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Title: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on February 7, 2010, 04:09 PM
Anyone buying anything anymore?  I picked up GI Joe v1.3 from Target this morning and some random junk from a video chain that's closing up shop.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD Thread
Post by: Rob on February 8, 2010, 12:28 AM
I still buy tons of movies... it just seems weird telling everyone about my weekly list.  This week I'm buying A Serious Man and Couples Retreat.  I'm tempted to buy Bronson and The Running Man blu-ray release as well.

I won't buy all of these... but the next few weeks are busy for me regardless...

02.16.10
Hunger
Law Abiding Citizen
Ran
Black Dynamite
Dirty Harry Collection

02.23.10
The Informant
Poultrygeist
Analyze This / Analyze That
Grumpy Old Men / Grumpier Old Men
The Box
Dead Snow
Title: Re: 2010 DVD Thread
Post by: Matt on February 8, 2010, 11:14 AM
Wow, I thought for sure when this one started up, it'd have "Blu-ray" in the title instead of DVD.

Maybe next year.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on February 8, 2010, 11:24 AM
Fixed it for ya.  I'm still primarily into the old fashioned DVDs myself.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Rob on February 8, 2010, 11:53 AM
I think I've bought a grand total of about 5 actual dvd's in the last year and a half...
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on February 8, 2010, 12:09 PM
Anyone buying anything anymore?  I picked up GI Joe v1.3 from Target this morning and some random junk from a video chain that's closing up shop.

Not much for me lately, aside from that same GI Joe set you mentioned.  A side note to that, I was watching the old Hasbro commercials on that set in the special features - and they had the one for the FLAGG.  None of my friends (or myself) had that, but watching that commercial it is hard to believe what a big toy that was (and for only around $100 back then, right?)  Anyways, the only other DVD we've gotten recently is Scooby Doo, Where Are You? Seasons 1 and 2 for our daughter.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Matt on February 8, 2010, 12:10 PM
Better.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: BillCable on February 8, 2010, 02:33 PM
I just bought Blu-rays of Basterds and Fight Club.  Couldn't help but support Basterds, and Fight Club brought it up to free super-savers shipping.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 8, 2010, 04:26 PM
I'd like to pick up Zombieland and will definitely grab The Running Man (tomorrow) and perhaps 2012 (in March).
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Jayson on February 8, 2010, 04:44 PM
Caught Zombieland last night. Very fun and funny movie - 2 Zombie thumbs up.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD Thread
Post by: iFett on February 9, 2010, 07:50 PM
I still buy tons of movies... it just seems weird telling everyone about my weekly list.

DVD's are my 4th obsession hobby outside of my three toy lines I collect, so I don't think it's weird.  I'll probably make the flip to BD and rebuy most of my library over again when prices come down a tad more (without having to be crafty to find good deals)

Not much for me lately, aside from that same GI Joe set you mentioned.

I still haven't watched my Rhino Transformers Season 3 pt2 & Season 4 set I paid ungodly amounts of money for back in the day so the Joe sets are still in the parking lot, but looking forward to those sweet extras!
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on February 15, 2010, 01:58 PM
I received a timeless cult classic in the mail today, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.  ;D

Why is there a watermelon there? I'll tell you later. Laugh'a while you can, monkeyboy!  :D
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on February 15, 2010, 05:10 PM
I received a timeless cult classic in the mail today, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.  ;D

I get the feeling that you're not in the 30 something crowd on this site.   :D   ;)
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on February 18, 2010, 11:59 AM
Picked up UP this morning for $8.95 at Target.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on February 21, 2010, 11:41 AM
I know that many people aren't all that excited about the Blu Ray release of the LOTR trilogy, since it is only the theatrical versions, but I noticed that Amazon has a trailer up for the release (and some scenes) in their listing (http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Picture-Theatrical-Editions/dp/B000X9FLKM/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=ISLNXQ1EGV454&colid=U9XKMAINM29L).  I will say though, just watching a "trailer" for LOTR makes me miss the times when these were coming out in theatres...good stuff.  Everyone here waiting for the inevitable "extended editions" release?
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Neal on February 21, 2010, 06:02 PM
I know that many people aren't all that excited about the Blu Ray release of the LOTR trilogy, since it is only the theatrical versions, but I noticed that Amazon has a trailer up for the release (and some scenes) in their listing (http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Picture-Theatrical-Editions/dp/B000X9FLKM/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=ISLNXQ1EGV454&colid=U9XKMAINM29L).  I will say though, just watching a "trailer" for LOTR makes me miss the times when these were coming out in theatres...good stuff.  Everyone here waiting for the inevitable "extended editions" release?

