What Blu-rays did you receive for the Holidays?

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  1. bujaki

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    A forgotten gem. Hope you like it. I haven't seen it in decades but remember being impressed by it. Picked up the novel last year and read it. It's quite racy for its time. The movie was toned down a bit, even though it was pre-code. Margaret Sullavan is one of my favorite actresses, and Frank Borzage's direction is fine.
     
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    For XMAS, these following Blu-ray Disc titles came home for me underneath the tree:

    Seconds [THE CRITERION COLLECTION]
    Pittsburgh Steelers Road to Super Bowl XXXXIII
    Baltimore Ravens Road to Super Bowl XXXXVII
    Fast & Furious 6 [STEELBOOK/EXTENDED EDITION]
    Breaking Bad The Final Season
    Mad Men S6
    Homeland S2
    House of Cards S1
    House of Cards Trilogy
    House of Wax 3D
    A Turtle's Tale 2 3D
    Pacific Rim 3D
    Toy Story 2 3D
    Iron Man 3/D
     
  3. Derrick King

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    My Xmas haul:
    Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman box set (Criterion)
    Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Criterion)
    The Big Gundown (Grindhouse Releasing)
    The Pit and the Pendulum (88 Films [UK])
    Four Flies on Grey Velvet (Shameless Screen Entertainment [UK])
     
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    I got Iron Man 3 3D Blu for Christmas and bought for myself shortly after--as in the last two days after--Mary Poppins and Man In The Dark 3D.
     
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    Gifted myself with MARY POPPINS. A decent, if imperfect, effort. Beats the 1984 VHS, however.
     
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    If you include my presents to myself since Thanksgiving: The Logan's Run/Omega Man/Soylent Green triple feature, Safety Last, The Graduate, Gosford Park, Eyes Without a Face, Firefly, Existenz, John Carpenter's Escape movies, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Das Boot, The Blues Brothers, Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast, Back to School, 13 Assassins, Night of the Hunter, Investigation of a Citizen under Suspicion, Charade, The Trouble with Harry, JCVD, and The Grand Illusion. B&N's late-year sales made a lot of that happen.
     
  7. Mike Frezon

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    Yeah...probably like many of you...my family and friends kinda hate the fact that they can't get me Bu-ray discs at Christmas because I generally tend to get myself whatever I want (which is always too much!).

    But I got my wife a whole slew (eight to be precise) of pressed DVD sets of The Amazing Race which went on a great sale at Amazon several months ago. I just checked and they are each listed in the $32-$35 range. I got them for less than half that!

    I also got Blu-ray sets of the complete Twilight Zone and Dick Van Dyke Show on an equally amazing sale at DVD Planet which went under the tree.

    And, my wife and I were in Target the day Elysium was released so we picked up the steel book for $22.99 (I have since price-matched it against their own price this week of $15). So she was able to wrap and give me that.

    And I also wrapped up Blu-ray Audio discs of Supertramp's Breakfast in America and Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong which I had purchased a couple of months ago.
     
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    I also didn't get many Blus for Christmas because of my buying habits, but I did get Warm Bodies and It's in the Bag.
     
  9. Dale MA

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    The Uninvited: The Criterion Collection
    I Married a Witch: The Criterion Collection
    To Be or Not to Be: The Criterion Collection
    Safety Last!: The Criterion Collection
    Ministry of Fear: The Criterion Collection
    The Phantom Carriage: The Criterion Collection
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    Gremlins 2: The New Batch
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    Man of Steel - 3D Blu-Ray Steelbook
    Only God Forgives - Limited Edition Steelbook
    Fast and the Furious 6: Limited Edition Steelbook
    Pacific Rim - 3D Blu-Ray Steelbook
    The Wolverine - 3D Blu-Ray Steelbook
    The Wild Geese
    Gangster Squad
    My Cousin Vinny
    Hoosiers
    Mad Men: Season Five
    Limitless: Unrated Extended Cut
    Audrey Hepburn Blu-Ray Collection
    Fringe: The Complete Series
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    Jurassic Park 3D
    The Man Who Would Be King - Digibook
    Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy Collection
    Now You See Me: Extended Edition
    Mortal Kombat
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    This Is the End
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    Titanic: Collector's Blu-ray 3D Edition
     
  10. Ronald Epstein

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    Dale,

    That is quite a list. I need friends and family as giving as yours. :)
     
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    I received WOLVERINE 3D, THE HOBBIT SE 3D and THE RUTLES ANTHOLOGY. However, I did give my wife a couple of titles that we both like, including the 16th Season of THE SIMPSONS and, sadly DVD-only, the first (and hopefully not only) season of HBO's FAMILY TREE.
     
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    TESS---LAST EMPEROR-----BYZANTIUM
     
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    For XMAS, these following Blu-ray Disc titles also came home for me under the tree as well ;) :

    Chocolat
    The Newsroom S1
    Enlightened S1
    Archer S1-3
    ESPN 30 For 30 Collector's Set Films 01-30
    Boardwalk Empire S3
    Star Trek Into Darkness 3D
    The Wolverine 3D
    Gamer 3D
    The Darkest Hour 3D
    World War Z 3D
    Weeds The Complete Collection
    Breaking Bad The Complete Series
     
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    I tried to give myself 'To Be or Not to Be' from Barnes and Noble's half-price Criterion sale. Ordered a couple of months ago in plenty of time for Christmas but B & N still haven't put it in the post.
    However, Amazon.se came up trumps with the complete Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes set ... delivered two days before Christmas just one week after ordering.
     
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    Mary Poppins
    Argo
    Bye Bye Birdie
    Man of Steel
     
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    Thanks Ron! The wife bought me most of them!
     
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    Journey to the Center of the Earth (1958 version, I ordered the Hollywood Gold Series from Shock/Veg as its the same transfer used by TT)

    Also, with Amazon gift card I received, I pre-ordered:

    Foreign Correspondent
    The Wicker Man
    El Dorado
    Hatari
     
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    A small haul this year compared to others but I'm thinking quality over quantity. Mary Poppins, Pacific Rim and The World's End for me. Happy New Year everyone!
     
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    I didn't receive any BluRay discs this year (or anything HT related. They know I get all I need/want myself) but I did get my brother the complete Star Trek original series on BR. I hope he's O.K. with the changes they made from the original broadcasts. Why do they do that anyway? Can't they just leave well enough alone? :wacko:
     

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