Sun, 06/20/2010 - 22:53 — Chris
Okay, Blu-Ray won the high-definition disc wars. Fine. But why are so many bad movies appearing on skimpy Blu-Ray releases while highly desired titles remain unreleased leaving Blu-Ray owners bored and dreaming instead of buying and watching. Give us what we want already!!!
The following titles are sure winners when it comes to Blu-Ray releases... when the finally come out on Blu-Ray. Comment below if you'd buy any of these titles on Blu-Ray, or recommend your own must-have fantasy titles for Blu-Ray.
STAR WARS (Series)
- Six movies, none on Blu-Ray. WTF.
- The best visual effects house worked on all the movies. COME ON! That's prime for HD.
- The best sound effects and mixing studio also worked on all the movies. My speakers pray every night to be blessed with the awesomeness of Darth Vader.
- Still available on DVD in two packs. I owned at least three copies of VHS releases, I'm not falling for that one again.
- A Blu-Ray edition of the series can offer all versions of the old movies - Original Theatrical Release and the updated Special Edition releases, each on the same disc.
- Web-enabled portals to StarWars.com, keeping fans up-to-date on the latest and greatest new from the Star Wars Universe. Yeah right. I look at that thing once and never really go back unless its some awesome game and even then I'm more busy playing on my iPad or game console to remember my Blu-Rays have games to enjoy.
- Star Wars updated news ticker feed scrolling on the menus for each disc. My Blu-Ray is connected to the Internet, so please don't hide cool Internet integration behind a cheap menu option three levels deep. Give me that shit up front, I'll take notice and probably get excited to go to a convention finally.
- Dynamic menus where images/video update from the Internet, even for old films. Imagine new artwork of the old movies get made and provided as random menu screens. if Lucasfilm ever read this blog then they'd know that shit is really cool and no one does it (yet).
Lord of the Rings (Trilogy - Director's Cut)
Oh, they tried to pull a fast one everyone by announcing the release of Lord of the Rings on Blu-Ray but not mentioning that they'd be the theatrical releases only with the director's cut far out in the cold for some unhealthy amount of time. If they need more time to add more stuff to that work of art then fine, take the time but if its coming down to a marketing team deciding when to release then they're poorly mistaken at the importance that us geeks do not get trumped by stupid things like crazy holiday shoppers because you thought "more people will buy it if we release during the holiday shopping season". You're dumb. Everyone who wants the movies will buy before and then normal Tom/Dick/Mary will be eating up whatever is good on the shelves as holiday presents. When they buy a movie we want because we're fans, we get jaded.
- Three movies... very well done movies.
- Oscar winning effects. Oscar winning director. Just dope shit all around.
- About 10 hours altogether.
Indiana Jones (Trilogy)
Notice I said "trilogy." The fourth Indiana Jones film, something something Crystal Skull, came out on Blu-Ray and honestly Harrison Ford looked odd when I saw the Blu-Ray edition playing in the store. I chose not to buy it, but it did make me die for the original trilogy to reach my Blu-Ray machine in 1080p glory.
- Three movies. Screw the fourth.
- Classic adventure films. Perfect for families.
- Funny and entertaining.
Back To The Future (Trilogy)
The time traveling adventures of Marty McFly are awesome. Hover boards, soda pop, 8.88 Jigga-watts or whatever that crazy old doctor says. I want to see that bad-ass Delorean ripping fire trails on my large screen HD TV.
- Three movies.
- Fun if you're from the 50's, 80's, or now.
While The Incredibles is not a long-time classic, it is a new-age classic! The awesome, fun Pixar film was the first PG-rated film for Pixar, and it was a hit. It's strange this is one of the last remaining Pixar films to not be released in HD (yet), and its not like the film came out a decade ago. So, seriously, what gives?!
- Great for comic fans, or anyone who ever liked a Super-Hero like Superman or the like.