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Old 08-31-09, 09:22 AM
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Question about SteelBooks

Okay, so this is gonna seem like a dumb question to some/most of you. But, what is the attraction of a SteelBook version of a DVD/BD over a standard edition disc? I ask this because of the upcoming new Snow White release in October. Is a SteelBook nothing more than a different case for a disc?

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Old 08-31-09, 10:03 AM
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Re: Question about SteelBooks

A lot of people ask that question, and I'll give the same answer to a similar question posed about jazz: if you have to ask, then you'll never know.

Steelbooks are usually very sturdy, so they give a nice, expensive weight to the DVD, the cover art is often much more subtle, like a teaser poster, and depending on if it's dry or gloss, the finish of the case is often very pretty.

It's purely aesthetic (sp?), but they look very nice on a DVD shelf.
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Re: Question about SteelBooks

And they rust if you're in a humid climate!
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Re: Question about SteelBooks

Originally Posted by cfmoran13 View Post
Is a SteelBook nothing more than a different case for a disc?
I'd say it's more of a lifestyle.
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^ meh its a way of life for some.
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Re: Question about SteelBooks

Originally Posted by cfmoran13 View Post
Is a SteelBook nothing more than a different case for a disc?
That's about it. Its a beefier, often limited edition, case. They ahve different artwork, and generally look pretty cool.

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