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Old November 26 2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

Hi.

For many years, I never bought X-men:First Class.. even though I liked it well enough, but I had a few issues with it, and I never bought it. Recently I started looking to but it on blue-ray, but, unlike the other X-films, I couldn't find it for under $15. I just didn't want to pay that much for it, but I wanted to watch it again. Then FYE had the DVD for $5, so I took it! It turns out that the film has a depth on DVD that Blue Ray would ruin, the idea that it was filmed in the style of a 60's picture.. so the the super-sharpness would take away something that is tough to articulate. Also my neighbor let me borrow Man of Steel, but he only had it on DVD. It looked fine, since there are so many grays and muted colors, and an overall handheld and rough quality about the film-making style, the DVD was actually quite good.

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Old November 26 2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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Re: Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

None whatsoever. Blu-ray is the superior format. Yeah it can be more expensive, but it's like anything else. If you look hard enough, the deals are out there.
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Old November 26 2013, 11:58 PM   #3
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Re: Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

I only have a DVD player so Blu-ray can fuck off.

However if I had a Blu-ray player I'd buy whatever was cheaper, which isn't always the DVD.
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Old November 27 2013, 12:04 AM   #4
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Re: Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: View Post

For many years, I never bought X-men:First Class..
You realize that movie is only 3 years old, right?
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Old November 27 2013, 12:06 AM   #5
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Re: Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

I exclusively buy BDs now. Unless there's the rare circumstance where it's an old movie and I can only find the BD. I am now, however, updating movies in my collection to BD aside from the odd "classic" here and there.
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Old November 27 2013, 12:12 AM   #6
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Re: Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

RoJoHen wrote: View Post
Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: View Post

For many years, I never bought X-men:First Class..
You realize that movie is only 3 years old, right?
Yes. Still "many" at this point in life.
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Old November 27 2013, 12:44 AM   #7
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Re: Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

hell, I have a case where the VHS is more preferable, I have the original trilogy in widescreen, pre Lucas edit
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Old November 27 2013, 01:04 AM   #8
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Re: Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

If I had plenty of money, it'd be Blu-Ray all the way. Right now, my wallet makes the decision. Certain things I have to have on Blu-Ray (Star Wars, as much Trek as I can afford, pretty much any movie where the main character wears a cape), but usually I still wind up going with DVD. Recently picked up Re-Animator, Return Of The Living Dead, Prince Of Darkness and the Cronenberg version of The Fly for about five bucks each. Couldn't pass that up. If they ever get around to releasing David Lynch's films on Blu-Ray for Region 1 (or Region-Free), then I'll have to really tighten my belt because I gotta have 'em.
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Old November 27 2013, 01:15 AM   #9
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Old November 27 2013, 01:26 AM   #10
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Re: Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

You're the one who bought it?
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Old November 27 2013, 01:36 AM   #11
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Re: Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

Well, I have a region free DVD player and PS3 is my blu-ray player, so any DVD that's not released in region 1.
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Old November 27 2013, 01:40 AM   #12
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Re: Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

Short answer. No

I'd much rather have the Blu-Ray Though I might consider a DVD if no blu-ray version had been released.
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Old November 27 2013, 02:43 AM   #13
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Re: Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

Nope. Like others have said, blu-ray is superior.

The only exception might be if the blu-ray version hasn't been re-mastered and is no better than DVD (or minimally so), like Farscape.

So, not so much preferring the DVD, but not wasting money on the blu-ray, but this is hopefully a rare example.

I have several movies, etc. on DVD where no blu-ray will likely ever exist & I was lucky an official DVD was done.
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Old November 27 2013, 02:55 AM   #14
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Re: Any films where you'd rather have the DVD then Blue-Ray?

Hell, there are a few DVDs I own that I'd love to buy the blu-ray of, but I'm too cheap, Star Trek (2009) being one of them. The only ones I've actually replaced is 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Trek: Nemesis (the latter only because it came with the other TNG blu-rays in the set I bought).
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Old November 27 2013, 03:13 AM   #15
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^ Star Trek was the first DVD I did replace with a blu-ray & I was glad I did.

Recently I replaced the Austin Powers trilogy with blu-rays, mainly because the 3 movie set was only $19 and partly because I like making my own digital copies & blu-ray is so much better there too.
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