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The 35 Best-Looking DVD And Blu-Ray Steelbooks Ever Made - 15/11/2013 12:33:17 AM   
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My own collection - 15/11/2013 12:33:17 AM   

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I started collecting them a year ago and have a fair few now...these are the ones I own and recommend if anyone's looking for great designs and (mostly) excellent quality:
Akira (Limited Edition Double-Play Edition)
Battle Royale ( Exclusive Limited Edition)
Blow Out (Limited Edition)
Children Of Men (Universal 100th Anniversary Edition)
Collateral ( Exclusive Edition)
The Dark Knight/Batman Begins (Numbered Triple-Play Limited Edition)
The Dark Knight Rises (HMV Exclusive Limited Edition)
Demons/Demons 2 (Limited Edition)
Django Unchained (Limited Edition)
End Of Watch (Double-Play Edition)
The Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2 (Zavvi Exclusive Double-Play Edition)
Halloween (35th Anniversary Edition)
The Hurt Locker (Special Edition)
Island of Lost Sounds (Limited Edition Dual Format Edition)
Jaws (Limited Edition)
King of New York (Limited Edition Dual Format Edition)
Lady Snowblood/Lady Snowblood 2 (Limited Edition)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
Looper (Limited Edition)
The Maltese Falcon
Nosferatu (Limited Edition Dual Format Edition)
North By Northwest
Oldboy ( Exclusive)
The Place Beyond the Pines (Zavvi Exclusive Double-Play Edition)
Repo Man (Limited Edition)
Rumble Fish (Limited Edition)
Seven Psychopaths (Zavvi Exclusive)
Seven Samurai (Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition)
The Shawshank Redemption (4-Disc Collector's Edition)
Shutter Island ( Exclusive Paramount Centenary Edition)
Silent Running (Limited Edition)
Skyfall (Amazon Exclusive Triple-Play Edition)
Star Trek (Zavvi Exclusive Black Edition)
Star Trek Into Darkness (Amazon Exclusive Limited Edition)
Super 8 (HMV Exclusive Triple-Play Edition)
Time Bandits (Limited Edition)
Total Recall ( Exclusive Ultimate Rekall Triple-Play Edition)
Touch of Evil (HMV Exclusive Limited Edition)
True Grit (HMV Exclusive Triple-Play Edition)
Two-Lane Blacktop (Limited Edition)

I'll probably

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RE: My own collection - 15/11/2013 10:45:04 AM   


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I've always hated how 'Close Encounters' has bee marketed since 'The Special Edition'...THAT"S THE EFFING END OF THE FILM, YOU FUCK-WADS!!!

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No Rumble Fish!!!? - 15/11/2013 12:04:19 PM   


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I cannot see how ( the Rumble Fish has not made the list. Terminator also.

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What's this? - 15/11/2013 12:21:24 PM   
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No Terminator 2? No Total Recall? No Return of the the Living Dead? Shame on you, Empire!

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- 15/11/2013 1:02:49 PM   

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The Reservoir Dogs jerry can certainly looks really cool, but the contents were a bit rubbish. The actual disc sleeve was flimsy and just kind of rattled about. I got rid of it and just bought the regular blu-ray. Quite disappointing.

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- 15/11/2013 1:12:46 PM   


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Think you should check out the Oblivion steelbook. It's lovely.

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- 15/11/2013 1:54:40 PM   

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I was rather upset to see the artwork for the Big Trouble steelbook. I think it's terrible. More blue sky? Why is that a good thing? Most of the film takes place either at night in the rain, or underground. The original UK artwork is far superior because it actually captures the mood and tone of the film better.

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What a joke - 15/11/2013 2:48:21 PM   


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This is a joke. A few listed aren't even available yet, and the art on a website sometimes better/worse than when you get it in hand. You're showing concept art for The Little Mermaid when it's clearly not like that design. No mention of the Taiwanese "Lion King", the Canadian "Iron Man", the worldwide release of "The Green Hornet".

Please rename this article "35 Steelbooks We Were Paid by Zavvi to Endorse!"

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its SALMA hayek - 15/11/2013 3:11:07 PM   


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SALMA not selma!

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THIS IS A BULLSHIT LIST - 15/11/2013 6:28:35 PM   


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This is a bullshit list. A large number of these are ZAVVI steelbooks that aren't special at all. I've got a bunch of steelbooks which are vastly superior to half of these choices. Do we suspect a Zavvi kickback?

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Drive steelbook - 15/11/2013 7:25:07 PM   
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What about the h.m.v limited edition one for drive.

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Where's Duel SE? - 15/11/2013 7:25:59 PM   


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That was the first ever steel book in the UK and was totally original.
Rubbish article and completely pointless.

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RE: What a joke - 15/11/2013 7:43:25 PM   


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Please rename this article "35 Steelbooks We Were Paid by Zavvi to Endorse!"

This... How the hell can most of these be 'The best looking' when it's just a DVD box art slapped onto a steel case? Considering the price links, its soo totally obvious Empires been paid off to advertise this.

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Bland - 16/11/2013 7:24:25 PM   


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Yeah, this is pretty much just an advertisement. Some are nice, most are bland. Arrow Video do many far superior steel books to this as do Universal.

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Metropolitan landscape? (Steelbook #26) - 18/11/2013 10:42:37 PM   


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You do know that these things are stored on shelves with just the spine showing?
Anyway, who's going to afford 94.99 to buy this?
You'll probably have the only one -- as a freebie in part payment for this shameless plug.

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Avid Collector - 21/11/2013 9:47:20 AM   


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Great article Empire! I'm a big collector of Steelbooks and it's nice to see an article on them. Unfortunately I only started collecting so missed out on some crackers like the first Iron Man and Thor and now they are way to expensive to buy. For any movie fan, these special editions are a must have and the artwork on most of them (there are a few stinkers out there) is gorgeous. The only gripe I have is that some of them are only 1 Disc versions instead of the full 3 disc editions - a good example of this is Inception.

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