I'm excited and will be buying the set.  Then, when the extended editions come out, I'll get those as well.  Who knows when that will be (probably will coincide with the theatrical release of The Hobbit).  I need my LOTR HD fix sooner rather than later.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: speedermike on February 21, 2010, 10:31 PM
I don't usually but DVDs, but I've been picking up some cheap ones lately.  Lynch's 1984 DUNE and Conan The Barbarian. Oddly, niether of them are great films, but I had to have them.  Nostalgia is a wierd thing...
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Rob on February 21, 2010, 10:41 PM
I don't usually but DVDs, but I've been picking up some cheap ones lately.  Lynch's 1984 DUNE and Conan The Barbarian. Oddly, niether of them are great films, but I had to have them.  Nostalgia is a wierd thing...

Dune's slated for a blu-ray release in April if you're the type (like I am) who'd rather wait for the HD version.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on April 1, 2010, 12:33 AM
Picked up E.T. at Target for $7 on good old fashioned DVD tonight   :)
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on April 21, 2010, 10:11 PM
Anyone picking up Avatar tomorrow?  I'm caving on the BD version.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: BrentS on April 21, 2010, 10:20 PM
Anyone picking up Avatar tomorrow?  I'm caving on the BD version.

I think I'm getting the Blu-ray.  I never did see it in the theatre and I know the effects will be lost a bit but I do want to see it.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Greg on April 22, 2010, 12:18 AM
Anyone picking up Avatar tomorrow?  I'm caving on the BD version.

I'm heading to Wal Mart in a few minutes to pick it up. The DVD isn't for me, but rather it's a gag gift for a teacher who was thoroughly confused by the film. I'm tempted to pick up the BD down the road sometime when the price goes down. Knock the movie all you want, but I still enjoyed the visual effects.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: efranks on April 22, 2010, 12:37 AM
Just skip it and see it in theaters later this summer when Cameron re-releases it.  Or buy the deluxe, super special, kitchen sink edition that's supposed to come out November-ish. 

   E...
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 22, 2010, 12:48 AM
That is when the 3D version comes out.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Neal on April 22, 2010, 02:46 PM
That is when the 3D version comes out.

Actually, Cameron recently said that's not the case.  There will be a deluxe edition released later this year, but it won't be the 3D version.

I picked up the BD this morning at Target.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: efranks on April 22, 2010, 03:03 PM
I'm pretty sure I read a report that we were going to end up with a triple dose of Avatar DVD/BD releases but I can't seem to remember where I read it.  But I was under the impression that the November release would not be the 3D BD release.

Anyway, unlike the LOTR releases where I happily paid for the theatrical release and then came back for the second Director's Cut boxed sets, I'm having a harder time volunteering to pony up the cash on Avatar.  I'd rather wait to spend that money till the film comes out in a deluxe set with the standard bonus features, cut scenes and commentary stuff.

   E...
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Scott on April 26, 2010, 01:09 AM
I know that many people aren't all that excited about the Blu Ray release of the LOTR trilogy, since it is only the theatrical versions, but I noticed that Amazon has a trailer up for the release (and some scenes) in their listing (http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Picture-Theatrical-Editions/dp/B000X9FLKM/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=ISLNXQ1EGV454&colid=U9XKMAINM29L).  I will say though, just watching a "trailer" for LOTR makes me miss the times when these were coming out in theatres...good stuff.  Everyone here waiting for the inevitable "extended editions" release?

I'm excited and will be buying the set.  Then, when the extended editions come out, I'll get those as well.  Who knows when that will be (probably will coincide with the theatrical release of The Hobbit).  I need my LOTR HD fix sooner rather than later.
Have they announced a release for the LOTR EE versions yet?  That, coupled with SW might tip the scales finally
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Rob on April 26, 2010, 01:43 AM
No word yet, I'm sure they'll release it once sales of the current release plateau.

I'd guess in time for the holidays.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: BillCable on April 26, 2010, 09:18 AM
I'm pretty sure I read a report that we were going to end up with a triple dose of Avatar DVD/BD releases but I can't seem to remember where I read it.  But I was under the impression that the November release would not be the 3D BD release. 

You are correct.  The November release is a 4-disc, all-the-bells-and-whistles 2-D release.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 26, 2010, 10:47 AM
Why wouldn't they include the 3D version that will work with 3D TVs? The only blu-ray disc that includes a 3D version for 3DTV right now is Monsters vs Aliens. This movie seems like a great way to sell new TVs. Maybe it will be a new pack in?
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: BillCable on April 26, 2010, 11:08 AM
Why wouldn't they include the 3D version that will work with 3D TVs?

Triple-dip, baby!  Why sell something twice when you can sell it three times?  It seems Mr. Cameron has learned a thing or two from our good Mr. Lucas.

Besides, the saturation of 3D TVs is almost nil right now, and probably won't be above a rounding error for at least a year.  It makes much more sense for them to hold off on a 3D release until more 3D TVs are in homes.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Rob on April 26, 2010, 11:50 AM
Screw all this 3D nonsense.

