iamthequeenofspades asked: "Blu-ray" Essentials response (because I didn't have enough room in the answer section). Basically the collection should consist of epic films: Harry Potter Collection, Alien Anthology, The Terminator Anthology, Indian Jones, Back to the Future, Star Wars, X-Men Trilogy, Ironman (1&2), Fight Club, Lord of the Rings, Captain America, Braveheart, Drive, The Hunger Games, Blade Runner, basically any Disney film that you still have a VHS copy of, Stanley Kubrick films and the Criterion Collection.
HOLY MOLY that is one serious list of essentials. Thank you!
The problem with so many anthologies is that I almost never want all of the movies in a given series. Terminator? Just 1 and 2, please. Same with X-Men. They should make a Star Trek box where you get to pick your favorite five or something, like you’re at a buffet.
Indiana Jones is my toughest choice. I really seriously have a strong reluctance to give them more of my money after Crystal Skull. I feel so used.
A handful of helpful folks chimed in on my earlier post here. Titles not mentioned above but suggested by others included:
(my response: fun movie, but not an essential for me)
- Jurassic Park
(a fine suggestion indeed)
- Ocean’s 11 (but only 11!)
(good, but not essential for me. Out of Sight, maybe)
- Casino Royale
(tough call. I tested my new BD player with the Royale DVD. looked pretty spectacular already)
(I never got this on DVD! might be a good one to get.)
- Firefly and, naturally,
(like the show, but…)
(…LOVE the movie. Good suggestion.)
- Back to the Future
(good idea. I’d like to get this, but will watch my original DVDs in the new player first. haven’t watched this with my boys yet; perhaps still too Oedipal.)
- Dark Knight trilogy
(this is a hard one because my DVDs are still pretty new. tough to justify spending more Bat-money so soon)
- Alfred Hitchcock collection
(essential for many; not for me) (and…commence True Tumblr Film Followers unfollowing en masse)
- the Bournes
(I’m hoping I can watch these if they ever play them on TNT.)
(don’t have much of a connection to these. fun movies but I found them all kind of empty, character-wise. too many 1/0s.)
(yes. yes. yes. This will most likely come to pass.)
(good suggestion. I never owned it on DVD so this seems like a slam-dunk.)
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- tylergfosterin2013 said: New Ocean’s, Nolan Bat boxes out in Q3 2013. Remastered T1 streets v soon but US T2 blus all poor. Possibly remastered JP in 2013, as they did 3D version. BTTF Blus plagued with digital noise reduction, stick w/DVD. Jaws / ET are cheap & look great!
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- mcdavis said: Seconding the Back to the Future suggestion. The blu-ray trilogy pack is nicely remastered to make it look shiny and new.
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