The Steelbook Edition of Cast Away has different artwork on the two discs than the keep case Collector's Edition. I personally like the Steelbook discs better. The artwork on the steelbook itself is not bad, but I would have preferred something else. The breath-taking scene where Chuck is on the very top of the hill on the island, overlooking the entire ocean as he is surrounded on all sides, would have been a complimentary piece of artwork. The choice of having the steelbook remain in its original brushed steel finish, could have been better. I would have preferred the case being ocean blue, matching the film. I simply can't connect with the case having a brushed steel look when the film really didn't have anything resembling it.
Steelbook Collector's Edition
Features: Dolby EX 6.1 (English), DTS ES 6.1 (English). Two-disc set, featuring Steelbook packaging, several commentaries and featurettes, including an HBO First-Look documentary.
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Movie Release: December 22, 2000
DVD Release: June 5, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hrs 23 mins
Current Price: Check Price / Purchase
Cast Away: Steelbook Collector's Edition
Below is the front and back of the Cast Away Steelbook.
Taking a look inside the Cast Away Steelbook Edition, we observe some new artwork for this steelbook of the movie, embedded into the case.
The Cast Away Steelbook Edition discs are somewhat reminiscent of The Green Mile. I couldn't help but notice the first disc being rather familiar to the other film. In any case, I like the artwork of these discs versus the keep case Collector's Edition. However, I would have preferred more artwork on the discs and less "big heads". The "Big Heads" phenomenon we see so often from all studios is getting old, tired, and haggard.