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Some Decent Blu-rays - £5.49 @ HMV

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5y, 7m agoFound 5 years, 7 months ago
HMV have a selection of blu-rays currently £5.49 and more at £5.99...

Some half decent titles for the price inc Casino Royal, Gamer, Freddy Vs Jason, Final Desitination, Kidulthood, Mummy 1, 2 and 3, Red dragon, Lucky Number Slevin, Wedding Crashers, Withnail and I... and more. Also as above more at £5.99.

Note: Link doesn't work, check below please for working link... Cheers DiGriz
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This link may be better.
#2
diGriz
This link may be better.

Cheers dude - don't know what happened to mine... has gone a bit wonky!
#3
They also have terminator 4 directors cut for £5.99
#4
Iain123
They also have terminator 4 directors cut for £5.99

Yeah, there are a few I'd take...
#5
Some great titles in there worth buying.
#6
Blu-Ray is dead. Start stocking up now, and you're only going to have to upgrade to whatever format in 3 years. Viva La DVD! :P
#7
Relievo
Blu-Ray is dead. Start stocking up now, and you're only going to have to upgrade to whatever format in 3 years. Viva La DVD! :P


I don't think so not yet, at least not until we get the major ISPs in this country to tier down high speed broadband to base price level.

Particularly not with home cinema supporters, streaming 1080P video as well as 7.1 uncompressed audio currently? I don't think so....Physical formats are not quite dead yet.
#8
Relievo
Blu-Ray is dead. Start stocking up now, and you're only going to have to upgrade to whatever format in 3 years. Viva La DVD! :P

i cant see it being anytime soon, you cant get much better than HD picture really.
i guess for people who havent bought a bluray player then they are just saying these things because they are bitter.
the bottom line is blurays have lasted a long time now - the first uk bluray releases were in 2006, so its 5 years and they are doing fine.

as for this deal, some of these blurays have been that price at hmv for a year.
#9
stingersplash

As someone who owns Blu-ray & a 50" HD TV I have no bitterness about it but even I think it is obvious that DVD will see Blu-ray off.
It's my view that Blu-ray will be a significant minority share of the movie business with DVD good enough, cheap & in far too many homes where nobody cares about HD audio or the weave patterns on an actor's pully.

With Blu-ray's being sold at these prices it must also be the case that the movie studios and the CE corps see it as a huge financial disappointment, it cost vast amounts to develop & there are small margins (or at least certainly not the big margins once promised) it was supposed to deliver.

And security has been non-existant where every single title available on the market has had its security breached & is available on the net as either a straight rip or a smaller sized HD encode.

Whatever happens I think most can now see it is not going to be what DVD once was and is now, not even close.
Too many people with HD TVs just don't care enough, none of them I know have the slightest interest in a 'home cinema' or dropping the sort of wedge HD audio requires, in short all but a couple of people I know with HD TVs have no interest in buying Blu-ray - and the couple I know that do have a Blu-ray player have a PS3 and that's for games mostly - and even they continue to buy DVDs and are very very picky about which Blu-rays they'll bother with.
Such is the double-edged sword PS3 has been to this format, enough to win the old format war but not put Blu-ray in the position DVD is in.

I do see them getting Sky HD (or Virgin HD) and enjoying the ability to record in HD etc etc.



Edited By: Gixxerman001 on Apr 27, 2011 07:06
#10
"Save .20p!".............taking the mick good style!!!!!!!
#11
KingOfKong
Some great titles in there worth buying.

Like the pic KingOfKong. I love that film/documentary :)
#12
As for the above:

Blu-Rays and Sky HD etc are great (although some channels and conversions are a bit rubbish!) but for me I would happily watch 'regular' sky and normal DVDs perfectly content, especially if I've saved money.

Others are different and don't mind paying more for a better picture.

I think that both DVDs and Blu-Rays will continue to run side by side until downloading directly onto various appliances in top quality - Laptops/TVs/Game Consoles/Hard Drives takes over :)
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DVDs are for movies I'd like to watch. Blu--ray is for movies I want to watch and watch and WATCH.
#14
DVDs are for movies I'd like to watch. Blu--ray is for movies I want to watch and watch and WATCH.[quote][/quote]
Absolutely agree. Further, if the transfer is not a significant improvement, I'll stick with the DVD. That said, there are a number of stella transfers that improve enjoyment of the film ten fold, I'm thinking, Wizard of OZ, Casablanca, Zulu, Adventures of Robin Hood, Searchers, Gone with the wind. There are plenty of state of the art modern examples such as Gattaca, Pan's Labyrinth, Truman Show, Blade Runner, Fargo which are streets of their DVD counterparts.

Agree that it will be downloading offline storage that will ultimately kill hard copy market. That is still some way off tho. People are moving into de-clutter mode and CD, DVD racks and even bookshelves will start to be seen less frequently in peoples homes.
#15
wouldn't call gamer half decent :P
#16
UKBloodHound
wouldn't call gamer half decent :P

some people wouldn't call a lot of movies half decent, this deal is not based upon your opinion...
#17
Relievo
Blu-Ray is dead. Start stocking up now, and you're only going to have to upgrade to whatever format in 3 years. Viva La DVD! :P


With the struggling uptake of Blu-Ray, why would anyone bother making a new format? Blu-Ray will be the last format for people who want to keep a hard copy in their home instead of downloading.
#18
AlanClarke
Relievo
Blu-Ray is dead. Start stocking up now, and you're only going to have to upgrade to whatever format in 3 years. Viva La DVD! :P

With the struggling uptake of Blu-Ray, why would anyone bother making a new format? Blu-Ray will be the last format for people who want to keep a hard copy in their home instead of downloading.

