’71 Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook

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I was anticipating that this artwork would be sent of in 2014, but a few last minute tweaks pushed this back and therefore, makes it my first StudioCanal home entertainment artwork to go off in 2015!

A Limited Edition Steelbook for the Blu-ray release of ’71, the imagery is based on the theatrical artwork. Initially we did try some other concepts based on the soldier image chasing the boy with a limited tonal palette, similar to the Soundtrack for the film (by David Holmes and well worth checking out!). But it wasn’t quite as strong the theatrical artwork which makes better use the media, using the white base to restrict the steel show through. The soldier image is used on the back and a firebomb image is used on the inside, leaving a nice clean steelbook.

’71 is a 2014 British historical action film set in Northern Ireland written by Gregory Burke and directed by Yann Demange. It stars Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris, David Wilmot, Richard Dormer, Paul Anderson, and Charlie Murphy, and tells the story of a British soldier who becomes separated from his unit during a riot in Belfast at the height of the Troubles in 1971.

The Steelbook version of ’71 is out on 9 March from Zavvi.


  1. Very clean design. I love it! Do you have any info on what kind of finish (gloss/matte) it’ll be getting?

    • Thank you, much appreciated!
      With regards to the finish, the manufacturing process doesn’t currently allow for spots (it’s all or nothing – such a shame!) so it’s not something I have to prepare on my artwork. I have an input, but the final decision is out of my hands. However, I’ll find out what this is going with and get back to you.

      • I completely understand and did actually always assume the decision on what finish a Steelbook received was down to the studio/manufacturer. This design would look great with spott gloss on the 71 and characters in my opinion. No matter what treatment it ends up getting, I’ve already put a pre-order in for the Steelbook and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Great job on the “o-ring” slipcover for the amaray too by the way.

        • Well, a spot varnish on the ’71 would have been my suggestion too, if only it was possible!
          Good stuff, thanks for the positive feedback.
          I’ve been told it’s a matt finish.

          • Damn, the slipcover sounds like it’s getting better treatment than the steelbook, which is a shame. I may just have to pick up both editions! Many thanks for confirming the finish.

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