The Usual Suspects (Blu-ray) and Predator (Blu-ray) - just £9.99 each delivered @ Play.com!
The Usual Suspects (Blu-ray) and Predator (Blu-ray) - just £9.99 each delivered @ Play.com!

The Usual Suspects (Blu-ray) and Predator (Blu-ray) - just £9.99 each delivered @ Play.com!

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The Usual Suspects (Blu-ray)
Winner of two 1995 Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay, this masterful, atmospheric film noir enraptured audiences with its complex and riveting storyline, gritty, tour-de-force performances (including an Oscar-winning turn by Kevin Spacey) and a climax that is truly deserving of the word stunning.

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint (Spacey) attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor - leaving few survivors. But as Kint lures his interrogators into the incredible story of this crime lord's almost supernatural prowess, so too will you be mesmerized by a lore that is completely captivating from beginning to end!

Predator (Blu-ray)
It sees the heat of their bodies. It smells their fears. It hunts for sport. It kills for pleasure.

In a place without rules - the hunter has become the hunted. Deep inside the jungles of Latin America, Schwarzenegger's team of elite commandos are being slaughtered by a mysterious predator. No longer are they hunters - they are the prey... of an alien whose only instinct is to kill. One by one it strikes with inhuman ferocity. Now to survive, with the jungle as their only ally, they face their greatest challenge: to stay alive.



great films!


Give me the ****ing keys, you ****ing cocksucking ************, aaarrrghh.


Has anybody seen either of these on BR yet? Just wondering what the quality of the transfer is like.

blu-ray reviews


The Video: Sizing Up the Picture

'The Usual Suspects' has made a few trips to DVD over the years, but this Blu-ray release is by far the best yet. Presented in 1080p/MPEG-2 video, this is an excellent transfer that offers a noticeably superior upgrade over any previous video version.

Granted, the source print is not absolutely pristine, but it's close. There are a few speckles here or there, but for a movie now over a dozen years old (and produced on a fairly low-budget in the first place), I was still impressed. Somehow the presentation remains quite natural, despite the use of softening filters and some very high-key lighting (lots of bright white overhead spots, a la classic film noir). Colors are supple, from the very vivid red of Benecio Del Toro's horrific shirt to the steely gray-blues of the Chazz Palminteri and Kevin Spacey interrogation room scenes. Detail remains quite strong -- there is real depth and pop to the image, with only a slightly dated look to some of the exteriors. I was also relieved that the transfer remained so sharp yet without any apparent edge enhancement -- the image is smooth and clean throughout. No significant disappointments here -- 'The Usual Suspects' looks great.



The Video: Sizing Up the Picture

'Predator' comes to Blu-ray after a particularly checkered history on home video. The title must hold some sort of record in terms of DVD re-issues, to the point that a Fox announcement regarding a new version brought groans from even the most optimistic home theater fan. Unfortunately, none of those DVD editions every really impressed, a fault due (in part )to the rough photographic style of the film.

I wish I could say this highly anticipated Blu-ray edition was a slam dunk, but sadly, it's just so-so. It's clear the source just doesn't have what it takes to deliver truly stunning high-def. The film is quite grainy, sure, but even so the print has some dirt and the occasional blemish. Black levels are fine if sometimes lacking in many shots, and contrast never pops, or looks too dark. Detail is decent considering the source, but shadow delineation in particular suffers from a harsh black crush and a lack of true fine texture. The image is also pretty soft, though at least Fox hasn't over-enhanced it to the point of irritating halos and aliasing. Finally, colors are better than any of the DVD versions (particularly reds, which are generally clean) and fleshtones are pretty good. Still, these are small plusses for a transfer that certainly is a distance away from being demo material.



Has anybody seen either of these on BR yet? Just wondering what the … Has anybody seen either of these on BR yet? Just wondering what the quality of the transfer is like.


probably not worth the upgrade if you have them DVD already.


£9.71 at blockbuster.co.uk

£9.49 here, rac code + quidco too


£9.49 here, rac code + quidco too

Good point :giggle:

Hot deal but be aware that the Usual suspects doesnt have any extras with it. There was a great 2 Disc DvD release a few years ago to bad they didnt put the extrs on the Blu-ray release

abit sad no extras ....... the special edition DVD has a good selection :-

Special Features

"Keyser Soze: Lie Or Legend" - Featurette
"Round Up - Deposing The Usual Suspects": Pursuing The Usual Suspects, Doin' Time With The Usual Suspects
Bryan Singer's Gag Reel
Deleted Scenes - Hosted By John Ottman
Heisting Cannes With The Usual Suspects - Featurette
Introducing The Usual Suspects - Featurette
"Taking Out The Usual Suspects - Interviews And Outtakes": Bryan Singer introduces Kevin Spacey And Friend, Interview With John Ottman. Interview Outtakes
Audio Commentary With Bryan Singer And Christopher McQuarrie
Audio Commentary With John Ottman
US Theatrical TV Spots and Trailers With Introduction By John Ottman
`Easter Egg' Feature
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