Saturday, June 4, 2011

Blu-Ray Heaven!

Finally got around to picking up a blu-ray player this weekend and WOW am I impressed.  I championed against blu-ray for far too long and decided it was time to stop fighting the revolution and join it.  I'm in awe of the awesome features that are accessible right from the blu-ray player itself including: Napster, Pandora, CinemaNow, and Netflix, but the thing that has me most excited is that I can begin a new library of films on a new digital medium.  Hopefully it doesn't go away anytime soon, although downloading and watching digital streams are all the rage.  I personally would much rather own the physical media because not only does it give me a feeling of ownership but it's part of the whole "collecting" aspect of movies themselves, plus it's nice to be able to show off your movie collection to visitors.  The inaugural honorary horror inductees into my new blu-ray library are:
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Dawn of the Dead (2007) UDC
Before you all start hounding me about why I bought the remake before the classic, I'd like to justify my purchase.  It was 5 freaking dollars, how could I pass that up?  Not bad for a blu-ray, even though they are starting to go to the cheap side.  Plus, as much of a classic as the original is, the remake is a pretty damn fine film.  Plus before you go screaming TRAITOR TRAITOR let's not forget this little gem that I have in my collection

Plus I visit the Monroeville Mall on a weekly basis so I'm sure I earn back some bonus points from that right?

The Next blu-rays in my collection were given to me as a birthday gift from my sister, and here they are:
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Scream (1996)
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Scream 2 (1997)
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Scream 3 (2000)
Well what do you ghouls think of the beginning of my collection? (I also own about 6 Disney animated films, yes I love Disney!  Also the Original Tron rounds out my collection for now!)  Good choices or not?  Let me know below and please feel free to give me some recommendations on your favorite horror flicks on blu-ray!  Also for any movie or distribution companies out there who are reading, YES, I would love to review your movies on my new blu-ray player! HAHA


Johnny said...

Love the Dawn remake. Bummed that the Blu is lacking most (if not all?) of the special features the DVD had, but ya can't pass it up for 5 bucks!!

Halloweenman666 said...

hell yeah right! I kept the dvd by the way so I could have the missing features. And for some reason I was just checking and I have some exclusive best buy 3 disc version!

Brandon said...

Its not really horror but I have one of my all time faveorite movies (after saw ofcourse) "A Clockwork Orange" on bluray and i think its absolutley stunning.

Halloweenman666 said...

To this day I still haven't seen the whole movie. Am I honestly missing out? I know what the critics will say, but in your honest opinion.

Brandon said...

honestly i think so, i mean first off its a stanley kubrick film, name me one thing he hasnt done thats good? second it really is an amazing film and book i am not much of a reader and i read the book multiple times and the movie while not as good as the book( but which movie honestly is) now if all that as my honest opinion isnt enough to get you to watch the whole thing see it to say you saw Malcom McDowell (as you know from zombies halloween) in his first big film

Halloween Contacts said...

You might be interested in getting some of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead Trilogy for your collection. Or even better, Raimi's Drag Me to Hell, I love that movie. If you haven't watched it, give it a go. It's actually one of the better "horror" films out today.