Super 8 was one of the very best blockbusters of 2011, and the Blu-ray release is a must-buy for fans of the movie. HMV has continued its run of excellent exclusive steelbooks with a special Super 8 edition, released just before Christmas, and we've got all the details and some pictures.
It's an odd release, as the cover isn't especially descriptive, featuring a silhouette of the film's characters looking at a water tower, plus an outline of a super 8 camera below the title. The tagline "It Arrives" is hidden away in the top right of the cover, while the production company logos - Bad Robot, Amblin and Paramount - take almost centre stage.
What could have been an attractive, subtle steelbook cover, is ruined by a massive barcode in the bottom right though. HMV had the foresight to add a removeable sticker with the BBFC certification logos on it, but not for the ugly barcde? What a shame.
The set is a Triple Play edition with the DVD, Blu-ray and a digital copy, and the disc contains the following extras:
- Commentary track with J.J Abrams and others.
- 14 deleted scenes in HD.
- A total of 8 featurettes in HD.
- Deconstructing the Train Crash.
The disc is presented in 2.40:1 widescreen with a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio track, and the opening train crash is a spectacular demonstration of lossless audio performance.
HMV's Super 8 steelbook is still available on the website, and is currently priced at £19.99.