Design Overkill Part 2 – Blu-Ray & DVD
As it’s so easy to download your favorite movie for free (and illegally) on the internet, designers of DVDs and Blu-Ray packaging are going way, way out of their way to sweeten the deal with extras, bonuses, toys and insane geegaws. It’s all about the packaging baby- (something you still can’t download, yet.) How else do you make people buy a stinker of a movie like Terminator Salvation.
Lost – The Series – 36 Discs, comes w/ board game, prop replicas and book all in a weird box
Transformers – Ultimate – 7 discs (why, why why) in a metal box w/ a framed film strip signed by the fabulous Mr. Michael Bay. I believe this is just the first movie, though it may be all 3.
Twilight – Eclipse – From Japan (of course). One film on 4 discs, extras galore, cards, still, jewel box, charms, etc. For the seriously troubled collector.
Twilight – Breaking Dawn – Again from Japan
Scarface – Packaged in a working humidor. “The World is Yours”. Your friends will be impressed.
Blade Runner Ultimate – 5 discs. The movie in 4 different versions. With toys, stills and books. All in a sweet metal attache case.
Harry Potter – The Wizards Collection All the films on 4 discs each, totaling 32. Tons of extras, books, toys, etc all in a wooden chest of drawers.
Watchmen – The Owls’ light up space ship with 2 discs.
The Matrix – 5 discs in a sweet cheap plastic space ship.
Walking Dead Season 3 – Nice lenticular plastic box.
Toy Story 1 – 3 10 discs in a nice tin play chest
Dark Shadows TV Show – Pretty cool packaging. 131 discs (!!!???) in a hard paper coffin.
Terminator Salvation – Nice metal blinky terminator head
Biohazard 4 (Resident Evil) – Book, film and a really big toy.