From Up on Poppy Hill - France Deluxe Blu-Ray
See, folks, this is how you handle a Blu-Ray movie. This is the French deluxe Blu-Ray package for Goro Miyazaki's 2010 film, From Up on Poppy Hill. This massive set includes the movie, postcards, a collection of playing cards, a poster, stickers, and a 50-page mini-magazine.
I think this is the future of physical media. When digital distribution becomes easier and easier, and the visual difference between disc and download erases, publishers will need to employ more creative means of attracting customers, of offering something tangible that downloads can't match.
Personally, I think this is also necessary for video games, especially for classic and retro games from years past. Why isn't there a Criterion Collection for video games? Why couldn't there be one? There should be one for animation, especially anime. Our recently-released Lupin III Series One DVD set is a good example of this (ahem, cough). Don't just offer the game, the television show, the movie - Offer the complete experience. And offer it at a reasonable price.
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