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rhett
09-16-2009, 06:05 PM
Want a chance to add to your growing Blu-ray collection? Fox has given us multiple Blu-rays of their recent releases like CHILD'S PLAY, MISERY, WRONG TURN and WRONG TURN 2. If you want 'em, you've gotta tell us what your first Blu-ray disc was, and when you finally made the switch
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Want a chance to add to your growing Blu-ray collection? Fox has given us multiple Blu-rays of their recent releases like CHILD'S PLAY, MISERY, WRONG TURN and WRONG TURN 2. If you want 'em, you've gotta tell us what your first Blu-ray disc was, and when you finally made the switch. The contest will run until Tuesday, September 22nd at which point three lucky winners will be drawn.

Each winner will take home one copy of the following four Blu-rays:
CHILD'S PLAY
MISERY
WRONG TURN
WRONG TURN 2

Far from child's play, it's the right turn to ensure you avoid the misery of having a lackluster Blu-ray collection! Zing!

Not included, but also released this week from Fox is the HANNIBAL LECTER ANTHOLOGY featuring MANHUNTER, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and HANNIBAL.

That's some serious loot we're giving away, so be sure to post a single response in this thread telling us what your first Blu-ray disc was, and when you finally made the switch.

Me? I waited until the format war ended and bought both dual-format set top and ROM drives to take advantage of all the cheap HD-DVD clearances. It was August 2008, and after getting a bunch of HD-DVDs the first Blu I got was the Canuck only release of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.

You haven't made the switch yet? Don't worry, if you still want to enter just tell us when you plan on making the switch and what you'd like to buy as your first Blu-ray title.

Now tell us your story and be entered to win!

MorallySound
09-16-2009, 06:16 PM
I bought my first two Blu-ray discs at the same time, and even before I had a Blu-ray player. It was Boxing Day (Canadian shopping holiday, much like Black Friday). Picked up House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects for $15 each. Later that same day my roommate and I picked up a new 46" 1080P HD LCD TV (Sony Bravia) and a PS3 during Boxing Day deals, so the switch to Blu-ray was complete.

Still need to invest in a surround sound system though...

Jason101
09-16-2009, 06:26 PM
I officially made the switch to Blu-ray when the format war ended. It was also unexpected because I just received a PS3 for Christmas last year, and since then I have been buying Blu-ray discs. The first Blu-rays I bought were both Saw IV and The Descent. Saw IV was the first one I played in my PS3, followed by The Descent.

fattyjoe37
09-16-2009, 06:37 PM
I haven't made the switch yet and don't have plans to until I have a lot of money to waste on an HDTV and Blu-ray player. The biggest thing I'm interested in on Blu discs are exclusive bonus features that aren't on DVD. So the first disc I would buy would be The Road Warrior for the exclusive George Miller commentary.

meljon
09-16-2009, 06:41 PM
I got a Playstation 3 for Christmas of 2007. My first four movies were The Fly, Hills Have Eyes 2, 28 Days Later, and 28 Weeks Later. Since then I have tried to buy every horror movie that has come out, but I'm not rich.

marcx
09-16-2009, 06:53 PM
Hmmm..let's see I started as an HD-DVD supporter, and then added blu to become dual format...I believe my first blu outside of the ones that came with the player was the prestige!

bigdaddyhorse
09-16-2009, 06:58 PM
I recently went Blu for a storm of factors. A few I can vividly recall:

Getting an HD TV last summer.

Watchmen BD, the interactive feature looks cool as hell. This teamed with a few other recent BD's with exclusive extras made me think it's time. Of course my dumbass bought the dvd anyway as I thought I'd hold out longer or skip format.

Players under $200. Even though I went cheap and don't have BD-Live or region freeness.

Up-converting of my normal dvds.

Library. It mostly started with the new Friday the 13th. Didn't want to buy it, but wanted to see the new cut. Library only has the R-version on dvd, but the Killer Cut on BD. This is also true for almost anything recent that had an unrated and rated dvd.

Wait list at library. Everyone knows to get their dvds there now, so wait lists are long as fuck for newer shit. Not many have Blu around here, so I get new shit quick and usually can re-new to my heart's content. So far only one Blu out of dozens has went back without the opition to re-new (you can't re-new if anyone else requests the title, putting them on the wait list).

