Monday, May 9, 2011

Playing the waiting game.

Sorry everyone, but my Blu-rays that I ordered haven't arrived yet so I don't have one to talk about for today or probably the next couple of days. That's okay though because if I had enough money to buy a bunch of Blu-rays everyday then it wouldn't be much of a hobby would it? What makes this hobby fun and exciting is mostly the hunt for great deals. For example, one of my personal rules is that I will never buy a Blu-ray over 20 dollars unless it is a box set or a special edition. This is tricky because most Blu-rays MSRP for about $40-$60! So I am checking websites and reading store ads daily for good deals. Usually I go for movies that are 50% off or more.


Another one of my other personal rules when looking for Blu-rays to add to my collection is that I have to actually like the movie or if I haven't seen it, I have to have heard good things about it. I don't want to buy a bunch of unknown 5 dollar Blu-rays just to make my collection bigger.

Here are some Blu-rays that I have my eye on but am too broke to get:
- Office Space $8.49 on Amazon
The Book of Eli $10.99 on Amazon
- SWAT  $6.99 on Amazon

Well that's my post! I thought in addition to this I would answer some of the questions I have gotten over my past couple of posts.

Aggeron asks: So what do you think about those moviestreamers?
Movie streaming is great when you are strapped for cash, it's what I used to do before I got a job. I still do it now sometimes. But since you are streaming from the Internet the quality is going to be terrible unless you have an awesome connection and even then it wouldn't match the quality that a Blu-ray player gives.

Screaming Hawk asks: How long have you been in film?? Show us some of the things you've made. 
 I've only been a film student for a year now. I am actually majoring in Film Studies and not Film Production which means I don't make the movies, I more or less write about them. My dream is to be a film critic or a member of film or gaming media like writing for blogs like this one!


Psychologypost asks: nice, did you get a blu-ray player or using a ps3? 
I use a PS3. It pushes out the best quality, it has built in wi-fi, and you can play games! WiFi is important for Blu-ray players because there are firmware updates that get released when Blu-rays are updating in format and stuff. Too bad PSN is down hahaha.


Well that's all, if you made it this far then thanks for reading!

56 comments:

  1. i don't really like any of the 3 movies...but if you like "book of eli"...you should check out "the road"...it's also post-apocalyptic but way better imo.

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  2. Just noticed you have 100 followers. Well done, matey!

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  3. SWAT is nice, you should watch that one

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  4. Out of those 3, I would get Swat.

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  5. I'm seconding 'The road', it was a lot more real than 'book of eli' and no weird half religous references.

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  6. Not seen any of those, might give book of eli a view sometime

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  7. To not purchase any over twenty bucks is a really good plan. Great way to save yourself a good deal of cash. And definitely get that Office Space Blu-ray when you're ready. Such a great movie!

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  8. office space <3 love that film :)

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  9. All of them are pretty good! But I didn't know that they were actually getting this cheap. I always thought about starting to buy a few BluRays myself. You might have just convinced me to look deeper into deals for BluRays!

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  10. I would buy a PS3 just for the Blu-ray quality. 9$ is pretty cheap as well.

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  11. I own on swat4, i need to reinstall that, I wonder if people still play it.

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  12. I rarely buy blu-rays myself, but I must say the quality is so awesome, I didn't know that they were this cheap already, might pick one up the coming days!

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  13. Cant wait till you get them. :D

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  14. The book of Eli is a great movie. One of my favorites.

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  15. SWAT is every movie that little girls want to see. Male sex appeal with a horrible plot. Don't see SWAT. It was written in an hour, and filmed in a day. I like bad movies, but this one's an abortion.

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  16. Lookin forward to when you get your new shipment in. I gotta get a new PS3 sometime.

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  17. Looking forward to the other reviews also!

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  18. it's amazing how you find some blu-rays for such a nice price. they're normally crazy expensive!

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  19. I've only seen the Book of Eli out of those films and the ending really annoyed me, but Mila Kunis made it worthwhile..

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  20. I like to just wait until Best Buy puts movies on their $5.99 rack. So still no Office Space, I'm missing quite a few great movies, but I'd prefer to be frugal.

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  21. Lots of followers, well done.

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  22. Movie streaming is sooooo helpful!! Although only movies that are already on dvd should be streamed.

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  23. Will be looking forward to the next review!

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  24. Heck yeah, PS3 is still the best Blu-Ray player.

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  25. Good luck. My bloody player broke. :(

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  26. Office Space is one of the greatest movies ever.

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  27. I miss my PS3 for this reason.

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  28. Oh speaking of deals, if anyone is from Canada here use redflagdeals dot com they announce all the good deals across Canada.
    And thanks for the Q&A I love when people do those :]

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  29. The Book of Eli... I love that movie.

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  30. Got swat when i bought my blu ray reader ^^

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  31. Office Space is one of my all time favorite movies, you should get that one

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  32. Blu Ray are still very expensive on my country, i wish they didnt cost as much D:

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  33. I heard Book of Eli is pretty good.

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  34. Looks like you are the master of blue ray deals, too bad about the PS3, though. Was great until PSN had to take a nosedive. Hope you weren't hit by that.

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  35. Those 3 movies are all GREAT! Waiting for the next review! :)

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  36. I like what you mentioned about not just buying garbage for $5 bucks to expand your collection. Man, I hope you do become a movie critic, that way I'll be able to get a hold of a certified movie critic for some reviews ;).

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  37. Oh wow, I had no idea blurays were normally that price. Talk about crazy!

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  38. $40-$60 bucks :O thats much im glad i got no blue ray support @ linux :)

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  39. I know how that is, but it's always cool when stuff comes in that you ordered. It's like a surprise present you gave your self.

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  40. i like your points, cool blog +follower

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  41. Love all of those movies and don't have any of them on Blu Ray. Thanks.

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  42. Blu-rays are still very expensive around here...

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  43. I'd get SWAT too! :D I like that you answer follower questions like that! :)

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  44. I just pre-order from Play.com if its something i really want. Usually is shipped like a week before official release to make sure it arrives in time. Most of the time, it arrives before.

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  45. That sucks. I can't wait until your new Blu-Rays get here.

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  46. Book of Eli is really good! Worth waiting

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  47. Inception confused the crap out of me, i did NOT understand that film at all :(

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  48. Waiting for todays post now! I really need a great movie to watch for tonight, first slack night in a few weeks.

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