Originally Posted by Redskin
Preference question....For box sets, or trilogies such as Band of Brothers, Godfather, Ocean's 11, Spiderman etc. Do you guys prefer seperating them out so each movie has its own case, or do you prefer one custom cover for all movies?
It really depends. For something like Band of Brothers, I definitely want the single case, because I consider that one "entity" rather than a film series. It's like the Decalogue, where you wouldn't really consider the parts separate.
But for film series, I generally like separate cases. Examples where I'm cool with a single case though, are when the movies are meant to be watched continuously, like Back to the Future. In that series, the first two movies kind of nag you to watch the next one too.
I also don't want a single case when there's a reasonable chance the series isn't over. Obviously this is true for Harry Potter, but in other cases I would just use my best judgment. I have a pretty good idea that Star Wars and BTTF are done, but others like Pirates of the Caribbean or Spider-Man may go on. I think SM 4 and 5 have been announced already, and Pirates 4 has been strongly rumored. Plus, I'm not one of those people that automatically will buy every sequel, so that's another reason I'd rather have them separated.