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Well, it's a collection all right.,
This review is from: X-Men and the Wolverine Collection (X-Men / X2: X-Men United / X-Men: The Last Stand / X-Men Origins: Wolverine / X-Men: First Class / The Wolverine) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I was excited to see an X-Men package at my local retailer and picked it up, knowing I would enjoy all 6 movies. When I brought it home and opened it, I learned how cheap they were to toss this thing together. The first 3 movies clearly have "Disc 1" printed on the label, letting you know (if you're knowledgeable in collecting movies/games/etc.) that they simply took the discs from unsold packages (probably ones with expired digital copy/Ultraviolet codes) and threw them in this nice looking box. The other three movies (Origins, First Class, The Wolverine) didn't have any marking they came from another package, save for the Wolverine discs don't even share the same print as the first three movies (though they have "Disc 1" printed on them, they're uniform.) First class almost had the same print, but is still different enough to bother a collector. It also bothers me to see that you're apparently buying a collection, with the intent of apparently HAVING a collection, not a piece of a collection. You won't get special features discs for more than half of the movies, but I will say that in the least, you get the feature presentation. Still, if you're going to package a collection, put the entire collection in there instead of half-assing it.
If you're a collector, just stay away from this. If you must have the pretty box art in your collection, go and find that one friend of yours that everyone has, that takes all of their movies out of their cases, collectible, or not, and throws the case away, just to slip the discs into a binder, and steal the case from their trash can and leave them to wonder where on earth their disc 2s are.
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Initial post: Jan 12, 2014 2:43:10 AM PST
I appreciate this review and it helped me from being very disappointed by purchasing the EXACT movies i already had minus the Disc 2 , thank you very much
Posted on Feb 26, 2014 3:06:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 20, 2014 10:08:30 PM PDT
Mr. J says:
There are actually a few minor extra features included on the "disc 1" BDs.
Posted on May 17, 2014 7:48:12 PM PDT
Some people just clearly don't get it. This set is ultimately just another option for X-Men fans, nothing more and nothing less, and options are NEVER a bad thing. It would be different if this were the only set available, but that is clearly not the case. If you want more than this set offers than go and buy the other sets available, the ones with multiple discs, tons of bonus features, and individual cases for each film. This set is for people that don't care about the extras, people that just want the 6 films for as little money as possible and that is exactly what this set gives you. Again, if this were the only set available then people would have the right to bit*h and moan, but that clearly isn't the case.
This set is exactly what its trying to be, a bare bones box set for people looking for exactly that. How people consider that a bad thing is utterly beyond my comrehension.
Posted on May 20, 2014 7:30:32 AM PDT
W. M. Kemp Jr. says:
Everyone has a friend who throws their cases away? I don't!
In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2014 12:19:40 PM PDT
What's not to get? He's clearly talking to collectors, and not you. As a collector (sometimes), I sure appreciate the info. Also, where did he say it was bad?
3-stars and a comparison between the product and what he personally considers a "collection" - that's a good little review in my book.
Posted on Jul 23, 2014 11:16:06 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 28, 2014 8:18:43 AM PDT
N. Rainey says:
Hm. That's odd. All of the discs in mine are clearly printed with "Adamantium Collection" on them, and all the labels are uniform. No sign of "disc one" on any of them. Someone screwed you over.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2014 7:32:11 AM PDT
Stephen C. Wohlleb says:
this isn't a review of the Adamantium Collection, it's a review for the X-Men and the Wolverine Collection, and it is a very helpful review. tAC is a bit pricier, so i sure hope they are all uniform across the board.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2014 8:11:38 AM PST
Sci-Fi Lover says:
I appreciated the review... I'm not a big X-Men fan and missed some of the movies. I'd like to eventually catch up with them and this seems like a good solution for me. The problem, as I see it, is a lack of credible product description available to us. Let the buyer beware.
Similar issues exist with the Star Wars Trilogy and other sets. Sometimes you just don't know it's all snake-oil until you open the box.
If even some of these movies were available through Netflix (streaming) I'd totally stay away from this set.
We need a Ralph Nader-type (with no Presidential ambitions) to step up and demand clear and detailed product descriptions (before the sale), actual number of disks and customer reviews connected to the actual products they discuss.
This is really not much to ask for.
Posted on Nov 27, 2014 5:57:24 AM PST
Thanks for the heads-up on the Disc 1 issue! That was really helpful. I almost bought this set, but after a quick search, found the set I was really looking for.