Tired of the HBO and Showtime HD channels cropping everything to 1.78. It looks pretty, but I can't stand watching in wrong AR. Every once in a while a 2.35 film will be in 2.35, but 9 out of 10 have been cropped to 1.78. BD is HD and OAR! (why is Traitor dvd 1.78 and the BD 2.35? When I watched the dvd recently I could tell it was cropped, and I had never seen it before). Now when I see this I request the BD from library.

Disc prices getting more reasonable.

Night of the Creeps announced!

As for first Blu bought, I just grabbed some used stuff at FYE. Hostel 2, The Ruins, National Treasure 2 and Hitman on a buy 3 get one free. Turned out to be a but under $10 each, which sounded great compared to sticker price on the new ones. Mostly I've been getting tall stacks of BD's from library to watch, until I can find some favorites on sale cheap. Haven't bought anything new on release week yet.

unstoppable
09-16-2009, 07:03 PM
I actually made the switch pretty early. I bought a PS3 and just figured since I had a player to pick up a disk.

The first movie I bought that sealed the deal is, Pirates of the Carribbean-At Worlds End. My wife made me buy it for her. She was right though, the picture and sound are remarkable.

Now if I can just finish my Friday the 13th blu collection.

baggio
09-16-2009, 07:04 PM
I bought Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest It was my first a few months ago.

CasEjonz
09-16-2009, 07:18 PM
I bought a Blu of Halloween a year or so back. Then grabbed a copy of 300 a week later at a used shop. I actually do not even own a blu-ray player as of yet. So, I am slowly amassing a collection of blu-ray movies that I cant even play. I will eventually get a blu player soon, as I just got a new 65" HD television. This is the same MO that I did when I started to switch from VHS to DVD. (Bought John Carpenter's The Thing for a whopping $35 before ever owning a DVD player.)

Kim Bruun
09-16-2009, 07:27 PM
I haven't made the switch yet, but I plan on doing so as soon as region free players become available and affordable where I live. I have already bought a few blu-rays in anticipation of this. My first one was Halloween, and Black Christmas, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dead & Buried, and Friday the 13th Part 2 soon followed, so I have great motivation for upgrading! :)

Hellbilly
09-16-2009, 07:35 PM
I finally made the switch this year. I bought me a Full HD LCD in August and a Blu-ray player in September. My first Blu's:

The Last House on the Left (2009)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Mutant Chronicles
Coraline
Splinter
Starship Troopers Trilogy
The Grudge (2004)

old-boo-radley
09-16-2009, 07:56 PM
My favorite Blu-ray thus far is Cool Hand Luke. It was one of the first I watched after going Blu just under a year ago. I think Black Christmas was the first Blu I got/watched, but Luke was such a great film and the heat felt by the chain gang permeated through my room when watching them sweat in HD.

dave13
09-16-2009, 08:02 PM
the format war had finally ended, and i had been waiting for profile 2.0 players to be released. after they were, reviews seemed to indicate that, at the time, those available were pretty good...but still not as good as the PS3. so i picked one up.

i bought several blus on the same day, but they were from different stores. at the first store, the titles i bought were the Batman Begins gift set, and The Ruins. Later that day i picked up Shooter, all the Rambo films, and The Searchers.

spawningblue
09-16-2009, 08:04 PM
Woah! Awesome contest, maybe your best yet!?

I plan on getting a PS3 very soon, but I have been buying Blus for over a year now since my roomate keeps his PS3 in the living room. The first Blus I bought were Pirates 1 and 2 as I got them pretty cheap used (sadly I haven't got around to watching them yet!). The first Blu Rays I watched though were The Prestige and Apocalypto which I got the same week I believe. They both looked incredible and I have never looked back (Now having over 100 discs).

SpaceAce
09-16-2009, 08:07 PM
no switch yet, but am leaning more and more towards it. I would only upgrade those that I hold in highest esteem for my collection and I would be happy with the numerous regular DVDs that I have (and possibly upgrade those as blu prices fall). I will probably switch by this time next year...no rush for me, but something I will eventually do. I am getting tired of the blu having better special features than the regular DVD...

