Our “TOP 10” Blu-rays of 2008

2008 was an important year for the Blu-ray technology front.  It was the year we were victorious in the, what seemed like forever, Hi-Def Format War.  Let’s see George Lucas make a movie or television show about those 2 years.  Since 2006 Blu-ray fought tooth and nail against rival Toshiba’s inferior HD DVD product.  The only reason that the inferior HD DVD disc lasted so long was because they were cheaper to produce.  And believe me, if you invested in this technology you would know just how cheap the product felt at times.  It took Warner Bros., jumping the ship of neutrality, to finally topple the evil HD DVD empire.  Personally, I can’t believe it lasted that long.  When Paramount was asked in 2007 why they did not deliver a lossless audio track on the biggest movie to ever hit the HD DVD format, The Transformers, there answer was simply there was not enough room.  Well duh!  You chose to side with an inferior product well knowing the space limitations.  When that was disclosed to the public it should have been a no-brainer…the format war should have been over.

Enough with the ancient history lesson.  We won!  Hooray!  Hooray!  Let’s move on to our next goal…crumpling the remaining evil empire of Standard-Def DVD.  Their regime is tight but “the night is darkest before the dawn…and I promise you the dawn is coming” (powerful words of District Attorney Harvey Dent…R.I.P.)…we will prevail victorious again!

We here at Why So Blu would like to take a moment to recap what we think are the 10 greatest Blu-ray releases of 2008.  Again, these are of our own opinions and do not reflect the thoughts of the general America public (although they should).  And here we go…


The Dark Knight

It goes without saying that #1 movie of the year, and one of the greatest movies of all time, should top our list of greatest Blu-ray releases of 2008.

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Iron Man

Everyone’s favorite industrialist and weapons manufacturer, Tony Stark, laid on the charm at the box office making this the second highest selling Blu-ray release of the year.

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The Incredible Hulk

Are you starting to see a trend here with super hero movies?  We dare you to let this green giant loose on your audio system!

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 The Transformers

 We would be fools to leave off our list the most anticipated Hi-Def title ever, that ended up prolonging the Format War.  Did we mention it looks and sounds awesome?!!

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 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Despite the film’s critical success fans of the Blu-ray format were drooling at the chance to own an Indiana Jones title on the Hi-Def format.  Now if only Lucas will release the rest of them and Star Wars too please!!!

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Universal’s entry into the Blu-ray format started out with a bang!  Neil Marshall, Rhona Mitra and gang gave us plenty of reason to cheer for future Universal Hi-Def titles!

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Angelina Jolie is finally taking a break from making babies and back to doing what she does best…kicking a#$!  This is a story of the underdog in all of us.  And did we mention the incredible onslaught of audio?  Wow!

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

This wins our award for the best animated feature on the Blu-ray format in 2008.  The Danny Elfman soundtrack will rock your 5.1 world!

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Sylvester Stallone is back…and he is taking no prisoners.  The most violent film of the franchise comes to the Blu-ray format spilling blood and carnage everywhere.

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Shoot ‘Em Up

We have not had this much fun with a Blu-ray since Crank arrived on the format!

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ONE HECK OF A PROMOTER!!! Also a Dreamer, Producer, Agent of Love, Film Lover, Writer of Screenplays and a Devoted Apostle to all things Ford Mustangs (the real ones with V8's!). Some of my favorite films include FIGHT CLUB, MOULIN ROUGE, THE DARK KNIGHT, STAR WARS alongside television shows such as SEINFELD, 24, SANFORD & SON and even the often loathed in the geek community BIG BANG THEORY. Outside of my three lives I live I also enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and our three girls (of the furry kind).

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