Star Wars: The Force Awakens - £24.99 Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - £24.99 Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray

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Found 17th Dec 2015
Yes, there are many steelbook deals around these days but every now and then a 'deal' is to be had because of exclusivity. Judging by previous releases from this source such as the last Captain America or Avengers: Age Of Ultron, this will be worth twice the money by the time it is released. Pre-order in place, you can always cancel if the vibe isn't good around it.

For me, the force is strong with this one...

Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook - Includes Bonus Disc

Taking place thirty years after the dramatic events of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens begins in a galaxy in turmoil after the deposition of the evil Empire and the rising forces of the Rebel Alliance.

Determined to finish the work of Darth Vader and the Empire, Kylo Ren and his tyrannical First Order move forward with plans to assume total control of the galaxy. Jedi heroes Finn and Rey, alongside iconic characters such as Han Solo and Princess Leia plus exciting new faces such as BB-8, together must face up to a seemingly unsurmountable task to stop the immense power of Kylo Ren and his army.

2.62% TCB or 2.5% Quidco

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This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS tapes. You will be able to watch it in 4k streaming in less than a year and at some point that will move up to 8k. Why anyone would feel the need to hand over this kind of money for a 'collectable' dead format is beyond me.

I am not trolling, just trying to encourage people to spend their money more wisely.

Original Poster

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS … This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS tapes. You will be able to watch it in 4k streaming in less than a year and at some point that will move up to 8k. Why anyone would feel the need to hand over this kind of money for a 'collectable' dead format is beyond me.I am not trolling, just trying to encourage people to spend their money more wisely.



So you think everyone will have a 4k TV in less than a year...

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS … This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS tapes. You will be able to watch it in 4k streaming in less than a year and at some point that will move up to 8k. Why anyone would feel the need to hand over this kind of money for a 'collectable' dead format is beyond me.I am not trolling, just trying to encourage people to spend their money more wisely.




Useless without a internet connection, not everyone has 24/7 access in all locations

Also requires a subscription based service
Edited by: "ando" 17th Dec 2015

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS … This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS tapes. You will be able to watch it in 4k streaming in less than a year and at some point that will move up to 8k. Why anyone would feel the need to hand over this kind of money for a 'collectable' dead format is beyond me.I am not trolling, just trying to encourage people to spend their money more wisely.



Or have you fallen for the marketer's hype? Most people will not see any benefit from 4K, and definitely not 8K.

The reality is that TV manufacturers and content providers need to keep inventing stuff so they can up sell you. Televisions typically have a long life span, it's not a great business to be in unless they can convince you to pay for crap you don't need (3D anyone?) so you keep buying new ones.

There were advantages moving through 720p, 1080i, 1080p, DVD and Blu-ray. But we're at diminishing returns now.

rtings.com/tv/…hip

With the hype and fan following that star wars has, this should sell out and be high in demand soon enough. Try to buy the original and new trilogy star wars steelbooks now... More than doubled the price.

What are Zavvi like on preorders? Do they take payment when you order, or when the item is despatched?

just watched it amazing film

But no Jar Jar Binks.

RhysEvans93

What are Zavvi like on preorders? Do they take payment when you order, or … What are Zavvi like on preorders? Do they take payment when you order, or when the item is despatched?



They take payment when dispatched

caironjake

They take payment when dispatched


So if I preorder now, I won't pay until release? You've just made my day.

RhysEvans93

So if I preorder now, I won't pay until release? You've just made my day.



That's right. Made your day already? It's only 4:19am

Pretty good film if you ask me, bar the ending.

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS … This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS tapes. You will be able to watch it in 4k streaming in less than a year and at some point that will move up to 8k. Why anyone would feel the need to hand over this kind of money for a 'collectable' dead format is beyond me.I am not trolling, just trying to encourage people to spend their money more wisely.



I'm afraid that all the time someone has a blu ray player or a computer to back it up on this will not end up on a landfill the Dvd format is still going strong despite Blu ray so until smell-o-vision appears I think this is worth a punt.

I don't know how to vote : on something that doesn't even exist. These "Coke £1 less next Wednesday" deals are one thing, but this?! Absolutely love Star Wars, and absolutely love blu-rays and love steelbooks. But....umm......doesn't exist and no scheduled release as yet? oO

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS … This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS tapes. You will be able to watch it in 4k streaming in less than a year and at some point that will move up to 8k. Why anyone would feel the need to hand over this kind of money for a 'collectable' dead format is beyond me.I am not trolling, just trying to encourage people to spend their money more wisely.


People can spend their money however they damn well please, but thanks for your valuable insight....

I think everyone's right (and wrong) on this thread.

Yes, this will go down in value over time, just like every other "special" edition. But short term the demand will be massive. No doubt some canny buyers will make a profit. Will hold its value for at least the next couple of years. Until the next steelbook "ultimate" version probably

And yes, there are diminishing returns on extra pixels. But 4k TVs are here to stay (and take over). Not only is there a noticable benefit with the extra pixels, but TVs are always improving in other ways. A 4k TV set to replace your 10 year Sony screen will look a lot better even if your eyesight isn't up to resolving the extra pixels.


Unfortunately with this steelbook, It has no limit to the amount of copies, if this had been limited to 2000, then yes this would be a positive buy, But there could be 1000's of copies

As yet there is no content available for 4k. I read somewhere that movies streamed in full hd arn't actually 1080p. If that's the case, how can you stream 4k? true 4k I mean.

apparently there is no difference in picture until you get to 55 inches at which point any difference is marginal.