First up would be.......Friday the 13th (original)

spawningblue
09-16-2009, 08:11 PM
Oh, and any reviews coming up for those Blu Rays? I have been thinking of grabbing them but I want to see if they include ALL (yes, even the still galleries) the extras from the previous DVDs?

adric
09-16-2009, 08:28 PM
I made the switch in June of this year finally. i bought a PS3 in order to play MGS4 and switch to blu ray since my entire dvd collection got stolen. My first Blu was Robocop Unrated.

Kolpitz
09-16-2009, 08:34 PM
I made the switch to Hi-Def in December of 2007. Best Buy was running a great financing deal where you had three years to pay off your bill, interest free. On top of that, the plasma TV that I wanted was $300 off and came with a free Blu-ray player (both the TV and BD player were Panasonic). Although I had initially planned on waiting for the format war to end, a free player was a pretty good incentive to go Blu and I'm glad I did. The first BDs that I bought were The Road Warrior and Halloween but the first BD I ever watched was Flags of Our Fathers (which I rented from Netflix). I still remember how gorgeous that movie looked when I popped it in. But, even more stunning (to me, anyway) was The Road Warrior. The only DVD still available is going on 12 years old at this point and looks just okay. The Blu-ray, however is amazing. I've never seen the movie look this good. Halloween looks amazing too but Anchor Bay had already released numerous good-looking editions of the film. So, even though the BD beat all of them, the difference wasn't as staggering as The Road Warrior. I started small but my collection has grown well over 200 discs by this point and continues to grow. I'm still amazed that after 8 years of devoting my money to DVD that I was able to basically abandon it. I still buy the occasional DVD here and there (I think I've bought 2 or 3 all year) and I still watch a lot (I have a lot of unwatched DVDs). But, that's the Power of Blu; once you go Blu, you'll never go back ... well, unless you're cheap or you've deluded yourself into believing that upconverted DVD "looks just as good as Blu-ray" (it doesn't).

MorallySound
09-16-2009, 08:34 PM
since my entire dvd collection got stolen.
Yikes!

hellraiser40
09-16-2009, 08:50 PM
since i'm perfectly happy with my region free DVD player, i'm not planning to go Blu right now, so i really don't need to win these ;)

gyhorrorfan07
09-16-2009, 08:56 PM
I haven't got a Blu-Ray player yet, but seeing how Wal-Mart has some pretty good titles for $10 and the fact that Blu-Ray players have gotten cheaper, I will consider purchasing one real soon.

My first Blu-Ray disc purchase would be the all time horror classic we all know and love, Halloween. Then, I'd follow up with Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn, Hellraiser and Freddy VS. Jason for my starting Blu-Ray lineup.

crikan
09-16-2009, 08:56 PM
I treated myself to a PS3 for my birthday on July 13, 2007 and my first Blu-ray disc purchase was Casino Royale later that day. At the time HD-DVD appeared to be on the way out, the PS3 had recently received its first price cut and it was announced that the 60GB version would be the last to feature full backwards compatibility with PS2 games.

I really love the Blu-ray format and Casino Royale was terrific first disc to experience. I already had the DVD so I was able to compare the two formats and I was blown away. I embraced DVD in its early years but I don't believe I was as excited as I am about Blu-ray.

rxfiend
09-16-2009, 09:12 PM
I bought my first player back in April (I think). I had been watching HD-DVD for awhile as I got the xbox add-on dirt cheap, but I eventually ran out of titles, so the next step was blu. The first disc I bought was 2010. I was always disappointed with the DVD, and since WB never bothered to release an upgrade, the blu was the only way to go.

Now my collection is just under 40 titles. I never pay over $25 for a new disc. Hell most discs I buy are $15 and under. The Wal-mart $10 section has helped a lot in amassing some great catalog titles.

Darga
09-16-2009, 09:20 PM
I bought my 40" Sony HD-TV last Spring and picked up the PS3 a couple of months later when the new Grand Theft Auto came. I quickly picked up the Blade Runner 5-disc set as my first Blu ray purchase. I don't have too many BDs yet- maybe 10 or so.


So the first disc I would buy would be The Road Warrior for the exclusive George Miller commentary.

I totally forgot about that- I have to pick up that one pronto!

indiephantom
09-16-2009, 09:24 PM
I bought my Sony Vaio VGN-FW160D Mobile Blu-ray Disc Theater on July 22nd 2008. That same day I bought Into the Blue (how appropriate :)), 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Dirty Harry Complete Collection. All 3 were great buys!

