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Amazon UK Exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook

Aragorn the Elfstone
Grey Havens


Feb 8 2013, 5:15pm

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Amazon UK Exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook Can't Post

For our friends in the UK, or anybody who wants to import (as I am), Amazon.co.uk has an exclusive steelbook edition of the Blu-ray of The Hobbit for pre-order. As with other UK editions, it doesn't release until April 8. Also, it looks like it may be only the 2D version, so those who want the 3D version need not apply. Smile

http://www.amazon.co.uk/...360343830&sr=1-1

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


(This post was edited by Aragorn the Elfstone on Feb 8 2013, 5:17pm)


Eleniel
Grey Havens


Feb 9 2013, 7:11am

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Suits me! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm happy to get just the 2D version (which I preferred anyway) TE at a cheaper price, then shell out for a combo EE collectors' edition later!


"Choosing Trust over Doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened."
Victoria Monfort






TheHutt
Gondor


Feb 9 2013, 11:49am

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Looks just like the German steelbook... [In reply to] Can't Post

I mean this one.



..however, with less green tint.

Russian LotR/Hobbit Site:


Henneth-annun.ru - the Russian LOTR site


sauget.diblosio
Tol Eressea

Feb 9 2013, 3:59pm

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The German one looks great, [In reply to] Can't Post

and, best of all, doesn't have the annoying blue 'blu-ray' band across the top. I might have to get it just for display purposes and keep my R1 discs in it.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Feb 9 2013, 4:08pm

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I wonder if Pandora is at home today? [In reply to] Can't Post

That cover image appears to have a green tint. Just sayin'.


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Feb 9 2013, 5:07pm

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Lenticular Bilbo and Gollum cover for UK... [In reply to] Can't Post

Hadn't seen this before now... http://ecx.images-amazon.com/...up4XMfL._AA1500_.jpg

...hadn't seen this before. I liked the other cover we saw. Was that the US version or fan-made?


Aragorn the Elfstone
Grey Havens


Feb 9 2013, 5:28pm

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Do you not find... [In reply to] Can't Post

that green rating logo to be equally, or more, unappealing as the Blu-ray band? Because that is part of the actual cover - not a sticker or anything. Whereas the blu-ray band on top of the uk edition is probably just part of a cardboard outer packaging that comes off the steelbook (as is often the case).

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


(This post was edited by Aragorn the Elfstone on Feb 9 2013, 5:35pm)


Steven Van der Berg
Rivendell


Feb 9 2013, 5:42pm

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Nice thing is the Warner UK / German discs are pretty much all region-free [In reply to] Can't Post

and will work in NTSC-land as well as PAL countries (whose HD sets can typically handle the various standards.) I know of many who ordered the special UK and German Harry Potter collector sets with that in mind. ;)


(This post was edited by Steven Van der Berg on Feb 9 2013, 5:44pm)


TheHutt
Gondor


Feb 9 2013, 8:14pm

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The green logo [In reply to] Can't Post


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that green rating logo to be equally, or more, unappealing as the Blu-ray band? Because that is part of the actual cover - not a sticker or anything. Whereas the blu-ray band on top of the uk edition is probably just part of a cardboard outer packaging that comes off the steelbook (as is often the case).

Usually, Warner makes the FSK rating logo a sticker on the first edition of a steelbook. So it's not an actual part of the artwork.

Russian LotR/Hobbit Site:


Henneth-annun.ru - the Russian LOTR site


hutch
Rohan


Feb 9 2013, 11:54pm

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I was gonna say "It's a good day to have a region free player" [In reply to] Can't Post

but it turns out that it's region free. Not only that but apparently 'frustration free' as well. What's that all about?
I thought we Americans we corny sometimes, but labeled ratings for PACKAGING???!?!?!?!?...

Davy Jones could've been Bilbo...I mean he was a Brit with a sense for adventure, singing & dancing. And think of the costs it would've save with forced perspective: he was ACTUALLY 5'3. He also hung out with a grumpy tall dude in a hat (Mike Nesmith.) While we're at it let's just have Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork as Merry & Pippin.


Rohirrim Rider
Rivendell


Feb 10 2013, 9:07am

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Likewise, the blue banner will be a cardboard slip [In reply to] Can't Post

Even though the temp artwork that Warners use for their steelbooks makes it appear printed onto the case, it'll just be a removable cardboard slip.

The same thing happened with their steelbooks for Dark Knight Rises, Wrath of the Titans, Sherlock 2 - the first released artwork for all made it appear the blue banner was printed as part of the artwork. The last one they did with the banner printed on was Green Lantern in 2011.


(This post was edited by Rohirrim Rider on Feb 10 2013, 9:08am)


sauget.diblosio
Tol Eressea

Feb 10 2013, 4:42pm

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I was definitely under the impression [In reply to] Can't Post

that that is a sticker on the German version. If that's the case (that it's not), and the blue blu-ray band is indeed a cardboard insert on the British version, then yes, i definitely would prefer the British version.

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Do you not find that green rating logo to be equally, or more, unappealing as the Blu-ray band? Because that is part of the actual cover - not a sticker or anything. Whereas the blu-ray band on top of the uk edition is probably just part of a cardboard outer packaging that comes off the steelbook (as is often the case).


 
 

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