Packaging

Please include packaging details when adding a release to the database. This gives other Filmogs users a better sense of the physical item and may help differentiate one version from another.

A release may have more than one type of packaging, for example if it's a DVD box set, or a Special Edition DVD or Blu-ray with a plastic keep case and outer slipcase.

If you have a release that you’d like to submit to the database that you don’t have the original packaging for, try do a little research to find out what the original packaging was. If your search comes up short, please use Other and use the adjacent description field or release notes stating that you don’t have the original packaging. Another contributor may be able to fill in this blank.

Find below a description of each option in the packaging field.

Term Description
Box Set Film, television and other video programs may span several discs or tapes and will be packaged as a box set. This could be several Blu-ray, DVD, VHS, or LaserDisc packaged together. This is often for programs with a lot of content, such as entire seasons or series of a TV program, a collection of films by a particular director or in a certain genre, or different versions of the same film. It may be a plasticized wallet, A slipcase around a bound book, or other variant.
Clamshell Clamshell is a solid plastic molded case case that many VHS tapes - notably Disney films and children’s films - in white or colored plastic.
Digipak “Digipak” is a brand, imprinted on pack. Typically consists of a gatefold (book-style) paperboard or card stock outer binding, with one or more plastic trays capable of holding a CD or DVD attached to the inside. 'Digipak style' may be used as a generic term for proprietary packaging that follows the same design form. Often has a Gained popularity in the early 2000s.
Jewel case A hinged clear plastic case, consisting of three parts: Left page (with male hinge) & Right page (with female hinge) with inserted disc-tray. The tray is usually locked into right page. Paper artwork for back cover display is retained under tray. This "tray liner" or "tray card" can be printed both sides, but is usually blank on the tray side if the tray is not clear. A cover display artwork is retained in the left page. This may simply be a single card, printed both sides, or a complex fold-out or booklet, etc.
Slipcase An outer carded box including a spine, open on the 6th face, into which the remainder of the package then 'slips'. Such a slipcase can be seen in use to hold VHS Cassettes, but more modern or elaborate slipcases now exist for special edition DVD or Blu-ray sets, etc. In the latter cases, you may choose to add more than one type of packaging to your submission.
Snap Case Original design for first generation video cassettes, then phased out by the cardboard cases. Most were clear for video rental stores, while most retail versions were not. 'Snaps' closed. Snap cases are still often the packaging of choice for discounted DVD re-releases.
Keep Case Standard for VHS, DVD and Blu-ray. Rectangular plastic case with a transparent plastic outer covering, into which the artwork is slipped via top-opening. Inside has clips on left to retain artwork and a hub on the opposite face retains the disc. A standard DVD case has a 14mm spine, but also comes in "slim" and "super slim" DVD cases which have 9mm and 7mm spines respectively. A single DVD case can hold 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 discs. DVD Booklets almost A5 in size, can hold up-to a 100 pages. Can be black, colored or transparent plastic. A multi-keep case has a hinged leaf at inner spine to hold (one or more) additional discs. Blu-ray keep case is usually slightly shorter, in blue plastic and has rounded edges. Blu-ray keep cases usually have the Blu-ray logo stamped into the top portion of the keep case. HD-DVD keepcases are a similar size to Blu-ray keep cases but are red in color.
Super Jewel-case / Super Jewel Box Same as the standard jewel case as above, but with the dimensions of a DVD keep case, Super Jewel box
Other Use Other only if the packaging of your item doesn’t fit the description of any of the options listed above. When using ‘Other’ please be as detailed as possible in the description field. If you're editing a release that doesn't allow you to proceed without adding Packaging information and you're unsure of the packaging type, use 'Other' and use the submission notes to say why and request the original submitter to update the data.