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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2009, 09:29:01 AM »
I may not be able to buy them all right away(I really want Planet of the Apes next)but i will be renting and buying at some point..

Office Space
Boondock Saints
Raging Bull
Street Fighter
Highlander: The Series - Season One
Gandhi
The French Connection
The French Connection 2
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder


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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2009, 09:31:06 AM »
The French Connection
The French Connection 2

Good call man.  For as much love as FC1 got, FC2 is an awesome sequel that most people haven't seen.
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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2009, 09:32:20 AM »
I have never seen it either but since it has hackman in it i am willing to take a chance,he is one of my favorite actors.


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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2009, 09:32:48 AM »
So, what February BD releases are you renting/buying?


thanks for the list! Didn't know donnie darko was coming out on blu-ray. (on my birthday too!) Can't wait!


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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2009, 10:35:43 AM »
I think that 2010 may be the most underrated Sci-fi movies of all time,people were mad that it wasn't 2001 but it wasn't meant to be.


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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2009, 05:01:34 PM »
No Star Wars on that wishlist? Or are you just terrified of what Lucas might do to another remastering of the series? :)

I heard recently that he's in Hong Kong painstakingly remastering them for 3D.


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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2009, 05:40:55 PM »
A lot of my favourite films really wouldn't benefit greatly from the jump to Blu-Ray.  Excalibur, as you've suggested, would be pretty neat.  I wouldn't mind seeing Ben-Hur or Spartacus be released, but they would only be rentals.  I would buy Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade though.   :)


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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2009, 05:59:20 PM »
Also am i the only one who thinks 2001 is one of the most amazing things on Blue ray?

I posted this a while ago in the other thread, seeing 2001 on Blu-Ray really brought back memories of seeing it on the big screen when I was little.  The subtle and bright colors, the high contrasts, even the long travel sequence near the end was bearable again.  So much of that movie gets lost on all previous home video formats.

As for 2010, certainly a very different movie, but yes it is under rated.  I've read all the books and would love to see 3001 made into a movie...

Just watch Eraser, was one I got filling out one of amazons buy X get one free deals.  Transfer was OK, nothing really special, about the only thing that stood out as being better than the DVD were the rail gun shots.  I found the same with the Terminator 2 Blu-Ray, I have the eXtreemDVD version and the Blu-Ray is not that much better, actually the Blu-Ray gets points off for being theatrical version only...

Have to find time to watch The Sarah Conner Chronicles, around new years Amazon had the Blu-Ray set for $20, I watched the first episode when it aired but then kept forgetting when it was on....

No Star Wars on that wishlist? Or are you just terrified of what Lucas might do to another remastering of the series? :)
I heard recently that he's in Hong Kong painstakingly remastering them for 3D.

One can only hope that when it comes out they will treat it like Blade Runner or Close Encounters and have all the different version available.  But that doesn't seem to be the way Lucas thinks, the way he wished it was is the way we are all supposed to watch it.  They are his movies so we just have to live with it, I didn't think the changes he made to IV or V made the movies worse, can't say the same for the others, but I digress...........

A lot of my favourite films really wouldn't benefit greatly from the jump to Blu-Ray.  Excalibur, as you've suggested, would be pretty neat.  I wouldn't mind seeing Ben-Hur or Spartacus be released, but they would only be rentals.  I would buy Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade though.   :)

Yes, there are lots of movies that don't need hi-def, a lot of my favorite old ones are 4:3 and mono anyway...  But if I had a larger screen I might think differently, if I were to watch To Have And Have Not projected on a 100 inch screen I think the pixelization from a standard DVD would be annoying.

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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2009, 07:56:22 PM »
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February 03, 2009

Friday the 13th (1980) (Paramount)
Taxi Driver (Sony)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Weinstein)


February 10, 2009

My Name is Bruce (Image)

February 24, 2009

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Blue Underground)
Vanishing Point (Fox)

Those are the ones I am interested in. I will probably grab REPO: The Genetic Opera tomorrow.
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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2009, 09:43:44 PM »
I will probably grab REPO: The Genetic Opera tomorrow.


I bet that will be SWEET.
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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2009, 10:07:00 AM »
I'll rent that one, not buy.  It's very nice that Netflix has BD rentals.  I've actually noticed that in a couple of instances there are BD-only rentals; I have "Chuck" season 1 in my queue and it does not give me an option to switch to DVD.

If you're interested, Chuck on Blu-Ray is currently half-price on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Chuck-Complete-First-Season-Blu-ray/dp/B0019NJW0G/ref=pd_ys_ir_d_316


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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2009, 11:38:13 AM »
I was wondering why it was cheaper than the DVDs...

Amazon has been doing lots of deep discounts on Blu-Rays, but that's the first time I've seen the Blu-Ray cheaper than the DVD (it's only a buck fifty but still..), when I got Dark Knight and Wall-E the 3 disk sets were the same price as the 2 disk sets (3rd disk being the digital copy).



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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2009, 12:08:21 PM »
The Menu on the Chuck DVDs is very confusing; there's no real "main menu" to speak of; it goes directly into the first episode after the little nag screens, and then you have to use the "live menu" thing to switch episodes.  Kinda clunky, in my opinion.

I've noticed this on several Blu-Ray disks, it just jumps right into the movie, and the top menu button is often disabled on these disks, but the pop-up menu has a link to a main menu (usually not that much different from the pop-up menu).   The Matrix is one like that, and on that disk I could use scene selection from the pop-up but try it from the main menu and the player would lock up... 


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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2009, 12:15:15 PM »
I don't like the autoplay either, but many blu-rays do that.  Having the main menu come up when you first put the disc in has become pretty standard, I don't know why they're monkeying with that.
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Re: The Blu-Ray Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2009, 12:38:43 PM »
I don't like the autoplay either, but many blu-rays do that.  Having the main menu come up when you first put the disc in has become pretty standard, I don't know why they're monkeying with that.

I know, it is a bit annoying that they've done that on some disks.

I've gotten used to putting the disk in, and going to get a snack or drink, then come back to start the movie, so now when the movie starts right up I'm usually in the kitchen.  

Also a lot of the more fancy menus use bit from the movie so sometimes you're not sure if the movie is starting up or if a menu is going to come up.


I like that there's a play-all option on a disc, but with BD it's kind of ridiculous; there's 8 episodes on this disc. Who's going to watch 8 episodes of Chuck in a row without stopping?  It makes a lot more sense on a 2-3 hour disc, like the Simpsons ones.

But yeah, it's a weird choice to disable the main menu button on BD. It happens on a bunch of them, I've noticed.

The other thing that annoys me is that the special features menus are like going to an eye-doctor--they put it all up on the screen at once in 3 point font, so I have to get up from my chair and go squint at the TV to see what I'm selecting.

It certainly doesn't make sense to have a multi episode disk go into autoplay, someone messed up there.

I've noticed the font thing on some disks, I guess they think everyone is sitting a few feet from their screen...

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