The Blu Collection Discussion Thread [Korea]

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Three companies -- Contents Gate, Blue Kino and 'Content Rap Jabak' --
come together to give Blu-ray collectors a perfect product:

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#1 - The Place Beyond the Pines (Derek Cianfrance)
  • Wide Release
  • Blu-ray Slipbox + 12p Booklet + Poster card
#2 - In the House (François Ozon)
  • Wide Release
  • Blu-ray Slipbox + Booklet + Poster card
  • Also available in double-pack with The Blu Collection #3, Young & The Beautiful
#3 - Young & Beautiful (François Ozon)
  • Wide Release
  • Blu-ray Slipbox + Booklet + Poster card
  • Also available in double-pack with The Blu Collection #2, In the House
The Blu Collection Limited Edition

No. 001 - La maison de Himiko (Isshin Inudô)
  • Wide Release
  • Blu-ray Slipbox + Viva Elite Case + Booklet + Photo cards
No. 002 - Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan & Joel Coen)
  • Wide Release
  • Blu-ray Slipbox + Scanavo Case + 40p Booklet + Guitar Pick + Poster card + Photo cards
No. 003 - Attila Marcel (Sylvain Chomet)
  • Wide Release
  • Blu-ray Slipbox + Scanavo Case + 32p Booklet + Bookmark + Recipe card + Poster cards + Photo card
No. 004 - Mr. Nobody (Jaco Van Dormael)
  • Wide Release
  • Blu-ray Slipbox + Scanavo Case + Booklet + Bookmark + Poster cards + Photo cards
No. 005 (TBC) - Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata)
  • Wide Release
  • Blu-ray Digipack + Booklet + Bookmark + Poster cards
No. 006 - The World of Kanako (Tetsuya Nakashima)
  • Wide Release
  • Blu-ray Slipbox + Scanavo Case + 36p Booklet + Poster + Poster card + Photo cards
No. 007 - Secret (2007) (Jay Chou)
  • Wide Release: Blu-ray Full Slipbox + Scanavo Case + 36p Booklet + Poster + Poster cards
  • Wide Release: Blu-ray Lenticular Slipbox + Scanavo Case + 36p Booklet + Poster + Poster cards
No. 008 - Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
  • KimchiDVD exclusive
  • Blu-ray Slipbox + Scanavo Case + 36p Booklet + Poster + Photo cards
ANNOUNCED (RELEASE DATES TBD):

No. 00? - God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch)
  • Release Details Currently Unknown
No. 00? - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Momoru Hosoda)
  • Wide Release
  • Blu-ray Digipack
  • More Release Details to Come
No. 00? - The Castle of Cagliostro(Hayao Miyazaki)
  • Wide Release
  • Blu-ray Digipack
  • More Release Details to Come
No. 00? - Hear Me (Fen-fen Cheng)
  • Release Details Currently Unknown
No. 00? - Immortal Beloved (Bernard Rose)
  • Release Details Currently Unknown

