"I Got the Blus" Contest

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  1. I first made the switch last year during black friday, when I scored a player for around $120. I also knew I was getting a new HDTV for Christmas because my old tv was starting to crap out on me, so that also made me want to finally get into Bluray.

    My first titles were Superman The Movie, Spiderman 3 (both of which were like 5 bucks a piece used at Moviestop, so I don't feel guilty about owning Spiderman 3), and The Dark Knight. All of which look fantastic.
     
  2. KillerCannabis

    KillerCannabis Slow, Deep & Hard

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    After the realization that HD DVD was dead (my first HD disc, FWIW, was The Thing), I eventually started buying BDs in anticipation of getting a player. My first disc was the Target exclusive for Indiana Jones and the KOTCS. Not the best film, but I had to pick a point to start buying Blu and never look back.
     
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    I bought my Blu-ray player right before last Christmas, and the first blu-rays I bought, at the same time as the player, were Superman and Halloween (1978). Superman looked great, but I was REALLY blown away by how incredible Halloween looked. Now, I'm hooked on the format...
     
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    I finally made the switch about a month ago, concurrent with my purchase of a 58" plasma. Had to wait first for Blu Ray to emerge victorious from the format wars (I learned my lesson from the last time when I bought a Betamax).

    I guess you could say the first Blu-Ray I bought was THE MATRIX but I actually bought a ton of new Blu-Rays at the same time, to include the Resident Evil trilogy, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Dawn of the Dead remake, Resevoir Dogs, and The Terminator. Basically I grabbed everything I liked from our local Wal-Mart's meger stock. :)
     
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    i was on the fence for a while about making the switch to blu when Amazon had one of those buy more save more sales in february this year. I ended up ordering 10 titles for about a $100 total, they were:

    Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn
    Day of the Dead
    WWE - Wrestlemania 24
    Dawn of the Dead
    Super Troopers
    The Mist (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    Death Proof
    Heathers
    Planet Terror


    i was so happy that they had a lot of my favorite horror movies in that sale, a good HD start for me weeee.

    :banana:
     
  6. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Too many good ones that I don't have on DVD have come out. The first one, technically Hardware on pre-order!
     
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    I made the jump in August when I passed 10 years with my current employer and had the option to take a $400 Amex gift check for an anniversary gift. That finally made it palatable to shell out $500 for Oppo's Blu-Ray player. And I'm so happy with my Oppo DVD player that a different BD player was never an option.

    My first 3 Blu-Ray were ordered simultaneously. And they definitely reflected my lifelong passions: Halloween, The Dark Knight, and Goldfinger. They were all double dips (or more). Michael Myers, Batman, and James Bond (especially the Connery films) have been good companions to me.

    I'm really conflicted about Halloween. I'm giddy about the resolution improvement. But the color timing is REALLY troubling to me. A lot of scenes just don't look right. I really hope we get a Cundey-approved transfer down the line.

    If you're a Connery Bond fan and you haven't upgraded to Blu-Ray yet, please find whatever excuse you need to throw down the cash. Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Goldfinger look better than I ever could have imagined. I wanted to jump off my sofa and applaud during the Goldfinger pre-credits sequence. Truly a thrill.
     
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    Like many, I bought my first Blu-ray before owning a player. it was Black Christmas. Maybe not the best blu-ray quality wise, but still an improvement on the old DVD version I had.

    Hard to go back on DVD now...
     
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    I've heard that it was Cundey approved!! I'm conflicted too since I prefer the old DVD version. The more blue-ish one.
     
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    I jumped in feet first with both Blu Ray and HD DVD about two years ago getting PS3 and a HD DVD player. My first Blu Ray disc was Halloween, can't have too many versions of that film followed by some free Blu Rays that included The Devil's Rejects and The Omen (remake). What really impressed me about Blu Ray was the difference in the audio and how much better it sounded. Working on converting my favorites to Blu Ray now...so Child's Play wouldn't look too bad in my collection :)
     
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    I got the Blu!

    I started of as an HD-DVD supporter, but then when Casino Royale was release on Blu, I caved in. Bought my PS3 on 10 December 2007 with my first Blu Ray, Casino Royale. It was a Christmas gift to myself! And the rest is history.
     
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    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    The announcement of Night of the Creeps inspired the switch to Blu... but my first blu disc? HALLOWEEN. Always and forever the greatest film of all time for me.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    First Blu-ray I bought was The Terminator, for $11.99 on Amazon.com about a month or so after its release. It was so cheap (especially for the time), I had to get it even if I didn't have a player.

    I first got a player in November with the PS3. For the life of me I can't remember the first movie I watched...
     
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    I never owned a PS2, so when Sony announced that they were phasing full backwards compatibility with the release of the 80Gb PS3 I snatched up a 60Gb before they ran out. I bought 300 to test out the Blu-ray player.
     
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    Kyle Reese New Member

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    I made the switch this year right before February the first Blu ray I got was Halloween; can't beat the classics!
     
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    I switched over to blu-ray in 2008. I was an HD-DVD man, but if I wanted hi-def I had to switch. My first blu-ray was Hellboy.
     
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    It was the Shining. Anything Kubrick had done deserves a Blu Ray treatment. This one in particular even though it has it's doubters. The crisp images of the Overlook Hotel and the snowy backdrops just add to the foreboding atmosphere and sense of isolation. Then it was Die Hard, had to have it !
     
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    Thank you for the contest! My first blu ray was THE THING. Can't go wrong with that. I have gone blu-ray at the end of the format war.
     
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    Great contest! My first blu-ray was Casino Royale and that was in spring of 2007.
     
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    I got my PS3 (for free from work!!) in December 2007. The first BD disc that I got was the original Halloween. That's still one of my favorite BDs and I watch it every Halloween.
     

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