The Blu-Ray Retro VHS-Style Packaging Trend

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A new trend has emerged among physical Blu-ray media releases: retro VHS-style packaging. Blu-ray discs of movies and TV shows from the 1980s, or that take place in the 1980s, are being released in packaging designed to look - and in some cases, feel - like the VHS videocassettes of the era. As a collector of physical media, going all the way back to the original VHS videocassettes of the 1980s and 1990s, I thought it would be fun to take a look at this growing trend.

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eBay Punishes Buyer For Leaving Feedback A Seller Didn't Like

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This is the first in a series of articles exposing eBay's shady business practices.

I have a love/hate relationship with eBay. I like the virtual yard sale aspect of buying from different sellers in one place, but I hate selling there because eBay does everything and anything to inhibit sales from small-time sellers (who used to be the heart and soul of the site). For starters, they limit us to 50 free listings per month. Why is this still a thing? Doesn't the eBay braintrust realize that if you allow people to list UNLIMITED FOR FREE, then more items will be listed on the site, and thus they have a higher chance of making profits when those items eventually sell?!? They misuse categories for things that aren't about organization, such as charging a higher final value fee (12% instead of 10%) in the Books, Blu-rays/DVDs, and Music categories; capping how much you can charge for shipping in certain categories; or removing certain features from certain categories. They hide listings by rigging the site's search engine. If you search for "Ghostbusters DVD" in "All Categories", the site will show results for the "DVDs & Blu-ray Discs" category, even though the user did a search for listings in ALL categories. That hides any listings that may exist in other categories.

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Smallfoot Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack Review

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You know what they say about Smallfoot-ed guys? If you don't, read on to find out...

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The Happytime Murders Filming Locations

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The Happytime Murders was just released on Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack (reviewed here), so it's an appropriate time to take a quick look at some of the California filming locations from the movie. I'm going to do this "movie rundown" style, pointing out some of the major locations as shown from start to finish in the movie. I'm only focusing on exterior locations, as I can't guarantee that interiors were filmed at the same locations, though I suspect that some were. All locations were identified by me, Paul Rudoff, here first. Then I gave the addresses to the Internet Movie Database. I take 100% credit for all of this. Finally, I'll keep spoilers to a minimum, but I can't guarantee this will be spoiler-free, so... SPOILER ALERT! With that out of the way, let's look at our first location...

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The Happytime Murders Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack Review

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What do you get when Jim Henson's son, Brian Henson, directs and produces an R-rated puppet movie? The Happytime Murders, of course. Is it any good? Read on to find out...

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