Is anyone aware of a second DVD printing of this title? Copies have surfaced that have the same catalog number and ISBN as the 2005 edition (SAM150 / 0-78003-018-4), but has the statement "Second printing 2014". Although it was issued in a pre-2006 black keep case, it has the post-2006 logo, and a redesigned back cover with a back of the cover photograph which isn't visible unless removed from the case. (This feature is usually used only on a transparent case so that the image is visible when the case is opened.) The opening menu is identical to the one used in the 2005 edition, retaining the old straight line logo. I don't know of any other title which has been given a second printing" without it being reissued for some apparent reason, either a new transfer, or an error in the first printing, nor any pre-2006 title being reprinted with the current logo but issued in an old case. Perhaps this was a manufacturing error and should have been in a transparent case? (Otherwise why print an image that can't even be seen!) Any help would be appreciated.
It was reprinted and they used the black case? That would make it the first black case since the new logo era (2006). Weird. Perhaps they had some spare cases about the factory? Other than Schizopolis - I can't see any reason for Criterion to use a solid color plastic case that blocks off the interior artwork. Criterion's website has it listed as one of those "Buy at Amazon" - which indicates a new printing.
Do the Right Thing was also recently reprinted - but it kept the old cover/everything - but now has the wacky C. Now that I'm pressed - I have no idea whether it was a black or transparent case. I'm surprised they bothered as both of these have been long overdo for a new edition. But perhaps these will only receive Blu upgrades, thus they're just updating with the new logo or copyright info / new pressing - but keeping everything else the same. Still can't explain the black case though!