Someone let me know when they have a hologram set that doesn't require goggles to watch.  Until then, I'm sticking with regular old 2D.

Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on April 26, 2010, 12:08 PM
Yeah, I'm curious how "big" the whole 3D thing will be for sure.  It seems like the studios are going nuts with it now with the success of Avatar, but it could very possibly be a fad too.  I haven't ever seen a 3D movie, so I guess I can't really say how big of a difference it would make to me.

Speaking of Avatar, I did go ahead and pick up the blu-ray/DVD combo pack this weekend as a "blind buy".  I was one of the 10 people who didn't get to see it in the theater, so I was anxious to check it out.  This isn't the Avatar or movie thread, but I will say it was pretty good - and the effects were pretty amazing.  I've noticed a lot of friends/co-workers (who often fall in the 5-10 year younger range) say this is "the best movie they've ever seen".  I would say they haven't seen enough movies if that is the case.  It wasn't bad, and like I said, looked great...but I don't think it was anything near that amazing when you take the entire movie into account.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Morgbug on April 26, 2010, 01:33 PM
Screw all this 3D nonsense.

Someone let me know when they have a hologram set that doesn't require goggles to watch.  Until then, I'm sticking with regular old 2D.



Perzactly.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 26, 2010, 11:25 PM
I heard enough good stuff about Avatar to buy it on Blu-Ray.  It's really pretty, but what a stupid movie.  I thought all the Ferngully meets Dances With Wolves cracks were just jokes, but nope.  Dead on.  I can't imagine I will ever watch it again.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: BillCable on April 27, 2010, 09:20 AM
Yeah, it amazes me it was the front-runner for the Academy Award.  It's just a dumb movie.  A dumb movie made with exceptional technical skill, but a dumb movie none-the-less.  Imagine what Cameron could do if he ever had a decent script.  Of course I think he's aiming more towards the lowest common denominator, which has worked out pretty well for him financially.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 27, 2010, 10:55 AM
Yeah, it amazes me it was the front-runner for the Academy Award.  It's just a dumb movie.  A dumb movie made with exceptional technical skill, but a dumb movie none-the-less. 

That's describes Titanic to a tee.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: efranks on April 27, 2010, 11:51 AM
Yeah, it amazes me it was the front-runner for the Academy Award.  It's just a dumb movie.  A dumb movie made with exceptional technical skill, but a dumb movie none-the-less.  Imagine what Cameron could do if he ever had a decent script.  Of course I think he's aiming more towards the lowest common denominator, which has worked out pretty well for him financially.

I'm just really happy to know that I'm not the only one that thinks it's overrated.  I thought it looked great, I liked the characters and, ultimately, the whole movie.  But I don't believe it deserves all this praise about it being the greatest film ever.  The geekgasm over this film boggles my mind.  I like District 9 and Hurt Locker so much better story-wise than I did Avatar.

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Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on April 27, 2010, 11:57 AM
Yeah, see, that's exactly how I was feeling after watching it.  I sort of had buyers' remorse as well, but I guess there are worse movies to blind-buy.  It isn't like I didn't enjoy it, and like I said, it looked pretty amazing - but the story/movie itself didn't do anything for me in particular.  It wasn't bad, but just nothing spectacular either.  I think I notice it more because - as mentioned already - it has all this praise heaped on it non-stop, as well as the awards nominations.  I don't know if it is a "younger generation" or just the hype building on its own, but I'm not quite sure why I've heard at least three people tell me it is "the best movie I've ever seen".

Like I said, I enjoyed it well enough, but I'm not so sure I'll watch it again either - at least not anytime soon (I thought it was a little too long as well).  Prior to seeing this, and even now after, I really don't see this movie being "remembered" 20 years down the road like Star Wars was/is - aside from it being the largest earning picture.  It just didn't seem all that revolutionary otherwise, aside from the pretty pictures.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Rob on April 27, 2010, 12:12 PM
Agreed.

I've said all along that it's a cool movie, but it's not best picture material and shouldn't have ever been seriously in that conversation. 

It was only in there because it made so much money.

Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Mikey D on April 27, 2010, 01:47 PM
Even with all the "hype" it received / is receiving, I still have no desire to see it.  I'm sure I'll watch it eventually on a rainy day when there's nothing better to do.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on April 29, 2010, 07:48 PM
Picked up GI Joe v2.0.  Yo Joe!!  My Target never got a shipment of these so I had to resort to WM.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on April 30, 2010, 11:15 AM
I've got that Joe set on the way in an Amazon order as well.  Our local Targets didn't get that either, which was sort of surprising, but I hadn't checked WM yet.  Still enjoy watching those old Joe episodes.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: BrentS on April 30, 2010, 06:28 PM
So I tried to watch my Avatar Blu-ray disc and I couldn't get it to play.  Sounds like I need to upgrade the firmware in my player - I haven't done that in a while  >:(
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 30, 2010, 09:03 PM
Remember the good old days when you didn't have to upgrade your DVD player's firmware?
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on June 7, 2010, 02:15 PM
Just curious, but has anyone here picked up either of the Harry Potter "Ultimate Edition" blu rays released so far?  I believed the next two (Prisoner of Azkaban/Goblet of Fire) are due later this year as well.  Although we are trying to cut back on our DVD/BD buying overall, we are trying to upgrade our favorite movies so that we have them on blu ray as well.  I'm debating whether to go this route and picking these up as they come out, or to get the five pack (which is significantly cheaper overall).  The "Ultimate Editions" do look pretty spiffy though, although they look as if they would take up a lot of shelf space.  Just curious if anyone here has picked one (or both) up.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Rob on June 7, 2010, 02:22 PM
My understanding (and I could be wrong) was that the DVD's included extended cuts but the Blu-rays don't yet. 

I think there's some extended cut ultimate boxed set planned... I'm holding out for that.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on June 7, 2010, 05:45 PM
I'm not positive, but I think this recent release (http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-Sorcerers-Ultimate-Blu-ray/dp/B002GJT4XW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1254502984&sr=1-3) contains both the original and extended cuts of the film (there is also one for Chamber of Secrets), but I may be understanding that wrong.  The reviews seem pretty positive about this set in general, and it doesn't appear to be just a "double dip" cash grab like many others.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on June 7, 2010, 10:24 PM
I have the Ultimate Editions of Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets on BD, and they both have about 7-8 minutes of new stuff.  Nothing spectacular, but kind of neat.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: EdSolo on June 8, 2010, 07:26 AM
Just curious, but has anyone here picked up either of the Harry Potter "Ultimate Edition" blu rays released so far?  I believed the next two (Prisoner of Azkaban/Goblet of Fire) are due later this year as well.  Although we are trying to cut back on our DVD/BD buying overall, we are trying to upgrade our favorite movies so that we have them on blu ray as well.  I'm debating whether to go this route and picking these up as they come out, or to get the five pack (which is significantly cheaper overall).  The "Ultimate Editions" do look pretty spiffy though, although they look as if they would take up a lot of shelf space.  Just curious if anyone here has picked one (or both) up.

I picked both of them up, but have not had the chance to watch them yet.  As I understand it, the cuts are similar to whichever channel keeps running them on TV.  Essentially, it is the movie with the deleted scenes edited back into the movie.  If you remember the original Sorcerer's Stone DVD (where you had to jump through hoops to get the deleted scenes), one of them had Harry's aunt making eggs and each on she opened had a Hogwarts letter in it.

As for a deluxe box set, as with Star Wars, I'm sure there will be continuous rereleases...however, these deluxe sets do contain a lot of extras...I'd have to check my sets to see exactly what each one has.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on June 8, 2010, 10:38 AM
I thought I had read that the BD sets had both the extended and regular versions included, is that the case?  I do think the extended versions are the ones that are regularly shown on ABC Family, if I remember right.  Also, a minor detail, but is the blu ray disc have its "own" packaging, or just included in one big box.  I looked at one of these at Best Buy once, and noticed that it is a pretty thick "binding" on the box...just storage/shelf space into consideration with these, so I was wondering.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: EdSolo on June 8, 2010, 11:40 AM
I thought I had read that the BD sets had both the extended and regular versions included, is that the case?  I do think the extended versions are the ones that are regularly shown on ABC Family, if I remember right.  Also, a minor detail, but is the blu ray disc have its "own" packaging, or just included in one big box.  I looked at one of these at Best Buy once, and noticed that it is a pretty thick "binding" on the box...just storage/shelf space into consideration with these, so I was wondering.

I'll take a look at the set tonight and let you know.  As I remember it is a big fold out set with some loose paper materials with it.  I can't remember exactly how the discs are held, but I don't think it has an extra slip case for the discs.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on June 11, 2010, 12:30 PM
Picked up the Simpsons: the complete 20th season.  Kinda sucks they're going down a different route with the packaging, but could someone explain what happened to seasons 13-19 at retail?
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 11, 2010, 12:35 PM
Picked up the Simpsons: the complete 20th season.  Kinda sucks they're going down a different route with the packaging, but could someone explain what happened to seasons 13-19 at retail?

They wanted to make some extra money by giving us Season 20 so soon to celebrate the milestone.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on June 11, 2010, 02:51 PM
Meh...Will probably just return it and hope for a "regular" release sometime down the road.  Didn't pay attention when I bought it, but looks like it's completely void of any special features like all the other sets have.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 11, 2010, 03:02 PM
Meh...Will probably just return it and hope for a "regular" release sometime down the road.  Didn't pay attention when I bought it, but looks like it's completely void of any special features like all the other sets have.

