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Discussion in 'TV, Music and Movies' started by Regan21286, Dec 17, 2008.

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  1. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Thought we could use a thread to discuss any new Blu-Ray's coming out, new tech, personal collections, market trends, advice, etc since a good number of us have em now.

    Great websites for news and info:
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/

    I'll start off with some must haves for any new Blu-Ray consumer:

    Planet Earth (BBC version) - (awesome views and wonderful documentary filmed completely in HD)
    The Dark Knight - (The IMAX clips are no slouch in terms of visual awe themselves)
    Any Pixar/Disney collaboration
    The Ultimate Matrix Collection
    Godfather Trilogy
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Blade Runner (Ultimate Collector's Ed.)
     
  2. vmarcilfan75

    vmarcilfan75 blah...blah...blah... Club Member

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  3. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Wall-E
    Pirates Trilogy
    3:10 to Yuma
    I, Robot
    Speed Racer
    Forbidden Kingdom
    Hellboy: 2
    The Incredible Hulk
    Crank
    Shoot 'Em Up
    300
    Kill Bill 1 & 2
    Spriderman Trilogy
    Die Hard quadology (at least the newest one)
    Transformers


    One of my favs (which isn't nec. top tier):
    the Bank Job (has 7.1 soundtrack IIRC)
     
  4. TheAnswer385

    TheAnswer385 Stay Low Run Free

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    so far speed racer was the best looking movie Ive watched. The movie isn't that good though.
     
  5. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Your collection?

    Blech, the 3rd Spiderman reeked. Should really just be Spiderman 1 and 2.
     
  6. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    The spiderman 3 movie may be bad, but as far as extras, and A/V quality go Spiderman 3 is up there.

    And no it is not my collection (well not those alone), and some listed I have on hd-dvd.

    I have like 50/60 hd-dvds, and at least 40+ blu-rays.

    I will get a hard count once I can get them out of boxes from moving.
     
  7. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Eh, sure. Still can't quite makeup for a bad movie though.

    Mind putting some of your boxes in your car again? :shifty:
     
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  8. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    :lol:





    :no:
     
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  9. Ludacris

    Ludacris Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Dark Knight on bluray is fantastic.

    When is Lord of the Rings out on Bluray? or is it out already?
     
  10. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    It's still in production and no release date has been made other than it's soon.
     
  11. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Yea, I cannot wait for that one. It better be the extended editions though.
     
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    FinsPensFan Professional Slacker

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  13. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    ^

    That's soooooooooooo far away.
     
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    FinsPensFan Professional Slacker

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    I know, I know. You'd think they'd work on those before some of the garbage that's already on Blu-Ray.
     
  15. PeaTearGriffin

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    I'm tempted to buy the Band of Brothers Blu-ray even though i own the DVDs....

    When is Saving Private Ryan coming out?
     
  16. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Supposedly, it'd be theatrical version 1st, then the extended. Come on, like a studio's going to lose money and put out the good stuff first. :lol:

    Rumor has it it's taking a while for most of the Spielberg collection to get out on Blu-Ray which is a ripple effect of Paramount's initial backing of HD-DVD plus Dreamworks own financial issues.
     
  17. DonShula84

    DonShula84 Moderator Luxury Box

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    Will start my BD collection after Xmas when I get my PS3. I already bought The Dark Knight, but that's it so far. I have over 450 dvd's so jumping to BD and leaving dvd behind gives me mixed feelings. And which of the 450 do I upgrade? So man questions lol.
     
  18. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Usually, I'd just recommend upgrading just the ones that have high def extras the regular DVDs didn't have
     
  19. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    This is one area where a burglary turned out to be a good thing. :up:
     
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  20. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Gimmie the make, model, and license plate of your car please. I'll also forward some empty boxes to you so you can pack. :pointlol:
     
  21. DonShula84

    DonShula84 Moderator Luxury Box

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    Band of Brothers BD is only 38$ at Amazon, so if you're thinking about now's the time. Wish I wasnt broke, I'd consider upgrading my dvd set.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Band-Brothers-Blu-ray-Damian-Lewis/dp/B00129H7VS/ref=pd_ts_zbw_d_163450_1?pf_rd_p=465104051&pf_rd_s=right-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=507846&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0BMVSCEZ0EHZ90J28DSN]Amazon.com: Band of Brothers [Blu-ray]: Damian Lewis, Donnie Wahlberg, Ron Livingston, Matthew Settle, Rick Warden: Movies & TV[/ame]
     
  22. DrAstroZoom

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    Got WALL-E and Cloverfield for Christmas. I love me some Blu Ray.
     
