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Blu-rays £4.49 to £5.99 @ Play
Blu-rays £4.49 to £5.99 @ Play

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Just got an email from Play regarding cheap blu-rays. I know they have sales about as often as Allied Carpets, but this time there are some gems amongst the dross. Some of the more popular or rated ones are as follows:

Becoming Jane
Ocean's 12
The Children
Solomon Kane
Red Cliff
The Passion of the Christ
Hannibal Rising
The Devil's Rejects
Dead Snow
A Perfect Getaway
Football Factory
Sex Drive
Outlander
Love Happens
Never Back Down
Milk
Lord of War
Equilibrium
Downfall
Dr Who and the Planet of the Dead
Transporter 3
Wallace and Gromit's World of Inventions

Eden Lake, The Quick and the Dead, Rogue, Interview with the Vampire, Paranormal Activity, Brick, Thirty Days of Night, Persepolis, Precious, A Single Man, The Road, Run Lola Run, and Jerry Maguire are a bit more at £6.49

Loads of others.

49 Comments

Original Poster

Red Cliff is amazing visually on blu-ray, Milk is an excellent bio-pic, and Brick is a good film noir too.
Edited by: "Feeble" 4th Apr 2011

some good titles there, hot from me

You missed out one of the best ones on the site off your list OP, Soloman Kane £5.99! Heat.

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RebTheRebel

You missed out one of the best ones on the site off your list OP, Soloman … You missed out one of the best ones on the site off your list OP, Soloman Kane £5.99! Heat.



OK, thanks :-)

Ironically enough I had posted that seperately before, but it is now on the list.
Edited by: "Feeble" 4th Apr 2011

Man Of War looks a good film, has anyone seen it?

Original Poster

maid020279

Man Of War looks a good film, has anyone seen it?



You mean 'Lord of War' with Nicholas Cage? Not a classic by any means, but it is an intelligent drama about the arms trade by the writer of 'The Truman Show'. I'd probably give it about a 7, but not particularly inclined to watch it again.

No, Max Manus - Man of War (2008)

Max Manus - Man of War on Play.com

Feeble

You mean 'Lord of War' with Nicholas Cage? Not a classic by any means, … You mean 'Lord of War' with Nicholas Cage? Not a classic by any means, but it is an intelligent drama about the arms trade by the writer of 'The Truman Show'. I'd probably give it about a 7, but not particularly inclined to watch it again.


Original Poster

maid020279

No, Max Manus - Man of War … No, Max Manus - Man of War (2008)[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.play.com%2FDVD%2FBlu-ray%2F4-%2F9481501%2FMan-Of-War%2FProduct.html%3Fsearchstring%3DPl4ycomsaleblu%26searchtype%3Dallproducts%26searchsource%3D0%26searchfilters%3Ds%7BPl4ycomsaleblu%7D%252b%26cpage%3D1%26ob%3D4%26P36%3DTUMGBU%26affid%3Dhotukdeals%26awc%3Dbuyat%26_%24ja%3Dtsid%3A11516%7Cprd%3Ahotukdeals%26urlrefer%3Dsearch]Max Manus - Man of War on Play.com[/url]



In that case not a clue, sorry!

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maid020279

No, Max Manus - Man of War … No, Max Manus - Man of War (2008)[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.play.com%2FDVD%2FBlu-ray%2F4-%2F9481501%2FMan-Of-War%2FProduct.html%3Fsearchstring%3DPl4ycomsaleblu%26searchtype%3Dallproducts%26searchsource%3D0%26searchfilters%3Ds%7BPl4ycomsaleblu%7D%252b%26cpage%3D1%26ob%3D4%26P36%3DTUMGBU%26affid%3Dhotukdeals%26awc%3Dbuyat%26_%24ja%3Dtsid%3A11516%7Cprd%3Ahotukdeals%26urlrefer%3Dsearch]Max Manus - Man of War on Play.com[/url]



Perhaps this helps:

rottentomatoes.com/m/m…ar/

8 out of 10 is a very good average score.

You liked Solomon Kane?!

Some good prices for some good films

If you're after Red Cliff, pay an extra quid for the full length version...

Ahh Play.com.............order a blu ray...two days later find a red card from the post man who was unable to deliver my 'package'......frustrating trip down to delivery office to find out my blu-ray was packages in a box that would have been better suited to packing a laptop or board game.

