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Allard
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:35 am    Post subject: Best Avengers release by packaging design Reply with quote

As real fans no Avengers release is ever good enough for us, episodes are cut, lacking extras, playback issues, flimsy boxes.

But judging solely on packaging, which is your favourite Avengers release on DVD or VHS?

I think I would choose the American A&E release. Simple, stylish, each set distinguishes itself from the others, and fits in with the sixties as well as when they were released.




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:50 am    Post subject: Re: Best Avengers release by packaging design Reply with quote

Allard wrote:
As real fans no Avengers release is ever good enough for us, episodes are cut, lacking extras, playback issues, flimsy boxes.

But judging solely on packaging, which is your favourite Avengers release on DVD or VHS?

I think I would choose the American A&E release. Simple, stylish, each set distinguishes itself from the others, and fits in with the sixties as well as when they were released.




PLEASE ADD IMAGES or a link to your pick if possible.



I would concur..the A & E releases, first on VHS, later on DVD, were pretty good for it's time...years after, they still look pretty good...shame that they are now out of print..the original EMMA /Avengers release, was really good...and the replacement of the complete Emma episodes by Lionsgate, pales in comparison.....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked the Contender boxes that make a long picture of Steed, Cathy, Emma, Tara, and the TNA trio with their box spine art. (NB Purdey and Gambit with Steed off to the right, sorry my picture got cut).


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
I liked the Contender boxes that make a long picture of Steed, Cathy, Emma, Tara, and the TNA trio with their box spine art. (NB Purdey and Gambit with Steed off to the right, sorry my picture got cut).




nice graphic design..looks very good...maybe one day, studio canal..will get the licensing deal right, and someone like Lionsgate, will come out with the ultimate pkg...a'la like a criterion release...the works......one can dream...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:
Frankymole wrote:
I liked the Contender boxes that make a long picture of Steed, Cathy, Emma, Tara, and the TNA trio with their box spine art. (NB Purdey and Gambit with Steed off to the right, sorry my picture got cut).




nice graphic design..looks very good...maybe one day, studio canal..will get the licensing deal right, and someone like Lionsgate, will come out with the ultimate pkg...a'la like a criterion release...the works......one can dream...



speaking of, I noticed that Franky has the 'remastered' complete Emma peel episodes..in his collection...the same design for the U.S. release...by Lionsgate..(U.S.) looks like studio canal for the UK issue...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I've got the Optimum/Studio Canal region 2 releases for Seasons 2-6 (plus season 1 remnants with the Leonard White tele-snaps/scrapbook). Not so keen on the packaging as the slimline cases often "tangle" their spindles and are hard to open without disks becoming dislodged. And some of the boxes are so tight I've damaged the publicity leaflet reproductions trying to get the disk cases back in.

The German "Book" complete set was hard to use as well with the tight cardboard slots, risking scratching disks.

The funniest one I have must be the French "telephone box" packaging for the Cathy Gale (and Ian Hendry episode, The Frighteners, which was the only way to buy it on DVD in region 2 then).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Yes, I've got the Optimum/Studio Canal region 2 releases for Seasons 2-6 (plus season 1 remnants with the Leonard White tele-snaps/scrapbook). Not so keen on the packaging as the slimline cases often "tangle" their spindles and are hard to open without disks becoming dislodged. And some of the boxes are so tight I've damaged the publicity leaflet reproductions trying to get the disk cases back in.

The German "Book" complete set was hard to use as well with the tight cardboard slots, risking scratching disks.

The funniest one I have must be the French "telephone box" packaging for the Cathy Gale (and Ian Hendry episode, The Frighteners, which was the only way to buy it on DVD in region 2 then).


yeah, that has always been A bone of contention with me..certain packaging..making hard to get discs in and out..and all too many times, the result is scratched disks....the U.S. release of HOUSE OF CARDS, has similar maddening packaging....
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed those book releases repel me, DVD's shouldn't be in slots but in boxes.


The Contender Definitive Dossier release is beautiful as well. I have the Peel monochromes in that version. I get excited watching an episode just by handling the boxes.

Other series I own in the Dutch A-film release. It has it's issues, but highly quality discs and boxes.

Here I have an old picture where they're lined up by colour.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Allard wrote:
Indeed those book releases repel me, DVD's shouldn't be in slots but in boxes.


The Contender Definitive Dossier release is beautiful as well. I have the Peel monochromes in that version. I get excited watching an episode just by handling the boxes.

Other series I own in the Dutch A-film release. It has it's issues, but highly quality discs and boxes.

Here I have an old picture where they're lined up by colour.
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been enjoying seeing everyone's collection of discs/boxes..world wide...it's a testimonial to our devotion etc
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Packaging is one of my biggest disappointments for the show.

The Canal DVD boxsets are hideous.

I quite liked the Lumiere videos. They were nothing special but they weren't ugly.

For a show that has such interesting iconography, no graphic designers have managed to capitalise on it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the recent Australian set had a beautiful packaging design.

[img]https://i.thenile.io/r1000/9322225218697.jpg?r=5ebf5383689bd[/img]
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Castle De'ath wrote:
I think the recent Australian set had a beautiful packaging design.

[img]https://i.thenile.io/r1000/9322225218697.jpg?r=5ebf5383689bd[/img]


not bad....but the A & E are hard to beat..
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