With the Back to the Future trilogy being released next week on Blu Ray (with some awesome new special features!), I felt it was necessary to drop some bombs of truth on you all. BTTF has always been on my list of “Films that Should Be on Blu Ray” (although, not at the top of the list). It got me to thinking, why don’t I post said list on the Interwebs? Here are my top 5 films that should be on the medium:
5. Alien and Aliens - The films are so dark and could use a high def clean up. My DVDs aren’t looking so good and a clean crisp look at the highly terrifying creatures is in order. Sure, they are releasing the films in an Anthology pack, but honestly, who gives a flying shit about the last two films? Even David Fincher and Jean-Pierre Jeunet couldn’t save them, and I respect the hell out of both of them. Please, release them individually, I’m not dropping close to $100 on something I enjoy half of.
4. Amelie - Plain and simple, this film is beautiful. It makes my heart warm and the colors and shots don’t just add to that warmth, they are the warmth (well that and the fact that Audrey Tautou is adorable). A high definition edition needs to be in my possesion so I can enjoy the love over and over again, the way it should be viewed.
3. Finding Nemo - Have you seen the Pixar movies on Blu Ray? If you have you know there is no going back. Animation may be the best medium for high definition, every Pixar film I’ve seen that was release on Blu Ray has blown me away, and the colors of Nemo will be no exception.
2. Lord of the Rings Extended Editions - I don’t give a flying fuck about the theatrial releases. As far as my nerdy brain is concerned, the extended are the only versions worth watching. Sure they are longer, but they have more depth and lead to an overall better experience. And the entire LOTR franchise is an orgasm for the eyes, showing off New Zealand’s beauty and the wonders of Middle Earth. Give me that wonder in extended high def, dammit!
1. Jurassic Park - I mean, c’mon. It’s dinosaurs. In high def. I don’t understand how Ladybugs and Jimmy Hollywood have Blu Ray releases and one of the most beloved and wonderful films of my time do not. Get with the program people. Jesus.