I have revived this thread, and made some adjustments.
When I first started working and earning enough money to buy 33 rpm LP records, I amassed quite the collection. I had metal racks full of albums, and they were my pride and joy. Alas, when I moved to New Zealand, I had them shipped over at great cost, but, my flat was burgled, and they took the lot. Now I can return to those days with my movie collection, by purchasing a few of these Big Sleeve Editions. But, like their music vinyl brothers, they are quite expensive.
It seems that the Big Sleeve Editions (BSE) are beginning to get a decent following in the UK. The first releases from Disney were available from all of the UK online sellers, and some of the early releases are still available from Amazon, Zavvi, etc. Now, Tesco are the exclusive distributors in the UK, but fans are calling for online retailers to again be given licence to sell them, as its hard to grab some of the really popular titles before they go on ebay or Amazon re-sellers.
Tesco Direct will take online orders from UK residents, and ship them directly to the customer, or to their local Tesco store for pick up.
Originally Disney were the only studio issuing these BSE's, but now other studios are jumping on the bandwagon. Universal are said to be lining up several titles. Lionsgate and Sony also have titles available.
I have watched several "unboxing" videos on You Tube, and I was very impressed with the artwork and glossy finishes. All releases include at least four 12" art cards. The cards are not something that I am interested in, but there are many collectors who are. These artcards can be displayed on your wall.
Because of the beautiful presentation on these releases, they will make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for any movie lovers that you know. Or, start your own collection. There are several innovative ways to display and store the sleeves.
Get ready for a brand new way to experience and treasure the movies you love, with the Big Sleeve Edition. Presented in a stunning 12-inch sleeve, this beautifully-crafted collector’s item comes with a Blu-ray and DVD of the movie, and exclusive 12” art cards you’ll cherish forever. So take home a movie experience the whole family will enjoy, with The Big Sleeve Edition.
While the early releases were Blu-ray and DVD only, a 3D disc has been released, and there are also 4K UHD titles available.
Here is a link to the Big Sleeve Edition Fans Facebook page. Please go have a look and "like" their page. Maybe become a follower.
Big Sleeve Edition Fans
Also the link to the Tesco Direct website. They are only stocking Tesco exclusives.
Tesco Direct Big Sleeve Editions
Zavvi still have some of the early releases available.
Zavvi Big Sleeve Editions