X-Men: Dark Phoenix (4K+2D Blu-ray SteelBook) (Best Buy Exclusive) [Canada]

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Jan 24, 2014
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Saw this last night. Slam me if you will, but me and my friends quite enjoyed it. We also agreed that Apocalypse was just atrocious. Should be removed from the timeline altogether. Mind you, trying to a get a spine slash free steelbook was a near impossiblity, but I did succeed in the end. Just my 5 cents worth :LOL:

Cheers!
Haven't seen it yet but they say its the last X-Men. Does this continue from Apocalypse or is it like marvel movies and go all over the place. The rate I am with movies by the time I see this it will be released on Bluray.
 

Shadow of Light

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Haven't seen it yet but they say its the last X-Men. Does this continue from Apocalypse or is it like marvel movies and go all over the place. The rate I am with movies by the time I see this it will be released on Bluray.
Yes, it is the last movie in this rendition until Disney decides what to do with the X-Men now that they own Fox. It's definitely after Apocalypse, but there is no connection to the previous movie other than focussing on Jean Grey's powers as they manifested themselves in the previous movie. There is a brief backstory told about her. Other than that, can almost be a stand alone movie.

Cheers!
 
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Orange Splice

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I personally liked the original artwork more, but I'll have to wait and see what it looks like in-hand.

Anyway, I posted this in the Best Buy US thread, but just in case people are interested, IGN posted some details about the Steelbook's artwork:

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/07/17/x-men-dark-phoenix-movie-steelbook-blu-ray-bill-sienkiewicz


We have an exclusive first look at the Dark Phoenix steelbook packaging, painted by New Mutants and Elektra: Assassin artist Bill Sienkiewicz.

We had the chance to talk with Sienkiewicz over the phone about the process of designing the steelbook art and get his thoughts on lending his own touch to a beloved story from the X-Men comics. Sienkiewicz told us that, despite not having worked on the original Dark Phoenix Saga from the comics, Fox approached him for the job because his unique art style was a match for the tone of the movie.

"For me, it was an opportunity to take what they were doing in the film and imbue it with a lot of the stuff I would have liked to have seen in the comics," said Sienkiewicz. "It's always an interesting mash-up."

Sienkiewicz noted that the rebooted X-Men series shares as much in common with his New Mutants work as it does the traditional X-Men comics.

"Even though the X-Men and New Mutants are sort of corollary, and the New Mutants are sort of a younger version of the X-Men and have their own essence, what they did with the relaunch... and going away from the earlier Bryan Singer versions to the newer ones with [James] McAvoy and [Michael] Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, I always sort of viewed them in the same way."

Sienkiewicz told us one of the benefits of the assignment was an opportunity to move away from the traditional studio approach to movie posters and DVD covers and focus on the abstract design of the Phoenix. "I liked the idea of going simple and graphic with it. And then the back cover with just the X there. It works really wonderfully as a bookend, from the Phoenix on the front cover to the after-image of the X on the back cover, and then you have all the figures inside... It tells the story. It doesn't assault you with 50 characters on the cover. It says everything you need to know."

According to Sienkiewicz, because the steelbook cover is being marketed to a more collector-oriented audience, he faced few restrictions with his designs other than the need to adhere to the studio's actor likeness clauses. "The main thing is to nail the likenesses, but also just to run with the design and my technique, which can be everything from photorealistic to complete Abstract Expressionism. If anything, they were almost encouraging me to push it, which is usually not what you see in more of a commercial assignment. I couldn't be more thrilled with the collaborative process."

For fans who want to get their hands on this image ahead of the steelbook's release, Siekiewicz will also be holding a signing event at Comic-Con this week. The event will run from 2-4pm PST on Thursday, July 18 at Sienkiewicz's booth (#2614), with fans able to claim a limited number of free, signed art prints featuring his Dark Phoenix artwork.
 
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I’m keeping the backorder and placed a preorder. Don’t think we’ve definitely established if the backorders will get a delivery or not.
 

Shadow of Light

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Mar 10, 2011
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So mine just arrived and it looks HORRIBLE.

I think they used LOW-Res artwork on the cover because its very pixelated and looks really really bad!!!
Not sure how this got approved.

I"ll post pics shortly.
That's just great. Guess I'm looking at disappointment when I open my box up later today. The whole thing was probably an afterthought with the Disney / Fox merger and the fact the movie was in limbo for so long.
 

kaw

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So mine just arrived and it looks HORRIBLE.

I think they used LOW-Res artwork on the cover because its very pixelated and looks really really bad!!!
Not sure how this got approved.

I"ll post pics shortly.
That's just great. Guess I'm looking at disappointment when I open my box up later today. The whole thing was probably an afterthought with the Disney / Fox merger and the fact the movie was in limbo for so long.
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Pictures don't do justice how bad this thing looks. Unacceptable if you ask me.
 
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If I remember correctly Apocalypse eventually dropped to $10 but that didn't have a 4K disc. The title was embossed and included a border though.