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The Ghost in the Shell Best Buy Steelbook is live in the USA... 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ghost-in-the-shell-steelbook-includes-digital-copy-blu-ray-dvd-only--bes...

 

Can you guys snag a couple from your brother down south and sell it up here too!?

That would be greatly appreciated cause this one is beautiful!!! I must have it!


Okay, I need to draw a line now. Did you actually see the new Ghost in the Shell? It's supposed to be AWFUL and it tanked almost completely this weekend. Why oh why would anyone want to buy a steelbook for this?

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Re: Upcoming SteelBooks Discussion Thread


kaw wrote:

@BBYTerence

The Ghost in the Shell Best Buy Steelbook is live in the USA... 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ghost-in-the-shell-steelbook-includes-digital-copy-blu-ray-dvd-only--bes...

 

Can you guys snag a couple from your brother down south and sell it up here too!?

That would be greatly appreciated cause this one is beautiful!!! I must have it!


 

Ghost in the Shell . . . It's not on the lists I've received for April or May. I haven't received a list for June yet. If it shows up on a new list down the road, I'll let you know Smiley Happy

 

 

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pikachuforever wrote:

kaw wrote:

@BBYTerence

The Ghost in the Shell Best Buy Steelbook is live in the USA... 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ghost-in-the-shell-steelbook-includes-digital-copy-blu-ray-dvd-only--bes...

 

Can you guys snag a couple from your brother down south and sell it up here too!?

That would be greatly appreciated cause this one is beautiful!!! I must have it!


Okay, I need to draw a line now. Did you actually see the new Ghost in the Shell? It's supposed to be AWFUL and it tanked almost completely this weekend. Why oh why would anyone want to buy a steelbook for this?


Sadly @pikachuforever I went to see Ghost in the Shell and I was not happy with it; but that is just my opinion. I doubt decisions on what movies to get steelbook releases is determined by box office success; because if that was the case there was a movie that came out called GET OUT which is now the highest grossing film for an original screenplay and I do not see it getting a steelbook for this film. But as always this is just my opinion and about as worthless as the paper this is written on so to speak. I do have one question out of the movies that have been slated for Steelbook release in Best Buy Canada and USA what movies do you believe should actually get a steelbook release and what movies would you actually purchase? Because in all honesty I was impressed with XXX Return of Xander Cage and while enjoyed LaLa Land at the movie theaters I did not like it that much were I wanted to own it as a steelbook. On the other hand Beauty and the Beast I really enjoyed (sat through it twice) and have no problem getting that in steelbook.   

 

Here are links concerning the movie Get Out

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/03/14/get-out-and-jordan-peele-ju...

 

http://comicbook.com/movies/2017/04/02/get-out-is-now-the-highest-grossing-original-screenplay-debut...

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bjmaxvin67 wrote:

pikachuforever wrote:

kaw wrote:

@BBYTerence

The Ghost in the Shell Best Buy Steelbook is live in the USA... 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ghost-in-the-shell-steelbook-includes-digital-copy-blu-ray-dvd-only--bes...

 

Can you guys snag a couple from your brother down south and sell it up here too!?

That would be greatly appreciated cause this one is beautiful!!! I must have it!


Okay, I need to draw a line now. Did you actually see the new Ghost in the Shell? It's supposed to be AWFUL and it tanked almost completely this weekend. Why oh why would anyone want to buy a steelbook for this?


Sadly @pikachuforever I went to see Ghost in the Shell and I was not happy with it; but that is just my opinion. I doubt decisions on what movies to get steelbook releases is determined by box office success; because if that was the case there was a movie that came out called GET OUT which is now the highest grossing film for an original screenplay and I do not see it getting a steelbook for this film. But as always this is just my opinion and about as worthless as the paper this is written on so to speak.

 

Here are links concerning the movie Get Out

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/03/14/get-out-and-jordan-peele-ju...

 

http://comicbook.com/movies/2017/04/02/get-out-is-now-the-highest-grossing-original-screenplay-debut...


I think anybody with even a passing knowledge of movies has heard of Get Out by now, haha.

I've been telling everyone I know to see it since its release in February. One of my faves this year, but I wouldn't have foreseen it as a steelbook candidate even if we knew in advance that it would be such a huge success.

