Looks like it's Matte finish with Gloss on the knife, no clue how this guy got it
The finish is matte and the knife is bare metal with translucent spotgloss. Looks quite good, but I don´t like that they brushed the metal vertical and the knive has this texture too and no knive looks like this (horizontal would have been correct).Looks like it's Matte finish with Gloss on the knife, no clue how this guy got it
There are lots of amaray releases with slipcovers that are better than steelbooksDon't see gloss, the only moving part was with the spine, couldn't see it there. More reflection was all around the knife actually, but that's probably just because of the color if it.
Either way any steelbook is better than amaray.
I understand that dirty and broken slipcovers are a letdown, but come on there are some really cool ones from the UK, France and the US, that I don´t want to miss in my collection and I think the Scream one will be a nice one as well. That thing with the Eco-cases is just an American thing at the time. Some years ago there were a lot of Blu-Rays from Germany with these cases , but newer releases don´t have them anymore. Especially the 4K-Amarays from all European countries mostly come with high quality cases and don´t have all that issues. My collection nowadays is mostly Amarays (with and without Slipcovers) and Mediabooks. Digibooks and Slipboxes are also cool, but I don´t like steelbooks anymore - they are always damaged (I cannot remember the last flawless one) and have to be in perfect shape to be not completely worthless - I cannot tell that from Amarays and Mediabooks. The Mediabooks are mostly in good shape and when the Amarays have slightly damages, but are not completely broken, it is still ok and you have the opportunity to change the case afterwards.I know there's better art on amarays, which is often repeated on slip covers, and lately more often I like the arrangement on amarays, but I meant as the form of packaging, steelbook is always better. I value digipacks, and those digibooks with cardboard pages with discs in them, more than steelbooks. But never an amaray, whatever art is on it.
Those o-ring slips from major studios just repeat the art, they're often not sealed in plastic, come already brushed on corners. I feel like they're dirty.
The amarays are now often even more flimsy, because they're 'saving the planet' by cutting various shapes in its sides.
I have no idea why some crazy people pay any money for those slips. They're mostly American, I assume, who consider that 'exclusivity' from one of the chain stores like Target worthy.
I've noticed them pointing out in various collection videos on YouTube, that they've got slips of this and that, some even bought two or three amaray editions of the same release just for different slips. I'm looking at all that thinking, wow, everything is from one country and only amarays, my collection with 100s of digibooks, steels, and digipack boxsets from dozens of countries is way better and more exclusive.
I'd rather have the ugliest steelbook, or mediabook with all black text inside, in a language I can't read to boot, instead of any amaray, with or without a slip.