FYC DVD kit, How FYC “For Your Consideration” DVD Kits Should Look Like

How FYC “For Your Consideration” DVD Kits Should Look Like

Over the years, we’ve done countless of FYC kits for award-winning movies and TV shows and we must say, that when it comes to “For Your Consideration” DVD kits, a little creativity goes a long way.

If you want to add some pizazz to your FYC kit, here are some cool examples we’ve seen online:

Of course, hit us up if you want a custom DVD kit for your movie or TV show!

#1 THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW

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About the show:

The classic satirical series that follows the production of a fictitious late-night talk show. It also documents the daily life of the eponym of the show, main host Larry Sanders, its producer Arthur, and sidekick Hank.

The show, with its six seasons, presents numerous celebrity guests and their dynamics between their on-cam poise and their behind the scenes actions.

About the packaging:

The series’ emmy screeners were enclosed in plain black cardboard boxes. Each black video tape holds one full episode.

What’s too awesome:

The awesome thing with this is the series’ screeners were handed out to critics in tapes. This is the only entry on the list that has screeners on tapes, others were in tapes.

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#2 THE AMERICANS SEASON 3

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About the show:

As the Cold War climaxes we follow two Russian agents, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, disguising themselves as an average American family complete with their two children Paige and Henry.

The series starts with the repercussions of the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan in January 1981 and ends in December 1987, just right before the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

It stars Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings, Mathew Rhys as Philip Jennings, Holly Taylor and Keidrich Sellati as Paige and Henry Jennings, and more.

About the packaging:

The DVD format for the series’ season 3 was released in March 2016. The three discs are stored on a cardboard jacket printed with artwork. The DVD also includes a featurette entitled “The Cold War for Paige” and deleted scenes from the 10 episodes of the season.

What’s too awesome:

The beautiful cover features the Russian couple looking forward with their faces tattooed with Russian and American symbols and letters. Two of the discs also feature a different angle of the husband’s and the wife’s tattooed face.

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#3 GRACE AND FRANKIE

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About the show:

Grace and Frankie is an ongoing American Netflix series that focuses on two women who were brought together by their ex-husbands who were in love with each other.

The comedy series has already spawned 6 seasons in total, with the seventh and last season’s production resuming this 2021. It stars Jane Fonda as Grace Hanson and Lily Tomlin as Frankie Bergstein.

About the packaging:

The 2015 Emmy DVD Set is the complete set of Grace and Frankie Season 1. The set contains 4 DVDs with all the thirteen episodes of season 1. The packaging is designed with the known colors of Netflix, red and black, with the series’ promotional poster.

What’s too awesome:

Since it’s a Netflix Original series, the addition of the Netflix colors not just to the packaging but to the 4 discs as well really makes it look cool. Especially since the colors united all the disc design.

GRACE AND FRANKIE Complete Season 1 Emmy DVD Set 2015 FYC Screener Netflix. You get 4 DVD’s with 13 episodes.

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#4 ICARUS

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FYC DVD kit, How FYC “For Your Consideration” DVD Kits Should Look Like

About the show:

The documentary film by Bryan Fogel captures the director’s exploration in the world of illegal sports doping where he connects with the head of the Russian anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov.

The acclaimed film won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award and the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It was released globally by Netflix on August 4, 2017.

About the packaging: 

The Netflix promotional DVD of Icarus contains the whole documentary film. The case is a sleeve made of cardboard.

What’s too awesome:

The awesome artwork on the front cover of the cardboard sleeve shows how drugs (hand with strings) controls the athlete which immediately introduced the film’s main plot.

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#5 BREAKING BAD

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About the show: 

Breaking Bad is a crime drama series consisting of five seasons which aired from January 2008 to September 2013. It narrates the life of an underpaid, overqualified, disheartened high school Chem teacher struggling with his recently known stage-three lung cancer.

Walter White, portrayed by Bryan Cranston, becomes involved with crimes through the production and distribution of crystal meth to ensure that he will leave a good sum of money for his family before he dies.

About the packaging:

The Breaking Bad series has its DVDs for five seasons stored in brown press kit boxes. The brown boxes are printed with green scrabble tiles (Br & Ba) on the surface. A press kit book is also included with the set which included commemorative chapters for each season, favorite scenes of the actor, various awards won by the series, etc.

What’s too awesome:

The cool thing about this is the brown cardboard packaging of the DVD set which makes it look so beautiful yet so simple.

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#6 BETTER CALL SAUL

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About the show: 

Breaking Bad’s spin-off, prequel, and sequel is here. It focuses on Saul Goodman, an ex-scam artist turned lawyer who represents criminals.