I thought about that when it first came out, but at the rate these are coming out I didn't want to wait God only knows how many years for the snazzy version.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 12, 2010, 12:26 AM
I grabbed Taken and LOTR on Bluray today.  Should make for some good movie watching the next couple weeks.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Neal on June 12, 2010, 08:49 AM
I picked up Caddyshack on BD.  Amazingly, I've never owned that movie before in any form.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: EdSolo on June 14, 2010, 07:13 AM
I thought I had read that the BD sets had both the extended and regular versions included, is that the case?  I do think the extended versions are the ones that are regularly shown on ABC Family, if I remember right.  Also, a minor detail, but is the blu ray disc have its "own" packaging, or just included in one big box.  I looked at one of these at Best Buy once, and noticed that it is a pretty thick "binding" on the box...just storage/shelf space into consideration with these, so I was wondering.

I'll take a look at the set tonight and let you know.  As I remember it is a big fold out set with some loose paper materials with it.  I can't remember exactly how the discs are held, but I don't think it has an extra slip case for the discs.

The box is about two inches wide.  All three discs are in one case (for Blu Ray...standard def has four discs).  The case is your basic quad fold case to hold the discs.  There is also a separate hard back book and some other paper materials.  Two of the discs are the bonus material and the first disc contains the theatrical release and the extended cut.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on June 26, 2010, 05:14 PM
Picked up the following for $20ish at the last Movie Gallery in my area that's going under:

9
Deep Rising (been looking for a cheap version of this movie for a long time)
Sherlock Holmes
Trick 'r Treat (not sure of this but looked interesting)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Zombieland
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Rob on June 26, 2010, 08:27 PM
I finally got my copy of Let the Right one in.

For anyone who was wondering, Amazon is selling the version with the corrected theatrical subtitles.


I'm closing in on 500 BD...  :-X

Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on June 27, 2010, 04:46 PM
I'm closing in on 500 BD...  :-X

I've got 3 BD compared to my 2,000+ dvd's   :-\  Still too expensive for me to go out and start rebuying everything all over again.  I'm sure there would be another new format out in time before that ever happens.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Rob on June 29, 2010, 10:16 PM
I'm closing in on 500 BD...  :-X

I've got 3 BD compared to my 2,000+ dvd's   :-\  Still too expensive for me to go out and start rebuying everything all over again.  I'm sure there would be another new format out in time before that ever happens.

You've just got to keep an ear to the ground...

Just today WBShop.com had 30 or so movies on sale for $4.95 each, if you bought 4 or less.  Shipping was $5.00

I put in two orders... 8 movies, a little over $50.00.  Plenty of good titles there too, some of the ones I ordered were Natural Born Killers, Mystic River, Wild Bunch, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Deliverance, Observe and Report...  That sale only lasted a few hours though.

If you haven't been yet, blu-ray.com has a very active forum dedicated to sales... I check it each morning at work and sometimes there are incredible deals out there.  But yeah, if you walk into Best Buy and shell out $26.99 + tax for every new release, it's absurd.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on August 25, 2010, 07:55 PM
Picked up Saw VI on sale today at Target.  I think this is the first Saw movie I haven't purchased on release date.  I don't even think I've watched the last 2, but ya...good times.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Neal on August 27, 2010, 10:09 AM
I got Lost:  The Complete Collection on blu-ray from Amazon.com.  What an amazing set!
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 27, 2010, 10:56 AM
Picked up the Lost blu-ray set from Best Buy  ;D
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on September 28, 2010, 12:54 PM
Picked up IM2 this morning at Target.  Fourth BD for my collection...
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on September 28, 2010, 02:08 PM
I picked up Iron Man 2 (on blu) this morning at Target as well, looking forward to seeing it again.  Usually try to grab the "combo pack" for movies like this to have the digital copy, etc., but the price difference ($12 at Target) didn't seem worth it to me.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: BillCable on September 28, 2010, 02:12 PM
I think it was $24 v/s $18 on Amazon.  I'm marking this one down as a birthday/Christmas gift.  Gotta give the family something to shop for...
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Neal on September 28, 2010, 10:00 PM
I picked up both Iron Man 2 and Get Him to the Greek on BD today.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on October 3, 2010, 02:01 PM
Took back my single disc IM2 to Target and picked up the 3 disc version for $2 more at BB.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 3, 2010, 02:53 PM
A question for those that buy lots of DVD/BD. Do you guys actually watch all of these movies or do you just collect them? How often does each movie get watched on average?
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on October 3, 2010, 04:29 PM
I've watched maybe only 20% of my collection on DVD.  The other 80% I've already seen at some point or another and don't care to watch again anytime soon.  Just nice to have them "in stock" when I want to view them.  OCD.....   :-\
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Rob on October 3, 2010, 04:39 PM
A question for those that buy lots of DVD/BD. Do you guys actually watch all of these movies or do you just collect them? How often does each movie get watched on average?