The Blu Collection Steelbook

No. 001 - Memento(Christopher Nolan)
  • KimchiDVD Exclusive: SteelBook + Full Slipbox + 36p Booklet + Poster cards + Art cards
  • KimchiDVD Exclusive: SteelBook + Lenticular Slipcover + 16p Booklet + Poster cards + Art cards
  • Wide Release: SteelBook + 1/4 Slip + 16p Booklet + Poster cards
No. 002 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
  • KimchiDVD Exclusive
  • SteelBook + Full Slipbox + 36p Booklet + Poster card + Art cards + Lacuna Inc card w/ envelope
  • SteelBook + Lenticular Slipcover + 16p Booklet + Poster card + Art cards + Lacuna Inc card w/ envelope
  • SteelBook + 1/4 Slip + 16 Booklet + Bookmark + Poster card + Art cards + Lacuna Inc card w/ envelope
  • Triple Package Boxset
No. 003 - The Raid: Redemption (Gareth Evans)
  • KimchiDVD Exclusive
  • SteelBook + Full Black Slipbox + 36p Booklet + Character Pop-up + Poster card + Art cards
  • SteelBook + Full White Slipbox + 36p Booklet + Character Pop-up + Poster card + Art cards
  • SteelBook + Lenticular Slipcover + 16p Booklet + Poster card + Art cards
  • Also available in sextuple pack with The Blu SteelBook Collection No. 004, The Raid 2: Berandal
No. 004 - The Raid 2: Berandal (Gareth Evans)
  • KimchiDVD Exclusive
  • SteelBook + Full Black Slipbox + 36p Booklet + Character Pop-up + Poster card + Art cards
  • SteelBook + Full White Slipbox + 36p Booklet + Character Pop-up + Poster card + Art cards
  • SteelBook + Lenticular Slipcover + 16p Booklet + Poster card + Art cards
  • Also available in sextuple pack with The Blu SteelBook Collection No. 003, The Raid: Redemption
No. 005 - Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
  • KimchiDVD exclusive
  • SteelBook + Full Slipbox + 36p Booklet + Photo cards + Poster
  • SteelBook + Lenticular Slipcover + Booklet + Photo cards
  • SteelBook + 1/4 Slip + Photo cards (TBA)
ANNOUNCED (RELEASE DATES TBD):

No. 00? - It Follows (David Robert Mitchell)
  • KimchiDVD Exclusive
  • SteelBook
  • More Release Details to Come
No. 00? - Predestination (The Spierig Brothers)
  • KimchiDVD Exclusive
  • SteelBook
  • More Release Details to Come
No. 00? - Let the Right One In (2008) (Tomas Alfredson)
  • KimchiDVD Exclusive
  • SteelBook
  • More Release Details to Come

The Blu Collection Limited Edition

No. 001: La maison de Himiko (Isshin Inudô)
No. 002: Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan & Joel Coen)
No. 003: Attila Marcel (Sylvain Chomet)
No. 004: Mr. Nobody (Jaco Van Dormael)
No. 005: Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata)
No. 006: The World of Kanako (Tetsuya Nakashima)
No. 007: Secret (2007) (Jay Chou)
No. 008: Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
No. 009: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Momoru Hosoda)
No. 010/011: A Chinese Odyssey Part 1+2 (Jeffrey Lau)
No. 012: Railroad Man (Yasuo Furuhata)
No. 013: Midnight Diner (Joji Matsuoka)
No. 014: The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino)
No. 015: Parasyte: Part 1 (Takashi Yamazaki)
No. 016: Parasyte: Part 2 (Takashi Yamazaki)
No. 017: The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
No. 018: Patlabor 1
No. 019: Patlabor 2
No. 020: Patlabor 3
No. 021: Room (Lenny Abrahamson)
No. 022: Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)
No. 023: Predestination (The Spierig Brothers)
No. 024: I Am a Hero (Shinsuke Sato)
No. 025: Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
No. 026: Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (Hayao Miyazaki)
No. 027: We Are X
No. 028: A Silent Voice (Naoko Yamada)
No. 029: Miss Sloane (John Madden)
Announced
-The Nice Guys
-Atomic Blonde
-Legend

The Blu Collection Steelbook Collection (KimchiDVD exclusive)

No. 001: Memento (Christopher Nolan)
No. 002: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
No. 003: The Raid: Redemption (Gareth Evans)
No. 004: The Raid 2: Berandal (Gareth Evans)
No. 005: Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
No. 006: It Follows (David Robert Mitchell)
No. 007: Let the Right One In (2008) (Tomas Alfredson)
No. 008: Spotlight (Tom McCarthy)
No. 009: The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino)
No. 010: Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie)
No. 011: Wind River (Taylor Sheridan) // TBA

The Blu Collection Creative Edition

Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
Memento (Christopher Nolan)
Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan & Joel Coen)
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Momoru Hosoda)
Spotlight (Tom McCarthy)
God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch)
Truth (2015) (James Vanderbilt)
Secret (Jay Chou)
Mr. Holmes (Bill Condon)
A Chinese Odyssey Part 1+2 (Jeffrey Lau)

Announced
-My Pretend Girlfriend
-Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

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famagosta

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Not quite unexpected but this is the first “official” confirmation I know of. The Blu Collection sadly doesn’t exist anymore.

