Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

SteelBook Alert: It’s a Beautiful New Day, Hey Hey

Marvel has had a couple of huge superhero blockbusters this year. No surprise, they’re both getting collectible SteelBook editions on Blu-ray. One will even mark Disney’s first foray into Ultra HD.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Best Buy hasn’t actually bothered to update its web site listings with product images yet, but I believe it’s safe to assume that the SteelBook will look identical to the one Zavvi is offering (shown below). These should all be the same case, just with different combinations of disc contents.

Option 1: Best Buy (Blu-ray/DVD)
Release date: August 22, 2017
Price: $29.99

Option 2: Best Buy (UItra HD/3D/Blu-ray)
Release date: August 22, 2017
Price: $34.99

Option 3: Zavvi (3D/Blu-ray)
Release date: September 4, 2017
Price: $32.99 (Currently sold out)

Option 4: Zavvi (Ultra HD/Blu-ray)
Release date: September 4, 2017
Price: $43.55 (Currently sold out)

The two versions from Zavvi (one with 3D, and one with UHD, but not together) went up for preorder first and both sold out in a blink. Fortunately, Best Buy seems to have the all-around best package with UHD, 3D and Blu-ray all together, and it’s still available at the time of this writing.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 SteelBook front

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 SteelBook back

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 SteelBook inside

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Sadly, the available options are a lot more limiting when it comes to ‘Spider-Man’. You’re forced to choose between UHD or 3D, but can’t get them together.

Option 1: Best Buy (Ultra HD/Blu-ray)
Release date: TBD
Price: $34.99

Spider-Man: Homecoming SteelBook USA

Worse, the 3D version from Zavvi is already listed as sold out. Sometimes discs like this come back in stock for a time before street date, but even if so, they tend to sell really fast. This may be a lost cause for most SteelBook collectors who are also fans of 3D.

Option 2: Zavvi (3D/Blu-ray)
Release date: TBD
Price: $32.99 (Currently sold out)

The artwork that Zavvi posted is a little goofy, but it’s clearly marked as a temp image. I’m sure the case will wind up being the same as the Best Buy version.

Spider-Man: Homecoming SteelBook UK

3 comments

  1. Csm101

    I’ve preordered the Guardians of the Galaxy 4k/3d combo steelbook just to be safe. I’m really hoping that Spider-Man: Homecoming gets a 3d release because it was quite stunning.

  2. Darkmonk

    Even with identical covers, sometimes the UK is glossy finish and the US is matte or vice versa – so there are small differences to be aware of.

  3. Scott David

    The art work for Guardians is pretty cool looking but that Best Buy art isn’t great. Where is he swinging from? I think it could have been more dynamic and exciting.

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