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Digibook-less Blu-ray for Falling Down, Shawshank, Wonka

Posted August 11, 2010 04:19 AM by Juan Calonge

Warner Bros.Good news for Blu-ray enthusiasts who dislike Digibook cases: Warner Home Video has announced that, on November 16, it will re-release on regular Blu-ray cases three movies that were previously available in the studio's love-it-or-hate-it DigiBook packaging: Falling Down, The Shawshank Redemption and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Disc contents are the same as on the respective Digibook editions; the printed materials, naturally, are not included. List price has been set at $24.98, or $9.99 less than with the fancier packaging.


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News comments (39 comments)



Littering and?
  Aug 11, 2010
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ya? -more digibooks please!
could y'all possibly redo Goodfellas, I refuse to buy either!

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talbers23
  Aug 11, 2010
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Finally!!!! Shawshank is mine! Matrix next please.

Devion27
  Aug 11, 2010
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can't wait to get Wonka

PossumPete
  Aug 11, 2010
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10 bucks less than the fancier packaging! Well isn't that a kick in the crotch! I guess I'll just wait for the non-digibook release from now on.

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Wdm81
  Aug 11, 2010
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Best news i've read all day, Finally i Can pick up shawshank! WB needs to realize that they should either drop digibooks alltogether or release both kinds packaging right from Day 1, let the consumer decide rather then being forced to wait a year for the normal packaging

Digipacks are the Justin Beiber of blurays

indiansbsa
  Aug 11, 2010
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Im not so sure "fancier" is the correct description for Digibook packaging- Id say "flimsier" or, maybe, "epic fail." I'll be loading up my Wonka onto ebay, maybe even JFK (I can wait for the eventual re-release of that one). In late October, I'll unload Shawshank to prepare for the incoming upgrades. I still am not a fan of the new Shawshank art though- looks like Tim Robbins' neck is the Titanic, yet floating in the air like Madam Leota at the Haunted Mansion.
matte-merge
  Aug 11, 2010
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Now your catchin on! Next se7en standard case!!!

PossumPete
  Aug 11, 2010
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I got se7en from Canada in a standard case.

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repete66211
  Aug 11, 2010
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I really like digibooks but I would never buy one if they cost $10 more than the plastic case.

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Wdm81
  Aug 11, 2010
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I'm waiting for One flew over the cuckoo's nest in a regular case, I might even skip the new edition coming out later this year because it appears to be in a giant box and I have no use for packaging like that. 300 is the only digipak i own so one day I hope it also comes in a normal case

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DrrnHarr
  Aug 11, 2010
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The first Digibook I owned was "North By Northwest" and I hated how awkwardly it looked out of place on the shelf next to the other Blu-rays.
Since then however I have added the Digibooks for "Clash of the Titans" (1981) and "Doctor Zhivago"

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DrrnHarr
  Aug 11, 2010
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The first Digibook I owned was "North By Northwest" and I hated how awkwardly it looked out of place on the shelf next to the other Blu-rays.

Since then however I have added the Digibooks for "Clash of the Titans" (1981) and "Doctor Zhivago" and placed them by themselves so they don't look quite out of place.

Digibooks are the only special packaging that I go in for. When I purchased the Dirty Harry Ultimate Edition I threw out all the garbage that came with it, took a spare 5-disc Blu-ray case I had, and put the movies in that case with a fan-made Dirty Harry boxset cover art.

fredbalsodn
  Aug 11, 2010
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The Shawshank Redemption and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory will be mine cant wait

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that1guystudios
  Aug 11, 2010
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I got Shawshank in a Standard case nearly 2 years ago used at Blockbuster. All the Warner titles are made this way for rentals.

mtugodfath3r
  Aug 11, 2010
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Have been looking to get Shawshank cheap but now I guess I can wait. I think the $9.99 cheaper price tag says it all. There may be a fan base for digibooks but for those of us that either don't like them or could care less, the packaging is certainly just a way to boost the price and keep it high.

Fortunately the consumer wins again (finally) for these great catalog titles... Hooray Capitalism!

JediFonger
  Aug 11, 2010
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does this mean that all digibooks are limited editions? i know that clash of the titans 1981 will be OOP soon

MCT
  Aug 11, 2010
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FINALLY I can get Willy Wonka without paying for that ugly ass digibook packaging.
ghostwolf78
  Aug 11, 2010
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To be honest . . . I like the Blu-ray books - I have all of them that have been released so far (24 total) and much like 'DrrnHarr' I keep them separate from the standard Blu-ray cases - I feel it adds to the materialist essence of my collection . . . plus I actually read and like the information provided in the books - Can't wait for Seven, Exorcist, King Kong and as far as I know Rocky Horror will be available in both book and standard . . . to each his own I guess - I'm just happy that they are released on Blu-ray in the first place!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't even get me started on the fact that several films have yet to even be rumored to make the 'final transition'!!!! But that's not what this thread is about . . . I say lets keep the Blu-ray books around - they are fun and add that little bit of punch to the shelves!!!!!!!

on a side note: it did annoy the hell out of me when I first started to line them in alphabetical order but once I made a special shelf for just Blu-ray books I was much calmer . . .