Agree on Red Cliff, the 2 disc full double movie set is a far superior film and makes more sense as the editing for the shortened version is terrible

I liked Solomon Kane

Nothing there that appeals to me personally. Doesn't mean it's not hot for someone else though.

Original Poster

jediwilt

Agree on Red Cliff, the 2 disc full double movie set is a far superior … Agree on Red Cliff, the 2 disc full double movie set is a far superior film and makes more sense as the editing for the shortened version is terribleI liked Solomon Kane



Here is the link for the full version at £6.99 (reduced from £29.99 although I think I would need to be injecting it in my bloodstream to pay that much):

play.com/DVD…rch

Is it really better though? I have heard that unless you are a die hard fan of Chinese epics, the extended version might drag. The cut version is a good 2 1/2 hours, so would take a big chunk of your day by itself.

Edited by: "Feeble" 4th Apr 2011

I really liked Lord of War, wasn't expecting much from it and was pleasantly surprised considering it starred Cage - hmm tempted....

Got some decent blu ray tittles in there hot from me

Red Cliff special edition BD is £6.91 at amazon. I'm not a huge fan of Chinese epics, but must admit red cliff was awesome. I have it on dvd and it comes in 2 parts - about 2 hrs 15m each part (not sure if Bluray is the same) - highly recommend it.

Equilibrium is the most amazing film and is a must see.

Sex drive is a lot more funny and a lot less cr*p than it sounds

Original Poster

ritz123

Equilibrium is the most amazing film and is a must see.



Sounded like a British Matrix copy, although I have not seen it myself.

Red Cliff Special Edition is only £6.99 and it's Reference Quality - Little better than the standard edition at £5.99 - Worth the extra quid!

Solomon Kane is crap

I keep looking at these lists when they are posted on HUKD telling myself i need to buy more blu-rays, but its silly isnt it, why would i buy something that i wouldnt have normally bought on standard dvd if blu-ray wasnt around.

Original Poster

M3NDEREZ

Red Cliff Special Edition is only £6.99 and it's Reference Quality - … Red Cliff Special Edition is only £6.99 and it's Reference Quality - Little better than the standard edition at £5.99 - Worth the extra quid!



Out of interest, what is 'reference quality'?

ritz123

Equilibrium is the most amazing film and is a must see.



id never have chosen 'amazing' to describe this film!

A few good films in there, heat added from me!

jonhoggy

I keep looking at these lists when they are posted on HUKD telling myself … I keep looking at these lists when they are posted on HUKD telling myself i need to buy more blu-rays, but its silly isnt it, why would i buy something that i wouldnt have normally bought on standard dvd if blu-ray wasnt around.


Hahaha, completely with you!!!

Feeble

Out of interest, what is 'reference quality'?



Blu-ray titles that consistently offer reference level high-definition picture quality that continues to impress both at viewing distances approximately 1.5 screen widths from the display and on larger projection screens over 100”.

A reference quality Blu-ray will generally exhibit the following characteristics:

A sharp image with a palpable sense of depth, clarity, and presence that will often appear nearly three-dimensional in nature.

Excellent contrast, superb shadow detail, and the deepest black levels without macroblocking or clipping.

Exquisite resolution of ultra-fine detail, fabric and surface textures, individual strands of hair, and human faces down to the imperfections and pores. Animated material will often exhibit photo-realistic qualities and will feature beautifully rendered environments.

Sophisticated color palettes will be completely resolved down to the most subtle gradations of each hue. Primary colors will appear striking and dynamic. Black-and-white material will exhibit top-notch and accurate grayscale reproduction.

A film-based title will exhibit natural grain structure free of excessive digital noise reduction (DNR) or filtering that results in a noticeable impact on the image, including waxy looking faces and missing high-frequency detail in general.

Halos and ringing artifacts are either absent or not visible enough to be distracting from standard viewing distances.

No alteration from the originally intended aspect ratio or viewable image area.

An artifact-free video compression encoding that shows virtually no signs of chroma noise, banding, posterization, aliasing, macroblocking, compression noise, and other encoding deficiencies.

The transfer of the Blu-ray will be sourced from a master with virtually no visible flaws. This entails an image free of print damage, dirt, specks, cue marks, and other flaws that should be absent from a new and pristine transfer of source material in excellent condition.

