I got the new DuckTales: The Movie DVD in the mail this afternoon, and the very first thing that struck me was how appallingly small-timey it looked. The artwork for the sleeve of the VHS release, while nowhere close to the quality of the original DT:TM theatrical poster, was appealingly dynamic, with an appropriately menacing background hint as to the villainous nature of the main antagonist:
the live-action Casper movie right now.
Pathmark's "No Frills" packaging of the 1970 and 1980s. Actually, Disney DVD's labeling is the more redundant. Pathmark had to let you know what was inside those starkly designed cans and bottles, whereas any fool who saw the DT:TM DVD sitting on a shelf along with a bunch of other DVDs could certainly be expected to deduce that it WAS, in fact, a DVD.
At least I've got a DVD of this thing at long last, without having to join a "club." That modest accomplishment will have to be sufficient, however.