American History X | Limited Edition | Steelcase

 Product Details

Product Type
» DVD

Origin
» Netherlands

UPC/EAN/Barcode
» 8713045214487

Distributor
» RCV Entertainment

Contents
» 1 Disc
» Steelcase (Star Metalpak)

Limitation
» Unknown amount

Out of Print
» No

Still in Collection
» Yes

Purchased At
» www.freerecordshop.com


 Disc 1

Contents
» American History X (movie)

Type
» DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
» 4:3 Fullscreen (!)

Audio
» English DD 2.0 stereo

Subtitles
» Dutch (FORCED)


 Movie Details

Original Title
» American History X

Year
» 1998

Director
» Tony Kaye

Cast
» Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DŽangelo, Avery Brooks, Jennifer Lien, Ethan Suplee, Stacy Keach, Fairuza Balk, Elliott Gould, Guy Torry, William Russ, Joseph Cortese, Jason Bose Smith, Antonio David Lyons, Alex Sol

IMDb
» http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120586/


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 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

I was thrilled to come across this limited edition steelcase as it's really the only edition to come with any kind of special packaging at all.

The steelcase comes with a glossy finnish and feels like a pretty nice design overall. The artwork is very classic but it's still a good choice to begin with.


Disc contents / Extras

OK, what the hell were they thinking? This is the ONLY limited edition of this film on the market today and so I'm assuming that the focus group would be people with some kind of dvd interest that's just a tad higher than the average consumer's.

But despite the good looking case and the limited edition labeling, the disc itself will probably go down in history as one one of the worst releases of this film ever to see the light of day.

This disc has NO extras, the film is presented in Fullscreen (!) and the audio is nothing but DD 2.0 stereo! Menus are static and not very good looking (the only selections are to play the movie or go to the scene selections). And as if this was not enough, the only subtitles provided for the film are dutch AND THEY'RE FUCKING BURNT IN SO YOU CAN'T EVEN SWITCH THEM OFF!

So there you have it, one of the worst disc ever produced for one of the best films of the 1990's. Hooray!


Sidenotes

The back cover incorrectly states that the subtitles are optional.


 Visitors Comments

David | Location: Germany Posted 2010-07-30 (19:50)

There is a difference between "burnt in" and "forced subtitles"...I don't know this DVD but I have many Dutch releases in my own collection and they have usually forcedy subtitles, but my old DVD-Player can turn them off anyway with a trick in the main system menu...but if they are really part of the master you are f***ed :-P

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