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Initial post: Jan 29, 2013 1:13:39 PM PST
What do you think are some of the best movies to start a blu-ray collection with?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2013 2:10:00 PM PST
The answer to that question is different for each person. When I Began switching from DVD to BLU RAY, I simply asked myself; "What are some of my all time favorite films?" I would start there. Look at your current DVD collection. What DVD's do you watch repeatedly? Start with those. The first BLU RAY's I purchased was the Alien Anthology Set. It was great and over the last few years, I have slowly started replacing my DVD Collection. The once or twice a year, I hold a garage sale and sell my DVD's that I have replaced with BLU RAY's. Hope That helps.

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 8:01:58 PM PST
KingV911 says:
Whatever movies you like.

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 10:30:38 PM PST
geno de says:
you can start with fright night of 1985,just under300 dollars.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2013 9:32:23 AM PST
EdM says:
Depends on what you like, but some criteria could be technical excellence and artistic excellence. Then to likes and maybe variety. So, I might mention: Lawrence of Arabia (Restored Version) [Blu-ray] as a wonderful film and restored well, Casablanca: 70th Anniversary [Blu-ray] - well due to, "play it again, Sam", an outstanding B/W film, maybe an action film such as one of the Iron Man films, maybe The Amazing Spider-Man (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray / DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy) or The Hunger Games [2-Disc Blu-ray + Ultra-Violet Digital Copy] or a good bargain now at only ~ $28 for 3 excellent films The Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises) [Blu-ray] - any of these or many more to taste.

Beyond that, I'd mention something wonderful for the music - Up (Five-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/ Blu-ray/ DVD + Digital Copy) (animated, won Oscars for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score, and Best Animated Feature Film of the Year).

If desired, some of these are also available in 3D, if that is of interest. There are good review sites on the internet for BD movies, including

Really, different people will have different likes and dislikes, so review sites are good to check for their reviews. Also, prices do vary and there are the occasional specials. So, you might track the discussion "Blu-Ray Price Reductions & Bargains" in the Blu-ray forum.

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 10:02:22 AM PST
turkish says:
The Room. a classic for sureThe Room Blu-ray

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 11:40:48 AM PST
Once you decide what you want, read the reviews for the Blu-Ray to see if it is worth buying. Some Blu-Rays look awful, and there should be a law against making them bad, and selling them as high-def.

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 10:25:04 PM PST
G. K says:
Great movies to start experiencing Blurays on would be (my own opinion):
1. Pirates of Caribbean
2. Transformers 1
3. The Fifth Element
4. The Hurt Locker
5. Avatar
(in no particular order)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2013 12:59:44 PM PST
Roy Zander says:
RE: G. K
Good choices. I would add: The Avengers,
and Star Trek (2009)

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 5:19:59 PM PST
G. Hill says:
Not one of the best movies of the 21st century, but King Kong (Peter Jackson) looks amazing on blu ray. As a bonus, it also is the best movie I have found to actually surround the viewer with surround sound. When Kong is off screen smashing through the jungle, you can hear him behind you smashing through the jungle.

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 6:08:54 PM PST
JiffyLube says:
My must have on blu-ray include:
1. Avatar
2. Inception
3. The Dark Knight
4. Transformers
5. Star Trek
6. Saving Private Ryan
7. The Avengers

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2013 8:59:37 PM PST
Blu Boy says:
Oh hai Turkish.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2013 6:49:12 AM PST
well it's a matter of taste, but you can start with:
1.- Alien and Aliens
2.- The Lord of the Rings, extended versions.
3.-Start Trek 2009
4.- Scarface.
5.- Gladiator.
6.- Ironman.
7.- Inception.
8.- Glory
9.- Blade Runner
10.- Batman The Dark Knight

I own all of this except for the Lord Of The Rings, but with bargain price for the 3 movies you can start with those films.

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 7:55:46 AM PST
Do you like extras, because the Sin City Blu-ray has a wealth of behind the scenes stuff.

Forget Gladiator, get Blade Runner instead for Ridley Scott at his best.

Pirates of the Carribean looks really great on blu-ray. In fact it almost looks too good. It was playing as a demo way back when HD televisions started becoming affordable, and almost put me off the whole Hd craze. I didn't figure out till I finally got one that you've got options to change the setting on how the films will look. : ).
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