  23. unifiedtheory

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    I bought WALL-E for my g/f. I don't usually like those types of movies but I watched it this afternoon. I thought it was GREAT. The story was really good and the animation was of course amazing....really cool film.
     
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  24. vmarcilfan75

    vmarcilfan75 blah...blah...blah... Club Member

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    you should catch more of those films. I know alot of Adults dont like them cause there for "Kids" but those movies are great. The picture/audio quality are awesome.

    Check out Kung Fu Panda if you havent
     
  25. DrAstroZoom

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    Amazon has 50% off selected Blu-Rays today. Gonna pick up The Shining and The Mist tonight.
     
  26. jdang307

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    You too?

    Wait what?

    I've had bluray since the PS3 came out. Wonderful bluray player by the way. It does a lot more than just bluray and games as well. Criterion uses it as their reference player. Good enough for me!

    I only own planet earth and that disney movie that just came out. I rent all my movies from Netflix. I buy only a few movies, those that I dont' mind watching over and over.
     
  27. DonShula84

    DonShula84 Moderator Luxury Box

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    It's on sale at Best Buy for 14.99. I never saw it but heard good things. Might pick up the BD for that price.
     
  28. vmarcilfan75

    vmarcilfan75 blah...blah...blah... Club Member

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    yeah thats a good price. Im sure you'll like the movie.
    I bought when it first came out but havent watched it yet. Will do it tomorrow with my nieces
     
  29. vmarcilfan75

    vmarcilfan75 blah...blah...blah... Club Member

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    pretty good deal for you Doc.
    50% off BR at amazon.com

    Couple of good ones in the $10-$15 section
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Blu-ray-movies-discs-store-deals/b/ref=sa_menu_blu1?ie=UTF8&node=193640011&pf_rd_p=328655101&pf_rd_s=left-nav-1&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=507846&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1QWJWNYZA2BW1N13RN2Z"]Amazon.com: Blu-ray Store: Movies & TV[/ame]

    EDIT:
    the link wont work :dunno:
     
  30. Stitches

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    I had like 80% of my movies stolen from my apartment, and rather then using the insurance money to get dvds again, I just started to replace movies as blu-rays.

    And I bought Kung-fu Panda, I liked it. It has some great PQ, not sure about sound since my sound system is in storage at the moment.
     
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    The Matrix Blu-ray was incredible. The greens and the blacks are so much sharper. I also noticed that when they did close ups on Trinity, she had a lot of facial hair and Morpheus has very large pores. I'll watch the other two tomorrow or early on Sunday.

    I'm thinking of grabbing Casino Royale on Blu-Ray. Does anyone have that one?
     
  32. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    I have both. Frankly I wasn't so sure the Collector's edition was worth the extra $9 but they're both great. If you can find the collector's edition that is under $3-4 dollars more than the original release, I'd go for it. Either way, you won't lose.

    Ready for Round 2? I got my crowbar in hand and I could use some blu-ray upgrades of your original dvd's. :shifty:
     
  33. FinSane

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    is this the reason to get high definition media? :lol:
     
  34. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    You'd be getting about half hd-dvds and half blu-rays. :tongue2:
     
  35. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    At least the 360 HD-DVD add-on will have some worth then. :lol:
     
  36. BuckeyeKing

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    Saw some Blu-Ray at Best Buy they were playing Transformers and it looked incredibly cheesy. Quality was amazing just looked weird.
     
  37. DonShula84

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    Deal of the Day on amazon.com is BD Die Hard box set for only 47.
     
  38. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I'd jump on that if I didn't already have it. I think though that the live free and die hard is not the uncut version like the stand-alone.
     
  39. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    They had it for $38 at Frys during Black Friday (which I got then). Took amazon long enough.

    lol, I don't think giant talking fighting robots can look anything but weird.
     
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    For all of you blu-ray junkies out there. The Bourne series will be out January 27th.
     

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