The screen below is part of a chat with cinema_four IG profile. It’s a cinema/cafè somehow connected with 4rest design studio.

As far as I understood it’s not very news, since it happened weeks ago and that Korean communities already knew because it was announced on forums like DVDprime.
 

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Florence Y'all
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They put out great slips. I even love their stickers. I heard this rumored somewhere but was hoping this wasn't true, because Loving Vincent creative edition had recently come out, but there has not been a new title released for some time. I will post a memorial shot of my Blu Collection once the final title reaches me...
 
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Updated / Final List

The Blu Collection Limited Edition


No. 001: La maison de Himiko (Isshin Inudô)
No. 002: Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan & Joel Coen)
No. 003: Attila Marcel (Sylvain Chomet)
No. 004: Mr. Nobody (Jaco Van Dormael)
No. 005: Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata)
No. 006: The World of Kanako (Tetsuya Nakashima)
No. 007: Secret (2007) (Jay Chou)
No. 008: Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
No. 009: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Momoru Hosoda)
No. 010/011: A Chinese Odyssey Part 1+2 (Jeffrey Lau)
No. 012: Poppoya (aka Railroad Man) (Yasuo Furuhata)
No. 013: Midnight Diner (Joji Matsuoka)
No. 014: The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino)
No. 015: Parasyte: Part 1 (Takashi Yamazaki)
No. 016: Parasyte: Part 2 (Takashi Yamazaki)
No. 017: The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
No. 018: Patlabor 1 (Mamoru Oshii)
No. 019: Patlabor 2 (Mamoru Oshii)
No. 020: Patlabor 3 (Takuji Endo, Fumihiko Takayama)
No. 021: Room (Lenny Abrahamson)
No. 022: Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)
No. 023: Predestination (The Spierig Brothers)
No. 024: I Am a Hero (Shinsuke Sato)
No. 025: Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
No. 026: Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (Hayao Miyazaki)
No. 027: We Are X (Stephen Kijak)
No. 028: A Silent Voice (Naoko Yamada)
No. 029: Miss Sloane (John Madden)

The Blu Collection Steelbook Collection (KimchiDVD exclusive)

No. 001: Memento (Christopher Nolan)
No. 002: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
No. 003: The Raid: Redemption (Gareth Evans)
No. 004: The Raid 2: Berandal (Gareth Evans)
No. 005: Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
No. 006: It Follows (David Robert Mitchell)
No. 007: Let the Right One In (2008) (Tomas Alfredson)
No. 008: Spotlight (Tom McCarthy)
No. 009: The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino)
No. 010: Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie)
No. 011: Wind River (Taylor Sheridan)
No. 012: Atomic Blonde (David Leitch)
No. 013: Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman)
No. 014: Sicario: Day of the Soldado (Stefano Sollima)

The Blu Collection Creative Edition

Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
Memento (Christopher Nolan)
Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan & Joel Coen)
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Momoru Hosoda)
Spotlight (Tom McCarthy)
God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch)
Truth (2015) (James Vanderbilt)
Secret (Jay Chou)
Mr. Holmes (Bill Condon)
A Chinese Odyssey Part 1+2 (Jeffrey Lau)
A Silent Voice (Naoko Yamada)
Atomic Blonde (David Leitch)
Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie)
Legend (Brian Helgeland)
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
Miss Sloane (John Madden)
Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro (Hayao Miyazaki)
Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman)
 
Not quite unexpected but this is the first “official” confirmation I know of. The Blu Collection sadly doesn’t exist anymore.

The screen below is part of a chat with cinema_four IG profile. It’s a cinema/cafè somehow connected with 4rest design studio.

