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Does anyone else do Blu-ray?<br><br>
I bought a Blu-ray player a year or so ago, specifically because I wanted to see the restored version of How the West Was Won. (It was worth it.) Of the thousands of titles released on Blu-ray, I'm finding relatively few that I want to own. It seems they're not marketing to the old fogey set. Among the films I have now:<br><br>
The African Queen<br>
Apollo 13<br>
The Bridge on the River Kwai<br>
Charade<br>
Close Encounters of the Third Kind<br>
Cool Hand Luke<br>
Fly Away Home<br>
For a Few Dollars More<br>
Gettysburg<br>
North By Northwest<br>
Rio Bravo<br>
The Shawshank Redemption<br>
T-2: Judgement Day<br>
(Not a complete list.)<br><br>
Anybody else? What Blu-ray disks do you have?
 

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Haven't hopped on the Blu Ray wagon yet. If I get a br player it'll probably be a PS3. Aren't there any new films you want on bluray? I'd probably pick up Ponyo.
 

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i have a ps3. i recommend checking out the really excellent criterion collection blurays.<br><a href="http://www.criterion.com/library/expanded_view?b=Criterion&m=bluray&p=1" target="_blank">http://www.criterion.com/library/exp...n&m=bluray&p=1</a><br>
you definately want to see Solaris and The Double Life of Veronique.<br><br>
stop buying them. it is better to use a dvd by mail netflix type service.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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i do think the quality is better when it's going digital to digital rather than film to digital. i have the star wars trilogy, casino royale, dances with wolves. just a few movies that i bother with owning and a few more given as gifts.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>otomik</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3020655"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
i have a ps3. i recommend checking out the really excellent criterion collection blurays.<br><a href="http://www.criterion.com/library/expanded_view?b=Criterion&m=bluray&p=1" target="_blank">http://www.criterion.com/library/exp...n&m=bluray&p=1</a><br>
you definately want to see Solaris and The Double Life of Veronique.<br><br>
stop buying them. it is better to use a dvd by mail netflix type service.<br><br>
i do think the quality is better when it's going digital to digital rather than film to digital. i have the star wars trilogy, casino royale, dances with wolves. just a few movies that i bother with owning and a few more given as gifts.</div>
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Paths of Glory looks interesting, and they have Godzilla! Thanks for the link.<br><br>
I have a dial-up connection, so Netflix isn't a viable option. Still living in the Stone Age I guess. I only buy movies I know I'll be watching more than once anyway.<br><br>
What am I missing? With movies, I thought it all originates on film.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Capstan</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3020675"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I have a dial-up connection, so Netflix isn't a viable option.</div>
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i'm not referring to netflix streaming. i'm talking about the original disc by mail service that my grandma uses.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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What am I missing? With movies, I thought it all originates on film.</div>
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no. there is now widespread acceptance of digital cinematography.<br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_cinematography" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_cinematography</a><br><br>
image quality going from an analogue process of silver halide crystals of varying sizes and shapes to uniform pixels is going to suffer more compared to just than pixels to pixels. if you got a good display and a good player you will see the film grain and that is good. it's just the nature of the thing.<br><br>
ETA: this is kind of techy and really what you should do is just rent a few really visually stunning films on bluray.<br><br>
The Fall.<br>
Sunshine.<br>
The Fountain.<br>
Chungking Express.<br><br>
pisses me off that there is no peter greenaway in bluray.
 

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We recently got a PS3 and have been buying a few Blu-Rays. I've always resisted Blu-Ray because it's such a pain to have to change formats (technology changed already?! I still have VHS! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">) But I must admit, it looks better. A lot better. It might not make a significant difference if you have an older TV but on a digital flat screen Blu-Ray is a thing of beauty, the colours are so rich.
 
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