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I've got about 50 bucks to spare this week, Pit. I want to get some Blu-Ray movies but need some suggestions.

The catch is that they have to be visually striking movies, because that's the whole point of of 1080p, is to have movies like T2, not The Notebook.

So, what does the Pit recommend?

Blu-Rays I own:

Terminator 1, 2, and Salvation
Logan's Run
I Robot
Avatar
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#2
Avatar definitely (really obvious choice I know)
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Any of the Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Hot Fuzz
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lol Avatar is pretty good looking on Blu-ray, but im sure you know the story behind that. I can tell a difference, but its never a really significant difference man. I dont mind watching DVDs on my blu-ray player. If you play DVD's it displays your DVDs in 480p-720p and it still looks pretty good. Blu-ray just introduces some new colors but its not really a "whole new movie experience" as it is advertised to be. Your better off buying a cool ps3 game!
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lol Avatar is pretty good looking on Blu-ray, but im sure you know the story behind that. I can tell a difference, but its never a really significant difference man. I dont mind watching DVDs on my blu-ray player. If you play DVD's it displays your DVDs in 480p-720p and it still looks pretty good. Blu-ray just introduces some new colors but its not really a "whole new movie experience" as it is advertised to be. Your better off buying a cool ps3 game!



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#6
Daybreakers was really good though.
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#9
Watched Star Trek on Blu-Ray, it was pretty awesome.

EDIT: Oh, and I've only seen it on TVs for in-store demos of Blu-Ray players, but Ice Age looks amazing in Blu-Ray.

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#13
Well seeing that Terminator and Avatar were already covered, the only thing I can suggest is look for movies that were designed to be visually striking.
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#14
Wait a while for the Terminator Quad to come out. The current BR masters aren't amazing, apart from T2.

Apocalypto looked beautiful when I saw that on BluRay. Zombieland is pretty nice.

EDIT: Star Trek (2009) is pretty damn good.

The Matrix trilogy is awesome on Bluray.
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lol Avatar is pretty good looking on Blu-ray, but im sure you know the story behind that. I can tell a difference, but its never a really significant difference man. I dont mind watching DVDs on my blu-ray player. If you play DVD's it displays your DVDs in 480p-720p and it still looks pretty good. Blu-ray just introduces some new colors but its not really a "whole new movie experience" as it is advertised to be. Your better off buying a cool ps3 game!


I think it is a whole new movie experience. My house made the complete move over to HD recently. TV, movies and games have never been better.
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Oh, as strange as it may sound, if you are into the show: LOST!

I figured as long as I'm picking up the season, might as well make it Blu-ray. Let me tell you, it does not disappoint.
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Another thing to note, having the Bluray and watching the movie on SkyHD or whatever is nowhere near the same experience.

HDTV is compressed to shit to actually beam to us quick enough. Make me wonder what Virgin HD is like (being on Fiberoptics n all).
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Oh, as strange as it may sound, if you are into the show: LOST!

I figured as long as I'm picking up the season, might as well make it Blu-ray. Let me tell you, it does not disappoint.


That doesn't sound strange at all, you are talking about the best show ever made. I'm waiting to get the entire six season box set on blu-ray now that's a **** load of discs
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Another thing to note, having the Bluray and watching the movie on SkyHD or whatever is nowhere near the same experience.

HDTV is compressed to shit to actually beam to us quick enough. Make me wonder what Virgin HD is like (being on Fiberoptics n all).


Is Virgin HD some kind of Fiberoptic television service? I've never heard of it.
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Is Virgin HD some kind of Fiberoptic television service? I've never heard of it.


Well I'm not sure if it is actually on Fiberoptic, all I know is that their internet service is.

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Well I'm not sure if it is actually on Fiberoptic, all I know is that their internet service is.




Huh, sadly, since I live at my Grandmothers, she has AT&T U-Verse, which is a sad excuse for cable, it might as well be Satellite.

On topic, I found 2001: A Space Odyssey at Wal-Mart for 10 bucks, wondering if I should get it.
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Huh, sadly, since I live at my Grandmothers, she has AT&T U-Verse, which is a sad excuse for cable, it might as well be Satellite.

On topic, I found 2001: A Space Odyssey at Wal-Mart for 10 bucks, wondering if I should get it.


Something I've noticed is that if a BluRay is cheap, it's not a big improvement over the DVD. I checked it out on my main shop, and it's reviewed quite highly despite the low price.

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#25
The Fall, Blew the shit out of my eyes on a dvd and laptop, I'd love to see it in HD
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Up and Wall-E and any other disney-pixar films
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kingdom of heaven. Unreal shit
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The 5th Element, A Clockwork Orange or Predator
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#30
I've heard Sin City looks pretty amazing on bluray
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I believe spirited away will soon be getting a bluray release.
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#33
I've not seen any blu-ray movies yet, but I imagine Dark Knight, District 9 or Star Wars are pretty good in Blu-Ray. I'm trying to think of stuff, but I've never seen a blu-ray movie so I'm just going with what already looked damn fine on DVD. Untouchables is great visually, so if that's got a Blu-Ray touch up, I'd recommend that.

edit: How did I forget Watchmen?
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I've not seen any blu-ray movies yet, but I imagine Dark Knight, District 9 or Star Wars are pretty good in Blu-Ray. I'm trying to think of stuff, but I've never seen a blu-ray movie so I'm just going with what already looked damn fine on DVD. Untouchables is great visually, so if that's got a Blu-Ray touch up, I'd recommend that.

edit: How did I forget Watchmen?

Star wars original trilogy and prequel trilogy arent out until next fall. ridiculous. I'm thinking about getting a blu ray player next tbh but i can only afford the toshiba which is the cheapest one around :/
#37
i heard 2012 was amazing on bluray i still haven't seen it tho
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Agreed even though I haven't seen it on blu ray. Pixar does an absolutely amazing job with their animations and textures. Cars is worth checking out too.
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i heard 2012 was amazing on bluray i still haven't seen it tho


I have that too.. Found it too painful to sit through, though.
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