So about as good as it gets on Blu-ray..

dead snow!!!!
its prob about £3 on dvd in your local asda. but everyones gotta see that once.

also,
solomon kane was average
lord of war was suprisingly good
and i love chinese epics but havent watched red cliff because ive hated anything john woo did after hard boiled. windtalkers was one of the worst films ive ever seen.

chelmsfordman

Ahh Play.com.............order a blu ray...two days later find a red card … Ahh Play.com.............order a blu ray...two days later find a red card from the post man who was unable to deliver my 'package'......frustrating trip down to delivery office to find out my blu-ray was packages in a box that would have been better suited to packing a laptop or board game.



Can't say that's ever happened to me...

Feeble

Out of interest, what is 'reference quality'?



Struggled to work out what you meant here...
You say 'Little better', which reads to me that its not worth paying extra for. (or was the 'worth the extra quid' sarcasm?)
or is the 'Little better' sarcasm and you actually mean it is 'much better' and IS worth the extra quid?

Vampire Hunter J

i love chinese epics but havent watched red cliff because ive hated … i love chinese epics but havent watched red cliff because ive hated anything john woo did after hard boiled. windtalkers was one of the worst films ive ever seen.



Sacrilage, Face/Off was epic!

BurntEffigy

Struggled to work out what you meant here... You say 'Little better', … Struggled to work out what you meant here... You say 'Little better', which reads to me that its not worth paying extra for. (or was the 'worth the extra quid' sarcasm?)or is the 'Little better' sarcasm and you actually mean it is 'much better' and IS worth the extra quid?



Very much worth the extra quid

i love chinese epics but havent watched red cliff because ive hated anything john woo did after hard boiled. windtalkers was one of the worst films ive ever seen.[/quote]


Agreed - Windtalkers in beyond terrible...


These get my vote.
Although same price @ Amazon.co.uk which gets my vote for better packaging when posting.

Sex Drive - £5.99
Equilibrium - £5.99
REC: Special Edition (Blu-ray) - £6.99
REC 2 (Blu-ray) - £6.99
The Game (Blu-ray) - £6.99

Edited by: "Batman2" 4th Apr 2011

only 1 good from in that list, The fall
Edited by: "Daytrader" 4th Apr 2011

Took delivery of some blu rays today a good 12 days after ordering terrible service and heres me thinking christmas delivery was bad

Original Poster

Well thank-you for the startlingly comprehensive response. I wonder why they would have a lesser quality picture quality on the shorter version!??!

M3NDEREZ

Blu-ray titles that consistently offer reference level high-definition … Blu-ray titles that consistently offer reference level high-definition picture quality that continues to impress both at viewing distances approximately 1.5 screen widths from the display and on larger projection screens over 100”.A reference quality Blu-ray will generally exhibit the following characteristics:A sharp image with a palpable sense of depth, clarity, and presence that will often appear nearly three-dimensional in nature.Excellent contrast, superb shadow detail, and the deepest black levels without macroblocking or clipping.Exquisite resolution of ultra-fine detail, fabric and surface textures, individual strands of hair, and human faces down to the imperfections and pores. Animated material will often exhibit photo-realistic qualities and will feature beautifully rendered environments.Sophisticated color palettes will be completely resolved down to the most subtle gradations of each hue. Primary colors will appear striking and dynamic. Black-and-white material will exhibit top-notch and accurate grayscale reproduction.A film-based title will exhibit natural grain structure free of excessive digital noise reduction (DNR) or filtering that results in a noticeable impact on the image, including waxy looking faces and missing high-frequency detail in general.Halos and ringing artifacts are either absent or not visible enough to be distracting from standard viewing distances.No alteration from the originally intended aspect ratio or viewable image area.An artifact-free video compression encoding that shows virtually no signs of chroma noise, banding, posterization, aliasing, macroblocking, compression noise, and other encoding deficiencies.The transfer of the Blu-ray will be sourced from a master with virtually no visible flaws. This entails an image free of print damage, dirt, specks, cue marks, and other flaws that should be absent from a new and pristine transfer of source material in excellent condition.So about as good as it gets on Blu-ray..


Original Poster

BurntEffigy

Struggled to work out what you meant here... You say 'Little better', … Struggled to work out what you meant here... You say 'Little better', which reads to me that its not worth paying extra for. (or was the 'worth the extra quid' sarcasm?)or is the 'Little better' sarcasm and you actually mean it is 'much better' and IS worth the extra quid?



Yeah, I wondered that too.
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