Likewise, on August 20 they will release the Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 Collector's Edition Steelbook for €69,99. The Season's Collections will come with The Star Trek Collection Pin - exclusive only in the Collector's Edition. Each Steelbook Collector's Edition includes an exclusive 5cm Star Trek pin and a collection code. Enter each code for all 7 seasons into the manufacturer's website and you will receive at the end an Ultimate Collection Pin Box.
Both will be Amazon.de online exclusives and are available for pre-order now.
Ok how come the US doesnt get any cool stuff like this. Trek and indiana jones are US products ! Are the studios afraid that they will not sell well here.in the us. It seems europe gets all the steelbooks and exclusives
It's not quite Season 2 of Firefly, where they could ask me to remortgage our house for a copy, and I would; but Season 1 of ST:TNG in really rather fetching packaging for a tenner more than the fifty quid the regular UK version is going to cost? I'm in. Yes, I'm the Star Trek fan demographic (aka 'suckers') that Paramount are aiming for at fifty quid a throw per season, but there you go...
@kafziel - Have fun with that. I'm not going to be subjected to the idiotic idea of non-physical media. Maybe when my kids are my age it will be a sustainable practice while offering quality. But, I will forever be a collector of physical items... especially if I'm spending money on said collection.
Some people like the look and feel of a tangible, physical object to look at. Whether it's obsolete or not, or how much it's worth, may very well be immaterial to them, as it is to me.
In the same way I have a bookshelf full of well-read paperbacks and hardbacks and haven't chucked them all on a bonfire after getting the far more convenient eBook versions, I put most of my films onto hard drives whilst still having a wall full of utterly pointless plastic and metal boxes in my study. Nine times out of ten when I watch a film it doesn't involve opening a box. But I still like having the box.
As far as value goes, I honestly couldn't care less how much a particular film will be worth in x years' time. I won't be selling my film collection, and they aren't an 'investment' over and above what they're worth to me.
I've no great desire to move completely to non-physical media, either, as I'm old fashioned and like to have something in my hand in exchange for the money I've just handed over. Cloud technology isn't the be all and end all, either, as it isn't a fully portable media format. If I want to watch a film during some downtime at work, on a quiet night shift, on my workplace's cronky old TV and player, having a copy of it on my cloud is about as much use to me as having a Blu-ray copy of it sitting on the moon.
Not that this is the place for this discussion but a move to non-physical media could be an expensive one for the consumer. If everything is stored in the cloud then we no longer physically own that item. Therefore, we will end up being charged by the studio for every viewing of a film (which is what they want). You will no longer have the right to watch it when you want to without paying for that privilege.
Then there's the fact that your IP is going to start capping your downloads and charging you for every GB you go over the limit.
Those that yearn for the death of a physical media will soon mourn its demise.
Somewhat agree with @von_Levi... Don't want shabby, but I'll take the slim cases for my maxed out disk shelves. Don't need to pay extra for the Zippo! Already compromising on INDY as is to include KOCS. However, German steelbook ST:TNG looking very nice. Best Buy... maybe???
I don't understand why dome penny-pinching people post comments here about how expensive these special editions are? Is the money really so tight? And...some complain also about US not getting some of the releases. My opinion is that it is about time that US doesn't always get everything! We here in Europe have suffered for years for not getting the cool stuff and rare releases. And, you could always get a region-free BD-player if it wouldn't cost so much...;)
#1. I like the IDEA of the steelbook cases for TNG. However, their implementation in this case SUCKS! Those nasty ass borders around each spine dissect the nice image the spines create as a collection. That's a checkmark in the NO SALE FOR ME column.
#2. The pins for TNG are a great incentive as well. They are tempting me to buy the sets from Germany. HOWEVER, the question remains whether the final COMPLETE COLLECTION pin will be able to be legitimately claimed by anyone living outside of Germany. My guess is that the answer will be a "hell no" because of added shipping costs for the retailer. Given the UNLIKELYHOOD of that pin being available to me, that's another checkmark in the NO SALE FOR ME column.
#3. ZIPPO for INDY is a great idea. However, as someone else already mentioned above, the chances are slim for that in the U.S. because of all of the overzealous and oversensitive douchebags who believe that EVERY LITTLE THING will lead to the destruction of the human race. "A zippo? Somebody's kid will get a hold of that in California and manage to burn down the White House with it. We can't have that. GET THE PICKET SIGNS READY MY FELLOW ZEALOTS! WE HAVE ANOTHER CAUSE TO FIGHT!"
I think most people in the U.S. just see the zippo or e.t. spaceship as useless trinkets. And remember, you're not getting the trinket for free, they're *selling* it to you, it's embedded into the cost of the set as a whole.
Don't be afraid US fans. I can tell you that you get mostly the better Edition (incl. more bonus features etc.) than in the german speaking part.
It was the same with Chinatown, The ten commandments, To Catch a thief... where we got NOT A SINGLE bonus features. The same happened to "Ben Hur" and "West Side Story".
Also Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocoll was in my mind very poor. Ok, of course we got a Tin Box with T-shirt and Zippo, but the bonus features with only 45 min for a Blockbuster like this it was by far not worth to buy it.