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Old 12-15-2014, 02:34 PM
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Thanks Josh - so we can expect the worst for Wild at Heart and hope for the best.
I would neither expect nor hope for Universal to make the effort to remaster any of these movies for SteelBook repackagings.

Universal released two Blu-ray editions of Wild at Heart in the UK, both problematic. The first had a DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, but an authoring error caused dialogue to come from all three front channels, which can be quite distracting. A later reissue downgraded the whole soundtrack to PCM 2.0. Whichever of these Universal puts in the SteelBook case, both are inferior to the domestic Twilight Time release, which has a correctly-authored DTS-HD MA 5.1 track.
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Shaolin Soccer

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Street Date: August 11, 2014

Studio: Studio Canal

Region: N/A - High probability of B as per This Release

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook. Ultra Limited Print Run. Limited to 2000 Copies.

Extras: N/A (Very possibly none)

Technical Info: Listed as Dolby Digital, high probability of:

Cantonese: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Cantonese: LPCM 2.0
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: LPCM 2.0

Synopsis: Get ready to kick some grass!

Sing (Chow) is a skilled Shaolin kung fu devotee whose amazing "leg of steel" catches the eye of a crippled former soccer star turned coach! Together they assemble a squad of Sing's former Shaolin brothers (now disgruntled in a comical variety of unsatisfactory occupations!) inspired by the big-money prize in a national soccer competition and Sing's wish to repay the kindness of local 'beauty' Mui (Zhao Wei). Using an unlikely mix of martial arts and newfound soccer skills, it seems an unbeatable combination...until the band of misfits must face the dreaded Team Evil in the ultimate battle for the title!

With tons of action, eye-popping special effects and nonstop laughs, here's a hilarious martial arts comedy that's also the craziest football film ever!

Comments: As mentioned above, there is a good chance it'll be a copy of the Optimum Home Entertainment Release from 2009, just under the Studio Canal label. Studio Canal owns Optimum. It's possible the reason why it was locked in the first place is indicated in one of the User Reviews of the 2009 edition. Apparently the Dub is by Miramax, so they could have insisted on the lock. All indications, including the initial art work (subject to change), suggest that the content of the disk hasn't changed.

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So much fun watching this film again.
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:06 PM
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Would love to get that Shaolin Soccer steelbook. Buuuuuuuuut it's region B locked......
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Old 12-25-2014, 05:48 PM
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Paddington
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Street Date: March 23, 2015

Studio: StudioCanal

Region: NA

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook.

Extras: NA

Technical Info: NA

Synopsis: Adapted from Michael Bond's beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home.

Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. But little do the Browns realise just how much comic mayhem one young bear will bring to their family life, and when this rarest of bears catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn't long before his home - and very existence - is under threat...

Produced by David Heyman (The Harry Potter series) Paddington, is a timeless and universal story written and directed by Paul King. With Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear, the film's all-star cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters.

Comments: Probably Region-B locked as StudioCanal has been on a trend lately doing this. Not sure if this is animated or puppetry as Paddington goes way back!

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Old 12-26-2014, 11:10 AM
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Now THAT is a beautiful steelbook. If it wasn't for the damn region locking I'd pre-order it.
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:19 AM
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Has anyone seen The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Steelbook up anywhere else? I looked on Amazon UK but it didn't seem to be there. I think it's a pretty recent listing, so it's entirely possible that Zavvi was just the first to put it up. It doesn't say 'Zavvi exclusive' after all (though there has been a case or two where it doesn't, but was still only available from them).
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:17 PM
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^^^ Amazon UK is usually a week or so behind on new release announcements. br.com is listing it as a regular release but currently only showing zavvi as only place to order from. It looks nice, I might consider it.

However, unrelated, I still do NOT see Shrek or How to Train Your Dragon listed anywhere else but zavvi and according to br.com they list em as zavvi exclusives, but yet zavvi does not.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:36 AM
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@Krawk - Safe to say that Zavvi overlooked the issue with the titles is all. An e-mail to them might correct it, though I wouldn't bother doing their work for them, personally XD
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:13 PM
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@Krawk - Safe to say that Zavvi overlooked the issue with the titles is all. An e-mail to them might correct it, though I wouldn't bother doing their work for them, personally XD
We have seen them play the game before with other titles so I really do think they had a very limited qty available. Remember they do not sell all of a certain title in one batch.
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The Departed
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Street Date: May 18, 2015

Studio: Entertainment in Video

Region: NA

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook. Limited to 2500 Copies.

Extras:
Disc One: Feature
Disc Two Bonus Features: Additional Scenes with Introduction by Martin Scorsese
Stranger Than Fiction: The Story of the Bottom Mob: The Real-Life Gangster Behin
Crossing Criminal Cultures: How Little Italy's Crime and Violence Influence Scorsese's Work
Theatrical Trailer


Technical Info: DTS-HD MA 5.1, AR 2.40:1, 2x50GB discs

Synopsis: Rookie cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) grew up in crime. That makes him the perfect mole, the man on the inside of the mob run by boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). It’s his job to win Costello’s trust and help his detective handlers (Mark Wahlberg and Martin Sheen) bring Costello down. Meanwhile, SIU officer Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) has everyone’s trust. No one suspects he’s Costello’s mole.

How these covert lives cross and collide is at the ferocious core of the widely acclaimed The Departed. Martin Scorsese directs, guiding a cast for the ages in a visceral tale of crime and consequences. This is searing, can’t-look-away filmmaking: like into the eyes of a con - or a cop - with a gun.

Comments: Although being distributed by Entertainment in Video, this is a Warner release and very likely region-free (Thank You Warner,) as is previous release. This one is a 2-disc version with extras, w0w!

Purchase this one with Gangs of New York and pay £30

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