Grim
09-16-2009, 09:46 PM
I finally upgraded to blu (well actually jumped ship from the HD-DVD camp) when Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Halloween were announced. The first blu-ray disc I bought, though, was Total Recall.

Spitfire
09-16-2009, 10:27 PM
Wow, awesome contest!!!!!!

My first Blu-Ray movie was:

01. Halloween (Original from Anchor Bay)

I made the switch when I purchased my PS3.

So sometimes in mid February 2008.

Matt89
09-16-2009, 10:42 PM
I guess I first made the switch when the format ended as well. The first two blu-rays I bought were Blade Runner and Halloween.

~Matt

chrismac87
09-16-2009, 11:02 PM
I bought my first Blu Ray sometime last year, it was the original DAY OF THE DEAD and I owned it before I even intended to get a player! I always figured I'd eventually get one and when I did, I wanted to have my favorite zombie film of all time ready to go!

CrazyFatEthel
09-16-2009, 11:04 PM
I havent gone Blue yet, but I'd have to buy Halloween as my first purchase due to the fact that its my fav horror movie of all time!!!:D

killit
09-16-2009, 11:08 PM
Blade runner five disc, the christmas it came out that shit was sold out everywhere in every version, so I bought the blu-ray and never looked back. maybe I'll f-ing win this goddamn time

ekent
09-16-2009, 11:19 PM
I bought a copy of Dawn of the Dead (1978) on Blu-ray sometime in late 2007, even though I didn't own a Blu-ray player yet. I remembered in the late 1990's when Dawn of the Dead went out of print, and copies were selling for rediculous amounts on eBay. I didn't want that to happen to me so I waited for a semi-annual Deep Discount DVD sale, and bought it for around $14. I finally got a Blu-ray player in November of 2008, and naturally, Dawn of the Dead was the first title that I popped in. On a side note, Dawn of the Dead Director's Cut (2 sided flipper disc) was the first DVD that I ever bought, and was the first DVD that I put in my first DVD player. The same can be said for Laserdisc as well. This is a routine that I plan on repeating on each upcoming format. I just love that movie!

Chad
09-16-2009, 11:27 PM
I jumped on the HD bandwagon in December of '07 by purchasing both a PS3 and a Toshiba HD-A2. My first Blu-ray title purchased was "The Simpsons Movie" on December 18, 2007 ...at least according to DVD Profiler.

soxfan666
09-16-2009, 11:32 PM
I switched last year and my first disc was Unforgiven

SaviniFan
09-16-2009, 11:43 PM
My first blu-ray purchase was The Shining. I made the jump to blu-ray when I picked up my 40gb PS3. I've never regretted choosing it over a 360 since it is such a good blu-ray player besides a gaming machine.

_pi_
09-17-2009, 12:01 AM
I don't have Blu Ray yet ... but plan on getting one eventually (here's hoping/praying/wishing the new iMac will feature a blu drive!!)

I guess one of my first movies will be The Fall, since I never got a chance to see it theatrically and don't want to see it on anything else than blu!

Harry Warden
09-17-2009, 12:01 AM
I just switched to Blu-Ray last month. The first title I bought was The Shining on the same night I bought my new Plasma HDTV and Blu-Ray player. I'm glad I switched. I really do think that some great titles will be released ove the next several years and I look forward to replacing some of my standard dvds.

Katatonia
09-17-2009, 12:04 AM
I waited until the format war ended, just like I said I would do...and that was the spark that made me switch to Blu.

I purchased an LG Super-Multi-Drive (Blu-ray/HD-DVD combo) for my computer and a Sony Blu-ray player for my main HD set-up back in late September 2008.

The first Blu-ray purchase was The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration (4-disc set) for just $39 on sale.

The second Blu-ray purchase was the Blade Runner 5-Disc Complete Collector's Edition, and thanks to Warner Brother's pitiful quality controls I had to return it a total of three times before I even got a set that had all the correct discs in it.

Nasty Nate
09-17-2009, 12:06 AM
Made the switch last November. My first blu ray was the best movie of all time The Road Warrior.

msw7
09-17-2009, 12:16 AM
I haven't made the switch yet either. I have no idea what my first purchase would be - but probably something new and tempting that I don't already own, and that is visually spectacular (maybe along the lines of Inception or something...).

