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post #1931 of 4225 Old 03-10-14, 01:34 AM
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Saw 3 Days to Kill. Pretty good flic, enjoyed it. Some good action, romance...overall a strong storyline.

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Two night ago it was "Olympus Has Fallen." The next movie queued up, is a fun oldie; "The Boondock Saints."
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Rented "The World's End" on blu-ray from Netflix. Very fun movie, lots of puns and lots of slapstick action. If you are a fan of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead you have to watch this movie.
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Re: What movie did you watch last night?

Are you guys streaming or renting blu-rays?
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Are you guys streaming or renting blu-rays?
I rent blu-rays from Netflix unless it is something that I think or know I will be watching multiple times then I just buy it, I own about 400 movies/ TV shows on blu-ray.

I do very little streaming, usually just for TV shows. I think the video quality is getting there but it still can not match blu-ray but the audio quality is no where near the quality of blu-ray.

My take on it is that until streaming is equal to or better than blu-ray for both audio and video I am happy to wait for a rental disk in the mail or to just buy the movie.
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My take on it is that until streaming is equal to or better than blu-ray for both audio and video I am happy to wait for a rental disk in the mail or to just buy the movie.
Thanks for the reply. You hit on each of my concerns, image and sound quality.

When I can, we buy used blu-rays from Amazon so I have the disk for future viewing as commercial TV, at times hits twenty minuets of advertising for every forty minutes of content. While watching TV at night, I tell ya, each night, I seem to get more and more sleep because the commercial sets take so long.

Do you find it's better to buy used from Amazon or rent from Netflix? I ask because so far, renting hasn't worked out for us.
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Watched Gravity in 3D. My wife and I agreed...it stunk!
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Do you find it's better to buy used from Amazon or rent from Netflix? I ask because so far, renting hasn't worked out for us.
Well I have a huge queue of movies on Netflix that I are mostly movies that I am curious about or have heard something good about but not something that I want to own. For that, rental is just fine for me. They usually end up sitting around for about a week before I get to watch it, not the most economical but still cheaper than buying unless you can find really good deals.

Then there are the movies that I have seen in theaters or have so much hype that I know I am better of just buying it. These are typically my most expensive movies because they tend to be new or newer releases.

After that I have my "bargain bin" movies and these are ones that I will wait around for a good deal on. These are usually older movies that I like but I can wait for them to drop below $10 (sometimes way below) I just picked up Seven on blu ray for $4.99 new from amazon.
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Seven? For five bucks with Prime shipping. Nice!

At $6.32 with Prime shipping, our last Amazon score was; "The Boondock Saints."

I checked with the wife on "Seven" and she's seen it a couple of times and said I wouldn't like it. I'm not into the whole blood and torture thing. I'd rather just blow people up and be done with it.

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Soooooo, I went with the 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition of "Blade Runner."

Three disk set, Director's Final Cut and original theatrical release with it's own little collector's toy and hard cover art book. Prime shipping, $15.38.

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Watched 'Gravity' in 3D.

The visuals (of course) in 3D were fantastic. Clean, effective and complimentary to the film and it's setting and I don't remember seeing any ghosting whatsoever.

To me, the sound was pretty good but not great and the movie itself as far as story goes, was a little lackluster in my opinion. Not a bad movie but I just didn't see anything special or outstanding about it other than the 3D effect and overall visual quality.

I can take or leave G. Clooney but I never really cared for Sandra Bullock's acting or her voice (which I know the poor woman can't help) and I don't think she did anything in this movie to change my mind about her (to me) bland acting style (or her voice for that matter).
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