Posted on Thursday, November 25th, 2010 by Germain Lussier
The Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Blu-ray has been out for over a week now and, chances are, you’ve already burnt it out. The visuals look insane, the sound blows out your speakers and the special features highlight how much love and care went into the project. It’s an awesome disc. But, now that you own it and have watched it all, what’s next? It sits on your shelf. Sure you’ll revisit it every once in a while, but how do you spruce up your old Blu-ray? How about with not one, not two, but THREE different downloadable covers?
The first one you may have seen already. It’s an awesome, original Nintendo inspired, Blu-ray insert by artist Adam Lowe which Edgar Wright tweeted about and Collider posted last week. The second two are personally autographed inserts that I got signed at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, CA, each slightly different from the first. Each is signed by Aubrey Plaza, Mae Whitman, Satya Bhabha, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Brandon Routh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mark Webber, Johnny Simmons, Jason Schwartzman and Edgar Wright. Download all three, and read the story behind them, after the jump.
First up is the 8-Bit covered designed by Adam Lowe, thanks to Collider. Head over there to read the whole story of its conception. This thing is so perfect, I almost wish I would have printed it out and had it signed.
Next up are the autographed covers. Here’s my story of those.
Edgar Wright, the co-writer and director of the film, originally tweeted that he and the cast would be doing a signing at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, which is a mere mile from my apartment. You had to be one of the first 200 people to purchase the DVD, or Blu-ray, on the Tuesday of release, then come back Thursday night to get it signed. Being as Scott Pilgrim has become quite popular in its second run, I knew it was going to be packed. The store opened at 10:30 a.m. and I walked down there at about 7:45 a.m. to wait in line. When I got there, I was about the 60th person. After two hours of waiting, I got to the register and purchased the limit of two copies per person (planning on giving the second as a gift). I was told, though, that while you could buy two, you could only get one item signed per person. Problem.
I got home with my Blu-rays and sent out the Batsignal. Who would be willing to wait around for several hours with me to get something signed and then not keep it for themselves? I needed someone who liked pop culture, but has no real job. Obviously, my friend the screenwriter said he’d help me out in exchange for a free dinner. Sold.
Thursday, I headed back to the store about two hours in advance of the event and was about the 100th person in line. This place was crazy. My friend showed up right in the nick of time as they continued to file small groups into the store to wait in the World Music section for the signing to begin. There we stood for about an hour, in a huge snake of a line, until we heard screaming from the front. Then, slowly but surely, we started to move forward.
Once we got to the front, seemingly the entire cast of Scott Pilgrim was there. It was awesome. Each and every person was friendly, smiling, and even exchanged some funny, semi-awkward small talk as we stood in front of them. Here’s a photo I took with my phone of Anna Kendrick staring me down before I got to the front of the line.
But the signing went great, both my friend and I got the Blu-rays signed and we’ve scanned in the front of each of them below for your downloading pleasure. We put both because each is slightly different. Cera began signing each disc with a different phrase and Mark Webber, aka Stephen Stills, sort of made one of the discs into a Nega Scott/Francois Dillinger alternate by giving Scott a mustache and black eyes. Here they are.
You should be able to download those files, print them out nice, and slip them right in front of your disc.
A big thanks to the entire cast and crew of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World as well as staff of Amoeba Music in Hollywood for their help. Here’s a photo from their Twitter of everyone after the signing. What an awesome time.