Original Poster

iduno87

Unfortunately with this steelbook, It has no limit to the amount of … Unfortunately with this steelbook, It has no limit to the amount of copies, if this had been limited to 2000, then yes this would be a positive buy, But there could be 1000's of copies



I've asked Zavvi to clarify this - will report back when they reply. Anticipating being in the 1500-2500 range.

Craiglights

As yet there is no content available for 4k. I read somewhere that … As yet there is no content available for 4k. I read somewhere that movies streamed in full hd arn't actually 1080p. If that's the case, how can you stream 4k? true 4k I mean. apparently there is no difference in picture until you get to 55 inches at which point any difference is marginal.



Hey, I bought a Samsung series 8 SUHD, 3D, 4K 55inch Tv a few weeks back and trust me, you can very much tell the difference.

Normal Blurays also get upscaled on this TV, I also received 6months free 4K Netflix service and shows such as Breaking Bad are simply breathtaking.

Judging by my last experience with Zavvi on Age of Ultron, which never turned up. Sorry not this ti,e

Dhiraj1

With the hype and fan following that star wars has, this should sell out … With the hype and fan following that star wars has, this should sell out and be high in demand soon enough. Try to buy the original and new trilogy star wars steelbooks now... More than doubled the price.



​They're on eBay for £19.

cb-uk

But no Jar Jar Binks.


We can only hope!

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS … This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS tapes. You will be able to watch it in 4k streaming in less than a year and at some point that will move up to 8k. Why anyone would feel the need to hand over this kind of money for a 'collectable' dead format is beyond me.I am not trolling, just trying to encourage people to spend their money more wisely.



Blu ray on a landfill? It has been around since 2006 and the majority of people are STILL on DVD. If anything 4k will struggle as people tend to not understand how resolutions work or what they mean.

I still to this day see people going nuts over a TV been flat and over 40 inches, even if it is a bog standard one.

1080p / bluray in the tv world will be around for quite a while yet.

Voted hot btw ;-)
Edited by: "Matty8787" 17th Dec 2015

exclusive limited edition, yeah right only three million ever made

Dhiraj1

With the hype and fan following that star wars has, this should sell out … With the hype and fan following that star wars has, this should sell out and be high in demand soon enough. Try to buy the original and new trilogy star wars steelbooks now... More than doubled the price.



Plenty of the new one's still sat on the shelves in at least 4 of the hmv shops that I go in

Dhiraj1

With the hype and fan following that star wars has, this should sell out … With the hype and fan following that star wars has, this should sell out and be high in demand soon enough. Try to buy the original and new trilogy star wars steelbooks now... More than doubled the price.



​They're all on eBay for £19.

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS … This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS tapes. You will be able to watch it in 4k streaming in less than a year and at some point that will move up to 8k. Why anyone would feel the need to hand over this kind of money for a 'collectable' dead format is beyond me.I am not trolling, just trying to encourage people to spend their money more wisely.


What happens when people realise they dont want access to a stream and want something tangible
Personal dont get people paying £12 to download a movie when BLuray with digital copy is same price

Keep the digital copy, weatch the bluray and sell trade on

If its really good.. keep it

PlanetP

I've asked Zavvi to clarify this - will report back when they reply. … I've asked Zavvi to clarify this - will report back when they reply. Anticipating being in the 1500-2500 range.



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Zavvi are my most hated company of the year.

Screwed me on Bloodborne and screwed me with Zbox cancellations.

Never again, its a shame they pay HUKD such good commission.

Might buy this and not bother going to the cinema today to see it

For this to become truly collectable and retain value, they woul dhave to release the next 2 on same format in same theme and you would have to buy the other 6, selling at £17.99 each. For me, this is a nice thing, but for £132.94 plus whatever they charge for the next 2, it is no bargain, it is expensive for essentially metal boxes that scratch and scuff. These are trophys for a shelf essentially. Id guess the most they would ever realise, as a set of 9 movies, would be £300 - £500 and only if cellophene sealed. Nice item, but expensive!

slliw

Might buy this and not bother going to the cinema today to see it


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PlanetP

I've asked Zavvi to clarify this - will report back when they reply. … I've asked Zavvi to clarify this - will report back when they reply. Anticipating being in the 1500-2500 range.



I would be amazed if it was between 1500-2500. Anyone remember iron man 3 steelbook - I wonder how many them zavvi turfed out. BRING BACK PLAY

PlanetP

I've asked Zavvi to clarify this - will report back when they reply. … I've asked Zavvi to clarify this - will report back when they reply. Anticipating being in the 1500-2500 range.



Also ask them if this will be the same cheap looking garbage they always churn out for zavvi exclusive releases.

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS … This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS tapes. You will be able to watch it in 4k streaming in less than a year and at some point that will move up to 8k. Why anyone would feel the need to hand over this kind of money for a 'collectable' dead format is beyond me.I am not trolling, just trying to encourage people to spend their money more wisely.



Because it's STARWARS!!!!!!

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS … This will end up in a landfill within 10 years on top of a million VHS tapes. You will be able to watch it in 4k streaming in less than a year and at some point that will move up to 8k. Why anyone would feel the need to hand over this kind of money for a 'collectable' dead format is beyond me.I am not trolling, just trying to encourage people to spend their money more wisely.



PS. What a ridiculous comment! Bluray is dead? Jog on mate

Preordered, cheers!

Original Poster

Mapsel

Preordered, cheers!



You're welcome

Tyler Durden

​They're all on eBay for £19.


Please send me link... Am talking about the trilogy steelbooks and not the new wave of steelbooks just released prior to this movie.
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