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Old 07-22-2018, 03:14 PM
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This thread is here to showcase Zavvi Exclusive 4K Steelbooks. Consider this a sister thread to the other Zavvi threads. We have a Zavvi Thread for general Zavvi SteelBook releases, as well as a Zavvi Thread to showcase Disney/Pixar releases, so please use the appropriate thread when posting.

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Current Shortcuts for Zavvi Steelbooks:

ALL Steelbooks
Preorders
Available Now
Disney Collection
Pixar Collection

ABOUT Zavvi:
Zavvi is an online retailer based in Cheshire UK that sells, among other things Blu Rays, Dvds and Video Games. Zavvi is well known for their exclusive steelbook Blu Ray discs and dvds. Zavvi also has a second chance outlet on Ebay, give it a try for some of the "Sold Out" titles.

Zavvi accepts most major credit cards and Paypal and charges a flat low cost rate for International Standard Shipping. This rate is per order, not per item. A higher rate is available for Tracked International Shipping, and the rates and options go up from there.

Purchasing Tip: Often times after a new release announcement the title will show up as "SOLD OUT" on Zavvi's website. This means one of two things: 1) The item is sold out or most likely 2) Pre-ordering has not been opened up yet for this item. There is also many a time when an item will be available, then Sold Out again. Keep checking as it appears Zavvi opens up ordering in waves, and the item might just well be available to purchase once again. Often times as a result of cancellations and purges of invalid orders.

Region Coding: With the 4K disc, you can be pretty sure it will play in your 4K player, regardless of region. But with the often times enclosed Blu-ray, you run the chance of getting a Region B locked title. Zavvi tends to list everything as Region B even if the contrary is known. A rule of thumb is that many of the major studio titles are Region Free. Disney/Pixar, except for The Jungle Book and the newest Sleeping Beauty release has had all their Steelbooks Region Free. Universal as a general rule also produces region free titles. Fox and Paramount titles are hit and miss so some legwork might be necessary. Adding to the confusion, some titles that might be released by Fox or Paramount in the USA might be released by Universal in the UK, see Gladiator, which is Region Free. This method is not 100%, but if a title is already available in the UK in a non-Steelbook, check Amazon UK for the same title and see what their data states. Also check THIS site as they may also have region coding accurately listed as well. Two less reliable resources but still worth a look, Region Free Movies.com, Blu Ray Region Coding Info and a master listed at AVS Forums. There's always the region-selectable player route, such as an Oppo with the right aftermarket kit, or other PC alternatives such as MakeMKV or Anydvd. One could also utilize their resources and ask in this forum, someone may know, that's what we're here for. In theory you could also purchase a region B player and use it in your country-just make sure the power supply can handle your voltage/line frequency, which most modern players can.

Other Details: Zavvi also is in the habit of listing audio details incorrectly on preorders. They will list something as Dolby Digital when previously a title got a True HD or DTS HDMA treatment. Follow the same suggestions as with Region Coding but in general, if the title was released with lossless audio, the Steelbook will also have it, at least for the English track. Once again Disney has made the exception by releasing Tarzan with lossy audio.

Typical Exclusive Steelbook Quantities:

Disney/Pixar, 4,000 pieces
Standard, 2,500 pieces
Ultra Limited, 2,000 pieces.

Protect Your Investment: If you want to buy Steelbooks strictly for collecting, they will be safely stored on a shelf and unopened. However, if you want to get enjoyment from your collection and protect it, might I suggest storing them in resealable poly-bags, such as comic book collector bags (minus the cardboard inserts) or go to THIS page and mail order these bags. They indicate they are for dvd cases, keep in mind that Steelbooks are larger than standard blu rays so you need a little more room. Blu Ray specific bags can be purchased but you risk splitting them unless you have the lower profile steelbooks. Also try MeritLine as they often run a sale and offer low shipping rates.
One other choice and it is to the extreme are THESE sleeves. They're like slipcovers on steroids. They will set you back about $30 for 25 (Shipped) to the U.S.


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Street Date: October 29, 2018

Studio: StudioCanal

Enclosed BD Region: B (locked)

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Steelbook

Extras:
BLU-RAY 1 (4K Disc):

The movie
Audio commentary with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel and Greg Nicotero

BLU-RAY 2 :

52min bonus about the influence of the movie on famous directors (Guillermo Del Toro, etc.)
Shallowed Souls : The making of Evil Dead 2
Dead by dawn
The chosen ones
Special effects
Madman Sam
Re-animated
Method to madness
Rosebud
Cabin Fever - A "Fly on the Wall" - Look Behind the Scenes of EVIL DEAD 2
Road to Wadesboro: revisiting the shooting location with filmmaker Tony Elwood
Making of 2 "The Gore the Merrier”
Interview with Bruce Campbell
Original trailer


Technical Info: Audio Unknown, AR 1.85:1, 1 UHD-BD + 1 FHD-BD-50

Synopsis: Ash, the sole survivor of The Evil Dead, returns to the same cabin in the woods and again unleashes the forces of the dead. With his girlfriend possessed by demons and his body parts runnning amok, Ash is forced to single-handedly battle the legions of the damned as the most lethal — and groovy — hero in horror movie history!

Comments: As the USA version of this release is a LionsGate release, it is pretty much a foregone conclusion that the UK counterpart Blu-ray will be region B (locked) -- of course the 4K disc is not region coded.
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I'll wait on this one - if they're not actually going to do a full new 4K restoration I think I'd keep to the most recent BR.
Now if we could get a Braindead/Dead Alive in 4K - all cuts - I'd pull the trigger in a microsecond.
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Ant-Man and The Wasp 4K+HD Combo pack.
3D+HD Combo also available. Expect the cover art to change. Expect Best Buy USA to carry the 4K Combo , as well as a regular HD version without the 3D.
Will update at a later time.

https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/ant-ma.../11838784.html

https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/ant-ma.../11838783.html
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First Blood -
https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/rambo-.../11902164.html

Rambo - First Blood Part 2 -
https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/rambo-.../11902165.html

Rambo 3 -
https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/rambo-.../11902166.html
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Street Date: December 3, 2018

Studio: Disney

Enclosed BD Region: Free

Zavvi Description: UExclusive (Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD) Steelbook

Extras:
5 Song Selections
Nathan and Matthew: The Extended Lion King Conversation
The Recording Sessions
Inside The Story Room With Introduction by Co-Directors Roger Allers And Rob Minkoff
Visualising A Villain
Classic Bonus


Technical Info:

UHD:

7.1.4 Dolby Atmos: English
Dolby Digital Plus 7.1: German, Japanese, French
Dolby Digital 5.1: Korean, Latin Spanish
Dolby 2.0: Mandarin

BLU-RAY:

DTS-HD MA 7.1: English
Dolby Digital 5.1: Latin Spanish, French


Synopsis: Roaring onto dazzling 4K Ultra HD™ for the first time – celebrate the full glory of Disney’s magnificent coming-of-age masterpiece, The Lion King! With humour and heart, breathtaking animation, and award-winning music, this much-beloved story transports you to the Pride Lands and inspires generations of fans.

Comments: Not sure why the reason to reinvent the cover art. It's not offensive, but one of the things that makes this movie so great is the final product and the vibrant colors.

Available at Best Buy as well

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Atomic Blonde 4K was just revealed from Zavvi, but it's the same shit :sick01: PopArt cover offered at Best Buy, shown here:


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Zavvi Link provided so you can see the back cover and inner art.
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Better than the Best Buy Canada version though, IMO.
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