The weather outside isn’t the only thing that’s frightful as we have compiled a list of the year’s best and worst Blu-ray packages for you or the horror fan on your holiday shopping list! Being that you can score a player for way less than 200 bucks now, there’s little reason not to upgrade to the glorious world of high definition horror. Read on to find out where the smart money is!
There’s no doubt Blu-ray players will once again be a pretty hot item this year, but what of the movies available for them? If you already own the DVD of your favorite flick, is there a need to replace it with a Blu-ray? I’m here to answer all of your questions in the fourth annual …
Before we get into my picks (most of which are also available in new DVD versions; see review for information), let’s take a second to explain once again how I rated them. They’re broken down into three categories:
Can’t Miss — Must Haves: These are the cream of the crop! The purchases that are guaranteed to bring a smile to someone’s face. Items no one with the tech should be without.
Good Buys: A rock-solid purchase. Sure, there’s nothing really to die for about these Blu-rays, but be confident in the fact that you’re spending your cash on the goods that you’re hoping for.
Serious Hi-Def Junkies Only: Here’s where things get a bit sketchy. These Blu-rays were included for a few reasons — Either the movies suck, the transfer and sound aren’t up to snuff, or the included supplemental materials (or lack thereof) don’t do much to keep these ships afloat.
Click on any of the reviews listed below to find out exactly what you’re getting and to find the link with which to order them. I’ve also included at the very end a few other recommendations that either came in too late to be reviewed or are not quite horror films but we love ’em anyway.
Please Note: This article will continue to be updated throughout the holidays as more stuff comes out so check back often!
Let the games begin!
Can’t Miss — Must Haves
Serious Hi-Def Junkies Only
Other Recommendations Not Reviewed but Worthy of Purchase
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