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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty box but tricky to use, 6 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: Fast & Furious 1-5 - Limited Edition Collector's Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
First up, the movies are excellent - this review is just for those considering the packaging (which after all is why you would be looking at the special edition!)
The outer packaging is a strong plastic case that will protect the gem during transport & storage.
The wheel itself is beautiful - rubber type with tracks, and a shiny hub.
The back of the wheel is flat, so breaks the illusion slightly.

Opening the wheel however is why I've dropped this to 3 stars (again - not a fault of the movies, just the casing)
The wheel rotates half way down to open - this isn't immediately obvious and is quite resistent so you may not be certain how much pressure you want to apply.
Take care when it does open - the disks are loose inside on a non-locking spindle so are liable to jump out at you.

Getting to any disk requires removing all disks above it.

This case would have benefited from being slightly wider, with a removable insert that let you access each disk a little like a multi-DVD box.
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Initial post: 6 Sep 2011 19:42:24 BDT
Thank you for the great review on the packaging! These studios throw these things together and it winds up being a nightmare for us consumers! The Ten Commandment blu ray box set here in the states was housed in a fake tablet. Once you figure out how to open the bloody thing, all six discs are on the floor! When we buy these "collectables" we expect good housing of the discs.
Thanks again for the insight!
Cheers!

Posted on 21 Sep 2011 20:00:34 BDT
A. Chaudry says:
Somehow, your review seems to have gone under the standard box set ('non-special edition') version? :\

Posted on 29 Nov 2011 17:17:18 GMT
Hi there, I was looking to buy this product for my partner for Christmas. Thank you for your honesty regarding the packaging - do you feel it doesn't take anything away from the special edition boxset? Also, could you please confirm for me that there are two copies of each film 1-5 (both a Blu-ray disc and a normal DVD disc version)? As that's what it says in the product description. My partner doesn't yet have a Blu-ray player, so until he does he would be able to watch the normal versions. I have seen this sold somewhere else but they only have Blu-ray discs inside. Many thanks! :D

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2011 15:14:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Nov 2011 15:15:57 GMT
K. A. Thomas says:
It doesn't have any blu ray discs with it, only DVD's. I can't see anywhere that says it includes blu-rays?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2011 22:55:42 GMT
That comment is supposed to be for the Fast & Furious 1-5 - Limited Edition Collector's Box Set [Blu-ray][Region Free] item. That says it contains 10 discs... I wanted to ensure 5 were Blu-ray and 5 were DVD!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2012 01:02:03 GMT
5 Blurays and 5 Digital copies.
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