The Usual Suspects | Limited Edition Tin Case

 Product Details

Product Type
» DVD

Origin
» Korea

UPC/EAN/Barcode
» 8809032221634 (see sidenotes)

Distributor
» Starmax

Contents
» 1 Disc
» Tin Case (w. glued on digitray)
» Chapter Index
» Promotional Booklet

Limitation
» Unknown amount

Out of Print
» Yes

Still in Collection
» Yes

Purchased At
» www.theimportforums.com


 Disc 1

Contents
» The Usual Suspects (movie)
» Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie
» Audio Commentary by John Ottman
» Featurettes
» - Pursuing The Usual Suspects (24m 56s)
» - Doin Time with The Usual Suspects (26m 45s)
» - Keyser Söze - Lie or Legend? (18m 35s)
» - Original Featurette (Introducing The Usual Suspects) (06m 39s)
» - Heisting Cannes With The Usual Suspects (04m 14s)
» Cast & Crew Biographies and Filmographies
» Introduction Note (in korean)
» 5 Deleted Scenes
» - The Restaurant Scene (03m 10s)
» - Finding Arturro's Body (01m 45s)
» - McManus And The Hungarian (01m 27s)
» - Planting The Bomb (01m 04s)
» - An Interview with John Ottman (easter egg) (17m 42s)
» - Extra Verbal (01m 54s)
» Gag Reel (07m 10s)
» TV Spots / Trailers
» - Trailer introduction by John Ottman (01m 19s)
» - Original Trailer (02m 23s)
» - International Trailer (02m 22s)
» - 8 TV Spots (03m 25s)
» Synopsis (in Korean)

Type
» DVD, R0, NTSC

Picture
» 2.35:1 Anamorphic

Audio
» English DD 5.1
» French DD 2.0 stereo

Subtitles
» English, Korean, French


 Movie Details

Original Title
» The Usual Suspects

Year
» 1995

Director
» Bryan Singer

Cast
» Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Spacey, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postlethwaite, Giancarlo Esposito, Dan Hedaya

IMDb
» http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114814/


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 Video Review

 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

This is obviously a very collectable case just for it's rarity factor but it's also a good looking tin case overall.

The tin is all glossy and the front cover is slightly embossed on the title logo. The back cover is actually made up of two background colours - if you look closely you'll notice a slight colour shifting just to the left of the starmax logo (so the left side is a slightly lighter gray from there on).

It's basically just two horizontal fields - the slightly blurish siluettes and the lighter portion on the bottom part of the tin aren't printed, there's just reflections of the table and myself as I'm taking the picture.

I really don't get the odd colouring of the back-cover, but judging from the image linked in the sidenotes, this might have been an issue on all cases (?).

The inside is just plain tin with a glued on digitray. Also in the case is a 2 page chapter index and a promotional booklet for Starmax.


Disc contents / Extras

The disc contents appear to be exactly the same as the R1US special edition from MGM (except for a possibly missing easter egg and some added text based extras in Korean).

The menus are in english so navigating is pretty simple, but a couple of the menu options have been translated very poorly (the featurettes section especially). Furthermore: the film includes the original burnt-in captions (same as the R1 version).

A lot of the deleted scenes and other old behind the scenes material are of poor quality but the material iteself is still very fun to look at.

All in all a pretty decent edition but there's nothing on the disc that we havn't seen before so the main reason to pick this up would be for the packaging.

(even though it's still a fine disc to begin with)


EASTER EGGS

While in the deleted scenes submenu, highlight the "Planting The Bomb" scene and press left. This will highlight a question mark on the remote control in the background. Press enter to see an interview with John Ottman (17m 42s).


Sidenotes

This edition was released by Starmax back in 2002 and is rumored to have sold out very quickly. There is no official number on how many sets were made and to this day I don't know of any other website that has actually provided a real photo of this edition at any point in time (so yeah, this is one hell of a rare set). To be honest, I didn't really believe it excisted until I actually held it in my hand.

The original barcode only appeared on a plain white sticker (most likely on the outside of the original plastic seal). This sticker was never included with my copy as it was purchased through second hand sources.

(special thanks to "jab" for letting me know about this and also linking this image that he found on madmad.co.kr)


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