October 27, 2020
Lionsgate’s much-anticipated 4K Ultra HD Steelbook boxed set of the five “Rambo” films finally arrived at retail Oct. 27 exclusively at Best Buy.
The set, priced at $94.99, contains individual Steelbook cases for all five films inside a larger Steelbook box, and includes 4K and standard Blu-ray discs, plus a digital copy for each film. As an added bonus, a digital copy of the previously unreleased extended cut of the fifth film, Rambo: Last Blood also is included, with a note from director and star Sylvester Stallone.
A check of shelves at a Best Buy location in Costa Mesa, Calif., the afternoon of Oct. 27 found no copies had yet been stocked on the floor. A clerk pulled about eight copies out of the back room, and most had some sort of damage in the form of dents to the Steelbook cases, likely sustained during shipping.
Also noticeable at the store: most of the shelves allotted to packaged media such as DVD and Blu-ray were empty and stocked to about 25% capacity.
For the week, Best Buy also offered a Blu-ray Steelbook of the My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising movie from Funimation, for $27.99.