Nope... I've finally gotten to the point where I'm more patient about everything that I pick up.  Things get much cheaper if you wait a few weeks.  I like the collecting and all, and I like having a million options whenever I want to watch a movie.

Buying it on blu-ray is still cheaper than a pair of movie tickets.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: efranks on October 3, 2010, 06:14 PM
I watch almost everything I buy on DVD.  But I do have a handful of movies that I've bought but haven't watched yet.  But of well over 100 DVDs that I have, there are probably fewer than 10 that I haven't watched.

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Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on October 5, 2010, 02:20 PM
A question for those that buy lots of DVD/BD. Do you guys actually watch all of these movies or do you just collect them? How often does each movie get watched on average?

I've gotten better with this, as I used to buy a lot of movies (and TV seasons) "just to have it".  Now - particularly since we've made the switch to blu ray - we've gotten a lot more selective with our purchases.  We pretty much only buy our favorites now, and the same goes for anything we'd upgrade that we already have on DVD.  I can admit that a lot of the DVDs we bought, especially in the first few years of having a player, we don't necessarily watch all that much.  The stuff that gets the most repeat viewings are the favorites - Star Wars, Indy, LOTR, Potter, superhero stuff, etc. - even though much of that is on TV now as well.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on October 6, 2010, 07:52 PM
Picked up Flushed Away at Target for $4.75.  Another DVD that will likely lay dormant and might get watched in a few more years.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on October 6, 2010, 08:47 PM
Picked up the Beauty and the Beast BluRay/DVD pack this week for the little one, although we'll all be watching it this weekend most likely :).
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 6, 2010, 10:55 PM
Picked up Flushed Away at Target for $4.75.  Another DVD that will likely lay dormant and might get watched in a few more years.

It's worth watching sooner than that, definitely good for some laughs.

Picked up the Beauty and the Beast BluRay/DVD pack this week for the little one, although we'll all be watching it this weekend most likely :).

My wife will be very happy to hear it's out since it's one of her favourites.  I still need to grab Monsters Inc and Bugs Life.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Neal on October 7, 2010, 09:53 AM
Picked up the Beauty and the Beast BluRay/DVD pack this week for the little one, although we'll all be watching it this weekend most likely :).

Same here.  We got a $10 off coupon via the Disney Rewards site, so that brought the price down to $14.99.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on October 26, 2010, 12:01 PM
Picked up the last DVD copy of CW Season 2 this morning at Target.  Still not convinced I need Blue Ray for animated stuff...
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: BillCable on October 26, 2010, 12:04 PM
Man... animation is where you see the BIGGEST difference between DVD and Blu-ray.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Neal on October 26, 2010, 01:23 PM
Man... animation is where you see the BIGGEST difference between DVD and Blu-ray.

That's exactly what I was thinking.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on October 26, 2010, 02:04 PM
Must be time to get the eyes checked then...Only been about 20 years.   :-\
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Diddly on November 2, 2010, 07:21 PM
Snagged one of the FIVE versions of Toy Story 3 today. Ended up getting the single disc DVD since I don't have BR, it had all the extras, and it was cheaper.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on November 2, 2010, 08:09 PM
Snagged one of the FIVE versions of Toy Story 3 today. Ended up getting the single disc DVD since I don't have BR, it had all the extras, and it was cheaper.

Are you signed up through Disney Rewards?  I got a $8 off coupon good towards the purchase of the TS3 combo set that I'm thinking about buying since apparently animation looks better on BD?...so I've heard.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on November 2, 2010, 08:47 PM
Picked up the combo pack "deluxe" version of Toy Story with the Blu Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo today.  With that $8 off coupon, plus a discount at Target, it only came to around $16 so I was pretty happy.

Also, as a side note, I'm in the camp that animation (and everything else) looks way better on blu ray.  I didn't think it was that big of a difference, and didn't necessarily care about High Def all that much until I saw the difference.  I think, at least for the most part, it is pretty significant.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Rob on November 2, 2010, 10:06 PM
I picked up Kick-Ass, Rogue, and Bridge on the River Kwai today.

I'm going to head down to Best Buy tomorrow with that coupon to see if I can pick up the 2-disc that's $19.99.

I'm quickly reaching the point where half of the movie collection will be BD... sometime in the next month or two I think.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Neal on November 3, 2010, 09:29 AM
I purchased the Toy Story 3 BD with the $8-off coupon and ordered the Anniversary Edition of The Goonies and The Pacific.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Diddly on November 3, 2010, 03:51 PM
Snagged one of the FIVE versions of Toy Story 3 today. Ended up getting the single disc DVD since I don't have BR, it had all the extras, and it was cheaper.

