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Geek Peek: Avatar SteelBook UK Blu-ray

Posted March 2, 2010 02:12 PM by Juan Calonge

20th Century FoxAvatar still hasn't an official Blu-ray date, but British retailers already have received cover art images for the upcoming BD edition. The image posted indicates that the UK branch of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release James Cameron's megablockbuster in a SteelBook release with artcards and a printed "Activist Survival Guide."



The second disc is a DVD.

No other release details are available at the moment.

Thanks to forum member "che84".


Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United Kingdom United States [Country settings]

News comments (23 comments)


Jarnost
  Mar 02, 2010
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I wonder how many countries will follow, I do like the artwork!

Verbal
  Mar 02, 2010
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Not sure I like the cover of this one...it's framed a fair bit tighter than the one-sheet posters that were out in theatres.

Everything else looks great.

The Chosen One
  Mar 02, 2010
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Hmmm I really do wonder how many blu-ray editions of this movie will come out. I understand companies want to earn money but somehow I got a feeling they will release 4-5 versions of this before releases a complete final definitive version.
Malibu
  Mar 02, 2010
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Looks great!! I like the artwork and the cards. This is without a doubt a firts day buy! And the more versions there be the better, I will buy them all! Great film and I expect a breathtaking video quality.

Shanester
  Mar 02, 2010
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Where's the picture of Quaritch in the battleship holding his cup of coffee? I love that one!!

digitalbabe
  Mar 02, 2010
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Looks great-will add to my collection!:)

sinister184
  Mar 02, 2010
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pretty standard artwork. Its nice. I just would like to see something original for the cover release.

*RedStar*
  Mar 02, 2010
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Nice, hope we get a group buy for the States, you know somebody like BB is gonna screw this up and give us a dvd sized steelbook for the blu-ray. just see it coming. hope FS gets a set too.
Jason_Gladstone
  Mar 02, 2010
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@ Malibu (or anyone who would like to answer) - I have seen other people mention that they buy multiple versions of the same film. I understand if the original was substandard or something like that. But to plan on buying multiple versions of the same file is beyond my decidedly novice comprehension. (I'm rather new to Blu)

Would someone mind explaining? It seems like a waste of money to me...?

wallendo
  Mar 02, 2010
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This looks like a BD and DVD set (on separate discs).

I'm sure in the US we will likely get:
1) Store specific steelbook
2) Single disc
3) Single BD + DVD
4) Single BD + DVD + Digital copy
5) Four disc (2DB +DVD + digital copy)
6) Collector's set (Four discs + useless cards)
7) Ultimate Collectors set (same as #6 but in a big box and costing $30 more)
And that's just the 2D releases
In 2011, after people have had the chance to get 3D gear over the holidays, Fox will come out with multiple 3D editions

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STARSCREAM
  Mar 02, 2010
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LOVE IT! Hope we get the exact same thing here in US.

Lincoln6Echo
  Mar 02, 2010
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Avatar, Smavatar, where's my steelbook deluxe edition of Hurt Locker with viles of genuine Iraqi sand?

tat015
  Mar 02, 2010
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mexico release date april 23 http://www.mixup.com/mixup/product.aspx?sku=86162251450

starman 75
  Mar 02, 2010
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can't wait till this comes out. blu-ray sales will sky rocket for this one. this is one of those movies that you will see new thing's each time you watch it .

Dr. Manhattan
  Mar 02, 2010
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MovieStop has a release of April 18 or 25, can't remember which

tru blu
  Mar 02, 2010
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Australia has this but it's a steel cover for the blu-ray

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/811450

Would like a steel book. May import this.

RIKANA
  Mar 02, 2010
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I call the steelbook:3

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Dicmatic
  Mar 02, 2010
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What's up with the UK getting all the steelbooks? Are the U.S. gonna get these?

clemery
  Mar 02, 2010
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Can't say I'm a big fan of steelbooks. They are too common now for me to consider them as special or collector's editions. The cards and 'activist survival guide' just screams of 'cheap ploy'. But the greatest reason is that after years of DVD collecting, shelf space is far more valuable than gimmicky packaging. Unless an SE has custom packaging that appeals to me (e.g. the 'batpod' Dark Knight CE), I would much rather standard sized packaging. I even go so far as to import US releases as the covers are half the thickness of those sold here in Australia (and usually has cover art that isn't tarnished by hideously large classification ratings!)
mredman
  Mar 02, 2010
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I really don't think many will have 3D in 2011. Still the majority have DVD and still hasn't even gotten bluray yet (shame on them). This 3D thing will not take off so soon like the studio thinks

thelastz28
  Mar 03, 2010
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@ Jason_Gladstone, some people like to collect the different versions because the cover art is slightly different. I don't do this, but some do.

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jw
  Mar 03, 2010
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US and Canada wont have a SteelBook until 4th Quarter, if then. Supposedly Camerons doesnt want any special editions, etc.

stubiedoo
  Mar 03, 2010
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I love the film but i've never liked that close up image of Neytiri on the cover and on the film posters.It dosen't even look like her and dosen't give a good impression of the movie if you don't know much about it.I've already got the survival guide book and its great but i reckon this will be just a sample of it.I'm not a big fan of steelbooks but i reckon it would be nice to have Avatar in one seeing i haven't got any but who knows what exclusives the different sites will hand out.


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