Nice! I'll pick this up, but only once the price has dropped. I can't see these Zavvi Futurepaks selling out any time soon if they're not limited... plus there doesn't seem to be too much interest in them at the moment anyway (steelbook still rules, for now).
Thanks for the pics @cooey it looks pretty nice - is that an embossed/raised title?
I pre-ordered (from Amazon, it was cheaper at £17.25) a while back but still haven't gotten round to watching the film yet - I best get round to doing that before release!
WHY ARE PEOPLE SO ANTI FUTUREPAK ? I think its because of the spine?
Im not too bothered about the different spine compared to the steelbook and I do consider myself a serious collector and at the last count over 500 Steelbooks/Metalpacks/Ironpaks/Starpaks and Viva Metal Boxsets from around the world. I have bought some of these new Futurepaks or Steel Pack which Amazon.co.uk describes them as ; Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (Play.com),Carrie (Zavvi) and Silent Hill (Zavvi) and in my opinion I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of these new Futurepaks when comparing them to the old Metalpak design.
I can only comment on the 3 Futurepaks that I own but I have ordered more because the designers and manufacturers have upped their game in my opinion.
GOOD POINTS FOR FUTUREPAKS
REGION CODING- Some films in these Futurepaks are either Region FREE (ABC) or just Region B.
DISC ARTWORK- There is printed artwork on the front of the disc.
SPINE- Different construction which enables the spine to bend right back and enables the front cover and back cover to but up against each other to create one whole picture by combining the front and back covers together ie Carrie.
MATERIALS- More sturdy compared to the old Metalpak design. The outer casing is metal and the inner material is clear transparent plastic which enables you to see clearly the artwork underneath.
FINISHES - Good quality matt finish (so far matt finish) and on some they have embossing on the title and part of the picture on the front cover ie Carrie andSilent Hill.
COVER ARTWORK - Hi quality, detailed pictures, good example would be ; Rise Of The Planet Of The Ape orSilent Hill.
INSIDE ARTWORK - Hi quality, clear pictures, better than a some of the steelbooks I have in my collection.
BAD POINTS FOR FUTUREPAKS
SPINE - Different spine construction from steelbooks, this is what is putting alot of collectors off buying these alternatives, I use to think this way until I bought Rise of the Planet Of The Apes, then Carrie and Silent Hill Futurepaks.
PRICE - Just shop around to get the best deals, REMEMBER these aren't limited number editions so you have time to wait for price drops.
This is just my opinion but I do hope it helps some of you if you were like me at one time trying to decide wither to buy a Futurepak edition or not.