Mutilated Prey
09-17-2009, 12:37 AM
I made the switch two Christmas' ago with no regrets. It was a "two birds with one stone" victory by skipping PS2 and holding out for the PS3 - well worth the wait!

I got 3 Blus to kick off my collection - Halloween, Day of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead (original). They were part of an Amazon sale and I couldn't resist!

Choice contest rhett and it has at least 2 Blu's I've been dying to get. The other 2 are great two :)

othervoice1
09-17-2009, 01:56 AM
I actually was backing HD-DVD at first and had an add-on HD-DVD drive with my Xbox 360. I could kinda tell early when it was gonna turn blu's way so I sold all my HD-DVD stuff for near full price and bought a PS3 and replaced my HD-DVD with Blu-ray movies which I think was around late October or early November of 2007. Sure enough it was about a month or two later that the nail in HD-DVD's coffin came. I actually first purchased two Blu-Ray movies, one I knew me and my son could watch together (Hellboy) and the other one I had previously wanted on HD-DVD but was only available on Blu-Ray unless you got an imported HD-DVD (one thing I liked about HD-DVD was it being region free) and that movie was Underworld.

vampyr789
09-17-2009, 02:29 AM
if i ever switch over to Blu-ray i would get Halloween first, then Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Mitbox
09-17-2009, 02:45 AM
yayy!! I was thinking "rhett is a digital racist..." (if there's such thing) until I read people who lives in caverns can still participate. Since my country recently decided which hd norm to adopt (japanese), I'll wait until the bargains come, from HD tv's in clearance (mostly ATSC) or new tv's from japan itself. Of course if I get a job first. Then I'd buy a PS3 to play blus and then my first BD movie would be Hellraiser, because I want an excuse to own the new box which I think rocks (not content-wise though). Other ones would be Halloween and Black Christmas...my fav. movies of all time.

horrorlover
09-17-2009, 02:47 AM
I just made the switch to blu ray about a month ago. I got a magnavox 530 at wal mart for $98, so the price was right and I decided to get it. So far it's been a good player. I was somewhat concerned about the low price, but it seems well made. The first blu ray disc I got was A Clockwork Orange, it was on sale for $14.99 at best buy. I have a small but growing blu ray collection now :)

Egg_Shen
09-17-2009, 02:55 AM
First disc I got was Assault on Precinct 13, and that was sometime early this year. March I think. Anyway, well worth the upgrade.

Christ75
09-17-2009, 02:55 AM
I buy my Blu-ray player (Sony 350) in november 2008, after the HD-DVD vs Blu-ray war ended.
My first Blu-ray disc was the Blade Runner 5-Disc Collector's Edition.

(the second and third was the 2-pack AVP Box Set (found in a second hand store for only 18$) and Prison Break season 3).

AndresG
09-17-2009, 02:55 AM
Well, I made the switch over 8 months ago but haven't really purchased a lot of BD's as I know the prices will eventually drop like a rock. My first BD was The Descent and I wouldn't really call this a "switch to Blu-ray" as I still buy and collect DVD's avidly.

17thJuggalo
09-17-2009, 02:56 AM
My first Blu-Ray I ever purchases was Dawn of the Dead. Sure, I had the movie twice on DVD already but if there was any flick I wanted to give a shot on Blu, it was this one.

As far as switching over to the Blu side, I purchased a PS3 in January 2008. I already had the surround sound and 1080p TV before I got my PS3, and I had to buy one to seal the deal for my home theater.

zompirejoe
09-17-2009, 03:41 AM
My first Blu Ray purchase was for The Shining, I just started buying them this year. My wife and I watched it , and it looks better than it ever did. I would definitely buy more Blu discs if they would just drop the prices.

TheShape
09-17-2009, 03:52 AM
I bought a PS3 in october 2007. There was an offer to get 4 blu-rays for free (by mail) when you bought an elligible player (the PS3 was among them). The choice was very limited but it was free so what the hell... So, my first 4 discs were: Flight of the Phoenix, Superman: The Movie, The Patriot and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. I bought the suitcase edition of Blade Runner a few months later.

eric_angelus
09-17-2009, 04:00 AM
I bought my blu ray player just after Christmas of 2007, along with my first disc The Last Samurai.