Have fun and be safe y'all

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wnicholas76
  Aug 11, 2010
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I still haven't gotten both Shawshank or Wonka yet, but I'm still gonna get them eventually, regardless of whether it's the Digibook or not.

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ckenisell
  Aug 11, 2010
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Good. I hate Digibooks and have stayed clear on purpose. Glad to see these come out in the normal cases. I'll likely get SR.

Verbal
  Aug 11, 2010
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In other news, I've been enjoying these titles for ages now. OCD much, folks?
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nolfoc
  Aug 11, 2010
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where is the Green Mile???? ive been waiting forever!!! lets go WB
DefendNolaguy
  Aug 11, 2010
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Thats just fanastic. I just bough willy wonka not to long ago.
Titanicfave
  Aug 11, 2010
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FINALLY!!!!! The Shawshank Redemption has been out since 11/4/2008 and I really wanted to purchase it on day one but I just plain don't like those digibooks!

mtugodfath3r
  Aug 11, 2010
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Verbal, for some of us, its not just the fact its in different packaging... many of us who avoid digibooks could care less. However its the fact that titles released solely in digibooks have list prices around $10 more than what the same movie may go for in regular cases and don't have the standard price drop after their release like other movies.

For example, Willy Wonka has been out over 10 months now and is still listed on Amazon for $24.99. Shawshank has been out over 20 months and other than a quick sale last November has never dipped below $20.

For some of us its tough spending that kind of money on catalog titles, regardless of how good the movie and/or transfer may be. With the list price on both of the above mentioned films being $24.99 we can probably expect to see them release for cheaper than they've ever been in digibook form. So for those of us who could care less about the extras included in digibook packaging this is a huge win!

AutomaticDriver
  Aug 11, 2010
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While I already have Shawshank and Wonka(I really like Digibooks). I am glad they are releasing those movies in standard cases for people who dislikes Digibooks. They should have had it from the very begining. So people had the choice.

EricJ
  Aug 11, 2010
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Me, I LOVE Digibooks--They're pricey, and I have to wait for used copies to dip on Amazon, but they're what used to be found in theaters: Souvenir programs (which you used to be able to buy in the lobby, as recently as Star Wars and E.T.)
It just feels more like a Home Theater to have a shelf full of souvenir movie programs, with the actual -movie- included.

The Big Blue
  Aug 11, 2010
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Yea!!

MCT
  Aug 11, 2010
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I said it once and I'll say it again...anyone who minus' me, I'm minusing [Gary Oldman] EEVVERRYYONNNE! [/Gary Oldman]

Icedburden
  Aug 11, 2010
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I agree Eric J. They look awesome sitting by their selves. I'm probably going to get a nice glass stand to show em off. Long Live Digibooks!
ibeetle
  Aug 11, 2010
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Awww man, Willy Wonka producer David Wolper died today. He produced a bunch other stuff too, but Roots was probably his biggest achievement.
irman925
  Aug 11, 2010
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Yeeeeeeessss!!!!!! Love shawshank! Digibooks........not so much

CF FilmFan
  Aug 11, 2010
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All three are great...looking forward to their release.
JoeGillis
  Aug 12, 2010
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OK - for those of you complaining about the price, here's an idea - don't buy BLU-RAYS! If you're that damn cheap that you have to wait for a used Amazon.com copy, why don't you don't you just find the same DVD version in a bargain bin at your local Wal-Mart? Maybe Blu-ray is not the format for you if you're on a budget?

When it comes to buying these movies, I never really expect them to be cheap (except something like Wrong Turn 3). Digibooks are wrong because they don't look good in your movie library. I have OCD and I am proud of it. Pick one case format and stick with it. I mean, they don't make spice racks with different sized glass containers. All hail order...death to Digibooks!

vicissitudes
  Aug 12, 2010
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Waited two years for Shawshank in normal case...will buy!
HaloIsOverrated
  Aug 13, 2010
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I wonder if this means the digibooks will eventually go discontinued and thus cheaper...I'd probably pick one up at that point.
dlnail
  Aug 13, 2010
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I am so glad that WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is being released in a standard case! Keep them coming, please. I wasn't really interested in purchasing SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION but might now consider it because it's being released in a standard case too.
THANK YOU WARNER HOME VIDEO

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DaveSimonH
  Aug 14, 2010
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How could you not like the digibooks? I don't have any as I don't think they do them in the UK (for the most part at least), they look cool at least.

pab1219
  Aug 15, 2010
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Just bought Bonnie/Clyde yesterday.


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