The first episode of the first season premiered in 2015, and has since then released 5 seasons and 50 episodes. It’s sixth and last season has been decided to air in 2022.

About the packaging: 

Better Call Saul’s 4th season has a DVD set Burner Cell Phone Edition with a cellphone printed on the front cover of the box. It includes an accordion folded card stock that tells of the awards the series have received and the awardees who had a part in the series.

What’s too awesome:

Printed on the upper part of the cover is a cell phone number that fans of the series can call where they can hear voice mails from the show’s six well-known characters. 

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#7 MADMEN

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About the show:

Mad Men is a seven-seasoned series directed by Matthew Weiner. It’s a drama about one of New York’s reputable advertising agencies concentrating on the firm’s most peculiar but exceptionally talented executive, Donald Draper. The series has won numerous awards including 16 Primetime Emmy Awards and 5 Golden Globe Awards.

About the packaging: 

Mad Men’s promotional press kit surely looks sleek with the red and black colored box. The season 6 press kit contains a press kit book with photos and texts and the cast photo sheet. It also two DVDs each holding episodes 10 and 11 of season 6.

What’s too awesome:

The red background on the outside of the box makes it all the more appealing when you open the black background of the inside.

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#8 BIRD BOX

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FYC DVD kit, How FYC “For Your Consideration” DVD Kits Should Look Like

About the show:

Bird Box is post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier based on Josh Malerman’s novel of the same name. It was distributed worldwide by the top content distributor of the moment, Netflix.

It is a film that follows Malorie Hayes as she protects herself and two children, unrelated to her, from entities that push them to commit suicide through eye contact.

About the packaging:

The Bird Box’s promotional DVD is quite simple with the all black background and white and orange text colors. The DVD is housed by a bifold cardboard with the sleeve opening on the inner side of the sleeve.

What’s too awesome:

The promotional DVD may be simple but the simple black background accompanied with white and orange texts make it look clean and direct.

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#9 ROTTEN

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About the show: 

Zero Point Zero’s investigative documentary series on food production and the evil world behind it uncovers the corruption, waste, and dangers of our eating habits.

It exposes the wrongdoings of food corporations and flaws of governments as it shows interviews done with manufacturers, distributors, and more. The series’ two seasons are being distributed by Netflix.

About the packaging:

Rotten’s awesome folder contains one disc which in turn contains one episode from season one. The package is exclusively distributed by Netflix. It has an apple as the centerpiece of the front cover.

The apple shows how on the upper part of the apple, things look fine but below it, if you dig deeper, you realize it’s rotten and in the middle of it all is the government.

What’s too awesome:

The beautiful artwork on the front cover of the packaging really sends the message of the documentary.

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#10 OZARK

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FYC DVD kit, How FYC “For Your Consideration” DVD Kits Should Look Like

About the show: 

The Netflix Original crime series focuses on Marty and Wendy Bryde, played by Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, a married couple that had to relocate their family due to money laundering.

It’s first three seasons all had 10 episodes but for its fourth and final season, 14 episodes will be released. The series was very well received as it gained positive response from critics and has even received 32 Primetime Emmy Awards.

About the packaging:

The promotional package of Ozark is made up of a bulky case. On the center part of the package has a glass on top of the picture of the married couple where the DVD is hidden.

What’s too awesome:

This one is the coolest by far, with the open slipcover where you can see the DVD sitting.

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#11 A STAR IS BORN

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About the show: 

The 2018 musical romantic film was produced and directed by Bradley Cooper. This version of the “A Star Is Born” has been the fourth filmed version of the original 1937 film version.

The film centers around experienced musician Jackson Maine as he discovers and falls in love with striving musician Ally, portrayed by Cooper and Lady Gaga respectively (singers of the famous original soundtrack “Shallow”).

About the packaging: 

The packaging is an all black box with gold letters spelling out the title of the musical film. Upon opening the box, a bifold paper with the promotional picture of the film printed on the front is seen on the left and a Shinola notebook on the right. On the left side of the opened box there is a sleeve that holds the FYC DVD of the film.

What’s too awesome:

The amazing thing about this package is the all black and gold accents it had, it added to the elegance the kit had.

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#12 THE MIDNIGHT SKY

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About the show:

The Midnight Sky is a sci-fi film based on a novel by Lily Brooks-Dalton, the Good Morning, Midnight. It follows Augustine Lofthouse, a scientist that must journey through the Arctic Circle to warn a returning spaceship of the global catastrophe that has happened on Earth.

The 2020 film had a limited theatrical release on December 11 before it was released on Netflix.

About the packaging:

The packaging is enclosed in a book-like case with a book-like cover page of The Midnight Sky.