Are you signed up through Disney Rewards?  I got a $8 off coupon good towards the purchase of the TS3 combo set that I'm thinking about buying since apparently animation looks better on BD?...so I've heard.

Nah, I won't have a Blu-Ray until the Holy Trilogy hits next year. Might look into joining the rewards program though, there's a lot of stuff coming out of the Disney Vault over the next year that I plan on picking up.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on November 5, 2010, 04:31 PM
Haven't made a DVD purchase in a while and ended up getting an Amazon gift certificate through work, so I did some damage on my Wish List this afternoon.  Picked up Toy Story 3, Clone Wars Volume 2, Iron Man 1 & 2, and Spiderman 3.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on November 8, 2010, 12:55 PM
This might be a bit off topic, but I thought it fit here.  For those familiar with Blu Ray, has anyone ever had a problem with their player skipping ahead a chapter or two on its own?  We got a player last year for Christmas from my parents (just a Vizio brand one, so nothing special), and on at least three seperate movies we've had this happen.  I have a tough time believing (or wanting to believe) that we have three bum blu rays, but after it happened this weekend watching Toy Story 3 with our daughter, I really got more concerned about it.  It will jut randomly skip ahead a couple of chapters, and if you rewind it manually and rewatch it there won't be any problems.  Just wondering if anyone knew if we had a bad player, bad movies, or just a fluke (it happened more than once, in the same place in all three cases).
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Rob on November 8, 2010, 01:20 PM
Whenever something weird has happened to me with my old player, and especially if it was only happening on some movies and not all movies, updating the firmware for the player seemed to fix the problem.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 8, 2010, 01:40 PM
^^ right. more than often this "fluke" that your are experiencing probably has to due with a new safe guard DVD manufacturers are constanly updating to keep piracy at bay.  your dvd player couldn't work through it - but updating it will probably (hopefully) do the trick.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: BrentS on November 8, 2010, 08:20 PM
I've had to update the firmware twice on my blu-ray player.  Both times for me it wouldn't even load the title screens for the movies.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Hemish on November 8, 2010, 08:53 PM
Remember when watching a movie just meant putting it in your player and pressing play?

I hate this update firmwware rubbish, but as i'm using my ps3 its not such a hassle to do
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 9, 2010, 10:45 AM
Its worse for me. I don't have a dvd player physically connected to the TV. I have to rip the DVD to the server. Then start the xbox, run media center and pick a movie to stream. But at least, I only have to rip it once.  :P
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on November 9, 2010, 11:28 AM
Remember when watching a movie just meant putting it in your player and pressing play?

I hate this update firmwware rubbish, but as i'm using my ps3 its not such a hassle to do

That's exactly what I was thinking.  All our "regular" DVDs play just fine, but to watch our blu rays we're apparently going to have to try this as well.  All the advances in technology, yet it was easier to watch a movie from start to finish on my parents' VCR as a kid :).  This is probably a super stupid question, but how does one go about updating the firmware?  I found the file I need on the company website, but do you need your BD player hooked up to the web to do it?  Do you download the file to a disk, or am I just way off on how to do this.  I used to consider myself somewhat tech "savvy", but I just don't keep up as well anymore.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: EdSolo on November 9, 2010, 01:29 PM
Remember when watching a movie just meant putting it in your player and pressing play?

I hate this update firmwware rubbish, but as i'm using my ps3 its not such a hassle to do

That's exactly what I was thinking.  All our "regular" DVDs play just fine, but to watch our blu rays we're apparently going to have to try this as well.  All the advances in technology, yet it was easier to watch a movie from start to finish on my parents' VCR as a kid :).  This is probably a super stupid question, but how does one go about updating the firmware?  I found the file I need on the company website, but do you need your BD player hooked up to the web to do it?  Do you download the file to a disk, or am I just way off on how to do this.  I used to consider myself somewhat tech "savvy", but I just don't keep up as well anymore.

After reading the last several posts on this issue, I decided I should probably check my Bluray player.   I have a Pioneer Elite and they gave me a whole list of button mashing to do on my remote to check my firmware version.  To make the actual update, they said to download the files to a computer and then burn them to a CD to put in the player.  Not sure if this is the same for all players or not.  I think I have an ethernet port on my player, but I would have the slightest clue on how to update that way.  Burning a CD looks to be the easy way for me.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 9, 2010, 01:49 PM
I know some players have USB ports as well and you can download the updates to a USB drive and do it that way rather than wasting a CD.  Depends on the player, obviously. 
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 9, 2010, 04:33 PM
Just wait until your refrigerator needs a bios upgrade. >:D

Damm engineers!  8)
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: BrentS on November 9, 2010, 07:08 PM
  To make the actual update, they said to download the files to a computer and then burn them to a CD to put in the player.  Not sure if this is the same for all players or not...  Burning a CD looks to be the easy way for me.

