Meet The Collectors #005 – Chris O’Rourke

It’s time for number #005 in our Meet The Collectors series, and it’s the turn of steelbook fan Chris O’Rourke.

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How did you first get into steelbook collecting, and what was your first purchase?

My first steelbook was Minority Report I got from eBay and immediately thought they were amazing, then started to look and collect more.

Do you have a favourite steelbook in your collection?

It’s very hard to pick a favourite as there are so many good ones with amazing artwork and stunning images. If I had to pick one it would be the Terminator Play.com Edition. It’s one the few films that has stuck with me from my childhood along with T2, Predator, Robocop, Total Recall, The Thing, Aliens etc

Would you ever buy a steelbook just for the art, if you didn’t like the movie?

It’s very difficult for example the new Star Wars Steelbooks look awesome, but real Star Fans won’t touch anything to do with Prequels and we can understand why, but I am sucker for a collection, so I probably would.

Conversely, would you buy a steelbook of a movie you love even if you hate the art?

There have been a few occasions when the artwork hasn’t been up to scratch, but If I was going to own it on Blu-ray and love the film I would rather have it in a nice case, as sad as that might be ha-ha.

What movie that doesn’t currently have a steelbook really deserves one?

Now this is a tough one but one of my favourite films is The Hitcher from the 80s. Some people might disagree as it’s not the sort of film on everyone’s radar. But I think it’s one of the best films due its simplicity to turn an ordinary person into a killer in one day, along with being damn right scary and creepy

Do you store your collection neatly away, or is it all proudly on display?

Yes all under the stairs nice and neat.

What do you family and friends think of your collection?

Well they all think I’m nuts but are fully aware of my film obsession I have had since being a young boy.

Our thanks to Chris for spilling the beans, and we’ll be back with more in a couple of days!

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