warmapplecider
09-17-2009, 05:30 AM
Bought a dual format player thinking it would be the best solution during the format war, and then two weeks later Toshiba gave up the HDDVD ghost--just my luck. My first Blu-ray purchase was the anime "Paprika".

deepred
09-17-2009, 05:44 AM
I made the switch this summer. My first blu-ray was Coraline 3-D. :D

Cujo108
09-17-2009, 08:28 AM
I got a PS3 for the specific purpose of Blu-ray back on Christmas Eve '07. My first Blu-ray was Sunshine, which I bought the following month.

captain_brandon
09-17-2009, 03:02 PM
My first Blu-Ray disc was: Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters (1984), bought online directly from Amazon, August 28th was it's arrival date (just checked my past e-mails to make sure) and it came here then. So you can count my goin' Blu phase as then. It's one of my most favorite movies of all time.

My system: However, I got my Sony BDVE300 5.1-Channel High-Definition Blu-ray Disc Player & DVD Disc home theater System (Black color) less then two weeks prior, though. Hope that narrows it down and helps. :)



The image quality on my main television set is phenomenal most of the time, and the sound is an improvement over standard def DVD much more then half the time. I'm very glad this improvement came along.

And my latest buy's from Amazon are:

Romero's Day of the Dead.

Romero & King's Creepshow.

Rodriguez & Tarrantino's From Dusk Till Dawn.

RoboCop (indeed a bit towards the grainy, but again, it's how Verhooven shot it)

Ghostbusters (My first Blu-Ray, as I stated. I've heard complaints and there chould have been more newer special features, but again, a wonderful improvement over my DVD set, and I don't mind the mild grain. Look's great in many places and sounds fine!)

The Dark Knight (aside from a fine film I also feel it's a fine 'showing off your system' disc. And yet I've heard some complaints, but I don't know why *shrugs*)

True Blood: Complete First Season (look's great as well as being the fine first part of a cult classic in the making HBO series. I have Season 2, which just had it's Season Finale this past Sunday, pre-ordered).

allenb
09-17-2009, 04:02 PM
I stood in line for 3 days for the ps3 60gb when they first where released. It came with talledega nights, my first blu purchase was resident evil apocalypse & 50 first dates. I've been a supporting member ever since.

KappaMoth
09-17-2009, 04:36 PM
Got my ps3 back when they were running that $100 off promo last October/November. First blu-ray I got was Speed Racer - I figured, if anything would look better in high def it would be the mind numbing colors and CGI of Speed. It was, indeed, quite impressive. Followed that up with Dawn of the Dead which looked so much better than the old taped copy we had that it was like watching a different movie.

blu
09-17-2009, 06:08 PM
I bought my first Blu-ray, Underworld: Evolution in the beginning of the format, June 2006. I had sold off my DVDs in anticipation of buying my favorite movies again in high def and haven't looked back.

WhatTHEhell19
09-17-2009, 07:47 PM
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.

KillerCannabis
09-17-2009, 11:26 PM
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.

lakini71
09-18-2009, 12:05 AM
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...

HellRazor
09-18-2009, 12:37 AM
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. :)

eiker_ir
09-18-2009, 12:46 AM
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:

Shannafey
09-18-2009, 02:09 AM
Too many good ones that I don't have on DVD have come out. The first one, technically Hardware on pre-order!

shape22
09-18-2009, 02:28 AM
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.

Johnny Macabre
09-18-2009, 04:30 AM
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...

Johnny Macabre
09-18-2009, 04:33 AM
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.



I've heard that it was Cundey approved!! I'm conflicted too since I prefer the old DVD version. The more blue-ish one.

MadmanMarz
09-18-2009, 04:40 AM
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 :)

incognito
09-18-2009, 07:38 AM
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.

Angelman
09-18-2009, 07:47 AM
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.

X-human
09-18-2009, 07:52 AM
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...

chinoev
09-18-2009, 11:35 AM
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.

Kyle Reese
09-18-2009, 02:12 PM
I made the switch this year right before February the first Blu ray I got was Halloween; can't beat the classics!

jimmyp
09-18-2009, 07:13 PM
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.

Caspar2112
09-18-2009, 08:51 PM
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 !

Conal Cochran
09-19-2009, 12:21 AM
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.

captain_joe
09-19-2009, 02:40 AM
Great contest! My first blu-ray was Casino Royale and that was in spring of 2007.

