Wha? I feel like a huge dick for spending 50 on it. Who do I know who'd want that for Christmas...
The Semi Official Blu-Ray Thread - Page 86
Is there anything on the blu-ray set that's not on the Quad DVD set? I already have Alien on blu, and the quad on DVD, but I'm not sure I need to upgrade on the whole set since Alien is pretty much the only one I watch. I know 21 bucks is a super great deal, but I am also super broke right now, thanks to my girlfriend having a birthday right before Thanksgiving, and within Christmas shopping time.
You can just get the Alien Blu for less than 10 bucks now. Still one of the best transfers I've ever seen.
The Aliens transfer is great, the Alien 3 sound/workprint version have been improved and (I think?) there's more that's been added to the Alien 3 doc. It also includes the doc "The Alien Saga" narrated by John Hurt, which was originally its own disc.
I refuse to own Crystal Skull. I'm willing to wait out the Indy set on principle.
By the way, the Barnes & Noble sale is still going on until the 19th, I believe.
I see it for $150 pretty consistently.
The thing is, I have them on dvd already, and I've spent the last month going through them (in order) with my wife. I'm not sure when I'd have the itch to watch them all again, so buying the set now would probably be a waste of money (it would sit on my shelf, unwatched for the most part). I just can't mentally justify dropping that kind of coin on a desk ornament.
I owned the Bond dvd set & all of the docs & features I saw in those 2-disc dvds were in each of the new blu discs. In fact, they've all been reframed & cleaned up for the blu set. It's actually pretty impressive.
It is $45 this week at Fry's. Maybe a $5 difference is worth it just so you can avoid the madness of BF-providing you have a Fry's in your area.
The sale was actually extended through the 26th, for all those interested. Means that Heaven's Gate (to be released Tuesday) will also be part of the sale.
Best Buy has the first two seasons of Breaking Bad as "Buy one, get one free" for $11.99.
They also have the 4 disc/3D version of Prometheus for $14.99.
And as always, BB offers free shipping for all of their items.*
*I don't mean to sound like a shill, but Best Buy is REALLY trying to take it to Amazon.
Personally I've been eyeing this Hitchock Masterpiece Collection Blu-ray set. It is listed for $169 at Costco right now. Any news on how good the transfers are?
if it doesn't get within the $100 range I might have to force myself to wait till next year.
The quality is pretty variable. The bigger titles (vertigo, rear window, psycho) look great, but it is pretty clear universal cheaped out on some of the lesser titles (family plot being the most egregious offense).
As for the price, I would highly reccommend ordering it from the uk, where its only about 100-110. North by northwest is not included (universal liscensed it from wb for th use release, but did not get international rights), but that movie is readily available anyway.
I own the Masterpiece collection on DVD, so I'm hesitant to buy the whole thing again. However, I'd love to have Rear Window and Vertigo on Blu. I'm hoping they'll sell them individually starting next year.
Yeah, I also own the Masterpiece Collection on DVD (in that dust loving felt box) and I already own Psycho and North by Northwest on Blu-Ray. I wish I could just buy Vertigo and Rear Window on Blu-Ray. The Collection is $150 on Amazon.
Wow, it was $209 when I put that link up yesterday.
FYI, Amazon has their link up for their Black Friday Week deals. I already nabbed a few on the cheap: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=lp_2921749011_nr_p_n_format_browse-bi_1?rh=n%3A2625373011%2Cn%3A%212901003011%2Cn%3A%212901007011%2Cn%3A2921749011%2Cp_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650305011&bbn=2921749011&ie=UTF8&qid=1353371267&rnid=2650303011
So picked up the Bond 50 set. I do have some of them on blu already, but since I'm going to give the Bond 50 set to my dad, it kind of offsets.
Yeah, I just yelled at the still-in-the-wrapper Jaws and ET Blu Rays that are on my shelf, having cost me 2x what they are now. They are such assholes.
+1. We must develop patience for the months of September and October.