» Warner Bros
» 2 Discs
» 3 Postcards
» Different Seasons book (in Japanese)
» Leather Book Cover
» Shawshank Redemption book (96 pages)
» Documentary Book
» Tin Box (replicated from the film)
» Cardboard Slipcase Box
» 10 000 copies
» The Shawshank Redemption (movie)
» Audio Commentary by director Frank Darabont
» Theatrical Trailer
» DVD, R2, NTSC
» 1.85:1 Anamorphic
» English DD 5.1
» Japanese DD 2.0 surround
» English, Japanese
» Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back At The Shawshank Redemption (30m 58s)
» Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature (48m 13s)
» The Charlie Rose Show with Frank Darabont, Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman (48m 13s)
» The Sharktank Redemption (24m 43s)
» Still Galleries
» - Tim Robbins (01m 04s)
» - Morgan Freeman (48s)
» - Supporting Cast (02m)
» - Tim & Morgan (32s)
» - Behind-The-Scenes (02m 59s)
» - New Fish Arrive (03m 59s)
» - Bogs Takes a Fall (04m 30s)
» The Art of The Shawshank Redemption (Sideshow Collectibles Promo) (01m 04s)
» DVD, R2, NTSC
» Japanese (optional)
» Original Title: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
» Directed by: Frank Darabont
» Original Title: The Sharktank Redemption (2000)
» Directed by: Natalie Van Doren
This set comes packaged in a limited tin box replicated from a tin box seen in the film, which I think is a very gutsy decision, as they havn't really made any alterations to the original design.
Covering the tin box is a brown cardboard slipcase box with simple and classic design.
Inside the tin box is a black plastic mold to hodl everything in place. This mold is very thin and might get damaged in shipping but it was never meant to be luxurious so the quality isn't really that big of an issue.
As far as the other bonus stuff goes, there's a japanese translation of the Stephen King book Different Seasons, a leather book binder and a set of 3 postcards. Also in the box is a copy of Mark Kermodes BFI Modern Classics book about the film and also a japanese booklet.
All in all an extremely good idea for a case and a well carried out design choice for the entire set.
The dvd included with this set is identical to the standard 2 disc version released in Japan, and it's also pretty much identical to the R1 special edition as well.
There's a gret audio commentary by director Frank Darabont, followed by a number of good documentaries.
As usual, all the menus are in japanese so navigating can be a bit tricky.
All in all, this is definetly a great update for this classic film and I think it's one of those editions that everyone should own.
A true fan might also considder the R2UK 3 disc release as this has some extras not found on the japanese release (however, The Sharktank Redemption parody is not present on the R2UK version so one would have to get both to be totally covered).
Disc specs are identical to the R1 2 disc special edition (only minor subtitling and language differences).