Yes, indeed, and you got me thinking about steelbook releases of films that have already been released here - films that are amongst the first BD releases in the U.K. (i.e. before 2008) with this one released on the 3/12/07 with the SB coming on the 21/3/16.Wow an old'n that I don't already have, could be up for this after the inevitable price drop.
Too true and some of those I am hoping for too. I had thought too about them just repackaging unsold discs but they are so cheap to produce it would probably cost them more to manually remove and then repackage lol and with some of them, especially the Disney ones I have noticed that the discs are different same, Master mind you, just different disc art.Yes, indeed, and you got me thinking about steelbook releases of films that have already been released here - films that are amongst the first BD releases in the U.K. (i.e. before 2008) with this one released on the 3/12/07 with the SB coming on the 21/3/16.
Basically another in a LONG LINE of re-releases . . . which is no bad thing and I ain't complainin' (see re-release titles below if interested - if not interested just ignore and skip this post.
Makes me wonder if all these old discs being re-packaged in shiny or not so shiny new packaging have been lying around in warehouses around the country since whenever and in some cases for up to nine years . . . LOL.
Many of the U.K.'s early BD releases have now had a SB release during the past few years, including the following:-
TEARS OF THE SUN - BD 16/10/06 - SB 25/1/16
ULTRAVIOLET - BD 30/10/06 - SB 1/3/16
LETHAL WEAPON - BD 20/11/06 - 20/11/06 - SB 16/5/15
TRAINING DAY - BD 20/11/06 - SB 1/12/14
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN - BD 11/12/06 - SB 4/5/15
THE OMEN - BD 11/12/06 - SB 14/4/14
SPEED - BD 12/3/07 - SB 12/5/14
HELLBOY - BD 19/3/07 - SB 5/11/12
CASINO ROYALE - BD 19/3/07 - SB 14/9/15
KUNG FU HUSTLE - BD 19/3/07 - SB 6/4/15
ENEMY OF THE STATE - BD 19/3/07* - cancelled ?
HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE ... - BD 19/3/07 - SB 9/11/15
GONE IN 60 SECONDS - BD 19/3/07 - SB 2/11/15
THE USUAL SUSPECTS - BD 9/4/07 - FP/MP 10/11/14 (futurepak)
RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE - BD 7/5/07 - SB 11/4/16
KING ARTHUR - BD 14/5/07 - SB 15/2/16
THE ROCK - BD 2/7/07 - SB 8/10/12
GHOST RIDER - BD 2/7/07 - SB 27/7/15
CON AIR - BD 2/7/07 - SB 8/10/12
THE LAST SAMURAI - BD 2/7/07 - SB 12/11/12
UNFORGIVEN - BD 16/7/07 - SB 25/5/15
THE DEPARTED - BD 13/8/07 - SB 18/5/15
GANGS OF NEW YORK - BD 13/8/07 - SB 18/5/15
FACE/OFF - BD 1/10/07 - SB 2/11/15
THE FLY (1986) - BD 9/10/07 - SB 2/6/14
HALLOWEEN - BD 15/10/07 - SB 21/10/13
OLDBOY - BD 22/10/07 - SBs 3/12/12 & 25/11/13
BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA - BD 22/10/07 - SB 19/10/15
28 WEEKS LATER - BD 29/10/07 - SB 3/3/14
PLANET EARTH - BD 12/11/07 - SB 11/4/16
PAN'S LABYRINTH - BD 19/11/07 - SB 12/12/13
WOLF CREEK - BD 19/11/07 - SB 29/6/15
DIE HARD 4.0, DIE HARD & DIE HARD 2 - BDs 29/10/07 & 19/11/07 x2 - SBs 10/6/13,8/10/13 & 2/12/13 respectively
*A FEW GOOD MEN - BD 3/12/07 - SB 21/3/16*
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS ... - BD 3/12/07 - SB 28/7/13
BLADE RUNNER - BD 3/12/07 - SB 12/11/12
LIFE OF BRIAN - BD 3/12/07 - SB 8/6/15
INDEPENDENCE DAY - BD 24/12/07 - SB 3/6/13
ROBOCOP (1987) - BD 24/12/07 - SB 1/4/13
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS - BD 24/12/07 - SB 1/4/13 (& 30/11/15 re-mastered)
Now I need steelbooks for some of the other early-released (pre-2008) U.K. BDs for the following decent (and in some cases excellent) films:-
INTO THE BLUE - BD 16/10/06 with the late Paul Walker - SB ?
S.W.A.T. - BD 16/10/06 - SB ?
THE FUGITIVE - BD 20/11/06 - SB ?
KISS KISS BANG BANG - BD 4/12/06 - SB ?
BLACK HAWK DOWN - BD 22/1/07 - SB ?
MONSTER HOUSE - BD 16/12/06 - SB ?
SPECIES - BD 24/12/06 - SB ?
LAYER CAKE - BD 19/3/07 - SB ?
PEARL HARBOR - BD 9/3/07 - SB ?
XXX - BD 19/3/07 - SB ?
FLIGHTPLAN - BD 19/3/07 - SB ?
COURAGE UNDER FIRE - BD 9/4/07 - SB ?
STRANGER THAN FICTION - BD 30/4/07 - SB ?
16 BLOCKS - BD 28/5/07 - SB ?
GOODFELLAS - BD 11/6/07 - SB ?
PHONE BOOTH - BD 11/6/07 - SB ?
AIR FORCE ONE - BD - 2/7/07 - SB ?
CRIMSON TIDE - BD 2/7/07 - SB ?
LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN - BD 13/8/07 - SB ?
ALPHA DOG - BD 20/8/07 - SB ?
REIGN OVER ME - BD 20/8/07 - SB ?
MEET THE ROBINSONS - BD 5/11/07 - SB ?
Anyway, quite enough of that and got to conclude by saying it's good to have a steelbook for AFGM with Nicholson in top scenery-chewing mode