DVDBone
09-19-2009, 03:24 AM
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.

f.ramses
09-19-2009, 04:29 AM
I toyed with the idea of getting a PS3 early on since it could play BD but I really didn't have any interest in the PS3 otherwise and they're also not region free so I passed. The first BD I bought was the BFI SalÚ release, I actually only bought it because I was ordering something else from Amazon UK at the time and figured out that the cost of the DVD I wanted and the SalÚ BD was about the same as buying just the same DVD from a domestic retailer. I didn't have a player and had no specific plans to get one since at the time there were no affordable region free players but a few months later that Momitsu player came out and since the reviews were good it wasn't long before I broke down and bought one.

Cosmo
09-19-2009, 08:17 AM
I haven't bought a Blu-ray player yet, but my first Blu-ray DVD was the Ghostbusters disc a few months back. The original Ghostbusters standard DVD was the first DVD I ever bought, so when the Blu-ray came out, I wanted it to be the first Blu-ray I bought too (even if I didn't own anything to play it on).

Chunkblower
09-19-2009, 08:37 AM
I officially went Blu on October 9, 2007 when I bought my PS3 (I already had the HD DVD add-on for the 360). My first Blu-ray movies were Deja Vu, Pearl Harbor, Day of the Dead and 28 Weeks Later. The first Blu-ray I watched was Day of the Dead.

highclassrob
09-19-2009, 06:53 PM
I made the switch to BLU after I had already started my HD-DVD collection, so I had both for awhile. My 1st one was 30 days of night which i got signed from dark delicacies.

2D4EVER
09-19-2009, 07:14 PM
I also made the switch when the PS3 launched. I didn't own it myself but a roommate at the time did. I knew I would buy one for myself eventually so I bought a few blu rays. The first one was the briefcase Blade Runner. Amazing. I had that pre-ordered since it first popped up on Amazon. Actually I still have a second one sealed. I thought it would be really rare and I could sell it for a bunch on ebay. Now it's still in the Amazon box on a shelf. I think I mentioned this before but it's becoming a tradition. My first DVD was also Blade Runner when it came out in '97 or '98. But this has to be the definitive collection for BR for a long time. Maybe on the 50th anniversary and we have interactive brain implant movies they will top the 5 disc blu ray edition.

Deaditelord
09-20-2009, 04:10 AM
I bought a PS3 when they started phasing out the 60 gig models that were backward compatible with the PS2. The first Blu-ray I purchased was 300.

LivingDeadMafia
09-20-2009, 10:00 PM
first blu was Bladerunner.

i went to the store to get a new tv, and the new bladerunner dvd 5disc set when it came out, however when i was buying the tv i was told it came with a free blu-ray player i swithed the dvd for a blu-ray and have been buying em since

Rockmjd
09-20-2009, 10:10 PM
I first made the switch in March of 2008 (around when I started compiling the now defunct blu ray horror list ;)) I wanted to wait until the format war had a clear winner. My first disc was Day of the Dead (1985)

geeare
09-21-2009, 04:33 PM
I bought a PS3 2 years ago (october, 2007) and from then on I find it hard to watch SD-DVD hahaha. My first purchase was a new release at the time, The Reaping.

Ptflea2
09-21-2009, 09:08 PM
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Blue Ray.

Nightbreed
09-22-2009, 03:00 AM
when i switched I purchased a Ps3 (2 years ago) and my first movie was Dawn Of The Dead '78

Zillamon51
09-22-2009, 04:18 AM
My first BD disc purchase, Classic Media's Gojira, is on its way as I type this.

I've heard it's a crap disc, but it's cheap ($12.99) and as a fan I want to check it out and possibly make it the first BD review for my site. I'm looking forward to getting better discs to see what BD can really do, but money's real tight so I'll probably stick with my old DVDs, and library checkouts, for now.

Brett C
09-22-2009, 06:12 AM
I made the switch over to Blu-Ray when I wanted to see the titles in HD that were exclusive to the format,( I already had HD DVD). The first title I purchased on the format was Cronenberg's The Fly.

gunner
09-22-2009, 05:22 PM
Amazing contest!! Thanks Rhett, Dave and Fox!!
I jumped onto buying the discs before I actually had a player. The format war wasn't over yet, but blu-ray (with it's cooler technology & larger capacity) seemed to make the most sense to me. My first blu-ray discs were the Anchor Bay releases of the original "Halloween" & "Dawn of the Dead". I bought them in December of 2007, which is 10 years after I bought my first 2 dvds which were the exact same titles from Anchor Bay. My Sony blu-ray player didn't come until 5 months later in May...so all I could do was look at the discs lol, I was skeptical that the improvement wouldn't be too much. But when I finally got to view them, I was blown away!! Long live blu-ray!!

