I, Robot | Limited Edition | Sonny Head Box Set

 Product Details

Product Type
DVD

Origin
Japan

UPC/EAN/Barcode
988142249521 (brown cardboard box)

Distributor
Fox

Contents
» 2 Discs
» Keepcase
» Full scale Sonny head bust
» Large Collector's Booklet
» Promotional Flyers
» White Cardboard Box
» Brown Cardboard Box

Limitation
5000 copies

Out of Print
Unknown

Still in Collection
Yes

Purchased At
www.ebay.com


 Disc 1

Contents
» I, Robot (movie)
» Audio Commentary by director Alex Proyas and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman
» Audio Commentary by production designer Patrick Tatopoulos, editor Richard Learoyd, visual effects supervisor John Nelson, associate producer John Kilkenny, animation supervisor Andrew Jones, visual effects supervisors Brian Van't Hul, Joe Letteri, Erik Nash, Dale Fay, lead CG supervisor Eric Saindon, and composing supervisor Erik Winquist
» Audio Commentary by Composer Marco Beltrami (for the isolated score)
» The Making of I, robot (12m 36s)
» Inside Look (04m 01s)
» - AVP: Alien Vs. Predator
» - Elektra
» - 24
» Stills Gallery (30 images)

Type
DVD, R2, NTSC

Picture
2.35:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DTS 5.1
» English DD 5.1
» Japanese DD 2.0 surround

Subtitles
English, Japanese


 Disc 2

Contents
» Day Out Of Days (Production Diaries)
» - Spoonerville, Canada, 2035 (10m 43s)
» - USR (15m 55s)
» - Following Bread Crumbs (08m 27s)
» - You Are Experiencing A Car Accident (07m 35s)
» - One On One (09m 05s)
» - Lost & Found (10m 30s)
» - Will Smith's Night Of Thunder (16m 43s)
» - Will Smith's Wild Ride (12m 33s)
» - Conclusion (04m 40s)
» CGI & Design
» - Alex Proyas: Designing I, robot (01m 03s)
» - Designing The City (07m 19s)
» - Designing Sonny (08m 58s)
» - Shooting Miniatures (03m 03s)
» - Learning To Walk (06m 37s)
» - Integrating Live Action And CGI (08m 30s)
» Sentient Machines: Robotic Behavior
» - Alex Proyas: The Science Behind I, Robot (54s)
» - When Scientists Dream (01m 45s)
» - Automata To Tortoises (05m 53s)
» - Top Down (03m 26s)
» - Bottom Up (06m 57s)
» - Swarm (02m 08s)
» - Inside Outside-In (04m 22s)
» - When Machines Dream (10m 38s)
» Three Laws Safe: Conversations About Science Fictions And Robots
» - Alex Proyas: Science Fiction (49s)
» - Jeff Vintar: Isaac Asimov & The Legacy Of Robot Stories (09m 44s)
» - Jeff Vintar: Asimov's Three Laws & Beyond (08m 32s)
» - Akiva Goldsman: This Version Of I, Robot (04m 23s)
» - Robyn Asimov & Jennifer Brehl: Isaac Asimov (07m 52s)
» Filmmakers Toolbox
» - 4 Deleted Scenes
» - 3 Compositing Breakdowns

Type
DVD, R2, NTSC


 Movie Details

Original Title
I, Robot

Year
2004

Director
Alex Proyas

Cast
Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, Adrian Ricard, Chi McBride, Jerry Wasserman, Fiona Hogan, Peter Shinkoda, Terry Chen, David Haysom, Scott Heindl, Sharon Wilkins

IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343818/


 Product Photos

 Video Review

 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

This is kind of close call but I still feel that top ratings are in order for this one. And before I forget I really need to mention that the entire head/bust is made from PLASTIC - even though the spine and and lot of little details may look like metal, they're NOT! (except for the three metal rods that I'll mention later on).

Now, the limited edition sonny head is VERY detailed, and the fact that there are so many separate little pieces make it look really life-like. I mean this is not just a single- or even two-piece mold like the Alien or the Predator head, no sir! This actually feels like a genuine construct and I think that THAT is what makes it so much more special.

To my surprise the head is extremely fixed and it can't turn one way or the other even though the good looking neck really would have you think so. But don't be fooled - there's no turning of any kind, unless you want to start picking up pieces of the floor.

The wires (or whatever you want to call it) attaching to the torso and the neck are slightly movable but not in a very flexible way.

The eyes look really good on picture but actually feel a bit cheap up close. As far as I can tell they're made with an iris being printed on a flat background and just having a convex plastic lence in front of it. Sure, it get's the job done but I actually thaught that this part would look a lot better in real life.

The detachable head-piece that comes off from the back of the head is held in place by three metal rods that fit very precisely into some holes in the back of the head.

The details of the head are just extrodinary as far as replica terms go. I mean this thing looks EXACTLY like the real thing, except for the minor fact that I think the robot heads in the film look slightly slimmer (from ear to ear so to speak).

The discs are presented in a standard keepcase but the back of the torso also has a small compartment that will hold both discs in a couple of separate little slots. These are padded with two small cloths and they have even included a couple of replacement cloths in case the original ones get worn out.

The limited edition Sonny head was first available only in Japan but nowadays it has been re-released all over the world in exactly the same design.

However, the Japanese version still has the slight as this set also comes with a luxurious oversized booklet that you don't get anywhere else.


Disc contents / Extras

The Japanese special edition doesn't appear especially superior in comparison to other editions on the market, and as far as I can tell the only differences among all the 2 disc editions out there are languages and subtitle options.

However, this is still a good release and it's got a multitude of all your standard hollywood quality type extras, ranging from several audio commentaries to deleted scenes and a wide selection of featurettes.


Sidenotes

The barcode only appears on the brown outer cardboard box. The white cardboard box looks looks the same on all sides and has no barcode printing at all.


 Visitors Comments

Mike | Location: N Ireland Posted 2011-12-11 (20:16)

Like the video review. As this is limited to 5000 is it numbered anywhere?

Posted 2008-03-14 (12:11)

Haha! Flash away! :D

Stfn Posted 2008-03-14 (08:44)

Oooh! Nice pics. I wasn't aware of that you could see that much through it - must be your spotlights.

I'll run to my head and flashlight him :)

3 comments in total.

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