The Lion King (4K+2D Blu-ray SteelBook) (Zavvi Exclusive) [UK]

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snooloui

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Release date: December 3, 2018
Purchase link: Zavvi
Price: £27.99

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nutcaseshy

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This will be mine. My favourite Disney Animation film is being released in 4K!!
 

Drum18

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Would be nice if Disney UK issued steelbook releases of some some of the missing "classics" instead of rereleases on a niche format. Can't say i like the art either, it completerly lacks any of the classic imagry and logos for the film. Why not do a release featurinhg the original poster?
 

Steelselecta

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What a load of shite! Cheap ass looking steel and way too expensive!

Yes I know it’s 4K, but are cartoons really that much better looking in 4K?

Don’t know as I don’t have a 4K TV and don’t plan to get one anytime soon either, but I would of thought cartoons don’t really look much better compared to their Blu Ray versions. It must be minimal surely?
 
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Artworks not up to scratch for this film so I will give it a miss
 
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Hmm, not too sure about the art, me thinks it’ll wind up looking like etched on bare metal. Gives me hope that there’ll be a standard 4K release though!
 
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i like the art but nothing will be close in terms of steelbook to the original zavvi or the Asian one........im not saying i wont get it lol
 

Flloydo

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Really not feeling the art. Strange choice for the inside too. I like the illustration but it’s a strange choice
 

hatredhorror

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we already have enough (nice) lion king steelbooks.. just replace the disc and voila :) (if you at all care for 4k)
 

steelbookz4eva

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I don't care for the 4K but I am a in for anything that is lion king related so I'll definitely grab this :)
 
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Another re-release

Awful artwork compared to previous ones...actually no, it just looks like it's been slapped dashed together.

The spine font being different, like a Microsoft Word font change.

Come on @zavvi you were doing so well with the new Disney releases, you couldn't have waited until the live action Lion King film was almost out or something. You still have a lot of unreleased Disney and Pixar steelbooks left to go, hell re-release ones with awful/boring WWA like Finding Dory, Inside Out, Monsters University, The Good Dinosaur, Zootopia, Coco, Moana etc
 

yeslek

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Thats a nice looking steel front, though the sketch stuff all over, with nice 'bossing would be perfect IMO... but doesnt matter either way as I'll stick with 3D (plus I'm now a long way off of upgrading my TV
 
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At first sight seriously unappealing compared to previous LION KING UK steelbooks - reprising almost exactly the 'good lion/bad lion' pose of the recent Best Buy Signature Edition . . . only this time more obviously:-
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Thankfully with this one no famously daft title treatment . . . in fact, appears to have no title treatment of any kind on the front making this as far as I remember only the second Zavvi Disney classic steelbook to be treated thus (after the drop dead gorgeousness of the original UK FROZEN steelbook) . . .
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. . . but of course the title is bound to be on the front of the O-ring (just as it was w/ FROZEN).

Was not expecting this type of artwork for THE LION KING - what with all the talk of a continuation of the Tom Whalen Disney line . . . was hoping for Whalen artwork to keep THE INCREDIBLES company. . .
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As for the sketches covering the outside of the steelbook: TBH would have preferred them covering the inside instead . . . even though they appear to be from the pen of the talented Disney artist Andreas Deja who was the Supervising Animator on this film as well as on a host of others:-
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Finally, despite being a longtime fan of the works of M.C. Escher, not sorry they didn't use this art for the steelbook which - as with most if not all of Escher's trompe l'oeil works - once seen cannot be unseen:-
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#20
There are still tons of this disaster in stock at Best Buy Canada.

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