Good luck to all!!

KamuiX
09-22-2009, 10:32 PM
My first Blu-Ray was 300. It had just come out when I got a PS3 and figured the visual style would lend itself well as an example for the format. Of course, I didn't realize I was also buying a really shitty flick :lol:

My second purchase of The Fountain was much wiser :)

BBQ
09-23-2009, 02:15 PM
I made the switch about 2 months ago when an old friend from high school wound up with an extra PS3(non-backward compatible) that he needed to get rid of, so he took a road trip and brought it to me. My first Blu-Ray was Peter Jackson's King Kong, which I actually bought before I had my hands on the PS3. It looks great in high-def.

rhett
09-23-2009, 06:09 PM
Nearly 100 submissions...thanks for all the input, folks. Great to hear everyone's stories, it looks like most have made the jump to HiDef already, so hopefully these wins help!

The three winners are...

fattyjoe37
zompirejoe
Johnny Macabre

fattyjoe37 doesn't even have a player yet, so I can't imagine a better incentive! Congrats, guys. Now prepare for some contest craziness coming up in October...

gyhorrorfan07
09-23-2009, 06:34 PM
Congrats fellas!

crikan
09-23-2009, 06:49 PM
Congrats to the winners. I enjoyed reading everyones stories and it was nice to see I wasn't the only one that picked up Casino Royale as the first.

MorallySound
09-23-2009, 07:15 PM
Congrats to the winners! And fattyjoe37, enjoy your foray into the wonderful world of Blu-ray!

Mutilated Prey
09-23-2009, 07:45 PM
Congrats Folks! You lucky sunsa..... ;)

fattyjoe37
09-23-2009, 07:47 PM
My first Horror Digital contest win. Thanks! Now I just have to get a player and HDTV.

Kolpitz
09-23-2009, 08:33 PM
My first Horror Digital contest win. Thanks! Now I just have to get a player and HDTV.

So, let me get this straight? Some of us have been doing this Blu thing for, literally, years and this amateur wins? :bs: Where's the love, Rhett? Hahaha ... just kidding, fattyjoe. But, seriously, you'd better go out and get yourself an HDTV and player. Or, at the very least, pass those Blu-rays around so we can enjoy them. We promise to return them. :evil:

spawningblue
09-23-2009, 08:44 PM
Congrats guys! I'm just a little jealous... as this was a contest where I plan on buying all the titles.

Hellbilly
09-23-2009, 09:00 PM
Congrats guys!

indiephantom
09-23-2009, 09:10 PM
hearty congrats! Look forward to this "contest craziness" in Oct.!

captain_brandon
09-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Congrats guys! I'm just a little jealous... as this was a contest where I plan on buying all the titles.

Exact same sentiments here, as well. :D

Reguardless, big congrads guys! Yeah, I did have my heart set on winning, but ah well, ya can't win'em all. Congrats to all the winners, once again! :D:p

othervoice1
09-23-2009, 11:49 PM
Congrats- great contest to be a winner!!!

Johnny Macabre
09-24-2009, 12:51 AM
I'm so happy to have won those!! Thanks guys!

Harry Warden
09-24-2009, 02:18 AM
Congrats to all who won..you lucky devils!! :evil:

zompirejoe
09-24-2009, 02:26 AM
WOW !!! This has been such a shitty week, but this really brightens my day! I am very happy to have won these ! Thanks a lot guys !:banana:

baggio
09-24-2009, 03:15 PM
Congrats to the winners!

X-human
09-25-2009, 11:14 PM
fattyjoe37
zompirejoe
Johnny Macabre

What goes here? Have the communists won? These guys are light weights; posts not even nearing the 1k mark!

:evil:

Congratulations you commie rat bastards.

Oh and if anyone cares I remember my first Blu-ray now, it was The Searchers.

Jaffe
10-05-2009, 02:36 AM
pfft... I'm way too late

Jaffe