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OldBoy 11-23-15 05:33 PM

What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 








and really apologize if this has been done, by me even, but i did search on "first" and "1st"...

davidh777 11-23-15 05:40 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 

Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 12652472)
and really apologize if this has been done, by me even, but i did search on "first" and "1st"...

I tried advanced search but it told me "first" was too common. :rolleyes:

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?

OldBoy 11-23-15 05:42 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
how come?

davidh777 11-23-15 05:47 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 

Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 12652484)
how come?

I dunno--it seemed more interesting than the other titles on the list at the time.

EDIT: Or if you mean how come I never watched it, I had already seen it (and probably owned it on DVD--remember these were the "build your collection" days), and for whatever reason I never had the urge to watch it again. Still haven't actually.

In that other thread, the first HD DVD I got was Serenity, and I've watched that movie umpteen times, including the BD I bought later.

Paul_SD 11-23-15 05:51 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
Pretty sure it was Casino Royale. That was one of the few Bd specific titles I had any interest in at that point.

Circuit City also gave me two free discs with the player so I grabbed The Departed and Black Snake Moan, which is still unopened.
Will probably finally get around to seeing that again in the next couple months.

Adam Tyner 11-23-15 06:00 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 

Originally Posted by Paul_SD (Post 12652494)
Pretty sure it was Casino Royale. That was one of the few Bd specific titles I had any interest in at that point.

Casino Royale was my first as well.

gryffinmaster 11-23-15 06:04 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
The Prestige.

Why So Blu? 11-23-15 06:24 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
Across the Universe, I think.

Ky-Fi 11-23-15 06:41 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
Not sure, I think it was one of:

Dark City
The Searchers
Forbidden Planet
Five Deadly Venoms

BuckNaked2k 11-23-15 06:47 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
Fifth Element
Kingdom of Heaven (Director's Cut)
Close Encounters (box)

PhantomStranger 11-23-15 07:34 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
Superman Returns? I can't quite remember.

asianxcore 11-23-15 08:34 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Whiskey Warfield 11-23-15 09:01 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
The John Adams miniseries

Alan Smithee 11-23-15 09:18 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
50 First Dates, only because that was one of the very first titles released (I put up the product info for it on the tower.com website) and I wanted to have at least one of them- I got it cheap during Tower's going out of business sale. I wish I'd gotten the first Fifth Element disc just because I never saw what was so bad about it. 50 First Dates uses MPEG2 format video but looks great to me (it's not a great movie), it also has analog closed captions and wonderfully obnoxious menu sounds. I didn't have an HDTV til about 3 years later!

I think South Park Season 12 and Screwballs were the first Blu-Rays I actually bought because I wanted them- not the greatest choices I know.

E Unit 11-23-15 09:22 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
The Descent on blu.

Zodiac 11-23-15 09:41 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
Watchmen (The Director's Cut) on Blu

Mike86 11-23-15 10:20 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
I'm fairly positive that it was The Shining. That along with Tropic Thunder and Foo Fighters: Live at Wembley Stadium were some of the first I bought.

Edit: I replied to the old thread too and said the same titles so guess I still do remember.

orangerunner 11-23-15 11:31 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
No Country For Old Men.

No player at the time, but I had a disc.

mnementh 11-23-15 11:53 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
Best Buy's exclusive theatrical sneak peak of Hancock.

hbilly 11-23-15 11:56 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
I didn't buy just one. My first Blu-rays were

Coraline
Starship Troopers Box set
Splinter
Surveillance
My Bloody Valentine (Remake)
The Last House on the Left (Remake)
Friday the 13th (Remake)
Mutant Chronicles
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Ringmaster 11-24-15 12:49 AM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
Inception was my first Blu. I got it before I even had a Blu Ray player but I wanted it to be my first High Def experience.

Mountain Biker 11-24-15 01:09 AM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
Jaws

Mondo Kane 11-24-15 01:15 AM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
42nd street forever

Decker 11-24-15 01:32 AM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
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)
http://wesleytech.com/wp-content/upl...reemovies3.JPG

mattysemo247 11-24-15 07:51 AM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
300

majorjoe23 11-24-15 09:44 AM

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.

rocket1312 11-24-15 09:58 AM

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.

GoldenJCJ 11-24-15 10:06 AM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 

Originally Posted by gryffinmaster (Post 12652515)
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.

Cardsfan111 11-24-15 10:12 AM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ (Post 12652950)
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.

dom56 11-24-15 10:13 AM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
After buying the PS3 I bought X-Men Trilogy and A Bug's Life.

Obi-Wan Jabroni 11-24-15 10:14 AM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 

Originally Posted by davidh777 (Post 12652481)
I tried advanced search but it told me "first" was too common. :rolleyes:

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 :lol:

davidh777 11-24-15 10:48 AM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 

Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 12652472)








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 (Post 10824539)

But then you explained it later in the thread:


Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 11080994)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...cL._AA160_.jpg


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. :)


Originally Posted by davidh777 (Post 11081189)


Originally Posted by riotinmyskull (Post 11081218)
scott doesn't use the search function


Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 11081261)
I searched "first" smart ass and got nothing.


Originally Posted by davidh777 (Post 11081359)
So then you title your thread "1st" :lol:


Originally Posted by TomOpus (Post 11081397)
scott even posted in that previous thread.

D'oh. I guess maybe he found the thread but wanted to have one of his own :)


Josh Z 11-24-15 11:20 AM

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.

mndtrp 11-24-15 11:33 AM

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.

Solid Snake 11-24-15 11:46 AM

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.

morriscroy 11-24-15 12:37 PM

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.

TheDuke 11-24-15 12:39 PM

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.

fumanstan 11-24-15 01:11 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
I don't remember, it might have been something like the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

mallratcal 11-24-15 01:28 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 
Spiderman 3

It was $40. I don't miss those days.

Solid Snake 11-24-15 01:35 PM

Re: What was your 1st Blu-ray?
 

Originally Posted by morriscroy (Post 12653079)
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.


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