With the suggested retail price of $250 for this collection and the regular Blu-ray edition going for less than $25 online, the difference of $225 ostensibly for a book is simply too big a hit to anyone’s wallet. Even with Amazon’s discount bringing the cost down to $150, I still didn’t feel paying over the odds for a book that could well replicate what I already have was a very good deal.
For all the overblown different editions of the movie coming to disc over the next few weeks, it seems Disney didn’t pay enough attention to its most luxurious option: overpriced and under-described, they really needed to release many more details on this book if they were serious about selling this extremely expensive set in the current market. As such, it’s sadly a no-sale for me.
First up – and most excitingly – we have a terrific new Snow White Contest, with a chance for one reader to win a copy of the 3-disc BD/DVD combo pack as well as nothing less than a signed photo of Snow White’s live-action model Marge Champion herself, with some lucky runners up also in with a chance at winning the signed photo! In a Cinderella twist, you have until midnight seven days from now (seven days for seven dwarfs, geddit?) when the contest closes, so get entering!
Rounding things out for today is another review as Rodney finishes up on Disney’s current run of Marvel superheroics on DVD with X-Men: The Animated Series – Volume Four, which features a number of episodes with Magneto at the core. With a grouping of episode-stretching story arcs, Rodney is disappointed with the predictable lack of bonus material, but is content that this is “a great collection for fans of the original show to enjoy for years to come”.
For me now, it’s heigh-ho, heigh-ho, to review Snow White I go – and you can catch a sneak peek at one of the featurettes in the set, on one of my favorite artists Gustaf Tenggren, by clicking the More link at the end of this post. Stay tooned! — Ben.