Originally Posted by brak014
I'm a collector of steelbooks but has it ever been found why they never caught on in America like they did Europe, in America, we get an annual one for a classic disney film and maybe a Pixar film which are Best Buy exclusives, and 3-5 other movies get one but thats it. Meanwhile over in Europe, some countries get that amount of steelbooks America gets in a year, in just one month. I've never understood this since America is filled with collectors and hoarders who one would think would love to have a steelbook for every movie they own. Can anyone shed any light on this?
This is probably due to steelbooks being more expensive for, what it comes down to, is a case.
I have ONE steelbook movie and that's for Spawn (animated) which I got $7. The other is for Soul Calibur IV Premium which I got at launch for $40. Those are deals tho'.
After buying an absolute ton of DVDs previously and looking at how many, barely having room for them, and not watching many of them anymore, then now buying Blu-Rays (got a ton of those), I and many others would ask themselves whether those disc being in steel with better art really matters a ton.
I'd be spending EXTRA for notthemovie.
Mind you, I don't waste money on collector's editions of games either. I buy too many games and have game systems since Odyssey2 (even have Vectrex).
Not a lotta room for fluff. I TOTALLY understand folks in America not buying steelbooks like that for all but the rich and the careless.
IF I had money to burn like that, sure I'd go for steelbooks....then again...maybe not. It's still JUST a movie and if you buy lots of movies, that already adds up.
I don't wanna add up the cost of....cases.
If anything, I'd want a steelbook for the cream of the crop, very rare beastly show or movie.
Like....give me a steelbook of The Wire or Babylon 5 preferably on Blu-Ray but then, how much more is it for the steel cases?