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24thcenstfan

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Report this Nov. 16 2009, 6:24 pm

As excited as I am about the movie, I'll be checking out Target and Best Buy tomorrow afternoon (in the same parking lot thankfully) instead.  

No midnight purchasing for me.  I'll be asleep.

WkdYngMan

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Report this Nov. 17 2009, 12:52 am

Just bought it at WalMart at Midnight!

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Report this Nov. 17 2009, 12:29 pm

I bought mine this morning when the store opened at 10am. There was actually a line of people at the door, and everyone went straight to the 4-sided Trek display.

I bought the 3-disk bluray. I must say, I'm pretty disappointed in the packaging. It kind of sucks. I was hoping it would be a bit more sleek and functional. All of Paramount's packaging for Star Trek has been kind of weak, though.

Can't wait to get home and fire that bad boy up in the home theater...!!!

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Report this Nov. 17 2009, 1:52 pm

I think the US got this artwork because it is more bold and minimal. It also uses the same traditional font in black and white which can symbolize starting fresh. Not everyone prefers this style but I like the choice. It also matches the packaging and displays.

I got the limited edition from Target with the USS Enterprise replica dvd holder and I am a very happy camper.

:cool: ¿:cool: ¿:cool:

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Report this Nov. 17 2009, 2:16 pm

Quote (starbase63 @ Nov. 17 2009, 2:05 pm)
Quote (Narada @ Nov. 17 2009, 1:52 pm)
I think the US got this artwork because it is more bold and minimal. It also uses the same traditional font in black and white which can symbolize starting fresh. Not everyone prefers this style but I like the choice. It also matches the packaging and displays.

I got the limited edition from Target with the USS Enterprise replica dvd holder and I am a very happy camper.

:cool: :cool: :cool:

Minimal, certainly...bold? I don't know about that.

Plus the blur almost gives the illusion the ship is going backward rather than forward.

And the title could have been bigger.

:logical:

Yes the title can be bigger. What I consider bold is that it looks like a fine art piece and it is also enigmatic. Someone does not know what they are looking at first and it draw in their attention. It is also bold because black on white is one of the boldest contrasts. I also like the blur because it implies motion. This poster looked great when it was very large in a picture from Los Angeles. I understand that it is not the style for everyone but I get meaning from it.

The dvd packaging looks very nice. The Star Trek title appears very large and the underlying picture of Chris Pine is not as prominent as I expected. I like to also see the actual USS Enterprise NCC-1701 primary hull showing underneath and to know the dvds are inside. The regular dvd case also looks good with a version of the faces.




Narada

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Report this Nov. 17 2009, 2:26 pm

It is a stand up replica and it is very inexpensive! It looks very good and it is stable with good quality. I am very impressed this is the best dvd case I ever owned in my life.

Here is a video of it:
http://vimeo.com/7456693

WkdYngMan

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Report this Nov. 17 2009, 2:57 pm

Quote (starbase63 @ Nov. 17 2009, 1:06 pm)
I have no idea why they stuck with artwork reminiscent of the ugly US theatre poster rather than the artwork used for some of the overseas releases...

I mean, we got this hack piece:



The UK, Australia, Germany, etc. got this:



Why, Paramount, why??

:logical:

It actually makes sense if you think about it. ¿It's not the "greatest" design by any means, however, with it being a predominantly light cover then it's going to easily stick out against the other darker moody DVD colors. ¿You won't have to "look for it" because it will pop right out.  And what in the world could Paramount gain by having a DVD pop out at a potentially unsuspecting buyer?

Just some thought.

Narada

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Report this Nov. 17 2009, 3:04 pm

This is also true and it does stand out. There is also the meaning of what is a "blank slate." One of the themes with this movie is there is time travel and a new alternate reality. Having only white for a background can indicate that it is like a blank slate where everything is starting from a new point.

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Report this Nov. 17 2009, 3:10 pm

You are very welcome. ViceAdmBaxter and some others brought it to my attention as only available at Target. I am very thankful for everyone discussing this and I wish to pass on this message. Run to Target!

:cool:  :cool:

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Report this Nov. 17 2009, 6:55 pm

Quote (Narada @ Nov. 17 2009, 2:16 pm)
Quote (starbase63 @ Nov. 17 2009, 2:05 pm)
Quote (Narada @ Nov. 17 2009, 1:52 pm)
I think the US got this artwork because it is more bold and minimal. It also uses the same traditional font in black and white which can symbolize starting fresh. Not everyone prefers this style but I like the choice. It also matches the packaging and displays.

I got the limited edition from Target with the USS Enterprise replica dvd holder and I am a very happy camper.

:cool: :cool: :cool:

Minimal, certainly...bold? I don't know about that.

Plus the blur almost gives the illusion the ship is going backward rather than forward.

And the title could have been bigger.

:logical:

Yes the title can be bigger. What I consider bold is that it looks like a fine art piece and it is also enigmatic. Someone does not know what they are looking at first and it draw in their attention. It is also bold because black on white is one of the boldest contrasts. I also like the blur because it implies motion. This poster looked great when it was very large in a picture from Los Angeles. I understand that it is not the style for everyone but I get meaning from it.

The dvd packaging looks very nice. The Star Trek title appears very large and the underlying picture of Chris Pine is not as prominent as I expected. I like to also see the actual USS Enterprise NCC-1701 primary hull showing underneath and to know the dvds are inside. The regular dvd case also looks good with a version of the faces.





I agree.  That poster is far more artistic then the traditional movie poster.

Cherry_On_Top

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Report this Nov. 17 2009, 6:57 pm

Quote (Narada @ Nov. 17 2009, 2:26 pm)
It is a stand up replica and it is very inexpensive! It looks very good and it is stable with good quality. I am very impressed this is the best dvd case I ever owned in my life.

Here is a video of it:
http://vimeo.com/7456693

I'm glad to hear that.   Mainly because the packaging for the series is some of the worst I have ever seen in my life.

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