As far as I understood it’s not very news, since it happened weeks ago and that Korean communities already knew because it was announced on forums like DVDprime.
Oh man. We all saw it coming but this hurts:(. I only own a few releases from them but all of their editions seem incredible..
 

famagosta

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Jul 21, 2015
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Very sad news.
What strikes and makes me sad the most is that they had the gut (the money? the chance?) to release some beautiful WEA steelbooks for unexpected and little titles---- think about "Let The Right One In" or "IT Follows" for example - and now it's all gone. It's all spiderman and joker and whatnow now as for WEA steel. I mean I like them too but there's also other. A LOT. Who will take this "experimental" legacy? No one I guess atm, for a number of reasons.

Hard times for us, very much so
 

zoltan_g

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Jan 13, 2016
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What strikes and makes me sad the most is that they had the gut (the money? the chance?) to release some beautiful WEA steelbooks for unexpected and little titles---- think about "Let The Right One In" or "IT Follows" for example - and now it's all gone. It's all spiderman and joker and whatnow now as for WEA steel. I mean I like them too but there's also other. A LOT. Who will take this "experimental" legacy? No one I guess atm, for a number of reasons.

Hard times for us, very much so
I could not agree more. The Blu Collection has given us leftfield gems in stunning packaging. I think Plain Archive could carry the flag as they have quality titles released on DVD or in preparation for BD (Jackie, The Florida Project, Thelma, Detroit, Monster Calls just to name a few), but they are unusually quiet as well. These are hard times for this industry.
 

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Sad news. The Blu and also PA? Blu had great taste in movies and released so many that no one else did (looking at you Moon, Lobster, Memento or Miss Sloane) and PA was my go to when it comes to festival movies. Who will be releasing such titles now? :( :( :(
 
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zoltan_g

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Don't get your hopes up. Read what @moviewizguy has posted in the release thread for "Portrait of a Lady on Fire":

Sad.
I remember the discussion, but they posted it last November. In the meantime they have lauched preorders for the Believer steelbook, teased both the Monster Calls and Little Drummer Girl steelbooks, the Moonlight on 4k and the Portrait of a Lady on Fire on BD. I have hope that Plain will return.
 

CleverLoginName

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Great colleciton @WKRP
I wish I had known about The Blu a bit earlier. Missed out on quite a few titles. A Chinese Odyssey, Mr. Nobody, and Midnight Diner, for example.
 
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Flloydo

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Ah man that’s such a shame about blu and PA. 2 of my favourites. but I did have a hunch.
I really wanted suspiria to be released under blu. I’m not massive on the Ons designs even though they are apparently the same design team or something.

And PAs twitter is so weird at the moment with the constant book and screenplay posts. I had a feeling something was up but kinda shaked it off that COVID had interfered for a bit with steelbook releases.

Well I really hope we still get a monster calls and little drummer girl from PA before their proper transition
 
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I had completely missed that about PA also.... some of my favourites in my collection are Blu (The Raid, It Follows) and PA (ZDT, Train to Busan) :(
 
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famagosta

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I had completely missed that about PA also.... some of my favourites in my collection are Blu (The Raid, It Follows) and PA (ZDT, Train to Busan) :(
Plain Archive is not dead as for Blu-ray releasing. It just took a (pretty large) step back and atm its focus are books and screenplays. They are still working on Blu-Ray releasing and in the future we will have other PA gems! :happy::happy:
 

Flloydo

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Plain Archive is not dead as for Blu-ray releasing. It just took a (pretty large) step back and atm its focus are books and screenplays. They are still working on Blu-Ray releasing and in the future we will have other PA gems! :happy::happy:
Oh ok. So will that include SteelBooks too? Or just their standard blu ray releases?

Basically, are you saying there’s still hope for monster calls and drummer girl? :woot::watch:
 

famagosta

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Oh ok. So will that include SteelBooks too? Or just their standard blu ray releases?

Basically, are you saying there’s still hope for monster calls and drummer girl? :woot::watch:
I don't know anything specific. I wish I do!

I just know for sure that they are not out of the "Blu-ray premium" game. They are exploring other publishing areas at the moment but they havent given up on Blus!