll handle the season 3 box, since Fry's head won't fit on the side like it does on the region 2 version.  But it would seem that even region 2 DVD owners are missing something, if only that neat little logo that's on the top of all the VHS sets.

It'd be neat for them to sell some kind of print that includes all the art from each season, maybe three rows representing the outside box, inside box, and the cases, plus the top logo.
bender+fry

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« Reply #1 on: 12-04-2003 06:17 »

They just shrunk everything for the first two US dvds, so Im sure they will do the same again.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #2 on: 12-04-2003 07:19 »

Yeah, I didn't know about the neat little logo on the VHS sets until I saw the Season 2 VHS in a shop one day and thought, "That's a nice little piece of art."

I'd like to know what the logos are for Seasons 3 and 4.

The logo for Season 1 was in the advert for it which came with The Simpsons Season 1 DVD.
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #3 on: 12-04-2003 10:15 »

 
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Khazidrain pondered:
I'd like to know what the logos are for Seasons 3 and 4.

What, these logos?

Action Jacktion

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« Reply #4 on: 12-04-2003 13:00 »
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On the top of the videotape box is a logo featuring the characters and the season number.  Season 3 has Bender in flying saucer form with Fry and Leela.  Season 4 has them as superheroes.  You can see it in this ad.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #5 on: 12-04-2003 13:10 »

what difference doees it make who gives a shit about boxart. why does that actually mean anything to the enjoyment of it
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #6 on: 12-04-2003 14:22 »

A true fan would understand.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #7 on: 12-04-2003 14:55 »

Ah, forgot I'd seen the Season 4 on the advert. But I'd like to see the Season 3 one.

And User_names_suck, when you love a show that is so under represented in terms of original artwork out there, you want to see everything. That was why we're interested.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #8 on: 12-04-2003 20:45 »

I'm sorry i just cant understand such incredibly extreme nerdiness, words cannot describe how nerdy it is
vbender1

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« Reply #9 on: 12-04-2003 23:03 »

I need to know the VHS boxart!!
Tweek

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« Reply #10 on: 12-05-2003 04:17 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
what difference doees it make who gives a shit about boxart. why does that actually mean anything to the enjoyment of it
The art doesn't effect the enjoyment of the content but it is important, more for the non-fans though, fans would buy it even if it was in a plain box, good box art grabs the attention of people who haven't already decided to buy it when they browse through the videos/DVDs in the shop.


bender+fry

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« Reply #11 on: 12-05-2003 07:11 »

It seems like the logo for the season four dvd had the same theme, (superheroes) as the dvd art, so I think that the logo for season three has something to do with a giant bender floating in space.
Ben

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« Reply #12 on: 12-05-2003 07:30 »
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
I'm sorry i just cant understand such incredibly extreme nerdiness, words cannot describe how nerdy it is

Then why even post in the thread? You're posting on an internet forum devoted to a cartoon show, that seems pretty nerdy to me, poindexter...

Anyway,

You mean the R1 set gets get even worse packaging? Man, I am seriously considering selling my Australian-bought R4 Season 1 set because it just has the cardboard box without the classy plastic sleeve on the UK R2/4 sets (which make up my seasons 2-4) and importing the R2/4 S1 set so my entire set matches.
bankrupt

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« Reply #13 on: 12-05-2003 08:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
 

Anyway,

You mean the R1 set gets get even worse packaging? Man, I am seriously considering selling my Australian-bought R4 Season 1 set because it just has the cardboard box without the classy plastic sleeve on the UK R2/4 sets (which make up my seasons 2-4) and importing the R2/4 S1 set so my entire set matches.

To a degree, yes.  The R1 boxset is about 1/2 the size of the R2 one.  It uses thin DVD cases, so the art that's on the side of the R2 cases isn't there.  The art of the R2 box has to be modified/removed to fit on the boxsets.  I don't know why they bothered changing the R1 boxsets since the R2 versions are nice, but I'm guessing it has to do with retailers here in the U.S..  You can cram more of the smaller boxsets on the sales shelf.  Some people do like the smaller sets because they take up less room, but I prefer the R2 sets.

User_names_suck
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« Reply #14 on: 12-05-2003 14:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
  Then why even post in the thread? You're posting on an internet forum devoted to a cartoon show, that seems pretty nerdy to me, poindexter...

Anyway,
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sorry my fault maybe i didn't make it clear that i can understand it to a degree, such as
discussing continuity in obsletley faboulous and the sting even though there dreams, that i can understand, i just think this takes it too far
Teesside Inc

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« Reply #15 on: 12-05-2003 16:35 »

DVD boxes are tinar then VHS boxes and safe space.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #16 on: 12-05-2003 18:00 »

Okay, so now that this topic is finally active, does anyone know the answer to the original question?  Do the videotape boxes contain more art than the DVD boxes?
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