I make no excuses for my fondness for the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise. Intellectual masterpieces, these movies are not, but Milla Jovovich in a tight leather outfit killing zombies is a recipe for success in my book, no matter how many times she does it. If you’re a fan who, like me, has been collecting the SteelBook Blu-ray editions from Canada, you’ll be glad to know that Future Shop will continue the series with a Steelie for the latest entry, ‘Resident Evil: Retribution‘. We can’t have a mis-matched collection on our shelves, now can we?
I didn’t even see ‘Retribution’ in the theater, so this will have to be a blind-buy for me. I know what I’m getting into with these things, my expectations are low enough, and my completist collector urge is strong enough that I have no choice but to own it anyway.
From what we can see in the partially-obscured promotional image, the SteelBook artwork is OK but uninspired.
I suppose that it will go well enough with the others. In case you haven’t seen those before, here’s a quick montage:
The pre-order listing at Future Shop makes no mention of 3D. I have to assume that, much like happened with the fourth movie, ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’, the SteelBook will only contain the standard 2D Blu-ray edition. That kind of sucks. I’ll have to order the 3D edition separately and put the disc into the SteelBook… again.
As always, Future Shop will not ship outside of Canada. I have a friend up north who is nice enough to buy these exclusive SteelBooks for me and mail them himself. That’s an inconvenience for both him and me, but a collector’s gotta get his fix somehow.