I'm not sure where you guys are looking but if I shine light through the MPEG-2 disc and look reaaal close at the data side I find alphanumeric codes, barcodes, and Blu-ray logos etched into the two lighter silver-colored rings adjacent to the white silk screen backing.
Inner ring: [Blu-ray logo] LY02 M5 020593.1.B VD04
Outer ring (written backwards!): [Blu-ray logo] LY01 M5 020593.1.A VD06
But FoxyMulder previously gave the "BVDL" codes for his MPEG-2 copy (without mentioning the numbers at the very end). I'm really confused, and now my eyes hurt. Thanks guys.
As far as the packaging: the case is an Elite with the shiny etched Blu-ray logo, there's no quote on the front cover, UPC is 031398205937 with a smaller barcode of 80 to the right, the see-through art is Sarah coming up from the ground on the left pane with the Blu-ray logo and "beyond high definition" on the right pane, and there are 2 inserts.
Did both of these come with the disc originally, lgans?
There's the regular foldout Crank, etc. advertisement but in addition to that a 1-leaf "Also Available" ad for Saw IV, etc. copyright 2008. Which obviously doesn't make much sense.
Originally Posted by lgans316
This is the reason why people have preferences over codecs. It's very clear that the AVC beats MPEG-2 and it's a shame on Lionsgate to switch the versions.
I agree but the main reason the movie MPEG-2 is so much worse than the AVC is due to filtering. The PiP-burned MPEG-2 is proof of that.