Inside it is the DVD, the CD soundtrack, coffee table hardbound movie companion notebook, full script hardbound book, large size sheet music hand signed by the composer, and a large transparent cover sheet with the movie logo.

What’s too awesome:

There are many inclusions that come with The Midnight Sky’s promotional press kit which makes it enticing.

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#13 LEGEND OF THE GUARDIAN

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About the show:

The first computer-animated film of the list just happens to be Legend of the Guardians, a film just perfect for a family movie time. Though it received mixed reviews we cannot deny that the voice performance and visual effects of the film is worth praising.

It centers around Soren, an owlet that was kidnapped by an evil owl army, and how he escapes and find the legendary guardians to stop the danger with the help of his friends.

About the packaging:

This has been the first promotional press kit in a long box. Inside the case is the DVD, CD by Adam Young and Owl City, the original storybook by Kathryn Lasky and a real kite.

What’s too awesome:

We cannot also neglect the beautifully made artworks for its discs, and disc case, especially for it’s rectangular box.

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#14 AMERICAN VANDAL 1&2

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About the show:

American Vandal created by Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda is a mockumentary series that can only be streamed on Netflix. It is a true-crime satire of documentaries like “Making a Murderer” by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos and “Serial” by Sarah Koenig.

It explores the aftereffects of a high school prank that resulted in twenty-seven vandalized faculty cars with phallic images.

About the packaging:

The two different kits have slightly different cases. For the first one we have the DVD inserted into the sleeve through the case’s inner opening, while the second one has to be inserted through the case’s outer opening. Both kits also only contain one DVD disc.

What’s too awesome:

The consistency of the colors are somewhat cool, it feels like a direct continuation when in reality there was almost a year before the next season premiered.

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#15 BOSCH

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About the show:

Bosch is a well loved police crime drama that started releasing its first season in 2014. It is a series with seasons based on different novels from different generations. It’s last season was released on the 25th of June this year, and there has been an announcement on a spin-off of the series.

About the packaging: 

The packaging looks very simple with the brown cardboard color it has. With the flip of the cover upwards, it already reveals the 2 DVDs it holds as well as the introduction of the series.

What’s too awesome:

The black and white design on the DVD discs makes a very stark contrast between it and the packaging, which draws people to the DVD.

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#16 I AM THE NIGHT

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About the show:

I Am the Night is a television series, only containing six episodes, written by Sam Sheridan. It’s a series influenced by a memoir written by Fauna Hodel, One Day She’ll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel. Hodel is the granddaughter of the prime suspect of the well known Black Dahlia murder.

The series follows a teenage girl looking for her biological father and a shamed journalist seeking for closure as they become drawn and entangled into a web of secrets about the Black Dahlia murder.

About the packaging: 

The limited DVD set is surely to die for. It is a cardboard sleeve where the two DVDs are placed. The front most part of the folded cardboard sleeve is cut into a type of infrastructure forming the letter “W”.

What’s too awesome

The fantastic color scheme of this packaging is just so breathtaking, and when we add the vertical accordion for, magnificent!

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#17 MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE

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About the show:

Malcolm in the Middle stars Frankie Muniz who portrays the eponym of the series, Malcolm. It is a series about a gifted teen who tries to survive life with his dysfunctional family.

The series premiered on January 9, 2000 with the earlier episodes focusing on Malcolm, but as the story continued on it slowly covered the lives of Malcolm’s family members.

About the packaging: 

The packaging is a gatefold cardboard case that houses a single DVD. The theme of the packaging is popcorn. The front cover is a red and white popcorn holder with its signature rainbow-curved grooves at the top. When it’s opened we see the save striped pattern at the center part and printed popcorns on the right side with Malcolm and his family half-hiding.

What’s too awesome:

The cool thing about this DVD kit is that the DVD disc is colorless and with texts on them, a first in this long list of FYC DVDs.

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#18 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

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About the show: 

Battlestar Galactica is a military sci-fi series that is a part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. It is a re-imagined version of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica series by Glen A. Larson.

It is a journey of the Galactica crew, along with the last of humanity, as they journey towards the legendary 13th colony (Earth) after the Cylons reemerged and demolished all 12 colonies.

About the packaging: 

The DVD is enclosed in a red cube that is 5 inches on each side. The outer sides of the box contain embossed reviews from different newspapers.

What’s too awesome:

The single DVD looks cool whenever it is inside the cube since it looks like it’s floating.

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#19 THE DA VINCI CODE

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About the show:

The ever controversial mystery thriller film, “The Da Vinci Code” is on the list of the most cool DVD kits ever. It is a film based on Dan Brown’s best-selling novel with the same name.

The film starts revolves around the murder of Jacques Saunière, a Louvre curator. As they solve the mystery clues were found on Da Vinci paintings which led to a secret that could shake the foundations of Christianity.

