SteelBook Alert: One Possible Future

This summer’s sequel/reboot ‘Terminator Genisys’ may not have terminated the box office competition like a lot of people hoped, but it’s still the type of movie that appeals to SteelBook collectors, especially those who’ve dutifully bought all the franchise’s previous entries in metal case form. Just like the movie plays with the concept of alternate timelines, the Blu-ray SteelBook will be available with several artwork options.


Available at: Zavvi
Release date: TBD
Price: £24.99

The major advantage that Zavvi offers is that the SteelBook contains both the 2D and 3D versions of the movie. The SteelBook artwork was initially announced looking like this:

Terminator Genisys Zavvi SteelBook 1

Later, the listing was updated to look like this:

Terminator Genisys Zavvi SteelBook 2 front

Terminator Genisys Zavvi SteelBook 2 back

I think I like the first one better. It was more colorful, at least.

North America

Available at: (USA) and Best Buy (Canada)
Release date: 11/10/15
Price: $24.99 USD / $26.99 CAD

The SteelBook that will be available on this side of the pond plays with another stark white layout similar to the revised Zavvi art, just with Schwarzenegger in a different pose. Unfortunately, as happens far too often, this release (whether bought in the USA or Canada) does not appear to contain the movie in 3D.

Terminator Genisys North American SteelBook front

Terminator Genisys North American SteelBook all sides

Update: 11/8/15

I’ve received the UK SteelBook, and it actually has the same art as the American copy with Arnold resting the shotgun on his shoulder.

Other ‘Terminator’ SteelBooks

Here’s a photo of some of the SteelBooks released in the past for the previous ‘Terminator’ movies:

Older Terminator SteelBooks

(If you want to get nit-picky, ‘Salvation’ is technically an IronPack case.)


  1. William Henley

    I liked the first Zavvi image too, but if they are using the same image as the US…

    Just went back and reread your article and it says that the US version does not include the 3D version. 🙁 Thanks, Worst Buy.

  2. Brett Webber

    The Terminator franchise really is tailor-made for the SteelBook treatment, but I’m not crazy about any of these; they could definitely do better. I think when it comes to Terminator imagery in general, everything comes up short when measured against the original T2 poster with Arnold on the Harley. That’s the ultimate for me.

    That being said, I’d choose the North American version if I were the SteelBook-buying type.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.