And based on the process @BBYTerence has outlined in the past, I think early suggestions of box office success were a barometer they used to determine which titles got steelbooks. And GITS hasn't had any momentum at all in the weeks/months leading up to its release, so it flopping or sucking shouldn't have been a surprise to anyone.

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Quick question to @BBYTerence

Back in the day, we had an awesome "community feeling" when a certain product buyer (zerox39 not to name it) who would do a little "extra" for us SteelBook Fans.  Few days prior to release, we had the chance to see a video preview of the actual steelbook case that helped "promote" the upcoming release.


Few exemples:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEEveHtzeje/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BC07mygzep0/

https://www.instagram.com/p/3hmOEZzehv/

https://www.instagram.com/p/0LPI2MTeiO/

 

Do you think, it would be something that could come back eventually from the Movie team and/or with your help?

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Re: Upcoming SteelBooks Discussion Thread


pikachuforever wrote:

kaw wrote:

@BBYTerence

The Ghost in the Shell Best Buy Steelbook is live in the USA... 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ghost-in-the-shell-steelbook-includes-digital-copy-blu-ray-dvd-only--bes...

 

Can you guys snag a couple from your brother down south and sell it up here too!?

That would be greatly appreciated cause this one is beautiful!!! I must have it!


Okay, I need to draw a line now. Did you actually see the new Ghost in the Shell? It's supposed to be AWFUL and it tanked almost completely this weekend. Why oh why would anyone want to buy a steelbook for this?


 

 The reason why studios do things like steelbooks is to get suckers like myself into buying their film. I own plenty of movies I would have never bought normally but because it was released in a steelbook I did. 

 

No I haven't seen Ghost in the Shell yet. But if a steelbook was released here that looks like the one USA is releasing, Instantly bought. Plus why do you think its "AWFUL"? it is at 43% on RT which means a lot of people liked it. More people liked THIS movie then something like BvS.

 

I would say more movies bellow the 50% mark on RT get released as a steelbook then above 50%.

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Re: Upcoming SteelBooks Discussion Thread

Generally it's blockbusters that get steelbook releases, and whether or not the movie is good or bad they'll still get a steelbook. 

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kaw wrote:

The reason why studios do things like steelbooks is to get suckers like myself into buying their film. I own plenty of movies I would have never bought normally but because it was released in a steelbook I did. 

No I haven't seen Ghost in the Shell yet. But if a steelbook was released here that looks like the one USA is releasing, Instantly bought. Plus why do you think its "AWFUL"? it is at 43% on RT which means a lot of people liked it. More people liked THIS movie then something like BvS.

I would say more movies bellow the 50% mark on RT get released as a steelbook then above 50%.


Twitter has been lighting up since last week over how atrociously bad the film is, and have been harping on the whitewashing controversy (which is even worse if you know what happens in the third act).

 

As for Rotten Tomatoes, I wouldn't hold their percentages in that high esteem. If a movie gets a 3/5, it's generally considered fresh (whereas a 6/10, its equivalent, is considered rotten?). It's not very accurate at all, especially when you read the pull quotes they have which say something along the lines of "It has great visuals and ScarJo is really good, but the movie is really bad". 

 

The point of my original comment is more to say we should be investing steelbook dollars into good movies, and movies that deserve it. Not franchise non-starter garbage.

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Drum18 wrote:

Quick question to @BBYTerence

Back in the day, we had an awesome "community feeling" when a certain product buyer (zerox39 not to name it) who would do a little "extra" for us SteelBook Fans.  Few days prior to release, we had the chance to see a video preview of the actual steelbook case that helped "promote" the upcoming release.


Few exemples:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEEveHtzeje/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BC07mygzep0/

https://www.instagram.com/p/3hmOEZzehv/

https://www.instagram.com/p/0LPI2MTeiO/

 

Do you think, it would be something that could come back eventually from the Movie team and/or with your help?


@Drum18

 

That's pretty cool!

 

I'll have to talk to the movie team about something like this. I'll chat with zerox39 as well. Smiley Happy

 

 

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Well @ShadowOfLight, @pikachuforever@newmantrophy, @kaw and @BBYTerence it looks like Ghost In the Shell Is getting a Steelbook release in Best Buy Canada.

 

 http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ghost-in-the-shell-steelbook-only-at-best-buy-4k-ultra-hd-blu-ra...?