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Okay- so one of my biggest pet peeves with Steelbooks is the Star Wars Steelbooks. All of the Star Wars Steelbooks have been an utter tragedy for me... xD

The Original 6 Steelbooks got these poorly rendered CGI Close-Ups of characters that looked terrible... The Force Awakens got the same treatment.

I thought that Blufans would release something truly special when The Force Awakens was announced as a premium release- but then they had to go and release a Steelbook with the same artwork on the Amaray.  

So please- PLEASE- with STAR WARS- a property that near every artist wants to tackle- a property that so many talented people have done such gorgeous artwork for-

Please don't just use the Amaray artwork again. 

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21 hours ago, FN-2187 said:

Okay- so one of my biggest pet peeves with Steelbooks is the Star Wars Steelbooks. All of the Star Wars Steelbooks have been an utter tragedy for me... xD

The Original 6 Steelbooks got these poorly rendered CGI Close-Ups of characters that looked terrible... The Force Awakens got the same treatment.

I thought that Blufans would release something truly special when The Force Awakens was announced as a premium release- but then they had to go and release a Steelbook with the same artwork on the Amaray.  

So please- PLEASE- with STAR WARS- a property that near every artist wants to tackle- a property that so many talented people have done such gorgeous artwork for-

Please don't just use the Amaray artwork again. 

 

Rogue one Blufans was on point. Not to mention imo being the best and closest to actual star wars movies since empire.

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3 hours ago, xSNAKExPLISSKENx said:

 

Rogue one Blufans was on point. Not to mention imo being the best and closest to actual star wars movies since empire.

 

Again, I just can’t tolerate the recycling of Amaray artwork on a Steelbook- it just feels so incredibly lazy to me... no amount of embossing or debossing and hide the fact that instead of using artwork- they just took the theatrical poster and slapped it on to the cover of their Steelbook. 

 

But oof- I am of the opposite mindset. I loathed Rogue One and I personally found it to be one of the worst Star Wars Films- on par with Attack of the Clones. :/

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16 minutes ago, FN-2187 said:

 

Again, I just can’t tolerate the recycling of Amaray artwork on a Steelbook- it just feels so incredibly lazy to me... no amount of embossing or debossing and hide the fact that instead of using artwork- they just took the theatrical poster and slapped it on to the cover of their Steelbook. 

 

But oof- I am of the opposite mindset. I loathed Rogue One and I personally found it to be one of the worst Star Wars Films- on par with Attack of the Clones. :/

 

From what I understand, all artwork for these goes through a strenuous approval process and to my knowlage most of the time can only use approved usually promotional art from the film itself, Its pretty rare for a company to use a custom or house made art work.

Which is a bummer.

 

As for R1, To each his own, But I loved it. Felt like an old Vietnam movie in the star wars universe, Everything imo that wasn't the original series or the clone wars tv show was pretty much trash.

People need to let it die and be reborn as something new with an open mind if it's going to be good again. I highly doubt Disney is going to deliver that.

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1 minute ago, xSNAKExPLISSKENx said:

 

From what I understand, all artwork for these goes through a strenuous approval process and to my knowlage most of the time can only use approved usually promotional art from the film itself, Its pretty rare for a company to use a custom or house made art work.

Which is a bummer.

 

As for R1, To each his own, But I loved it. Felt like an old Vietnam movie in the star wars universe, Everything imo that wasn't the original series or the clone wars tv show was pretty much trash.

People need to let it die and be reborn as something new with an open mind if it's going to be good again. I highly doubt Disney is going to deliver that.

 

Yeah- it’s a bit frustrating. So far- I haven’t purchased a single Star Wars Steelbook because I’ve absolutely detested all of the designs... which that level of venom is only compounded when factoring in that the BluRay release’s of the original trilogy as garbage, anyways... terrible color transfer, crushed images, and the horrid changes brought on by the Special Editions.  It’s a real shame that despite the long process of determining the artwork that they use on these releases, I find none of them interesting... even with existing artwork, though- I thought that there were better options than just using the Amaray artwork: with The Force Awakens, you had Drew Struzan’s beautiful poster, and for both The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens, you have Dan Mumford’s pieces. My dream is that eventually Mondo will get the license to release Star Wars Steelbooks, and that they’ll release a wave for the Original Trilogy with Jock’s artwork... but... being 110% that isn’t something in the realm of possibility, I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to opt for having custom Steelbooks printed to replicate that effect. 