Downloading is definately the way forward but there are so many issues to sort out with speed, storage, accessibility and rights.
#19
Personally I find it hard to imagine any time in the next 20-30 years at least that there won't be a substantial proportion of people who would rather have a hard copy. I can certainly see blu-ray as being the final disc based medium, but I think it could be here for a while and if there is a new hard media for those reluctant/unable to download then I suspect it may be some sort of flash memory. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if games consoles go full circle and go back to cartridges - perhaps not the next generation of consoles but possibly the one after that.
#20
Gixxerman001
stingersplash

As someone who owns Blu-ray & a 50" HD TV I have no bitterness about it but even I think it is obvious that DVD will see Blu-ray off.
It's my view that Blu-ray will be a significant minority share of the movie business with DVD good enough, cheap & in far too many homes where nobody cares about HD audio or the weave patterns on an actor's pully.

With Blu-ray's being sold at these prices it must also be the case that the movie studios and the CE corps see it as a huge financial disappointment, it cost vast amounts to develop & there are small margins (or at least certainly not the big margins once promised) it was supposed to deliver.

And security has been non-existant where every single title available on the market has had its security breached & is available on the net as either a straight rip or a smaller sized HD encode.

Whatever happens I think most can now see it is not going to be what DVD once was and is now, not even close.
Too many people with HD TVs just don't care enough, none of them I know have the slightest interest in a 'home cinema' or dropping the sort of wedge HD audio requires, in short all but a couple of people I know with HD TVs have no interest in buying Blu-ray - and the couple I know that do have a Blu-ray player have a PS3 and that's for games mostly - and even they continue to buy DVDs and are very very picky about which Blu-rays they'll bother with.
Such is the double-edged sword PS3 has been to this format, enough to win the old format war but not put Blu-ray in the position DVD is in.

I do see them getting Sky HD (or Virgin HD) and enjoying the ability to record in HD etc etc.



i agree on the home cinema thing - i know im not getting the full bluray experience with just a hdtv and ps3 - i have no speakers etc, but the picture quality is what its all about to me and in some cases the change is drastically better.

the fact that disney are starting to basically bring out all their bluray and dvd releases combined now, in either bluray or dvd packaging to suit the collectors, i dont think it will be too far into the future when all films are released in bluray and dvd double packs and that is it.

i think disc based products will always be more popular than downloads even in the future. people like to physically own something, and if we all went digital and had a hard drive problem you could lose everything.

i agree on people having hd-tvs but not buying blurays, but the people i know in that boat are my mum, my sister and my nan. and they arent big dvd buyers, let alone blurays.

of course some blurays are very cheap now, sometimes cheaper than dvds but these are generally from 2 labels (Entertainment In Video and Optimum) and are of older movies. We dont see brand new releases dropping to a fiver very often do we?
#21
Mike73
Personally I find it hard to imagine any time in the next 20-30 years at least that there won't be a substantial proportion of people who would rather have a hard copy. I can certainly see blu-ray as being the final disc based medium, but I think it could be here for a while and if there is a new hard media for those reluctant/unable to download then I suspect it may be some sort of flash memory. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if games consoles go full circle and go back to cartridges - perhaps not the next generation of consoles but possibly the one after that.

if rumours are to be believed the Wii 2 (to be announced in June) is going to be both backward compatible with Wii 1 (and i hope GC) but the Wii 2 games will be on SD cards.
also its going to be graphically more powerful than the xbox and ps3, be in HD and have one controller, with a touch screen and built in camera.
#22
I think we agree on quite a bit, here I'm not arguing, just offering you my take on things, make of it what you will.

stingersplash
i agree on the home cinema thing - i know im not getting the full bluray experience with just a hdtv and ps3 - i have no speakers etc, but the picture quality is what its all about to me and in some cases the change is drastically better.

I can relate to that. It is also my experience that great surround audio makes watching films so much better but most just never will go to those lengths.
Watching music videos especially on a great set-up that can really deliver on the lossless audio is really something else.
But it costs a lot of money and no-one I ever show it off to, no matter how much they like it, ever comes away thinking anything but that I must be mad to spend that much on a receiver & speakers (and mine are very good but nothing like serious audiophile kit).

stingersplash

the fact that disney are starting to basically bring out all their bluray and dvd releases combined now, in either bluray or dvd packaging to suit the collectors, i dont think it will be too far into the future when all films are released in bluray and dvd double packs and that is it.

That's going to be an interesting one to watch, I'm already seeing in various forums both sides of the fence saying they are really not happy paying for things they don't want or need.

stingersplash

i think disc based products will always be more popular than downloads even in the future. people like to physically own something, and if we all went digital and had a hard drive problem you could lose everything.

Yes but you are looking at it from a perspective which doesn't take account of how things are going to be.
If 'the cloud' has pretty much everything available 24/7 and you have paid to always be able to access it, what's the point in all these space-hungry boxes collecting dust in our homes?

stingersplash

some blurays are very cheap now, sometimes cheaper than dvds but these are generally from 2 labels (Entertainment In Video and Optimum) and are of older movies. We dont see brand new releases dropping to a fiver very often do we?

No, but then again I don't buy new release Blu-rays either, I always wait until they drop substantially and get bargains (even with the box sets I'm not paying more than £15 a time.....and that's for 5 films in the case of the Clint Eastwood set).
That's what the studios are up against, a market still buying DVD by a huge majority (Nielson market share figures from the USA - the most developed and largest market - currently show DVD weekly sales still running at just over 80%) but even those buying Blu-ray are so well used to the DVD experience that they are not all rushing out to pay top price for the latest films.

My view is that this is noted and seen as a disaster by the corps concerned.
Where they go from here will be interesting.

Edited By: Gixxerman001 on Apr 28, 2011 20:55: sp

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