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Early DVD cases?

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:04 pm
by IronMaidenRule
Who can remember these when DVD's were all new and the current flimsy plastic standard had been introduced.

The best way I can describe them, is these were a solid see through plastic case, that had a little push in section on the side that would then let you open the front of the cases. I only own one of these and that is Bottom Live 3 from around 1999, trying to find some pictures online but having very little luck...will upload a picture if anybody is interested.

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:15 am
by Liamh1982
You mean the "Super Jewel Box"?
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The most annoying thing is that the title on the spine is the wrong way round!

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:40 am
by James A
My Beyond The Mat DVD is in one of these. I think some of the early South Park ones were in these as well???

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:36 pm
by Hitman_HalStep
I've got twelve monkeys (yes the film,no need to call the rspca)in one of these,awkward to open sometimes.

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:58 pm
by c0nfu53d
I wish those cases had become more widely used. They look really nice. I have 2 Van damme movies in super jewel cases (Knock Off and Double Team).

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:40 pm
by pratty
Only one I've got left is the obscure but decent Jet Li film Dr. Wai in The Scriptures Of No Words.

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:44 pm
by JazzFunk
Only one I've got is the first release of Scum, which I bought around the time of the 9/11 attack (sh!t, time has flown, only seems like yesterday!). I also like these cases, it's just they're quite easily broken and are quite heavy when compared to the standard Amaray boxes.

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:42 am
by Mayhem
My brother has some quite early DVD releases in cardboard/plastic cases with clipped fronts. The first Matrix film is an example.

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:16 am
by JazzFunk
^They would be the infamous 'snapper case' DVD boxes. They were very bizarre to begin with, still are, and are oddly much less common than these long-discontinued, 'jewel case'-style ones.

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:52 am
by resident paul
Mayhem wrote:My brother has some quite early DVD releases in cardboard/plastic cases with clipped fronts. The first Matrix film is an example.
A lot of early Warner's films dvds are like that when they first released!

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:37 pm
by Sir Hilary Bray
Yep, I remember having all the original Batman films in those card boxes, I quite liked them.

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:43 pm
by Hitman_HalStep
i thought i had another in the jewel case so i had a look earlier and found lock,stock the directors cut.
Mayhem wrote:My brother has some quite early DVD releases in cardboard/plastic cases with clipped fronts
i've got three of those,the lost boys and both under siege films.

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:22 pm
by Megamixer
I brought up the jewel cases in the other DVD thread. I've only ever seen the one but I see loads of the snapper cases in charity shops etc. Looking at my shelf I have 4 in my collection, all WB releases. I would have said these were far more common than the Super Jewel cases...

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:58 pm
by Liamh1982
My brother's got about a dozen of the snappers - all the Lethal Weapons, The Matrix, the first two Batman films, Mars Attacks and a few I can't remember off the top of my head. He has no super jewel boxes. This is out of a total of about 300 DVDs.

I have that one South Park super jewel box, and no snappers, but I only have about 80 DVDs.

Go figure!

Re: Early DVD cases?

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:11 pm
by greenberet79
Yeah, I've got a couple of the snapper boxes, as above - batman the movie and batman returns. Sure i had a couple more but can't remember. Weird to think they were "early" dvd releases, only seems like yesterday i got them!