 

I wasnt a personal fan of the recent Clone Wars series- I watched every episode, and unfortunately- there are only a handful (maybe 5 or 6) episodes that I feel did not waste my time. 

 

Rogue One didn’t feel like anything to me- I’m fine with the idea of a Star Wars story told via a war film, but Rogue One seemed to have many of the same issue’s that I had with the Prequel Trilogy: bad acting, unfocused characters with no development, an over-reliance on familiarity, wonky pacing, and tonal inconsistencies. Despite the spectacle of Rogue One being visually engaging, it felt like an under-baked film with a superfluous Star Wars dressing- and that if you blind yourself to the nostalgia of recognizing elements that were taken from other (better movies) Rogue One starts to fall apart as a narrative.

 

As far as the current direction- I’m skeptical- I think that the dominance of the Marvel film genre has geared Disney to making films in that vein, and The Last Jedi seemed to follow in that same delivery- and the whole idea of the action/ comedy blockbuster nauseates me... so if the future of Star Wars is quips- then I’m afraid I am not going to be happy in the coming years. However, I was impressed with all the creative Directions that The Last Jedi took- there seemed to be a lot of steps taken and lessons learned from the failings of previous Star Wars movies... i.e- Snoke is a boring idea of a character so let’s just get rid of him and replace him with a more interesting villain. Cool. But my issue with the Last Jedi is that it doesn’t... end... interestingly enough... whereas The Empire Strikes Back seemed to have so many ideas branching out of its ending- the Last Jedi just kind of has the end leave the audience with “Resistance = Good Vs. First Order = Bad”, and that was just... boring. 

 

I’m hoping that Disney can deliver a steady stream of Star Wars programming that’s totally different and distinguishable from just “action adventure”- but so far I’ve not been overwhelmingly impressed with anything they’ve announced.

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3 minutes ago, FN-2187 said:

 

Yeah- it’s a bit frustrating. So far- I haven’t purchased a single Star Wars Steelbook because I’ve absolutely detested all of the designs... which that level of venom is only compounded when factoring in that the BluRay release’s of the original trilogy as garbage, anyways... terrible color transfer, crushed images, and the horrid changes brought on by the Special Editions.  It’s a real shame that despite the long process of determining the artwork that they use on these releases, I find none of them interesting... even with existing artwork, though- I thought that there were better options than just using the Amaray artwork: with The Force Awakens, you had Drew Struzan’s beautiful poster, and for both The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens, you have Dan Mumford’s pieces. My dream is that eventually Mondo will get the license to release Star Wars Steelbooks, and that they’ll release a wave for the Original Trilogy with Jock’s artwork... but... being 110% that isn’t something in the realm of possibility, I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to opt for having custom Steelbooks printed to replicate that effect. 

 

I wasnt a personal fan of the recent Clone Wars series- I watched every episode, and unfortunately- there are only a handful (maybe 5 or 6) episodes that I feel did not waste my time. 

 

Rogue One didn’t feel like anything to me- I’m fine with the idea of a Star Wars story told via a war film, but Rogue One seemed to have many of the same issue’s that I had with the Prequel Trilogy: bad acting, unfocused characters with no development, an over-reliance on familiarity, wonky pacing, and tonal inconsistencies. Despite the spectacle of Rogue One being visually engaging, it felt like an under-baked film with a superfluous Star Wars dressing- and that if you blind yourself to the nostalgia of recognizing elements that were taken from other (better movies) Rogue One starts to fall apart as a narrative.

