A funny thing has happened to me with regards to big-studio Blu-rays: I no longer want them. Unless it's a major title like The Abyss (it'll never come out if the release is dependent on Cameron catching a break from shooting Avatar 2), I have little to no interest in anything from the majors. There is zero effort from the big guys in the PQ, extras or packaging departments and I don't see that changing. Perhaps we've been spoiled from years of extravagant deluxe editions of mostly everything or maybe the studios believe that most folks just don't care about anything but having the movie in high-def, I don't know. I've received most studio announcements this year with a "so what" attitude.
OTOH, the work being done by small independents like Shout Factory, Scorpion, Synapse and others is truly incredible and I await each and every announcement with baited breath. They're doing things the right way because they are fans of the films they're releasing and while making money is always nice, the priority seems to be providing the best available package for a reasonable price. Shout Factory alone has so many great titles in store that it boggles the mind.
I'll grab EARTHQUAKE when I see it for $4.99 at the supermarket. I'll feel cheated if I spent anything more than that.
Edited by cineMANIAC, May 24 2013 - 08:28 AM.