When it comes to the technical side of the home viewing experience, I’m a bit of a troglodyte. I know good presentation when I see it but I’m often perfectly content to watch low definition versions with middling bonus features. But that’s all about to change. I’m about to put aside my magic lantern and join the 21st century by digging into the world of Blu-ray. The impetus behind this came when I was selected to be a member of Blu-ray Elite, a beta program from Warner Home Video.
In the coming weeks, Warner Brothers will be sending me free Blu-ray discs (thank you, Warner). And in turn, I’ll be writing about my experiences as I grasp the world of Blu-ray. First lesson: the appropriate spelling is “Blu-ray”, with a capital B, a lower case r, and a hyphen (not an en-dash or em-dash) between the two words. I feel a lot like a little kid getting shuttled away on a school bus for the first time ever. I’m really excited to add the extra weight to my viewing experience.
Mostly, I’m writing about this to let you all know why I might be writing more about bonus features and film definition in the coming weeks. I just received my first batch of films. I’ve seen all three films, but never on Blu-ray. And in the case of two of the films, I haven’t seen them for at least a few years. This makes them prime candidates for Re-watchterpiece Theatre. I could tell you what those films are but then I’d have to shoot you. Stay tuned!