Friday, August 17, 2007

Baby's first Blu-Ray: Three Effing Hundred!

I might have mentioned once or twice I've been enjoying watching movies in Blu Ray (never mind my PS3 that I watch it on sucks and practically melts down after fifteen minute of viewing.) I figure it's time to hedge my bets in the war of HD vs. Blu Ray and pick a side, plus I just really wanted a cool looking movie that would stand up to multiple viewings. When we got our PS3 (which we got for free, I would never actually pay for that piece of crap) we got free Blu Ray copies of Kung Fu Hustle and Talladaga Nights. Talladaga, as a movie, is not just ass, but dirty, unfunny ass, so I sold that in just about a heartbeat. I've hung on to Kung Fu Hustle, though I don't have tremendously strong feelings about it one way or the other.

So anyway, I've been looking for a Blu Ray movie to buy, and though I hadn't seen 300 I had a strong suspicion it would kick ass enough, visually, it would be a worthy addition to the Layman permanent collection, especially my fledging Blu Ray collection. Part of this reason owe to a guy name Chris at my new job, who sits in the cubicle next to me (yes, I sit in a cubible--so what?) All the dude EVER talks about is 300, like not only is it the best movie he's ever seen, but it's the best thing that's ever happened to him. Every frickin' day.

So anyway, I bought 300. And it was pretty good. And, of course, it got the "Blu Ray bump," where every movie seems better in Blu Ray.

But then I wondered, is this just my imagination? Psychological justification for the money I spent on that HDTV? Chris, because he loves 300 so much, has a loaner copy of the movie on DVD he keeps at his desk, to "spread the gospel." Just for the hell of it, I borrowed his DVD, so I could watch a scene on DVD, and then on Blu Ray, and see if I could really see a difference, or if it was just in my head.

Holy mother of god. Blu Ray is officially awesome. Compared to regular DVD I could see every hair or this or that Spartan's head. See every grain of sand on the beach and every stitch in somebody's cloak. With Blu Ray, I can see into eternity.

Anyway, I was a pretty good movie. Made better by the bottle of wine I guzzled as I watched it.

I wonder what Blu Ray movie I will buy next.


Superfrankenstein said...

You sit in a cubicle?

tammy said...

300 Has got to be one of the worst movies of all time, appealing to 3 categories of people: Women, interested in watching the annoying beefy men. Super-heterosexual men, who feel like even bigger men by watching men killing men with their shirts off... and maybe homosexual men who may just watch the first 5 minutes for the eye candy, and then realize that it sucks!

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