About the packaging:

The packaging is a wooden rectangular box housing the DVD, the soundtrack CD and a book with the title of the film printed on the cover. The DVD is attached to the inner side of the cover while the CD case enclosing the CD and the book is in the box.

What’s too awesome:

The wooden box is another creative way to deliver promotional DVDs, especially with how the film is more on the antique side of it.

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#20 THE WHITE PRINCESS

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About the show: 

The White Queen’s sequel, The White Princess, is based off of Philippa Gregory’s 2013 novel carrying the same name. The series immediately follows after the end of The White Queen. It focuses on the story of Elizabeth of York, the daughter of the White Queen, and her nuptials to Henry VII, the Lancaster victor.

About the packaging:

The packaging is a red hard cardboard slipcase printed with the words “The White Princess” and the Starz logo on its spine. It has a cut-out on the front that shows the design on the cover of one of the two books. The case also houses two discs, one is a DVD with the first 4 episodes and the other is a CD with photography and press materials.

What’s too awesome:

Another awesome and original DVD kit that deviates from most cardboard sleeved cases.

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#21 TEN COMMANDMENTS

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About the show: 

The Ten Commandments is a religious drama film produced by Cecil B. DeMille. It stars Charlton Heston as Moses, an Egyptian Prince who finds out about his true heritage.

It is heavily based on the Book of Exodus, where the life of Moses is narrated, from his adoption to his receiving of the Ten Commandments from God. It is also based upon novels like the Prince of Egypt by D.C. Wilson, Pillar of Fire by J.H. Ingraham and On Eagle’s Wings by A.E. Southon.

About the packaging:

The packaging is a cardboard box printed with a brown leathery background. It contains the two DVDs pasted on the backside of two stone like pieces.

What’s too awesome:

The two stone pieces are copies of the ten commandments God gave to Moses, but what makes it really cool is that the replicas do look like stones.

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#22 BASKETS SERIES

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About the show: 

Baskets is a series co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis, and Jonathan Krisel. It already aired its final season last 2019 with four seasons in total. The comedy drama series follows Chip Baskets and his journey to reaching his dreams of becoming a professional clown.

About the packaging:

The packaging is a black folded cardboard printed with Chip Baskets with his clown make-up. The kit only contains a single DVD for season 1.

What’s too awesome:

The artwork printed on the cardboard packaging looks cool as it greatly contrasts the black background. 

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#23 THE ALIENIST SEASON 2

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FYC DVD kit, How FYC “For Your Consideration” DVD Kits Should Look Like

About the show: 

The Alienist is a ten-episode limited series based on a novel of the same name by Caleb Carr. It chronicles the investigation on the serial killings happening in New York during the late 19th century.

It had its second season entitled “The Alienist: Angel of Darkness” after which it is based on Carr’s follow-up novel The Angel of Darkness.

About the packaging: 

The press kit folder contains 2 DVDs holding four episodes. The 2 black DVDs are inserted in sleeves through its inner openings.

What’s too awesome:

The cool photography shown through the different pictures printed on the lower part of the inner folder, as well as the front cover just does the trick.

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#24 ATLANTA

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FYC DVD kit, How FYC “For Your Consideration” DVD Kits Should Look Like

About the show: 

Atlanta is a comedy drama series that premiered on FX on the 6th of September 2016. It follows Earn and his cousin Alfred who are both based in Atlanta as they use the rap scene as their way to enter the real world of adults. As the series progresses, they have to confront many social and economic issues.

About the packaging: 

The promotional kit is a book type of case that holds 2 DVD discs with the complete 10 episodes of the first season. It has two page-like sleeves with the opening at the top.

What’s too awesome:

The book like packaging of the kit looks great because it definitely replicates a book, only with 2 pages though.

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#25 THE MARVELOUS MS. MAISEL

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FYC DVD kit, How FYC “For Your Consideration” DVD Kits Should Look Like

About the show:

Last on the list is another comedy drama series entitled The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. This time we have a housewife protagonist that decided to become a stand-up comic.

It received awards like The Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2017 and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2018.

About the packaging:

The promotional kit for this series is a pink cardboard box with a flip cover. It contains two cards and holds two pink DVD discs.

What’s too awesome:

A cool thing creators of this promotional kit did is that they printed a picture of one of the series scenes then cut two openings for the pink discs to be inserted to.

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If you just finished a movie, you better find a way to market it well. Otherwise, it will be shelved.

One way to do this is with a really awesome FYC DVD kit. Send us an email if you want to make an awesome DVD screener. You may also get an instant quote on our DVD duplication service.

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James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD/vinyl and merch company in LA.

 

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