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What Blu-rays did you receive for the Holidays?


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#1 of 50 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 25 2013 - 11:54 PM

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Now that the gift giving holidays are over, we would like to hear from our members and find out what shiny new Blu-rays they received for Christmas.

 

If you are like me, who has every title they want and actually gave Blu-rays as gifts, you may certainly list those as well.

 

 

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#2 of 50 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 25 2013 - 11:56 PM

I didn't receive any Blu-rays.  I have most everything at this point.

 

However, I gave several friends copies of one of my favorite Christmas films, Love Actually.


 

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#3 of 50 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted December 26 2013 - 05:21 AM

I got some discs of films I love but hadn't yet bought for myself: Terms of Endearment, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Bells of St. Mary's, Greystoke.

 

I gave myself The Croods in 3D since I was only sent the 2D version to review. (I gave that review copy to a friend's daughter.) DreamWorks always has the best 3D animation of the major American studios, so I didn't want to miss this one.



#4 of 50 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted December 26 2013 - 05:46 AM

Polar Express 3D, The Bells Of St Mary's, The Walking Dead Season 2.

#5 of 50 OFFLINE   Jason Charlton

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Posted December 26 2013 - 06:37 AM

Was bummed I didn't get any Blus as gifts, but my boys got some that we'll all watch together: Despicable Me 1&2, How to Train your Dragon, and The Wizard of Oz, and I got my wife Life of Pi.


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#6 of 50 OFFLINE   Frank Ha

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Posted December 26 2013 - 07:32 AM

We all got many other kinds of presents for Christmas, but as always, there was an assortment of Blu-rays under the tree. Let's see...I got Betty Boop volumes 1 & 2 from my kids.I gave out several Blu-rays. I gave my wife Justified Season 4. Santa gave us both seasons 1-3 of Boardwalk Empire. (Hope we enjoy this) We gave our son an assortment of anime TV (Shiki parts 1 & 2) and some old favorites of his: Ninga Turtles Trilogy, the Matrix Trilogy as well as Django Unchained and Avatar. My daughter and son both got the triple feature set of The Goonies, Gremlins & Gremlins 2.My brother and sister both got the Benhur and Ten Commandments two pack.
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#7 of 50 OFFLINE   Cinescott

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Posted December 26 2013 - 08:24 AM

Zero; I must have been on the naughty list:(


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#8 of 50 OFFLINE   JohnMor

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Posted December 26 2013 - 09:06 AM

East of Eden, The Talented Mr. Ripley and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?



#9 of 50 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted December 26 2013 - 09:29 AM

My GF got me the Qatsi Blu so she could give her brother(who is overseas serving the country) my DVDs of same. (over there they are lucky to have portable DVD players where he is)

 

We got each other several French Noir and Russian. (we share the same Amazon, Ebay and others...so nothing was shocking...)



#10 of 50 OFFLINE   johnmcmasters

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Posted December 26 2013 - 09:45 AM

I gave myself:

 

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

The Mummy ('59)

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort

The Black Swan ('42)

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec [Director's Cut]

Zazie dans le Metro

Carry On Screaming

The Fury (Arrow)

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Set of Three Belmondo Films: Les Tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine + L'homme de Rio + Le Magnifique

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Le Cerveau

Limited Edition:  Le Roi et l'Oiseau



#11 of 50 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted December 26 2013 - 09:53 AM

 

Limited Edition:  Le Roi et l'Oiseau (where did you find this? Didn't know it existed...and "not available" where I have looked)



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Posted December 26 2013 - 10:09 AM

Re:  Le Roi et l'Oiseau

 

I ordered from amazon.fr

 

Here is a link:

 

http://www.amazon.fr...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

It is a gorgeous set -- includes a soundtrack CD, too.

BUT:

Region B locked -- and NO subtitles!



#13 of 50 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted December 26 2013 - 10:16 AM

Re:  Le Roi et l'Oiseau

 

I ordered from amazon.fr

 

Here is a link:

 

http://www.amazon.fr...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

It is a gorgeous set -- includes a soundtrack CD, too.

BUT:

Region B locked -- and NO subtitles!

Thanks for that. Got an Orei, been on the RB train for a while...(and I looked on UK....not available...  :rolleyes: )



#14 of 50 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted December 26 2013 - 11:00 AM

I always have a wish list of BD's yet to purchase, so I put a few on my Christmas list. I ended up getting The Odd Couple and Weird Science. Also received The Beatles music CD On Air -- Live at the BBC Volume 2.



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Posted December 26 2013 - 08:21 PM

Didn't receive any BD's for Christmas, as my library is so extensive that my family and friends know better than to try to buy for me...however, I gave away as holiday gifts copies of the 50th Anniversary Edition of "Mary Poppins" blu-ray/DVD combination package over the past 2 weeks...the smiles on the recipients' faces were more than enough holiday satisfaction for me!!! :D



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Posted December 26 2013 - 08:52 PM

I received many BD's from my Wife,Niece and Nephew  my Sister and brother in law :)


    [*]Sherlock seasons 1 and 2
    [*]Man of Steel
    [*]The Duellists
    [*]From Here to Eternity
    [*]Desk Set
    [*]Lincoln
    [*]White House Down
    [*]Alien Anthology
    [*]Pacific Rim
    [*]Harry Potter complete 8 movies
    [/list]

    I will be a busy lad this winter.

    Cheers


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#17 of 50 OFFLINE   Keith Cobby

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Posted December 27 2013 - 01:43 PM

I received :

 

    La Boheme - the film version with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon

    Caro Emerald in Concert

    The Brides of Dracula

    The Mummy's Shroud

    Funny Face

    House of Cards - Ian Richardson

    Frozen Planet - BBC

    NASA's Greatest Missions

    Now You See Me



#18 of 50 OFFLINE   Todd Erwin

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Posted December 27 2013 - 02:39 PM

Iron Man 3 3D



#19 of 50 OFFLINE   rsmithjr

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Posted December 27 2013 - 03:39 PM

No one gets me Blu-ray's or any electronics for that matter.  They know that I am on top of it.  Safer presents are clothes, books, and incidentals. 

 

I bought about 50 Blu-ray's (or sets) for presents.  Biggest item was 5 copies of Mary Poppins. 

 

Most interesting gift was Tokyo Story for my older son.  He has an MFA in film and I thought he should see it.  Probably the best film I saw (for the first time) in 2013.  He retaliated with a book about queer culture in the media, claiming that I liked edgy things and this would fit. 



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Posted December 27 2013 - 04:27 PM

While I didn't get any on Christmas Day, I did get some extra money and a gift card from B&N in addition to three Universal Vault Series titles - Tillie and Gus, China, & Little Man, What Now?

 

So, for me, Christmas hasn't really ended yet.






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