Top critical review
13 people found this helpful
Great DVDs, Awful DVD cases
on 16 March 2010
Considering the quality of the original source material, the Avengers Series 2 is a very good DVD set. However, the DVD cases used to house the DVDs are the most awful DVD cases every designed. If there was a award for stupidity, these cases would win by far.
There are two DVDs per case. These are the thin DVD cases. The spindles that hold the DVDs in place consist of 3 large triangle shaped prongs and there lies the problem. The spaces between the prongs on the spindle on the left side of the case match the prongs on the spindle on the right side of the case. This means that, after you take one DVD out, when you close the case, the prongs on one side get interlocked on the spaces on the other side. This works like a locking mechanisn and, when you try to re-open the case, it is almost impossible to do so. If you are careful and patient, eventually, you manage to pry the two sides apart without damage. If you're not careful and patient, you'll just rip the spindles off and damage the case.
I now leave a piece of thick paper inside de cases when I remove a DVD, that's the only way to prevent them from locking.
Didn't anyone at the company the made these cases try them out? Incredible!