10 Movies That Need a Blu-ray Release

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 8th, 2012 at 7:02 am,

blu ray 10 Movies That Need a Blu ray Release

As movies continue to be transferred to Blu-ray, we’d like to suggest a few films that deserve everything that awesome platform has to offer. So here’s a top 10 list of movies that would look great, sound great, and benefit from the extensive special features that Blu-ray discs provide. Keep in mind that this list is not in the order of how great each movie is, but rather how much each film would benefit from a Blu-ray upgrade.

Of course, not everyone owns a Blu-ray player, but that’s changing quickly – if you love movies you really should find a way to get one. There is nothing on the home video market that beats its picture and sound quality, along with some exceptional bonus features not found on DVD (you do need at least a 42″ TV to really start seeing the difference, though). As of January of last year, Blu-ray had found its way into over 10.7 million homes since its June 2006 launch. And according to some studies, it will have a 74% market share by 2017.

Considering those numbers, it seems like a good time for this top 10 list. The following includes only films with no announced release date for a Blu-ray version, so for example you won’t see the Alien franchise listed as it is set to be released later this year.

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#10: Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction art 10 Movies That Need a Blu ray Release

Thanks to Justin Reed for this awesome art.

Many would argue this is Quentin Tarantino’s finest work. With Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction as the only two remaining Tarantino films waiting to make the transfer, it’s safe to say this belongs on the list. The eccentric director is typically shy about his special features, but Inglourious Basterds came with a plethora of behind-the-scenes material and it’s hard to imagine more of the same isn’t waiting to be seen with Pulp Fiction.

The colors of the film have always been vibrant. Certain scenes, like the old-school diner, would look excellent with an upgrade. But frankly, the reason it belongs is for the quality of the story itself and the historic value of a truly beloved film.

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  1. I want this Pulp Fiction Art Framed on my Wall!!!!!

  2. Nice list but where is Back To The Future?

  3. honestly….is there any way i can get that pic in high ress?
    this is just beyond epicness!!!

  4. Kenneth Branagh's “Hamlet”
    “Lawrence of Arabia”
    “Spirited Away”
    “Princess Mononoke”

  5. search hi-res Pulp fiction pics

  6. fantastic call on Hamlet!

  7. coming out in 2010

  8. Honestly of all of them I really really really want Jaws on Blu Ray

  9. Pulp Fiction is available in BRD in France :)

    http://www.amazon.fr/Pulp-Fiction-Blu-ray-John-

  10. how is it? lucky mothe-

  11. biggest i found was 600xsomething (not realy usable)
    but found the artist and he made LOTS of good movie art:

    http://www.justinreedart.com/

    realy nice! you guys should give credit to him =)

  12. the credit is given below, but from the website we got it from. is the artist Justin Reed?

  13. yep, check out that artwork for Death Proof. so very nice

  14. What about Aliens???

  15. Personally, I dont see what all the Blue Ray fuss is about. In fact, I am surprised it has even lasted this long.

    Lou
    http://www.anon-resources.at.tc

  16. :D http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4395

  17. Especially considering these older movies were not shot in HD, and a Blu-Ray release will do nothing to improve the picture beyond how they were originally shot/intended, and will only feature a much higher price.

    If you're looking for additional bonus features, everything you could hope to find on this stuff has already been released or will just be new content that could just as easily be found on the web.

  18. How very untrue. One only needs to look up online comparisons between DVD and Blu-Ray. It's called a transfer or an upgrade for a reason, the quality of the original negatives are remastered, looking and sounding better than before. This is essentially the same as when DVD came out to replace VHS.

  19. Blure_Tiyers is right. If you claim there is no difference, then I would assume you've never seen one. And yes, the cameras back then were not high definition, but there are thousands of ways to enhance images. Just spend 5 minutes on Photoshop with a crusty image if you need proof. This is a professional business. They can do anything necessary to improve the quality of anything.

    Case in point: Clash of the Titans shot in 2D, yet they released it in 3D. Technology can do quite a lot.

  20. This post fills me with dread…Mostly because I JUST finished my Star Wars collection on DVD, and this forces me to realize that I'm going to have to re-buy the whole damn thing on Blu-Ray in a couple of years, and then again in a few more years on a different platform, and on and on and on. So, I figure I'll have bought the entire saga about 20 times by the time I'm dead.

    I really wish that technology would just shut up for a little while and give us some time to breathe. Things become outdated way too quickly these days.

  21. LOL, shot in “HD?” You realize that HD refers to pixels and film cameras don't use pixels right? While it's true that they have released some blu-rays of older movies that do not at all improve on the picture quality since they didn't resample the movies from the film, they simply upconverted the DVD version. But if they actually transfer the movie from the original film, 35mm is MORE than enough to fill a 1080p screen. And there has been some old movies that has been transferred to blu ray from the original film and those have looked great.

  22. LOL, shot in “HD?” You realize that HD refers to pixels and film cameras don't use pixels right? While it's true that they have released some blu-rays of older movies that do not at all improve on the picture quality since they didn't resample the movies from the film, they simply upconverted the DVD version. But if they actually transfer the movie from the original film, 35mm is MORE than enough to fill a 1080p screen. And there has been some old movies that has been transferred to blu ray from the original film and those have looked great.

  23. Anthology? I will buy that and throw 3 and 4 away in the garbage, lol.

  24. Anthology? I will buy that and throw 3 and 4 away in the garbage, lol.

  25. Ha, well I suppose you can wait until they're released individually probably in like a year or so from now.

  26. Am I the only one who hates blu ray? To me blu ray makes the entire movie look as if it was shot with cheap cameras and ruin the movie for me. I will not purchase one in the future.

  27. where the hell is the back to the future trilogy? as much as i liked pulp fiction no way in hell it goes ahead of the BTTF trilogy

  28. supposed to come out later this year.

  29. stop watching bad movies then.

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