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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
There's a wave of under-the-radar steelbook releases that have hit Best Buy this month.

Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
Goodfellas
Ghost Rider
The Hangover
The Hangover Part 2
Sucker Punch (Theatrical)
The Last Samurai (Yes, it's still the recycled HD-DVD)
V For Vendetta

and Underworld Awakening 3D also hit Best Buy this month.
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by LexInVA View Post

There's a wave of under-the-radar steelbook releases that have hit Best Buy this month.

Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
Goodfellas
Ghost Rider
The Hangover
The Hangover Part 2
Sucker Punch (Theatrical)
The Last Samurai (Yes, it's still the recycled HD-DVD)
V For Vendetta

and Underworld Awakening 3D also hit Best Buy this month.

Thanks for the info!
post #3 of 17
Anybody here pull some of the tines of the disc holder to get the discs in and out easier?
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
Add LOTR to the list. All three theatrical cuts are apparently getting steelbook releases today.
post #5 of 17
Complete list of 20 (from br.com). All are G2-sized and are $14.99 at Best Buy till 6/2.

Inception - SKU:5513482
Goodfellas - SKU: 5513298
The Hangover - SKU: 5513331
The Matrix - SKU: 5513377
Gran Torino - SKU: 5513304
Shawshank Redemption - SKU: 5513386
Batman Begins - SKU: 5513313
The Dark Knight - SKU: 5513419
300 - SKU: 5513491
The Last Samurai - SKU: 5513428
The Hangover II - SKU: 5513395
Sucker Punch - SKU: 5513446
V for Vendetta - SKU: 5513464
The Book of Eli - SKU: 5513359
Sherlock Holmes - SKU: 5513368
Green Lantern - SKU: 5513507
The Clash of the Titans (2010) - SKU: 5513455
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring - SKU: 5513473
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - SKU: 5513322
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - SKU: 5513437
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by deltasun View Post

Complete list of 20 (from br.com). All are G2-sized and are $14.99 at Best Buy till 6/2.

Inception - SKU:5513482
Goodfellas - SKU: 5513298
The Hangover - SKU: 5513331
The Matrix - SKU: 5513377
Gran Torino - SKU: 5513304
Shawshank Redemption - SKU: 5513386
Batman Begins - SKU: 5513313
The Dark Knight - SKU: 5513419
300 - SKU: 5513491
The Last Samurai - SKU: 5513428
The Hangover II - SKU: 5513395
Sucker Punch - SKU: 5513446
V for Vendetta - SKU: 5513464
The Book of Eli - SKU: 5513359
Sherlock Holmes - SKU: 5513368
Green Lantern - SKU: 5513507
The Clash of the Titans (2010) - SKU: 5513455
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring - SKU: 5513473
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - SKU: 5513322
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - SKU: 5513437

I assume all those metal case edition are using the same regular edition movie disc? Some of the metal case edition already available at Fye since the movies came out. So, what makes them "exclusive" to Best Buy this time?

Review on the metal case Germany edition. Odd is the sam emain art cover is printed on both sides on the case:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK8fwxAa3Fw
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
I don't exactly know why they are exclusive to Best Buy but I do know that they have been prodded to have more Steelbook exclusives by customers who want to buy from Best Buy for Reward Zone points.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by LexInVA View Post

I don't exactly know why they are exclusive to Best Buy but I do know that they have been prodded to have more Steelbook exclusives by customers who want to buy from Best Buy for Reward Zone points.

Best Buy also released a few Pixar Blu-ray on metal cases much later after the movie originally came out. Since the metal case edition costs a few bucks more plus metal case collectors may rebuy the same movie again, it's a good strategy to get customers to the store.

Why is the metal case called "Steel" case? The metal is really tin, not steel. Maybe when it was originally introduced more than 10 years ago on DVD, it was made of steel. Some metal cases made today have super thin metal layer that the case gets dented easily.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Vortex3D View Post

... Why is the metal case called "Steel" case? The metal is really tin, not steel. Maybe when it was originally introduced more than 10 years ago on DVD, it was made of steel. Some metal cases made today have super thin metal layer that the case gets dented easily.

It's called "SteelBook" cause it's a Trademark that they use to promote the sales of their product.

I agree - I don't like them, the only one I have is a promo item for the upcoming Assassin's Creed III video game.
post #10 of 17
These SteelBooks go down to $9.99 starting Sunday (6/3).
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Vortex3D View Post

Why is the metal case called "Steel" case? The metal is really tin, not steel. Maybe when it was originally introduced more than 10 years ago on DVD, it was made of steel. Some metal cases made today have super thin metal layer that the case gets dented easily.

Indeed but they are not all from Steelbook. Some of them have a very cheap feel, like Terminator Salvation for example or Prince Of Persia. True Steelbooks are of a much better quality.
post #12 of 17
Guys, I just bought the three LOTR movies on steelbook today from Best Buy. By some crazy miracle I've managed to only see the first movie and don't own any of them yet. I love steelbooks but my question is, is it worth it to buy these theatrical edition forms of the movies? I know the extended trilogy was released last summer but those had some color issues in the transfer. Do these theatrical editions have a solid transfer both in the audio and video departments? Thanks in advance...
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by markmathers View Post

Guys, I just bought the three LOTR movies on steelbook today from Best Buy. By some crazy miracle I've managed to only see the first movie and don't own any of them yet. I love steelbooks but my question is, is it worth it to buy these theatrical edition forms of the movies? I know the extended trilogy was released last summer but those had some color issues in the transfer. Do these theatrical editions have a solid transfer both in the audio and video departments? Thanks in advance...

Two Towers and Return of the King have good encode on the Theatrical edition. Both TE and EE messed up the Fellowship of the Ring.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Vortex3D View Post

Two Towers and Return of the King have good encode on the Theatrical edition. Both TE and EE messed up the Fellowship of the Ring.

Thanks for your feedback Vortex!
post #15 of 17
To those who got the Batman Steelbooks, do you know if the $5 movie voucher could be used at IMAX theaters?
post #16 of 17
A guess on my part but I'd say "yes." After all, $5 is $5. On another note, if you're going to cash in your voucher by logging on to activateawards.com/thedarkknightrises, make sure you type it in on a Google search. If you log on using the address, it's a confusing and useless mess.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Vortex3D View Post

Two Towers and Return of the King have good encode on the Theatrical edition. Both TE and EE messed up the Fellowship of the Ring.

Not sure what your talking about. I have the EE pack and all 3 look perfect on my calibrated 64D7000.
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