Ran (4K+2D Blu-ray SteelBook) (Best Buy Exclusive) [USA]

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apsmith21

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Release date: November 16, 2021
Purchase link: Best Buy TBA
Price: TBA
Group buy: hosted by apsmith21 TBA
Notes: PET slip, new disc artwork, glossy steelbook


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Mar 24, 2013
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Having studied art in his youth Akira Kurosawa drew and painted throughout his life and it's perhaps not surprising that famous paintings worked their way into certain scenes in his movies - for example DREAMS (1992) / 'Wheat Field With Crows' (1890) by Van Gogh ...
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... and I suspect he'd have quite liked this steelbook art with its swirling and flowing van Gogh-esque touches
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5t33lb0y

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Dec 31, 2020
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Love artwork, the only downside - it's BestBuy and getting perfect copy will be like playing russian rulette with exception that here at BB u mostly know what you'll get - copy dented or spineslashed in one way or another. And for collectors - at least for me that's no go.
 

apsmith21

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Love artwork, the only downside - it's BestBuy and getting perfect copy will be like playing russian rulette with exception that here at BB u mostly know what you'll get - copy dented or spineslashed in one way or another. And for collectors - at least for me that's no go.

Not completely true at all from the group buy side. Anything I see that's obviously dented, has a spine slash on the steelbook itself has been returned in the past, and will be in the future.

With these slips its a lot easier to spot damage (not 100% but wayyyyyy better than j-cards)

To further clarify - spine slashes on the steelbook itself do not happen at the retailer. They happen at the distributor when they put the discs in. The steelbooks arrive to the distributor in a box without discs. When they open up that box that's closely packed,
that's when the spine slash can happen.
 
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Dec 22, 2011
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Mom's Basement
I have to find out why I don't like this. I cannot articulate it right now.
I have had a change of opinion on this. I like it now, very much.
I want to apologize to the artist since I think my initial reaction
was due to a medication I am taking. I suspected the dose was
too high so I ran ;) to my doctor to get the dose lowered.
 
Aug 25, 2013
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No matter how good the artwork, I just can't love a steel that does not have a title on. I know the slip has it, but personally, I'd display this glossy bad boy without it
 

apsmith21

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There's a different artwork on the steelbook voting page for some reason (which looks a bit better IMO)

Ugh. I'm disappointed if this is going to be the steelbook. The other design had a ton of colors, and had the potential to really pop like a Mondo steelbook.

This "vote" option makes it seem that there is no interest in the title, and they went with a cheaper to product (less colors) steelbook. :(
 

Flloydo

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Jun 4, 2013
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The Moon
Ugh. I'm disappointed if this is going to be the steelbook. The other design had a ton of colors, and had the potential to really pop like a Mondo steelbook.

This "vote" option makes it seem that there is no interest in the title, and they went with a cheaper to product (less colors) steelbook. :(

Yeah that’s an absolute downer. I’ve never seen the film but that original art is one of the best I’ve seen on a steel (you can see the beautiful finish in your mind) and the PET looked again like one of the best PETs I’ve seen. That new art is rubbish. What an absolute shame and kick in the teeth to the artist
 

ethnosax

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Aug 9, 2016
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Changing original artwork to something that looks like a Photoshop collage is not an improvement. Zi Xu's Instagram is still up, with the Ran post there, but her Twitter account is gone. Mysteries...
 

Flloydo

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Jun 4, 2013
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The Moon
Very interesting.

I found her instagram post - still talks about the design there



Changing original artwork to something that looks like a Photoshop collage is not an improvement. Zi Xu's Instagram is still up, with the Ran post there, but her Twitter account is gone. Mysteries...

Thats odd. I don’t use insta at the moment. I’m on a hiatus (for just over a year). Both accounts. So I can’t check her there but it’s very weird her twitter has gone. Loved following her