This is what I have to do to update my Sony Blu player.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on November 11, 2010, 10:24 AM
Thanks for all the advice and info on this everyone.  I downloaded the update and burned it on a CD to hopefully fix the problem.  So far, so good.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 11, 2010, 05:02 PM
The system is just updating its copy protection routines. In a way, the movie industry is saying, "you are a pirate and we don't want you to play your pirated disc." The funny thing is this just inconviences you as a movie buyer evertime the bios needs updating while the real pirate has hacked the copy protection within minutes of it being released.

But you as a honest movie buyer must be a pirate so you need to be stopped.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on November 11, 2010, 06:07 PM
Is anyone planning on purchasing the Avatar Extended-Collector's Edition that comes out next week? I figured something like this would come out, so I never bought the regular release.  Not a bad pre-order price on Amazon right now...
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 11, 2010, 06:45 PM
I'm not.  Nor will I see the sequels.  Although it was visually stunning....the story was pretty crappy and predictable.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: BillCable on November 22, 2010, 12:28 PM
Amazon has the Lord of the Rings trilogy on Blu-ray for $7.99 each.  That's very hard to pass up...

The Fellowship of the Ring (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TT2X6I?tag=bluray-033-20)
The Two Towers (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TT2X72?tag=bluray-032-20)
The Return of the King (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TT2X6S?tag=bluray-032-20)

Hell of a kick-off for Black Friday!
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Rob on November 22, 2010, 01:12 PM
Amazon has the Lord of the Rings trilogy on Blu-ray for $7.99 each.  That's very hard to pass up...

The Fellowship of the Ring (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TT2X6I?tag=bluray-033-20)
The Two Towers (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TT2X72?tag=bluray-032-20)
The Return of the King (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TT2X6S?tag=bluray-032-20)

Hell of a kick-off for Black Friday!

Easy to pass up if you're not interested in the theatrical cuts. 

So far I've only ordered Get Him to the Greek for $10.

Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: BrentS on November 22, 2010, 02:24 PM
Amazon has the Lord of the Rings trilogy on Blu-ray for $7.99 each.  That's very hard to pass up...

The Fellowship of the Ring (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TT2X6I?tag=bluray-033-20)
The Two Towers (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TT2X72?tag=bluray-032-20)
The Return of the King (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TT2X6S?tag=bluray-032-20)

Hell of a kick-off for Black Friday!

Wow, I've resisted getting these but that price is good.  I've got a $20 gift certificate here for Amazon, maybe I'll just order them.  I'll still get the extended Blu-Ray set when it comes out, but there are times when I'd prefer to watch the "shorter" version.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Brian on November 22, 2010, 02:29 PM
Amazon has the Lord of the Rings trilogy on Blu-ray for $7.99 each.  That's very hard to pass up...

The Fellowship of the Ring (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TT2X6I?tag=bluray-033-20)
The Two Towers (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TT2X72?tag=bluray-032-20)
The Return of the King (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TT2X6S?tag=bluray-032-20)

Hell of a kick-off for Black Friday!

I can understand why many (or most) will be holding out for the extended versions, but that really is a heck of a deal.  I noticed that one of the Black Friday ads (I think maybe Wal-Mart or Target or both) has these on sale Friday as well.  Maybe it is just because they are older movies right now, and maybe out of the "attention" a bit, but it really seems like a steal for some really great movies in the HD format.  I already paid more than this for them unfortunately, but it is nice to see them out there at a great price.  I'll pick up the extended editions when they are released too, but I'll admit that I don't mind watching the "shorter" version sometimes too.  I enjoyed the heck out of them in the theaters in that cut, and plus, with a little one it is tough to set aside 3-4 hours to watch movies like these the way it is.

Since we got a blu ray player I've tried to be much, much more selective in which movies we'd pick up for the format.  I've got a little list in my head of which movies I would pick up again, even though we already had them on DVD, and these were towards the top.
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: ruiner on November 22, 2010, 02:36 PM
Thanks for the tip.  Free shipping to boot (had to add the re-release of Pretty Hate Machine).
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: Diddly on December 10, 2010, 01:47 AM
Snagged Inception today. I'm disappointed we never get full blown extras on the newer Nolan DVDs (I think the BR lacks extras too but correct me if I'm wrong)
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: efranks on December 11, 2010, 11:48 PM
I bought Inception today too.  Just got done watching it about a half hour ago.  Very good movie.  I bought the Blu-ray/DVD combo at Target since it was the same price as just the DVD set.  Even though I don't have a BD player yet, this is technically my first BD purchase.

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Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on December 17, 2010, 07:44 PM
Picked up TDK on BD for $10 at Target.  A worthy upgrade...
Title: Re: 2010 DVD/BD Thread
Post by: iFett on December 21, 2010, 12:29 PM
Family Guy Trilogy (wasn't paying $13 just for IAT)
Futurama v5
the Simpsons Season 13