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Old 11-24-15, 09:44 AM
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

I bought All-Star Superman and Scott Pilgrim shortly before I bought a blu-ray player. They had special features the DVD versions didnt' have.
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

I got my PS3 for Christmas 2008 and with it I got Iron Man and The Dark Knight.
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by gryffinmaster View Post
The Prestige.
Same here.

I got it free with some promotion, can't even remember what it was now. It arrived before I even had a Blu-Ray player.
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
I got it free with some promotion, can't even remember what it was now. It arrived before I even had a Blu-Ray player.
I'm not sure of my answer, but I think it might be Hotel for Dogs.

I can't say I'm real proud of that answer, but I think it was a Columbia House deal where I got it for free. And like you, I didn't have a BD player at the time.

And here's the evidence.
Old 11-24-15, 10:13 AM
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

After buying the PS3 I bought X-Men Trilogy and A Bug's Life.
Old 11-24-15, 10:14 AM
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
I tried advanced search but it told me "first" was too common.

But here's a previous thread. I found it by searching for Bridge to Terabithia, which was my first title because it was on a list of eligible titles free with the PS3. I like the movie but of course I've never watched the BD.

First Blu-ray/HD-DVD title purchased?
Also, if you look thru that old thread, it seems OldBoy has started this topic before, and it was previously merged into that thread
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
Spoiler:








and really apologize if this has been done, by me even, but i did search on "first" and "1st"...
I was confused because this was your response in the previous thread:

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
But then you explained it later in the thread:

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post



mine was actually The Hurt Locker when I just wanted the SteelBook™ from Best Buy and it only came in Blu, but bought the DVD to replace it.

But, (500) when I actually got Blu-ray player and forgot I even had THL for awhile.
And based on this exchange, it looks like you did create another thread which was then merged into that original thread.

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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
scott doesn't use the search function
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I searched "first" smart ass and got nothing.
Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
So then you title your thread "1st"
Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
scott even posted in that previous thread.

D'oh. I guess maybe he found the thread but wanted to have one of his own
Old 11-24-15, 11:20 AM
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

During Blu-ray's launch weekend, I trekked out to Best Buy and picked up the obscenely overpriced, total p.o.s. Samsung BDP-1000 Blu-ray player along with copies of the notorious Fifth Element and House of Fying Daggers discs, plus The Terminator (indistinguishable from DVD) and Terminator 2 (mediocre at best).

Not a great start for the format. It almost didn't survive. Fortunately, things started to turn around about a year later.
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

Fifth Element
300

And 8 others that were returned to WalMart after picking up a PS3 when they offered 10 free blurays with a PS3 purchase.
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

TDK was my first BD. I didn't even own a player for it yet. Watchmen was my second.
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

IIRC, I found it in the local $2/$3 dump bins. I bought it two days before I actually purchased a bluray player. (It was less expensive than the dvd version of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, in the same dump bin).


(Long rant).

Back in 2011 when I first started buying a lot of dvds, I kept on telling myself (privately) that I would never buy bluray. I had all kinds of excuses (whether true, false, or somewhere in between), such as:

- the bluray encryption was the uncrackable government grade AES standard
- requirement to constantly upgrade the firmware
- too many bluray movies didn't look much better than the dvd version (ie. Fifth Element, etc ...)
- too many complaints about excessive DNR (ie. First Blood 1, etc ...)
- no original Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones trilogy, etc ... (at the time unavailable on bluray)
- more expensive than the dvd versions (at the time)
- etc ...

When I came across Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus in the local $2/$3 dump bins, that's when I knew I had to buy a bluray player, despite all my previous resistance. At the time, I suspected bluray prices would be tumbling fast soon thereafter. It made no sense anymore to be dvd-only/anti-bluray.
Old 11-24-15, 12:39 PM
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

2001 A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner. I've since sold 2001 for the massive Kubrick set WB put out a few years ago.
Old 11-24-15, 01:11 PM
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

I don't remember, it might have been something like the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Old 11-24-15, 01:28 PM
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Spiderman 3

It was $40. I don't miss those days.
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by morriscroy View Post
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

IIRC, I found it in the local $2/$3 dump bins. I bought it two days before I actually purchased a bluray player. (It was less expensive than the dvd version of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, in the same dump bin).


(Long rant).

Back in 2011 when I first started buying a lot of dvds, I kept on telling myself (privately) that I would never buy bluray. I had all kinds of excuses (whether true, false, or somewhere in between), such as:

- the bluray encryption was the uncrackable government grade AES standard
- requirement to constantly upgrade the firmware
- too many bluray movies didn't look much better than the dvd version (ie. Fifth Element, etc ...)
- too many complaints about excessive DNR (ie. First Blood 1, etc ...)
- no original Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones trilogy, etc ... (at the time unavailable on bluray)
- more expensive than the dvd versions (at the time)
- etc ...

When I came across Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus in the local $2/$3 dump bins, that's when I knew I had to buy a bluray player, despite all my previous resistance. At the time, I suspected bluray prices would be tumbling fast soon thereafter. It made no sense anymore to be dvd-only/anti-bluray.
wow. that's sad in a funny way.
Old 11-24-15, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
wow. that's sad in a funny way.
Bottom-feeding at its finest.

Old 11-24-15, 01:51 PM
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?



Courtesy of Columbia House
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

The free box set of 50 First Dates, A Night at the Museum, and Invincible that came with my purchase at Circuit City in April 2008. It was a spur of the moment 18 month same as cash decision to get the PS3 as well on the week night that my box TV finally crapped out. I didn't actually go Blu-Ray shopping until later that weekend.

I have never watched any of those movies on Blu-ray though having recently watched the Dick Vermeil football life documentary on the NFL Network I'm sure I'll eventually revisit Invincible at some point.
Old 11-24-15, 05:32 PM
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First Panasonic player I bought came with the first two Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantastic Four, Transporter, and Crash.

First movie I picked up was 300.
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Inception steelbook.
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Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?

The Expendables: Extended Director's Cut
Live Free or Die Hard

Both were purchased at Target at the same time as my Blu-ray player.
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Young Frankenstein
Old 11-24-15, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Got my first Blu Rays after picking up a PS3 in early 2008

Not 100% sure but it might have been Blade Runner Complete Collector's Edition which I hemmed and hawed about ordering on Blu Ray or HD-DVD. That was one case where I chose correctly.

Also got very early on :
Underworld 1 & 2
Hellboy
Curse of the Golden Flower
Hairspray
Chicken Little*
Click*
The Corpse Bride*
Bridge To Terabithia*
The Last Waltz*
(*I think that these were from a promotional giveaway with purchase of a Blu Ray player as HD-DVD and Blu Ray fought each other to the death)
This made me remember that our first player came with several movies. Bought the player at Costco, registered the player and sent proof of purchase, and five movies arrived a few weeks later.

The only title I remember was Sphere.
Old 11-24-15, 08:06 PM
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I bought two Blurays when I purchased the player:
Hairspray
True Romance
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