 

As far as the current direction- I’m skeptical- I think that the dominance of the Marvel film genre has geared Disney to making films in that vein, and The Last Jedi seemed to follow in that same delivery- and the whole idea of the action/ comedy blockbuster nauseates me... so if the future of Star Wars is quips- then I’m afraid I am not going to be happy in the coming years. However, I was impressed with all the creative Directions that The Last Jedi took- there seemed to be a lot of steps taken and lessons learned from the failings of previous Star Wars movies... i.e- Snoke is a boring idea of a character so let’s just get rid of him and replace him with a more interesting villain. Cool. But my issue with the Last Jedi is that it doesn’t... end... interestingly enough... whereas The Empire Strikes Back seemed to have so many ideas branching out of its ending- the Last Jedi just kind of has the end leave the audience with “Resistance = Good Vs. First Order = Bad”, and that was just... boring. 

 

I’m hoping that Disney can deliver a steady stream of Star Wars programming that’s totally different and distinguishable from just “action adventure”- but so far I’ve not been overwhelmingly impressed with anything they’ve announced.

 

all we can do is hope and I agree with a lot of your points. Somethings are better than nothing though lol, sometimes. Heck, the only reason I own BVS is the fight scene when Batman saves superman mom lmao, I donno, I love it, Otherwise I could have wiped that movie from my memory. 

 

Plus let's get real, hands down, best star wars story was The Ewoke Adventure!

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3 minutes ago, xSNAKExPLISSKENx said:

 

all we can do is hope and I agree with a lot of your points. Somethings are better than nothing though lol, sometimes. Heck, the only reason I own BVS is the fight scene when Batman saves superman mom lmao, I donno, I love it, Otherwise I could have wiped that movie from my memory. 

 

Plus let's get real, hands down, best star wars story was The Ewoke Adventure!

 

Haha! Oh yeah-? Caravan of Courage FOR THE WIN. 

 

 

xD just kidding. 

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6 hours ago, nefilim said:

Don't have any Blufans. (yep sorry) Are they region locked ?

 

From my understanding, it doesn't usually come down to the producers of each of the premium package- and it normally comes to the studio providing the disc to the retailer. 
So for something like Star Wars- with the distributor being Disney- it SHOULD be region free. 

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4 hours ago, KngKazma said:

Or something like Tesco's big sleeve version. Don't wanna start collecting another format but this looks gorgeous.

 

 

 

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I saw the same artwork and thought the same thing but, like you, I didn't want to start collecting ANOTHER form of Blurays. 

I was hoping that I'd be able to pick up the BluFans version of the steelbook- provided it was interesting enough- but alas, I suppose it was not meant for me to own a single Star Wars movie in Steelbook Format. 

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@FN-2187 SW isn't a franchise that one can simply own a single format, especially when Disney don't bundle 4k/3D  together anyway. ?

 

I'm still hoping that Blufans use Tesco's artwork for one-click/fullslip as they used to have a fullslip(?) TFA with the same big sleeve artwork. 

 

For the steelbook itself, what @hummels23has suggested is up to my alley. But it's unlikely now. 

 

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13 hours ago, KngKazma said:

@FN-2187 SW isn't a franchise that one can simply own a single format, especially when Disney don't bundle 4k/3D  together anyway. 1f605.png

 

I'm still hoping that Blufans use Tesco's artwork for one-click/fullslip as they used to have a fullslip(?) TFA with the same big sleeve artwork. 

 

For the steelbook itself, what @hummels23has suggested is up to my alley. But it's unlikely now. 

 

 

I have a love/hate.... I have a hate/hate relationship with all the available versions of Star Wars films that I can get.

Between the poor color grading, the "Special Edition" re-edits, the poorly designed covers, and the many different versions in each media- I've always been very, very dissatisfied with all the options available for purchasing Star Wars films. 

 

And for me- my biggest grip with this release as well as BluFans Force Awakens release is that the shameless recycling of the artwork on the Amaray just makes me question why I would wait for the Steelbook and not just get the Amaray?

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@FN-2187 It's the studio's fault for having such a limited artwork selection to play with (not counting those non-commission, officially licensed artworks). Despise being a gigantic franchise, I agree that its releases thus far have been quite underwhelming. But since its SW we're talking about, I'd jump at the opportunity if I could have a better, even though slightly, edition of it. 

 

For the picture quality we shouldn't have a problem with TLJ release, but for the original trilogy the that's another story. The negatives of those films were in bad shape to begin with and that "Special Ed" were George Lucas's final cut. So, we can't really do anything about it can we.  

 

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