It's a special edition, so of course it's going to cost you a hefty penny, but it's The Goonies we're talking about here; even if your family was facing foreclosure at the expense of a country club, it still might be worth the cash. DVD Active has all of the details in terms of special features and they're quite impressive – for those who don't already own a copy of the film at least. Both versions come with commentary with director Richard Donner and the cast, a making of the movie documentary, the Cyndi Lauper music video "The Goonies 'R Good Enough," deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer. In terms of non-digital specs, the set will come with a new board game, collective storyboard prints, a 1985 souvenir magazine and a reprint of a 2009 article with updates on the cast, producer Steven Spielberg and Donner.
The Collector's Edition certainly makes due on that price tag, but the only drawback is that those who own the DVD special edition or the more recently release BD, already have a chunk, no pun intended, of the goods. The commentary, the Cyndi Lauper video, the documentary and deleted scenes were all on the older versions. The commentary might be the most entertaining track I've ever heard, so that'll be worth a second listen/viewing, but anyone picking up this Collector's Edition is really in it for the physical goods.
As an obsessive fan of the film, I'm definitely tempted to drop some cash on this one, just to see the box sit on my shelf alone. The game, magazine and storyboard prints are appealing too, but let's face it, eventually they'll just end up in a drawer collecting dust. The box however is adorned with stellar new artwork guaranteed to give you chills every time you glance in its direction. But don't worry, the good old image of the gang on top of the gold and jewels is still preserved inside.
As exciting as it may be, I think I'm going to have to take a pass on this on account of my junk drawer being too full. Is this Collector's Set going to find a place on your shelf?