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Old May 27 2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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What movies to buy on BluRay??

So, I've finally bought myself a BluRay homecinemaset, since my old dvd hcs was having some issues.

Now, what SF/Fantasy movies are a must have on BluRay? I mean, in terms of better picture and sound quality?
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Old May 27 2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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Re: What movies to buy on BluRay??

Get the Alien Anthology set. One of the most comprehensive sets out there and can be found for around $30 at this point.

I've had Bluray since last November. As far as Sci-fi goes, I've been impressed with

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Planet of the Apes
2001

And don't forget TV. TOS is stunning in Blu-ray, as is The Prisoner if you are a fan of that series.
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Old May 27 2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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Re: What movies to buy on BluRay??

Avatar, The Dark Knight Rises, Star Trek 2009, Tron Legacy, Prometheus all look stunning on Blu-ray. There are many demo worthy discs you could pick up, just check reviews on reliable sites like High Def Digest for PQ.
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Old May 27 2013, 04:33 PM   #4
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Re: What movies to buy on BluRay??

Maybe LOTR: Trilogy.
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Old May 27 2013, 05:05 PM   #5
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Old May 27 2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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Re: What movies to buy on BluRay??

I was most, most impressed with how good the Back to the Future trilogy looks on blu-ray
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Old May 27 2013, 07:44 PM   #7
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Re: What movies to buy on BluRay??

I have the Alien Quadrilogy on dvd, but would be awesome on BluRay. LOTR extended I have been considering but also have those on dvd. Then again, 50 euro for 15 BluRays is cheap.

How about the Star Wars box with all the movies on BluRay?
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Old May 27 2013, 09:10 PM   #8
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Re: What movies to buy on BluRay??

Sunshine - Yeah, the final act is a bit duff, but the PQ and AQ is superb.

Also, I must stress that this is purely only if you want a PQ showcase, Speed Racer.

Oh, and of course, Blade Runner.
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Old May 27 2013, 11:39 PM   #9
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Re: What movies to buy on BluRay??

Another vote for LOTR (extended). Great upgrade from the DVD's, and those were awesome.

The first Hobbit Movie too.

Not movies, but I upgraded nuBSG from DVD to blu-ray along with SGA.

They released some Roger Corman stuff on blu-ray that were never on DVD, including Galaxy Of Terror, which was a guilty pleasure of mine from the early 80's on Cinemax.
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Old May 27 2013, 11:50 PM   #10
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Re: What movies to buy on BluRay??

Well I didn't upgrade to blu-ray for BSG I went straight in at blu-ray though i watched it in SD when it was on TV. Looks great in HD though.
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Old May 28 2013, 02:55 AM   #11
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Re: What movies to buy on BluRay??

Star Trek (2009), Prometheus, Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean seem to be the sci-fi/fantasy movies of choice that show what kind of audio and video quality Blu-ray can achieve.

For animation, you can't go wrong with anything Pixar.
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Old May 28 2013, 07:40 PM   #12
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Jurassic Park
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Old May 28 2013, 07:59 PM   #13
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Re: What movies to buy on BluRay??

Thanks for all the tips guys! Watching the DVD of Star Trek 2009 on my BRplayer right now, that's already a step up allright! Can't wait to get me some BluRay's.
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Old May 28 2013, 08:26 PM   #14
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Sunshine - Yeah, the final act is a bit duff, but the PQ and AQ is superb.

Also, I must stress that this is purely only if you want a PQ showcase, Speed Racer.

Oh, and of course, Blade Runner.
I disagree. If you are a fan of the original cartoon series from the 60s, there is much more to like about this film than just the eye candy (which is spectacular enough on its own right). If you are unfamiliar with the original series, beyond the fact that it existed, then I can see why it might have proven a disappointment.
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Old May 28 2013, 09:46 PM   #15
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Tron Legacy and The Life of Pi are probably the best looking blu-rays I've seen.
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