The Lion King Collectors edition Region 1 question

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  1. Andrew Mogford

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    I pre-ordered this on the internet two weeks ago. It is the edition with the book and the character sketches in a fetching black book.

    It disappeared from the Play website about a week ago.

    I preordered it from Movietyme two weeks ago - the first time I have ever used them. It stayed on "Ordered" for over a week, and I sent an email to them questioning it. They replied saying it was "out of stock" but then immediately put my order on to "Processing" which means my card has been charged. It has now been on "Processing" for nearly two weeks.

    Does this edition exist, has anyone got it, and should I just wait, or go somewhere else?
     
  2. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    I think you are talking about the Lion King Collector's
    Gift Set?
    The gift set has the standard two disc DVD edition along with a small hardbound art book, and some small character portrait drawings. All of this is in a thick cardboard slipcase.

    See Amazons picture;

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd
     
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    Yes, it does exist. I saw it at Target during it's release week. Forgot the price though. Good luck.
     
  4. Andrew Mogford

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    Yep, thats the one.

    And they have in stock.

    Nice one, thanks!

    Maybe I shall cancel my order with Movietyme and get it from Amazon.......
     
  5. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    Let me just say that I am a Disney nut.
    I typically do the preorder and get the Disney lithographs
    with the Disney DVD's from a nearby Disney store.
    I was NOT impressed with this collector's set.
    The sketched are small, the size of a dvd case,
    not the size of a typcial litograph.
    The sketch is a reproduction of a SKETCH,
    not a finished cel picture.
    The book is small, also the size of a dvd case,
    remember that all of it has to fit into the slipcase
    that is the same size of standard Lion King DVD case.
    The text of the book does go into the making of the
    Lion King, music, art, animal studies, etc.
    The pictures that the text is superimposed over IS
    mostly pictures take from the movie.

    If you love the Lion King, I would recommend getting
    the standard DVD and get the real book "The Art of
    Lion King" by Christopher Finch. A 190+ pages of GREAT
    artwork, both concept and finished designs.
    It can be found used $15 - $20.
     
  6. Andrew Mogford

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    mmmmmmmmm.

    So not the quality of the fantastic ET limited edition then? [​IMG]

    You've really disappointed me now - but thanks for the info!

    Never heard of this book, but I'll check it out....

    Personally, I am a sucker for limited collectors set, so I will leave the pre-order in for a bit in the vague hope that Movietyme will sort it out.

    This is the first and last time I will ever order from them, though.
     

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