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  1. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    I just watched the making-of documentary, and it is the best such thing I have seen produced for a new film in quite some time. It is 97 minutes altogether and is way more than a typical fluff piece. It is really detailed about the whole production. It is structured around all of the musical...
  2. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    I don't understand why Disney bothers to press a different disc specifically for Best Buy steelbooks. But, that being said, I like that the included Blu-ray disc has actual artwork on it. The standard Blu-ray is plain blue with white text. The artwork is much nicer to see, even if you're only...
  3. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    Mine too. They put a lot of bubble wrap and packing material in there, which helped. Whoever packaged this one did a really good job.
  4. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    Sure. I'm glad you were able to get one. :) Although I love steelbooks, I wish they were easier for everybody to obtain without quite as much hassle and scarcity.
  5. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    Anyone else who might be interested in the West Side Story steelbook should check Best Buy's website as soon as you can. It was greyed out because the pre-orders sold out, but now there are some options to get it. It isn't available for shipping, but I'm seeing a few stores where you can...
  6. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    Huh? Where did you order it from? The Blu-ray is not being released until March 15, so if you got an early copy, they broke street date.
  7. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    The new West Side Story may at some point be chosen by the Library of Congress as well. I would certainly vote for it to go in there, and they do solicit public submissions. A film must be at least a decade old before it can be considered for the National Film Registry, so it can't happen for...
  8. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    I can see why you would think that from that picture because it sure looks like a digipack should look, and it has a pocket where the foil prints go. But the majority of Disney's Target exclusives since Onward (in May 2020) have looked exactly like that, but actually that slides over the...
  9. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    Earlier, I posted about the Best Buy/Zavvi steelbook and the Target "art edition." I just found another more retailer exclusive. Wal-Mart has the 4K release packaged with a "a limited edition fabric poster" for $34.96...
  10. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    Right. That makes sense. In my case, I don't have a surround sound setup right now so that wouldn't matter for me at this point in time. I will buy 4K releases if I want the steelbook (such as the case here), or if the Blu-ray inside it has been updated in some way (Big Fish, Back to the...
  11. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    This is thrilling. I'm not entirely sure of the production timeline for the bonus features. Maybe they shot it while the film was being shot. I know Sondheim visited the set at least once and was involved with recording sessions. But if this is a newly filmed interview for this release done...
  12. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    Best Buy has sold out of steelbook pre-orders. It is possible that they might put up another batch on the release date. Dune steelbook pre-orders sold out, too. I got one of those by staying up late on the night before the release date and refreshing the website several times an hour until it...
  13. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    The Zavvi steelbook for the UK (I think - I've never ordered from them?) market is the same as Best Buy will have in the United States. It has both the UHD and the standard 1080p Blu-ray discs. I am getting this version despite the fact that I don't have a UHD player because I love the look of...
  14. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    While we wait for the press release, the official Amblin Entertainment Facebook page posted this: I'm curious to hear what those 90 minutes of bonus features entail.
  15. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    That summary is the same one as on the back cover. Also, it's interesting that it says there will be "Disney Movie Club Exclusive Cover Art" because the artwork that is shown is the same as the general release Blu-ray.
  16. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    Best Buy will place a hold on the funds on your credit card immediately so that you can't spend the money on anything else. However, they won't actually complete billing until the item is ready to ship.
  17. Jake Lipson

    Pre-Order BVHE Press Release: West Side Story (2021) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    In addition to the Best Buy steelbook that Ron linked, there is also a Target exclusive "art edition" featuring "two foil-embossed prints" and a fancy slipcover. That one is available here. https://www.target.com/p/west-side-story-2021-target-exclusive-4k-uhd-blu-ray-digital/-/A-85430704...
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