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Old 21st March 2010, 12:09 PM
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I thought this might be a good idea for Shameless (or Arrow), to start releasing films in the German/Austrian style hardboxes. They seem to be popular over here from what I can tell, they are very collectible and sought after items so I assume they would sell well. Plus, you can release more limited editions, different covers etc. I think it would be pretty awesome to be able to buy hardbox editions from the UK.

Anyone else think this could be a viable idea? What are your thoughts and opinions on this?
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Old 21st March 2010, 12:16 PM
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I think it's a great idea for collectors.
Only new boxes would have to made btw,no new disc.
You could just repack them.
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Old 21st March 2010, 12:23 PM
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I don't have any hardboxes but looking at the them on here,I'm thinking of getting some.They look very cool indeed.I'd definately love to see some released in the UK.

I did have one,the XT Video releae of The punisher.I gave it to my cousin when I bought the steelbook edition.I asked him the other day if he still had it but he put his dvds in big case and threw away all the boxes,including The Punisher hardbox.Gutted I am,
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Old 21st March 2010, 12:50 PM
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I think it's a great idea for collectors.
Only new boxes would have to made btw,no new disc.
You could just repack them.
Yeah, the past releases could just get put into hardboxes, the artwork could just be the one on the existing DVD cover or something. And then the new artwork for the new releases etc.
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Old 21st March 2010, 06:16 PM
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Uhm I would like new artwork especially for the hardboxes...
Torso would be a prime candidate.
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Uhm I would like new artwork especially for the hardboxes...
Torso would be a prime candidate.
Yeah, I guess so.
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Old 21st March 2010, 07:56 PM
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Oh and I don't mean a drawing by Rick btw,just some retro style artwork.
After all,hardboxes are pure nostagia...
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Old 21st March 2010, 08:08 PM
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Hardboxes also looks VERY nice together with the old horror VHS:s on the shelf

About to get Cut and Run & Just Before Dawn in big boxes on DVD
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Old 22nd March 2010, 06:37 PM
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I asked Almar about the likelihood of Shameless/Arrow releasing hardboxes and he said the problem would be with the UK retailers not liking the new packaging as they don't tend to like change.

He said that if and when they get round to creating an online based shop they will look into releasing titles in different packaging.

So for the moment, I don't think anything will come of it, but if and when the online store is up and running it could happen.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 07:18 PM
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Since the hardboxes would be limited collector's editions I suppose they would not be sold in "normal" shops?
The online shop would be great,just look at what happened with the Bronx tin...
Another option would maybe be to sell the limited editions through the forum?
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